I'm playing in a campaign in which I have the opportunity to become a vampire, and perhaps limit some of the downsides of it. I am a level 7 Chaotic Good Alchemist that has been offered 3 castings of Wish in exchange for my character's soul and servitude in Hell, as well as my entire lineage.
What makes this unique is that in this current campaign, it's been going so long that we decided that if we die, we're out until the next campaign. I sincerely wish to keep playing, so here's my question:
I love the vampire template, and the other stuff that comes with it, but overall, does becoming a vampire help me survive or hinder my survival?
It's worth noting that for large sections of the campaign that each player can be run at separate times from the other players. If I became only active at night, other players would simply play on another night until we're brought back together.
(As asked by @dark wanderer, here's a condensed version of the campaign setting, to give a better understanding of what being a vampire will mean).
Currently, we are on an island that is a sovereign territory of Cheliax. Cheliax has just fallen, the God-Emperor assassinated, and the son of the rightful successor has imprisoned his father and usurped the throne.
- His specialist legion of 16 elite soldiers, the Order of the Crimson Chalice, are mostly human but with a few devils in there.
Lady Erin, one of the most powerful, is a devil with the ability to grant 3 wishes in exchange for one's soul and his lineage's soul.
My character, though chaotic good, wishes to take the offer, because he is an elf and his wife (also an alchemist)is a human. He cannot imagine a life without her, so he seeks to make them both immortal. In doing so, he uses one wish to be a vampire, and the other to make her a vampire. I'm not sure what the last will be.
Half of the party will support this, the other half (both paladins) will not. They probably won't outright attack me as long as I don't do anything explicitly wrong.
We are using the main books, no 3rd party, and no companions or addendums. I.E. Race Guide, Advanced Players, Advanced Class, etc. With the notable exceptions of not allowing Occult Adventures, Pathfinder Unchained, or the use of Advanced Race Guide for anything other than traits and feats regarding the core races.
My DM will allow me to become Chaotic Neutral or something not evil, because I'm using Wish to attain the vampire status.