Gentle Repose (Spell)

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Level: Bard 2Cleric 2Druid 3Paladin 2Sorcerer/Wizard 3
School: Necromancy
Domain: repose 2


Casting Time: Standard Action
Components: V, S, M/DF (salt and a copper piece for each of the corpse's eyes)


Range: Touch
Target or Area: corpse touched
Duration: 1 day/lvl
Saving Throw: WILL negates (object)
Save DC:
Spell Resistance: Yes


You preserve the remains of a dead creature so that they do not decay. Doing so effectively extends the time limit on raising that creature from the dead (see Raise Dead (Spell)). Days spent under the influence of this spell don't count against the time limit. Additionally, this spell makes transporting a slain (and thus decaying) comrade less unpleasant.
The spell also works on severed body parts and the like.