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Eternal Life classes/feats? 
3rd-Feb-2006 10:36 am
DrG Don't know me
Working on my prior concept, I'm trying to see how this character (the Archivist/DeathDelver) would pan in the long run, and I'm seeing her eventually questing dfor immortality. Are there any feats and/or prestige classes that deal with extending the life span of the normal human?

EDIT: The more I think of this character, the more I see her following the path to become, well, Death. Or at least an acolyte of death. I see her adventuring career as her journey to grow closer to Death, to achieve that transcendance that makes her a chosen of Death. True Neutral in alignment, of course.
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3rd-Feb-2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
Wow, good question.

This sounds like something that is a special class ability or racial ability, or the effects of a spell than a feat however. If it was a feat why wouldn't everyone take it lol?
3rd-Feb-2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
Basically, the character is a super-mortician. Any spells that interface with the dead or the divine are her areas of expertise. I'd like to have her work towards some sort of immortality, perhaps through some kind of non-evil undeath-like state, or maybe even planar ascension or more.

Basically, she seeks to Transcend.
3rd-Feb-2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
Check the book of exalted deeds. That might be a good place to start. I know they have a "deathless" class, that's like undead, but not.
3rd-Feb-2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
They have a Risen Martyred class, but I don't think that would be something that you'd be interested in (at the end of the PrC they ascend and become NPCs, I think). They have a Beloved of Valarien that also has timelessness as one of its PrC level benefits...but it doesn't explain it much more than that.

In and of itself, immortality isn't an earthshaking balance of power shifter if there remains the possibility of death by violence (i.e. agelessness compared to unable to be killed). Its definately available to a wide range of classes and PrCs.
4th-Feb-2006 12:18 am (UTC)
Well, the druid's Timeless Body ability removes the penalties of aging, but it doesn't extend your lifespan.
3rd-Feb-2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
There are a couple of classes that become "Timeless" (Monk and Druid immediately come to mind). Also, there are feats as mentioned above, and in the SSS Relics & Rituals, there's a True Ritual to make someone Immortal. Email me, if you'd like, and I'll scan the salient page for you.
3rd-Feb-2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
Damn, beat me to it! Though, if it is a solo quest, unless this ties in with a group that worships Death it would be tough to get the ritual started. Then again, maybe that could be part of the adventure, earning the place of Death
3rd-Feb-2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
heh. Or to become the favored of Nemorga, the Gray Lord.

Also, there's an order of Monks is FR that worships Death as a tangible entity -- The Order of the Long Death. Death, and its bedfellow pain, are part and parcel of its worship.

Just my thoughts on the subject, from a guy who's trying to rebuild a Sundered Deity.
3rd-Feb-2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
Nemorga? Gray Lord? Tell me more...

Problem I'm having is that most such things tend to be evil. The closest thing I've found is the Doomguide, a Prestige Class for clerics of Kelemvor in the FR.

These monks, know what book I can find them in?
3rd-Feb-2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
Nemorga is the God of Death in the Scarred Lands campaign setting. He's True Neutral. His domains are Death, Gateways, Knowledge, and Travel. His Holy Symbol is A closed book with a sheathed sword closed in it, bookmark-style (these guys need some Heraldry classes. :P). He's the Gatekeeper, the Executioner, the Gray King. He guardes the gates to the Underworld. He is the god od deaths that must be, and the deaths that simply are. He is the shepherd that guides each arrant soul to the destination he has earned. He has few actual worshipers, but many pray to him to be merciful. Even so, he is not merciful -- he is just, and there is a difference.

His invocation benefit is +1 to any turn/rebuke rolls the next round.

The Order of the Long Death are in The FRCS. At least, the 3.0 version I have... Also, they're referenced in NEverwinter Nights.
4th-Feb-2006 12:21 am (UTC)
the Monk order doesn't have a PrC, but I think some suggestions for existing PrCs might be in the Champions of Valor, or whatever the FR Good-guy book is.
3rd-Feb-2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
Cloud Anchorite from Frostburn and Greenstar Adept from Complete Arcane both achieve immortality.

There's also a prestige class for dragons that achieves immortality, but, obviously, that's not easily applicable for your character.
3rd-Feb-2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
You can delete this and that comment. I dunno why LJ randomly logs me out now.
3rd-Feb-2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
Cloud Anchorite from Frostburn and Greenstar Adept from Complete Arcane both achieve immortality.

There's also a prestige class for dragons that achieves immortality, but, obviously, that's not easily applicable for your character.
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