Sitting amid the collection of gold coins and treasure is a golden figurine of a rat, studded with gems and shining rubies for eyes.
Trinket Rat CR 6
N Tiny Construct
Init ; Senses
AC 19, Touch14, Flat footed 17 (+2 size, +2 Dexterity, +5 natural)
hp 44 (8d10)
Fort +2; Ref +4; Will +2
DR 5/Adamantine Immune Construct traits
Speed 40 feet
Melee Bite +10 (1d3-4 Plus curse)
Space 1ft. Reach 0
Special Attacks Curse of the Rat
Str 2 , Dex 14, Con- , Int -, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +8; CMB +2; CMD 14 (18 against trips)
Treasure Double Standard
Curse of the Rat (Su): Curse—Bite; Save Will DC 14 ; Onset 1 minute; Frequency 1/day; Effect Paranoia and 1d6 charisma damage per day. When the target reaches zero charisma, they are transformed into a Dire Rat. This effect is similar to the Baleful Polymorph spell, except it changes the target into a Dire rat. The DC of the save is Wisdom based.
The Trinket rat is a devious trap often left in vaults and store rooms in order to punish any thief unfortunate enough to encounter it. The Trinket Rat resembles an ornate golden stature of a small rat, studded with valuable stones. An irresistible prize for any thief. Unfortunately once the Rat animates, it begins biting any would be thieves. While these bits do little, they carry with them a horrible curse.
The curse of the Trinket rat slowly turns the victim into a rat, causing them to become paranoid and reclusive, the victim frequently finds a dark, out of the place to hide, emerging only to scrounge for food. As the curse progresses, the victim becomes filthier and more disgusting and disagreeable, as well as growing more rat like features (Fur, whiskers, longer teeth, even a tail), until the curse consumes them and they are turned entirely into a disgusting dire rat.
The Trinket Rat is about a foot in length and weighs about five pounds.
CL: 10th Price: 18,000 GP
Requirements: Craft Construct, Baleful Polymorph, Bestow curse, Lesser Geas, Caster must be 10th level.
Skill: Craft (Metal Working) DC 17
Cost: 9,000 GP
Authors note: And here we have my first construct. I actually really like this one. It was simple, and has a nasty little trick. Not much else to say about this one except I like making constructs. Much less busy work with skills and feats and such. Happy New Years everyone!