Constructs, Part One. 

Note that it is, in fact, immune to its own Stunning Burst. And that its mace does bludgeoning damage (not thunder).

“The Adamantine Golem is a treasured tool of war. It requires extreme expertise to create and maintain, and only the wealthiest of individuals can even hope to get the parts used to create one.

This golem is widely considered to be worth the effort to produce. It is a formidable enemy on the battlefield, so much so that it could lay siege to and level a town on its lonesome. Some say that an adamantine golem could easily do away with an adult dragon, and they might be correct.”

A giant stone golem used to sit between two cliff faces and formed a bridge for passing villagers. Instead of letting people across, he now knocks people off over the side or tries to smash them. A number of things can upset him.

A magic user controlling him, extorting people for money. Killing if they don’t pay.

A nearby rock formation being eroded by waves.

A new mine set up within his line of site.

A giant statue was created. Its much more beautiful than he is. Why does no one appreciate him?

The Golem of Prague

In Jewish folklore, a golem is an animated anthropomorphic being that is magically created entirely from inanimate matter (specifically clay or mud).

The most famous golem narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the late 16th century rabbi of Prague, also known as the Maharal, who reportedly created a golem to defend the Prague ghetto from antisemitic attacks.

Depending on the version of the legend, the Jews in Prague were to be either expelled or killed under the rule of Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor. To protect the Jewish community, the rabbi constructed the Golem out of clay from the banks of the Vltava river, and brought it to life through rituals and Hebrew incantations.

The Golem was called Josef and was known as Yossele. It was said that he could make himself invisible and summon spirits from the dead. 

The Golem’s body was stored in the attic genizah of the Old New Synagogue, where it would be restored to life again if needed. According to legend, the body of Rabbi Loew’s Golem still lies in the synagogue’s attic.

A recent legend tells of a Nazi agent ascending to the synagogue attic during World War II and trying to stab the Golem, but he died instead.

The Hebrew letters on the creature’s head read “emet”, meaning “truth”. In some versions of the Chełm and Prague narratives, the Golem is killed by removing the first letter, making the word spell “met”, meaning “dead”.


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