Spirit Speak enables great benefits to those who wish to summon creatures from other planes of existence into the realm of Britannia. Bringing creatures across the chasm of the void between realms requires not only an understanding of the otherworld, but also a deep understanding of the physical world they reside in. Thus the Animal Lore and Veterinary skills play heavily into a summoner's life.
Spirit Speak and its related skills offer the following benefits to Magery spells that involve summoning creatures:
- The duration of a controlled summon increases greatly from the standard 1 minute to a maximum of 4 minutes at GM Spirit Speak, Veterinary, and Animal Lore (scaled up with each evenly).
- The maximum health of any summoned creature is boosted based on your Veterinary skill, to a maximum of a 25% boost at GM
- Healing your controllable summoned creatures works the same way as Animal Taming and relies on using bandages with Veterinary and Animal Lore skill
- At 80 Spirit Speak a new perk is unlocked. The summoner can cast the Bless spell on their controllable summons and grant them a chance to resist any attempt to Dispel the creature. At 80 Sprit Speak, this chance is 50%. At GM, it is 95% resist chance.
- Uncontrollable summons (Blade Spirits, Energy Vortex) recognize something friendly in a summoner and are more averse to attacking them. Uncontrollable summons are less likely to attack a player based on their Spirit Speak skill, being half as likely to choose them as their target at GM Spirit Speak (scaled up from 0)
- Herding does not apply to summons as it does with Animal Taming, and carries no benefit to summoning.
- Uncontrollable summons will still target the summoner, especially when no other enemy is around. They are less likely to target players with higher skill in Spirit Speak.
Spirit Speak can be gained by using the Spirit Speak skill or casting a spell that summons a creature.
Eventually there will be an item called the Summoner's Tome which contains additional creatures that can be summoned which are only able to be utilized by those with Spirit Speak.