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2007-09-01, 11:16 PM
Drafting Construct

"Name?" the device asks in a squeaky voice. No one moves. "Name?" It asks a second time, and it raises its sharp little arms towards you. Nobody moves. Without any more warning, a jet of ink shoots from one of its arms, and the machine skitters off the desk.

Drafting constructs are spindly six-legged devices used to make maps, graphs, books, and other documents. Many who use them also order them to guard their homes and workshops.
Drafting constructs are built from a variety of materials, but steel and bronze are most common.

Small Construct
Hit Dice: 2d10 (11)
Initiative: +3
Speed: 50ft
Armor Class: 16 (+3 dex, +2 natural, +1 size), touch 14, flat-footed 13
Base Attack/Grapple: +1/-2
Attack: Quill +4 melee (1d3+1/x2 piercing) or Compass -1 melee (1d4+1/x2 piercing)
Full Attack: Quill +4 melee (1d3+1/x2 piercing) and Compass -1 melee (1d4+1/x2 piercing)
Space/Reach: 5ft/5ft
Special Attacks: Ink Jet
Special Qualities: Construct traits
Saves: Fort +1, Ref +4, Will -2
Abilities: Str 12, Dex 17, Con , Int , Wis 5, Cha 5
Skills: Craft (Documents)*: +8, Concentration +2
Feats: Weapon Finesse
Environment: Any
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 1
Treasure: 50% goods
Alignment: Always Neutral
Advancement: --
Level Adjustment: --
*A drafting construct uses its dexterity modifier for Craft(Documents) checks

Ink Jet
As a standard action, the construct can squirt a jet of ink from it's quill at a single target. If it succeeds on a ranged touch attack at a -2 penalty, it hits them in the face, and forces them to make a DC15 reflex save or be blinded until they can wipe the ink away (full round action requiring a free hand).