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By Gustave Doré - Unknown source, Public Domain,, Tongues
By Gustave Doré – Unknown source, Public Domain,

This spell grants the creature touched the ability to speak and understand the language of any intelligent creature, whether it is a racial tongue or a regional dialect.

This material is Open Game Content, and is licensed for public use under the terms of the Open Game License v1.0a.


Level Bard 2, Cleric 4, Sorcerer/Wizard 3
Components V, M/DF
Casting Time 1 standard action
Range Touch
Target Creature touched
Duration 10 min./level
Saving Throw Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance No

The subject can speak only one language at a time, although it may be able to understand several languages. Tongues does not enable the subject to speak with creatures who don’t speak. The subject can make itself understood as far as its voice carries. This spell does not predispose any creature addressed toward the subject in any way.

Tongues can be made permanent with a permanency spell.

Arcane Material Component A small clay model of a ziggurat (The Tower of Bab-il), which shatters when the verbal component is pronounced.

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