Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.We're simple players and my wife would be confused by most of this.I have an idea that might seem odd,but I'd appreciate your input.
What if she's the monster? She arrives in this new land,new town. She claims the estate and the grounds outside of town by defeating the former occupant(now a wight) and discovers that he was transformed because he failed the turning.
She finds the statue of Sangress-Goddess of blood and death-in a cavern below the estate.It speaks to her,promising everlasting life in exchange for her devotion.
This begins our new adventure.She will have to hire servants-minions and guards-to tend to her defense.She will have to restore the estate and place traps where they will be most effective.
These are just some of the ideas I have so far.A party of NPC adventurers will come some day to slay the evil that dwells within,etc.But will her preparations be enough?
Playing it from the vantage point of the creature presents creative oppurtunities for myself as well as my player.It is just the two of us and she's wanted to play a vampire character for some time.Originally,we were going to play 3.5e,but are making the change to 4e.
After this,we will be playing a more traditional adventure.We wanted to try the vampire adventure first,but 4e isn't set up with templates like3.5.Any help is welcome, thanks.
If she was of a moderate level, you may consider starting off in paragon levels. That might be overwhelming if you are just learning the 4e rules, but you could allow her to take the vampire template instead of a paragon path.