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With Oracles, Druids, Shamans, Hedge Witches, and White Mage Arcanists is Rahadoum really hurting for healing or divine magic?
Probably. Just 'cause your healing magic comes from nature, your blood, music, the Force or what have you, doesn't mean your neighbours will trust you or that you won't fall victim to a pogrom.
A paladin must attempt to give mortal (human elven orc dwarf etc.) enemies a chance to surrender and repent.
Should be okay, but some Deities have strict rules about giving quarter. You'd have to decide which rule the Paladin holds in a higher regard.
Against an evil immortal enemy (evil outsider, dragon, undead) the paladin is not required to fight honorably they may ambush, use poison, and lie if necessary.
Dragons are immortal?Anyway: "Boo! Hiss!". Codes like that of the Paladins are weakened by if... then clauses and other detractions. Sure, an Undead will probably be put to death as an abomination. But if quarter and mercy in combat are part of the Paladin code, then quarter and mercy must be offered. Paladins are at their best in simple, straightforward and black-and-white situations.
A Paladin always has the right to ask the GM if an action they are considering taking is a violation of the code.
It's a bit "meta" to put that in the actual code, but probably a wise table-rule all the same. Although... isn't that what the Phylactery of Faithfulness is for?
all classes can now create wands of Hostile Justaposition.
Why would all? Only the summoner gets it as a 4th level spell. Everyone else gets it as a 5th level spell, meaning no wands for them.
Other classes may get the spell as a 5th level one, but that doesn't matter to the wand."A wand is a thin baton that contains a single spell of 4th level or lower." And even though it's only the Summoner that can cast it at that level, Hostile Juxtaposition is now a 4th level spell.
That's my interpretation anyway.
If the intended Target is somehow invalid, the spell never actually "fires" and the Material Component remains as it is.If the intended target cannot actually benenfit from the spell, that's just tough luck. The spell was cast, and the Material Component is used up.
if the party DOES manage to go through the process of liquidating, finding a caster, and bargaining for a new True Resurrection spell; will the extraordinarily valuable diamond simply go away and the spell fail?
The spell will fail, the diamonds go to waste. That's why before casting an expensive spell like this, you first cast a divination to make sure the dead PC is actually able (and willing) to be resurrected.
If so is it possible in the rules to make a necromancy that just has one really strong undead?
Yes, in fact that's the usual thing for Arcane Necromancers.