Akivasha is one of the earliest vampires, so ancient that she was not created by the dire bite or deadly drain of another undead being, but by the gods themselves. In ages forgotten under the weight of time, so far past that no book or scroll survives and even records graven in stone have succumbed to time, Akivasha was human, a princess of a long-lost desert nation. She sought immortality, fearing ageing and death, and found the secret in the dark lore of the serpent god Set.
Akivasha uses the Prophet template from the Immortals Handbook: Ascension. The new divine ability Animal Command was created because, in The Hour of the Dragon, Akivasha apparently had some ability to control the giant snakes. This statistics block describes Akivasha when she is thousands of years old, ancient and experienced, a great power beyond the lesser, common vampires of the world; such as when she appears in The Hour of the Dragon at ten thousand years old. For other versions see this page (CR 13) or this page (CR 31).
Akivasha CR 21
CE Medium Undead
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Aura Divine aura 70 ft.
Languages Common, Abyssal, Undercommon
AC 38, touch 21, flat-footed 29 (+9 Dex, +17 natural, +2 divine)
hp 264 (22d12 HD); DR 10/silver and magic
Immune mind-affecting effects, necromantic effects; Resist cold 10, electricity 10
Weakness 50% extra damage from positive energy spells and effects; repelled by garlic, mirrors, holy symbols; cannot cross running water; cannot enter home without invitation; sunlight exposure kills in 1 round; stake through heart kills
Spd 40 ft.
Melee Macabre Tongue +28/+28/+23/+18 melee (1d4+10 and 1 Con/17-20), Seeking Fang +32/+27/+22 melee (1d4+14 and 1 Con/17-20); or slam +27 melee (1d6+6 and energy drain)
Base Atk +16;
Space 5 ft. ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Atk Options death attack, sneak attack
Combat Gear Macabre Tongue (+4 keen wounding speed dagger), Seeking Fang (+8 keen wounding dagger), amulet of natural armor +11
Special Actions blood drain, children of the night, create spawn, death attack, dominate, energy drain, sneak attack +9d6, spells
Abilities, , Con — , ,
SQ alternate form, evasion, fast healing 5, gaseous form, improved uncanny dodge, spider climb, trapfinding, trap sense +2, turn resistance +4, uncanny dodge
Feats Alertness, Blinding Speed, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting, Iron Will, Mobility, Lightning Reflexes, Spring Attack, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (dagger). Divine Abilities: Greater Fiery Hand, Lord of Blood, Vampiric Effect.
Skills Bluff +36, Decipher Script +10, Disguise +11, Escape Artist +12, Hide +15, Intimidate +28, Move Silently +15, Sense Motive +19
Dominate (Su): Will save DC 27.
Energy Drain (Su): The Fortitude save to remove the negative levels has a DC of 27.
Death Attack: The Fortitude save is DC 25.
Divine Abilities: Animal Command - Charm or calm 44 HD of animals. Anyfeat- Akivasha can use any one feat for which she meets the prerequisites. Lord of Blood - Akivasha gains the vampire template. Perfect Mind - +5 inherent bonus to Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma.
Portfolio Traits (Death and Madness Portfolios): Spell-like Abilities: At will - animate dead, cause fear, confusion, create greater undead, create undead, death knell, death ward, destruction, insanity, lesser confusion, mind fog, phantasmal killer, rage, slay living, symbol of insanity, touch of idiocy, wail of the banshee, weird. Positive Energy Vulnerability: +50% damage from positive energy spells and effects. Undeath: Gains undead traits, loses Constitution score. Necromantic Immunity: Immune to necromantic effects and spells. Shaky Morale: Unaffected by morale bonuses.Lemming's Wisdom: -2 competence penalty to Wisdom. Shield of Madness: Immune to mind-affecting effects.
4th (4/day) — dimension door, freedom of movement, modify memory, poison
3rd (4/day) — deep slumber, deeper darkness, false life, nondetection
2nd (4/day) — cat's grace, darkness, pass without trace, undetectable alignment
1st (5/day) — feather fall, obscuring mist, sleep, true strike
Macabre Tongue: This dagger's blade is deep red and engraved with gray runes which form an ancient spell that calls for blood; its hilt is a ghoulish green-gray and unmarked. It is a +4 keen wounding speed dagger that, if wielded by an assassin, grants the wielder a +1 bonus to the DC of their death attack's Fortitude save.
Seeking Fang: This dagger is bone-white, both hilt and blade. It is a +8 keen wounding dagger.
Sunless Ward: This black amulet is a gem dark as the starless night and harder than diamond. It acts as a +11 amulet of natural armor.
Akivasha has only 3 artifacts rather than the Immortals Handbook norm of 4, so her ECL (and thus CR) are reduced.
New Divine AbilityEdit
Prerequisites: Cha 21, Wis 21
Benefit: The immortal can command (as charm animal) or calm (as calm animals) any number of animals with total HD up to twice that of the immortal. If any saving throw is allowed (see the description of calm animals) the DC is 20 + immortal's Charisma modifier.
Credits: Akivasha was created by Robert E. Howard in the novel The Hour of the Dragon.