Thursday, April 18, 2013

New Monster: Paper Golem

“This point is not negotiable.” Feris said quietly as he walked down the hall of the richly decorated house. “My Master will not budge on this. However, he is willing to return that which was taken from you by Nethyrmaul.”

The pair paused in the hall. “He has it?”

“He does, and he’s willing to return it, but only if you release Salanta.”

The albino elf in the orange robe opened a door, and forced a languid wave toward a pair of chairs in the middle of a small library. “Please wait here a moment.” They were wooden, and intricately carved with rich green velvet cushions. A werelight suspended in a crystal hung from the ceiling, illuminating the chamber. “When I return, I will bring you what you came for, and in return I expect your master to return my staff.”

The albino closed the door, and Feris glanced at the shelves. Books, scrolls, tablets, and folios filled the shelves, interspersed with the usual bric-a-brac that adventurers in general, and wizards in particular, tended to accumulate. The rustling of paper arrested Feris’ hand as he reached for a book on herbology of the 9 Hells. Slipping out from behind the bookshelf next to the door a life-size folded paper lion unflattened itself, and seemed to look directly at Feris, its tail twitching slightly.

Paper Golem

Armor Class: 9
Hit Dice: 2+2* (L)
Move: 120'(40')
Attacks: 2
Damage: 1d4/1d4
No. Appearing: 1d3
Save As: F3
Morale: 12
Treasure Type: none
Intelligence: 0
Alignment: Neutral
XP Value: 35

Monster Type: Construct (Uncommon)
Paper Golems are usually created in the image of larger predators like lions, tigers, and bears (oh my), and are used as minor guardians where there isn’t much space. They are capable of flattening themselves to fit under rugs, or behind furniture. While their attacks don’t cause much damage, the wounds will continue to bleed until treated (1hp/round).

Paper golems will suffer double damage from fire based attacks, but take only half damage from bludgeoning weapons.

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  1. Particularly loving your flavour sections before the stats. Inspiring stuff. Keep it coming!

  2. Nice descriptive scene here. This takes me back a few decades to my old AD&D days :)

  3. I really like the fact you are coming up with a different creature for each letter. I'd like to have some paper golems of my own, especially a paper tiger. If these things worked in tandem with some creature that secreted lemon juice, we'd really be in trouble. They would be quite a fire hazard though; but useful against clerics.

  4. Very nicely done. I like the idea of a Paper Golem. Good job on the character catalog in the A-Z challenge, also. I am hoping to steal some for my gaming sessions.

    Chuck at Valley of the Old Ones