The discovery reads as thus:
Benefit: The alchemist learns how to create a simulacrum, a soulless duplicate of his body, into which he can project his consciousness. As a full-round action, he may shift his consciousness from his current body to any one of his available doppelganger simulacra, which must be on the same plane as the alchemist. If killed in a simulacrum, he transfers to his own body automatically; if killed in his own body, he is dead. Unused simulacra (including his abandoned original body) appear to be lifeless corpses, though they do not decay. Creating a duplicate costs 1,000 gp in alchemical materials and requires 1 week to grow. The created simulacrum is a creature, not a supernatural effect.
My questions are:
- Does this discovery function like the Alchemical Simulacrum discovery, or is it essentially like you have made a clone of yourself when the simulacrum has been complete?
- Do either the alchemical simulacrum or the doppleganger simulacrum have a duration? They are creatures rather than supernatural effects, and creatures don't have durations?
- Can an simulacrum be healed like a creature?