Demand

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NameDemand
SchoolEnchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-Affecting]
LevelBeguiler 8, Charm 8, Diabolic 8, Nobility 8, Sor/Wiz 8
ComponentsV, S, M/DF
Casting Time10 minutes
Recharge Time30 minutes
RangeSee text
TargetOne creature
Duration1 round; see text
Saving ThrowWill partial
Spell ResistanceYes
VersionSRD
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 217
Short Description

As sending, plus you can send suggestion.

Materials

A short piece of copper wire and some small part of the subjecta hair, a bit of nail, or the like.

Living GreyhawkOpen

You contact a particular creature with which you are familiar and send a short message of twenty-five words or less to the subject. The subject recognizes you if it knows you. It can answer in like manner immediately. If the creature in question is not on the same plane of existence as you are, there is a 5% chance that the demand does not arrive. (Local conditions on other planes may worsen this chance considerably.)

You influence the actions of the target creature by demanding a course of activity (limited to the length of the short message). The demand must be worded in such a manner as to make the activity sound reasonable. Asking the creature to do some obviously harmful act automatically negates the effect of the spell.

A very reasonable suggestion causes the save to be made with a penalty (such as 1 or 2).

A successful Will save negates the suggestion effect but not the contact itself. The demand, if received, is understood even if the subjects Intelligence score is as low as 1. If the message is impossible or meaningless according to the circumstances that exist for the subject at the time the demand is issued, the message is understood but the suggestion is ineffective.

Source Copyright: System Reference Document Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

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