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    Default [Layer] Domain of the Dead [Rookie]

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    Domain of the Dead
    This dimly lit layer of the Abyss is the realm of a self proclaimed Lady of Undeath.

    This Layer appears as a giant skull, with a face on the front and back of the skull. Falling through the skull's mouth for instance, causes you to fall through the mouth on the otherside of the plane.

    Undead Demons, and those who torture spirits live here.

    The Domain of the Dead has the following Traits:
    • No Gravity
    • Erratic Time
      {table=head]d%|Time on Material Plane|Time on Domain of the Dead
      01-10|10 days|1 round
      11-40|1 day|1 hour
      41-60|1 day|1 day
      61-90|1 hour|1 day
      91-100|1 round|10 days[/table]
      Self-Containted Shape -> Skull
    • Static Plane
    • Major Negative-Dominant (Each round, those within must make a DC 25 Fortitude save or gain a negative level. A creature whose negative levels equal its current levels or Hit Dice is slain, becoming an Abyss-Bound Dretch. The death ward spell protects a traveler from the damage and energy drain of a negative-dominant plane.)
    • Mildly Evil-aligned
    • Limited Magic (No spells with the Good descriptor, or Conjuration[Calling] or Conjuration[Summoning])


    Due to this layers unique nature, combat is impossible on it. To fight any of the challenges here, it would be due to their own planar traveling or binding.
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    The Lady of Undeath, Hama, is the ruler of this plane. She is a lazy creature, and rarely fights or travels. When others talk to her she shows interest, and tries to either get them to summon her to their plane, or to keep them on the Domain of the Dead long enough for them to die.
    Hama sees her Domain as a prison, and wishes to leave. She has attempted to escape many times, but keeps being sent back to the Domain of the Dead. Her greatest wish is to escape.

    She appears as a large succubus, with a grey tint and an extra set of bones over her skin. The only thing that tells her apart from other succubus in her realm is her size, and the runic patterns that cover her wings
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    Lady of Undeath, Hama
    Medium Undead (Chaotic, Extraplanar, Evil, Tanar'ri)
    Hit Dice: 30d12 (195 hp)
    Initiative: +1
    Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 50 ft. (average)
    Armor Class: 23 (+14 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 22
    Base Attack/Grapple: +30/+45
    Attack: Claw +36 melee (2d6+1) or Slam +36 melee (2d6+1 and Life Stealing Slam)
    Full Attack: Slam +34 melee (2d6+1 and Life Stealing Slam) and 2 claws +34 melee (2d6+1)
    Space/Reach: 10 ft./10 ft.
    Special Attacks: Energy drain, Life Stealing Slam, spell-like abilities, Touch of Undeath, Undead Kindred
    Special Qualities: Damage reduction 25/cold iron or good, Damage reduction 5/Bludgeoning, darkvision 60 ft., immunity to electricity and poison, resistance to acid 20, cold 20, and fire 20, spell resistance 42, telepathy 100 ft., tongues, Turn Resistance 3.
    Saves: Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +7
    Abilities: Str 24, Dex 13, Con -, Int 16, Wis 16, Cha 41
    Skills: Bluff +50, Concentration +36, Diplomacy +43, Disguise +48* (+50 acting), Escape Artist +34, Hide +34, Intimidate +50, Knowledge (Arcana) +12, Listen +44, Move Silently +34, Spot +44, Survival +3 (+5 following tracks), Use Rope +1 (+3 with bindings)
    Feats: Ability Focus (Touch of Undeath), Dodge, Flyby Attack, Improved Grapple, Improved Natural Attack (Claws), Improved Natural Attack (Slam), Mobility, Multiattack, Persuasive, Spring Attack
    Challenge Rating: 24
    Treasure: Standard
    Alignment: Chaotic evil

    This winged demon of temptation has a grey tint to it, as well as an additional skeleton covering the outside of the body. She seems to be darker then the surrounding darkness. She stands taller then any other’s of her kind.

    Hama is 9 feet tall in her natural form and weighs about 250 pounds.

    Combat
    Hama prefers not to fight, and will only do so when the odds are greatly in her favor
    Hama’s natural weapons, as well as any weapon she wields, are treated as chaotic-aligned and evil-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

    Energy Drain (Su)
    Hama drains energy from a mortal she lures into some act of passion, or by simply planting a kiss on the victim. If the target is not willing to be kissed, Hama must start a grapple, which does not provoke an attack of opportunity. Hama’s succubus’s kiss or embrace bestows one negative level. The kiss also has the effect of a suggestion spell, asking the victim to accept another kiss from the Abyss-Dead succubus. The victim must succeed on a DC 40 Will save to negate the effect of the suggestion. The DC is 40 for the Fortitude save to remove a negative level. These save DCs are Charisma-based.

    Life Stealing Slam (Su)
    If Hama hits with her slam attack, she deals 1d6+2 constitution damage. This can be halved with a successful fortitude save (DC 40).

    Spell-Like Abilities
    At will—charm monster (DC 44), detect good, detect thoughts (DC 42), ethereal jaunt (self plus 50 pounds of objects only), suggestion (DC 43), greater teleport (self plus 50 pounds of objects only). Caster level 30th. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

    Touch of Undeath (Su)
    Hama may as a standard action that provokes Attacks of opportunity touch an opponent (While Grappling she can use this at any time). The target must succeed on a DC 42 will save, or take 2d10 Negative levels. These negative levels give Hama 5 temporary hit points each. If a creature’s negative levels become equal to or greater then their character level, they die instantly. In 1d4 rounds they are animated as an abyss-bound dretch. The DC is 42 for the Fortitude save to remove a negative level. These save DCs are Charisma-based.

    Undead Kindred (Su)
    Hama may control one other undead in the area, provided the creature is of less then 30 hitdice, and the creature fails on a DC 40 will saving throw.

    Change Shape (Su)
    Hama can assume the form of any Small or Medium humanoid.

    Tongues (Su)
    Hama has a permanent tongues ability (as the spell, caster level 12th). Hama usually uses verbal communication with mortals.

    Skills
    Hama have a +8 racial bonus on Listen and Spot checks.

    *While using her change shape ability, a succubus gains a +10 circumstance bonus on Disguise checks.

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    Encounters with the Lady of Undeath causes many to become Abyss-Dead Dretchs. The statistics for such a creature are in the post below.
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    Default Inhabitants

    Due to the Nature of this layer, no one fights on the layer. Indeed, it is likely all combat with creatures presented here would be the result of planar travel.

    Abyss-Dead
    Abyss-Dead creatures are an irregularity in the Abyss. Abyss-Dead demons are spawned from the plane on the layer known as the Domain of the Dead. This layers erratic yet static nature warps the Tanar’ri born on it, making them appear as decaying and with a gray tint. Covering them is a set of external bones separate from the internal set.

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    Abyss-Dead Dretch
    Small Undead (Chaotic, Extraplanar, Evil, Tanar'ri)
    Hit Dice: 2d12 (13 hp)
    Initiative: +0
    Speed: 20 ft. (4 squares)
    Armor Class: 19 (+1 Size, +8 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 19
    Base Attack/Grapple: +2/-1
    Attack: Claw +4 melee (1d6+1) or Slam +7 melee (1d4+1 and Life Stealing Slam)
    Full Attack: Slam +4 melee (1d4+1 and Life Stealing Slam) and 2 claws +2 melee (1d6), and Bite +2 Melee (1d4)
    Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
    Special Attacks: Life Stealing Slam, spell-like abilities, Undead Kindred
    Special Qualities: Damage reduction 5/cold iron or good, Damage reduction 5/Bludgeoning, darkvision 60 ft., immunity to electricity and poison, resistance to acid 10, cold 10, and fire 10, Telepathy 100 ft., Turn Resistance 3.
    Saves: Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +3
    Abilities: Str 12, Dex 10, Con -, Int 5, Wis 11, Cha 15
    Skills: Hide +9, Listen +5, Move Silently +5, Spot +5, Search +2, Survival +0 (+2 following tracks)
    Feats: Multiattack
    Environment: A chaotic evil-aligned plane
    Organization: Solitary, pair, gang (3-5), crowd (6-15), or mob (10-40)
    Challenge Rating: 4
    Treasure: None
    Alignment: Always chaotic evil
    Advancement: 3-6 HD (Small)
    Level Adjustment: +7

    This ugly grey creature seems to have an extra set of pones stretched over the outside of its flesh.

    An Abyss-Dead Dretch is 4 feet tall and weighs about 90 pounds.

    Combat

    Abyss-Dead Dretches are slow, stupid, and not very effective combatants. In one-on-one combat, they rely on their damage reduction to keep them alive. In groups, they depend on sheer numbers to overcome foes. They flee at the first sign of adversity unless more powerful demons are present to intimidate them into fighting. Dretches’ fear of their greater kin is stronger then even their fear of death.

    An Abyss-Dead dretch’s natural weapons, as well as any weapons it wields, are treated as chaotic-aligned and evil-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

    Life Stealing Slam (Su)
    An Abyss-Dead Dretch that hits with its slam attack deals 1d6+2 constitution damage. This can be halved with a successful DC 15 fortitude save.

    Spell-Like Abilities
    1/day—scare (DC 14), stinking cloud (DC 15). Caster level 2nd. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

    Undead Kindred (Su)
    An Abyss-Dead Dretches may control one other undead in the area, provided the Abyss-Dead Dretch has more hit dice then the creature to be controlled, and the creature fails on a DC 15 will saving throw. This is a Standard Action.

    Telepathy (Su)

    Abyss-Dead Dretches can communicate telepathically with creatures within 100 feet that speak Abyss

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    Abyss-Dead Succubus
    Medium Undead (Chaotic, Extraplanar, Evil, Tanar'ri)
    Hit Dice: 6d12 (39 hp)
    Initiative: +1
    Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 50 ft. (average)
    Armor Class: 23 (+1 Dex, +12 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 22
    Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+7
    Attack: Claw +7 melee (1d6+1) or Slam +7 melee (1d6+1 and Life Stealing Slam)
    Full Attack: 2 claws +7 melee (1d6+1) and Slam +2 melee (1d6+1 and Life Stealing Slam)
    Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
    Special Attacks: Energy drain, Life Stealing Slam, spell-like abilities, Undead Kindred
    Special Qualities: Damage reduction 10/cold iron or good, Damage reduction 5/Bludgeoning, darkvision 60 ft., immunity to electricity and poison, resistance to acid 10, cold 10, and fire 10, spell resistance 18, telepathy 100 ft., tongues, Turn Resistance 3.
    Saves: Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +7
    Abilities: Str 13, Dex 13, Con -, Int 16, Wis 14, Cha 30
    Skills: Bluff +21, Concentration +10, Diplomacy +14, Disguise +19* (+21 acting), Escape Artist +10, Hide +10, Intimidate +21, Knowledge (any one) +12, Listen +19, Move Silently +10, Search +12, Spot +19, Survival +2 (+4 following tracks), Use Rope +1 (+3 with bindings)
    Feats: Dodge, Mobility, Persuasive
    Environment: A chaotic evil-aligned plane
    Organization: Solitary
    Challenge Rating: 9
    Treasure: Standard
    Alignment: Always chaotic evil
    Advancement: 7-12 HD (Medium)
    Level Adjustment: +9

    This winged demon of temptation has a grey tint to it, as well as an additional skeleton covering the outside of the body.

    An Abyss-Dead succubus is 6 feet tall in its natural form and weighs about 150 pounds.

    Combat

    Abyss-Dead Succubi are not warriors. They flee combat whenever they can. If forced to fight, they can attack with their claws, but they prefer to turn foes against one another. Abyss-Dead Succubi use their change shape ability to assume humanoid guise, and can maintain this deception indefinitely. Their preferred tactic when dealing with heroes is to feign friendship and create an opportunity to be alone with one of them, whereupon the Abyss-Dead succubus applies her life-draining kiss. Abyss-Dead Succubi are not above taking on the role of a damsel in distress when encountered within a dungeon.

    An Abyss-Dead succubus’s natural weapons, as well as any weapons it wields, are treated as chaotic-aligned and evil-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

    Energy Drain (Su)
    An Abyss-Dead succubus drains energy from a mortal it lures into some act of passion, or by simply planting a kiss on the victim. If the target is not willing to be kissed, the Abyss-Dead succubus must start a grapple, which provokes an attack of opportunity. The Abyss-Dead succubus’s kiss or embrace bestows one negative level. The kiss also has the effect of a suggestion spell, asking the victim to accept another kiss from the Abyss-Dead succubus. The victim must succeed on a DC 23 Will save to negate the effect of the suggestion. The DC is 23 for the Fortitude save to remove a negative level. These save DCs are Charisma-based.

    Life Stealing Slam (Su)
    An Abyss-Dead Succubus that hits with its slam attack deals 1d6+2 constitution damage. This can be halved with a successful DC 21 fortitude save.

    Spell-Like Abilities
    At will—charm monster (DC 24), detect good, detect thoughts (DC 22), ethereal jaunt (self plus 50 pounds of objects only), suggestion (DC 23), greater teleport (self plus 50 pounds of objects only). Caster level 12th. The save DCs are Charisma-based.

    Undead Kindred (Su)
    An Abyss-Dead Succubus may control one other undead in the area, provided the Abyss-Dead Succubus has more hit dice then the creature to be controlled, and the creature fails on a DC 28 will saving throw. This is a Standard Action.

    Change Shape (Su)

    An Abyss-Dead succubus can assume the form of any Small or Medium humanoid.

    Tongues (Su)

    An Abyss-Dead succubus has a permanent tongues ability (as the spell, caster level 12th). Succubi usually use verbal communication with mortals.

    Skills

    Succubi have a +8 racial bonus on Listen and Spot checks.

    *While using her change shape ability, a succubus gains a +10 circumstance bonus on Disguise checks.

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    Creating An Abyss-Dead
    "Abyss-Dead" is an inherited template that can be added to any Outsider with the Tanar’ri subtype.

    Size and Type
    The creature’s type changes to undead. It retains any subtypes it possesses. It does not gain the augmented subtype. It uses all the base creature’s statistics and special abilities except as noted here.

    Hit Dice
    All Hit Dice become d12s.

    Armor Class
    An Abyss-Dead creature has an additional set of bones on the outside of the creature, increasing the creature’s natural armor bonus by 3.

    Attacks
    An Abyss-Dead retains all the natural weapons, manufactured weapon attacks, and weapon proficiencies of the base creature. An Abyss-Dead also gains a slam attack.

    Damage
    Natural and manufactured weapons deal damage normally. A slam attack deals damage depending on the Abyss-Dead’s size. (Use the base creature’s slam damage if it’s better.)
    {table]{colsp=2}Abyss-Dead Size Slam Damage
    Fine|1
    Diminutive|1d2
    Tiny|1d3
    Small|1d4
    Medium|1d6
    Large|1d8
    Huge|2d6
    Gargantuan|2d8
    Colossal|4d6[/table]

    Special Attacks
    A Abyss-Dead retains all of the base creature’s special attacks, and gains the following:

    Life Stealing Slam (Su)
    An Abyss-Dead creature that hits with its slam attack deals 1d6+2 constitution damage. This can be halved with a successful fortitude save (DC 10 + 1/2 of base creatures hitdice + Charisma Modifier).

    Undead Kindred (Su)
    An Abyss-Dead may control one other undead in the area, provided the Abyss-Dead has more hit dice then the creature to be controlled, and the creature fails on a saving throw equal to 10 + 1/2 of base creatures hitdice + Charisma Modifier. This is a Standard Action.

    Special Qualities
    An Abyss-Dead loses only its ability to summon Tanar’ri, and gains the following qualities:

    Damage Reduction (Ex)
    An Abyss-Dead has damage reduction 5/Bludgeoning from its outer skeleton.

    Turn Resistance (Su)
    An Abyss-Dead creature gains Turn Resistance equal to half its hitdice.

    Abilities
    An Abyss-Dead has no Constitution, and gains a +4 to Charisma.

    Environment
    Domain of the Dead, A layer of the Abyss.

    Organization
    Any.

    Challenge Rating
    Same as Base Creature +2

    Level Adjustment
    Same as Base Creature +3
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