I know this question has been answered for pathfinder, but I did not find the crucial rule cited there in 3.5, i.e. the change lasting 1d4 hours ot that it can be used only once per day.
A PC ranger in my campaign intends to befriend a pack of legendary wolves by repeatedly using wild empathy on them. I am aware that this is ultimately a DM decision, but I would like to be sure about the rules part first. As fas as I can see there is no duration given in the Wild Empathy entry - so is it RAW that it lasts indefinitely? In this case could the PC improve the wolves' attitude step by step to helpful which would eventually gain him some quite considerable allies?
The retry rules seem very ambigous:
Optional, but not recommended because retries usually do not work. Even if the initial Diplomacy check succeeds, the other character can be persuaded only so far, and a retry may do more harm than good. (PHP, p.72)
This does not exactly state that you cannot retry - it seems to imply that you cannot improve the result of the first check, but not entirely preclude it.
So: is the idea of using several Wild Empathy checks on the wolves improving their attitude step by step legal as far as RAW is concerned?