With one command, the tiny bronze statuette vanishes and is replaced by a fearsome bronze griffon.
Wondrous Item 105,000 gp
Power (Conjuration) Daily (Standard Action)
Use this figurine to conjure a ferocious griffon (see below for statistics). As a free action, you can spend a healing surge when activating this item to give the creature temporary hit points equal to your healing surge value.
Large natural animate (mount)
Initiative as conjurer Senses Perception +18
HP 24; Bloodied 12 ; see also blood frenzy
AC 30; Fortitude 30, Reflex 29, Will 28
Speed 6, fly 10
Claws (standard, at-will)
+17 vs AC; 2d8+7 damage.
Aggressive Charger ( while mounted by a friendly rider of 19th level or higher, ) Mount
When charging, the bronze griffon makes a claws attack in addition to its rider’s charge attack.
Blood Frenzy (while it or its rider is bloodied)
The bronze griffon gains a +2 bonus to its speed, its fly speed, and its attack rolls.
Alignment Unaligned Languages -
Str 24 (+16) Dex 23 (+15) Wis 19 (+13)
Con 22 (+15) Int 2 (+5) Cha 6 (+7)
Description: The fearsome griffon statuette rears back on its hind legs so that it can claw the air, and its beak is open as if screaming. When dormant, the statuette tends to snag clothing and pierce skin with casual handling, and after a few scars and ruined cloaks, possessors learn to handle these items with care.
The alchemist Boreanis crafted nine bronze griffons for nine eladrin lords as gifts for the esteemed heroes of the war between Corellon and Lolth. When the lords passed from life to death and from history to legend, the figurines scattered across the planes to owners less worthy than those to first use them. Many eladrin nobles have more than a passing interest in these items and would pay a fine reward for their recovery.
Published in Dragon Magazine 384, page(s) 20.