Campaign of the Month: January 2015
Skies of Glass
Seed of Undeath
- Necromancy [Evil]
- Level: Black 4
- Components: V, S, M (A black onyx gem worth 25 gp per HD of the subject)
- Casting Time: 1 full-round
- Range: Touch
- Target: Living 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, which is held in check by the positive energy inherent to the subject’s own life force. Seed of undeath does not, in and of itself, harm the subject. Should the subject die before the spell expires, however, it rises as a zombie 1 round later (as per Animate Dead), as long as a sufficient corpse remains.
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).