Aid the Fallen (1620)

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Aid the Fallen (1620)
Mnemonic [AIDFALLEN]
Duration Instantaneous
Utility Magic  
Subtype Travel 
Components A corpse 
Availability held corpses only 
Paladin Base Spells
Mantle of Faith (1601) Defensive
Pious Trial (1602) Attack
Faith's Clarity (1603) Utility
Consecrate (1604) Utility
Arm of the Arkati (1605) Offensive
Dauntless (1606) Offensive
Rejuvenation (1607) Utility
Beacon of Courage (1608) Offensive
Divine Shield (1609) Defensive
Higher Vision (1610) Defensive
Patron's Blessing (1611) Defensive
Champion's Might (1612) Offensive
Guard the Meek (1613) Defensive
Aura of the Arkati (1614) Attack
Divine Strike (1615) Attack
Vigor (1616) Utility
Zealot (1617) Offensive
Crusade (1618) Offensive
Faith Shield (1619) Defensive
Aid the Fallen (1620) Utility
Sanctify (1625) Offensive
Judgment (1630) Attack
Divine Intervention (1635) Utility
Divine Word (1640) Utility
Divine Incarnation (1650) Utility


When cast upon a dead adventurer, the Paladin calls upon his deity to transport a fallen corpse to a pre-determined safe haven. The Paladin must have an appropriate anchor set in order for the dead body to be successfully transferred. These anchors may be set in any properly dedicated area which can be determined by SENSE as well as any common landing locations for Spirit Guide (130). It is possible for the Paladin to have more than one anchor set, as long as the anchors are in different realms.

Additionally, the corpse must be held by the Paladin (in his group), or else the spell will fail. Since the corpse is transported away from the paladin in to a potentially vacant location, it is a good idea to lifekeep the corpse first, but this is no longer a requirement.

Setting the Anchor

Once one is in an appropriate location, one should kneel, prepare Aid the Fallen, and make a prayer including particular words, including the patron to which the paladin is converted. It should be noted that the Paladin's alignment category (Liabo, Lornon, or neutral) may have an effect on what areas will work. Be sure to both PREPARE 1620 and KNEEL before the prayer or it will not work!

>kneel
You kneel down.
K>prep 1620
You trace a simple symbol as you reverently call on your patron in the prayer for Aid the Fallen...
Your spell is ready.
K>pray I search for Oleani's blessing to aid the fallen,;Transport their bodies to the home of the holy,;If she should guide me, my duty shall be fulfilled,;The dead would be safe in my hands

You intone a low prayer:

    "I search for Oleani's blessing to aid the fallen,
     Transport their bodies to the home of the holy,
     If she should guide me, my duty shall be fulfilled,
     The dead would be safe in my hands"

As you bow your head with the last words of your prayer, you sense a deep spiritual satisfaction and a strong bond with the area.

The magic of your spell fades blissfully from your mind.
Roundtime: 5 sec.

The anchor will not be set unless the above feedback line is output verbatim, and does not include a clause such as "but the moment is fleeting." The exception is if the room is already the Paladin's anchor, in which case the result is "you sense a reinforcement in your bond with the area."

If one were to copy and paste the above template to set their anchor, one should be sure to not only change the deity name, but also the pronoun gender.

Lore Benefits

40 ranks of Spiritual Lore, Summoning allows this spell to be self-cast. 20 mana is still required, and it is activated via BESEECH when dead.

Roleplaying Usage

Note that the steps above to set the anchor location are one of the few ways to properly recite such a prayer. A paladin can do this with a prayer of any sort to suit another situation or purpose.

Messaging

You gesture at Deadguy.
A radiant bright white beacon encompassed by a translucent muted black corona rapidly descends from above, striking Deadguy in the chest.  It soon expands to encompass his entire body before finally beginning to wane.  The beacon shines brightly one last time and tapers into nonexistence, taking Deadguy with it.
Cast Roundtime 3 Seconds.

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