M (powdered ruby 1,000 sp, consumed)

As you spend 12 hours to cast this spell, you shape an illusory duplicate of one creature that you touch for the entire casting time. The duplicate is a creature, partially real and formed from ice or snow, and it can use actions and otherwise be affected as a normal creature. It appears to be the same as the original, but it has half the creature’s maximum health and is formed without any equipment. Otherwise, the illusion uses all the statistics of the creature it duplicates, except that it is a construct.

The simulacrum is friendly to you and creatures you designate. It obeys your spoken commands, moving and acting in accordance with your wishes and acting on your turn in combat. The simulacrum lacks the ability to learn or become more powerful, so it never increases its level or other abilities, nor can it regain catalysts, mana, psi, or stamina dice.

If the simulacrum is damaged, you can repair it in an alchemical laboratory, using rare herbs and minerals worth 100 sp per health it regains. The simulacrum lasts until it drops to 0 health, at which point it reverts to snow and melts instantly.

If you cast this spell again, any currently active duplicates you created with this spell are instantly destroyed.