Level: Clr 5, All Priests 5
Components: V, S, DF
Casting Time: 1 minute
Target/Area/Effect: 1 creature
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
You banish a creature from the graces of your god and all of its followers. You must publicly pronounce the sentence of excommunication upon the target creature in the presence of at least one other follower of your god. The target creature is then branded with a spiritual mark which all who follow your god will sense should they see the creature from a distance of less than 60 ft. Creatures which have been excommunicated are unable to receive beneficial magicks from followers of your god. Holy symbols, holy water, or other sacred artifacts of your god do not grant them benefit or obey their command while in their possession. Additionally, the excommunicated creature is unable to enter areas or buildings considered holy and sacred by your faith without a successful will save and during any time the target creature is in such a holy area they suffer a -2 morale penalty to all attacks, saves, and checks.
Excommunication can only be removed by an atonement granted by a priest that is five levels higher than you or by casting of a miracle.
The threat of excommunication from a church body is often enough to strike fear into a creatures heart and set them aright. Such threats, more so their carrying out, should not be a choice one makes lightly. Naturally, the faiths patron may intercede on behalf of the target creature if an excommunication if such a punishment is not that gods will.