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Reincarnate

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 331
School transmutation; Level druid 4, hunter 4, medium 4, shaman 4, witch 5

Casting

Casting Time 10 minutes
Components V, S, M, DF (oils worth 1,000 gp)

Effect

Range touch
Target dead creature touched
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw none, see text; Spell Resistance yes (harmless)

Description

Reincarnation on Golarion

>Source Inner Sea Races pg. 193 Death is a natural part of life in the Inner Sea region, but it need not be final. Yet returning to life is not without its perils and peculiarities. While reincarnation is a significant part of the culture of certain races—particularly the samsarans, who reincarnate countless times over the centuries on their slow paths toward perfection and enlightenment—the use of the spell reincarnate allows any character to experience this mystical and fundamentally life-changing event. The table of random races presented here expands on the one presented with the reincarnate spell in the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. At the GM’s discretion, you may use the following optional table when rolling to determine what new body is generated when a reincarnate spell is cast. This Golarion-specific table excludes all races that possess racial Hit Dice, but also adds in new races that are relatively widespread and common in the region. Not all of the races presented in this book appear on the following table—androids, for example, are beyond the scope of a reincarnate spell to create (although dead androids and wyrwoods can themselves be reincarnated, they have no chance of coming back in the same type of body). Others, such as kasathas and other alien races, are not true natives of Golarion and thus lack the “spiritual weight” needed to be included in a table of reincarnation possibilities. Of course, a result of “GM’s choice” gives each GM the opportunity to break these assumptions about allowed incarnations as she sees fit.

When using these expanded tables, roll first on the Core Incarnations table. This table presents an array of familiar races. Move on to the Other Incarnations table only if directed to do so. This larger list presents a selection of less-common races from across Golarion, some of which might be familiar to the people of the Inner Sea, while others might be almost entirely alien. If the incarnation rolled has multiple ethnicities or heritages—as is the case with aasimar, dhampir, and several similar races— randomly determine which ethnicity or heritage applies to the new incarnation. Ability score modifiers remain the same regardless of the final ethnicity or heritage.

Core Incarnations

d%IncarnationStrDexCon
1-12Dwarf+0+0+2
13-24Elf+0+2-2
25-36Gnome-2+0+2
37-48Half-elf+0+2+0
49-60Half-orc+2+0+0
61-72Halfling-2+2+0
73-89Human+0+0+2
90-99Roll on Other Incarnations???
100GM's choice???


Other Incarnations

d%IncarnationStrDexCon
1-5Aasimar+0+0+0
6-7Aquatic elf+0+2-2
8-9Catfolk+0+2+0
10-11Changeling+0+0-2
12-13Dhampir+0+2-2
14Drow+0+2-2
15-16Duergar+0+0+2
17-18Fetchling+0+2+0
19-20Ghoran+0+0+2
21-22Gillman+0+0+2
23-27Goblin-2+4+0
28-29Grippli-2+2+0
30-33Hobgoblin+0+2+2
34-37Ifrit+0+2+0
38-39Kitsune-2+2+0
40-44Kobold-4+2-2
45-46Merfolk+0+2+2
47-48Nagaji+2+0+0
49-53Orc+4+0+0
54-57Oread+2+0+0
58-59Ratfolk-2+2+0
60-67Samsaran+0+0-2
68-69Skinwalker+0+0+0
70-71Strix+0+2+0
72-74Suli+2+0+0
75Svirfneblin-2+2+0
76-79Sylph+0+2-2
80-82Tengu+0+2-2
83-87Tiefling+0+2+0
88-91Undine-2+2+0
92-93Vanara+0+2+0
94-95Vishkanya+0+2+0
96-97Wayang+0+2+0
98-99Wyvaran+0+2+0
100GM's choice???

Cyclic Reincarnation

Source Arcane Anthology pg. 13
School transmutation; Level druid 6, hunter 6

Casting

Casting Time 10 minutes
Components V, S, M, DF (oils worth 5,000 gp)

Effect

Range touch
Target dead creature touched
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw none, see text; Spell Resistance yes (harmless)

Description

This spell allows a dead creature that died no more than 1 year before the casting of the spell to return to life in a body that closely resembles its original body; it functions as reincarnate except as noted. Cyclic reincarnation returns the dead creature to life in a new body of the same race that the target belonged to in life, and the new body appears physically similar to the creature’s previous one, to the extent that the creature could be easily mistaken for its own offspring or kin. If the affected creature isn’t a humanoid, there is a 75% chance that the creature returns to life as a youth of its race, gaining the young creature simple template instead (or becomes a juvenile, in the case of dragons and other creatures whose power is determined by their age category).

You can use cyclic reincarnation on someone who was killed by a death effect or turned into an undead creature and then destroyed, but nonhumanoids so restored always return to life with the young creature simple template (or as a juvenile, in the case of creatures whose power is determined by their age category).

Reincarnate Spy

Source Ultimate Intrigue pg. 223
School conjuration (healing); Level druid 6, hunter 6, shaman 6, witch 7

Casting

Casting Time 10 minutes
Components V, S, DF, M (oils worth 2,500 gp and a possession or piece of the body of the creature to resemble)

Effect

Range touch
Target dead creature touched
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw none (see text); Spell Resistance yes

Description

This spell functions as reincarnate except that you can cause the new body to resemble a particular creature, matching its age category and sex and rerolling any race result that would be the wrong size category. The subject further gains a +5 bonus on Disguise checks to impersonate the chosen creature due to similar features, although it might take a penalty for being the wrong race.

The spell automatically leaves you with a small piece of the creature’s new body, typically a lock of hair (useful for scrying and other such spells).