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Golem, Stone Guardian (3pp)

This automaton looks to be carved from mud and stone. It stands as tall as a human and where its heart would be, if it were alive, is a fist-sized rounded reddish-colored stone.

Stone Guardian Golem CR 4

XP 1,200
N Medium construct
Init –1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, see invisibility; Perception +0

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 9, flat-footed 17 (–1 Dex, +8 natural)
hp 47 (5d10+20)
Fort +1; Ref +0; Will +1
Defensive Abilities light fortification; Immune construct traits; Resist cold 5, fire 5, electricity 5

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft.
Melee 2 slams +10 (1d8+5)

STATISTICS

Str 21, Dex 9, Con —, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +5; CMB +10; CMD 19
SQ ring link

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Light Fortification (Ex)

A stone guardian has a 25% chance to ignore additional damage caused by critical hits or sneak attacks.

Ring Link (Su)

A stone guardian is linked to a magic ring. The construct will never attack any creature that wears this ring, nor any creatures within 10 feet of the ringwearer, unless one of those creatures attacks the guardian first.

See Invisibility (Ex)

A stone guardian constantly sees invisible creatures and objects, as per the spell see invisibility.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary or gang (2–4)
Treasure none

Stone guardians are sometimes referred to as lesser stone golems. They are in fact very similar to the stone golem, but are instead constructed of mud and stone. They are often used as guardians by their creators. When the stone guardian is first constructed, the creator often crafts a magical ring that offers himself (or anyone to whom he gives the ring) protection from that stone guardian. A stone guardian is 6 feet tall and weighs 1,000 pounds. It resembles a stocky humanoid formed of mud and stone. Where its heart should be (were it a living creature) is a fist-sized rounded stone.

Stone guardians are fierce combatants and attack with their powerful fists.

Stone Guardian Construction

A stone guardian’s body is constructed from mud mixed with rare herbs and powders worth at least 500 gp. A large chunk of stone inserted into the chest cavity functions as its “heart.” The magical ring that links a stone guardian is constructed at the same time and costs 300 gp to create. All costs and requirements for both the guardian and ring are included below.

CL 10th; Price 13,300 gp

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Feats Craft Construct; Spells geas/quest, limited wish, see invisibility, shield of faith (for the magical ring), transmute rock to mud; Special creator must be caster level 10th; Skill Check(s) Craft (sculptures or stonemasonry) DC 13, Craft (jewelry) DC 13 for the ring; Cost 7,050 gp

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Stone Guardian Golem from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Lenard Lakofka.