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Prestige Class

Lady/Lord of the Dead


A lady/lord of the dead commands large numbers of nonliving creatures.
Undead spellcasters, such as liches, often become a lady/lord of the dead, but t
he class is attractive to all unliving, intelligent undead because of the enhanc
ed turn resistance. Many undead necromancers augment their powers with this pres
tige class.
Nonplayer character ladies/lords of the dead often build strongholds that become
centers of evil power. They frequently make undead minions out of those that op
pose their rule. Unlike living armies, the forces of a lady/lord of the dead may
grow in the aftermath of battles, swelling with the dead and defeated of both s
ides.
Hit Die: d12.
Requirements
To qualify to become a lady/lord of the dead, a character must fulfill the follo
wing criteria.
Race: Any undead.
Alignment: Any nongood.
Feats: Iron Will, Undead Leadership.
Class Skills
The lady/lord of the undead's class skills (and the key ability for each skill)
are Alchemy (Int; Trained Only), Concentration (Con), Craft (any) (Int), Diploma
cy (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (any) (Int), Listen (Wis), Profession (any
) (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), Spot (Wis).
Skill Points at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier.
Class Features
All the following are class features of the lady/lord of the dead prestige class
.
Turn Resistance (Ex): At each level, a lady/lord of the dead's turn resistance i
ncreases by +1. This stacks with any inherent turn resistance. This is in additi
on to the benefit gained from adding a Hit Die.
Spellcasting: A lady/lord of the dead continues training in magic. Thus, when a
new lady/lord of the dead level is gained, the character gains new spells known
and spells per day as if it had also gained a level in a spellcasting class it b
elonged to before it added the prestige class. It does not, however, gain any ot
her benefit a character of that class would have gained (improved chance of turn
ing or rebuking undead, metamagic or item creation feats, and so on). This essen
tially means that it adds the level of lady/lord of the dead to the level of som
e other spellcasting class the character has, then determines spells per day, sp
ells known, and caster level accordingly.
Bolstering Aura (Su): At 2nd level and every level thereafter, a lady/lord of th
e dead strengthens nearby undead. Undead allies within 30 feet of the lady/lord
of the dead gain an additional +1 turn resistance. This bonus stacks with all ot
her turn resistance.

Animate Dead (Sp): At 4th level, a lady/lord of the dead can cast animate dead o
nce per day.
Unholy Aura (Sp): At 5th level, a lady/lord of the dead can cast unholy aura onc
e per day.
Lady/Lord of the Dead
Class
Level Base
Attack
Bonus Fort
Save
Ref
Save
Will
Save
Special
Spellcasting
1st
+0
+0
+0
+2
Turn resistance +1

+1 level of existing class

2nd
+1
+0
+0
+3
Turn resistance +2, bolstering aura +1 +1 level of existing class
3rd
+2
+1
+1
+3
Turn resistance +3, bolstering aura +2 +1 level of existing class
4th
+3
+1
+1
+4
Turn resistance +4, bolstering aura +3, animate dead
ting class
5th
+3
+1

+1 level of exis

+1
+4
Turn resistance +5, bolstering aura +4, unholy aura
ting class

+1 level of exis