Alright, while trying to figure out the cultural impact of my (Dnd-style) class system, I realized that there was a problem with the Dancer Class:
Bewitching Dance-This dance only works on a small group of people who can see the Dancer; three people max. This Dance also works best on men; it rarely works on women. Basically, it takes advantage of the user's charisma (and allure) and has a 99%-10% chance to work (95% at best, 20% at worst) and cause those affected to have decreased judgment. All those shows where the guy does something dumb for a girl? This is a perfectly good explanation for that. If it fails, there's an 80-20 chance they can't attack the Dancer, and there's a chance of them becoming smitten (99-5% for men, for women it depends on their orientation if you know what I mean....)
95% of Dancers are female, so this is essentially a question of how men can protect themselves from magical manipulation. Magical manipulation that derives its power from men's natural attraction to women! So, How Would Men Protect Themselves From Bewitchment?
- The chance of Bewitching Dance succeeding is determined by how affected the man (or woman) is affected by their hormones/emotions. If someone is married and LOYAL, chances are they can't be Bewitched. On the other hand, a single man longing for female companionship? Chances are he's going to get Bewitched and smitten. Furthermore, 85% or more of men can't just look away when they see a Dancer using Bewitching Dance. The movements of this dance are hypnotic, magically and otherwise, so they hold someone's attention. And the longer someone looks, the worse their chances of not getting Bewitched become.
- There is nothing stopping Dancers from ganging up on someone and using Bewitching Dance all at once to increase their chances of success; granted, it's unlikely to ever happen because if it did work, he'd be Bewitched and possibly smitten with the group.
- Gay or asexual men are still affected by Bewitching Dance; I assume their brain structure is the same as regular people (because as far as I know, they are regular people) just not as much. Think 1/2 effectiveness.
- This is a fantasy-style setting, and here's my problem: a burqa-like garment seemed like a possible solution, but seductive or hypnotic movements still work even in such a thing. Additionally, blindfolding the men won't be effective, as there are monsters in Alendyias, like trolls or vampires, and men would have to defend themselves blind if using that strategy. Sure, they could take off the blindfold, but what if the Dancers planned the monster attack so they could use Bewitching Dance on them? As far as I can tell, clothing can't be the solution here.
Isolating men and women isn't an option either; in medieval times, women were often expected to help their husbands in their work. Since Bewitchment can potentially get Dancers out of any place they're imprisoned in, and society wouldn't want to give up the valuable buffs Dancers can give, they can't be killed or imprisoned either. So the solution will most likely be magical.
Finally, I have two other Classes who might be able to help; Enforcers, which administer justice (AKA make things fair); the problem is that their powers are derived from the law, either laws of morality (right or wrong) or the laws of the government and since you can break laws... Paladins derive their powers from their virtue, being able to manipulate light itself. It's possible that the Paladins could use their spiritual influence to give men better self-control, leaving them still vulnerable but able to choose whether or not they end up bewitched. However, since this enchantment is derived from virtue, lust will drive it away. In other words, it's useless for those who can't control their emotions.
Thank you, I really appreciate it!