Hi all. I was wondering if I could get some help from the community. I'll start out by saying I know a lot of you hate the idea of a PC vampire. I've also seen others who would enjoy a PC vampire, such as myself.
I have been able to build the PC into a vampire using 2E descriptions of them. I even managed to get her vulnerable to sunlight although it doesn't work as I expected (she turns into a bat - i'd rather her take lethal damage or turn into mist). She otherwise has all of the vulnerabilities and resistances of a vampire. Using the invisible vampire items has helped me gimp her a little more by consuming two item slots permanently (I don't want her to be super OP). She is classified as an undead and should be able to be turned (but I'm not sure if any NPCs utilize turn undead).
I'm not sure if I should go cleric/thief or thief/mage. I want her to be a necromancer type of build, although probably thief/mage since vampires should be fairly intelligent. Otherwise I have to gimp intelligence for wisdom.
Anyway, I'm getting off-track. I'd like to give her some of the vampiric abilities such as bat form. I successfully created a polymorph ability for her that turns her into a bat. However, once she changes, she is booted from the party and becomes an NPC bat
that I can no longer control. Does anyone know any way around this?
I've tried simulating polymorph spells by using the vampbat.cre as the resource, but with no luck. The only way I've been successful is to use the replace self effect, which I assume is the root of my problem. Any help would be appreciated and thanks in advance for any replies.
p.s. Same thing happens when she is exposed to sunlight. Bat form then booted. If there is a way around that, it would be nice too, but I can deal with that with a cloak I created for her if not. I mainly want the ability to work.