I am writing this one both to Flesh out and Explore an Idea I have for a new character and as a response to a poster who was very adamant about saying no divine classes - belong in Dark Sun no matter how you flavor them... this is a hybrid between two divine classes who might fit well in Darksun as I understand it. (Mechanically it is a shifter/cleric-invoker ) But really this is Vampyre, Bloodwright.
Point of View : The world is a dark place and we stride as heros through it ... but for me it is a question of making up for my past.
My powers source is not something I flaunt outwardly in fact its basis is something of a secret though though at least one of my companions knows my nature and others may suspect... you see I am a Vampire. Most emotions I lock behind a veil of pure discepline I really dont think this is a choice
Guided by Scent: I strike the monster and the smell of his spilt blood fills the nostrils of my cohort who's eyes gleam his vehement attack will be guided by that scent lending insight in to our enemies next move (originally righteous brand)
".... they might not remember it clearly in part because the hunger is prone to leaving your mind a bit fuzzy but in a fight my allies manifest the needs of blood, and teeth which gleam sharp and to a degree the very infecton I carry almost as much as I do. "
Visions of Blood nightmares from her own experience fed in to the minds of enemies. (as per original invoker power)
Blood Hunt: Can you feel its fear my freind justice shall feed (wisdom vs will attack ) allies gain temporary hit points equal to my wisdom when they attack the target... and it takes additional damage of that amount when they hit (originally exacting utterance)
Blood Tears : I bleed tears of blood as they spout fountains of life on to the sands of this desert ... a shame really. (originally execretion)
Implement : The ankh symbolizes life and immortality and is a focus I have grown fond of . Alternately a Bloodstone in a necklace or embeded in a rod or staff (per invoker).
Communal Blood - we cut our palms and blood pumps betwen our bodies in a circle of unity you may have seen something like this used by mortals even to shore up social connections and establish emotional bonds ... when I do it blood actually flows.(originally Comrades Succor)
Appearance: She is thin and pale in spite of the supernatural strength in her veins, Shortly after her "genesis" she was almost entirely white skinned with a birthmark on her throat that looks like a moon crossed by twin blades... the birthmark... has grown since then and she now has what seems to be monotone tattoos including complex dragon forms which touch upon brow and wrap her breasts and thighs. In the heat of battle she finds it difficult to restrain the beast within and her teeth and nails grow longer her eyes become swirling gold and red. The life force which seems to flow in to her in her rage is it nature sympathetically feeding her? is she defiling? or is she giving in and drawing on dark power in her blood.
Serellia Fontaine, level 8 Vampire, Bloodwright ( Longtooth Shifter, Cleric|Invoker Hybrid )
Cleric: Battle Cleric's Lore (scale armor proficiency+)
Covenant Manifestation: Manifestation of Malediction
Hybrid Invoker: Hybrid Invoker Reflex
Background: Redemption Seeker, Birth - Cursed, Nightmare of Defiling (Redemption Seeker Benefit)
Theme: Templar of Borys (Dragon of Tyr)?
FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 20, Con 10, Dex 10, Int 13, Wis 20, Cha 9.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 16, Con 10, Dex 10, Int 13, Wis 16, Cha 9.
AC: 23 Fort: 19 Reflex: 16 Will: 20
HP: 21 Surges: 6 Surge Value: 5
Heal +9, Insight +10, Bluff +5, Nature +9
Acrobatics, Arcana +1, Diplomacy -1, Dungeoneering +4, Endurance +2, History +1, Intimidate -1, Perception +4, Religion +1, Stealth, Streetwise -1, Thievery, Athletics +6
Learned Spellcaster: Ritual Caster
Wild Talent: Thought Projection
Level 1: Vampiric Heritage
Level 2: Learned Spellcaster
Level 4: Word of Retaliation
Level 6: Harbinger of Rebirth
Level 8: Wild Senses or Sturdy Shifter
Hybrid at-will 1: Guided By Scent (Righteous Brand)
Hybrid at-will 1: Visions of Blood (remembrance of the defiling)
Hybrid encounter 1:Blood Hunt ( Exacting Utterance )
Hybrid daily 1: Blood Tears (Execration)
Hybrid utility 2: Sanguine Lending (Sacrificial Aegis)
Hybrid encounter 3: Fearsome Command (from theme)
Hybrid daily 5: Vampyric Thrall (Servitude in Death)
Hybrid utility 6: Otherworld Mysts (Solid Fog)
Hybrid encounter 7: Fettering Glare (from theme)
Adventurer's Kit, Ankh (Holy Vampyric Symbol), Cloak of Resistance +2, Deathsteel Scorpion Scale Armor +2, Lifestealer Morningstar +2, Javelin of Speed +1(impaling fun), Warwing Drake (Servent Mount).
Communal Blood (Comrades' Succor), Endure Elements, Feat of Strength, Animal Messenger, Banish Vermin, Simbul's Conversion, Last Sight Vision, Spirit Fetch, Transfer Enchantment, Mindshape Warwing Drake, Gravesight, Inquisitive's Eyes, Shadow Bridge, Phantom Steed
Her genesis may have related to Defiling we can leave that a mystery to explore
The mace picture is just in case anyone actually thinks they are gentle weapons. And not blood nasty. For Darksun one made out of the skull of some creature with bone spikes coming out of it might be nice.
NOTE its possible to leave the draining as a life force manipulation rather than an actual blood thing but blood is so visceral that it feels like a flavor that fits the world.
More unusual character designs at the Creative Character Build Collection