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| Preservation (305)
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Preservation, or lifekeep (LK), strengthens the bond tethering the soul to the corpse after death, preventing an adventurer from decaying or departing normally. However, one can still depart after using the UNLINK verb. Casting Preservation on an already kept body does nothing, one must wait for the spell to dissipate before casting it again. When the spell dissipates the default decay timer reactivates, this can act like a buffer so that Preservation may be cast again before the body decays.
Training in Spiritual Lore, Blessings will add 15 seconds per rank to the duration of the spell.
This spell is found in treasure-generated white flasks (also available for purchase at the Pinefar General Store), pure potions, and merchant-sold lifekeep flasks. The Order of Voln's Symbol of Preservation has a similar effect. Spirit Servants will preserve their masters upon death as well.
A luminescent web briefly forms around PERSON, then fades into the body.
|A crystalline vial containing a white flask
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