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Clay Warriors

Before you stands a horde of earthen warriors: foot soldiers armed with stony spears, archers wielding bows that are extensions of their bodies, cavalry made of horse and rider fused together as one.

Clay warriors are fearless constructs usually made in large numbers to serve individuals requiring large numbers of loyal soldiers. A clay warrior obeys its creator or anyone it has been commanded to heed, as long as it can hear the commands. Silence spells are powerful tools against clay warriors.

Initially constructed to defend the tomb of the First Emperor, the process of creating clay soldiers has been rediscovered and its secrets have spread across the land.

Clay Soldier (CR 3; XP 800)
N Medium construct
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0
Defense
AC 18, touch 10, flat-footed 18
(+8 natural)
hp 42 (4d10+20)
Fort +1, Ref +1, Will +1
Immune construct traits, piercing
Offense
Speed 30 ft.
Melee spear +9 (1d8+5)
Special Attacks impale
Statistics
Str 21, Dex 10, Con —, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +4; CMB +9; CMD 19
Ecology
Environment any
Organization pair, company (11-20), or legion (400-2000)
Treasure none
Special Abilities
Impale (Ex) On a successful critical hit with its spear, a clay soldier also inflicts 2 points of bleed damage.

Clay soldiers are the frontline soldiers of any clay army. With their spears they inflict serious damage against creatures that try to break their line. Although mindless, they retain an aspect of the military training of their progenitors and will flank opponents and deny them passage whenever possible.

Variant Weapons
Clay soldiers have been known to wield many different kinds of weapons. Each weapon type adds a small mechanical adjustment.

Dagger-Axe: Clay soldiers wielding a dagger-axe can choose to deal 1d4+5 piecing or 1d6+5 slashing damage. On a critical hit, they can make a trip attack as a free action that does not draw attacks of opportunity with a CMB +13.


Clay Archer (CR 3; XP 800)
N Medium construct
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0
Defense
AC 18, touch 15, flat-footed 13
(+5 Dex, +3 natural)
hp 42 (4d10+20)
Fort +1, Ref +6, Will +1
Immune construct traits, piercing
Offense
Speed 30 ft.
Ranged longbow +9 (1d8+5/x3)
Special Attacks pinning shot
Statistics
Str 10, Dex 20, Con —, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +4; CMB +4; CMD 19
Ecology
Environment any
Organization pair, wing (11-20), flight (30-100)
Treasure none
Special Abilities
No Opportunity (Ex) A clay archer does not draw attacks of opportunity while using its bow to attack.
Pinning Shot (Ex) On a successful critical hit, the target loses 5 ft. of base speed until healed with curative magic or receives care in the form of a DC 15 Heal check.
Supernatural Precision (Su) A clay archer adds its Dex modifier to its projectile damage.

Clay archers are often stationed within the ranks of clay soldiers or directly behind them. With their earthen bows they rain sharp stone spikes down on their enemies from afar. Melee combatants fail to threaten the clay archers who can fire stone arrow after arrow even when completely surrounded.


Clay Cavalryman (CR 5; XP 1,600)
N Large construct
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +2
Defense
AC 21, touch 11, flat-footed 19
(+2 Dex, +10 natural, -1 size)
hp 63 (6d10+30)
Fort +2, Ref +4, Will +4
Offense
Speed 40 ft.
Melee horse chopping blade +12 (1d10+10), 2 hooves +8 (1d6+3)
Special Attack charging fury, sweeping strike
Statistics
Str 24, Dex 14, Con —, Int —, Wis 14, Cha 1
Base Atk +6; CMB +14; CMD 26 (+30 vs. trip)
Ecology
Environment any
Organization pair, rush (5-20), cavalcade (21-50)
Treasure none
Special Abilities
Charging Fury (Ex) A clay cavalryman deals double polearm damage on a charge and if its attack hits he may make two hoof attacks as well.
Sweeping Strike (Ex) On a successful critical hit, the clay cavalryman also trips the opponent.

Clay cavalrymen break from the protective lines of the clay soldiers. They crash headlong into foes, attempting to spread panic or disable the leadership of an opposing force.

Construction
A clay soldier’s body must be formed and baked from at least 400 pounds of clay (1,000 pounds for cavalry), and treated with rare oils worth 350 gp. Each clay soldier must also contain a scroll with the name of a warrior written on it. This scroll imbues the clay soldier with the semblance of life and ensures its bravery and loyalty.

Clay Soldier
CL 5th; Price 4,850 gp (warrior), 8,350 gp (archer) or 15,475 gp (cavalry)
Construction
Requirements Craft Construct, Scribe Scroll, animate objects, soften earth and stone, speak with dead; creator must be caster level 5th; Skill Craft (pottery) DC 14
(soldier/archer) or DC 16 (cavalry); Cost 2,600 gp (warrior), 4,350 gp (archer) or 7,912 gp (cavalry)

On Porphyra
In the lands of Jengu-Na, the Emerald Scaled Empress is said to have a secret city of 10,000 clay soldier imbued with the essence of her finest and most loyal saurian warriors.