Resurrection

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NameResurrection
SchoolConjuration (Healing) [Ectomancy]
LevelAPeace 7, Arc 7, Clr 7, Hlr 7, SaveLife 7, Shu 7
ComponentsV, S, M, DF
Casting Time10 minutes
Recharge TimeGeneral
RangeTouch
TargetDead creature touched
DurationInstantaneous
Saving ThrowNone; see text
Spell ResistanceYes (harmless)
GroupsLife
VersionSRD
SourcesSystem Reference Document on page 272
Short Description

Fully restore dead subject.

Materials

A sprinkle of holy water and diamonds worth a total of at least 10,000 gp.

Living GreyhawkOpen

You restore life to a deceased creature. You can raise a creature that has been dead for no longer than 10 years per caster level. In addition, the subject's soul must be free and willing to return. If the subject's soul is not willing to return, the spell does not work; therefore, a subject that wants to return receives no saving throw.

Coming back from the dead is an ordeal. The subject of the spell loses one level (or 1 Hit Die) when it is raised, just as if it had lost a level or a Hit Die to an energy-draining creature. If the subject is 1st level, it loses 2 points of Constitution instead (if this would reduce its Con to 0 or less, it can't be raised). This level/HD loss or Constitution loss cannot be repaired by any means. Upon completion of the spell, the creature is immediately restored to full hit points, vigor, and health, with no loss of prepared spells.

The condition of the remains is not a factor. So long as some small portion of the creatures body still exists, it can be resurrected, but the portion receiving the spell must have been part of the creatures body at the time of death. (The remains of a creature hit by a disintegrate spell count as a small portion of its body.)

You can resurrect someone killed by a death effect or someone who has been turned into an undead creature and then destroyed. You cannot resurrect someone who has died of old age. Constructs, elementals, outsiders, and undead creatures can't be resurrected.

Source Copyright: System Reference Document Copyright 2000-2003, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.; Authors Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Rich Baker, Andy Collins, David Noonan, Rich Redman, Bruce R. Cordell, John D. Rateliff, Thomas Reid, James Wyatt, based on original material by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

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