N Large Construct
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +9
AC 25, touch 11, flat-footed 23 (+2 Dex, +14 natural, –1 size)
Fort +5, Ref +7, Will +0
Speed 30 ft.,
Melee bite +12 (1d4+7), 2 hooves +4 (1d6+4 plus 1d4 fire), or slam +12 (1d8+7)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks steamcloud, iron limbs
Str 24, Dex 14, Con -, Int 9, Wis 7, Cha 8
Base Atk +6; CMB +11; CMD 23 (27 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Improved Initiative, Run
Skills Intimidate +10, Perception +9, Sense Motive +9, Stealth +7, Survival +10
SQ Created mind, Hardness, Windup Key, Metal Body
Created Mind (Ex): Clockwork creatures know nothing when first created, but many are intelligent. On its first day, a clockwork creature functions like any mindless construct, but thereafter its native intelligence comes to the fore, allowing it to reason and improvise. Creators can thus give their clockwork constructs somewhat vague commands and allow them to interpret and act on them, secure in the knowledge that their servants will not act in a way contrary to their desires.
Despite a reasoning intelligence, the clockwork creature remains wholly under the control of its creator and does nothing against that individual’s will. Because of a special bond formed during its first day, the clockwork creature can instinctively detect the location of its creator, regardless of magical and natural barriers, so long as the latter is within 100 feet. This ability prevents anyone from successfully impersonating the creator within that range. If someone resembling its creator issues an order from more than 100 feet away, the clockwork creature might or might not obey, depending on how suspicious it is of the command.
Iron Limbs (Ex) An iron-clad creature’s natural attacks and grapple deal damage as cold iron weapons, overcoming damage reduction just as a cold iron weapon would.
For each full round that the key is turned, the clockwork creature can be active for 4 hours (maximum 24 hours). In most cases, the creator either retains his construct’s key or gives it to the clockwork creature so that it can keep itself running. When the clockwork creature runs down, it becomes immobile, helpless, and unconscious, and it remains so until wound up again. Anyone can wind up a clockwork creature without the key by making a successful Open Locks check as a full-round action (DC based on the quality of lock the creator built into the clockwork creature). This technique allows the clockwork creature 4 hours of activity (maximum 24 hours) for each such successful check.
Environment as creator
Organization solitary, pair, or swarm (3–12)