Originally posted by Demon the Descent, page 196
Harkening back to tales of Biblical times before the Tower of Babylon and Expulsion from Eden, animals and Man spoke and played and lived as one. Indeed, Man is but one kind of animal, and vocal language is not a characteristic unique to Man. Updating for the modern times, this Modification is placed into Angels whose missions require them to converse with animals. Demons who retain or develop this Modification find it useful for information gathering, gathering of servants and allies more trustworthy than humans, and setting up surprises for beings who don't consider the animal kingdom a threat.
This Modification only allows conversing with animals, it does not grant any supernatural influence over them. However, utilizing Social Maneuvering (The God-Machine Chronicle, page 188) against animals is a simpler prospect than against humans. Animals in general have no Virtues or Vices to get involved, and their Aspirations are highly simplistic (typically "Protect my master", "Defend my nest", or "Acquire a mate"). Soft leverage can be as simple as a hunk of meat, rather than a Resources 3 wad of cash. Rolls are made with either Presence or Manipulation plus Animal Ken.
Keep in mind that only medial animals have the intelligence individually to converse. Base creatures, such as insects, would need to be operating as a hive to be intelligent enough to converse. Generally, if it has Stats, it is able to be conversed with this Modification.