Antagonist – The Grande Archduchess, Ravenloft Vampire

The Grande Archduchess is the King’s sister. She has much power and influence in the city. Publicly known as a vampire, many citizens avoid her wrath.

Grande Archduchess: Female Human Wilder10; CR 12; ECL 18
Medium Undead(augmented humanoid, psionic); Vampire Template
HD 10d12; hp 74;
Init +9; Spd 30 ft/x4;
AC 28 (+3 armor, +5 dex, +8 natural, +2 deflection), touch 17, flat-footed 23;
Base Atk/Grapple +7/+10;
Full Atk +5 Primary Natural (1d6+3;20/x2) Slam;
AL NE; SV Fort +3, Ref +10, Will +10;
Str 16 (+3), Dex 20 (+5), Con — (+0), Int 16 (+3), Wis 16 (+3), Cha 27 (+8);;

Skills: Autohypnosis +12, Bluff¹ +23, Concentration¹ +15, Knowledge (psionics) +12, Listen¹ +20, Psicraft +12, Sense Motive¹ +18, Spot¹ +20;

Feats: Alertness(PH 89)², Combat Reflexes(PH 92)², Dodge(PH 93)², Improved Initiative(PH 96)², Lightning Reflexes(PH 97)², Necromantic Presence(LM 28), Endure Sunlight(LM 26), Improved Turn Resistance(LM 27), Lifesense(LM 28), Positive Energy Resistance(LM 29);

Racial Abilities:
× Base land speed of 30 feet.
× Natural Weapons: Slam(1d6+3),
× Darkvision 60 feet.
× Bonus Feat: 1st level bonus feat
× Favored Class: Any

Class Abilities:
× Damage Reduction(Ex): 10/silver & magic
× Wild Surge(Su): You can choose to invoke a wild surge whenever you manifest a power. When you do so, you gain up to a +3 bonus to your manifester level with that manifestation of the power.
× Psychic Enervation(Ex): Immediately following each wild surge, you may be overcome by the strain of the effort, the chance of suffering is equal to 5% per manifester level added with the wild surge.
× Elude Touch(Ex): You gain a +8 bonus to Armor Class against all touch attacks, however your touch AC can never exceed your Armor Class against normal attacks.
× Surging Euphoria(Ex): When using your wild surge ability, you gain a +1 morale bonus on attack rolls, damage rolls, and saving throws for a number of rounds equal to the intensity of your wild surge.
× Volatile Mind(Ex): When any telepathy power is manifested on you, the manifester of the power must pay 2 power points more than he otherwise would have spent.

The Grande Archduchess’s Cuirassiers:
Grand Archduchess Manette’s Cuirassiers are the lady’s personal body guards and task force. Due to the political pull of the Grand Archduchess, these men are allowed to bear arms in Avignon. None of these men are psionic, as all psionic men are drafted into the Gascon Regiment by the King’s Chamberlain.