Symbol of Persuasion(Player's Handbook v.3.5, p. 290)
Enchantment (Charm) [Mind-Affecting]
Level: Cleric 6, Sorcerer 6, Wizard 6, Wu Jen 6, Sha'ir 6, Court Herald 6, Apostle of Peace 6, Lust 6, Treachery (DCS) 6,
Components: V, S, M,
Casting Time: 10 minutes
Range: 0 ft.; see text
Effect: One symbol
Duration: See text
Saving Throw: Will negates
Spell Resistance: Yes
This spell functions like symbol of death, except that all creatures within the radius of a symbol of persuasion instead become charmed by the caster (as the charm monster spell) for 1 hour per caster level.
Unlike symbol of death, symbol of persuasion has no hit point limit; once triggered, a symbol of persuasion simply remains active for 10 minutes per caster level.
Note:Magic traps such as symbol of persuasion are hard to detect and disable. A rogue (only) can use the Search skill to find a symbol of persuasion and Disable Device to thwart it. The DC in each case is 25 + spell level, or 31 for symbol of persuasion.
Material Component: Mercury and phosphorus, plus powdered diamond and opal with a total value of at least 5,000 gp.