Sunday, January 2, 2011

Campaign Design - Spells: Speak with Shadows

Speak with Shadows (adapted from the Complete Guide to Drow)
Divination [Shadow]

Level: Sorcerer/Wizard 3
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal
Target, Effect, or Area: You
Duration: 1 minute per caster level
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

You can comprehend and communicate with shadows, including shadow creatures and normal shadows cast by objects and beings, as well as any creature that can speak Umbran. You are able to ask questions and receive answers from shadows. A normal shadow's sense of reality is subjective, since the shadows change with the approaching darkness or light, so it won't be able to give (or recognize) detailed descriptions of creatures or answer questions outside of what it may have been able to witness in its immediate vicinity.

This spell does not make shadow creatures any friendlier or more cooperative. Wary and cunning creatures are likely to lie or be evasive, while unintelligent shadows will make inane comments. If the shadow creature is friendly, it may perform a service for you are the GM's option.

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