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Hive of the Archer's Bane
A hive of the archer's bane looks much like a metallic beehive with a small opening in the bottom. It emits a loud droning as if from the beating wings of thousands of insects. If a proper password is spoken, or the hive thrown, an archer's bane swarm is released. They will remain in the same square as the hive unless directed otherwise by the one who released them.
Faint Abjuration and Transmutation; CL 7th; Craft Construct, haste, protection from arrows; Price 10,000 gp; Weight 20 lbs.
Archer's Bane Swarm
Fine Construct (swarm)
Hit Dice: 6d10 HD (33 hp)
Speed: Fly 260 ft. (good) (52 squares)
Armor Class: 39 (+15 dex, +6 natural, +8 size), touch 33, flat-footed 24
Base Attack/Grapple: +4/-
Attack: Swarm (antimissile)
Full Attack: Swarm (antimissile)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./0 ft.
Special Attacks: Antimissile
Special Qualities: Construct traits, darkvision 60 ft., immunity to weapon damage, swarm traits
Saves: Fort +2, Ref +17, Will +9
Abilities: Str 2, Dex 40, Con -, Int -, Wis 25, Cha 1
Skills: Spot +16
Environment: Any land
Challenge Rating: 6
Alignment: Always neutral
Level Adjustment: -
This swarm appears as a great droning cloud appears to consist of metallic bumblebees, every bit wrought with greatest attention to detail. Their segmented legs are quite long however and appear to be made for grasping.
An archer's bane swarm are fashioned for defense in both the battefield and for personal use. Many a figure worried about assassination from afar goes out surrounded by these creatures which guard him from sniper attacks.
An archer's bane takes no initiative and simply remains where ordered, attacking nothing but projectile weapons.
Antimissile (Ex): An archer's bane swarm does not deal damage or cause distraction. However, any projectile moving as fast as an arrow that passes through their space are instantly grabbed and pulled to the ground. As such a thrown weapon is not affected, but arrows, bullets and similar would be. Shrapnel, such as from an exploding object, are also nullified. Large projectiles, such as from a catapult, are also unaffected.
Last edited by The Vorpal Tribble : 12-31-2007 at 10:14 AM.