Wondrous item, rare
This ensign is as strong as any ship’s canvas but has the texture of silk. The highest-ranking officer on board a ship (typically its captain) can alter its colors and design to whatever the captain chooses.
Once per day, the captain may send a verbal message to another vessel within sight (even if only sighted through a spyglass). This message must be 25 words or less and can travel as slow as 1 mile in an hour, or as fast as 1 mile in ten minutes. The spoken words can be as soft as a whisper audible in a 10-foot radius from a designated point on the target ship or a declaration in a normal tone of voice to every creature on board the target ship. The message can be used to deliver a single Charisma (Persuasion), Charisma (Deception) or Charisma (Intimidate) against the creatures hearing it; however, because of the brevity of the message the check is made with disadvantage.
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