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    Bone Golem
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    A bone golem is a magical creation made from the bones of large animals and monsters and animated by a spirit, usually of the earth. Despite their appearance they are not undead and not subject to any effects that specifically target such creatures, but since it is not alive either, it shares many of their immunities.

    Combat
    Like all golems, bone golems have no self-awareness and simply do what they have been ordered by their masters within the limits of their intelligence. Usually they are commanded to stay in place until an intruder passes inside the border of the area the golem protects, or when someone touches certain objects within the golems vicinity. When activated, they attempt to crush any intruders with their fists and feet until all enemies are dead or have fled a certain distance from the golems protected ground, after which they will resume their old position.
    If controlled by their master, bone golems can attack or ignore specific targets directly. Unless ordered to stop or retreat, golems always fight until they are destroyed.

    Habitat/Society
    Golems are artificial magical creations, usually made by powerful shamans or witches. They are usually employed to guard secret vaults or shrines, since they need neither food nor sleep and can stand on guard for years without any rest. How they react to any creatures comming near them depends on the orders their masters have given them.

    Ecology
    Bone golems are made from any types of bones and horn available to their creators and can take almost any shape their creator wishes. Often they are made from the bones of large animals found near the place of their creation, but many witches and shamans go to considerable trouble to get mostly complete skeletons of fearsome monsters to make their golems. Mixing the bones of two or three creatures is very common, though.

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    Wood Golem
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    A wood golem is a magical creation made from wooden logs and vines and animated by a spirit of the earth or water. Even though they appear like living plant creatures, they are not really alive and immune to many effects that can harm living creatures.

    Combat
    Wood golems have very limited self-awareness and usually do what they are told by their masters without any hesitation. Since they are made from flamable and degradable materials they are usually created for specific purposes and a limited amount of time, which makes them less useful as guardians for hidden vaults or tombs. However, the spirits bound to them are given a greater amount of freedom than in other golems, which enables them to not attack at the very first signs of an intruder, but to watch for a few minute and wait for a good opportunity to strike or allow targets to leave the protected area before revealing itself. Also, the spirit retains a small amount of intstinct of self preservation, which can cause a wood golem to flee instead of fighting until it is destroyed.

    Habitat/Society
    Wood golems are most often found in woodlands, where there is planty of material to make them and they can blend in with the environment. They are usually made by groups of shamans as protectors in times of great danger or to assault strongholds of the shamans enemies.

    Ecology
    Like all golems, wood golems do not require any food or sleep, but when made from freshly carved wood they can slowly regenerate damage when standing in water. When left unattended for a long time, they will eventually start to rot, first losing their resistance to piercing and bludgeoning weapons, and finally collapse.

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    Last edited by Yora; 2012-07-16 at 11:56 AM.