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AbridgingCritic
2016-05-22, 02:12 AM
I'm currently building a 3.5 campaign and I have a great idea for a powerful Villainess my PCs will eventually have to destroy. But the problem is this: I don't know how to build her. I've tried a couple different things but she's not exactly what I want.

And so, I am throwing myself upon this forum of campaign-builders for help. Here is who she is:


Born from the experiments of Illithids, she was gifted with a strange power over the humours of the body (especially blood). As a child, she was taken from her creators and raised in a church devoted to the Aboleth goddess Piscaethces. She became a faithful worshipper of her goddess, never knowing the Church's true intention.

When she grew into a young woman and her abilities were evidently dangerous, the Church decided to sacrifice her to the Blood Mother. She rebelled against her captors and slaughtered the entire order guarding her. Now she skulks in the secret rooms of the blood-washed annex she was raised in. She performs illicit, powerful blood magics that have changed her body and created a dangerous concoction.

She will ask the PCs to find unique blood samples in exchange for healing items with a secret cost (a dangerous disease will manifest) or powerful acid or fire-based wondrous items. Neutral Evil to her unholy core, she performs blood draining tortures on her subjects, hoping to perfect a brew of blood.

Things I've tried:

Half-Farspawn Humanoid Wizard
Human Wizard/Blood Magus
Rogue/Sorceror with Aberration Feats


I NEED to create her eventually, but everything I've done has led to too high of a CR for my PCs to deal with. I need her to be between 10 and 12 CR (Class Levels + Race/Template Adjustment). I'm flexible about race, but I'd like it to be a Humanoid race. I DO NOT want a Vampire
I want her to appear as a humanoid, but will reveal her true ungodly abominable form when the group attacks. She is sensual and enchanting, but sees living creatures as blood sacs to be used and discarded
Anyone got any ideas?

Libro
2016-05-22, 06:52 AM
Would you be open to using homebrewed classes?


I NEED to create her eventually, but everything I've done has led to too high of a CR for my PCs to deal with. I need her to be between 10 and 12 CR (Class Levels + Race/Template Adjustment). I'm flexible about race, but I'd like it to be a Humanoid race. I DO NOT want a Vampire
I want her to appear as a humanoid, but will reveal her true ungodly abominable form when the group attacks. She is sensual and enchanting, but sees living creatures as blood sacs to be used and discarded
Anyone got any ideas?

Because this section here reads to me as either Orthwo's Ozodrin (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?153536-Tooth-and-Tentacle-base-class-PEACH) or Draken's Evolutionist (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?240717-The-better-man-There-is-no-such-thing-base-class). Both can hide a true/monstrous form well, and are customizable. Of the two, I would recommend evolutionist, because there is a PRC for it that specializes in poisons and diseases, and it's also a bit easier to work with, in my humble opinion.

AbridgingCritic
2016-05-23, 06:09 PM
Would you be open to using homebrewed classes?

Because this section here reads to me as either Orthwo's Ozodrin (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?153536-Tooth-and-Tentacle-base-class-PEACH) or Draken's Evolutionist (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?240717-The-better-man-There-is-no-such-thing-base-class).

I hadn't thought about homebrewed classes if I'm honest. I'm looking for a race/template and class combination that would help me get the dangerous villain I want. The Evolutionist seems interesting and the Ozodrin is really creepy and cool, but I'm looking for something related to alchemy/potionry/poison making with an ability to inflict body horror on other targets. If I'm honest, I was hoping there was someone who could help me make this type of character with an established 3.5 class. But if there's a better homebrew, I'm up for it.

The NPC villain secretly performs experiments on other creatures, draining their blood and collecting it all under her control. I'm thinking that she is somehow tied to the Plane of Blood, since this campaign has Blood Elementals and other bloody creatures.

Libro
2016-05-24, 06:00 AM
I'm going to continue searching around, but for now, a few more links...
•The Homebrewer's Extended Signature (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?60676-The-Homebrewer-s-Extended-Signature) thread, a good place to search for homebrewed material.
•The Request a Homebrew: Thread 3 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?408530-Request-a-Homebrew-Thread-3) may be a good place to ask for a custom template.

I will look around in the Extended signature thread for anything that may be of use, and edit links into thist post if/when I find something useful.

AbridgingCritic
2016-05-27, 12:25 PM
THANK YOU LIBRO!

Thank you for referring me to The Homebrewer's Extended Signature thread! I did a general thread search for "blood" and found THIS: The Cruoroclast (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?322329-Base-3-5-PEACH-Vampiric-Bloodbending-The-Cruoroclast&p=16691946&viewfull=1#post16691946)

This class by Adam1949 is exactly what I wanted! This class can create blood pools, steal the blood of enemies, create blood healing draughts, and can create a weapon out of blood! It's everything I wanted and more!

I can definitely create a great Saint of Blood with this. Maybe going with Human Cruoroclast/Rogue with Aberrant Feats.

Libro
2016-05-27, 04:05 PM
Glad to be of help.

I've never noticed the Search Thread function before.
Probably something I should use more often...