Pact Beyond Death

School necromancy [evil]; Level cleric/oracle 5, shaman 5, sorcerer/wizard 5, witch 5


Casting Time 1 minute
Components V, S, M/DF (grave dirt and powdered onyx worth 40 gp per HD of the target, which they must ingest)


Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target one living creature subject to a geas
Duration see text
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance yes


When casting this spell on a creature subject to your geas spell, their geas now reaches beyond their mortal lifetime. If they die before the geas is fulfilled, they are reanimated as an undead 1 hour later per the spell create undead so that they may continue on their task. The exact type of undead is determined by the caster when this spell is cast.

Once the task is complete or the target is destroyed while in their undead form, this spell ends and the target returns to death. This change to undead does not remove any penalties incurred by the geas spell.

If the target is subject to a spell, effect, or set of circumstances that prevent them reanimating as an undead like the target dying in an area of the hallow spell, they are not reanimated. Spells like sanctify corpse only delay this reanimation.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Breath of Life: The Archivist, Copyright 2023, Orphaned Bookworm Productions, LLC, Authors: Connor Bates and Norman Mitchell Jr.

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