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A large statue which was built by ancient people to guard some ruins, bewitched by an extraordinary spell that grants it motion. Though it usually stays in place, once an intruder is within range it is quick to attack. Though they don’t move much, they are very dangerous, and there is no end to reports of them attacking explorers from behind while exploring ruins. When exploring ruins, one should be careful to keep a constant vigil on the surrounding area.

Ancient Objet d’Art (CR 11)

XP 12,800
N Medium Construct
Init +8; Senses Darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +16

DEFENSE

AC 25, touch 14, flat-footed 21 (+4 Dex, +10 natural, +1 shield)
hp 97 [160] (14d10+20)
Fort +4, Ref +8, Will +4
DR 10/bludgeoning; Immune construct traits; Resist Fire 10, Earth 15;
Weakness Ice

TACTICS

During Combat

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee +1 Longsword +19/+14 (1d8+6/19-20), +1 Shortsword +19/+14 (1d6+6/19-20) or 2 slams +19 (1d6+5)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks keen weapons, pressure, rank fightning

STATISTICS

Str 20, Dex 19, Con -, Int 1, Wis 14, Cha 1
Base Atk +14; CMB +19; CMD 33
Feats Double Slice, Improved Initiative, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting, Two-Weapon Defense, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Focus (longsword, shortsword)
Skills Perception +16
Gear +1 longsword, +1 shortsword

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Keen Weapons (Su)

After it has engaged in at least 1 round of combat, an ancient objet d’art’s weapons automatically gain the benefits of keen weapon (CL 6th). This effect persists until the end of the battle.

Pressure (Ex)

Once every 1d3 rounds as a free action, each attack made during this round has it’s critical range increased to 17-20 and confirmed critical by +2.

Rank Fighting (Su)

Whenever an ancient objet d’art is adjacent to another an ancient objet d’art, it gains a +2 dodge bonus to its AC and a +2 bonus on saving throws, attack rolls, and damage rolls.

Construction

An ancient objet d’art’s body is made from 800 pounds of stone, fired with rare and magical glazes worth 1500 gp.

CL 13th; Price 90,000 gil

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Feats Craft Construct; Spells animate objects, stoneskin, mithra’s gracegeas/quest, keen; Special creator must be caster level 10th; Skill Craft (pottery) or Craft (sculptures) DC 16; Cost 48,000 gil

Variants

Unlike most constructs, an ancient objet d’art carries within its form a spark of intelligence. This is hardly enough to grant the construct the ability to speak or otherwise engage in free will, but it is enough for it to carry out more complex tactics than most constructs are capable of. It’s not unusual for an ancient objet d’art to possess different feats or use different weapons.