Price 300 gp; Slot none; CL 9th; Weight — Aura moderate divination
This elegant clockwork cricket, molded from brass and darkwood with a key in its back, is a clever invention designed to deter eavesdropping.
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.
Pathfinder Adventure Path #127: Crownfall © 2018, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Thurston Hillman, with Eleanor Ferron, Crystal Frasier, and Adrian Ng.