Spell - The Black Word of Niyut

The Black Word of Niyut

School: Necromancy; Level: Oracle 9
Casting Time: 1 Standard Action
Components: V
Range: medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Target: One mortal creature
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will or Fortitude (See Text); Spell Resistance: yes
Source: Liber Sanguinem

With a single soul wrenching word, you seek to steal the animating spark of one mortal creature, killing her instantly. If the creature fails her save, she dies instantly and automatically extract 1 Life Essence that flies to your hand. The destroyed creature does not have a chance to generate a Life Essence naturally, if Extract Essence is cast on it later. However, this does not affect the percentage chance of other Essence types or the extraction of imbued Life Essences.

A living creature targeted by this spell must make Fortitude save. If that character saves successfully, she still gains 2 Negative Levels due to the stress on her vital spark. Twenty-four hours after gaining them, the subject must make a Fortitude saving throw (DC = the save DC of The Black Word of Niyut) for each negative level. If the save succeeds, that negative level is removed. If it fails, that negative level becomes permanent.

An undead creature targeted by this spell must make a Will save at a -3 penalty because its Life Essence is less rooted in the material world than if it were a living creature. However, an undead creature takes no further penalty from the spell if it succeeds on its Will save.

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Spell - The Black Word of Niyut

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