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False Resurrection

School conjuration (calling) [chaotic, evil, ruse]; Level cleric 7, shaman 8, witch 8

CASTING

Casting Time 1 minute
Components V, S, M (diamond worth 10,000 gp), DF

EFFECT

Range touch
Target dead creature touched
Duration 1 day/level
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance yes (harmless)

DESCRIPTION

This spell functions as resurrection except that instead of recalling the dead soul to life, the spell calls a shadow demon with the advanced simple template to possess the body. If you fail to overcome the subject’s spell resistance, the subject’s soul can negate the calling and gain the option to return to life (as resurrection) in the restored body. The possession otherwise functions (as possession) except that the subject’s soul is not present to resist. When false resurrection ends or the demon is removed from the subject, the demon returns to the Abyss, leaving the body alive but soulless (like that created by clone). If the soul hasn’t been returned to life already, it has the option to return in the now-empty body if it still lives (as resurrection). If the body was killed, the demon is sent back to the Abyss but the subject remains dead.

Attempts to identify false resurrection with a skill check incorrectly identify it as resurrection (see the ruse descriptor). A fooled viewer mistakes false resurrection’s aura as the lingering aura of an instantaneous conjuration effect.

False Resurrection, Greater

School conjuration (calling) [evil, lawful, ruse]; Level cleric 9
Components V, S, M (diamond worth 25,000 gp), DF
Duration permanent

DESCRIPTION

This spell functions as false resurrection except that it calls a belier devil with the young simple template to possess the body and all parts of false resurrection that function like resurrection instead function like true resurrection.

Attempts to identify greater false resurrection with a skill check incorrectly identify it as true resurrection (see the ruse descriptor). A fooled viewer mistakes greater false resurrection’s aura as the lingering aura of an instantaneous conjuration effect.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Intrigue © 2016, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Jesse Benner, John Bennett, Logan Bonner, Robert Brookes, Jason Bulmahn, Ross Byers, Robert N. Emerson, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Steven Helt, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Mikko Kallio, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Thomas M. Reid, Alexander Riggs, David N. Ross, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Linda Zayas-Palmer.