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Zealot

Medium humanoid (any species)
Challenge
8

STR
0
DEX
4
CON
3
INT
1
WIS
3
CHA
0

135
18d8+54
19
Fort
+3
Ref
+4
Will
+4

Speed 5 m.
Skills Athletics +2 (13), Brawn +2 (13), Divinity +5 (16), Insight +3 (14), Nimbleness +6 (17), Perception +5 (16), Stealth +6 (17)
Languages any one language (usually Common)

Armor of Faith. The Defense of the zealot includes its Wisdom.

Divine Smite. When the zealot hits with a weapon, it deals an extra 1d4 damage of a type associated with its deity (included in the attack).

The damage associated with its deity can be acid, cold, concussion, fire, force, lightning, necrotic, poison, radiant, or psychic damage. It might be cold for a god of winter, concussion or lightning for a storm god, fire for a nature or fiendish god, force for a god of magic, necrotic or poison for a god of death, radiant for a sun god, or psychic for a god of madness.

Maneuvers. The zealot uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 15). It has 8 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 3, regains all expended stamina dice when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total stamina dice when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: ambush, blind, fan of knives, nimble, positioning strike, slashing blades, spring attack, stalking shadow, step of the wind, vault

2 stamina dice: frenzy, gag, uncanny dodge

Spellcasting. The zealot uses Divinity (Wis) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 14, +5 to hit with spell attacks). It has 4 mana, a mana limit of 2, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total mana when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following spells:

Cantrips (at will, 10th-level spellcaster): cloud senses, thaumaturgy, true strike

1 mana: ceremony, comprehend languages, conviction, detect evil and good, divine emissary, divine word, extort truth, find steed, gaze of two minds, guiding bolt, guiding strike, judge, knowledge of the ages, locate, protection from evil and good, sanctuary, seeking strike, shield of faith

2 mana: angelic wings, archon’s trumpet, bless, clairvoyance, commune with nature, commune, create food and water, darkvision, find the path, ghostly gaze, guardian of faith, hallow, holy circle, legend lore, past impressions, remove curse, seeing eye, seeing, spirit guardians, spiritual weapon, summon celestial

Vow of Enmity (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest unless the target drops to 0 health). Once on its turn when the zealot hits a creature with an attack, the zealot can utter a vow of enmity against a creature it can see within 10 meters of it. For 8 hours the zealot gains advantage on attack rolls against the creature or until the creature drops to 0 health or falls unconscious.

While the vow lasts, the creature’s general direction and distance from the zealot is revealed if the creature is within 10 kilometers of it.

Actions (2)

Greatsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit. Hit: 6 (1d12) slashing damage plus 2 (1d4) extra damage.

Scimitar. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) slashing damage plus 2 (1d4) extra damage.

Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 1 m. or range 3/10 m. Hit: 6 (1d4 + 4) piercing damage plus 2 (1d4) extra damage.

Longbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, range 20/200 m. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage plus 2 (1d4) extra damage.

Underdark, Urbanvgtm

Maneuvers

As an action, you can use Stealth without using an action. Additionally, before the end of your next turn, you can add the stamina die to an attack’s damage (add half on a miss by 4 or less) if you have advantage on the attack roll, or if the creature is within 1 meter of an enemy of the creature that isn’t incapacitated and you don’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a weapon attack as you strike a sensitive area.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is blinded until the end of its next turn.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

  • You can expend 2 additional stamina die so the creature is blinded for 1 minute/stamina die. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As an action you can make two ranged weapon attacks with a dagger, hatchet, sai, dart, or shuriken against two different targets.

Enhance

You can throw an additional weapon for each additional stamina die expended, but you can only attack each creature once.

As a reaction, which you use when an enemy moves within 1 meter of you, you can move up to half your speed without provoking opportunity attacks.

As an action, make a weapon attack to knock the creature off balance with your blow.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and if the creature is your size or smaller, it must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or you move into the creature’s space, and it moves 1 meter in a direction you choose.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage and target a creature of a larger size for each additional stamina die expended.

If the target is Large, you can occupy any space that it left. You cannot use this maneuver if you or the target would end up sharing the same space as another creature or terrain such as a wall.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. During your Dash, if you move within 1 meter of a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against that creature. You can only attack one creature you pass.

Enhance

You can attack an additional creature you pass for each additional stamina die expended, but you can only attack each creature once.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 3 meters straight toward a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against it.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As a reaction, which you use when an enemy within 5 meters moves away from you, you can move up to half your speed toward the creature’s position. This movement doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks.

As an action, you can use the Dash action twice or use the Disengage action and the Dash action. You also have advantage on Athletics checks to jump for the turn.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature misses you with a melee weapon attack, you can maneuver yourself into a more advantageous position. You can move up to half your speed without provoking opportunity attacks and add half the stamina die’s result to the attack’s damage roll on your next attack roll before the end of your next turn.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended and add the full stamina dice result to the attack’s damage roll.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack against two different creatures.

Enhance

You can attack an additional creature for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack to render the creature unable to speak.

On a hit, add one stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it can’t speak until the end of its next turn.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack that you can see or when you make a Reflex saving throw, you spin gracefully away, avoiding the swing or effect. You make the roll with advantage or the attack against you is made with disadvantage. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

Spells

As an action, you obscure the senses of a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 psychic damage and has disadvantage on the next attack roll it makes before the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 9th level (2d6) and 17th level (3d6).

1 minute

As an action, you manifest a minor wonder, a sign of supernatural power, within 5 meters. You create one of the following magical effects.

  • Your voice booms up to three times as loud as normal.
  • You cause flames to flicker, brighten, dim, or change color.
  • You cause harmless tremors in the ground.
  • You create an instantaneous sound, such as a rumble of thunder, the cry of a raven, or ominous whispers.
  • You instantly light or snuff out a candle, a torch, or a small campfire.
  • You instantaneously cause an unlocked door or window to fly open or slam shut.
  • You alter the appearance of your eyes.

If you cast this spell multiple times, you can have up to three of its effects active at a time, and you can dismiss such an effect on your turn (no action required).

As an action, you extend your hand and point a finger at a target within 10 meters. Your magic grants you a brief insight into the target’s defenses. If you attack the target before the end of your next turn, the first attack roll is made with advantage.

On a hit, add 1d6 damage to the attack’s damage roll.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

(ritual)

As you spend 1 hour to cast this spell, you perform a special religious ceremony that is infused with magic. When you cast the spell, choose one of the following rites, the target of which must be within 2 meters of you throughout the casting.

Atonement. You touch one willing creature whose core belief have been changed against their will, and you make a Difficulty 20 Insight check.

On a success, you restore the target to its original core beliefs.

Bless Water. You touch one vial of water and cause it to become holy water.

Coming of Age. You touch one humanoid who is a young adult. For the next 24 hours, whenever the target makes an ability check, it rolls with advantage. A creature can benefit from this rite only once.

Dedication. You touch one humanoid who wishes to be dedicated to your god’s service. For the next 24 hours, whenever the target makes a saving throw, rolls with advantage. A creature can benefit from this rite only once.

Funeral Rite. You touch one corpse, and for the next 7 days, the target can’t become undead by any means short of a miracle or wish spell.

Marriage. You touch adult humanoids willing to be bonded together in marriage. For the next 7 days, each target gains a +2 bonus to Defense while they are within 5 meters of each other. A creature can benefit from this rite again only if widowed.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage of holy water by 4d6 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to increase the size of the impact of holy water to each creature within 2 meters.

(ritual); 1 hour/mana

As an action, you understand the literal meaning of any spoken language that you hear for the duration. You also understand any written language that you see, but you must be touching the surface on which the words are written. It takes about 1 minute to read one page of text.

This spell doesn’t decode secret messages in a text or a glyph, such as an arcane sigil, that isn’t part of a written language.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • Tongues. You can expend 1 additional mana so you also understands the true meaning of any spoken language you hear. Moreover, when you speak, any creature that knows at least one language and can hear you understands what you say.

As a reaction, which you use when you or another creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters makes an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, the creature gains divine conviction. The creature makes the roll with advantage. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

Augment

You can provide conviction to one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you know if there is an aberration, celestial, elemental, fey, fiend, or undead within 5 meters of you, as well as where the creature is located. Similarly, you know if there is a place or object within 5 meters of you that has been magically consecrated or desecrated.

The spell can penetrate most barriers, but it is blocked by 30 centimeters of stone, 2 centimeters of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 1 meter of wood or dirt.

(ritual); M (charcoal, incense, and herbs worth 10 sp that must be consumed by fire, consumed)

As you spend 10 minutes to cast this spell, you call forth an emissary of your deity. The emissary’s form is based on a creature that your deity is known for: awakened shrub, bat, cat, crab, crawling claw, fish (quipper), flying snake, frog (toad), hawk, homunculus, lizard, octopus, owl, poisonous snake, rat, raven, sea horse, spider, weasel, or any Tiny or smaller animal of challenge rating 0.

Appearing in an unoccupied space within 5 meters, the emissary has the statistics of the chosen form, though its health is increased by 5. Your emissary can understand your speech and you gain the ability to decipher its noises and motions.

Your emissary acts independently of you, but it always obeys your commands. In combat, it rolls its own initiative and acts on its own turn. If you don’t issue any commands to your emissary, it defends itself from hostile creatures but otherwise takes no actions. An emissary can’t attack, but it can take other actions as normal.

While your emissary is within 20 meters of you:

  • Your emissary has resistance to all damage. Each time it takes damage, you take the same amount of damage.
  • When you cast a spell with a range of touch, your emissary can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. Your emissary must use its reaction to deliver the spell when you cast it. If the spell requires an attack roll, you use your attack modifier for the roll.

As an action, you can temporarily dismiss your emissary if it is within 5 meters of you. It disappears into a pocket dimension where it awaits your summons. As an action while it is temporarily dismissed, you can cause it to reappear in any unoccupied space within 5 meters of you that you can see.

You can’t have more than one emissary at a time. If you cast this spell while you already have an emissary, you instead cause it to adopt a new form from the above list.

When the emissary drops to 0 health, it disappears, leaving behind no physical form. It reappears after you cast this spell again. If it is slain by a creature, you gain advantage on your next attack roll against the killer.

Augment

You can increase your emissary’s health by 15 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you speak a prayer censuring the faithless as they turn before the command of your deity. Each creature of your choice that can see or hear you within 5 meters of you must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, a creature is affected.

  • Banished or destroyed: each creature challenge ⅛ or lower is banished if it isn’t on its native plane of origin, otherwise it is destroyed. A banished creature is banished with a faint popping noise, returning to its home plane. If the spell ends before the duration ends, the target reappears within 5 meters of the space it left. Otherwise, the target doesn’t return.
  • Stunned: each creature challenge ¼ or lower is stunned for the duration.
  • Blinded and deafened: each creature challenge ½ or lower is blinded and deafened for the duration.
  • Turned: each creature challenge 2 or lower is turned and deafened for the duration. A turned creature must spend its turns trying to move as far away from you as it can, and it can’t willingly move to a space within 5 meters of you. It also can’t take reactions. For its actions, it can use only the Dash action or try to escape from an effect that prevents it from moving. If there’s nowhere to move, the creature can Dodge. If the creature’s true form is concealed by an illusion, shapeshifting, or other effect, that form is revealed while it is turned.

If a creature is affected, but not banished or destroyed, it can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana so a creature is banished or destroyed if its challenge is 1 or lower, stunned if its challenge is 2 or lower, blinded and deafened if its challenge is 3 or lower, and turned if its challenge is 5 or lower.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana so a creature is banished or destroyed if its challenge is 2 or lower, stunned if its challenge is 4 or lower, blinded and deafened if its challenge is 6 or lower, and turned if its challenge is 8 or lower.

  • You can expend 3 additional mana so a creature is banished or destroyed if its challenge is 3 or lower, stunned if its challenge is 6 or lower, blinded and deafened if its challenge is 9 or lower, and turned if its challenge is 12 or lower.

  • You can expend 4 additional mana so a creature is banished or destroyed if its challenge is 4 or lower, stunned if its challenge is 8 or lower, blinded and deafened if its challenge is 12 or lower, and turned if its challenge is 16 or lower.

1 minute/mana

As an action, a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, you temporarily disrupt a creature’s ability to mask their true thoughts and intent. The creature is unable to speak a deliberate lie for the duration.

An affected creature is aware of the spell and can avoid answering questions they would normally have responded with a lie. Such a creature can remain evasive in its answers as they remain within the limits of truth.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • Zone of Truth. You can expend 1 additional mana to create a magical zone that guards against deception in a sphere twice as big as normal centered on a point of your choice within 10 meters. The duration changes to 5 minutes/mana and until the spell ends, a creature that enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there must make a Will saving throw.

As you spend 10 minutes to cast this spell, you summon a loyal, majestic steed. Appearing in an unoccupied space within 5 meters, the steed assumes the form of an animal companion that doesn’t have a burrow, flying, or swimming speed using 1 resource. A steed is typically a camel, elk, horse, mastiff, or pony, but if you have encountered more exotic creatures like an eagle, lizard, spider, wolf, rhinoceros, or saber-toothed tiger you can call forth one of them, with GM approval. The steed appears as a celestial (Holy) or a fiend (Unholy) instead of its normal creature type based on a theme you know and of a size suitable for you to ride: Medium if you are Small, or Large if you are Medium, but no other game statistics change.

Once called, you form a bond with the creature. Casting this spell again re-summons the same bonded steed, with all its health restored and any conditions removed. You can’t have more than one steed bonded by this spell at a time. As an action, you can release a steed from its bond, causing it to disappear permanently.

The steed has no stamina dice, but you can infuse it with stamina dice by expending mana, up to your mana limit. For each mana or 2 psi you expend, the steed gains 1 mana or 2 stamina dice. The steed is friendly to you and your companions, and it disappears when it drops to 0 health or when the spell ends.

You control the steed in combat. If you are not mounted, the steed only defends itself against hostile creatures.

While mounted on it, you can make any spell you cast that targets only you also target the steed.

The steed disappears temporarily when it drops to 0 health, leaving behind any objects it was wearing or carrying. You can dismiss the steed on your turn (no action required) as it leaves behind any objects it was wearing or carrying and wanders into the wilderness, disappearing after 1 minute.

Augment

You can use an additional resource for each additional mana expended. The companion can have a burrow, flying, or swimming speed.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, you touch a willing creature and perceive through its senses until the end of your next turn. You hear, see, smell, taste, and feel everything that the creature does. As long as the creature is on the same plane of existence as you, you can use an action on subsequent turns to maintain this connection, extending the duration until the end of your next turn.

While perceiving through the other creature’s senses, you benefit from any special senses possessed by that creature, you are blinded and deafened to your own surroundings, and if the creature is willing you can speak through it in your own voice, even if it is normally incapable of speech.

As an action, a flash of light streaks toward a creature within 20 meters. Make a ranged spell attack against the target.

On a hit, it takes 3d12 radiant damage and mystical dim light glitters on it, causing the next attack roll made against it to have advantage if it is made before the end of your next turn.

On a critical hit, it takes twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, it takes half as much damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d12 for each additional mana expended.

As an action, make a weapon attack.

On a hit, add 2d8 + your spellcasting ability radiant damage to the attack’s damage roll and mystical dim light glitters on it, causing the next attack roll made against it to have advantage if it is made before the end of your next turn.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d8 for each additional mana expended.

As a reaction, which you use when you make an Insight check, you gain temporary, intuitive insight into piercing lies. You make the roll with advantage. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

1 hour/mana

As you spend 10 minutes to cast this spell, you learn a language or become capable, or proficient if you are already capable, with a skill for the duration.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana to become proficient if you aren’t already capable.

  • You learn an additional language or become capable with an additional skill for each additional mana expended.

(ritual); concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, describe or name an object that is familiar to you. You sense the direction to the object’s location, as long as that object is within 400 meters of you. If the object is in motion, you know the direction of its movement.

The spell can locate a specific object known to you, as long as you have seen it up close—within 5 meters—at least once. Alternatively, the spell can locate the nearest object of a particular kind, such as a certain kind of apparel, jewelry, furniture, tool, or weapon.

This spell can’t locate an object if any thickness of lead, even a thin sheet, blocks a direct path between you and the object.

Augment

Locate Creature. You can expend 1 additional mana to locate a creature instead of an object. Describe or name a creature that is familiar to you. You sense the direction to the creature’s location, as long as that creature is within 400 meters of you. If the creature is moving, you know the direction of its movement.

The spell can locate a specific creature known to you, or the nearest creature of a specific kind (such as a human or a unicorn), so long as you have seen such a creature up close—within 5 meters—at least once. If the creature you described or named is in a different form, such as being under the effects of a polymorph spell, this spell doesn’t locate the creature.

This spell can’t locate a creature if running water at least 2 meters wide blocks a direct path between you and the creature.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, one willing creature you touch is protected against certain types of creatures: aberrations, celestials, elementals, fey, fiends, and undead.

The protection grants several benefits. Creatures of those types have disadvantage on attack rolls against the target. The target also can’t be charmed, frightened, or possessed by them. If the target is already charmed, frightened, or possessed by such a creature, the target has advantage on any new saving throw against the relevant effect.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

1 minute/mana

As an action, you ward a creature within 5 meters against attack. Until the spell ends, any creature who targets the warded creature with an attack or a harmful spell must first make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, the creature must choose a new target or lose the attack or spell. This spell doesn’t protect the warded creature from area effects, such as the explosion of a fireball.

If the warded creature makes an attack, casts a spell that affects an enemy, or deals damage to another creature, this spell ends.

As an action, make a ranged weapon attack as the weapon’s ammunition, or the weapon itself if it’s a thrown weapon, curves and twists its path in search of its prey. Choose a creature you have seen in the past minute. The projectile or weapon flies up to 100 meters beyond its normal maximum toward that creature, moving around corners if necessary and ignoring three-quarters cover and half-cover.

If the creature is within the weapon’s range and there is a path large enough for the weapon or projectile to travel to the creature, the creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes damage as if it were hit by the weapon or projectile plus an additional 2d6 + your spellcasting ability damage, and you learn the creature’s current location.

Augment

You can increase the weapon or projectile damage by 3d6 and the range by 100 meters for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, a shimmering field appears and surrounds a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters, granting it a +2 bonus to Defense for the duration.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended, though the spell then must be cast as two actions. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As two actions, feathery white wings spread out from your back so you gain a flying speed of 10 meters for the duration. When this spell’s duration would end, if you’re still flying, you float gently to the ground at 10 meters per round.

You can’t sprout your wings while wearing armor unless the armor is made to accommodate them, and clothing not made to accommodate your wings might be destroyed when you manifest them.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

As two actions, you produce a loud trumpeting. Each creature in a cone must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it is incapacitated until the end of its next turn.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana so a creature is stunned instead of incapacitated.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana so the duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and a creature is incapacitated for the duration. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you bless up to two creatures you can see within 5 meters. Whenever a target makes an attack roll, ability check, or saving throw before the spell ends, it rolls with advantage.

Augment

You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

M (crystal ball, a silver mirror, or a font filled with holy water worth 500 sp); concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As you spend 10 minutes to cast this spell, you can see and hear a location or a particular creature that is within 2 kilometers.

If you choose a location, it must be familiar to you (a place you have visited or seen before) or in an obvious location that is unfamiliar to you (such as behind a door, around a corner, or in a grove of trees). When you do, the sensor appears at that location and doesn’t move.

If you choose a particular creature, it must make a Will saving throw, which is modified by how well you know the creature and the sort of physical connection you have to it. If a creature knows you’re casting this spell, it can willingly fail the saving throw if it wants to be observed.

KnowledgeSave Modifier
Secondhand (you have heard of the creature)+4
Firsthand (you have met the creature)+0
Familiar (you know the creature well)−4
ConnectionSave Modifier
Likeness or picture−2
Possession or garment−4
Body part, lock of hair, bit of nail, or the like−10

On a failure, you create an invisible sensor within 2 meters of the creature. You can see and hear through the sensor as if you were there. The sensor moves with the creature, remaining within 2 meters of it for the duration. A creature that can see invisible objects sees the sensor as a luminous orb about the size of your fist, though it can’t be attacked or otherwise interacted with.

On a success, the creature isn’t affected, and you can’t use this spell against it again for 24 hours.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana so the creature or object can be anywhere on the same plane of existence as you.

(ritual); M (incense and a sacrificial offering appropriate to your religion worth 25 sp, consumed)

As you spend 1 minute to cast this spell, you contact your deity or a divine proxy with an offering and ask a single question concerning a specific goal, event, or activity that has occurred or has yet to occur. The GM offers a truthful reply. The reply might be a short phrase, a cryptic rhyme, or an omen.

Divine beings aren’t necessarily omniscient, so you might receive “unclear” as an answer if a question pertains to information that lies beyond the deity’s knowledge. In a case where a one-word answer could be misleading or contrary to the deity’s interests, the GM might offer a short phrase as an answer instead.

If you cast the spell two or more times before finishing your next long rest, there is a cumulative 25% chance for each casting after the first that you get no answer. The GM makes this roll in secret.

Augment

You can ask one additional question for each additional mana expended.

(ritual)

As you spend 1 minute to cast this spell, you briefly become one with nature and gain knowledge of the surrounding territory. In the outdoors, the spell gives you knowledge of the land within 10 kilometers of you. In caves and other natural underground settings, the radius is limited to 100 meters. The spell doesn’t function where nature has been replaced by construction, such as in dungeons and towns.

You instantly gain knowledge of up to three facts of your choice about any of the following subjects as they relate to the area:

  • terrain and bodies of water
  • prevalent plants, minerals, animals, or peoples
  • powerful celestials, fey, fiends, elementals, or undead
  • influence from other planes of existence
  • buildings

For example, you could determine the location of powerful undead in the area, the location of major sources of safe drinking water, and the location of any nearby towns.

As two actions, you create 7 kilos of food and 40 liters of clean water on the ground or in containers within 5 meters, enough to sustain up to seven humanoids or 2 steeds for 24 hours for each mana expended. The food is bland but nourishing, and spoils if uneaten after 24 hours. The water is clean and doesn’t go bad.

Augment

You create an additional 7 kilos of food and 40 liters of clean water for each additional mana expended.

3 hours/mana

As two actions, you touch a willing creature to grant it the ability to see in the dark. For the duration, that creature has darkvision out to a range of 10 meters. If it already has darkvision, its range increases by 10 meters.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 3 hours/mana

As you spend 1 minute to cast this spell, you can find the shortest, most direct physical route to a specific fixed location that you are familiar with on the same plane of existence. If you name a destination on another plane of existence, a destination that moves (such as a mobile fortress), or a destination that isn’t specific (such as “a green dragon’s lair”), the spell fails.

For the duration, as long as you are on the same plane of existence as the destination, you know how far it is and in what direction it lies. While you are traveling there, whenever you are presented with a choice of paths along the way, you automatically determine which path is the shortest and most direct route (but not necessarily the safest route) to the destination.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you gain the ability to see through solid objects to a range of 5 meters. Within that range, you have darkvision if you don’t already have it. For the duration, you perceive objects as ghostly, transparent images.

The spell can penetrate most barriers, but it is blocked by 30 centimeters of stone, 2 centimeters of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 1 meter of wood or dirt.

3 hours/mana

As two actions, a Large spectral guardian appears and hovers for the duration in an unoccupied space of your choice that you can see within 5 meters. The guardian occupies that space and is indistinct except for a weapon it wields which is emblazoned with the symbol of your deity. The weapon is a weapon associated with your deity (as St. Cuthbert is known for his mace and Thor for his hammer).

When you cast this spell, you can designate any number of creatures you can see to be unaffected by it. A creature that moves within 1 meter of the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d12 bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing (based on the weapon associated with your deity) damage.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

The guardian vanishes when it has dealt a total of 50 damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d10 and the maximum damage increased by 25 for each additional mana expended.

M (herbs, oils, and incense worth 50 sp, consumed); 1 hour/mana

As you spend 1 minute to cast this spell, you infuse an area with holy (or unholy) energy for the duration. The area is a cylinder that is twice as big as normal centered on a point on the ground that you can see within 10 meters. Glowing runes appear wherever the cylinder intersects with the floor or other surface. Choose one of the following types of creatures: celestials, elementals, fey, fiends, or undead. The circle affects a creature of the chosen type in the following ways:

  • The creature can’t willingly enter the cylinder by nonmagical means. If the creature tries to use teleportation or interplanar travel to do so, it must first succeed on a Will saving throw.
  • The creature has disadvantage on attack rolls against targets within the cylinder.
  • Targets within the cylinder can’t be charmed, frightened, or possessed by the creature and any creature charmed, frightened, or possessed by the creature is no longer charmed, frightened, or possessed upon entering the area.

When you cast this spell, you can elect to cause its magic to operate in the reverse direction, preventing a creature of the specified type from leaving the cylinder and protecting targets outside it.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana to affect all celestials, elementals, fey, fiends, and undead.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana, increase the casting time to 24 hours, and expend materials equal to 500 sp to infuse the area with holy (or unholy) power until the spell is dispelled and increase the cylinder’s radius up to 10 meters. The spell fails if the radius includes an area already under the effect a hallow spell.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to bind an extra effect to the area. Choose the effect from the following list, or choose an effect offered by the GM. Some of these effects apply to creatures in the area; you can designate whether the effect applies to all creatures, creatures that follow a specific deity or leader, or creatures of a specific sort, such as orcs or trolls. When a creature that would be affected enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, it can make a Will saving throw.

    On a success, the creature ignores the extra effect until it leaves the area.

    Courage. Affected creatures can’t be frightened while in the area.

    Darkness. Darkness fills the area. Normal light, as well as magical light created by spells using less mana than you used to cast this spell, can’t illuminate the area.

    Daylight. Bright light fills the area. Magical darkness created by spells using less mana than you used to cast this spell can’t extinguish the light.

    Energy Protection. Affected creatures in the area have resistance to one damage type of your choice, except for bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing.

    Energy Vulnerability. Affected creatures in the area have vulnerability to one damage type of your choice, except for bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing.

    Everlasting Rest. Dead bodies interred in the area can’t be turned into undead.

    Extradimensional Interference. Affected creatures can’t move or travel using teleportation or by extradimensional or interplanar means.

    Fear. Affected creatures are frightened while in the area.

    Silence. No sound can emanate from within the area, and no sound can reach into it.

    Tongues. Affected creatures can communicate with any other creature in the area, even if they don’t share a common language.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As two actions, holy energy radiates from you, distorting and diffusing magical energy within a sphere centered on you. Until the spell ends, the sphere that is twice as big as normal moves with you. For the duration, each friendly creature in the area (including you) has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects. Additionally, when an affected creature succeeds on a saving throw made against a spell or magical effect that allows it to make a saving throw to take only half damage, it instead takes no damage if it succeeds on the saving throw.

M (incense worth 100 sp, consumed)

As you spend 10 minutes to cast this spell, you bring to your mind a brief summary of the significant lore about a person, place, or object. The lore might consist of current tales, forgotten stories, or even secret lore that has never been widely known. If the thing isn’t of legendary importance, you gain no information. The more information you already have about the thing, the more precise and detailed the information you receive is.

The information you learn is accurate, but might be couched in figurative language. For example, if you have a mysterious magic axe on hand, the spell might yield this information: “Woe to the evildoer whose hand touches the axe, for even the haft slices the hand of the evil ones. Only a true Child of Stone, lover and beloved of Moradin, may awaken the true powers of the axe, and only with the sacred word Rudnogg on the lips.”

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As you spend 1 minute to cast this spell, you gain historical visions of a given location within 10 meters or object you touch.

Location. Rooms, streets, tunnels, and other discrete locations accumulate impressions left by powerful emotions experienced in a given area. These impressions offer you a picture of the location’s past.

The types of events most likely to leave impressions are those that elicited strong emotions: battles and betrayals, marriages and murders, births and great pain, or any other event where one emotion dominates. Everyday occurrences leave no residue for a caster to detect.

The vision of the event is dreamlike and shadowy. You do not gain special knowledge of those involved in the vision, though you might be able to read large banners or other writing if they are in your language.

Beginning with the most recent significant event at a location and working backward in time, you can sense one distinct event for every 10 minutes you maintain concentration, if any such events exist to be sensed.

Object. You experience dreamlike and shadowy visions which let you learn about the past owners of an object. You learn the owner’s species, gender, age, and how the owner gained and lost the object. Beginning with the most recent owner of an object and working backward in time, you can sense one distinct owner for every 10 minutes you maintain concentration, if any such owner exists to be sensed.

Track. You can track creatures with an Intelligence of −4 or greater by following the trails of mental energy they leave behind. You have advantage on Streetwise and Wilderness checks made to track such creatures.

The impressions can extend 100 years into the past.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • The impressions can be 500 years further in the past for each additional mana expended.

  • Shared Impressions. You can expend 1 additional mana to share this impression with one other creature that you touch. An unwilling target may make a Will saving throw to avoid being affected.

As two actions, choose a creature, object, or magical effect within 20 meters. Make a Divinity or Occult check. The Difficulty typically equals the spell Difficulty used to cast the curse spell + the mana used to cast the curse spell or a flat Difficulty. If there are multiple curses and if you have not identified them, the curse is chosen at random starting with the least powerful curse.

On a success, if the curse specifies that it is lifted by this spell, the curse ends.

If you fail by 4 or less and the curse specifies that it is lifted by this spell, the curse is suppressed for 1 minute.

On a success, if the curse does not specify that it is lifted by this spell, you learn about the curse. The more information you already have about the thing, the more precise and detailed the information you receive is.

The information you learn is accurate, but might be couched in figurative language. For example, if you have a mysterious magic axe on hand, the spell might yield this information: “Woe to the evildoer whose hand touches the axe, for even the haft slices the hand of the evil ones. Only a true Child of Stone, lover and beloved of Moradin, may awaken the true powers of the axe, and only with the sacred word Rudnogg on the lips.”

Augment

You gain a +1 bonus to your ability check for each additional mana expended.

1 hour/mana

As two actions, your senses are almost impossible to foil. For the duration, you can see things as they truly are out to a range of 20 meters, allowing you to:

  • see invisible creatures and objects
  • see into the Ethereal Plane. Ethereal creatures and objects appear ghostly and translucent.
Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana to grant this ability to a willing creature you touch.

  • True Seeing. You can expend 1 additional mana so the creature has truesight, allowing it to see the following in addition to those listed above:

    • see in normal and magical darkness
    • automatically detect visual illusions and succeed on saving throws against them
    • perceive the original form of a shapechanger or a creature that is transformed by magic
concentration, 1 hour/mana

As two actions, you create an invisible, magical eye within 5 meters that hovers in the air for the duration.

You mentally receive visual information from the eye, which has normal vision and darkvision out to 5 meters. The eye can look in every direction.

As two actions, you can move the eye up to 5 meters in any direction. There is no limit to how far away from you the eye can move, but it can’t enter another plane of existence. A solid barrier blocks the eye’s movement, but the eye can pass through an opening as small as 2 centimeters in diameter.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As two actions, you call forth spirits to protect you. They flit around you in an aura shaped as a sphere. The guardian spirits provide supernatural protection. As a reaction, which you use when a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters of you takes damage, you can reduce that damage by double the mana expended to cast this spell and the attacker takes psychic damage equal to double the mana expended to cast this spell. An enemy creature that enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d8 psychic damage, moves at half speed, and has disadvantage on attack rolls while in the area.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d8 for every two additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you create a floating, spectral weapon within 5 meters that lasts for the duration or until you cast this spell again. The weapon takes the form of a weapon associated with your deity (as St. Cuthbert is known for his mace and Thor for his hammer). When you cast the spell—and once on on each of your turns thereafter as an action—you can move the weapon up to 5 meters and make a melee spell attack against a creature within 1 meter of the weapon.

On a hit, the target takes 6d6 bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing damage (based on the weapon associated with your deity).

On a miss by 4 or less, the target takes half as much damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 2d6 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As you spend 1 minute to cast this spell, you summon a pegasus, which appears in an unoccupied space that you can see within 20 meters. The celestial is friendly to you and your companions and disappears when it drops to 0 health or when the spell ends.

The celestial can’t use any legendary actions or lair actions. Any spell cast by the summoned celestial reduces your mana by the amount the celestial expends.

When it attacks, make a melee spell attack in place of its attack, but retain the damage and other effects.

When you cast the spell—and once on on each of your turns thereafter as an action—you can mentally command any creature you summoned with this spell if the creature is within 50 meters meters of you. You decide what actions the creature will take and where it will move during its next turn, or you can issue a general command, such as to guard a particular chamber or corridor. It obeys any verbal commands that you issue to it (no action required by you), as long as they don’t violate its belief systems. If you issue no commands, the creature only defends itself against hostile creatures. Once given an order, the creature continues to follow it until its task is complete.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can summon one additional pegasus for each additional mana.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana to summon a Couatl or Unicorn. You can call one additional creature for every two additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 3 additional mana to summon a Deva.