Archives of Nethys

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Alter Corpse

Source Starfinder #25: The Chimera Mystery pg. 45
Classes Mystic 2, Witchwarper 2
School necromancy
Casting Time 1 standard action
Range touch
Targets one corpse
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no

Description

You cause a corpse to change to suit a narrative you choose. This spell can hide or create clues about how the corpse ended up in its current state, from closing wounds to evaporating chemicals in the cadaver’s system. However, the changes cannot be major, such as removing or restoring a limb, or stripping flesh from the skeleton. The spell is also unable to change the corpse’s identity.
Anyone who examines the corpse can attempt a Perception check (DC = 10 + your caster level) to notice that the corpse’s condition (or lack thereof) seems manipulated, but success doesn’t allow the observer to determine what the corpse looked like before this spell was cast. Closely examining the corpse with a successful Medicine check (DC = 15 + your caster level) not only reveals what a successful Perception check does, but also reveals what the corpse looked like before this spell was cast.