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Create Vampiric Serpent

School necromancy [evil]; Level: cleric 7, witch 7

Components: V, S, M (see text)

Casting Time: 1 hour

Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)

Target(s): One snake corpse

Duration: Instantaneous

Saving Throw: None; Spell Resistance: no

This spell allows you to create a vampiric serpent from the corpse of any corporeal snake or snake-like creature. Examples of snake-like creatures might include a couatl, marilith demon, naga, xocouatl, or any creature whose anatomy includes a snake’s head or body. Merely having tentacles, slit eyes, scales or a forked tongue is not enough to qualify a creature as snake-like.

Vampiric serpents are not automatically under the control of their animator. If you are capable of commanding undead, you may attempt to command the vampiric serpent as it forms. This spell must be cast at night.

Material Component: A clay pot filled with grave dirt and another filled with brackish water. This spell must be cast on a dead snake’s body. You must place a black onyx gem worth at least 50 gp per HD of the undead to be created into the mouth or eye socket of the corpse. The magic of the spell turns the gem into a worthless shell.

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Grimoire Viperian: A Tome of Exotic Lore Copyright 2021 Magic Skull Games Author: Steven F. Johnson