Suggestion

Enchantment (Compulsion) [Language-dependent, Mind-affecting]

Core Rulebook
Level: Bard 2, sorcerer/wizard 3, witch 3
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Components: V, M (a snake's tongue and a honeycomb)
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: One living creature
Duration: 1 hour/level or until completed
Saving Throw: Will negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

You influence the actions of the target creature by suggesting a course of activity (limited to a sentence or two). The suggestion must be worded in such a manner as to make the activity sound reasonable. Asking the creature to do some obviously harmful act automatically negates the effect of the spell.

The suggested course of activity can continue for the entire duration. If the suggested activity can be completed in a shorter time, the spell ends when the subject finishes what it was asked to do. You can instead specify conditions that will trigger a special activity during the duration. If the condition is not met before the spell duration expires, the activity is not performed.

A very reasonable suggestion causes the save to be made with a penalty (such as –1 or –2).

"I dont want to hurt anyone, stop your friend from attacking me."
"Stop attacking us and flee."

"Your group is overmatched here; you should run back to town and get help right now."
"Your allies are conspiring against you, I am your friend, help me out."
"Those fire ants biting you must hurt something terrible! If you take your armor off, you'll be able to scrape them off of you!"
"If you stay in the back and only appear to attack, you'll be most likely to get out of this alive if it all goes south..."
"The fact that I managed to land this spell on you suggests that you would really be better off surrendering and asking for favorable terms. It could easily have been something fatal instead."
"The evil doppleganger who looks like your friend needs to be killed now before it causes trouble. "

Suggestion, Mass

Enchantment (Compulsion) [Language-dependent, Mind-affecting]

Core Rulebook
Level: Bard 5, sorcerer/wizard 6, witch 6
Range: Medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Targets: One creature/level, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart

This spell functions like suggestion, except that it can affect more creatures. The same suggestion applies to all these creatures.