By means of this spell, you use an animal to deliver a Message
. Choose a Tiny beast you can see within range, such as a squirrel, a blue ray, or a bird. You specify a Location
, which you must have visited, and a recipient who matches a general description, such as a man or woman dressed in the uniform of the town guard or a red-haired dwarf wearing a pointed hat. You also speak a Message
of up to twenty-five words. The target beast travels for the Duration
of the spell towards the specified Location
, covering about 50 miles per 24 hours for a Flying
messenger or 25 miles for Other Animals
When the messenger arrives, it delivers your Message
to the creature that you described, replicating the sound of your voice. The messenger speaks only to a creature matching the description you gave. If the messenger doesn't reach its destination before the spell ends, the Message
is lost, and The Beast
makes its way back to where you cast this spell.
At Higher Levels: If you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd Level
or higher, the Duration
of the spell increases by 48 hours for each slot level above 2nd.