Animal Messenger
Exploration 1

You whisper to the animal before you, and it bounds off in the direction you point to carry your message.

Time: Instantaneous
Duration: Special
Component Cost: 10 gp
Market Price: 50 gp
Key Skill: Nature

Animal Messenger is a 1st-level ritual.[PH:300]

You target a nonhostile Tiny animal, such as a sparrow, a raven, a fox, or a carp. The animal must remain within 5 squares of you for the time necessary to perform the ritual. Once the ritual is complete, you whisper a message of up to 25 words to the animal and name a recipient and a location. The animal bounds off toward the location, in search of the recipient. The animal avoids danger along its path. Upon finding the recipient, the animal approaches until it is adjacent to the recipient, and then your whisper issues from the animal’s mouth, conveying the message. When the animal delivers its message or the ritual’s duration ends, your influence ends and the animal reverts to its natural behavior.

Your Nature check determines how long the animal is affected by the ritual.

Nature Check Result  Duration
19 or lower  6 hours
20–29 12 hours
30–39 18 hours
40 or higher  24 hours
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