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The deafness spell causes the recipient to become totally deaf and unable to hear any sounds.

The victim is allowed a saving throw vs. spell. An affected creature has a -1 penalty to its surprise rolls unless its other senses are unusually keen. Deafened spellcasters have a 20% chance to miscast any spell with a verbal component.

This deafness can be done away with only by means of a dispel magic spell or by the spellcaster.

The material component of this spell is beeswax.