Price 1,350 gp; Slot none; CL 3rd Weight 50 lbs.; Aura faint abjuration
This elegantly carved figurehead typically depicts a fantastic magical creature, divine figure, or local hero, and it is either attached to the prow of a sailing vessel or carved into the hull of the ship.
Once per day, the figurehead can be activated by speaking its command word as a swift action, awakening its protective power for 1 minute. While the figurehead is active, all ranged attacks originating from anywhere other than the ship have a 20% miss chance against the vessel and anyone aboard it. This ability has no effect on melee attacks, rays, or ranged attacks that do not require an attack roll to hit (such as magic missile).
Pathfinder Player Companion: Merchant’s Manifest © 2018, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, Eleanor Ferron, Thurston Hillman, Nathan King, Isabelle Lee, Jacob W. Michaels, Adrian Ng, David N. Ross, and Mike Welham.