Secret Speech

Divination ([[[]]]) [[[[]]]]

Level: Bard 2, Cleric 1, Oracle 2, Sorcerer 2, Wizard 2

Casting Time 1 Standard Action
Components V S M F DF
Range Touch
Area Creature touched
Duration 10 minutes/level, D, P
Saving Throw Will negates (harmless)
Resistance No


This spell grants the creature touched the ability to send secret messages within normal speech.

This is similar to the ability of the Bluff skill, but no check is needed; the speaker’s intended target (or targets) always perfectly understands the message, and other listeners cannot perceive the message at all. The subject can only send one message at a time, though it can be to multiple listeners. The secret message is considered to be in the same language the speaker is speaking, and intended targets hear and understand the actual speech and the secret message. The subject can make itself understood as far as its voice carries.

For example, at a fancy noble’s wedding, a jealous former suitor casts this spell on himself before making a speech. Everyone hears his glowing words of praise, but he includes a secret message for his allies to attack the groom.

This spell can be made permanent.

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