Stenmin shade

A magic ritual used to raise the spirit of a murdered person. It required the murder weapon, blood of the victim, the place where the victim died, and special incense. It was found in Stenmin's book.

Using Stenmin's blood, the axe of Hendel and the incense in the cellar of Tyrsis, Jak Ohmsford performed the ritual to summon Stenmin's shade in order to learn from him the cause of the undead that ravage the city, and the magic flames that barred the Sword of Shannara.

By doing so, Jak, Shella Leah and Brendel endangered their souls and they were bound to becoming undead if they died before Brona was defeated.