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Iron Spike Golem

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Kazarad the lich watched his minons strip the slain adventurers of their gear, and he being the meticulous type, the gear was sorted into piles. One of larger piles was a heap of iron spikes. "Why do they all carry those damn things? What am _I_ supposed to with all of those? "

Then a moment of inspiration stuck him…..

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The Iron Spike Golem is a massive golem composed of hundreds of rusty iron spikes forming a rough humanoid figure. Whenever it moves, the walking scrap heap creates a terrible noise.

Additional Information

The Iron Spike Golem has several major differences from the traditional Iron Golem though it is as brainless as most golems. The differences lie in its additional powers:

Missile Attack

By sacrificing part of it’s health, the golem can fling a swarm of iron spikes at it’s target. These spikes can later be recovered and added back to the golem’s health.

Mutable Form

The Iron Spike Golem is able to adjust it’s shape, up to the minimum dimension of 1 iron spike. Thus a long chain of spikes , a huge spiked sphere, or a large pancake-shape 1 spike thick can be formed.

As a result it is able to squeeze into small places, and then reform it’s humanoid form, although if the opening is small, this process could take some time.

The mutable form allows the golem to sink into a simple pile of spikes in order to conceal it’s presence (to a degree - how common are huge piles of iron spikes?).

Destruct

On specific command by it’s creator, the golem can permanently destroy itself in a massive storm of iron spikes, blasted out in all directions. The creator had best be far away, as no protection is provided against this.

Other Notes

The Golem is not as hard to damage as a solid iron golem, as the spikes that form it can be knocked away from the main mass of the golem. As a result, it takes less powerful magic weapons to hurt it. In addition, the increased surface area of the golem increases it’s vulnerabililty to rust, acid and fire-based attacks.

Given time, the golem can gather spikes lost during battle and repair itself. It also cannot make use of spikes which were not present during it’s creation.

Given the Iron Spike thread, I could not help but submit this little beastie :)



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Voted Murometz
October 6, 2006, 20:10
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A worthy guardian for the 101 Spikes scroll!
Voted Cheka Man
October 6, 2006, 20:55
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I really like this creature. 5/5
Voted Siren no Orakio
October 6, 2006, 21:33
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Ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.... *deep breath* hahahahahahahahahahahahaha *deep breath* hahahahahahah
Voted Wulfhere
October 6, 2006, 23:10
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"Arrrigt mens! Dis ratte bastah, he theenk he a goona cornair de market on de Espikes de Ferro! We agonna estoppe eem! We goeen in de towair an we agonna swipe he beeg pile o espikes!"

You're an evil, evil man.
MoonHunter
October 7, 2006, 11:28
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ROFLMAO!

That was priceless. Really it was. *wipes tear from eyes* You can see it happening.

This thing will make a perfect 101st entry into the scroll.
valadaar
October 7, 2006, 20:34
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I definately take that as a compliment :)
Voted Scrasamax
October 7, 2006, 7:07
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Scrasamax envisions a writhing tentacle of rusty iron spikes battering people about, exploding into theface of unarmored mages and rogues, doing all sorts of horrible things, like leaving bloody corpses pinned to the wall. You are an evil, evil man Val.

Kudos.
Voted Pariah
October 7, 2006, 8:53
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Good Job val. The creature by itself is pretty basic, but with the 101 things to do with a spike thread it gains a new meaning.
Voted Mourngrymn
October 7, 2006, 9:20
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I think the write up on this could have been so much better, but kudos for bringing it out. This is odd enough to make it worth reading and gives enough tid bits to flesh out for individual settings.
valadaar
October 7, 2006, 10:43
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Agreed, but I was striking while the Iron was hot :)

Suggestions on beefing it up?
Mourngrymn
December 5, 2006, 14:40
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You know. Possibly a little backstory of the reason why or how it came into being. A little flesh to this iron golem would go a long way.
Voted manfred
October 7, 2006, 9:57
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A pretty colouful beastie! I can well imagine that horrible sound it makes.

Oh, and the obligatory warning: scratches from rusty iron do not heal well, so be careful. :)
Voted chilled
October 25, 2006, 7:26
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You an ebil, ebil man val.
What a sub, *falls to floor writhing in insane laughter*
The things you could do with one of tose are almost endless...
Voted Nobody
December 5, 2006, 13:30
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3.0 - Good Solid Idea
Voted Iain
December 5, 2006, 16:47
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Nice!
valadaar
March 19, 2007, 17:49
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With the -Jack sub, it could be called a Scrapjack! :)
manfred
March 19, 2007, 18:02
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Actually, this is not a -jack, as the spikes are not connected by anything else than magic - so it is more of a classical golem (but still a funny one!).
Wulfhere
June 19, 2007, 20:53
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I still love this one!
valadaar
June 20, 2007, 8:55
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This is giving me some more ideas....
Voted Fallen Angel
September 8, 2008, 0:32
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4.0
Voted Elbin
May 29, 2013, 14:33
Only voted
Voted young0ne2
September 17, 2013, 12:21
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very nice idea
valadaar
September 17, 2013, 12:42
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Update: Cleaned up a little and touched up the formatting a tad.
Voted Longspeak
September 17, 2013, 17:16
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A really neat twist on a monster I've always found pretty boring. This is interesting, and looks like it'll be a lot of fun to throw at my players.

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