Level: Clr 5, Sor/Wiz 5
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target/Area/Effect: 1 creature
Saving Throw: Will partial
Spell Resistance: Yes
You gain special knowledge about one creature you can see who is in close range. Form a question in your mind regarding the target creature and cast the spell. Your question may concern either a property of the target creature ("does it have spell resistance?") or something that the target creature has done before ("did this creature commit murder last night?"). You may ask one such question for every two caster levels. Answers are given in the form of "yes", "no", or "unsure".
Unlike the commune spell, you are not gaining this information from a greater power, but directly from the mind of the target creature. Because of this, answers to your questions are subject to the target creatures point-of-view.
Example: If you ask, "Did this creature steal my sword?" and the target creature only intended to borrow and return it, not believing it had committed a theft, then the answer you receive will be "No". The target creatures memory of their past actions is complete, even if the target would have trouble recalling an answer were you to verbally approach them.
Creatures may resist each question that you pose with a successful Will check. All questions you ask must be done in the same viewing period in which you watch the target creature. If the target creature leaves your line-of-sight then the spell ends.
Focus: An item of personal value to the target, such as a lock of hair or an article of clothing.