Atum's Guidance (5e Spell)
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|Casting time:||1 action|
|Components:||S, M (a wooden doll or puppet)|
You reach into a creature's soul and latch onto it to know the creature's secrets, reading its very essence for truth. As an action, you touch a creature and force them to make a wisdom saving throw. If the target succeeds, the spell fails and they become immune to the effects of this spell for 24 hours. If the target fails, you latch into the target's soul and are now capable of learning the creature's secrets.
As a bonus action, while the spell is active, you may ask the creature's soul a yes or no question in order to gain a benefit. Once you have thought of your question, you will hear an answer from your target's soul in the form of either "YES YES YES YES YES YES" OR "NO NO NO NO NO NO". The answer will be the absolute truth, however it will be limited to the target's own information. If the target does not know any information related to your question, then the soul will remain silent and you will hear nothing. The target is unaware of the spell and does not know what knowledge you pry from them unless you reveal it to them. This spell and its effects do not work against creatures without souls such as constructs or undead. Some examples are provided below:
- You ask the creature's soul if it intends to attack you or an ally. If it answers yes, the creature is given disadvantage on its attack.
- You ask the creature's soul a yes or no question such as "Are you cheating?" or "Do you know the killer?" You learn the creature's secret and may use this knowledge how you see fit.