Sculpted from bronze in the form of a large humanoid head, this creature perches on six mechanical legs, its eyes intermittently shining with an orange glow.
Bronze Sentinel CR 3
Speed 40 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee 2 claws +9 (1d4+4)
Ranged fiery bolt +8 (1d6 fire)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 2nd; concentration –1)
Str 18, Dex 16, Con —, Int 1, Wis 11, Cha 5
Base Atk +4; CMB +7; CMD 20 (28 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Climb +12, Perception +5, Stealth +9
Languages Common (can’t speak)
SQ alert, freeze
A bronze sentinel can take simple orders and identify intruders, and it possesses the ability to alert its creator or another creature to which it’s keyed. When a bronze sentinel detects a trespasser, it can choose to alert the creature to which it’s keyed in one of two ways. The sentinel can create a loud sound like that of a bell, chime, or gong that can be clearly heard at a range of 500 feet. Alternatively, a bronze sentinel can send a mental alert to the creature to which it is keyed as long as that creature is within 1 mile of the sentinel. The mental alert wakes the keyed creature from sleep, but doesn’t affect normal concentration. A bronze sentinel’s creator is the first creature to which it is keyed, and the creator can pass its link to another creature as part of a 4-hour ritual that uses materials costing 500 gp.
Though the exact process of creating the base form differs depending on the materials involved, the process of animating sentinels is roughly the same. Each sentinel must be carved or worked to a fine detail before being subjected to spells and magical unguents worth 1,000 gp.
CL 10th; Price 21,000
Organization solitary, pair, or troop (3–7)
Bronze sentinels were among the most common of sentinels. Nobles and wizards used these creatures to protect their goods, magical laboratories, and libraries. A bronze sentinel’s fiery bolt burns hot, but its flames are short lived. This construction is in place to minimize the risk of the sentinel setting fire to the very things it is set to protect.
Pathfinder Adventure Path #62: Curse of the Lady’s Light © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Mike Shel.