Create Crypt Thing (2.5e Spell)
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|Range: Touch||Components: V,S|
|Duration: Permanent||Casting Time: 1 Round|
|Area of Effect: 1 Corpse||Saving Throw: Neg.|
This spell enables the caster to cause a single dead body to animate and assume the status of a Crypt Thing. This spell can be cast only in the tomb or grave area the crypt thing is to protect; the spell requires that the caster touch the skull of the subject body. Once animated, the crypt thing remains until destroyed. Only one crypt thing may guard a given tomb.
A successful dispel magic spell returns the crypt thing to its original unanimated state. Attempts to restore the crypt thing before this is done fail for any magic short of a wish.
The reverse of this spell, destroy crypt thing, utterly annihilates any one such being as soon as it is touched by the caster. The target is allowed a saving throw vs. death magic to avoid destruction.