Palanquin of Glorious Sightseeing
A very stylish way to travel
Aura Medium Transmutation CL 10th Slot - Price 62,300gp Weight 1lb
This intricately carved miniture jade throne will, upon a command word, become a green palanquin 12 feet long, 6 feet wide and 8 feet high, resting on two long stout poles. It has seating for up to 4 medium sized humanoids.
Silk cushions, exquisite rugs and fine hangings bedeck the seats and carriage. 20 oiled and bare-chested bearers (equivalent to 1HD humans but exact appearance can vary) will be summoned to lift and carry the palanquin to every whim of the person speaking the command word. They can only move at a slow walking pace and will not cross any uneven or dangerous terrain. The bearers cannot be ordered to attack or move more than the 5 feet from the palanquin and will not defend themselves. If more than half the bearers are killed the palanquin will revert to its normal size.
Passengers on the palanquin will appear to any observers to be regal and important people dressed in the latest local fashion and wearing rare and expensive looking jewellery. Passengers can also see the surrounding area with great clarity. They gain a +5 bonus to perception-based checks.
Speaking the command word a second time will dismiss the bearers and revert the palanquin to its normal size.
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, fabricate, disguise self, clairaudience/clairvoyance, summon monster I, a piece of jade worth 10,000gp, 5 Ranks of Craft (Sculptor) Cost 32,150gp