Temptation
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Magralyx the Kinslayer
LG Succubus Battle Dancer 1/Corrupt Avenger 7

Backstory
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Into the Deep End

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Grilfa strode through the halls of her depraved dwelling, stopping briefly to examine a few of the human sized pustules growing in the walls. At last she found what she was looking for, and drew a long, sharp talon across the bottom of the growth, causing it to spill its contents on the floor. A young succubus tumbled to the floor at Grilfa's feet, blinking up at her in confusion. The elder succubus place that sharp talon beneath the younger's chin and leaned down to whisper in her ear, "Greetings, young Magralyx. I have need of you in the mortal realm."


The Makings of a Queen

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Magralyx stared down at the rapidly cooling body of the captain of the Kingsguard. A pity, she thought, he was such a handsome young man. If only he hadn't been so perceptive, we might have accomplished much together. She took a moment to check the mirror to ensure that her disguise was still well in place. The image of Lady Aurelia, noblewoman and soon to be queen of King Reginald, stared back at her with a wicked grin. After that, she hauled the body of the captain partially onto the bed, and drove the decorative dagger the King had given her into his heart. She quickly assembled the scene to appear that the captain had attacked her with the intent of forcing himself on her, and that she had managed to kill him in self defense. She ripped her sleeping clothes in several strategic locations before adopting a look of terror and desperation on her face. She fell to the floor, sobbing, and then screamed, "HELP! GUARDS!"


Corruption Uncovered

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The old inquisitor peered at Magralyx and repeated his question. "Do you even remember my son's name, wretch?" He spat the words at her with such hatred that it would have made her old mentor proud.

Magralyx, still in her human disguise, merely smirked back a him. "It is difficult to remember the unremarkable and the worthless.", she responded evenly.

The inquisitor launched to his feet and across the room with the vigor of a man 20 years his younger. "My son Simon was the captain of the Kingsguard! You murdered him in cold blood! You will not dishonor his memory with your venom!" His gauntlet drew blood as he struck her across the face. Magralyx merely smiled and licked the blood away as the inquisitor shook with rage. After a minute to regain his composure, the inquisitor's face melted back into his usual stony composure. "You will remember what you did to my son, and you will feel regret and pain at his loss." He nodded to a guard in the room who brought a large wooden box to the inquisitor.

For the first time during the interrogation, Magralyx's self confidence faltered, and her smirk vanished. "What is that? What are you going to do?"

Now it was the inquisitor's turn to smile, "I will give you the gift of remorse before you burn at the stake, witch." He lifted an ornate looking helm out of the box, and with the assistance of another guard, he placed it on Magralyx's thrashing head.

And she felt pain. A raging inferno of emotions swirled through her as her very being was torn asunder. She was suddenly overcome by revulsion at her true nature and her deeds. And true to the old man's words, she felt immense sorrow at the death of the captain of the Kingsguard.

As she writhed and screamed, the old inquisitor watched her in stony silence. After a few hours, he finally retired for the evening. He would need his rest before carrying out her sentence in the morning.

In the dungeon's below, Magralyx's screams continued, even as her agents broke her free and escaped with her into the night.

But Magralyx had been forever changed by that night. Now there were two versions of her waging an eternal war in her mind. A Demon Temptress, and a crusading Demonslayer.


Vengeance
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The halls of Grilfa's Abyssal estate were quieter than usual. The screams of the damned being feasted upon by newborn demons echoed dimly through the building, but all Grilfa could hear were the light tapping sounds of her own feet on the stone. She retired to her chambers after checking on her charges, and was surprised to find Magralyx lounging on her bed, a wicked looking blade cradled in her lap. When their gazes met, Grilfa froze in terror.

Magralyx slowly stood, a raging fury in her eyes, "Hello mother, I've come to give you what you are owed..."



Build
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Magralyx
{table=head]Level|Class|Base Attack Bonus|Fort Save|Ref Save|Will Save|Skills|Feats|Class Features
1st|Succubus 1|
+1
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+2
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+2
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+2
|Bluff 4, Diplomacy 4, Hide 4, Intimidate 4, Knowledge(The Planes) 4, Listen 4, Move Silently 4, Perform(Dance) (2), Spot 4|Shape Soulmeld(Impulse Boots)|2 Claws (1d6), Polymorph(1 selected humanoid form, no duration), +1 Natural Armor, Resistances (Acid 5, Cold 5, Electricity 5, Fire 5), Tongues (Su), Subtypes[Chaotic, Evil], Darkvision 60ft, Poison Immunity, +2 Dex, +6 Cha, +8 racial bonus on Listen and Spot
2nd|Succubus 2|
+2
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+3
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+3
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+3
|Bluff 5, Concentration 2, Diplomacy 5, Hide 5, Intimidate 5, Knowledge(The Planes) 5, Listen 5, Move Silently 5, Spot 5| |+2 Int, Lesser Succubus Powers 1/day, Telepathy 100ft.
3rd|Succubus 3|
+2
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+3
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+3
|
+3
| - | |+2 Cha, Fly 50ft. (Average), Polymorph(3 selected humanoid forms), +3 Natural Armor
4th|Succubus 4|
+3
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+3
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+3
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+3
|Bluff 6, Diplomacy 6, Hide 6, Intimidate 6, Knowledge(The Planes) 6, Listen 6, Perform(Dance) (3), Move Silently 6, Spot 6|Avenging Strike|+2 Con, Lesser Succubus Powers 3/day
5th|Succubus 5|
+3
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+3
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+3
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+3
| - | |+2 Int, Polymorph (At-will, any humanoid form), +5 Natural Armor
6th|Succubus 6|
+4
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+4
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+4
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+4
|Bluff 7, Concentration 5, Diplomacy 7, Hide 7, Intimidate 7, Knowledge(The Planes) 7, Listen 7, Move Silently 7, Spot 7| |+2 Cha, Lesser Succubus Powers At-will
7th|Succubus 7|
+4
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+4
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+4
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+4
| - | |+2 Wis, Energy Drain 1/day, +7 Natural Armor, Resistances (Acid 10, Cold 10, Electricity 10, Fire 10)
8th|Succubus 8|
+5
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+4
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+4
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+4
|Bluff 8, Concentration 7, Diplomacy 8, Hide 8, Intimidate 8, Knowledge(The Planes) 8, Listen 8, Perform(Dance) (4), Move Silently 8, Spot 8| |+2 Int, Succubus Powers 1/day
9th|Succubus 9|
+5
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+4
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+4
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+4
| - | |+2 Cha, Spell Resistance (12+HD), +9 Natural Armor
10th|Succubus 10|
+6
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+5
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+5
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+5
|Bluff 9, Concentration 9, Diplomacy 9, Hide 9, Intimidate 9, Knowledge(The Planes) 9, Listen 9, Move Silently 9, Spot 9, Never Outnumbered|Open Least Chakra(Feet)|+2 Wis, Succubus Powers 1/day or 3/day, Immune to Electricity
11th|Succubus 11|
+6
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+5
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+5
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+5
| - | |+2 Str, Energy Drain At-will, DR 10/cold iron or good
12th|Succubus 12|
+6
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+5
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+5
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+5
| - | |Succubus Powers At-will, +4 Cha, Summon Tanar'ri (Sp)
13th|Battle Dancer 1|
+7
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+5
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+7
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+5
|Hide 10, Listen 10, Perform(Dance) 8, Social Recovery| |AC Bonus (Charimsa to AC), Unarmed Strike (1d6)
14th|Corrupt Avenger 1|
+8
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+7
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+7
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+5
|Bluff 10, Diplomacy 10, Intimidate 10, Listen 11, Spot 11| |Armored Casting, Detect Sworn Foe, Sworn Foe(Evil Outsiders) +2, Taint Suppression, Spellcasting
15th|Corrupt Avenger 2|
+9
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+8
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+7
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+5
|Bluff 11, Diplomacy 11, Intimidate 12, Listen 12, Spot 12|Combat Panache|Tainted Strike 1/day
16th|Corrupt Avenger 3|
+10
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+8
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+8
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+6
|Bluff 13, Diplomacy 12, Intimidate 13, Listen 13, Spot 13| |Grim Resolve
17th|Corrupt Avenger 4|
+11
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+9
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+8
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+6
|Bluff 14, Diplomacy 14, Intimidate 14, Listen 14, Spot 14| |Sworn Foe +4
18th|Corrupt Avenger 5|
+12
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+9
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+8
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+6
|Bluff 15, Intimidate 15, Listen 15, Spot 15, Shrouded Dance|Arcane Strike|Frightful Fury
19th|Corrupt Avenger 6|
+13
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+10
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+9
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+7
|Bluff 16, Diplomacy 16, Intimidate 16, Listen 16, Spot 16| |Tainted Strike 2/day
20th|Corrupt Avenger 7|
+14
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+10
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+9
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+7
|Bluff 17, Intimidate 17, Listen 17, Move Silently (10), Spot 17| |Sworn Foe +6[/table]


Stats and Increases
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Starting Ability Scores:
Str - 16
Dex - 14
Con - 14
Int - 12
Wis - 8
Cha - 14

Final Ability Scores (after racial adjustments and levels):
Str - 18
Dex - 16
Con - 16
Int - 18
Wis - 12
Cha - 33 (3 levels)

Corruption Score: 16 (Moderate)


Spells per day (Includes bonus spells)
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Spells per day
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16th|-|3|2|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
17th|-|3|3|-|-|-|-|-|-|-
18th|-|3|3|2|-|-|-|-|-|-
19th|-|3|3|3|-|-|-|-|-|-
20th|-|4|3|3|2|-|-|-|-|-[/table]

Spells Known:
Given that Corrupt Avengers have a spellbook and can copy spells into it like a wizard can, Magralyx can have any spell from her list that she likes, so long as she's picked up a scroll of it somewhere. Generally, she'd pick up the various buffing spells on the Corrupt Avenger spell list first, before focusing on spells that would help her against her Sworn Foe.


Level Breakdown
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Level 5
Magralyx is still developing her Succubus abilities to their fullest. Her new outlook drives her to destroy her own kin and eventually, the shadow of her former self. She is an excellent party face and infiltrator, a good scout, and a good skirmishing fighter. Against Evil Outsiders, she can really lay the hurt on with Avenging Strike, and her defenses are solid (decent AC, decent saves, and Impulse Boots to provide Uncanny dodge). Natural flight at this level gives her an edge over pretty much any foe she may face. If she picks up any martial ranged weapon, she can rain death on encounters without suffering a scratch in return.

Level 12
Magralyx is now a fully fledged Succubus. Her natural armor, energy resistances, and DR make her tough to damage in combat, her spell-like abilities further enhance her face, infiltrator, and scout abilities, and the Open Least Chakra feat grants her Evasion with her Impulse Boots soulmeld. The Never Outnumbered skill trick lets her bring her considerable Charisma to bear on her foes and inflict the shaken status on entire crowds if necessary. And Greater Teleport at-will is just gravy.

Level 16 "Sweet Spot"
Holy (or Unholy, depending on how you want to look at it) cow, has Magralyx picked up a new bag of tricks at this point. First, let's start with defenses. Magralyx now adds her Charisma modifier (+11, before items) to all of her saves, thanks to Grim Resolve. Battle Dancer let's her add her Charisma mod to her AC in addition to her Dex (so it applies to Touch AC as well). And the Combat Panache feat lets her add her Charisma Mod to her AC again against any one foe she has dealt 1 point of damage to. Suddenly, she has become untouchable. On the offense front, she has picked up Sworn Foe and Tainted Strike. As an outsider with the evil subtype, she is immune to the negative effects of taint, and automatically has a taint score equal to her half her Charisma score (so a score of 16). Her corruption represents the psychic fragments of her former personality waging war with her newly formed LG personality. Sworn Foe drives her into a fury whenever she is in the presence of Evil Outsiders. Now, as an Evil Outsider herself, one could make the ruling that she is pretty much always in a fury, because she's always in the presence of an Evil Outsider. And because the chairman's ruling means she can never gain more taint, this is pretty much a +2 Strength and +2 Con for free, all the time. However, let's assume that she doesn't count. That means she can still get the bonus much of the time with her Summon Tanar'ri ability, which brings an Evil Outsider into her presence (under her control). Boom, instant fury. And it doesn't end there. You would think that Evil Outsiders would be a poor choice for a Sworn Foe, given that they are immune to Tainted Strike. However, Magralyx picked up Avenging Strike, which let's her have a smiting ability that works on her Sworn Foe. She can use her Tainted Strike on foes that are susceptible to it, and use Avenging Strike to hammer her Sworn Foes into the dirt. Lastly, she's gotten a huge boost in utility. She has a bevy of good utility spells (and some attack spells that, thanks to her enormous Charisma mod, her targets are likely to fail their saves on), and Sworn Foe boosts her Bluff, Listen, and Spot scores when dealing with Evil Outsiders, so her face, infiltrator and scout roles are enhanced. And lastly, her Social Recovery Skill trick helps to ensure that should she somehow fail a Diplomacy check, she can still pull through with a successful Bluff check.

Level 20
Topping out her career, Magralyx picks up a few handy abilities, on top of improving everything that has come before. Frigthful Fury adds an extra fear debuff when she attacks, leaving her the option to use Never Outnumbered to intimidate them and drive them into the hills with fear stacking. And Arcane Strike lets her use her spells to smite her foes, should their Spell Resistance or general immunities normally protect them from harm. Lastly, she picks up the Shrouded Dance skill trick. While she isn't a master sneak, this skill trick can buy her a moment to hide before Teleporting away and vanishing completely, should any social situation completely devolve.


Sources
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Savage Species (Succubus monster class)
Monster Manual (Succubus)
Tome of Battle (Avenging Strike)
Complete Warrior (Arcane Strike)
Player's Handbook 2 (Combat Panache)
Magic of Incarnum (Shape Soulmeld, Open Least Chakra)
Dragon Compendium (Battle Dancer)
Complete Scoundrel (Skill Tricks)