Crunch: Old bones, new uses

Today I present to you… a few necromancy spells that gives new and added flavor to the well-known spell… unseen servant, now with bones! I imagine that the necromancers of the Shadow Tower makes frequent use of these two spells.

Bone Servant

School necromancy; Level bard 1, cleric 1, sorcerer/wizard 1

Casting Time 1 standard action

Components V, S, M (a small bone)

Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)

Effect one mindless skeletal servant

Duration 10 min./level (D)

Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no

This spell is simliar to unseen servant, except that the servant can’t run and that it can be attacked (see below). The bone servant gives the caster 1d10 temporary hit points, and when these are expended, the bone servant cease to function.

 

Greater Bone Servant

School necromancy; Level cleric 3, sorcerer/wizard 3

Casting Time 1 standard action

Components V, S, M (a large bone weighing at least 3 lb)

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

Effect one mindless skeletal servant

Duration permanent (D); see special

Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no

This spell works like bone servant, except that it gives the caster temporary hit points equal to 1d10 + 1 per caster level (maximum +15). The bone servant is permanent until destroyed.

 

Designer’s Notes: These spells actually combine two spells, unseen servant (as previously mentioned) and false life, two of my favorite spells. The duration is severely lowered on bone servant, as opposed to unseen servant, which will hopefully still make unseen servant a very useful spell.

Thoughts and oppinions are welcome!

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