Xarithiels Undead Possession (3.5e Spell)
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|Level:||Clr 5, Sor/Wiz 5|
|Casting time:||1 round|
|Effect, or Area:||Undead Touched|
|Duration:||Permanent or until dismissed by the caster or until the possessed undead is destroyed|
|Saving Throw:||See text|
|Spell Resistance:||See text|
The spell has a permanent duration and will allow the caster to body jump similar to a magic jar however only to undead and only by touch without the need to return to the original body first.
This spell allows the caster to transfer part of his or her consciousness into an undead of choice, the caster retains all mental abilities and powers and gains (or are limited to) the physical abilities of the undead body that gets possessed. The spell has a permanent duration and will allow the caster to body jump - similar to a magic jar - However, only to undead and only by touch, without the need to return to the original body first.
If the target is mindless and under the control of the caster there is no save or spell resistance, however if the undead is sentient it will try to resist the possession unless ordered not to. If the target is controlled by another necromancer the caster needs to defeat the other caster's caster level in an opposed caster level roll (or a caster level check with DC the opposing caster level + 10) If the target is created by other undead, (like vampires and whights) the caster needs to defeat the HD of the controlling undead with his caster level. While the caster's consciousness is away in the possessed body, the caster's body is in a sleep-like state where its natural bodily processes continue as if the caster was asleep.
It will starve if it needs to eat, and it will die if killed. Should the body die while the caster is out spelunking in its undead vessel, the caster immediately dies and the souls and consciousness return to their original vessels.
If the caster is undead, however, the caster now has a new permanent body. For the lich, the essence of the lich is now in a new non-lich body until it returns to the phylactery and spends 1d10 days by its side transforming its body to its lich form. Should the lich's original body be destroyed then so will the possessed vessel, and the lich will reform normally by its phylactery.
In all cases, if the possessed vessel is destroyed, the consciousness or essence will return to its original body if it still exists.