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Safana's Kiss is an innate ability that the companion Safana may use once per day. Although this ability is present in the original game, there it is merely named "Charm Person".


Safana can charm any single person she can kiss. The term "person" includes any bipedal human, demihuman, or humanoid of man-size or smaller, such as brownies, dryads, dwarves, elves, gnolls, gnomes, goblins, half-elves, halflings, half-orcs, hobgoblins, humans, kobolds, lizard men, nixies, orcs, pixies, sprites, troglodytes, and others. Thus, a 10th-level fighter could be charmed, but an ogre could not. The person is allowed a Save vs. Spell to negate the effect.

If the spell's recipient fails his/her Saving Throw (with a +2 modifier), he/she regards Safana as a trusted friend and ally to be heeded and protected. Safana may give him/her orders, and the charmed individual will carry them out as quickly as possible.

If Safana (or one of her allies) harms—or attempts to harm—the charmed person by some overt action, or if a Dispel Magic spell is cast upon the charmed person, the spell is broken. If two or more charms simultaneously affect a creature, the most recent charm takes precedence. Note that the subject has full memory of the events that took place while he/she was charmed. Also note that you cannot have a charmed creature leave the area where <PRO_HESHE> is charmed.


  • Functions similarly to the level 1 wizard spell Charm Person, except:
    • it only has touch range.
    • provides only a +2 bonus to the save, instead of +3.
    • lasts 100 seconds, instead of 30.
    • can be used while silenced.
  • See the page for Charm Person for detailed information about the charm effect.


  • In Enhanced Editions, Elves and Half-elves respectively have a 90% and a 30% chance to resist the Charm creature effect. This resistance is bypassed when the game is paused exactly when the Safana's kiss is "cast", which can be reliably achieved with the game option auto-pause on spell cast. This is due to a bug described in the Contagion article.