Create Shadow Creature (3.5e Spell)

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Create Shadow Creature
Necromancy [Darkness]
Level: Brd 2, Sor/Wiz 1
Components: V, S, M
Casting time: 1 hour
Range: Close (10ft)
Duration: Permanent [See Text]
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

Through years of researching shadows you have found a way to rip your own shadow from the ground, turning it into a creature to do your bidding.

The spell rips the casters shadow from the ground creating a shadow creature of their own making. It can have any shape the caster deems fit and can only be of Medium/Large size. If it is a winged creature it gains a fly speed of 60ft perfect maneuverability. If the creature has any natural weapons they deal appropriate damage for their size category. The creature does not count as having any levels in any class however their caster level is treated the same as their masters and they can cast the spell Touch of Fatigue as the sorcerer cantrip, Save is Con based.

The creature is created tied to the casters HD, stats and skills with +4 Dex, -2 Con, +20 hide (in shadows), +10 move silently. The creatures mental abilities cannot exceed your own however they are not any less than your own as well. It can never disobey your orders however it can have its own opinions. The creature has a telepathic link to its master with a rang of 1 mile/level.

The caster will cast no shadow while the creature exists and you cannot dismiss it. It will remain till either the creature or the caster dies.

When the shadow creature dies the caster will Receive their shadow back, but will take half their hit points in damage and must make a successful Con save, DC 10+ their level or permanently lose 1 Con. If the caster dies than the creature fades and disappears within seconds.

The creature Has the ability to disguise itself as the casters shadow gaining +20 to its disguise check.

The caster can only ever have 1 Shadow creature at any given time. At 10th level the caster may steal the shadows of others to control, these extra shadows will only last 1 day, require no xp cost and have no negative effect when they die or vanish. Death of original shadow still retains all negative effects.

The caster can command it to destroy itself however the caster will still take all negative effects the creatures death entails.

Material Component: Ones own shadow, 1 Onyx gem worth 50gp.

XP Cost: 10 x Level

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