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Jade Living Statue

by Jamie Baty

B10 55, DMR2 70
Medium Construct
Hit Dice: 3d10+23 (39 hp)
Initiative: +0
Speed: 15 ft. (3 squares) (can't run)
Armour Class: 16 (+6 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple: +2/+6
Attack: Slam +6 melee (1d6 +4)
Full Attack: 2 Slams +6 melee (1d6 +4)
Space/Reach: 5 ft. /5 ft.
Special Attacks: -
Special Qualities: Construct traits, Damage reduction 15/adamantine, darkvision 60ft., low-light vision, tough as jade
Saves: Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +4
Abilities: Str 18, Dex 10, Con -, Int 6, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills: Listen +3, Spot +3
Feats: Power Attack, Toughness
Environment: Any land
Organisation: Solitary, Pair, or Company (2-5)
Challenge Rating: 3
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 4-6 HD (Medium); 7-9 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment: -

A living statue is a magical construct that resembles a statue of a humanoid. Unlike golems, they are mildly intelligent and capable of following reasonably complex orders. If left alone, they pretend to be inanimate statues until they have the opportunity to ambush intruders, usually attacking spellcasters first.

Jade living statues are highly resistant to damage, and will not hesitate to enter melee and batter foes with its fists.

Damage Reduction (Su): A jade living statue has 15/adamantine damage reduction.

Tough as Jade (Ex): A jade living statue has a +3 bonus to all saving throws.

Construct Traits: A construct possesses the following traits: Immunity to all mind-affecting effects (charms, compulsions, phantasms, patterns, and morale effects); Immunity to poison, sleep effects, paralysis, stunning, disease , death effects, and necromancy effects; Not subject to critical hits, nonlethal damage, ability damage, ability drain, fatigue, exhaustion, or energy drain; Immunity to any effect that requires a Fortitude save (unless the effect also works on objects, or is harmless); Not at risk of death from massive damage. Immediately destroyed when reduced to 0 hit points or less; Since it was never alive, a construct cannot be raised or resurrected; Constructs do not eat, sleep, or breathe. Please see the 3.5E Monster Manual for more information.

A jade living statue is sculpted from a large slab of jade, requiring two months of work and a successful Craft (sculpting or stonemason) check at DC 14. The statue costs 8,000 gp to create, including 500 gp for the stone (which must be free from impurities). The final ritual must be performed by a spellcaster of at least 9th level (arcane or divine) with the Craft Wondrous Item feat. Completing the ritual drains 160 XP from the creator and requires suggestion, wall of stone, fabricate, and dominate person (arcane spellcaster), or command, animate objects, prayer, bless, and raise dead (divine spellcaster).