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|Hit Dice:||2d10 (11 hp)|
|Speed:||20 ft. (4 squares), fly 50 ft. (good)|
|Armor Class:||14 (+2 Dex, +2 size, touch 14, flat-footed 12|
|Attack:||Bite +2 melee (1d4–1 plus poison)|
|Full Attack:||Bite +2 melee (1d4–1 plus poison)|
|Space/Reach:||2-1/2 ft./0 ft.|
|Special Qualities:||Construct traits, darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision|
|Saves:||Fort +0, Ref +4, Will +1|
|Abilities:||Str 8, Dex 15, Con —, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 7|
|Skills:||Hide +14, Listen +4, Spot +4|
|Alignment:||Any (same as creator)|
|Advancement:||3–6 HD (Tiny)|
A homunculus is a miniature servant created by a wizard. These creatures are weak combatants but make effective spies, messengers, and scouts. A homunculus’s creator determines its precise features. Homunculi are little more than tools designed to carry out assigned tasks. They are extensions of their creators, sharing the same alignment and basic nature. A homunculus cannot speak, but the process of creating one links it telepathically with its creator.
It knows what its master knows and can convey to him or her everything it sees and hears, out to a distance of 1,500 feet. A homunculus never travels beyond this range willingly, though it can be removed forcibly. If this occurs, the creature does everything in its power to regain contact with its master. An attack that destroys a homunculus deals 2d10 points of damage to its master.
If the creature’s master is slain, the homunculus also dies, and its body swiftly melts away into a pool of ichor.
Homunculi land on their victims and bite with their venomous fangs.
A homunculus is shaped from a mixture of clay, ashes, mandrake root, spring water, and one pint of the creator’s own blood. The materials cost 50 gp. The creature’s master may assemble the body or hire someone else to do the job. Creating the body requires a DC 12 Craft (sculpting) check or a DC 12 Craft (pottery) check.
After the body is sculpted, it is animated through an extended magical ritual that requires a specially prepared laboratory or workroom, similar to an alchemist’s laboratory and costing 500 gp to establish. If the creator is personally constructing the creature’s body, the building and ritual can be performed together.
SEE WIKIPEDIA ENTRY: Homunculus