Continuing my recent foray into poorly-defined areas of the advancement rules, I have a closely related set of questions about how the rules work as written.
Consider a PC starting as a first-level afflicted werewolf. A werewolf character is a humanoid with two hit dice of wolf and LA +2.
- Must he also have a regular level (Fighter 1, or whatever)?
- Can that level be one hit die of Humanoid?
- If so, what is his ECL?
- If so, what happens when he gains enough XP to add a level? (generally, humanoids with a single hit die lose it and replace it with an actual class level when they advance)
- Whichever way the above works, what happens if he is killed and raised (i.e. does he lose a level, HD, or 2 Constitution?) What if it happens again?
The specific problem which brought this up is a puzzle I've been working on for a few weeks: can you get a RAW-legal character with only Ur-Priest levels? (note that doing so would not be a good fit for most games; this is more like trying to solve a chess grotesque.)