After casting this spell, the caster could concentrate on a target creature and know if it was deliberately speaking falsehoods (unless the target resisted the spell). The caster had to be in range (30 ft or 9.1 m for beginning casters) for the spell to operate. The caster could switch targets every so often, until the spell expired, but all targets had to be within range. No truth was revealed by this spell, only the fact that the subject willfully prevaricated while the caster concentrated on that subject.
The reversed form, undetectable lie, protected against magical detection of lies spoken by the target creature for 24 hours.
The newer version of this spell only required verbal and Somatic components and the priest's holy symbol The older version also required a small handful (one gold piece worth) of gold dust. Undetectable lie required the equivalent amount of brass dust.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 221–222. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
- ↑ James Wyatt, Darrin Drader, Christopher Perkins (October 2003). Book of Exalted Deeds. (TSR, Inc), pp. 55, 57. ISBN 0-7869-3136-1.
- ↑ Hal Maclean (May 2007). “Seven Saintly Domains”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #355 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 28.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 217. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
- ↑ Gary Gygax, David Cook, and François Marcela-Froideval (1985). Oriental Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 65. ISBN 0-8803-8099-3.
- ↑ Skip Williams (2000). Conversion Manual. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 15.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood and Doug Stewart (1997). Prayers from the Faithful. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 9–10. ISBN 0-7869-0682-0.