Q: Dear Sage,
Can a summoned creature (such as a shadow) create spawn? If so, what happens to the spawn when the summoned creature goes away?
A: Yes, and they continue to exist normally after the spawning creature goes away.
Assuming that the summoned creature that spawned them is still alive (remember, when a summoned creature “dies” in combat it isn’t actually killed), the spawn remains under the control (if any) of its creator.
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