Substitution (5e Spell)

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Substitution
8th-level Necromancy
Casting time: 1 Hour
Range: Touch
Components: V, S, M (A Piece of artwork that resembles the spells target, and is worth at least 1,000 gp. Sacrificing the life of a Good Aligned Creature)
Duration: 10 years


A way to cheat death, at the cost of your very soul. As the spell is cast, the target must choose how many HD he wishes to Sacrifice to the spell. Every chosen HD is locked, and cannot be spent on healing. The power of this spell increases with every HD spent, as shown below. The spell slot used cannot be regained for 1x 'Number of Sacrificed HD' Tendays.

After the spell has been cast and the sacrifice made, the caster and target must both make a Charisma Saving Throw or have their alignment changed to Evil, if they weren't already.

The spell creates a link between the target and the piece of artwork that the spell requires. This link only works if the two are on the same plane. If either move to a different plane, then the effects of this spell are suppressed until they return. If they are on two different planes for more than 10 days the spell ends.

1 HD, The target cannot age, or die from natural causes.

2 HD, The target does not suffer from illness, addiction, or disease and does not scar from injuries.

3 HD, The target does not suffer extra damage from Critical hits against it.

4 HD, The target is constantly under the affect of Regenerate and restores all limbs that may have been lost prior to the spell's casting.

5 HD, The target is also Resistant to Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing Damage from non-magic non-silvered weapons, and Immune from Necrotic Damage.

For the Duration of the spell the Art Object will alter in appearance in accordance to how the target is damaged. (i.e. will receive scars where the target is damaged, will decay as the target was supposed to age, will lose limbs that would have been lost by the target etc.)


If the Art Object is ever destroyed the spell ends, all physical deformities, aging, diseases, illnesses and addictions that were suppressed by the spell immediately come into effect, and the target suffers 'Number of Sacrificed HD' x 10 Necrotic Damage.

On the anniversary of the spells casting the target must make a DC 15 + years cast Charisma Saving Throw. On a failure the Target's Alignment is shifted to Evil, if not already.

After 10 years the spell must be recast, and another Sacrifice made.


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