Detect Creature

Detect Creature
Level 0 (complex)
Casting Time 1 standard action
Range 60 feet
Area quarter circle emanating from you to the extreme of the range
Duration concentration, up to one minute/level (D)
Saving Throw none
Spell Resistance no

You can detect the aura that surrounds a given type of creature. You must specify the type of creature being sought (fey, humanoids, dragons, and so on) when you cast the spell. Once chosen, you cannot change the type unless you cast the spell again. The amount of information the spell reveals depends on how long you study a particular area or subject:

1st Round: Presence or absence of the specified creature.
2nd Round: Number of specified creatures in the area and the strength of the strongest one present.
3rd Round: The strength and location of each creature. If a creature is outside your line of sight, you discern its direction but not its exact location.

Aura Strength: The creature’s Hit Dice determine the strength of its aura.

Strength Hit Dice
Dim 0 (lingering aura)
Faint 1 or less
Moderate 2–4
Strong 5–10
Overwhelming 11+

Length Aura Lingers: How long the aura lingers depends on its original strength:

Strength Duration
Faint 1d6 minutes
Moderate 1d6 × 10 minutes
Strong 1d6 hours
Overwhelming 1d6 days

Each round you can detect creatures in a new area.

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