Rituals

Overview

These rules expand and develop the concept of rituals for use in a new type of skill challenge. In this context, rituals achieve an effect, replacing your roll. Rituals are not just magical rites, either — they are simply exceptional things you can do with skill.

Level 1

Animal Messenger

Animal Messenger
Key Skill: Nature Level 1 Information
Casting Cost: 1 Healing Surge Casting Time: Short Rest Duration: Special
Components: A bit of animal food, such as birdseed, meat, or grain.
You attract a nonhostile animal, such as a sparrow, a raven, a fox, or a carp. You can whisper a message of up to one word per point of your Nature check 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, your influence ends and the animal reverts to its natural behavior.

Comprehend Language

Comprehend Language
Key Skill: Arcana Level 1 Information
Casting Cost: 1 Healing Surge Casting Time: Short Rest Duration: Until you take an Extended Rest
Choose a language you have heard or a piece of writing you have seen within the past 24 hours.

A language you have heard you can now understand for the duration. If your Arcana check is 35 or better, you can also speak it.

A language you have seen written you can now read for the duration. If your Arcana check is 35 or better, you can also write it.

If you have both heard and seen the language, you can combine these effects.

Gentle Repose

Gentle Repose
Key Skill: Heal Level 1 Exploration
Casting Cost: 1 Healing Surge Casting Time: Short Rest Duration: Special
Components: Grave salts, fresh linen wrappings, and dissection tools.
A corpse that you attend to can lie dead for 1 day per point of your Heal check and still be raised. During that time, it also cannot be turned into an undead creature.