Create Undead (4e Ritual)
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The corpse before you begins to stand up. Apparently the ritual worked, and you have a new servant.
|Level:||3||Component Cost:||50 gp|
|Category:||Creation||Market Price:||25 gp|
|Time:||20 minutes||Key Skill:||Arcana|
You animate a corpse you have prepared into an undead creature. The result of your Arcana check determines the ability scores of your minion.
|Arcana Result Check||Strength||Dexterity||Wisdom||Constitution||Intelligence||Charisma|
Once the ritual is complete a Zombie Minion will be under your control. Outside of encounters it can be commanded to do simple tasks, but nothing beyond moving or breaking things. A common tactic is to use the minion as a pack mule, to keep the burdens on fellow party members light. There is no limit to the number of minions a single necromancer may command, but when you attempt to create another minion you incur a -5 penalty to you Arcana check. If your arcana check result is below 5 the ritual fails and the materials are used up, including the corpse.