Mikhael Leichtman

Note: This NPC was originally written as part of The Kriegan location, found here.

Mikhael Leichtman
Male human vampire nec 20: CR 22:
Small undead (augmented humanoid); Hit Dice 20d12; 120 hp; Init +8; Spd 20 ft. (4 squares); AC 25 (+4 Dex, +6 armor, +1 size, +6 natural, +4 deflection, +4 shadowstaff) (23 touch, 27 flat-footed); BAB/Grapple +10/+8; Atk touch +20 melee (1d6+2/19-20 plus energy drain, slam) or +12 melee (by spell) or +16 ranged (by spell); Full atk touch +16 melee (1d6+2/19-20 plus energy drain, slam) or +12 melee (by spell) or +16 ranged (by spell); SA blood drain, children of the night, create spawn, dominate, energy drain, spells; SQ alternate form, darkvision (60 ft.), DR 10/silver and magic, empathic link, fast healing 5, gaseous form, resistance to cold 10 and electricity 10, scry on familiar, spider climb, summon familiar, turn resistance +4, undead traits, vampire weaknesses; AL LE; SV Fort +8, Reflex +19, Will +14; Abilities Str 14, Dex 24, Con --, Int 26, Wis 15, Cha 24.
Skills and Feats: Bluff +17 (+7 Cha, +8 racial, +2 feat), Concentration +30 (23 ranks, +7 Cha), Craft (alchemy) +12 (4 ranks, +8 Int), Decipher Script +24 (16 ranks, +8 Int), Diplomacy +11 (+7 Cha, +2 feat, +2 synergy), Hide +14 (4 ranks, cross-class, +4 size, +8 racial), Intimidate +9 (+7 Cha, +2 feat), Knowledge (arcane) +31 (23 ranks, +8 Int), Knowledge (dungeoneering) +18 (10 ranks, +8 Int), Knowledge (geography) +18 (10 ranks, +8 Int), Knowledge (history) +31 (23 ranks, +8 Int), Knowledge (nobility & royalty) +18 (10 ranks, +8 Int), Knowledge (the planes) +18 (10 ranks, +8 Int), Knowledge (religion) +31 (23 ranks, +8 Int), Listen +17 (+7 Dex, +8 racial, +2 feat), Move Silently +15 (+7 Dex, +8 racial), Search +16 (+8 Int, +8 racial), Sense Motive +15 (4 ranks, cross-class, +3 Wis, +8 racial, +2 feat), Speak Language +4 (8 ranks, cross-class), Spellcraft +35 (23 ranks, +8 Int, +2 feat, +2 synergy), Spot +13 (+3 Wis, +8 racial, +2 feat), Use Magic Device +11 (+13 involving scrolls) (4 ranks, cross-class, +7 Cha, +2 feat); Alertness, Combat Reflexes, Craft Wand, Craft Wondrous Item, Dodge, Forge Ring, Greater Spell Focus (necromancy), Improved Critical (slam), Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Attack (slam), Lightning Reflexes, Magical Aptitude, Negotiator, Maximize Spell, Persuasive, Scribe Scroll, Spell Focus (necromancy), Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (slam).
Familiar: Mikhael Leichtman has selected a rat as his familiar (detailed below). He has named the rat Bones.
Graduate: Mikhael Leichtman is a graduate of The Kriegan. He gains the Greater Spell Focus (necromancy) feat and 5 skill ranks to place in Knowledge skills. His undead servant is a shadow.
Specialist: Mikhael Leichtman has specialized in the school of necromancy. His prohibited schools are conjuration and transmutation.
Skills: Vampires have a +8 racial bonus on Bluff, Hide, Listen, Move Silently, Search, Sense Motive, and Spot checks. This is reflected in the above stat block.
Typical Wizard Spells Prepared (5/7/7/7/7/6/6/6/6/5; DC 18 + spell level, or 20 + spell level for spells from the school of necromancy): 0th—detect magic, disrupt undead*, light (x2), read magic; 1st—chill touch (x2), comprehend languages, identify, ray of enfeeblement*, shield, true strike; 2nd—command undead (x2), darkness, false life*, ghoul touch, invisibility, spectral hand; 3rd—dispel magic, halt undead*, lightning bolt, tongues (x2), vampiric touch (x2); 4th—animate dead (x3), bestow curse, charm monster, enervation*, maximized ray of enfeeblement; 5th—bestow curse, hold monster (x2), magic jar*, maximized touch of idiocy (x2); 6th—analyze dweomer, circle of death (x2), create undead*, legend lore, undeath to death; 7th—control undead*, finger of death (x2), greater scrying, maximized enervation (x2); 8th—create greater undead (x2*), horrid wilting (x2), mass charm monster, maximized undeath to death; 9th—astral projection, soul bind*, wail of the banshee (x2), wish.
*Specialist spell slot
Wizard Spellbook Contents:
0th—all spells from the sor/wiz cantrip list in the Player’s Handbook v. 3.5 except those of the conjuration and transmutation schools; 1st—all spells from the sor/wiz list in the Player’s Handbook v. 3.5 except those of the conjuration and transmutation schools; 2nd—all spells from the sor/wiz list in the Player’s Handbook v. 3.5 except those of the conjuration and transmutation schools; 3rd—all spells from the sor/wiz list in the Player’s Handbook v. 3.5 except those of the conjuration and transmutation schools; 4th—all spells from the sor/wiz list in the Player’s Handbook v. 3.5 except those of the conjuration and transmutation schools; 5th—all spells from the sor/wiz list in the Player’s Handbook v. 3.5 except those of the conjuration and transmutation schools; 6th—all spells from the sor/wiz list in the Player’s Handbook v. 3.5 except those of the conjuration and transmutation schools; 7th—all spells from the sor/wiz list in the Player’s Handbook v. 3.5 except those of the conjuration and transmutation schools; 8th—all spells from the sor/wiz list in the Player’s Handbook v. 3.5 except those of the conjuration and transmutation schools; 9th—all spells from the sor/wiz list in the Player’s Handbook v. 3.5 except those of the conjuration and transmutation schools.
Languages:
Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Gnome, Halfling, Orc, Undercommon
Possessions:
Amulet of mighty fists +2, bracers of armor +6, cloak of Charisma +6, gloves of Dexterity +6, headband of Intellect +6, noble’s outfit, potion of inflict serious wounds, ring of chameleon power, ring of protection +4, shadowstaff*, spell component pouch, spellbooks (dozens containing every sor/wiz spell from the Player’s Handbook except those of the conjuration and transmutation schools).
*Shadowstaff is the badge of rank that marks Mikhael as The Kriegan’s dean. It passes from dean to dean, as needed. Mikhael has held the position for 23 years.

Bones
Tiny Magical Beast (rat)
Hit Dice:
20d8 (60hp)
Initiative: +2
Speed: 15 ft. (3 squares), climb 15 ft., swim 15 ft.
AC: 24 (+2 size, +2 Dex, +10 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 22
BAB/Grapple: +10/-2
Attack: Bite +12 melee (1d3-4)
Full Attack: Bite +12 melee (1d3-4)
Special Attacks: Deliver touch spells
Special Qualities: Empathic link, low-light vision, improved evasion, share spells, scent, speak with master, speak with rats, SR 25
Saves: Fort +6, Ref +10, Will +13
Abilities: Str 2, Dex 15, Con 10, Int 15, Wis 12, Cha 2
Skills: Balance +10, Climb +12, Hide +14, Move Silently +10, Swim +10
Feats: Lightning Reflexes

Skills: Rats have a +4 racial bonus to Hide and Move Silently checks and a +8 racial bonus on Balance, Climb and Swim checks. A rat can always choose to take 10 on Climb checks, even if rushed or threatened. A rat uses its Dexterity modifier instead of its Strength modifier for Climb and Swim checks. A rat has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.

Personality:
Mikhael Leichtman is a bitter man. He treasures his unlife as a vampire, but has been made cold and bitter by living with the stigma that comes with having spent almost his entire life in the body of a 10 year old boy. At just over 250 years old, Mikhael barely remembers anything before he was attacked and turned into a vampire, but his life afterward was difficult. Eventually, he learned to get by in the world, mostly by using people and in seeking to understand his condition, he began studying the art of necromancy. Today he is one of world’s top experts on the subject, but he still struggles with the social and sexual limitations of his physical immaturity, which often manifests as a cold, hateful streak. Some of the students whisper that when his melancholy boils over, students have a habit of disappearing.

Teaching Style:
While Mikhael Leichtman was once a professor, he no longer teaches students. His job is to handle the day-to-day concerns of the school and the administration. Unless a grievance serious enough to require his attention is brought before him, Mikhael usually doesn’t have much interaction with a student after her tuition is paid, and that’s how he prefers it. Mikhael has little enough patience with the average person, and much less so from people who want something from him, especially if he believes they look askance at him because of his physical appearance.