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    Ogre in the Playground
     
    BlackDragon

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    Keldath, Warden of the Restless Dead
    LN Evolved Undead Necropolitan Dwarf Warblade 1/Wizard 4/Runesmith 1/Jade Phoenix Mage 10/Abjurant Champion 4

    Backstory:
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    Lo! Brave warriors of the clan!

    Remember good king Keldath, ruler of the north! A will of iron, a heart of steel, death could not purge his worth.

    On the throne of skulls, still he sits, lest the dead set themselves to roaming.

    A watchful eye, a wrathful heart, combine to pierce the gloaming.

    The Warden's crown upon his head, he watches o'er the dishonored dead. None escape his scrutiny!

    Let all stout hearted dwarves rejoice, and find honorable death and glory!


    Stats:
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    Str - 16
    Dex - 12
    Con - 10
    Int - 18
    Wis - 10
    Cha - 6

    Stats after Crucimigration, Evolved Undead, and Levels

    Str - 18
    Dex - 12
    Con - --
    Int - 23
    Wis - 14
    Cha - 8


    The Build:
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    {table=head]Level|Class|Base Attack Bonus|Fort Save|Ref Save|Will Save|Skills|Feats|Class Features

    1st|Warblade 1|
    +1
    |
    +2
    |
    +0
    |
    +0
    |Balance 4, Concentration 4, Craft(Stoneworking) 4, Diplomacy 4, Intimidate 4, Knowledge(Arcana) (1), Knowledge(History) 2, Knowledge(Religion) (2), Tumble 4|Power Attack|Battle Clarity(Relfex Saves), Weapon Aptitude

    2nd|Wizard 1|
    +1
    |
    +2
    |
    +0
    |
    +2
    |Concentration 5, Craft(Stoneworking) 5, Spellcraft 4|Scribe Scroll(B)|Summon Familiar, Spellcasting

    3rd|Wizard 2|
    +2
    |
    +2
    |
    +0
    |
    +3
    |Balance (5), Concentration 6, Craft(Stoneworking) 6, Knowledge(Arcana) 3|Combat Casting|

    4th|Wizard 3|
    +2
    |
    +3
    |
    +1
    |
    +3
    |Concentration 7, Craft(Stoneworking) 7, Knowledge(Arcana) 5, Spellcraft 6|-|

    5th|Wizard 4|
    +3
    |
    +3
    |
    +1
    |
    +4
    |Concentration 8, Craft(Stoneworking) 8, Knowledge(The Planes) 2, Spellcraft 8|-|

    6th|Runesmith 1|
    +3
    |
    +5
    |
    +1
    |
    +6
    |Concentration 9, Knowledge(Arcana) 7, Spellcraft 9, Collector of Stories|Improved Turn Resistance|Rune Magic, +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    7th|Jade Phoenix Mage 1|
    +4
    |
    +7
    |
    +1
    |
    +8
    |Concentration 10, Diplomacy 5, Intimidate 5, Tumble 7|-|Arcane Wrath, Rite of Waking

    8th|Jade Phoenix Mage 2|
    +5
    |
    +8
    |
    +1
    |
    +8
    |Concentration 11, Diplomacy 7, Intimidate 7, Tumble 9|-|Mystic Phoenix Stance, +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    9th|Jade Phoenix Mage 3|
    +6
    |
    +8
    |
    +2
    |
    +9
    |Concentration 12, Diplomacy 10, Knowledge(The Planes) (3), Tumble 10|Arcane Strike|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    10th|Abjurant Champion 1|
    +7
    |
    +8
    |
    +2
    |
    +11
    |Concentration 13, Intimidate 8, Knowledge(Arcana) 10, Knowledge(The Planes) (4), Swift Concentration|-|Abjurant Armor, Extended Abjuration, +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    11th|Abjurant Champion 2|
    +8
    |
    +8
    |
    +2
    |
    +12
    |Concentration 14, Intimidate 9, Knowledge(The Planes) (6), Spellcraft 10|-|Swift Abjuration, +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    12th|Abjurant Champion 3|
    +9
    |
    +9
    |
    +3
    |
    +12
    |Concentration 15, Intimidate 10, Knowledge(Arcana) 8, Knowledge(The Planes) (8)|Steady Concentration|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    13th|Abjurant Champion 4|
    +10
    |
    +9
    |
    +3
    |
    +13
    |Concentration 16, Knowledge(Arcana) 10, Knowledge(The Planes) (10)|-|Arcane Boost, +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    14th|Jade Phoenix Mage 4|
    +11
    |
    +10
    |
    +3
    |
    +13
    |Concentration 17, Tumble 16|-|Empowering Strike, +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    15th|Jade Phoenix Mage 5|
    +12
    |
    +10
    |
    +3
    |
    +13
    |Concentration 18, Knowledge(Religion) (4), Tumble 18|Knowledge Devotion|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    16th|Jade Phoenix Mage 6|
    +13
    |
    +11
    |
    +4
    |
    +14
    |Concentration 19, Knowledge(Religion) (7), Tumble 19|-|Firebird Stance, Jade Phoenix Master

    17th|Jade Phoenix Mage 7|
    +14
    |
    +11
    |
    +4
    |
    +14
    |Concentration 20, Knowledge(Religion) (10), Tumble 20|-|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    18th|Jade Phoenix Mage 8|
    +15
    |
    +12
    |
    +4
    |
    +14
    |Concentration 21, Knowledge(Nature) (3), Tumble 21|Martial Stance (Aura of Perfect Order)|Quickening Strike, +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    19th|Jade Phoenix Mage 9|
    +16
    |
    +12
    |
    +5
    |
    +15
    |Concentration 22, Knowledge(Nature) (6), Tumble 22|-|+1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class

    20th|Jade Phoenix Mage 10|
    +17
    |
    +13
    |
    +5
    |
    +15
    |Concentration 23, Knowledge(Nature) (9), Tumble 23|-|Emerald Immolation, +1 level of existing arcane spellcasting class[/table]


    Spells per day/Spells Known
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    {table=head]Level|0lvl|1st|2nd|3rd|4th|5th|6th|7th|8th|9th

    1st|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-

    2nd|3|1|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-

    3rd|4|2|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-

    4th|4|2|1|-|-|-|-|-|-|-

    5th|4|3|2|-|-|-|-|-|-|-

    6th|4|3|2|1|-|-|-|-|-|-

    7th|4|3|2|1|-|-|-|-|-|-

    8th|4|3|3|2|-|-|-|-|-|-

    9th|4|4|3|2|1|-|-|-|-|-

    10th|4|4|3|3|2|-|-|-|-|-

    11th|4|4|4|3|2|1|-|-|-|-

    12th|4|4|4|3|3|2|-|-|-|-

    13th|4|4|4|4|3|2|1|-|-|-

    14th|4|4|4|4|3|3|2|-|-|-

    15th|4|4|4|4|4|3|2|1|-|-

    16th|4|4|4|4|4|3|2|1|-|-

    17th|4|4|4|4|4|3|3|2|-|-

    18th|4|4|4|4|4|4|3|2|1|-

    19th|4|4|4|4|4|4|3|3|2|-

    20th|4|4|4|4|4|4|4|3|2|1[/table]

    1st level Maneuvers:
    Stone Bones
    Steel Wind Strike
    Leading the Attack

    2nd level Maneuvers:
    Foehammer

    3rd level Maneuvers:
    Revitalizing Strike

    4th level Maneuvers:
    Divine Surge

    5th level Maneuvers:
    Law Bearer

    6th level Maneuvers:
    Rallying Strike

    7th level Maneuvers:
    Castigating Strike

    Stances:
    Punishing Stance
    Thicket of Blades
    Aura of Perfect Order


    Level Breakpoint
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    Level 20

    Keldath is a Battle Lich in the following ways:
    • He has +17 BAB, allowing him to really mix it up in melee. He grabs a nice two-handed weapon, quickens an Abjurant Champion enhanced Shield Spell, and starts beating face. Arcane Strike lets him burn spell slots to really put the hurt on. Knowledge Devotion combined with good knowledge skills and the Collector of Stories skill trick mean he's getting a decent added punch against any foe he can identify.
    • His martial maneuvers give him serious punch and survivability in a fight. Aura of Perfect Order lets him auto succeed on most concentration checks, which guarantees that he can get his spells off. He can also consistently make his saves. His maneuvers give him a good mix of versatile options from tanking, healing, and straight up damage.
    • A Lich is an undead spellcaster, and ridiculously hard to kill. As a Necropolitan, Keldath is undead, has turning resistance, heals naturally, and has Fast Healing from the Evolved Undead template. To top it all off, thanks to the Jade Phoenix Mage capstone, once per week he can explode in a fiery burst when he is near death to fry his foes, and then reform fully healed and intact a few rounds later. Jade Phoenix Mage also gives him access to an easy way to get some nice Damage Reduction (or he can just buff with Stoneskin).
    • He can cast 9th level wizard spells, so if beating face as an angry, undead dwarven necromancer in fullplate doesn't work, he can always resort to Gate, Wish, or Shapechange shenanigans.
    • He can cast in full platemail, thanks to Runesmith
    • He's not a Cleric or Druid.


    He picks up the Evolved Undead Template around level 11 or 12 and snags Greater Dispel Magic as his spell-like ability. He can crush his foes in melee, command or create powerful undead, and if that doesn't work, he has 9th level spells to fall back on.


    Challenge Requirements
    3rd Level Spells[Check], Medium Armor Casting[Check], Undead[Check]

    Secondary Challenges
    Not Druid/Cleric[Check], Mix Magic & Swordplay[Half-Check]

    Judges
    Vknight; Power(3.75), Elegance(3.75), Flavor(3.5)
    Guigarci; Power(4), Elegance(3.9), Flavor(3.5)
    Vaz; Power(), Elegance(), Flavor()
    Zombulian; Power(4), Elegance(4.5), Flavor(3.75)
    Kulosle; Power(5), Elegance(2), Flavor(3)

    Average; Power(), Elegance(), Flavor()

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