Moonlight Sending

4th-level conjuration

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: Self

Components: V, S, M (an offering of gemstones, incense, and fragrant oils worth at least 400 gp, which the spell consumes, set afire in an alabaster bowl)

Duration: Instantaneous

You exhort a fiend to attack a distant foe. After the offering is made, roll a d20 and add your spellcasting ability modifier, then consult the following table to determine which fiend is summoned:

d20 Result CR
1–4 Sending fails
5–8 Wind demon or quasit 1–2
9–12 Rattok demon or bearded devil 3–4
13–16 Crystalline devil or vrock 4–6
17–20 Lunar devil or hezrou 8
21+ Alnaar demon or horned devil 9–11

Once summoned, you must make a DC 10 Charisma (Persuasion) check to compel the fiend to seek out a particular creature you choose that is on the same plane of existence as you. On a success, the fiend slinks off to its target, usually but not always by night. On a failure, the fiend refuses, and the offering and the bowl are consumed in the casting.

The conjured fiend may find that the target is warded or inaccessible or simply difficult to find (whether because of invisibility or some other reason). In this case, you must make a DC 15 Charisma (Persuasion) check. On a success, the fiend returns and demands no further offering, reports its failure, and vanishes. On a failure, the fiend returns and demands another offering. If this is not immediately forthcoming, it attacks you.

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