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Tsukumogami, Minowaraji

Tsukumogami, Minowaraji
Image  ©  by Traci Shepard, from the Critter Compendium

A straw coat picks itself up, shaping into a shroud for an invisible humanoid figure. Its arms and legs are composed of leather and cloth straps, and luminous eyes glow from beneath its hood.

Taken from Creature Codex

Although most tsukumogami congregate in urban areas, befitting their status as abandoned items given life and sapience, there are some that are more common in rural habitats. The minowaraji is one of these—these creatures form from abandoned raincoats and are thus common to decrepit farms and other places where the poor labor exposed to the elements. Minowaraji seem imbued with a desire to conduct labor, and thus mime chores and tasks in their domains. Left to their own devices, they may stack stones to build endless walls, chop wood until an entire forest is felled or sow and plant weeds in lieu of crops.

Despite their spooky appearances, minowaraji are generally harmless, and may even be useful to laborers as able assistants. They will fight to defend themselves, especially if someone tries to interrupt their work. Their own limbs are incapable of inflicting any injury worse than a weak slap, but they are adept at using farm implements as makeshift polearms. A minowaraji stands about three feet tall and weighs only fifteen pounds.

Minowaraji CR ½
XP 200

N Small construct (tsukumogami)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., Perception +0
AC 12, flat-footed 11, touch 11 (+1 size, +1 Dex)
hp 13 (2d10+2)
Fort +0, Ref +1, Will +0
Defensive Abilities soul powered
Weakness fragile, haunted, vulnerable to fire
Speed 30 ft.
Melee pitchfork +3 (1d6-1)
Str 9, Dex 13, Con -, Int 6, Wis 10, Cha 13
Base Atk +2; CMB +0; CMD 11
Feats Catch Off Guard (B), Improved Initiative
Skills Profession (farmer) +2
Languages Common (cannot speak)
SQ memory of labor
Environment temperate plains or urban
Organization solitary, pair or wardrobe (3-12)
Treasure incidental
Special Abilities
Fragile (Ex) Unlike other constructs, a minowaraji does not gain bonus hit points based on its size.
Memory of Labor (Ex) A minowaraji can use tools and weapons as if it were one size category larger than it actually is. In addition, its carrying capacity is doubled.

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