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Dream Scan

Source Occult Adventures pg. 165
School divination [mind-affecting]; Level arcanist 6, bard 6, medium 4, mesmerist 5, psychic 5, skald 6, sorcerer 6, wizard 6

Casting

Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S

Effect

Range unlimited
Target one living creature
Duration see text
Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes

Description

This spell functions as dream, but rather than sending a message to a sleeping target, you can instead read the target’s thoughts. The target must be asleep for you to perform a dream scan, though if the target isn’t asleep, you can wait in a trance until your target falls asleep. Once the target is asleep, you can concentrate in order to read its surface thoughts as if using detect thoughts. You can continue concentrating for up to 1 minute per caster level.

Instead of reading surface thoughts, you can choose to scan the target’s dreams and subconscious mind for the answers to questions. For every minute you spend concentrating, you can obtain the answer to one question, though the answers might be brief, cryptic, or repetitive. The target is entitled to a new Will save to end the dream scan each time you ask it a question. Otherwise, the creature can attempt a Bluff check with a DC equal to 11 + your Sense Motive modifier. If it fails its Bluff check, you gain the information you desire. If it succeeds at its check, you gain no information. If it succeeds at its check by 5 or more, you misinterpret the target’s dreams— you draw a false conclusion of the target’s choice and believe that wrong answer to be true.

Unlike with dream, you can’t cast this spell on another creature to have it serve as your messenger.