Never did join the evil bunch.
What is this insane bonus? I figured the only real difference was being able to use the scythe as a weapon and likely replacing "bless" with "curse".
"--- can't swear if not undead" - just a guess but, all the high level "sworn" folks are undead so, to be consistent, so should the main character. It seems the only ones not undead are the Black Ring cultists.