How does the timing of Order Domain’s Voice of Authority work?

The Order Domain cleric from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything has the Voice of Authority feature. Part of that feature states:

If you cast a spell with a spell slot of 1st level or higher and target an ally with the spell, that ally can use their reaction immediately after the spell to make one weapon attack against a creature of your choice that you can see.

Immediately after the spell _____ ? Is cast? Targets the ally? Affects the ally? Ends?

For spells like healing word, the intent seems simple. The spell is instantaneous, so:

  1. You cast healing word, targeting your ally.
  2. Your ally is healed.
  3. You use Voice of Authority. Your ally uses their reaction to make an attack.

For spells like dawn, things get a little more complicated. For simplicity, I’ll assume that all creatures within the area count as targets. It seems like the initial cast of a duration spell would work like this:

  1. You cast dawn, which includes one ally in the area.
  2. Your ally rolls their save and takes damage.
  3. You use Voice of Authority. Your ally uses their reaction to make an attack.

But if you maintain concentration, the spell continues:

  1. Your ally (the same one as above) takes their normal turn in initiative.
  2. Your ally ends their turn.
  3. Your ally is still within dawn, so they are targeted/affected (?) by the spell again.
  4. Your ally rolls their save and takes damage.
  5. (?) You use Voice of Authority. Your ally uses their reaction to make an attack.

Voice of Authority restricts you to only one ally affected, but (potentially?) doesn’t restrict that one ally to more than one attack.

For some additional weirdness, allies could be targeted/affected only on subsequent turns:

  1. You cast dawn, which includes no allies in the area.
  2. Your ally takes their normal turn in initiative, during which they enter the area.
  3. Your ally ends their turn in the area.
  4. Your ally is targeted/affected (?) by the spell for the first time.
  5. Your ally rolls their save and takes damage.
  6. (?) You now use Voice of Authority. Your ally uses their reaction to make an attack.

My question is: how does the timing of Order Domain’s Voice of Authority work, particularly for area spells with a duration? I expect to be using this class feature at a table that sticks closely to RAW, so it would be helpful to know what the rules say precisely. If the rules are unclear or undesirable, then tested rulings are also welcome.

Does Voice of the Chain Master allow casting certain spells from an isolated space?

An interesting question popped into my brain recently while researching the Pact of the Chain for a Genie Patron Warlock. Casual shenanigans aside, I was wondering if taking Voice of the Chain Master allowed me to cast certain spells while safely tucked in my vessel but, maybe not in the way you think I’m going to ask about. Allow me to elaborate;

As per Voice Of The Chain Master

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.

I’m led to believe that Bottled Respite is NOT another plane of existence, since similar items like a Portable Hole specifically mention when they are.

You can use an action to unfold a portable hole and place it on or against a solid surface, whereupon the portable hole creates an extradimensional hole 10 feet deep. The cylindrical space within the hole exists on a different plane, so it can’t be used to create open passages.

I think it’s safe to assume then, that the interior of the Vessel is simply ‘bigger on the inside’ and not an isolated dimension that you’re teleported to. With this in mind, let’s clarify one more subject before moving on.

I want to be clear; I’m not using my Familiar to ‘carry’ the spell. I understand those limitations. I’m using them purely for approximating my own visual range and my interest is in the wording of certain spells that require you to target ‘a creature you can see within range,’which also don’t otherwise state the spell ‘traveling’ through space in any specific fashion. Let’s set up our hypothetical from here, and pick a spell I personally think would have suitable water retention for this argument.

My Warlock is safely within a collar or ring (The Vessel) worn by my familiar (standing or sitting against nearest wall in the forward facing direction of the ring, to avoid losing as much spell range as possible), through which, I am perceiving through their sight as though I’m in their space (technically, I am, since they are carrying me.) I want to cast Flesh to Stone and I see a creature within 60ft of me (and am confident the range is correct because me and my familiar are occupying the same space). I cast Flesh to Stone which has a range of 60ft and, has the following description;

You attempt to turn one creature that you can see within range into stone. If the target’s body is made of flesh, the creature must make a Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, it is restrained as its flesh begins to harden. On a successful save, the creature isn’t affected.

A creature restrained by this spell must make another Constitution saving throw at the end of each of its turns. If it successfully saves against this spell three times, the spell ends. If it fails its saves three times, it is turned to stone and subjected to the petrified condition for the duration. The successes and failures don’t need to be consecutive; keep track of both until the target collects three of a kind.

If the creature is physically broken while petrified, it suffers from similar deformities if it reverts to its original state.

If you maintain your concentration on this spell for the entire possible duration, the creature is turned to stone until the effect is removed.

RAW it seems pretty sound from my point of view but, I also just really like this combat tactic so, I may be overlooking something. Thoughts?

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!