Beckon was a divine magic spell of the southern magic tradition[note 1] that affected one semi-intelligent or less intelligent creature. It was usually used on a domesticated creature of the caster, or a creature who was susceptible to the animal friendship spell.[3][2]


The creature heard the call of the caster from up to a mile (1.6 km) away, and was compelled to rush to the caster as quickly as possible.[3][2]


This spell required a verbal call to the creature and a piece of the animal's favorite food as a material component.[3][2]





  1. Spells of the southern magic tradition were created in the Old Empires region and written down with the help of Thoth mage-script, a secret magic language, and thus only usable by the initiated.


  1. Mark Middleton et al. (1999). Priest's Spell Compendium Volume One. (TSR, Inc), p. 59. ISBN 9780786913596.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Eric L. Boyd (1997). Powers and Pantheons. (TSR, Inc), p. 123. ISBN 0-7869-0657-X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 J. Mark Bicking (March/April 1993). “Khamsa's Folly”. In Barbara G. Young ed. Dungeon #40 (TSR, Inc.), p. 36.
  4. Scott Bennie (1990). Old Empires. (TSR, Inc), p. 71. ISBN 0-8803-8821-8.
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