Yoke of Mercy

(Book of Exalted Deeds, p. 112)

Enchantment (Compulsion) [Good, Mind-Affecting]
Level: Apostle of Peace 2, Sorcerer 2, Wizard 2, Celebrant of Sharess 2, Spellthief 2,
Components: V, Abstinence
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: One creature
Duration: 1 round/level
Saving Throw: Will negates
Spell Resistance: No

This spell compels a creature up to 4 HD more than the caster's level to fight in a merciful manner. Specifically, the creature deals nonlethal damage with its attacks, avoids using damaging spells or spell-like abilities, and does not deliver a coup de grace to a helpless foe.

Abstinence Component: You must not have dealt damage, by spell or any other means, to another living creature within the last 8 hours before casting this spell.

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