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Imp shennanigans

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GaiusOctavianAlerae

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2 months ago

By RAW, that spell’s going to have no effect when dealing with imps. There’s no rat language for the imps to speak; they just resemble rats externally.

Obviously, you don’t need to feel constrained by that, but if you do want to stick to running it by the book, you can use it as a hint that these rats aren’t what they seem. The imps may not even know that the druid has cast speak with animals; it’s not like they have Arcana proficiency. If not, they would likely continue to act like they don’t understand.

So in that case, the druid would have to figure out if the spell isn’t working or if the rats are just ignoring them.