Thrall of Orcus
The Thrall of Orcus has devoted himself to the demon prince of undeath. In his service, she becomes a tool of misery, murder, and revenge. She revels in the company of the undead, preferring their decaying touch to that of living flesh. Thralls of Orcus often work in small groups. These cabals of necromancers and necrophiliacs consort with undead creatures and demons to form small cells of depraved evil hiding amid bustling cities and quiet villages. Thralls of Orcus hate and war against the thralls of Demogorgon and Graz'zt.
Alignment: Neutral Evil or Chaotic Evil
Base Attack Bonus: +4
Skills: Knowledge (Arcane) 2 ranks, Knowledge (Religion) 2 ranks
Spellcasting: Must be able to cast a spell of the Necromancy school
Special: The sacrifice of an intelligent being is the centerpiece of the horrific rite that initiates a new Thrall of Orcus. The ritual takes place in complete darkness atop an altar made of at least thirty skulls.
DM Unlock: This Prestige Class is locked by default. DMs can unlock it for characters who meet all of the requirements.
Application Required: This PRC requires a written application sent to DMs for approval.
Plot/DM Story Required: A DM will need to run the intelligent-being sacrifice required for this class.
Hit Die: d10
Proficiencies: Armor (Light, Medium, Heavy), Shields, Weapons (Simple, Martial)
Skill Points: 2 + INT
Class Skills: Bluff, Concentration, Craft, Decipher Script, Discipline, Forgery, Hide, Intimidate, Knowledge (all), Lore, Move Silently, Profession, Spellcraft, Spot
|Lvl||BAB||Fort||Ref||Will||Special||Spells per day|
|1st||+1||+2||+0||+2||Carrion Stench||+1 level of existing spellcasting class|
|2nd||+2||+3||+0||+3||Touch of Fear|
|4th||+4||+4||+1||+4||+1 level of existing spellcasting class|
|5th||+5||+4||+1||+4||Demon Wings, Create Undead|
|6th||+6/+1||+5||+2||+5||Pallor of Death|
|7th||+7/+2||+5||+2||+5||+1 level of existing spellcasting class|
|9th||+9/+4||+6||+3||+6||Create Greater Undead|
|10th||+10/+5||+7||+3||+7||Summon Visage||+1 level of existing spellcasting class|
A Thrall of Orcus, when desired, emits a terrible smell in a 10-foot radius. Living creatures in the radius (excluding the thrall) must succeed a Fortitude save (DC 10 + thrall's class level + thrall's CON modifier) or take a -2 penalty on all attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, saving throws, skill checks, and ability checks for 1 round per class level of the Thrall of Orcus.
Touch of Fear
Three times per day, a 2nd level Thrall of Orcus can produce an effect identical to that of the Cause Fear spell, as cast by a 10th-level caster.
Once per day, a 5th level Thrall of Orcus can bring forth massive black wings from his back. These wings allow the Thrall to fly at his normal land speed with average maneuverability. The demon wings last for up to 1 hour and are dismissible with a standard action. At 7th level, the Thrall can use his Demon Wings at will and they last as long as needed.
Pallor of Death
A 6th level Thrall of Orcus can adopt the appearance of a humanoid undead creature of her choosing as if she had cast the alter self spell. While in this form, the thrall has an aura of fear (as the fear spell, cast by a 6th level caster) that affects only non-outsiders within 25 feet. Pallor of death lasts for 1 minute per class level and can be used once per day.
An 8th level Thrall of Orcus can force a living creature hit within a touch attack to attempt a Fortitude save (DC 10 + thrall's class level + thrall's CHA bonus). If the target fails its save, it dies.