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Eternal Warrior
Power Point Cost: 10 points per warrior
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 day per warrior
Range: Personal
Target: Prep-prepared figure
Duration: Permanent, but number of animations limited to sorcerer’s level divided by 5
Prerequisites: Raise corpse, Knowledge (Arcana) 10 ranks

This spell specifically animates warriors cast from terracotta or similar materials to guard a tomb or grave. It's primary use is by Emperors where entire terracotta armies are prepared but others have called upon a necromancer to animate one or two guardians and some jungle temples have Eternal Warriors as part of the general temple defences but a similar spell also creates the bone and bamboo guardians of the Great Wall.

The spell relies heavily on it's material component, which is the Medium-sized statue to be animated. The figure needs to be specially cast, carved or moulded, and a pint of human blood mixed or absorbed within the material. The figure can be of any Cultural type: the spell’s matrix will animate it appropriately. Also one weapon can be added to the statue at time of creation, giving the Eternal Warrior a proficiency with cert weapon.

The spell is a powerful, permanent enchantment but it has limitations. The number of times an Eternal Warrior can animate is dependent on the level of the caster at the time he works the spell. An Eternal Guardian will animate, under strict conditions, once for every four levels of the caster (so a terracotta warrior created by a necromancer of level 20 will animate 5 times); however, once the figure comes to life, it remains active until either destroyed or commanded to halt by it's creator or it's enemies are dead or have fled the area.

At the point of creation the necromancer must also specify the conditions that cause the figure to animate and what it must do when animated. ‘Come to life when the Emperor’s tomb is breached by robbers’ is a good example of when to
animate and; ‘Slaughter all who try to escape’ a good example of what the Eternal Warrior is to do. Note, however, that if someone accidentally came across the tomb and entered it simply out of curiosity, leaving without taking anything, the Eternal Warrior would remain inert.

A single spell matrix can be used to create as many Eternal Warriors as the sorcerer has Power Points available. The spell will not animate skeletons or corpses to become Eternal Warriors: for that, the sorcerer must use the raise corpse spell (see page 258 of the Conan the Roleplaying Game).

Material Components: Terracotta (bone or bamboo, etc.) statue worth 1,000 sp, plus 0ne pint of human blood.

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