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Creates a magic mouth that speaks a message on cue.

Original D&D[]

Debuted in Supplement 1: Greyhawk, for the magic-user. Dragon Magazine #1 introduced this spell to the Illusionist spell list. Dragon Magazine #12 preserved this spell on the Illusionist list.

  • Spell Level 2

A mouth appears on a chosen object and speaks with the caster's voice, up to 25 words. It can be triggered to speak only under certain conditions (for instance, if anyone comes within 10'). The spell lasts until the message is given.

AD&D[]

Magic Mouth[]

Level: 2 School: Alteration
Components: V, S, M (a bit of honeycomb)
Range: Special Casting Time: 2 segments
Duration: Until triggered Saving Throw: None
Target: One object

A mouth appears on the target and delivers a message of up to 25 words over the course of 1 turn (it cannot cast spells). The spell activates on the object based on a trigger set by the caster (such as, "the first creature to touch the object," or "the first creature to pass within 30 ft.," or "when an octogenerian female human carrying a sack of groat clusters sits cross-legged within one foot"). The object is capable of activating based on a trigger that occurs within 1/2" per level (ie, a sixth-level caster could say "speak with a winged creature comes within 3 feet." The magic mouth cannot detect invisible creatures, alignments, levels, hit dice, or character class directly

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