Prerequisite: Alchemist 8
Benefit: The alchemist can create an alchemical compound infused with shadowstuff that, when coated on an object, melds it into darkness. Creating this compound takes 10 minutes, and the alchemist can only create one shadowmeld compound every 24 hours. He can only have one shadowmeld compound in existence at a time; creating another renders any previously made compound that has not yet been used inert (a compound that has already been used and is still in effect continues to function). The compound acts as a shadow courier spell, using the alchemist’s level as his caster level, letting him hide an object within the shadow of a creature. The object must be on the shadow of the recipient of the shadow courier effect at the time of applying the compound.