For the low, low price of 50,000gp (and some advanced magic) you too can be the proud owner of a… bloody construct.
This week’s monster of the week is the morally questionable Blood Golem. I’ve always wanted to start a recipe blog, now is my chance! I will spare you the life story and get to the juicy bits:
- Blood of at least 16 sacrifices
- Spell- Animate Object
- Spell- Gentle Repose
- Spell- Heal
- One set of full plate armor (optional)
You know… I’ve suddenly lost my appetite!
A Blood Golem without armor is pretty much a humanoid(ish) shaped mass of coagulated blood. They continuously leak blood as they move which is why you’ll find swarms of flies and other insects in their wake. The armor helps with this some, it lessens the blood loss and can double its lifespan. It also allows them additional abilities in battle.
Blood Golems were typically created to guard temples and slaughter the enemies of their faith. This makes them an easy enough addition to your campaign! Lacking their own intelligence, they are unable to speak but are cruel and unforgiving in battle. Due to the nature of this golem, they frequently need to ‘refuel’ to stay alive… I’ll let you use your imagination for that one, but they need their targets to be living and immobile.
If you find yourself facing off with one of these constructs there’s some things you need to know. The Blood Golem is immune to magic and magic-like effects. It will attack at random, using its mechanical limbs and whatever weapon it was equipped with. If the golem you are facing is armored, you can target the blood reserve tanks on its body; These tanks are how it repairs damage sustained in combat. Good Luck!
That (thankfully) concludes this week’s edition of Monster of the Week! Before we go: What do you call a ship full of Blood Golems?
A BLOOD VESSEL!
Okay, okay, we’ll see you next week. Let us know what monsters you’d like to hear about next!
Check out last week’s monster the Azer!