Barrel of Monkeys (3.5e Equipment)
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Barrel of Monkeys: The exterior of this small barrel is embellished with carved images of monkeys in varied poses, with a ring of polished brass around the centre and one at each end of the barrel. The lid has a single carved grinning monkey face.
These monkeys perform the task using the summoners profession skill modifier with a +10 bonus to the DC.
The monkeys remain for 1 hour per level of the summoner or until the task is complete whichever is shorter, whereupon they return back to the barrel. If prevented from returning physically, the Celestial Monkeys disappear and the barrel is rendered inoperative for 20 days!
The monkeys from the barrel have greater intelligence (Int 10) than ordinary Celestial Monkeys. They can not be ordered to attack, opting to avoid combat if at all possible but will attack in self defence as a troupe if one of them is slain.
Many a ships captain have saved their ships from certain disaster with an emergency crew of celestial monkey sailors at his disposal
Strong DC 10 conjuration;CL 1st; ; Activation: Use Activated; Weight: 12 lb.; Market Price: 2000 gp