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Commune with Birds

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You utter a question in the form of a low-pitched bird call that can be heard up to a mile away, and can understand the responses given by birds in the area. Over the next 10 minutes, the birds reply, giving you a general consensus answer to the question based on their Knowledge. The spell doesn't make them any more friendly than normal. Wary and cunning animals are likely to be terse and evasive, while the more stupid ones make inane comments. For example, you could ask if there is drinkable water in the area, the location of predators or other creatures, directions to a mountaintop or other natural feature, and so on, and the local bird communities would answer to the best of their ability.

If there are no birds in range, the spell has no effect and you do not get a response. Any Creature using Speak with Animals (or a similar ability) who hears this bird call can understand your question, though it may not be able to reply in a way you can hear.

Attributes

Casting Time
1 standard action
Components
V, S
Duration
10 minutes; see text
Level
Bard 2, Druid 1, Ranger 1, Sorcerer/wizard 2, Witch 2
Range
Personal
School
Divination
Target
You
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