Heroes of the East
Detect Falsehood (DetFal) – All
You can tell when someone is lying.
Base Power: You gain the following powers
and abilities for each BP spent on Detect
1 Add your Bld modifier (minimum +1) on
Sense Motive checks to determine whether
or not someone is lying.
2 As a standard action you may detect all
falsehoods deliberately and knowingly told
in your presence as the Discern Lies spell
(PHB 221-2.) This ability remains in effect as
long as you concentrate (a standard action)
or for up to 1 round per character level,
whichever comes first. It can be used
3 While the above power is activated you
detect all lies you hear within 30’ not just
those told by people you are concentrating
4 You no longer need to concentrate to
maintain your Discern Lies effect and
activating it is a free action.
5 Lies need no longer be spoken for you to
detect them with your Discern Lies effect.
That is, you are able to recognize the
truthfulness of a person who indicates his
answer physically (by nodding, shaking his
head or pointing at a person) and even lies in
written form. Furthermore, your ability to
determine falsehood is refined. If someone
said, “I have a red cloak and a blue cloak
that I wear only to festivals,” you know not
only that the statement is a lie, but which
specific part of it.
6 When someone lies in your presence and
your Discern Lies ability is in effect you not
only detect the lie, but by concentrating as a
full round action you can force them to make
a Will save (DC 15 + Bld) or reveal the truth
they were concealing. You may compel
truth only from a single person while your
ability is in effect. You cannot, of course,
compel the truth from someone who does
not know it.