Preservation (3.5e Spell)

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Level: Tarot 7
Components: V, F
Casting time: 1 round
Range: Touch
Target: Dead creature touched
Duration: Permanent
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

Preserves a dead body in almost any condition for an indefinite amount of time.

This spell preserves the corpse of a dead creature perfectly. While it is better to preserve the body as soon as possible after death, the spell will halt the decay process in whatever condition the body is in when the spell is cast.

There are two main uses for this spell: The first is a magical taxidermy that preserves specimens for museums and trophy collections. The second use is to preserve a body in order to cast some sort of raise dead or resurrection spells. These types of spells normally have a time limit that the target can be dead in order for the spell to function. With Preservation, the time limit is not counted after the spell is cast on the body - only time elapsed before the application of Preservation is counted.


This spell can only be cast using III - The Empress as a focus.

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