In my current campaign, I am planning to transform one of my players (a rogue) into an undead player. I talked with him and both of us thinks that would be different and fun for the game.
Now, I am looking for a good undead template for a rogue character. My criteria are:
- Would be good if it is suitable for a rogue character
- May be a non-player template too. Since there will be a touch of DM and transformation would be a part of the current story, I am not restricting myself to templates that are available to PCs. But it also must not be a very strong one.
- Character will keep going adventure with its current (good aligned) group. So I am avoiding flesh eaters (like ghoul) or such smelly ones. It would be good if it would not be a very common one (like skeleton or zombie). As I said, I will make some DM touchings if necessary (keeping abilities is my option unless it looked too un-fittable).
- Good if have some uncommon/strange/different abilities/powers/weaknesses
So I am looking for something more interesting than powerful.
Some extra info: Group is traveling with a 8 year old vampire girl who has angel-bloodline [in story], last member of an old and respectable (healer) cleric family and is lawful-good. She is not effected by sunlight, can be healed by positive energy (but also with negative energy) and have blood-thirst (try to feed on animals). Girl is the key in my long-term undead quest (my villain question is in here). She will leave the group in the final session (war against the great villain) and she will turn to dust because of sunlight after finishing her role in the final quest. Rogue character will also take the template in that last session of the quest (dying vengeance of the villain).
Update: The character will keep being a good guy and a hero after completing the quest. He will not be a badd-ass for the rest of the game. That will be something like a very bad scar from the fights he gave against undead and evil . A twist to make the game a bit different and a challenge (positive energy [like cure spells] will harm the character) for the player and the whole party. As I said, the group consist of good-aligned players and one of the players is a saint (of paladine [Dragonlance campaign])