Sunday, January 2, 2011

Campaign Design - Spells: Animate Zombie

Animate Zombie (found in Necromancy: Beyond the Grave)

Level: Sorcerer/Wizard 2
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target, Effect, or Area: One corpse touched
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

This spell turns the bones or body of one dead creature into an undead zombie that follows your spoken commands. This spell will only animate zombies of Medium size or smaller. The zombie will follow you or can remain in an area and attack any creature or specific type of creature entering the place. The zombie remains animated until it is destroyed. A destroyed zombie cannot be reanimated again.

Only a single zombie may be controlled at any one time by a single caster. If another zombie is animated using this spell while another is under your control, the original zombie becomes uncontrolled.

An undead zombie can be created only from a mostly intact corpse. The statistics for the created zombie depend on its size and the type of corpse used to create it.

Arcane material component: A small black onyx gem worth at least 50 shillings that must be placed into the mouth or eye socket of the corpse. The magic of the spell makes this gem worthless.

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