Talking Dead

Skill: divination/death 14

Backlash: 21

Difficulty. 12

Effect Value: 15

Bonus Number to: effect

Range: 5 (10 meters)

Duration: 18 (1 hour)

Casting Time: 18 (1 hour)

Manipulation: duration

With this spell, the mage uses the strength of her spirit to contact a spirit of the dead in hopes of gaining information from them. The mage must have something that belonged to the person that she wishes to question. This object must have had some significance to the person in life. Likely items would include a wedding ring, a pendant, a favored sword or other weapon, or even a book. Throughout the casting, and then the questioning, the mage must maintain physical contact with the item while maintaining strict control over her mind. If her concentration ever fails, then the spirit will find a way to break free from the mage and return to its eternal rest. After the casting which includes meditation and chanting, the mage generates her spell total. Compare the effect total to the Spirit of the spirit summoned (usually in a range from10 to 15), and read the comparison on the Power Push chart. The spell has a result point modifier of six. Read the result points on the Interrogate column to find the spirit's reaction to the summoning mage. The mage must still coax the information out of the spirit that she summoned.