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Borrowed Time

Colleges Life
Components Verbal
Casting Time 1 second
Duration See below

This is used when the caster has a task to complete that is more important to them than their own life.

If the task is completed before the caster's death, then nothing special occurs.

However, if they die before then, they rise again as an undead creature. What kind of undead is up to the player and GM, but also somewhat dependent on the state of their body. If the caster's body was destroyed, then they'll become some form of non-corporeal undead, such as a ghost. However, they should always retain the witch-based spell-casting abilities and powers they had in life. As soon as the task is complete, the magic begins consuming the caster, both body and spirit.

In all cases, they gain the following traits:

  • Affected by True Faith [0]
  • Not Resurrectable [-25]
    • If the character dies, that's the end. There is no way to bring them back.
  • Obsession (Working Toward Vow) [Variable]
  • Terminally Ill (One Month; Daily Mitigator: Working Toward Vow, -60%) [-40]
    • If the task requires waiting, then they should be spending time each day to prepare themselves for it.
      • This can be anything from meditating to keeping their skills sharp by adventuring.
    • Keep track of the number of days the character doesn't work toward their goal.
      • When they reach 30, the character dies.
  • Unaging [15]
    • This should be part of the undead template, but bears repeating here.
    • No undead form that doesn't include this can be used.
  • Vow [Variable]
    • This is the Vow spoken aloud at casting time.

Points gained from these disadvantages should be used to pay for the undead template and possibly optional powers that go with it.

This is Common among Witches and Very Rare to everyone else.

Extra Life [50] 
    Extended Duration (Permanent) [+150%] 
        Ends when the caster fulfills the Vow chosen at casting time 
    Reincarnation [-20%] 
        See the Limitation of the same name for Unkillable 
    Caster Comes Back as an Undead [-10%] 
    Magical [-10%] 
    Spell Components [-10%] 
        Must speak a task-oriented vow aloud 
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