Need help tying it to Ashes at dawn.
OK, so I made the executive decision to not use the Aberrant Promethean as the final encounter. I didn't think the encounter would go well with the three person party - bard, evoker wizard, and barbarian 2/cleric 5 that I am GM'ing.
My plan was to have the Whispering Way turn Caromarc into a vampire. He is under the control of the vampire who created him and has orders to guard the tower and kill anyone who enters. Caromarc is resentful of these orders and what the Whispering Way has done, but is unable to resist the control of his creator. He wishes revenge on the Way, and is being kept from his wife by a fate worse then death. And now some trio of adventurers has come, stolen his wand for speaking with his wife, and buggered off!
The players first encountered him when he was pretending to be trapped in the misery idol. After a few minutes of questions, they freed him and were thanked with a level draining slam attack. The players were unprepared for a vampire encounter, and returned to the city to gather up supplies and info. My plan is to have the final encounter be a battle at the lightning tower with the PCs battling the vampire for control of the bondslave thrall and thus the beast. (Vampire Caromarc had the beast escape from jail and climb up to the tower.)
My big question is how do I tie this in with Ashes at Dawn? Should I have Radvir be the one who turned Caromarc into a vampire, or perhaps Ramoska?
When the PCs return to confront the vampire, should I keep him near the tower? The PCs are all flying around the area like they have Ride of the Valkyries blasting. I would like to have the battle take place around the bondslave and lightning tower but I'm open to suggestions - just keep in mind the vampire can't get much sunlight or immersed in running water. Any tactics that would make this an encounter to remember?
Also, I figured that Caromarc was an old aristocrat 4/alchemist 3/wizard 5. I'll post a build in another post- he has a crazy number of feats, skills, and abilities.