School illusion; Level bard 5
Casting Time 1 standard action
Range close (25 ft. +5 ft./2 levels)
Effect phantom singer
Duration 1 round/level (D)
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no
You conjure up a quasi-real phantom singer that is visible as a shifting, shadowy duplicate of yourself. The singer follows you automatically, moving as you move even if you teleport. The singer cannot be damaged, but can be dispelled. When a shadowbard comes into being, it immediately begins a bardic performance of your choice—it has access to all of the bardic performances that you do. It continues that bardic performance until you direct it as a move action to switch to a different performance. Rounds spent by a shadowbard creating a bardic performance do not decrease the number of rounds you can use your own bardic performance, nor can a shadowbard’s bardic performance be used to trigger songs that require you to begin or cease a bardic performance.