|Todd Stewart Contributor|
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Ahh yeah. Not a bad look either, pretty nuts.Interesting tho that the Urdefhan are referred to as vampiric, when I don't really see too much evidence either way of them specifically drinking blood or souls.
They're referred to as vampiric partially as an easter egg for myself.
In my homebrew, the urdefhans were also known as "Orvian vampires." They were, essentially, undead creatures (vampires) who underwent a vile ritual that actually resurrected them... but at the same time let them keep all their vampiric powers. In a way, they were essentially a high-powered race of dhampirs. They could have children and had to feed (on blood), but were immortal and only died via violence or accident. They had a toxic touch that injected paralytic venom with their claws, and drained blood with their bites.
When I transposed them to Golarion in "Into the Darklands," I made them into native outsiders and refocused them mostly away from undead and demons to daemons, but retained a lot of their death and undeath powers and themes. They still drink blood, and they're still healed by negative energy and harmed by positive energy, so while they're not actually undead or vampires... they're pretty close.
(And yes, they actually do drink blood—check out their special attacks!)
That's... really really cool. :D
Also this is one of the reasons why Paizo is awesome. Because the Creative Director will show up on the forum and post behind the scenes details about what inspired material that showed up in the game.
I really wish that I could have played in that home campaign of yours James. I also wish that I lived in Washington so I could run for some of you folks (yes, I made my home group cry out of character, I need to spread that kind of DM love around). ;)