OGC:Throw Off Pursuit (3.5e Diplomacy Skill Use)
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Throw Off Pursuit
If you’re familiar with the local area, you can use your diplomatic skills win friends and throw off pursuit.
Check: Diplomacy can be used to interfere with urban tracking. The GM should assign an attitude to the community as a whole; unless you’re already well-known, people will probably be indifferent. If you can modify this attitude to helpful, the DC of any Gather Information checks to determine your location will be increased by 5. This check takes from one to six hours, based on the size of the area that you’re trying to affect; it takes longer to canvas a metropolis than to cover a thorp. The effects last for 24 hours.
Retry: You must wait for 24 hours before you can retry a failed check.
Special: You must have 5 or more ranks in either Gather Information or Knowledge (local) in order to attempt this check. If you have 5 ranks in Bluff, Knowledge (local), or Sense Motive you get a +2 synergy bonus to the check.