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Rhest Battlegaurd Lion Bracers

This pair of magnificent golden metal bracers is forged to depict the shape of a lion stretched over the wearer’s forearm. Several additional  bracers were created in Rhest's final days to aid the king’s bodyguards in defending him and maintaining communications.
The bracers may be removed and tossed onto the ground as a standard action, where they transform into a pair of identical Golden Lions similar. These lions obey the wearer, and may each bear a message as if affected by the animal messenger spell.

When thrown on the ground they become golden adult male lions. If slain in combat, the lions cannot be brought back from the bracers for 1 full week. Otherwise, they can be used 3x per day for up to 1 hour.

Once both of these lions have delivered their messages or have been reduced to zero hit points, they both vanish in a cloud of smoke and return unerringly to the owner’s hands via teleportation. If the item’s owner is no longer on the same plane as the bracers when this event occurs, they merely revert to bracer form and fall to the ground, awaiting a new owner to find and claim them for their own use.  Price 16,500 gp

Lion, Golden
N Large Animal
Init +6; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +11

AC 16, touch 11, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +5 natural, –1 size)
hp 60 (8d8+24)
Fort +9, Ref +8, Will +3

Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +12 (1d8+7 plus grab), 2 claws +13 (1d6+7)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks pounce, rake (2 claws +13, 1d6+7)

Str 25, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +6; CMB +14 (+18 grapple); CMD 26 (30 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Initiative, Run, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (claw)
Skills Acrobatics +11, Perception +11, Stealth +7 (+11 in undergrowth); Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics, +4 Stealth (+8 in undergrowth)

These lions shimmer with a golden hue and are 5 to 8 feet long and weigh 330 to 550 pounds. 

Fearful roar (Su) The use of this ability is a free action. The roar can functions like the fear spell.  Will save (DC 15). This effects all creatures that can see the lion. 

Fearful Roar causes each living creature in the area to become panicked unless it succeeds on a Will save. If cornered, a panicked creature begins cowering. If the Will save succeeds, the creature is shaken for 1 round.