This spell allowed the caster to animate one or more corpses for 90 minutes. More experienced casters could animate more bodies and for a longer time. When animated, each corpse had all the abilities of a mummy. When the spell expired, or the mummy was destroyed, the corpse turned to dust.
In addition to verbal and somatic components, casting this spell required mummy dust and specially prepared corpses. Preparation of each corpse was a six-hour procedure where the corpse was wrapped and infused with embalming fluid that cost 1,400 gp.
- ↑ Spells of the southern magic tradition were created in the Old Empires region and written down with the help of Thoth mage-script, a secret magic language, and thus only usable by the initiated.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J. Mark Bicking (March/April 1993). “Khamsa's Folly”. In Barbara G. Young ed. Dungeon #40 (TSR, Inc.), p. 35.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Scott Bennie (1990). Old Empires. (TSR, Inc), p. 74. ISBN 0-8803-8821-8.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Mark Middleton et al (March 1998). Wizard's Spell Compendium Volume Three. (TSR, Inc), p. 604. ISBN 978-0786907915.