Yeah, my guess is as to HOW it became undead. Maybe some adventurer went spelunking, bit it, got all undeaded ("OhH, bOo HoO, i HaVe UnFiNiShEd BuSiNeSs! I cAn'T rEsT! wAh! WaH!"), and likes backstabbing Alora because it's miserable and can't communicate like a healthy undead creature. Hexxat, Korax... why, even Bodhi is far better-behaved than it!
Ashirukuru: "I'M ANGRY!" *backstab*
Gorion's Ward: "Learn some manners, brute!"
Alora: "My insides are, RIGHT NOW, outsides. The last thing I need is for you to harp on the cause of that."
Kivan: "I could be based on a cool Western star like Lee Van Cleef, but instead I'm based on Clint Eastwood!"
Gorion's Ward: "I liked James Arness as Marshall Matt Dillon, myself..."
Alora: "GUTS. ON THE FLOOR."
Gorion's Ward: "Ahbahbahbahblahblah, change the record, kid, I'll get to you in a second. Jeez, some people."
Ah, well, it's gonna be one of those mysteries, like DeadHand in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
So, I remember years ago, finding a strategy guide/walkthrough for Baldur's Gate at a Books-A-Million, that read like a story. I really wish I could find it. Gorion's Ward was a human woman and a mage, or something. Then I got distracted by manga.
Oh! It was the Brady Games strategy guide, featuring Diana Nightflame, a Chaotic Good Half-Elven Fighter/Mage. I'll check it out, one of these days. According to someone on Good Old Games, she had...
STR 16, INT 15, WIS 12, DEX 14, CON 15, CHA 15
I kind of miss strategy guides like that... I remember there was a really cool one for [I]The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time[/I].