The Inexcusable Exchange

The Inexcusable Exchange
Necromancy [mythos, negative energy]
Level 3 (exotic)
Casting Time 1 round
Components V, S, M (drop of caster’s blood)
Range touch
Target creature touched
Duration 3 days
Saving Throw special (see below)
Spell Resistance no

This loathsome spell allows the caster’s spirit to inhabit a dead body or a mindless corporeal undead. The corpse must be marked with a drop of the caster’s blood, but after that point can be possessed by the caster, no matter where it is, within the next three days. The caster’s body goes into a helpless state, and his consciousness animates the corpse as a normal skeleton or zombie. The same process stands for mindless corporeal undead, except that a caster check must be performed against the undead, and the undead gets a saving throw. While possessing an undead form, the caster can still cast spells, but verbal component spells fail 75% of the time in skeletal form, and 25% of the time in zombie form. Inexcusable exchange lasts until the animated form the caster occupies is destroyed; if the caster’s true body is destroyed, the animate form becomes his permanent body.

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