Comprehend Languages
School: Divination Level: Sor/Wis 1, Clr 1, Brd 1
Components:   V, S, M/DF   Casting Time:   1 action  
Range:   Personal   Target:   The character  
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Duration:   10 minutes/level   Saving Throw:     
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Focus:      Material Components:   A pinch of soot and a few grains of salt.  

The character can understand the spoken words of creatures or read otherwise incomprehensible written messages (such as writing in another language). In either case, the character must touch the creature or the writing. Note that the ability to read does not necessarily impart insight into the material, merely its literal meaning. Note also that the spell enables the character to understand or read an unknown language, not speak or write it.

Written material can be read at the rate of one page (250 words) per minute. Magical writing cannot be read, other than to know it is magical, but the spell is often useful when deciphering treasure maps. This spell can be foiled by certain warding magic (such as the secret page and illusory script spells). It does not decipher codes or reveal messages concealed in otherwise normal text.


Interface by Rodrigo Flores - 2003-2013Database by John H. Kim - 2002