Welcome back to the Four Horsemen Blog for Creature Month! The first project the Four Horsemen ever conspired on was the Monster Menagerie: Construct Companion for Rogue Genius Games. To celebrate the positive reception of our first collaboration, we are focusing on constructs for the next four weeks!
For me, the most fascinating aspect to golems is one seldom addressed. To create a golem, a crafter takes an elemental spirit, and enslaves it within a physical body. The morality of such an action should be questionable, even if it something that tends to be hand-waved. The whole idea that there is an elemental being trapped screaming inside of your loyal mindless construct guardian fascinates me, and I try to touch on it with my writing when possible.
We begin with a new golem template allowing construct crafters to weaken elemental bindings for greater power, but also increased risk of the golem going berserk!