Curse of Undeath
||Earth / Necromancy
|May Be Extended:
||20 Logistics Periods
|NPC Only Ritual:
|Role Play Only:
The Curse of Undeath Ritual causes a Spirit to regenerate as a Minion, Overlord, or Master level Undead by forming a Spirit bottle at which it must regenerate from this point on for as long as the character remains Undead. The Spirit bottle will not form until after the Transform to Greater Undead Ritual is cast. This Ritual must be completed immediately preceding the Transform Ritual in the same batch of Rituals on the same Spirit. If not cast immediately preceding the Transform to Undead Ritual in the same batch of Rituals on the same Spirit, the Curse of Undeath Ritual expires.
When this Ritual is cast, the Target Spirit gains a Spirit ottle identical in every way to that created by a Controlled Spirit Store Ritual, including number of deaths allocated, mechanism by which the body regenerates, physical representation requirements of the bottle, and so forth. The only difference in this Spirit bottle is that a Transfer Enchantment may be used to transfer the bottle from a Curse of Undeath to another item with another in-game function such as a weapon. When an Undead regenerates at its Spirit bottle, all innate monster abilities are renewed, as they are a property of the body. All learned skills are at the state they were in prior to the death as they are learned and a property of the Spirit.
The only way to remove the Curse of Undeath Ritual is to cast either a Destroy Magic Aspect Earth or Gift of Life Ritual on the Spirit bottle of the Undead. When the Undead body next dies, the Spirit will resurrect as the race of creature they were prior to the casting of the Curse of Undeath Ritual. If the appropriate number of deaths has occurred, they may need to draw from Death's Bag. If a Curse of Undeath Ritual is not on the Spirit of a Minion, Overlord, or Master level Undead, then casting the Gift of Life Ritual on the Spirit of the Minion, Overlord, or Master level Undead will destroy the Transform to Undead Ritual without causing a death to the Spirit. Thus casting a Gift of Life Ritual upon a Curse of Undeathed Spirit bottle will remove the Curse of Undeath thus destroying the Spirit Bottle, while a second Gift of Life on the Undead body with the Spirit within it will return the Undead to life without the need to resurrect.
Though this Ritual itself is not subject to Destroy Magic Earth, if the Spirit bottle of the Undead has Destroy Magic Earth cast upon it, the Curse of Undeath Ritual will expire instantly.
Out Of Game:
Be forewarned that the casting of this Ritual upon a PC will cause that PC to become an NPC under control of the local Plot committee. It is advised that the PC wishing to use this Ritual discuss the matter with staff by bringing it to the attention of Alliance prior to the event it is cast. The Ritual Marshal must approve the bottle phys rep to be supplied by the PC and give it a tag as well as the PC. The Curse of Undeath must be entered as a Controlled Spirit Store in the character database.
This Ritual requires 4 reagents as listed on the scroll.
This ritual can not be spellcrafted.