[RPG] spell or effect that will summon a living humanoid to you


My party is trying to retrieve an old friend (female Sun Elf Cleric, if it's relevant) from a nonmagical prison facility. The hope is that a spellcaster from outside the prison will be able to cast a spell to pull her out of prison, even if they don't know exactly what cell she is in.

She isn't in any imminent danger, so there's no time frame and the requisite spell/effect could feasibly be at any level.

Is there a spell (or other magical effect) that can do this?

Best Answer

A low(ish)-level solution:

Use Sending spell to reveal her whereabouts

Using the Sending spell you can send her a message and receive an answer. You can ask, if there was a window and what did she see in the window. You also should ask if she was restrained somehow or chained to a wall.

Pass her a spell scroll of Gaseous Form

From the DMG, page 139:

A scroll is a consumable magic item. Whatever the nature of the magic contained in a scroll, unleashing that magic requires using an action to read the scroll. When its magic has been invoked, the scroll can't be used again. Its words fade, or it crumbles into dust.
Any creature that can understand a written language can read the arcane script on a scroll and attempt to activate it

A familiar (or a trained animal) can pass the scroll through a barred window. Using the scroll the cleric can cast the Gaseous Form spell (PHB page 244):

Casting Time: 1 action
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour

You transform a willing creature you touch, along with everything it's wearing and carrying, into a misty cloud for the duration.


The target can pass through small holes, narrow openings, and even mere cracks, though it treats liquids as though they were solid surfaces.