[RPG] cast the Scrying spell to see from places I’ve only seen using the Scrying spell


The scrying spell allows you to place an invisible sensor anywhere you've seen before. You can see and hear through the sensor as if you were there

Imagine this scenario: I've seen the top of a mountain from far before, so I decide to use scrying to create a sensor there. From the top of the mountain using the sensor, I can see the top of another mountain and I later use scrying to see from the top of that mountain, and so forth.

As written it seems that "seeing" a location using the scrying spell allows you to subsequently see from that location using the scrying spell. Is this correct?

Best Answer

Yes, you can.

The part of the scrying spell description about targeting a location says:

Instead of targeting a creature, you can choose a location you have seen before as the target of this spell. When you do, the sensor appears at that location and doesn't move.

It doesn't specify that you must have seen the location physically; any form of "sight" is enough. It's a concentration spell, so you can't have multiple castings of scrying active at the same time, but you don't need to - you just need to have seen it at some earlier point. And per the earlier portion of the spell description:

You can see and hear through the sensor as if you were there. [...] A creature that can see invisible objects sees the sensor as a luminous orb about the size of your fist.

As such, from a straightforward reading of the spell, you can indeed choose a location you have previously seen through the scrying sensor as the target for a new scrying spell.

The spell description doesn't specify how closely you must have seen the location, or how specific the location you choose must be. As such, this is something that's left to the DM to adjudicate.

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