Fandom

Forgotten Realms Wiki

Spiderstone golem

20,981pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Spiderstone golems were constructs crafted by the drow and imbued with the martial skill of a trained drow warrior.[1]

EcologyEdit

Physical CharacteristicsEdit

Appearing similar to a stone golem, spiderstone golems were seemingly carved in the likeness of a four-armed male drow from a single block of obsidian. The surface of a spiderstone golem was smooth and glassy with odd sharp fractures marring it. They stood 9 ft (2.7 m) tall and weighed about 2,000 lb (907.1 kg).[1]

A spiderstone golem possessed great physical strength and was much quicker than other golems. Along with the usual properties of a golem, like immunity to magic, spiderstone golems were resistant to non-magical weapons.[1]

AbilitiesEdit

Spiderstone golems had all the martial skill and understanding of combat as a trained drow fighter and could adapt its tactics to suit the enemies it faced.[1]

Berserk
One danger of facing a spiderstone golem in combat was the chance that the demon spirit that animated the golem could break free and send it into an uncontrolled rage. If this occurred, the spiderstone golem would attack the nearest living creatures (or objects, if nothing else) before moving on. Only the presence of a commanding or persuasive drow priestess could possibly calm a rampaging spiderstone golem.[1]
Fighting Spirit
The spiderstone golem's prowess in battle was such that it struck with greater precision and technique than normal golems.[1][3]
Magic Immunity
Much like other golems, a spiderstone golem was impervious to most magical effects. However, evocation magic and the divine spells of a drow spellcaster could potentially overcome its immunity. Curiously, unlike the similarly built stone golem, a spiderstone golem was unaffected by stone to flesh or transmute rock to mud spells.[1][3]
Spider Climb
Much like the spell of the same name, a spiderstone golem could continuously walk along walls or ceiling with ease.[3]
Spit Web
Intermittently, a spiderstone golem could spit forth webbing that, if accurate, would entangle creatures equal to or smaller than the golem. The webbing was incredibly hard to break but some individuals could potentially wriggle free.[1]
Webwalking
Any normal or magical webs could be traveled along or through by a spiderstone golem at no impediment.[3]

PsychologyEdit

As spiderstone golems were infused not only with the prowess of a drow fighter but also animated by the spirit of a demon from the Demonweb Pits, they could be much more evil and unpredictable than other types of golem. In combat, they were composed and observant of their foe's abilities.[1]

HistoryEdit

During the Silence of Lolth in 1372 DR, Irae T'sarran gained possession of a spiderstone golem from Maerimydra.[4] Although it was a potentially powerful servant, she was unsure where its loyalties lay and therefore kept it close by in the Undying Temple.[5]

ConstructionEdit

Spiderstone golems were constructed in a manner similar to stone golems but were sculpted from a single block of obsidian and could only be enchanted by a powerful adherent of the Dark Seldarine.[3]

AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 James Wyatt (September 2002). City of the Spider Queen. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 120. ISBN 0-7869-1212-X.
  2. Rich Baker and James Wyatt (2004-03-13). Monster Update (Zipped PDF) p. 7. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 James Wyatt (September 2002). City of the Spider Queen. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 121. ISBN 0-7869-1212-X.
  4. James Wyatt (September 2002). City of the Spider Queen. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 112. ISBN 0-7869-1212-X.
  5. James Wyatt (September 2002). City of the Spider Queen. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 113. ISBN 0-7869-1212-X.


Flesh golems
Brain golemDemonflesh golem
Miscellaneous Golems
Half-golemIron golemSpiderstone golemStained glass golemStone golem

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki