This strange doll is clad in traditional peasant clothing, and its eyes glisten with a disturbing curiosity.
|Guardian Doll||CR 3|
AC 16, touch 15, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +1 natural, +2 size)
hp 22 (4d10)
Fort +1, Ref +4, Will +2
DR 5/magic; Immune cold, construct traits; SR 14
Weaknesses susceptible to mind-affecting effects, vulnerable to fire
Str 8, Dex 17, Con —, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +4; CMB +5; CMD 11
Feats Improved Initiative, Weapon Finesse
Skills Escape Artist +5, Linguistics +3, Perception +5, Stealth +15
Languages Common, Skald, one other
SQ soul focus
The dagger wielded by a guardian doll is treated as a masterwork weapon and delivers 1d6 points of cold damage in addition to its normal damage. Those struck by the dagger must succeed at a DC 12 Fortitude save or be paralyzed by the supernatural cold of the weapon for 1d4 rounds. If the guardian doll is destroyed, its weapon becomes a useless child’s toy.
The save DC is Charisma-based.
The soul bound to the doll lives within a focus integrated into the doll or its apparel, typically one of the doll’s eyes or a gem embedded into its neck or chest. As long as this soul focus remains intact, it can be used to animate another doll, using the same cost as creating a new construct. Once bound into the soul focus, the soul continues to learn. If it is put into a new doll body, the soul retains its personality and memories from its previous bodies. A soul focus has hardness 8, 12 hit points, and a break DC of 20.
Like a soulbound doll, a guardian doll is susceptible to mind-affecting effects. However, due to the singular purpose with which it is imbued, its saves against such effects are made with a +1 racial bonus.
A guardian doll’s body is made of porcelain or wood, plus one exquisite item worth at least 600 gp to serve as the soul focus. Creation requires a soul fragment from a dead creature that dies at some point during the creation of the doll. An unwilling soul can resist with a successful DC 20, Will save.
CL 8th; Price 6,600 gp
Feats Craft Construct, false life, lesser geas, magic jar, minor creation, sleet storm; Special a soul of a living creature who dies or is slain during the creation process, Caster Level 8th; Skill Craft (sculpture) DC 16; Cost 3,600 gp.
Environment any cold
Organization solitary, pair, or coven (3–8)
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Irrisen, Land of Eternal Winter © 2013 Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Mike Shel.