Punch and Judy Pair
Aura moderate transformation; CL 9th
Slot hands; Price 45,000 gp; Weight 5 lbs.
Description
Both of these grotesque puppets must be worn for them to have any effect. One hand-puppet wears motley, while the other a long wig; either will carry a paddle or bat. While the set of puppets can be used as masterwork puppets for the Perform skill, they have a more martial power. A bard may gesture and with one puppet at a single target within 30 ft. as a standard action; this uses two rounds of bardic performance. If the target fails a DC 17 Fort save, the user of the punch and judy pair may beat the first puppet with the bat-wielding second puppet, using his Perform (puppetry) skill as their attack bonus, against the target’s flat-footed armor class; each round of this attack uses 2 rounds of bardic performance, and does 1d8+2 bludgeoning damage to the target with a successful attack, doing double damage on a critical hit. As long as the user spends bardic performance rounds, he can keep attacking the target by beating the one puppet with the other.
Construction
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, telekinesis; Cost 22,500 gp