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This trundling beast
resembles a tortoise made out of metal, with a domed shell protecting its short
limbs and neck. Its tail is long and ends in a ball, like the beater of a gong.
When a gong, bell or other
large percussion instrument is present at the scene of a horrible murder, the
anguish, terror and shock of the deceased may become imprinted on the instrument,
creating the turtle-like tsukumogami known as a shogoro. These creatures exist
to warn others of the crime and attempt to find justice, but they are limited
to communicating only through ringing themselves. Although the racket they create
can serve to drive people from the scene of the crime, they are little use otherwise.
Some shogero go so far as to haunt the murderer that created them, beating them
into submission or making their life a living, noisy, hell.
A shogoro not on a mission
of justice is sometimes found in the company of other tsukumogami, although
their demeanors are more methodical and calm than the rest of their impish ilk.
They care little for material wealth, but may carry with them a token of the
life taken near their birth or a similar memento.
|Shogoro CR 3|
N Small construct (tsukumogami)
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., Perception +1
|AC 18, touch 11, flat-footed
18 (+1 size, +7 natural)
hp 32 (3d10+16)
Fort +1, Ref +1, Will +2
DR 5/adamantine; Resist sonic 10
Defensive Abilities soul-powered
|Speed 20 ft.
Melee slam +5 (1d6+1 plus rattle)
Special Attacks clamor
|Strength 13, Dexterity 10, Constitution
, Intelligence 7, Wisdom 13, Charisma 14
Base Atk +3; CMB +3; CMD 13 (17 vs. trip)
Feats Great Fortitude, Toughness
Skills Perform (percussion) +5, Stealth +4 (+0 when moving silently); Racial Modifiers -4 Stealth when moving silently
Languages Common (cannot speak)
Organization solitary, pair or section (3-6)
Treasure half standard
Clamor (Su) Three
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