Necromancy cantrip (ritual)
Casting Time: 10 minutes
Components: V, S, M (Blood and hair of a deceased, sentient creature, wax and ingredients worth 10 gp per hit die or level of the creature)
Duration: 1 minute per level or hit die of the creature used
You fashion a blood candle from the corpse of a deceased creature to fulfill your due to the forces of Hel (see Toll of Souls). Until you have fulfilled your due each level, you do not gain any benefits from doing so—you are only doing the bidding of the forces of Hel, after all. However, once you have condemned a number of souls equal to your level to Hel, the dark forces reward you for providing more than what’s required.
Any additional soul condemned to hell allows you to gain the immediate benefits of a short rest upon the blood candle burning down, while also granting you 1/2 the creature’s hit dice (rounded down, minimum 1) as bonus hit dice to spend. You can receive this benefit only once in any 24-hour period.
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