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|Skill Tree:||Roleplaying Skills|
|Prerequisite(s):||Game Master Approval, Medium Four|
|Skill Point Cost:||4|
|Brief Description:||Can speak with dead characters and force them to answer truthfully.|
Speak with dead is a touch range spell which is cast only on characters who are dead but not permanently dead. The spell requires an incant but costs no power points to cast with a ten minute duration. Because this is a spell, anything that would stop a spell will stop this ability (such as anti-magic shield on the body of the person you cast this on).
The spells anti-magic shield, anti-magic aura, and aura of reflection (and the alchemy compound ethereal sealant) all prevent (or reflect) spells from affecting you. Because the medium five ability "speak with dead" is treated as a spell that is cast on a dead character's body, each of these effects will prevent (or reflect to a living character) the speak with dead spell, preventing one casting of it. A "No Effect" call must be made whenever an attack successfully hits you but does not inflict damage (or does not take effect in the case of spells) so that the attacker knows-that-you-know the attack successfully hit and so that they know they may need to attack with something different.