Shield Other

Level: Clr 2, Pal 2, Protection 2
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: One creature
Duration: 1 hour/level (D)
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

This spell wards the subject and creates a mystic connection between you and the
subject so that some of its wounds are transferred to you. The subject gains a +1
deflection bonus to AC and a +1 resistance bonus on saves. Additionally, the subject
takes only half damage from all wounds and attacks (including that dealt by special
abilities) that deal hit point damage. The amount of damage not taken by the
warded creature is taken by you. Forms of harm that do not involve hit points, such
as charm effects, temporary ability damage, level draining, and death effects, are not
affected. If the subject suffers a reduction of hit points from a lowered Constitution
score, the reduction is not split with you because it is not hit point damage. When
the spell ends, subsequent damage is no longer divided between the subject and
you, but damage already split is not reassigned to the subject. If you and the
subject of the spell move out of range of each other, the spell ends.

Focus: A pair of platinum rings (worth at least 50 gp each) worn by both you and the
warded creature.