A good bit of advice from the prophet (Gygax):
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The Pullman Pathfinder Society is currently meeting twice a week at Palouse Games in downtown Pullman. Sign up for games start at 6 and games start at 6:30 -- Wednesday and Sunday. I hope to see you there!
RPG Superstar 2013 Top 89 submission:
Aura faint necromancy; CL 5th
Slot --; Price 3,800 gp; Weight 12 lbs.
With patches of orange, black, white, and tan fur, this feline doll is stitched together from the choicest parts of several different house cats. Constructed through a process that involves a combination of wire, thread, and alchemical substances, a patchwork cat resembles a taxidermist’s training device when finished.
While horrific, patchwork cats are popular within certain circles. A witch can form a bond between her current familiar and a patchwork cat in a ritual that takes 8 hours to complete. During the ritual, the witch imbues the inanimate cat with a record of her spells known. This ritual can be repeated, doing so erases all previous spells stored within the patchwork cat.
At any point in the future, should the witch’s familiar be killed, her patchwork cat animates and functions as a proxy until a new familiar is found. When animated, the patchwork cat is treated as a common cat with the zombie template. This proxy becomes the witch’s new familiar in all respects, even gaining an Intelligence score. The animated patchwork cat deteriorates rapidly and falls apart after one week.
Spells stored within a patchwork cat can be transferred to another familiar during the normal ritual used to acquire a new witch familiar. Her new familiar learns all the spells her patchwork cat did. The patchwork cat is destroyed in the process.