So we're starting a 3.5 game soon and I decided to roll my first non-core character. I'm usually the guy who sticks with Orcs/Elves/Humans etc. But this time I decided to be a Hound Archon.
What I found says that as a PC an Archon starts with 6 levels of Outsider and gets the corresponding bonuses. We're also apparently starting at level 15 and this is where my confusion comes in. Since I've never rolled a character like this I'm a little confused as to whether or not I get 15 levels of my chosen class AND the levels of Outsider.
My thoughts were if I were rolling a level 1 character they'd still be level one just get the bonuses from the 6 levels of Outsider. Am I correct in this thinking or do I need to roll for a 9th level character to compensate for the 6 levels of Outsider? Also, I've heard of something called "level adjustment"; what is that, and is it relevant for my character?