Minion of Kadeg
What was, a second ago, an ornately carved bench is now a rough stone figure with hands and head of purple crystal- with a strangely familiar face… “What are you doing here?” it asks.

Minion of Kadeg (CR 8; XP 4,800)
N Medium construct
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +5
AC 20, touch 13, flat-footed 17
(+3 Dex, +7 natural)
hp 69 (9d10+20)
Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +3
DR 5/adamantine; Immune construct traits, magic
Vulnerable cold
Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 slams +13 (2d6+4)
Special Attacks porphyrite strikes, teleporting burst
Str 18, Dex 16, Con —, Int — (10), Wis 10, Cha 16
Base Atk +9; CMB +13; CMD 26
Skills Knowledge (all) +1, Perception +5, Disguise +5 (+25 when mimicking objects); Racial Modifiers +20 Disguise when mimicking objects
Languages Common, Old Porphyran
SQ artificial intelligence, mimic object
Environment any
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none
Special Abilities
Artificial Intelligence (Ex) Minions of Kadeg are imbued with a spark of intelligence so that they can converse with and report to their creator. As such, they can speak and have skills, but do not possess any feats. This intelligence can be temporarily suppressed (see below).
Immunity to Magic (Ex) A minion of Kadeg is immune to any spell or spell-like ability that allows spell resistance, with the exception of spells and spell-like abilities that have the Cold descriptor, which affect it normally. In addition, certain spells and effects function differently against the creature, as noted below.

  • Porphyrite passage or rainbow promise slows a minion of Kadeg (as the slow spell) for 2d6 rounds (no save).
  • Dispel magic cast successfully against a DC 24 dispel check will make the minion dazed for 1 round, and will not be able to use any intelligent actions or skills for 1d4 rounds.
  • A magical attack that deals fire damage breaks any slow effect on the minion and heals 1 point of damage for every 3 points of damage the attack would otherwise deal. If the amount of healing would cause the minion to exceed its full normal hit points, it gains any excess as temporary hit points. A minion of Kadeg gets no saving throw against attacks that deal fire damage.

Mimic Object (Ex) A minion of Kadeg can assume the general shape of any Medium object, such as a massive chest, a stout bed, or a door. The creature cannot substantially alter its size, though. The object will always appear to be made out of stone. A minion of Kadeg gains a +20 racial bonus on Disguise checks when imitating an object in this manner.
Porphyrite Strikes (Ex) The attacks of a minion of Kadeg count as porphyrite for the purposes of overcoming damage resistance (typically of elementals). Minions of Kadeg can also cross porphyrite borders with no restrictions.
Teleporting Burst (Su) Once per day, a minion of Kadeg can teleport all creatures within 50 feet of it to randomly determined locations. The minion can only affect creatures of which it is aware and to which it has line of sight. A successful DC 17 Will save negates this effect. An affected creature is teleported in a random direction (roll 1d8, with 1 indicating north and the other numbers indicating compass going clockwise) and a random distance (1d10 × 100 feet) away from the minion of Kadeg; determine each creature’s direction randomly. A teleported creature arrives in the closest open space to the determined destination, but must appear on a solid surface capable of supporting its weight. If there is no appropriate destination in that direction, the creature does not teleport at all. The save DC is Charisma-based.

These constructs were first made by the prodigal wizard Kadeg as spies, guards and companions for him in his vast underground complex. Imbued with curiosity and intelligence minions of Kadeg enjoy spying on and conversing with creatures that enter their masters’ domain, but will always act in accordance with their current master’s wishes, such as scattering intruders so they can be stalked or observed more privately. They usually take the forms of statues, arches, even seamless parts of walls as instructed. Their porphyrite parts are not visible in their changed form unless they wish it, but in their natural form they appear as lumpy figures of fused stone with very human-like hands sculpted from purple porphyrite crystal.

On Porphyra
The eccentric wizard Kadeg the Merciless was the first arcane experimenter to build these constructs, and usually carved their faces in his own likeness. There are likely dozens of the creations in his pyramid in the Siwath Desert, following Kadeg’s orders, and they have appeared in many other places as well, likely gifts from the strange mage, or having struck out on their own due to errant orders.

A minion of Kadeg is roughly sculpted from molten masonry to match its environment, and the head is carved from a single perfect crystal of porphyrite worth 500 gp; the fingers are carved from porphyrite, as well.
CL 13th; Price 21,500 gp
Requirements Craft Construct, fox's cunning, stone shape, word of recall, geas/quest, limited wish; Cost 10,500 gp