Expeditious Messenger

( Eberron Campaign Setting, p. 285)

Diminutive Construct

Hit dice: 1/2 d10 (2 hp)

Initiative: +3

Speed: Fly 100 ft. (Perfect) , 20 ft.

Armor class: 17 (+4 size, +3 Dex), touch 17, flat-footed 14

Base Attack/Grapple: +0/−17

Attack: Sting +7 melee (1d2)

Full Attack: Sting +7 melee (1d2)

Space/Reach: 0 ft./0 ft.

Special Qualities: Construct traits, darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, message

Saves: Fort +0 Ref +5 Will +0

Abilities: Str 1, Dex 17, Con —, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 7

Skills: Escape Artist +7

Feats: Lightning Reflexes

Environment: Any

Organization: Solitary

Challenge Rating: 1

Treasure: None

Alignment: Any (same as creator)

Advancement: 2–3 HD (Tiny)

An expeditious messenger, as its name suggests, is designed to quickly carry messages from its creator. It is a speedy flier and, unlike other homunculi, is capable of speech. It speaks and understands the same languages as its creator.


An expeditious messenger attempts to avoid any obstacle to delivering its message.

Message (Su): An expeditious messenger's master can converse with a creature up to 1 mile away through the homunculus. This homunculus is willing to stray farther from its master than most others of its kind, and its telepathic link to its master enables a two-way conversation of indefinite duration.


An expeditious messenger is formed from soft clay, bits of hair, scales, and feathers, and a pint of the creator's blood. The materials cost 50 gp. Creating the body requires a DC 16 Craft (sculpting) check.

An expeditious messenger with more than 1 Hit Die can be created, but each additional Hit Die adds 2,000 gp to the cost to create.

Craft Construct, arcane eye, sending; Price — (never sold); Cost 1,650 gp + 126 XP.

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