Drums Of The Dead

510 XP

MP Cost: 40
Threshold: 3
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: One hour
Range: One target
Target: One sunken ship
Duration: One day per caster's magic attack bonus
Saving Throw: Will negates
Prerequisites: Blood Eagle, raise corpse
Magic Attack Roll: Sets the DC of the Will save

This spell targets a victim who must make a Will save while being ritually sacrificed by the sorcerer. If the target fails the save, his tortured death not only provides power but also becomes a part of the larger spell being cast. He picks up a properly prepared ox-hide drum and beats it until his body finally fails. His spirit continues to sound the drum until the duration elapses or the spell is somehow lifted. The drum increases the overland movement speed of any ship with oars by +2 and gives the ship +2 movement points during a closing turn.

Focus: An elaborately made ox-hide drum costing no less than 50 gp.

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