Casting Time 1 hour
Components V, S, F (De Vermis Mysteriis or another magical tome or spellbook containing the ritual, which must be read directly from the book), T (at night under a clear and starry sky)
Optional Components SC (up to 5, each giving a +1 bonus on skill check, who recite the ritual from text and must have at least 1 rank in Profession [Yog-Sothothery philosopher])
Skill Checks Knowledge (dungeoneering) or Profession (Yog-Sothothery philosopher) DC 22, 1 success
Range medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target one star vampire
Duration until task is completed, up to 1 day/level
Saving Throw Will partial; Spell Resistance no
This ritual binds a star vampire to carry out a single task directed by the caster. When this ritual is initiated, the star vampire cannot harm any of the casters, nor can it move beyond the ritual’s range except while the ritual is interrupted. It receives a Will saving throw to negate the binding’s control only after the casting is complete.
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