I am running a campaign, and am having my players optimize themselves. One has chosen to play a Goliath Barbarian, and I am just trying to make sure I understand how her experience falls out. I am having all of the players start at level 9 (36,000 xp), with 36,000 gold (the equipment at level happens to be the same at level 9, how cool is that?)

I want her to start with the correct amount of experience relative to the other players, so let's just assume she leveled up with a party of 4 that were of normal ECL, earning 1000,3000, etc. experience each level to gain 1 level each time they gained experience. How Much experience should she end up with at level 9?

As I understand it, www.d20srd.org/srd/variant/races/reducin... reducing level adjustments means that at Barbarian 3 (ecl 4) she will then buy off, with 3000 xp, the level adjustment, making her level 3 when the rest of the party is level 4. With her ECL at those first few levels, and then the being lower level exp increase after the buyoff, what would her exp total be when the rest of the party is reaching level 9 and 36000 xp?

(I am trying to get the math right, but am having trouble figuring out how to approach the problem.)

Thank you very much for your help with this!