Carrion Crown by Kelly
This short-lived candle helps commune with the spirit world
Aura faint necromancy; CL 7th
Slot —; Price 1,500 gp; Weight 1 lb.
Usually dead black or bone white, a séance candle burns for 1 hour. While alight, it
attracts the lingering vestiges of dead spirits to come and whisper to the living or
provide clues to answer their questions when they meditate upon the desired infor -
mation in the light of the candle, depending on the amount of time spent.
10 Minutes: +2 insight bonus to a Knowledge check to learn about a specific
named individual (who may be living, dead, or undead) or to a Diplomacy check to
gather information about an individual or when interacting with a sentient undead
creature. This bonus is doubled if the séance candle is burned at a creature’s grave
site or in its current or former home. This bonus does not stack with itself; each
time this ability is used, it must apply to a different Knowledge or Diplomacy check.
20 Minutes: Ask a single question of a corpse, as speak with dead (Will DC 14) or
perform an augury related to a specific named individual.
60 minutes: Perform a divination related to a specific named individual.
If a haunt is present when a séance candle is lit, any creature within 5 feet of the
candle gains +2 bonus to skill checks to notice or interact with the haunt; however,
the candle enables to the haunt to manifest more fully, and save DCs against it are
increased by 1 within 5 feet of the séance candle . If the séance candle is extinguished
prematurely, 10 minutes of its burning time is wasted but no benefit is gained.
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, speak with dead; Cost 750 gp
Part of the belongings of Madam Vishnee.