It seems that king Freiner had angered the wrong person. After bieng submitted to public humiliation as the king stripped the title of ‘duke’, from Demolius Ghith, the disgraced lord disappeared from both city and thoughts of the people in there, for many years. But the city, and especially the king, had not dissapeared from Demolius Ghith’s mind. No, the image of the king was in his thoughts at day, and his dreams at nights. All Demolius could think of was revenge. In his days of dukehood, he had often watched over the magi whilst they created the stone golems which were used for the cities defences, and, bieng a dabbler in magic himself, a plan began to formulate.
Using what fund he had gathered from his lordly duties, he hired a great glass-smith, and asked of him to create a beautiful statue entirely of glass. Made to be humanlike in physical makeup, but instead of hands, the arms merely converge into gigantic, glass spikes. So skilled was this glass-smith, that the golems curves and edges were such that they could not be seen. Purely crafted. Demolius thanked the glass-smith and ushered him out, before turning, looking hungrily on the barely visible statue. Yes… this was perfect.
So, Demolius Ghith set to work. Using many incantantations and much time, he imbued this statue with artificial life. And, as a final effort, he gave the golem a purpose - to destroy people with: auburn hair, dark-brown eyes, the height of 184 centimeters, slightly muscular - The exact image of the king Freiner.
And so, this invisible assassin set off. It entered the town without trouble - as the guard stone golems only set to interrogate LIFE forms. It entered the palace with ease, as the human guards saw only a faint flickering of light, and a faint tinkling sound as it walked. It passed the court magi with ease - as they were used to detecting the presence of golems, as they constantly make them. And it entered the throne room, walked, undetected up to the king who was seated on his throne, and skewered him with one of its sharp, cold arms. The onlookers who were in conference with the king merely saw him seated up there, and then abruptly, saw a hole open up in his chest. The king slumped over, the stunned onlookers screamed. But the golem did not stop at the king. It also killed one more man - an auburn haired man, with dark brown eyes, perhaps about 185 centimetres tall, and the look that he had done some field work in his life. In fact, the man was physically, not dissimilar to the king. After that, however, the golem left. Any blood which should have been on its arms dripped off seconds after it made contact, and so, it was all but invisible, once again.
Demolius Ghith never saw his golem again, but he did not overly care. He had gotten his revenge. He lived several years longer, then died due to heart failure.
But ever since then, the country has been searching for a murderer. One who slips from town to town, only killing a certain type of person. No matter how guarded that person is, it they always seem to die. Strangely, these murders have been going for almost a century… Is it the work of a copycat? Or maybe an immortal god seeking justice? How can any person live so long?
The See-Through Assassin is a magically animated golem made of glass. Its makeup is very well designed, so it cannot be seen with ease. In non-flickering light, people may notice the shadows acting strangely, but most artificial light sources are torches, so the shadows would just seem more frantic about it as the golem reflects the light. People may notice a glint of light, however, as the reflection shines in their eyes.
The only sound made by the golem is the faint ‘tinkling’ as it steps. If it senses it has been detected or heard, however, it WILL stop.
Demolius Ghith cast a self-sustained repelling spell on this golem - as a result, it never picks up dust, blood drips away from it and rain and snow will veer from it slightly.
Some of the more powerful magic users may feel an animated source somewhere around.
This item can be used however the GM wants it. They can alter the hunting specification of the golem to pick a certain physical makeup that one of the adventurers has. They could use it as a campaign start (The authorities have set a bounty for the ‘invisible slayer’. Find out what has been causing these murders!) They can just have it as a minor foe in a campaign (Perhaps in a cave, lit by the torches of the adventurers, with a small trickling waterfall to mask the sound of the golems footsteps :D)
I’m afraid I havent quite gotten over my glass fever, it seems. Hopefully this will have stopped it ^_^