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Comprehend Language
Exploration 1

As you finish the ritual, the guttural language of the creatures before you clarifies into something you understand.

Time: 10 minutes
Duration: 24 hours
Component Cost: 10 gp
Market Price: 50 gp
Key Skill: Arcana

Comprehend Language is a 1st-level ritual.[PH:302]

When beginning the ritual, choose a language you have heard or a piece of writing you have seen within the past 24 hours.

Using this ritual on a language you have heard allows you to understand it when spoken for the next 24 hours and, if your Arcana check result is 35 or higher, to speak the language fluently for the duration.

Using this ritual on a language you have seen as a piece of writing allows you to read the language for the next 24 hours and, if your Arcana check result is 35 or higher, to write the language in its native script or in any other script you know for the duration.

Using this ritual on a language you have both heard and seen as a piece of writing within the past 24 hours allows you to understand it in both forms for the next 24 hours, and an Arcana check result of 35 or higher allows you to speak and write the language.

See also[]

  • Lens of Reading: Magic item that can supplement the rituals component cost
  • Monocle of Comprehension: Magic item that may allow up to 8 creatures to likewise gain benefit from the ritual.
  • Tongues (5): Automatically works with spoken languages.
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