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Necklace of Ensured Return

Source Merchant's Manifest pg. 19
Aura strong necromancy; CL 18th
Slot neck; Price 120,000 gp; Weight 1 lb.

Description

This lavish necklace is crafted from gold and interwoven bands of silver. The coils of precious metal end in a receptacle bearing a pristine opal gemstone. The necklace does not radiate a magic aura unless viewed with true seeing or a similarly powerful spell. If the wearer is slain, her soul is immediately moved into the gemstone on the necklace, as per trap the soul.

At the time of her death while wearing this necklace, the wearer whose soul is moved into its gemstone must choose a period of time ranging from 1 to 14 days. (The period of time selected can be more specific but must be measured in an increment no smaller than an hour; for example, 3 days and 6 hours.) After the selected amount of time passes, the gemstone shatters, releasing the dead wearer’s soul. Her body then immediately re-forms in a space within 60 feet of where the gem shattered, regardless of the condition of her body at the time of her death, as per true resurrection.

If the gem is destroyed prior to the elapsing of the specified time, the dead wearer’s body re-forms immediately. The individual whose soul is released from the necklace can choose where her body re-forms at the time the gem shatters. Once the former wearer is resurrected, the necklace turns to lead and becomes worthless.

Construction

Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, nondetection, trap the soul, true resurrection; Cost 60,000 gp