M (a tiny silver cage worth 100 sp); 3 hours/mana
As a reaction, which you use when a creature you can see within 10 meters of you dies, you snatch the soul of a creature as it dies and trap it inside the tiny silver cage. A stolen soul remains inside the cage until the spell ends or until you destroy the cage, which ends the spell. While you have a soul inside the cage, you can exploit it in any of the ways described below. You can use a trapped soul up to six times. Once you exploit a soul for the sixth time, it is released, and the spell ends. While a soul is trapped, the dead creature it came from can’t be revived.
Steal Life. Once on your turn, you can drain vigor from the soul and regain 3d8 health.
Query Soul. Once on your turn, you ask the soul a question and receive a brief telepathic answer, which you can understand regardless of the language used. The soul knows only what it knew in life, but it must answer you truthfully and to the best of its ability. The answer is no more than a sentence or two and might be cryptic.
Borrow Experience. Once on your turn, you can bolster yourself with the soul’s life experience, making your next skill check or saving throw with advantage. If you don’t use this benefit before the start of your next turn, it is lost.
Eyes of the Dead. You can use an action to name a place the creature saw in life, which creates an invisible sensor somewhere in that place if it is on the plane of existence you’re currently on. The sensor remains for as long as you concentrate, up to 10 minutes (as if you were concentrating on a spell). You receive visual and auditory information from the sensor as if you were in its space using your senses.
A creature that can see the sensor (such as one who can see invisibility or truesight) sees a translucent image of the tormented creature whose soul you caged.