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Communicate from city to city

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My DM has set a task before me and I feel like my best chance of fullfilling it would be communicate with my character's mentor. Unfortunately, that mentor is in a city quite some distance away and there's no way I'll have to the time to go that city and get back.

Is there some spell that could give me the ability, even temporarily to communicate with my mentor? I looked at the "Sending" spell, but I'm not a caster (Monk), and the spell requires you to be "familiar with" the person you're trying to talk to. So I can't hire someone to send the message for me, because they wouldn't know my mentor.

Can anyone think of some other spell or magical means to achieve this goal? Like I said, I'm not a caster, don't ever play one, so I'm not aware of all the options that might be at my disposal, as far as hiring someone to get this message from one city to another.


Silver Raven (3,800 gp): This silver figurine turns into a raven on command (but it retains its metallic consistency, which gives it hardness 10). Another command sends it off into the air, bearing a message just like a creature affected by an animal messenger spell. If not commanded to carry a message, the raven obeys the commands of its owner, although it has no special powers or telepathic abilities. It can maintain its nonfigurine status for only 24 hours per week, but the duration need not be continuous. Moderate enchantment and transmutation; CL 6th; Craft Wondrous Item, animal messenger, animate objects.

A caster with access to lesser planar binding or lesser planar ally could call a small creature that will teleport there and carry the message and bring a reply back.

tonyz wrote:
A caster with access to lesser planar binding or lesser planar ally could call a small creature that will teleport there and carry the message and bring a reply back.

Lantern Archons spring to mind, but there are others.

Ugh...the raven won't work, would take too long to get there and back. And if I just send some critter, how is it going to know how to find a specific person it has never met?

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If it's a low-magic world, there's no faster means of communication than a letter cartied by a rider on a fast horse, especially if there are points where the rider can switch horses. IOW the Pony Express.

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What level are you? And how far away is it? If youre a high enough monk then you may be the fastest courier around lol.

Can anyone in your party cast Teleport? It's range is 100 miles/caster level. Or there's always Greater Teleport which has no range restrictions but it's a 7th level spell. If you happen to be in a city yourself of a decent size you could buy a scroll that one of your party casters could read for you: 1125gp for scroll of Teleport or 2275gp for Greater Teleport; by far the cheapest option.

Magnimar to Egorian, but no one in my party can teleport. I was really hoping there was a way to get a message to someone quickly via magical means, rather than going myself, but I might be hosed...ugh

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