School divination; Level bard 2, cleric 2, sorcerer 2/wizard 2
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (50 gp gem placed over each eye of the corpse)
Target one dead creature
Duration 1 round/level (D)
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no
By peering into a dead creature’s eyes, you may see 1 minute/level preceding the corpse’s death as seen by the dead creature (for example, if the creature died in its sleep there is likely little to see). You see these events in compressed time, 1 round for every minute of the corpse’s past. A successful DC 15 concentration check gives near-perfect recall of the events; failure indicates fuzzy recall and partial details. A roll of a natural 1 indicates a mangled, inaccurate version of events.
You may dismiss the spell at any point, but if you witness the creature’s fi nal moment and it was a violent death, you immediately suffer 2d6 points of nonlethal damage from the empathic resonance of the death.