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Creating a lich's phylactery?

Discussion in 'Dungeons & Dragons + Other RPGs' started by Eyebreaker7, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Eyebreaker7

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    3.5 rules state:

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    The Lich’s Phylactery
    An integral part of becoming a lich is creating a magic phylactery in which the character stores its life force. As a rule, the only way to get rid of a lich for sure is to destroy its phylactery. Unless its phylactery is located and destroyed, a lich reappears 1d10 days after its apparent death.

    Each lich must make its own phylactery, which requires the Craft Wondrous Item feat. The character must be able to cast spells and have a caster level of 11th or higher. The phylactery costs 120,000 gp and 4,800 XP to create and has a caster level equal to that of its creator at the time of creation.

    The most common form of phylactery is a sealed metal box containing strips of parchment on which magical phrases have been transcribed. The box is Tiny and has 40 hit points, hardness 20, and a break DC of 40.

    Other forms of phylacteries can exist, such as rings, amulets, or similar items."


    What exactly does it entail to make one? Is there a source out there somewhere that goes into detail? Preferably 3.5 rules but anything would help. :pope:
    All I can find is the info above.
     
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    I'm curious about more details. It must require certain spells doesn't it? It says "The character must be able to cast spells and have a caster level of 11th or higher.".
     
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    It requires being able to cast spells. It does not require casting specific spells. It is its own, unique magical ritual and should be different for each lich.
     
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