Aura Faint transmutation CL 5th
Price 10,000 gp Weight 30 lb.
This device is the key to long-distance communications across Khorvaire, powering the message stations of House Sivis. A character who possesses the whispering wind ability of the least Mark of Scribing can use a speaking stone to send a message to any other speaking stone; the sender must know the location of the target stone. This effect is similar to that of the whispering wind spell. However, the message travels at a rate of 1 mile per minute and has no maximum range or length.
In a Sivis message station, a gnome is always on duty by the speaking stone, listening for any messages that may come in and scribing them upon receipt. Large cities, such as Sharn, may contain multiple stone stations. Major stations often possess more than one speaking stone.
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, whispering wind, creator must have the Mark of Scribing.
Cost 5,000 gp.