Corpse Candle

Conjuration (Creation)
Level: Sorcerer/wizard 3
Components: S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Effect: Ghostly hand and candle
Duration: 1 minute/level (D);
see text
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

You hold out a piece of fl esh before you, and
as you concentrate on your desired spell
effect, the fl esh dissolves into nothingness.
Nearby, in the place of your choosing, a
severed hand appears bearing a lit candle.

The ghostly hand carries a lit candle
that sheds light in a 5-foot radius. You
can move the hand at the beginning
of your turn as you desire—forward
or back, up or down, straight or around
corners—up to 50 feet per round.
Directing the candle is a free action.
The hand and candle are incorporeal
and can pass through objects. A corpse
candle illuminates hidden, ethereal,
and invisible beings and items, all
of which become faintly visible as
wispy outlines. Ethereal creatures
remain unreachable from the Material
Plane (except with force effects), but
illuminated incorporeal and invisible
creatures do not benefi t from concealment,
and so attacks against them
suffer no miss chance.

The hand cannot be attacked or damaged,
though dispel magic and similar
spells can dispel it. The hand winks
out if the distance between you and it
exceeds the spell’s range.

Material Component: A piece of a
corpse untreated by any kind of preservative.