Preservation (305)

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Preservation (305)
Mnemonic [PRESERVE]
Duration 600 seconds
Utility Magic  
Availability Corpse 
Cleric Base Spells
Prayer of Holding (301) Attack
Smite/Bane (302) Attack
Prayer of Protection (303) Defensive
Bless (304) Offensive
Preservation (305) Utility
Holy Bolt (306) Attack
Benediction (307) Defensive
Well of Life (308) Utility
Condemn (309) Attack
Warding Sphere (310) Defensive
Blind (311) Attack
Fervent Reproach (312) Attack
Prayer (313) Defensive
Relieve Burden (314) Utility
Remove Curse (315) Utility
Censure (316) Attack
Divine Fury (317) Attack
Raise Dead (318) Utility
Soul Ward (319) Defensive
Ethereal Censer (320) Attack
Holy Receptacle (325) Utility
Sanctify (330) Utility
Divine Wrath (335) Attack
Symbol of the Proselyte (340) Offensive
Miracle (350) Utility

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.

Clerics may APPRAISE dead adventurers to see whether or not they are under the effects of preservation (whether from the spell, flask, or other means), and if so, for how long the effect will last.

Lore Benefit

Training in Spiritual Lore, Blessings will add 15 seconds per rank to the duration of the spell.

Other Methods

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.

Alchemy Recipe

A crystalline vial containing a white flask
  1. Add water
  2. Add 2 doses of glistening black eye from dark shamblers
  3. Boil
  4. Add powdered turquoise stone
  5. Simmer
  6. Add glowing white powder
  7. Chant Preservation (305)