Any nonlawful creature within the area of a dictum spell suffers the following ill effects.
|Equal to caster level||Deafened|
|Up to caster level -1||Staggered, deafened|
|Up to caster level -5||Paralyzed, staggered, deafened|
|Up to caster level -10||Killed, paralyzed, staggered, deafened|
The effects are cumulative and concurrent. A successful Will save reduces or eliminates these effects. Creatures affected by multiple effects make only one save and apply the result to all the effects.
Killed: Living creatures die. Undead creatures are destroyed. Save negates. If the save is successful, the creature instead takes 3d6 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +25).
Furthermore, if you are on your home plane when you cast this spell, non-lawful extraplanar creatures within the area are instantly banished back to their home planes. Creatures so banished cannot return for at least 24 hours. This effect takes place regardless of whether the creatures hear the dictum or not. The banishment effect allows a Will save (at a -4 penalty) to negate.
Creatures whose Hit Dice exceed your caster level are unaffected by dictum.
When determining the spell's effect on non-mythic creatures, add your tier to your caster level.
Non-lawful creatures that fail their saves against the spell also take a –4 penalty on attack rolls and saving throws, and their spell resistance decreases by 5 for as long as the spell's other effects last.