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Brass Chatterbox

Price 300 gp; Slot none; CL 9th; WeightAura moderate divination

DESCRIPTION

This elegant clockwork cricket, molded from brass and darkwood with a key in its back, is a clever invention designed to deter eavesdropping.

EFFECTS

If wound as a full-round action, this elegant clockwork cricket clicks and chirps softly for 2 minutes. Though it’s generally too subtle to be noticed, this noise obscures speech and similar sounds nearby; speakers within 5 feet of the brass chatterbox can hear one another without difficulty, but anyone beyond this space takes a –5 penalty on Perception checks to overhear details of the conversation.

If attached to a door, the brass chatterbox instead imposes this penalty on Perception checks to hear noises through the door.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #127: Crownfall © 2018, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Thurston Hillman, with Eleanor Ferron, Crystal Frasier, and Adrian Ng.