[Swords & Wizardry] New Monster: Cat, Golden or Wooden

Cat, Golden or Wooden

The merchant placed several of his newest acquisitions in the front window of his shop, an assortment of feline statues of superb design. Days later he noticed small items would disappear, a few odd coins, precious gems, all small merchandise. Fearing pixies or some other small fey, the shopkeeper paid a wizard of excellent reputation to scry upon the inside his shop after it closed. Much to his horror and surprise, the merchant saw his beautifully carved wooden and golden cats would appear to come to life at night and root around in his store, find something of value, and creep out a small hole that these supernatural cats had scratched into a wall secretly, coming back later and reverting back to their statue form.

The next day the shopkeeper paid good coin to have a handful of ruffians bring the man to him who had sold him these cat statues, who, coincidentally, had a roomful of treasure, much of which belonged to the merchant.

Cat, Golden/Wooden
These semi-intelligent creatures appear to be highly detailed, sometimes stylized, statues of cats, for an unknown reason, they always take the form of small felines of wood or gold. Following one master at a time, whoever claims command of these cats and knows what they are can order them to do their bidding. Wily people who own these supernatural carvings often use them as spies or to bring treasure to them. These creature can communicate through a very limited and simple telepathy.

Cat, Golden/Wooden: HD 3; AC 7[12]; Atk: Bite (1d4), Scratch (1d6); Move 12; Save 12; CL/XP 3/60; Special: Become as Statue: At will these magical felines can become as stiff as a statue or move as gracefully as a normal cat, Limited Telepathy: golden or wooden cats may communicate to their owner with a very limited and simple telepathy (only in the presence of their owner, reporting ten words or less). Note: Due to the magical processes involved in animating these creatures (which might involve a live cat to transfer the intelligence or as part of a transformation spell) the statistics for both forms of statue are the same.

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7 Responses to [Swords & Wizardry] New Monster: Cat, Golden or Wooden

  1. The Venomous Pao says:

    Alright! Man, I’ve been following your stuff on this blog for a bti now and you rock. This is precisely what the various old school blogs should be up to (instead of the endless “what is old school” debates). Cheers to you and your fine creations, bat!

  2. bat says:

    Thank you, Oh Venomous One! I really appreciate the compliment!
    There are other blogs out there doing this: Lord Kilgore and Beyond the Black Gate to name but two.

    My goal is to help out people’s gaming experience and to encourage ROLEplaying. If you use any of these, please, let me know how it works for you.

  3. Timeshadows says:

    Agreed: More kudos to bat.

    So, do you have an online game you are running???
    > hopeful <


  4. bat says:

    Thank you again, Timeshadows! 🙂

    Mmmm, I was sort of thinking of tossing together a S&W or LL game. But who would want to play?

  5. Timeshadows says:

    Pshaw! I know this chick who’d like to run a Druid. 😉

  6. bat says:

    Hmmm, can this chick handle the gonzo factor? That is the real question.

  7. Timeshadows says:

    Yup, at least that’s what she says now. 🙂

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