The painting depicts a well-dressed nobleman. The style is so realistic it appears as if he could step out of the frame at any moment.
Trompe L’oeil Aristocrat CR 6
Speed 20 ft.
Melee +2 rapier +9 (1d6+1/18–20)
Str 9, Dex 12, Con —, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 16
Base Atk +5; CMB +4; CMD 15
Feats Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (rapier)
Skills Bluff +13 (+18 as aristocrat subject), Disguise +3 (+13 as aristocrat subject), Knowledge (history) +8, Knowledge (nobility) +8, Perception +10, Sense Motive +9, Stealth +3 (+8 in painting); Racial Modifiers +5 Bluff as aristocrat subject, +10 Disguise as aristocrat subject, +5 Stealth within painting
SQ autotelic, enter painting
Gear paint +1 breastplate, paint mwk buckler, paint +2 rapier
Environment any urban
Trompe l’oeil creatures are life-sized portraits animated by powerful magic or occult phenomena. Able to move and talk, these constructs can also step out of their frames to become three-dimensional beings. Born from artistic masterpieces, trompe l’oeils can easily pass for their original models, though close examination reveals that they are not flesh and blood, but only layers of paint. Trompe l’oeils can be created to act as guardians and spies, or on occasion, a painting will animate spontaneously. Rarely, a portrait is so lifelike, a nascent spirit is able to inhabit it. Believing itself to be as good as or better than the original, such a trompe l’oeil seeks to eliminate and replace the painting’s subject.
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