Call of Friendship

Your song calls to a person’s heart, filling it with feelings of kinship, affection, and perhaps even love.

Component Cost: 50 gp, plus a focus worth 50 gp
Market Price: 215 gp
Key Skill: Diplomacy
Level: 4
Category: Exploration
Time: 10 minutes
Duration: Special
Prerequisite: Bard

You target one nonhostile natural humanoid creature that is at least 2 levels lower than you. The target must remain within 10 squares of you and hear the entire performance. Once you complete the ritual, make a Diplomacy check to determine the effect it has on the target. Once the ritual’s duration expires, the target’s attitude returns to normal. The ritual does not affect the target’s memory in any way.

Diplomacy Check ResultEffect
19 or lowerThe target acts as a friend for 1 hour, assisting you as he can, but he takes no actions that put him at any risk or that require an expense of more than 5 gp.
20—29The target acts as a friend for 1 hour, assisting you as he can, but he takes no actions that put him at any risk or that require an expense of more than 25 gp.
30—39The target acts as a friend for 6 hours, assisting you as he can, but he takes no actions that put him at any risk or that require an expense of more than 50 gp.
40 or higherThe target acts as a friend for 1 day, assisting you as he can, but he takes no actions that put him at any risk or that require an expense of more than 500 gp.


Focus: A musical instrument you play as part of performing the ritual.

Published in Arcane Power, page(s) 154.