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School necromancy [death, evil, fire]; Level necromancer 2


Casting Time 1 round


Range touch
Target living creature touched
Duration instantaneous/1 round per HD of subject; see text
Saving Throw Fortitude negates; Spell Resistance yes


This spell functions like death knell, except instead of using the slain target’s life energy to enhance yourself, you use it to summon a Small fire elemental resembling a burning, howling version of the slain creature. The elemental acts immediately on your turn and otherwise behaves as if you had summoned it with summon monster II. The elemental remains for a number of rounds equal to the Hit Dice of the slain creature.