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It could be anything… Your DM seems to believe this is a specific effect, most likely a spell effect. “Withered with eye damage” fits several spells pretty well (examples: horrid wilting, holy smite) Unfortunately based on your description he has added some cool description around the basic effect, and likely thinks his description is canon. That’s great! ...


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The spell Burning Blood (Sorcerer/Wizard 4) makes a creature burn from the inside out: You taint a living creature's blood with a hot, corrosive infusion, dealing 1d8 points of acid damage and 1d8 points of fire damage per round. The subject can attempt a Fortitude save each round to negate the damage, but a successful save does not prevent damage ...


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Your description: their eyes were burned out and their muscles had been effectively set on fire and melted their skin sounds to me like the result of a gaze attack -- "if you look at this thing, you catch fire". So my first guess as to the attacker would be a pyrolisk, perhaps summoned using a summon monster or lesser planar ally spell. The problem ...


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An extreme case of Red Ache? The means to cause Red Ache are in the PHB, but the description of this disease is found on page 292 of the DMG "Red Ache: Skin turns red, bloated, and warm to the touch". This seems to match what you've described and is obscure enough to be a real puzzle (e.g. it's not blatantly in a spell list), but I find it troubling that ...


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