Point the Way

School divination; Level druid/shaman 2, elven archer 1, ranger 2


Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, F (an arrow or bolt), DF


Range touch
Target one touched arrow or bolt
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw no; Spell Resistance no


After casting this spell, as free actions you may whisper a question concerning a location to an arrow or bolt, and then you toss it into the air. In response to your question, the arrow or bolt lands pointing in a specific direction—indicating, if you’ve utilized the spell correctly, the direction you seek.

For this spell to function properly, you must request straight-line directions to geographic features and landmarks. This spell does not reveal the direction to features or landmarks whose locations are not common knowledge, were never common knowledge, or are deliberately hidden.

Suitable questions might include: “Which way to Ridge Road?” or “In what direction is the <specific, unique waterfall name> waterfall?” Unsuitable questions might include: “Where is the lost city of Shiboleth?” or “Which way to the secret lair of the goblin king?”

If you cast this spell and ask an unsuitable question, the arrow or bolt lands pointing in a random direction, at the GM’s discretion.

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