Mark of the Lich (3.5e Spell)

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Mark of the Lich
Level: Sor/Wiz 6
Components: V,S, M, F
Casting time: 8 hours
Range: 0 ft.
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

This spell allow you to create a proto-phylactery, storing your life force and protecting you from death. This phylactery can take any form you want, but regardless of shape or form, it is a tiny object with 40 hit points, hardness 20, and a break DC of 40. When casting the spell, you need to decide which creature will be the soul bind to the proto-phylactery, and the creature must be present and within the spell range for the entire duration of the casting time. You also need to place your arcane mark upon the proto-phylactery, completing the spell.

If the proto-phylactery is in 1000 ft. of its owner in the moment of its death, the soul of the owner is contained inside the object, allowing its life to be restored after 1d4 days. The creature returns with the same personality and memories as the original, but its constitution is reduced to 0 and the creature type changes to Undead. The creature have the same ammount of hit points, but each time the creature gains a new levels while in the undead state, it rolls a d12 for its hit points.

Once revived in this way, the target becomes dependent on the proto-phylactery and cannot be revived again by it. If the arcane mark on the proto-phylactery is erased, or if the proto-phylactery is dispelled or destroyed, the target is destroyed, and can only be revived by a true resurrection spell. If the target is separated from the proto-phylactery for more than a week, its body decays and turns into dust, destroying it immediately.

An undead creature can't be targeted by this spell.

Material Component

Metal box and strips of parchment with magical scribes in it (cost 1,4000 gp).


Special laboratory equipment (cost 500 gp).

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