Necromancy School – Level 6 – Forbidden

Type: Ritual Spell

Material: 1 creature that is dead no longer than 1 month, 1 Captured Soul and 1 Very Rare Magical Gem

Casting Time: 1 hour

Reach: 10 feet

Duration: Instantaneous

Effect: You resurrect a creature that recently died.

Choose 1 target that is dead for no longer than 1 month. That target is revived and regains 1 HP.

The target must still have its head and torso partially intact in order to be revived. Any greater wounds that could have been fatal, such as holes in the chest are then completely healed.

However, if the head or torso of that creature was completely smashed, then this spell would have no effect on that creature.

The soul used for this ritual remains trapped in the resurrected creature. Once per Long rest, the soul used for this ritual can try to possess the creature at any given moment. When it attempts to possess the creature, the creature must succeed on a Persuasion Save (DC 20) to avoid the possession. The creature then repeats this Save every 10 minutes while possessed, or every time it takes any damage while possessed.

The soul completely controls that creature’s body, and it can use all the abilities of the possessed creature as normal. The creature also becomes unaware of its surroundings while possessed.

If the soul used for this ritual is the original soul of that body, then the creature has no risk of being possessed.

Spell List: Cleric, Warlock