An Ancient Anti-Joke

An ancient, barely comprehensible scroll.


This scroll contains an ancient anti-joke—only funny to the dead. If read aloud, the joke will cause any undead within 60 feet that fails a DC 15 Wisdom save to fall prone and be incapacitated by mocking laughter for 5 rounds (as a Tasha’s Hideous Laughter spell). Any living creature within 60 feet must make a DC 15 Wisdom save or become frightened for 5 rounds—terrified by the joke’s penetrating insight into the nature of existence. At the end of each of its turns, any affected creature (living or dead) may make another Wisdom save to end the effect.

After it has been read aloud, the scroll will disintegrate and the joke will be forgotten.

An Ancient Anti-Joke

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