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March 19, 2007, 1:32 am

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Scroll Golem


A scroll golem is a variable sized construct that looks exactly like what you’d think: a collection of magical scrolls twisted and connected into the shape of a humanoid creature.

Category: Magical Construct
Danger rating: Variable (ThreatOverpowering)
Activity Period: Any
Restrictions: Ones based on the nature of the construct, see below
Description: A scroll golem is a variable sized construct that looks exactly like what you’d think: a collection of magical scrolls twisted and connected into the shape of a humanoid creature. Due to being made of scroll materials (paper, hides, ect), the golem is exceptionally lightweight and physically fragile, but even so, weapons for the most part do no real damage to it. Piercing weapons such as swords and arrows do some damage, but maces and other weapons like that are almost completely useless. The only true weaknesses it has involve fire and other elements which do lovely things to paper.

The scroll golem is the result of a certain unknown sorcerer who decided that creating an independent magical monster to use as his pawn would make his job so much safer and easier. Much to his chagrin, things didn’t quite work out as well as he had hoped, and so his days of sorcery were cut short. After going over its masters notes, the creature figured out how to do many things, including reproducing itself. Now there are an indeterminate number of scroll golems, each with a varying set of scrolls it has absorbed and can use.

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Voted Cheka Man
November 6, 2005, 19:21
Very dangerous if they have strong magic.5/5
November 6, 2005, 21:15
Updated: Merely fixing category to Any, not just city/ruin.
Voted manfred
November 7, 2005, 7:17
Only voted
Voted Zylithan
November 14, 2005, 20:37
Can they cast parts of themself and lose parts? Can they absorb other parts? How do they behave? What intelligence level do they have? I think you need to add more details and description to this. It's a really cool start of an idea, but I don't think there's enough for a full post.

(p.s. I appreciate that you cite your inspiration. I'm new here so I don't know the etiquette for that, but I think it's important.)
Voted Michael Jotne Slayer
November 23, 2005, 0:18
Agree with Zyliathan, a few unanswered questions here.
Answer those and I think you would jump up a few more swords.
July 26, 2006, 17:29
Battle of the Golems!
Voted valadaar
October 30, 2006, 20:05
Not bad but needs work. How does it attack? From the statement "each with a varying set of scrolls it has absorbed and can use" I assume it casts the spells on the scrolls that it is made of, but generally scrolls are one-shot items, so as it casts spells, it is going to weaken itself.

As others have said - flesh it out, and I think the votes will go up.

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