|May Be Extended:||false|
|Base Duration:||1 Hour|
|NPC Only Ritual:||false|
|Role Play Only:||false|
Universal Speech allows the Ritual Caster to enchant the Circle of Power the Ritual is cast in so that any creature within the Circle of Power during the Ritual's Duration may communicate with each other as if they spoke the same language. Individuals within the Circle during the effects of Universal Speech continue speaking any known language that they possess and hear any other language translated into their "native" language. It is clear to all individuals, however, that others are not speaking their native language. This Ritual translates all form of Speech within it including private or "secret" languages. It grants no one in the circle, however, the ability to at a later date translate or understand these languages without further Ritual magic.
Languages so translated may include anything from verbal to gestural to even smells or more obscure forms of communication. What is and is not considered a "language" is determined by the local Plot committee. The ability for individuals to hold coherent discussions is determined by the intelligence of the creature in question. Only creatures of Animal intelligence or higher may benefit from the casting of this Ritual.
Once the duration is up, a Destroy Magic is cast on it, or if the Circle of Power is destroyed, the effect ends. Once the Ritual is cast it takes effect on anyone within the Circle and anyone who subsequently enters the Circle of Power (by whatever means). Creatures outside of the Circle of Power are unable to understand the languages spoken within unless they actually speak those languages.
This ritual can not be spellcrafted.