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'''Grisald's Reanimated Guardian''' (abbreviated as '''GRG''') is an first order defensive [[:Category:Wizard spells|spell]]. The caster can use the spell to raise human (And only human) corpses into a completely loyal skeleton warrior, who will fight for you and try to protect you from any damage.  Unlike some types of [[minions]], skeletons do not reduce your kill and bury [[xp]].
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'''Grisald's Reanimated Guardian''' (abbreviated as '''GRG''') is an first order defensive [[:Category:Wizard spells|spell]]. The caster can use the spell to raise human (And only human) corpses into a completely loyal skeleton warrior, who will fight for you and try to defend you from attacks.
  
 
You can only summon one skeleton at a time.
 
You can only summon one skeleton at a time.
 
The skeleton will use any weapons or armours on the corpse when it is reanimated, so you'll want to put those in before casting the spell. The items will drop when the skeleton is destroyed. It is also possible to cast shields like [[TPA]] on the skeleton to make it tougher. The skeleton cannot be [[bandage]]d, but it may be healed by other means such as an [[oak wand]].
 
  
 
Failing the spell can destroy the corpse, dropping any items on it on the floor. It may also make the caster unconscious or make the skeleton turn on the caster.
 
Failing the spell can destroy the corpse, dropping any items on it on the floor. It may also make the caster unconscious or make the skeleton turn on the caster.
 
You can ''poke'' the skeleton (or warrior) if it stops following you, the result is not instant.
 
 
The skeleton will remain for at least 30 minutes. Higher skills increase the duration.{{research}}
 
  
 
You do not receive bury [[xp]] if you cast Grisald's Reanimated Guardian on a corpse before burying it.
 
You do not receive bury [[xp]] if you cast Grisald's Reanimated Guardian on a corpse before burying it.
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<br>The skeleton groans, stirs and rises.}}
 
<br>The skeleton groans, stirs and rises.}}
  
==Skeleton Description==
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==Skeleton Warriors==
A walking skeleton.  Bits look like they're about to fall off, or already have.  It looks slightly out-of-touch with the world, and (How 'fierce' your skeleton is will be displayed here).
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Skeleton warriors are a type of [[minion]] that will automatically assist the caster in combat and [[defend]] them.
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===Description===
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<pre>A walking skeleton.  Bits look like they're about to fall off, or already have.  It looks slightly out-of-touch with the world, and (How 'fierce' your skeleton is will be displayed here).</pre>
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===Usage===
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The skeleton will use any weapons or armours on the corpse when it is reanimated. If the skeleton does not have any weapons, shields, or other items it can parry with, it will not [[defend]] the caster. If you give the skeleton weapons or armours, it will remove all of its equipment and then equip as much as it can, and it will carry any remaining items rather than drop them. All items will drop when the skeleton is destroyed.
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Skeletons cannot be given orders. You may <code>lose</code> a skeleton to make it stop following you or <code>poke</code> it to make it resume following you after a brief delay.
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<pre>You poke the skeleton warrior.
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The skeleton warrior lurches to attention.</pre>
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===Characteristics===
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The skeleton's fighting ability and lifespan are highly random, but they may be increased with higher skills{{research}}. Durations of nearly an hour have been reported by high level wizards. A skeleton's lifespan cannot be extended. You may get a general idea of a skeleton's power and lifespan by looking at it and seeing how 'fierce' it is.
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Skeletons may be given [[TPA]] to make them tougher. Skeletons cannot be [[bandage]]d, but they may be healed by other means such as an [[oak wand]].
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Unlike some types of [[minions]], skeletons do not reduce your kill and bury [[xp]].
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===Death===
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<pre>The skeleton warrior dissolves into dust.  Everything he carried drops to the ground.</pre>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 10:13, 27 November 2021

Grisald's Reanimated Guardian
Spell information
Nickname grg
Guild Wizards
Type Defensive
Description Animates skeleton that protects the caster.
GP cost 70
Mind space 40
Thaums 8
Components human corpse in the room (becomes a walking skeleton)
Tome Body Parts for the Advanced Student

Grisald's Reanimated Guardian (abbreviated as GRG) is an first order defensive spell. The caster can use the spell to raise human (And only human) corpses into a completely loyal skeleton warrior, who will fight for you and try to defend you from attacks.

You can only summon one skeleton at a time.

Failing the spell can destroy the corpse, dropping any items on it on the floor. It may also make the caster unconscious or make the skeleton turn on the caster.

You do not receive bury xp if you cast Grisald's Reanimated Guardian on a corpse before burying it.

Casting

This spell costs 70 GP to cast, and takes up 40 units of mind space, and can be cast on any human corpse whose skeleton is still intact.

Skills

Spellcheck results
Scale      
150 170 190 210 230 250 270 290 310 330 350
 
summoning            
 
       
binding            
 
       
animating            
 
       
healing            
 
       

The following skills are used in the stages of this spell:

Casting messages

Casting
You prepare to cast Grisald's Reanimated Guardian on the corpse of a papergirl.
You kneel and summon life force from hidden places.
You make magical equivalents of the long-gone muscles and ligaments of the skeleton, binding them onto the bare bones.
You attempt to magically reanimate the dead bones.
You attempt to repair the worst damage to the body.
Success
The skeleton groans, stirs and rises.
The skeleton warrior equips a pair of old trousers and a red and blue flannel shirt.
The skeleton warrior moves to defend you.
You mentally take control of the skeleton.
Failure
The corpse of a papergirl crumbles and rots before your very eyes.
You feel very sleepy.
You can't keep your eyes open anymore.  You go to sleep.
The corpse animates, but you lose your control over the skeleton!
The skeleton warrior equips a round tweed cap, a pair of hard leather boots, a white short-sleeved cotton shirt, a pair of breeches, a silver ring and a dagger.
The skeleton warrior moves aggressively towards you!
To others
The wizard kneels and shudders.
The wizard makes horrid facial expressions.
The wizard groans softly.
The wizard strokes the corpse of a tall man lovingly.
The skeleton groans, stirs and rises.

Skeleton Warriors

Skeleton warriors are a type of minion that will automatically assist the caster in combat and defend them.

Description

A walking skeleton.  Bits look like they're about to fall off, or already have.  It looks slightly out-of-touch with the world, and (How 'fierce' your skeleton is will be displayed here).

Usage

The skeleton will use any weapons or armours on the corpse when it is reanimated. If the skeleton does not have any weapons, shields, or other items it can parry with, it will not defend the caster. If you give the skeleton weapons or armours, it will remove all of its equipment and then equip as much as it can, and it will carry any remaining items rather than drop them. All items will drop when the skeleton is destroyed.

Skeletons cannot be given orders. You may lose a skeleton to make it stop following you or poke it to make it resume following you after a brief delay.

You poke the skeleton warrior.
The skeleton warrior lurches to attention.

Characteristics

The skeleton's fighting ability and lifespan are highly random, but they may be increased with higher skillsresearch. Durations of nearly an hour have been reported by high level wizards. A skeleton's lifespan cannot be extended. You may get a general idea of a skeleton's power and lifespan by looking at it and seeing how 'fierce' it is.

Skeletons may be given TPA to make them tougher. Skeletons cannot be bandaged, but they may be healed by other means such as an oak wand.

Unlike some types of minions, skeletons do not reduce your kill and bury xp.

Death

The skeleton warrior dissolves into dust.  Everything he carried drops to the ground.

See also

External links