Campaign of the Month: January 2015
Skies of Glass
Greater Seed of Undeath
- Necromancy [Evil]
- Level: Black 7
- Components: V, S, M (A great quality black onyx worth 5,000 gp)
- Casting Time: 1 full round
- Range: Touch (see text)
- Target: Living or undead humanoid or animal touched
- Duration: 1 day/level (D)
- Saving Throw: None
- Spell Resistance: Yes
The subject’s face briefly takes on a gaunt, pale look and a death’s-head rictus before returning to normal.
You plant a kernel of negative energy in a subject. Should the subject die before the spell expires, however, it rises as a zombie 1 round later (as per the Animate Dead spell), as long as a sufficient corpse remains.
In addition, any humanoid or animal that dies within 40 ft. of the subject with the spell is active rises as a zombie 1 round later. A single casting of Greater Seed of Undeath can only raise up to 200 HD worth of undead, after which point the spell ends.
Any undead created in this manner are automatically under your control, counting as normal against the maximum number of HD worth of undead you can control at any time (as described under animate dead).