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That is a good note about the magic jar, but not sure one mention in a spell has that far reaching an affect but good point sir . I remember an old story where a Forgotten Realms priest had been turned into a vampire and was transported to Ravenloft. He attempted everything possible to contact his goddess only to be ignored. Then when he happened to be present when another person contacted his goddess he confronted her. She looked upon him with great pity and compassion but told him that he was not her follower because her follower had died and she had allready collected his soul. Then in the story he went on to find another god who could accept him as he was now. Because when he died his old soul went away and a new soul grew in its place. Now that is an AD&D based story but it was really good and I liked the way it gave room for redemption, just not whith his original god, who must follow her portfolio. It turned out that his original goddess had drawn the attention of the other god to one of his possible followers.


For the most part you guys are missing the point. A vampire is someone that has died. They have no soul, Sarenrae might wish to turn a evil vampire to good ,but do not doubt that when her paladin died her soul was collected by Sarenrae. The corpse that remains is nothing but the physical shell powered by negative energy, the exact opposite of life. So there is no Sarenrae would help her paladin, blah blah blah, her paladin is sitting by her right hand right now in the elysium fields or wherever Sarenrae makes her home.
The reason why a character becomes an NPC when they are turned into a vampire is because they are not the same character. A character that used to be a paladin by default is no longer a paladin but a weak fighter. Maybe they can contact another god and become an anti paladin. I would never allow a paladin to keep their abilities if they turned into an undead, undead are powered by negative energy it doesn't matter if they feed from the innocent or only animals or whatever. It is not their acts that make them evil it is the power that brings them life. On the other hand I do believe that we can fight our natures no matter how intrinsic. I would allow an epic quest by your new character aka your old characters corpse to attempt to recover your soul and become human again. This I have done, it is not always totally successful and usually results in the character acquiring dhampir as their new race. But they often recover their past alignment as well as their soul and it can only be done of their soul is actually willing to come back. Dieties do not lightly allow their followers souls to be messed with while they are feasting at their right hand as a reward for their good works in the mortal realm.


For the most part you guys are missing the point. A vampire is someone that has died. They have no soul, Sarenrae might wish to turn a evil vampire back to good ,but so not doubt that when her paladin died her soul was collected by Sarenrae. The corpse that remains is nothing but the physical shell powered by negative energy, the exact opposite of life. So there ia no Sarenrae would help her paladin, blah blah blah, her paladin is sitting by her right hand right now in the elysium fields or wherever Sarenrae makes her home.
The reason why a character becomes an NPC when they are turned into a vampire ia because