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Ioun Memory Node

Price varies; Type: I- 6,000 gp; II- 14,000 gp; III- 24,000 gp; IV- 36,000 gp; Slot none; CL 13th; Weight —; Aura strong transmutation


When this ioun stone is embedded in a clockwork construct, it grants the recipient humanlike sentience, as per the awaken construct spell. The transformation is not permanent, and regardless of the body a stone is embedded in, the creature in which it’s embedded always gains the same alignment, Charisma score increase, Intelligence score, language, memories, personality, and skills. These statistics depend on the ioun memory node type, as noted in the table below.

Type Int Cha Skills Languages Max HD
I 7 +2 1 1 4
II 10 +5 2 1 8
III 12 +7 3 2 12
IV 15 +10 4 3 16

The skills, languages, and alignment are chosen when the node is created. The node grants a number of skill ranks in those skills equal to the clockwork’s Hit Dice. Unlike awaken construct, an ioun memory node doesn’t grant feats. A clockwork that is already intelligent can access the memories collected in the ioun memory node but is otherwise unaffected. A clockwork whose number of Hit Dice exceeds the maximum HD for that type of ioun memory node is unaffected.


Cost varies

Type: I- 3,000 gp; II- 7,000 gp; III- 12,000 gp; IV- 18,000 gp; Feats Craft Wondrous Item; Spells awaken construct

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #123: The Flooded Cathedral © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Mikko Kallio, with John Compton, Adam Daigle, Kalervo Oikarinen, and David Schwartz.