Welcome to another side adventure! The idea for this initially came about when Caleb's ghost accidentally got culled again, and I had to remake and kill him off for the third time.
Now, there wasn't really any fun in just leaving him as a human straight out of CAS, so I decided to make it into a little challenge for this spin-off rotation. Luckily for Caleb, Realm of Magic had just come out, and there were a couple death-related spells in the spellbook...
The first floor wasn't too bad so I didn't do much, but I did re-purpose a few of the rooms upstairs for Lilith. First, she got a little witchy room to house her cauldron...
Considering Caleb didn't have a bedroom in Carlotta's apartment - or even a coffin - it only felt fair to give him something luxurious in this new one.
I absolutely love that jacket on her. It fits the witchy/vampire aesthetic very well, and while I'm not normally a huge fan of yellow, I really like this particular swatch because it's the perfect nod back to her default game look. :)
Plus, I'm debating having Jasper go into it - I haven't quite figured out what I want to do with him career-wise yet - so it'd be nice to have a familiar face hanging around the police department if he does.
Honestly, my vampires never get much from the vampire lair trait anyways, so maybe it's better this way. Leaves me with an extra trait slot that could be used for one of the more beneficial traits. That being said, I still would have liked a trait similar to vampire nexus, where spellcasters would be more likely to turn up to a lot. Or just a general one for all occult sims...
I'd yet to spot him hanging around as a ghost yet, so this spell turned out to be quite useful for getting him to make an actual appearance.
I had Lilith invite him to join the household, so that I could keep an eye on him while she worked on learning the resurrection spell. I was concerned by how stinky he appeared to look, but after making him take a few showers, I realized it was because I gave him the poison death type. Oops. :P
I was able to cure her pretty quickly, but I've almost killed some of my spellcasters in other saves trying to remove a few other curses. The one that makes them prone to being overcharged can be quite lethal!
Plus, them being able to magically manipulate the tomes and cauldrons once they hit a higher rank is a nice detail.
Plus, I think photographers can actually confer/collaborate with stylist sims as one of the career tasks, so it might be fun to see Caleb pop up there. :)
Taking a picture of someone's outfit did the trick this time.
The next step on Caleb's redemption arc required him to do a little primping, because he's got someone very important to meet...
I was so, so pleased to see the devs giving us some more LGBTQ premades this year. Leila, Oliana, and Lia in IL, and now Morgyn with RoM! I know that sims is a sandbox game and you can make an entire save full of queer sims if you want to, but it's just nice to see some representation in the sims that ship with the packs. :)
This version of Caleb has been edited to recognize Jasper as his son, and Isobel as the mother, but he doesn't have any sort of actual relationship with her anymore, so I think it's a good time for a change in partners.
I don't think I'll actually have them get married or anything - I'd like to keep Morgyn as one of the three sages - but I might go back in and have them get engaged somewhere down the road.
Lily's still kicking around as a vampire in my game - I don't know why, but she just gives me strong vampire vibes! - and Diego Lobo has been turned into a spellcaster, because he gives me glamorous, freewheeling bisexual warlock vibes.
He's the Magnus Bane of San Myshuno, if you will.
I've updated their stats in the households section, to reflect their new makeovers and current occult status, but I've also been updating portraits and stats for all my other sims, so maybe don't check that out just yet if you don't want any spoilers for University. ;)