Does the Voice of the Chain Master eldritch invocation let me cast a purely verbal spell through my familiar?

In D&D 5e, as a Pact of the Chain Warlock, I can choose an eldritch invocation that lets me speak in my own voice through my familiar called Voice of the Chain Master (PHB 111):

You can communicate telepathically with your familiar and perceive through your familiar’s senses as long as you are on the same plane of existence. Additionally, while perceiving through your familiar’s senses, you can also speak through your familiar in your own voice, even if your familiar is normally incapable of speech.

Healing word is a spell with only a verbal component (PHB 249):

Components: V


A creature of your choice that you can see within range regains hit points equal to 1d4 + your spellcasting ability modifier.

The description of verbal components in the rules of spellcasting (PHB 203) says the sound of my voice alone is what causes the magic of this spell to happen:

Most spells require the chanting of mystic words. The words themselves aren’t the source of the spell’s power; rather, the particular combination of sounds, with specific pitch and resonance, sets the threads of magic in motion.

Say my familiar is in another room, no matter how far away. Through my familiar’s eyes, I see a target at 60 feet. From my familiar comes my own magic-infused voice. That particular combination of sounds, with specific pitch and resonance, sets the threads of magic in motion that travel to the target and heal it.

Is this possible?

Can you use the Diplomat feat through your Familiar with the Voice of the chain Master?

So the Feat goes:

If you spend 1 minute talking to someone who can understand what you say, you can make a Charisma (Persuasion) check contested by the creature’s Wisdom (Insight) check. If you or your companions are fighting the creature, your check automatically fails. If your check succeeds, the target is charmed by you as long as it remains within 60 feet of you and for 1 minute thereafter.

Can a player trigger this effect through a familiar when he speaks through it? I don’t want to deny my player this "because I said so," but it totally breaks any notion of balance for him to (for instance) send his familiar to god knows where, find someone important, pretend to be a great wizard trapped in a pseudodragons body, charm them through diplomat, then make them do god knows what.

does Voice of the Chain Master effectively replace Devil’s Sight If the warlock’s familiar is an imp? [duplicate]

to me, the Voice of the Chain Master invocation reads that it completely upgrades the basic Find Familiar spell, increasing the range of the telepathic communication to 100 feet and no longer requiring an action to perceive through its senses.

I have read Crawford’s Sage Advice saying you still require an action, but that was 4 years ago and he is known to change his rulings (though it might not have changed, just that people have not asked in a while)

Does the Voice of the Chain Master invocation allow me to see through my familiar’s senses without using an action?

After reading this Sorlock guide and a further discussion in the comments about this topic, it’s still unclear to me if the Voice of the Chain Master invocation lifts the requirement of spending an action to perceive through the familiar’s senses.

The relevant part of the find familiar spell says:

While your familiar is within 100 feet of you, you can communicate with it telepathically. Additionally, as an action, you can see through your familiar’s eyes and hear what it hears until the start of your next turn, gaining the benefits of any special senses that the familiar has. During this time, you are deaf and blind with regard to your own senses.

The warlock’s Voice of the Chain Master eldritch invocation says, in part:

You can communicate telepathically with your familiar and perceive through your familiar’s senses as long as you are on the same plane of existence.

They invoke an explanation from Jeremy Crawford which, to me, doesn’t clarify anything at all:

Voice of the Chain Master enhances the find familiar spell, which otherwise works as written for the warlock.

To me, “enhances the find familiar spell” could either mean solely that it increases the range at which you can perceive through the familiar’s senses (or communicate telepathically), or that it both enhances the range and also removes the need to use your action to perceive through its senses. But again, this depends on how you read it.

Does Voice of the Chain Master remove the action usage requirement from find familiar? How are you arriving at that answer?

Is changing pitch enough for anonymizing a person’s voice?

In every TV program where there’s a person that wants to remain anonymous, they change their voice in a way that to me sounds like a simple increase or decrease in pitch (frequencies). What I’m wondering is:

  • is the usual anonymizing method actually based on a simple change in pitch, or is it a more complex transformation that most TVs / media / etc. are using?
  • is a simple change in pitch enough to make it impossible, or very hard anyway, to recover the original voice? I would think that if a voice has been changed to have a higher pitch, by lowering the pitch I might try to get the original voice, but I’m not sure how hard or reliable it could be.

Note that I’m just talking about the voice quality, not about other features that of course could immediately deanonymize a person (like accent, dialect, personal vocabulary and slang, etc.)

Looking for a fully customisable WP responsive theme to develop a small scale fiverr type site for voice artists [closed]

I’m new here, not totally wet behind the ears but in reality, a beginner. I am looking for a free, fully customisable WP theme to develop a fiverr type site for voice artists but on a much smaller scale. I’m thinking of limiting membership to 3000 to begin, including buyers and talent – if interest is shown.

I will need a lot of help as this is quite a bit to chew off but I’m determined. I just need a good starting point – a theme (I think), unless anyone has any other suggestions. It would need to be able to handle lots of uploading of mp4, mp3, jpeg, png, buying and selling with Paypal, Escrow etc.

Security is of utmost importance.

Anyone have any solid advice on which theme I could use that is user friendly? I am using XAMP.

Thank youin advance for any feedback!

All the best!

Does the NSO Group’s Pegasus malware compromise chats and voice calls in Signal as well?

I am aware that the Pegasus malware is capable of extracting contact lists, ordinary text messages, switching on microphone / camera remotely etc. Is it also capable of extracting the contents of communications made via Signal? This is of particular importance for people who may be targeted by Pegasus, since Signal is becoming so widely used as a secure channel of communication…

My question is primarily concerned with Android users, but if iOS can also be covered that would be great.