Wrappings of Wrathful Vengeance

Aura strong evocation, illusion, and necromancy; CL 15th; Slot slotless; Price 34,120 gp; Weight 1 lb.


This item was created as a trap and a means to punish those that would animate the dead for their own vile purposes. To the casual inspector using detect magic, a body wrapped in these bandages looks like it has been preserved in bandages of peaceful rest, but if an attempt to animate the body is made anyway (using animate dead or create undead) the magic of the wrappings take effect.

Upon completion of the animating spell, the undead creature created will immediately turn on its creator, attacking it to the best of its ability and using all available powers. It will continue to attack until either it or its creator is dead or until a full round has passed, whichever happens first. Anyone attacking the undead will also become targets themselves but only after its creator is slain or otherwise unreachable (e.g. teleports away).

For all purposes of commanding or controlling undead, the wearer of the wrappings of wrathful vengeance, once animated, counts as an intelligent undead operating by its own will. In all other regards, it uses normal statistics for an undead of its kind.

If the undead is still animated at the end of the full round, it is automatically destroyed in a pillar of holy fire and burned so that nothing but ashes remains.


Feats Craft Wondrous Item; Spells control undead, flame strike, magic aura; Cost 17,060 gp