Getting Away With Kidnapping
Context: So after a lengthy discussion, our DM ruled that if a target is charmed, and the charmed effect is ended via the charmed target being attacked, that as long as an Enchantment Wizard was the one who charmed the target, the Enchantment Wizard can include the target forgetting who just attacked them when they use Alter Memories.
Bard: *fails Persuasion check*
Paladin: *fails Intimidate check*
NPC: No! I’m not guiding you all anywhere, and that’s final!
Party (OOC): Well shit. What do we do now?
Wizard (OOC): Guys, I have a plan. Just follow my lead. I cast Charm Person
NPC: Proceeds to guide party where they need to go while charmed.
Party: Proceeds to kill bandits they were after.
Wizard (OOC): Alright guys. Here’s part two of my plan. I whap the NPC with my quarterstaff.
DM: You have successfully whapped the NPC. Your Charm Person ends
Wizard (OOC): So how long has he been with us?
DM: Including when you first found him in town, up till now… 3 hours.
Wizard (OOC): Awesome! I use Alter Memories to make him forget the past 3 hours, including me just whapping him in the head.
DM: And he fails his save. Alright, you all now have a very confused NPC in front of you who doesn’t know who you are, where he is, or why his head hurts. What do you do?
Wizard: Excuse me sir. Are you alright?
Bard: (28 Deception) It seems these men kidnapped you. Looks like you took a pretty good blow to the head. Do you remember anything?
NPC: By the gods! Oh no! These men where my business partners! How did this happen? Why would they do this to me? Thank you so much for saving me!