Hive Mind

School divination; Level bard 3, cleric/oracle 3, druid/shaman 3, sorcerer/wizard 3, witch 3


Casting Time 1 standard action; see text
Components V, S, M/DF (a dead queen bee)


Range touch
Targets 10 willing creatures touched per level; see text
Duration 1 min./level
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no


You initiate a hive mind that spreads by touch. While casting this, you can touch a creature to include them in this hive mind. Any hive-mind member may touch any willing creature as a standard action to include them in it, but the hive mind can include no more than 10 willing creatures per your level.

No member of the hive mind can control or communicate with another member telepathically with this spell, but each new member does gain full access to the hive mind’s pooled knowledge, which excludes personal secrets but includes sensed dangers and events.

No member is flat-footed unless all members are flatfooted.

Also, each member makes Intelligence– and Wisdom-based skill checks and ability checks as if he were the individual member with the greatest chance of success.

Mythic: If you expend one use of mythic power when casting this spell, it also grants each hive-mind member the same sensory acuity as the most acute members.

Thus, if one member has darkvision and another member has tremorsense, all members have darkvision and tremorsense.

Augmented (6th): You can expend two additional uses of mythic power when casting this spell. This causes the spell to raise the BAB and effective caster levels of all members by 2 (with a maximum equal to the highest members’ BAB and caster level, respectively).

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Deep Magic. � 2014 Open Design LLC. Authors: Wolfgang Baur, Tom Benton, Creighton Broadhurst, Jason Bulmahn, Ross Byers, Charles Lee Carrier, Tim Connors, Adam Daigle, Jonathan Drain, Mike Franke, Ed Greenwood, Frank Gori, Jim Groves, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Sam Harris, Brandon Hodge, Phillip Larwood, Jeff Lee, John Ling, Jr., Chris Lozaga, Ben McFarland, Nicholas Milasich, Carlos Ovalle, Richard Pett, Marc Radle, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Wade Rockett, Stephen Rowe, Adam Roy, Amber E. Scott, Neil Spicer, Owen K.C. Stephens, Joshua Stevens, Christina Stiles, Matt Stinson, Stefen Styrsky, Dan Voyce, and Mike Welham.

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