I'm designing a spell that may get used on my players sometime soon - "Sacred Oath". It's supposed to be a theistic spell where the targets swear something in the name of the caster's deity, and are magically punished if they ever break their word. Agreeing to the oath is completely voluntary, so this isn't intended to be used offensively.
What kind of punishment might be appropriate? I was considering something like reducing the oath-breaker's POW score, but I'm not sure if that's too harsh.
Also, would it make sense for the spell to provide a benefit designed to make it easier to keep your oath? What kind of bonus or benefit might be appropriate?
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