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Detect Emotion

2nd-level divination

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: Self

Components: V, S, M (a spool of multi-colored string)

Duration: 10 Minutes

Classes: Bard, wizard

For the duration, you sense the emotional state of creatures within 30 feet of you that you can see. If you sense emotion in this way, the emotion appears as a faint aura around the creature, and you can determine the type of emotion based on the following:

  • Red Aura. The creature has an intense active passion, whether it be desire or hatred for another creature, object, or idea. Desire is a brighter, warmer red; hatred is a darker, sinister red.
  • Blue Aura. The creature is experiencing grief or loss.
  • Green Aura. The creature is simply content. This is the state of most creatures unperturbed.
  • Yellow Aura. The creature is anxious for or about something.
  • Orange Aura. The creature is excited for or about something.
  • Gray Aura. The creature is experiencing apathy or a lack of passion.
  • Pink Aura. This creature is in love or experiencing bliss.

Questions verbally directed at the target creature naturally shape the course of its thoughts and can change the color of its aura.

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