Monday, October 24, 2011

Figurine of Wondorous Power: Black Pegasus

Damian was surprised to discover that horses were not the only items being auctioned and sold during the Horse Auction. More like a festival, thought Damian.  Tauron was beside himself with glee, completely in his environment, surrounded by horses and women who adored him.  Tauron’s family have been great hosts and despite some philosophical differences Tauron has been a true friend and battle mate. Strangely enough Amphail had the effect of putting Damian in a good mood.  His genial mood was probably why the Damian stuck around long enough to hear the strange horse breeder’s claim, a wondrous item that summoned forth a black Pegasus with a planar bloodline (chaotic, law, evil, good).  

The “horse breeder “, a short dark haired man named Glazer provided Damian with a demonstration, one confirmed as valid by Eva.  Glazer indicated his interest in some magical protections Damian had for trade.  After haggling over the details, Glazer thanked Damian, explaining that he needed all the protection he could get for his long journey north.  The strange little man believed he could profit from the brewing war there.  Eva studied the magical horse and was impressed by its size and breeding.  Glazer smiled and explained to her that the fey believed that you could mate this Pegasus with a horse during certain astrological events and its bloodline would be transferred to any offspring the union produced.  When pressed for further details, Glazer explained that he was far from an expert on fey astronomy.

Each of the several kinds of figurines of wondrous power appears to be a miniature statuette of a creature an inch or so high (with one exception). When the figurine is tossed down and the correct command word spoken, it becomes a living creature of normal  size (except when noted otherwise below). The creature obeys and serves its owner. Unless stated otherwise, the creature understands Common but does not speak. If a figurine of wondrous power is broken or destroyed in its statuette form, it is forever ruined. All magic is lost, its power departed. If slain in animal form, the figurine simply reverts to a statuette that can be used again at a later time.
Aura varies; CL varies Slot —; Price 10,000 gp (bronze griffon), 10,000 gp (ebony fly), 16,500 gp (golden lions), 21,000 gp (ivory goats), 17,000 gp (marble elephant), 28,500 gp (obsidian steed), 15,500 gp (onyx dog), 9,100 gp (serpentine owl), 3,800 gp (silver raven); Weight 1 lb.

Ebony Pegasus (Fly): When animated, an ebony fly is the size of a pony and has all the statistics of a pegasus but can make no attacks. The item can be used three times per week for up to 12 hours per use. When 12 hours have passed or when the command word is spoken, the ebony fly again becomes a tiny statuette. Moderate transmutation;  Pegasus CR 3  XP 800  CG Large magical beast

Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect evil, detect good, lowlight vision, scent; Perception +11

Defense AC 14, touch 11, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +3 natural, –1 size)

hp 34 (4d10+12) Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +4

Offense   Speed 60 ft., fly 120 ft. (average)

Melee bite +7 (1d3+4), 2 hooves +2 (1d6+2)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 4th) Constant—detect evil (60-ft. radius), detect good (60-ft. radius)

Str 18, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 13

Base Atk +4; CMB +9; CMD 21 (25 vs. trip)

Feats Fly by Attack, Iron Will

Skills Fly +5, Perception +11, Sense Motive +7; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception Languages Common (cannot speak) Environment temperate and warm plains Organization solitary, pair, or herd (6–10) Treasure none

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