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Silver Living Statue

by Jamie Baty

B10 55, DMR2 70
Tiny Construct
Hit Dice: 2d10 (11 hp)
Initiative: +5 (+5 Dex)
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares) (can't run)
Armour Class: 22 (+2 size, +5 Dex, +5 natural), touch 17, flat-footed 17
Base Attack/Grapple: +1/-6
Attack: Bite +8 melee (1d6 +1)
Full Attack: Bite +8 melee (1d6 +1)
Space/Reach: 2-1/2 ft. /0 ft.
Special Attacks: -
Special Qualities: Construct traits, damage reduction 10/bludgeoning and magic, darkvision 60ft., low-light vision, Fire resistance 5, weapon immunities
Saves: Fort +0, Ref +5, Will +0
Abilities: Str 12, Dex 20, Con -, Int 6, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills: Listen +2, Spot +3
Feats: Weapon Finesse
Environment: Any land
Organisation: Solitary, or Group (5-20)
Challenge Rating: 2
Treasure: Silver Skin (50 gp per creature)
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 3-4 HD (Tiny); 5-6 HD (Small)
Level Adjustment: -

A living statue is a magical construct that resembles a statue of a humanoid. Unlike golems, they are intelligent and capable of following reasonably complex orders. Left to themselves, they pretend to be inanimate statues until they have the opportunity to ambush intruders.
Silver living statues are composed of a thick silver skin.

Silver living statues are quick and agile. Due to their size, they tend to gang attack targets.

Damage Reduction (Su): A silver living statue has damage reduction of 10/bludgeoning and magic.

Weapon Immunities (Ex): A silver living statue is immune to normal weapons and any non-metal weapon, enchanted or not.

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 silver living statue is sculpted from silver and a smaller quantity of mercury, requiring two months of work and a successful Craft (sculpting) check at DC 14. The statue costs 3,000 gp to create, including 500 gp for the silver and mercury (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 60 XP from the creator and requires suggestion, fabricate, and dominate person (arcane spellcaster), or command, animate objects, prayer, bless, and raise dead (divine spellcaster).