Publication:Dread Codex 2/New Spells/Ilnioth’s Mark of Life
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|Casting time:||1 minute|
|Target:||One willing living creature|
“The Mark of Life was created by the notorious wizards of Highwatch. Created so that they would know that their apprentices or servants were alive whenever they went out into the world, or if they died, that that was what had happened to them. It could also be named the Mark of Death, as the caster feels the death of the marked as it happens.”
The Mark of Life is a small bond between the caster and his target, but there are two possible ways of using this spell. The first use is where the wizard marks himself with the mark of someone else’s life, so that the wizard will know if and when the other person dies. The other use is to mark someone else with the wizard’s own life, so that this other person will know if the wizard is alive or dead.
The spell lasts for 60 days; after that the spell must be cast again, but if the wizard casts the spell before the 60 days has ended he does not need to touch the recipient of the Mark of Life, he merely needs to touch the mark on his own body. The mark can be anything the caster wishes, but the mark is on both the caster’s body and the target; they look much like a tattoo and are the same on both creatures. This mark can be removed with a dispel magic or similar spell; if this happens, the mark on both wizard and target will vanish.