Feign Life

While doing some archeological excavations near Blackmoor, a team of researchers from the University of Greyhawk uncovered a trove of scrolls that included this heretofore unknown magic-user spell:

Feign Life (Necromantic)

Level: 4

Range: Touch                                         Components: V, S

Duration: 6 rounds +1 round/level   Casting Time: 1 segment

Area of Effect: Creature touched        Saving Throw: None

By means of this spell, the caster or any other creature whose levels of experience/hit die do not exceed the magic-user’s own level can be put into an animated state that is impossible to distinguish from actual life. Although the person/creature affected by the feign life spell does not actually respirate, digest, or reproduce, no outside observer will discern that the feigned breathing or digesting is not actual biological activity. Creatures imbued with feign life are also able to walk (6″ per round) and speak in simple sentences, if capable of speech before their demise and subsequent reanimation. Spells such as true seeing will expose the ruse, as will detect magic, although the latter will only show that some magical activity is at play.  A gem of true seeing works like the spell of the same name. The spell caster is able to end the spell effects at any time desired, but it requires one full round for the body to cease its “life” functions.

Site of the newly discovered scrolls

Site of the newly discovered scrolls

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