Demon Vampire (3.5e Race)
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These creatures occur when a demon breeds with a vampire. The result is not always a nerakadarah, but the rarity has led to a poor understanding of cause. What is known is that spawn consisting of either sex configuration of the parents has resulted nerakadarah birth.
These creatures have a knack for charm, but often times relish conflict and violence. Some are embittered by their lot and exude a dominating persuasion in their charms while others are cautiously optimistic and courteously gentle. Still most are vile and hateful or indifferent and use their charms to seduce and persuade others and use them as stepping stones to whatever ends they envision.
Unlike half-demons, they are more conventionally human-sized - though slightly more tall and lean. They possess a demonic form that can manifest as a terrifying, winged, bat-like monstrosity with red skin, horns, and solid black, red, or yellow eyes that strike fear into the eyes of more conventional races. Their common form is considerably more reminiscent of a human-turned vampire: pale skin, white hair, and devastating, otherworldly beauty. Like vampires, they appear to radiate a kind of predatory aura even from their appearance that others half-consciously register at first glance.
These beings are a rarity and unconsciously exude a sense of predatory otherness. As such, they tend to be very selective of their company. Typically they associate with other like-minded creatures, assimilating themselves into a town or city with their passably nonthreatening appearance to allow them to have access to a source of food. Some will take only what they need to survive and suppress their predatory nature. Ones who succumb to their predatory nature can present as solitary precise or mindless hunters of blood or, in rarer cases, as leaders of small cults. Beings who relish in their heritage pride themselves on their demonic, but keep it hidden as necessary to maintain relations with neighboring creatures.
Those who suppress their nature are typically somewhat standoffish as a means of self-control, but some behave as sociably as any other creature may. These beings are often ashamed of their predatory lineage and instincts and will stray from adopting their demonic form.
It is common for these creatures to be evil and difficult for them to be lawful. Demon vampires who do not kill to feed are often neutral, but have been known to be good depending on how they go about feeding. Some will trust enough creatures to openly feed off them to spread out the burden while others will coerce strangers into "donating" their blood. It is common among those who feed only as necessary to have hurt or even killed someone in their past, but this alone does not make them evil. Nonetheless, demon vampires are shaped by their lineage and past and often carry that burden heavily or succumb to their natural inclination toward violence and destruction.
Demon vampires thrive in most environments. Their heritage lends them prefer dark environments, but temperature is rarely a factor. Though inclined to the nocturnal, they very often can be seen moving about in the daytime hours to establish connections to food. Others move about in the day as a means to blend in to nefarious or noble ends. Some feel in more control in a bustling city or town in the daytime than during the night where solitary prey seem to them to be begging to be hunted.
In rare circumstances, a demon vampire may seclude themselves somewhere just off a town or city. These beings hunt travelers and traders or prowl the streets at night. Some also seclude themselves out of shame or fear.
Most commonly worship gods of death, chaos, destruction, seduction, evil, and magic.
Very few worship healing, order, or nature.
It is known that some worship no gods, seeing them as not deserving of their attention or being indifferent to concept of what gods may think of them or what they think of gods.
Common & Infernal = Automatic; Draconic and Undercommon = Optional
They choose names based on their character
- +4 Charisma +2 Wisdom +2 Dexterity +2 Constitution:
- Medium (Outsider): None
- Demon vampire base land speed is 40 feet: They are able to fly when in demonic form.
- Demonic Form: They gain +2 Strength and +2 Constitution and are able to clumsily fly at a speed of 40 feet. As lycanthrope's change shape.
- 10 ft. Charm gaze (Su): They are able to charm people from ten feet away.
- Blood Drain: On a successful grapple check, a demon vampire, can suck blood. This causes d4 damage.
- Blood Dependency: If a demon vampire does not drain blood once per day, it must undergo a DC 15 Fortitude save or become fatigued. Each day that a demon varmpire does not drink blood, the DC increases by one.
- Automatic Languages: Infernal and Common Bonus Languages: Undercommon and Draconic
- Favored Class: Sorcerer
- Level Adjustment: 0
|Middle Age1||Old2||Venerable3||Maximum Age|
|300 years||1000 years||5000 years||+ 10000 years|
|Gender||Base Height||Height Modifier||Base Weight||Weight Modifier|
|Male||5' 1"||+ 2d10||140 lb.||× (2d4) lb.|
|Female||4' 9"||+2d10||100 lb.||× (2d4) lb.|