Animal Messenger

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

Component Cost: 10 gp
Market Price: 50 gp
Key Skill: Nature
Level: 1
Category: Exploration
Time: 10 minutes
Duration: Special

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 ResultDuration
19 or lower6 hours
20–2912 hours
30–3918 hours
40 or higher24 hours

Published in Player's Handbook, page(s) 300.