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Incense of Open Thoughts

Source Starfinder #22: The Forever Reliquary pg. 44
Level 11; Price 3,500; Bulk


When a block of this sweet-smelling incensed is lit (a standard action), creatures inhaling its fumes become unusually receptive to thought. In still air, the incense’s smoke permeates a 40-foot-by-40-foot area to a height of 20 feet over the course of 1 minute. Creatures within that area can communicate telepathically with other creatures in the area. Creatures communicating in this fashion don’t need to share a language, but must have an intelligence modifier of –2 or greater. The openness of mind engendered by the incense also provides a +4 insight bonus to Diplomacy and Sense Motive checks against creatures in the area, and imposes a –4 penalty to Bluff and Intimidate checks against such creatures, and a –2 penalty to saving throws against mind-affecting effects.
A moderate wind (11+ mph) halves the area of the smoke. A strong wind (21+ mph) disperses the incense, rendering it ineffective as long as the wind continues. A single block of incense of open thoughts burns for 1 hour and is consumed in the process. It can be extinguished and relit, but each use consumes at least 10 minutes of its remaining duration.