Jakeel von Vanderstruck III (3.5e NPC)

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Jakeel von Vanderstruck III

CR 13

Male, Human, Death Knight 13
LN Medium Humanoid (Undead)
Init/Senses +1/Listen +8, Spot +8
Languages Common
AC 33, touch 14, flat-footed 22
hp 135 (13 HD)
Fort/Ref/Will +11/+4/+8
Speed 20 ft. (4 squares)
Melee Greatsword +28/23/18 (2d6+14/ 17–20/x2)
Base Atk/Grp +13 +8 +3/17
Abilities Str 18, Dex 11, Con 17, Int 11, Wis 10, Cha 20
Feats Cleave, Power Attack, Divine Might, Monkey Grip, Improved Critical, Weapon Focus (Greatsword), Weapon Specialization (Greatsword)
Skills Listen +8, Spot +8, Intimidate +16, Bluff +16, Concentration +16
Possessions full plate +13, Greatsword +4, +4 Towershield,
Patron Deity Any Lawful, Any Neutral
Honorbound If Jakeel dies while trying to uphold an oath, agreement or contract and he dies, thus making you unable to uphold his agreement, he rises as a Sword Wraith (gaining the template) an hour after being slain. This is permanent, and he can only be brought back to normal through a Wish or Miracle.
Deathshroud (Su) Jakeel is protected by a host of screaming souls, giving him +4 to AC.
Rebuke Undead (Su) Jakeel can rebuke undead eight times a day
Netherblast (Sp) Jakeel can do a 6d10 cone blast from his hand once every 1d4 rounds. This attack may also be used in melee, against a single opponent. On the cone a Reflex Save (DC 29) halves damage. If Jakeel has used this, Blessing of the Vampire cannot be used within five rounds of it.
Blessing of the Vampire (Sp) Jakeel can heal himself for 6d6 points eight times a day. If Jakeel has used this, Netherblast cannot be used within five rounds of it.
Death Thralls (Sp) Jakeel can raise undead, as if using the animate dead spell.
Shadowmeld (Su) Jakeel can, four times a day, travel from one shadow to another (provided the shadows are connected) up to a maximum of one hundred and eighty feet
Profanities (Su) Jakeel has a total number of five profanities, chosen from the Death Knight page. These profanities are like auras. He can use up to two profanities at a time, and can change them as a swift action.

Jakeel von Vanderstruck III, like all other death knights, was once a living being. He was the son of the King of Romanis and Magyaror, which combined into one state, was named Aliad. However, his fathers throne was usurped by a powerful vampire named Dulvite the Black Cape, and his son, Dulvain of Ugarest. Dulvite killed his venerable father, but saw use for Jakeel himself. Using powerful necromantic magic, and the favor of his patron god Isis, god of the dead, he killed Jakeel and resurrected him as a Death Knight. Unlike most other death knights, his visage was pleasing, and he showed no signs of being a death knight, other than his blackened armor. As he grew in power, and aged, this was not the case. The cartilage on his nose rotted away, his skin turned a very slight, yet noticeable green, and part of the skin from his right cheek fell off. Dulvite promised that after two hundred years of faithful servitude, he would restore Jakeel to life, as well as his father, and would give him a keep to live in. It has now been one hundred and ninety years after that day. Even though he is not evil, he will do anything for his "master" so that he may be free. For he does not have the power to defeat Dulvite, but even if he did, there would be no way for him to bring back his father. He spends his days dreaming of the day he will be free, training the appointed Count Dulvain, and fighting off the lycanthrope bands that always attack the castle of Dulvain.

Note: While this NPC has the proper level, it has not been battle tested. Any feedback using this NPC against appropriate level PCs would help. Also, this is something of a Boss Monster, so try and use it in that setup.



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