This Ritual summons one or more Skeletal Undead. This Ritual also allows the Caster to control the Skeletal Undead summoned; note that the Undead summoned by this Ritual will last until destroyed but the Caster's control lasts only 5 days. The number of Undead summoned varies by levels of Formal Casting skill according to the Undead being summoned. The Ritual Caster must remain with them at all times, unless a specific order is issued. Once this simple order is issued, the Undead will attempt to carry out the order. The Ritual Caster is the only one (short of Battle Magic) who may order and control the Undead; the Ritual Caster may not issue an order such as ""Obey all of his/her commands to you."" Summoned Skeletal Undead may only follow simple commands with one objective; these commands may not involve decision-making and may not be longer than 20 words. Examples of acceptable commands are: Kill him, defend me, hold him, pick the sword up, or attack her. Examples of unacceptable commands are: follow his orders, if happen do , kill any thing you see if . Whether a command is acceptable or not is left to the discretion of the local Plot or rules committee. The specific type of Undead summoned is equal to the difficulty the Ritual Caster is willing to undertake.
Out Of Game: Your local campaign Plot committee must be notified before the casting of this Ritual. Monster Desk must supply a stat card at each event. Statistics for a monster may change between events; the summoned Undead must use the latest statistics regardless of when it was summoned. In some cases the Caster must offer up someone else to take the place of the summoned Undead for the duration of the Summoning - thus supplying an NPC to play their monster(s). However, Alliance Plot reserves the right to substitute a staff member or other NPC for part or all of the interaction with the summoned Undead. The NPC playing the Undead must abide by the personality requirements and directives given to them by the Ritual Marshal or member of their Campaign Plot Committee. Failure to do so may result in the termination of the role and the loss of the Undead.
This ritual requires a minimum of 3 reagents to cast. Any additional reagents required by the ritual should be of the same types as listed on the ritual scroll.
3:3 Reagents - Skeleton, 1 Creature Summoned Per Level of Formal Magic.
3:3 Reagents - Grave Dancer, 1 Creature Summoned Per 2 Levels of Formal Magic.
4:4 Reagents - Skeletal Warrior, 1 Creature Summoned Per 2 Levels of Formal Magic.
5:4 Reagents - Jade Skeleton, 1 Creature Summoned Per 2 Levels of Formal Magic.
5:4 Reagents - Giant Skeleton, 1 Creature Summoned Per 2 Levels of Formal Magic.
7:5 Reagents - Hound of the Dead, 1 Creature Summoned Per 3 Levels of Formal Magic.
8:5 Reagents - Death's Head, 1 Creature Summoned Per 4 Levels of Formal Magic.
I CALL UPON THE POWER OF <aspect> MAGIC TO CRAFT THE Summon Undead (Skeletal) <declare choices> Ritual