Parathan’s Persuasive Paraffin Pachyderm
Aura moderate transmutation; CL 6th
Slot none; Price 6,000 gp; Weight 1 lb.
This item resembles a skillfully-carved candle in the shape of an elephant, its trunk raised and head thrown back, as if in mid-bellow. While it may seem, at first, to be a figurine of wondrous power, it does not respond to any command word. When the wick is lit, however, the figure animates, grows to small size, and looks questioningly at the person who ignited the flame. That person must merely state a topic of debate or discussion, and the elephant will begin to speak on it with skill and vigor, making the strongest possible case for its owner’s point of view, answering questions and countering objections with supernatural skill. After a minute of such activity, the owner may make a Diplomacy check with a +20 bonus. All normal modifiers apply, but part of the magic of the elephant is that no one finds it off-putting, strange, or discomforting that it is speaking on behalf of someone else.
Whether the check succeeds or fails, the Persuasive Pachyderm reverts to its normal form thereafter. It can be invoked but once a day.
It is, in other words, a wax elephant that waxes eloquent.
Craft Wondrous Item, animate objects, glibness