The titanic golden statue of a great knight looms here, four times taller than even the most intimidating warrior. Bearing a gigantic hammer almost too large for it to hold, the sculpture depicts thick, rigid armor, but no details beneath, hiding the identity of the wearer. Upon its breast gleams a golden relief of runes, a key, and a shining city.
AC 34, touch 7, flat-footed 33 (+1 Dex, +27 natural, -4 size)
Speed 40 ft., fly 60 ft (perfect)
Before Combat The Herald is a cautious opponent and, if given time, takes several moments to judge the battlefield before entering combat. In most cases, it prefers to let battle come to it, using its freeze ability to appear as nothing more than a giant statue, then coming to devastating life once his lord’s enemies surround it.
During Combat The Herald attacks with the Gavel Judgement, pounding a single opponent until dead before moving onto another enemy. If possible, it pursues its foes, using its wings to mete out judgment wherever the foes of law might flee.
Morale The herald of the god of law fights until its master commands it to retreat or it is destroyed. Even if killed, though, the herald reappears at his lord’s side 1 day later.
Str 32, Dex 12, Con --, Int 14, Wis 24, Cha 20
The Herald is aware of everything around it at all times, providing it with a +4 racial bonus on Perception checks. The Herald cannot be flanked.
The Herald can hold itself so still it appears to be a gigantic, golden statue. An observer must succeed on a DC 25 Perception check to notice the Herald is really alive.
The Gavel of Judgement is a Gargantuan warhammer that is treated as though it had the axiomatic weapon quality. Aside from dealing the usual +2d6 points of damage to creatures of chaotic alignment, three times per day, as a standard action, the Herald can touch a creature with the hammer. Any creature touched in this way is affected by the spells cure serious wounds, neutralize poison, remove blindness/deafness, remove curse, remove disease, and remove paralysis, as if cast by an 18th level cleric. If the Gavel of Judgement is ever removed from the Herald’s hands, the herald can summon the weapon back to its hand as a standard action.
The Herald is a creature of living gold and blessed steel, granting it immunity to acid, electricity, critical hits, and rusting effects (such as the rusting grasp spell or a rust monster’s rust attack).
As a free action, the Herald can manifest a pair of gigantic golden wings. These wings grant the herald a flight speed of 60 feet with perfect maneuverability. The Herald can dismiss its wings at will. Alternatively, as a standard action, the Herald can take the form a two-headed golden eagle, one of his lord’s many symbols. The Herald retains its normal hit points and bonus to Perception in this form, but otherwise has the same statistics and abilities of an eagle.