Master's Eternal Servant

Often viewd as victims of a cruel master, most of those who undergo the ritual to become a Master's Eternal Servant do so willingly. During the 24 hours the ritual takes to perform, its subjects head is burnt, until only the skull remains. This cleans the subjects mind of any doubts regarding her master, and is essential for the "dead" part of being an undead servant. Most Eternal Servants are spies, scouts or messengers.

Master's Eternal Servant is an acquired template that can be applied to any humanoid with at least one head. To become a Master's Eternal Servant one must undero a ritual during witch all of ones heads are burnt to the bare bone. The ritual takes 24 hours and either require that the subject makes an oath of service to her (future) master or (if unwilling) is forced to do so. In case of the latter, the subject is granted a will save at the completition of the ritual versus an DC equal to the Leadership Score of the would be Master.

Size and Type: The base creature's type changes to Undead (augmented). Size is unchanged.

Hit Dice and Hit Points: All current and future Hit Dice become d12s.

Special Qualities:

Oath of service (Ex): A Master's Eternal Servant has sworn an oath of service to her Master. Whenever a course of action would hurt the plans of her master, a Master's Eternal Servant is subject to an effect similar to a suggestion presenting a different course of action. A Master's Eternal Servant that disobeys or hinders her master in anyway is subject to a -4 penalty on attack rolls, saves, ability checks, and skill checks until her master casts or has an atonement spell cast on her behalf (a willing Master's Eternal Servant counts as a living creature for any atonement spell cast on her). If a Master's Eternal Servants master dies or no longer requires servitude, most Eternal Servants destroy themselves. In any case, an Eternal Servant without a master looses it's purpose to exist, and either dwells over memories of her lost master, or tries to find a new purposes. In case of the latter, if she succeeds, she makes a new oath of service.

Clear purpose (Ex): The strict obedience of a servant clears the mind, granting a Master's Eternal Servant a +4 bonus to all will saves.

Master's Step (Sp): Striding to fullfill her master's orders, a Master's Eternal Servant may teleport up to 10 feet. She can't bring along any other creature. Activating this ability is an immediate action, and a Master's Eternal Servant can use this spell-like ability a number of times per day equal to her Intelligence bonus (minimum 1). Its equivalent spell level is equal to one-half the Master's Eternal Servants HD (minimum 1st), and the caster level is her HD.

Master's Way (Sp): A Master's Eternal Servant with 5 or more HD may use dimension door as the spell once per week. If she has 10 or more HD she may use this abilitiy once per day insted. The save DC is intelligence based. Caster level is HD.

Abilities: +2 Int, +2 Wis, -2 Cha.

Skills: The lack of facial features grants a Master's Eternal Servant a +4 bonus to bluff checks. She also gets a +4 circumstance bonus on sense motive checks against creatures she beliefes not to be in the service of her master.

Alignment: Any lawful.

Level Adjustment: +2 [not sure about this one at all...]

CR adjustement: If HD below 10: +2; if HD 10 or more: +3 [not sure either...]



So, yeah, my first try... :|