Sarcophagus of the Soul’s Return

Aura strong conjuration and transmutation; CL 17th; Slot slotless; Price 429,000 gp; Weight 500 lbs.


This beautiful sarcophagus made from gold and set with gemstones is carved and painted in the likeness of the person buried within. On the sides are hieroglyphs depicting scenes from the person’s mortal life as well as images of the afterlife.


Once a year, on the day of his death, the pharaoh or other ruler mummified and buried within the sarcophagus may return from the afterlife and walk the earth in mortal form from sunrise to sunset in a new body. Although no one will recognize him in this new body, all memories acquired during life and any previous visitations are retained. No memory of the afterlife may be recalled during this night. While the individual walks the mortal world, he may teleport without error as per the greater teleport spell within the boundaries of his old realm.

Removing the body from the sarcophagus negates his ability to return. Any character may be placed within the sarcophagus at which point the images carved into it will change to reflect the visage and life of the individual housed within who is subject to the limitations of the sarcophagus detailed above. An individual who was made into or chose to become an undead creature receives no benefits from resting within the sarcophagus.


Feats Craft Wondrous Item; Spells alter self, greater teleport, resurrection; Cost 218,500 gp

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Treasury of the Sands. © 2014, Jon Brazer Enterprises; Authors: Jesper Andersen, Jonathan Ely, Joel Flank, Wojciech Gruchala, Scott Janke, Anthony Li, Maurice de Mare, Sean McGowan, Jacob Michaels, Adam Raner, Jacob Trier, Ian Turner, Brian Wiborg

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