This is a necromancy spell that SmootRK of the Basic Fantasy forum came up with. I think it's pretty cool.
Create Jack O'Lantern
MU 3, Necromancy
The use of this spell binds a malevolent spirit
into a pumpkin or similar gourd-type vegetable, creating a Jack
O'Lantern monster (per monster description). The Jack O'Lantern will
serve the caster for a number of days equal to his or her level, then
become free-willed and depart. The free-willed Jack O'Lanterns
typically remain in the vicinity of their pumpkin patch (within one mile or
so) and they tend to congregate into groups over time. If one Jack
O'Lantern's candle is extinguished, another will use its candle to
In order to cast the spell, the Magic User must have a
pumpkin or gourd of the appropriate size and a special candle costing
100 gp. While the spell's control is active, the Jack O'Lantern will
follow the spell caster's directions to the best of its ability, having
some intelligence to make decisions for the best course of action to
accomplish its goals. Each will have a unique 'face' and may have
particular personalities in role-play situations.
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