I've been playing Tomb of Annihilation lately and asked my DM for his thoughts on using Unearthed Arcana material. He said he was cool with it which got me thinking. I've been interested in trying out the Revived Rogue subclass, but then I realized ToA has the Death Curse as the big driving plot point.
Any humanoid on the planet that has been brought back from the dead begins to waste away. Its hit point maximum is reduced by 20 (1 for each day the Soulmonger has been active) and decreases by 1 every midnight until the Soulmonger is destroyed. If a humanoid’s hit point maximum drops to 0, it dies. Traveling to another world or plane does nothing to halt the wasting effect once it has begun.
I mentioned this in the chat but not everyone seemed convinced that the Revived Rogue would be considered revived for the sake of the death curse reducing its HP max. One person even said that the rogue could have just been brought back to life before the Soulmonger was activated which it would have had to have been regardless as nobody can be resurrected anyway once it activates and Syndra even mentions that she died before saying
“I was an adventurer years ago. I died once and was raised from the dead. I have since closed the door on that stage of my life.”
The subclass specifically mentions in its description
You’ve had a soul-shaking realization: you’ve been dead before, yet somehow you are alive again.
You might have convinced a deity to let you return to the Material Plane, perhaps you signed a deal with a fiend, or maybe you used an artifact that revived you.
So I ask here; Is the Revived Rogue subclass considered to have been raised from the dead for the sake of the Death Curse in Tomb of Annihilation?
Note: I am primarily looking for a RAW answer but you are welcome to include how you would rule as well.