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Golem Manuals

Source Construct Handbook pg. 17, Ultimate Equipment pg. 300, PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 1
Aura varies; CL varies
Slot nonePrice 3,000 gp (Junk), 4,000 gp (Wax), 5,000 gp (Ice), 6,000 gp (Wood), 8,000 gp (Flesh), 10,000 gp (Alchemical), 10,000 gp (Glass), 12,000 gp (Bone), 12,000 gp (Clay), 15,000 gp (Sand), 17,500 gp (Coral), 20,000 gp (Lead), 22,000 gp (Stone), 30,000 gp (Carrion), 35,000 gp (Clockwork), 35,000 gp (Iron), 37,500 gp (Fossil), 40,000 gp (Crystal), 40,000 gp (Obsidian), 44,000 gp (Stone Guardian), 55,000 gp (Brass), 60,000 gp (Cannon), 65,000 gp (Dragonhide), 65,000 gp (Gold), 70,000 gp (Blood), 75,000 gp (Viridium), 80,000 gp (Mithral), 90,000 gp (Inubrix), 125,000 gp (Adamantine), 150,000 gp (Quintessence); Weight 5 lbs.

Description

A golem manual contains information, incantations, and magical power that help a character to craft a golem. The instructions therein grant a +5 competence bonus on skill checks made to craft the golem’s body. Each manual also holds the prerequisite spells needed for a specific golem (although these spells can only be used to create a golem and cannot be copied), effectively granting the builder use of the Craft Construct feat during the construction of the golem, and an increase to her caster level for the purpose of crafting a golem.

The spells included in a golem manual require a spell trigger activation and can be activated only to assist in the construction of a golem. The cost of the book does not include the cost of constructing the golem’s body. Once the golem is finished, the writing in the manual fades and the book is consumed in flames. When the book’s ashes are sprinkled upon the golem, it becomes fully animated.

Junk: The book contains false life, lesser geas, minor creation, and rusting grasp. The reader can treat her caster level as 1 level higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a junk golem.; CL 7th; Craft Construct, false life, lesser geas, minor creation, rusting grasp, creator must be caster level 7th..

Wax: The book contains animate objects, geas/quest, limited wish, and silent image. The reader can treat her caster level as 1 level higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a wax golem.; CL 9th; Craft Construct, animate objects, geas/quest, limited wish, and silent image, creator must be caster level 9th..

Ice: The book contains chill touch, cone of cold, geas/quest, ice storm, and resist energy (cold). The reader can treat her caster level as 2 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting an ice golem.; CL 12th; Craft Construct, chill touch, cone of cold, geas/quest, ice storm,, resist energy (cold), creator must be caster level 12th..

Wood: The book contains alarm, animate objects, cat’s grace, geas/quest, and limited wish. The reader can treat her caster level as 1 level higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a wood golem.; CL 12th; Craft Construct, alarm, animate objects, cat’s grace, geas/quest, limited wish, creator must be caster level 12th..

Flesh: The book contains animate dead, bull’s strength, geas/quest, and limited wish. The reader may treat her caster level as one level higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a flesh golem.; CL 8th; Craft Construct, animate objects, bull's strength, geas/quest, limited wish, creator must be caster level 8th.

Alchemical: The book contains geas/quest, gentle repose, major creation, resist energy, and telekinesis. The reader can treat her caster level as 2 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting an alchemical golem.; CL 10th; Craft Construct, geas/quest, major creation, resist energy, telekinesis, creator must be caster level 10th..

Glass: The book contains animate objects, flame strike, geas/quest, spell turning. The reader can treat her caster level as 2 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a glass golem.; CL 10th; Craft Construct, animate objects, flame strike, geas/quest, spell turning, creator must be caster level 10th..

Bone: The book contains animate objects, geas/quest, limited wish, and telekinesis. The reader can treat her caster level as 2 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a bone golem.; CL 9th; Craft Construct, animate objects, geas/quest, limited wish, telekinesis, creator must be caster level 9th. .

Clay: The book contains animate objects, bless, commune, prayer, and resurrection. The reader may treat her caster level as two levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a clay golem.; CL 11th; Craft Construct, animate objects, commune, prayer, resurrection, creator must be caster level 11th.

Sand: The book contains geas/quest, limited wish, and move earth. The reader can treat her caster level as 2 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a sand golem.; CL 12th; Craft Construct, geas/quest, limited wish, move earth, creator must be caster level 12th..

Coral: The book contains geas/quest, keen edge, limited wish, and water breathing. The reader can treat her caster level as 2 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a coral golem.; CL 11th; Craft Construct, geas/quest, keen edge, limited wish, , creator must be caster level 11th..

Lead: The book contains cloudkill, geas/quest, limited wish, and sequester. The reader can treat her caster level as 2 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a lead golem.; CL 13th; Craft Construct, cloudkill, geas/quest, limited wish, sequester, creator must be caster level 13th..

Stone: The book contains antimagic field, geas/quest, limited wish, and symbol of stunning. The reader may treat her caster level as three levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a stone golem.; CL 14th; Craft Construct, antimagic field, geas/quest, limited wish, symbol of stunning, creator must be caster level 14th.

Carrion: The book contains animate dead, contagion, false life, gentle repose, and lesser geas. The reader can treat her caster level as 1 level higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a carrion golem.; CL 7th; Craft Construct, animate dead, contagion, false life, gentle repose, lesser geas, creator must be caster level 7th. .

Clockwork: The book contains animate objects, blade barrier, geas/quest, grease, and telekinesis. The reader can treat her caster level as 3 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a clockwork golem.; CL 15th; Craft Construct, animate objects, blade barrier, geas/quest, grease, telekinesis, creator must be caster level 15th. .

Iron: The book contains cloudkill, geas/quest, limited wish, and polymorph any object. The reader may treat her caster level as four levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting an iron golem.; CL 16th; Craft Construct, cloudkill, geas/quest, limited wish, polymorph any object, creator must be caster level 16th.

Fossil: The book contains flesh to stone, geas/quest, limited wish, and stone shape. The reader can treat her caster level as 3 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a fossil golem.; CL 15th; Craft Construct, flesh to stone, geas/quest, limited wish, stone shape, creator must be caster level 15th..

Crystal: The book contains geas/quest, limited wish, possession, and thoughtsense. The reader can treat her caster level as 3 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a crystal golem.; CL 15th; Craft Construct, geas/quest, limited wish, possession, thoughtsense, creator must be caster level 15th. .

Obsidian: The book contains geas/quest, limited wish, and volcanic storm. The reader can treat her caster level as 3 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting an obsidian golem.; CL 15th; Craft Construct, geas/quest, limited wish, and volcanic storm, creator must be caster level 15th..

Stone Guardian: The book contains antimagic field, discern location, geas/quest, limited wish, shield other, and symbol of stunning. The reader may treat her caster level as three levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a stone golem guardian.; CL 14th; Craft Construct, antimagic field discern location, geas/quest, limited wish, shield other, symbol of stunning, creator must be caster level 14th.

Brass: The book contains geas/quest, incendiary cloud, limited wish, and see invisibility. The reader can treat her caster level as 4 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a brass golem.; CL 17th; Craft Construct, geas/quest, incendiary cloud, limited wish, see invisibility, creator must be caster level 17th..

Cannon: The book contains geas/quest, limited wish, and secret chest. The reader can treat her caster level as 4 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a cannon golem.; CL 17th; Craft Construct, geas/quest, limited wish, secret chest, creator must be caster level 17th. .

Dragonhide: The book contains create greater undead, form of the dragon I, geas/quest, and limited wish. The reader can treat her caster level as 3 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a dragonhide golem.; CL 16th; Craft Construct, create greater undead, form of the dragon I, geas/quest, limited wish, creator must be caster level 16th..

Gold: The book contains geas/quest, limited wish, polymorph any object, and prismatic spray. The reader can treat her caster level as 4 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a gold golem.; CL 18th; Craft Construct, geas/quest, limited wish, polymorph any object, prismatic spray, creator must be caster level 18th..

Blood: The book contains animate dead, bleed, cure critical wounds, and geas/quest. The reader can treat her caster level as 2 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a blood golem.; CL 12th; Craft Construct, animate dead, bleed, cure critical wounds, geas/quest, creator must be caster level 12th..

Viridium: The book contains contagion, geas/quest, horrid wilting, poison, and wish. The reader can treat her caster level as 4 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a viridium golem.; CL 18th; Craft Construct, contagion, geas/quest, horrid wilting, poison, wish, creator must be caster level 18th..

Mithral: The book contains cloudkill, geas/quest, limited wish, and polymorph any object. The reader can treat her caster level as 4 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a mithral golem.; CL 16th; Craft Construct, cloudkill, geas/quest, limited wish, polymorph any object, creator must be caster level 16th..

Inubrix: The book contains air walk, enervation, geas/quest, and limited wish. The reader can treat her caster level as 3 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting an inubrix golem.; CL 16th; Craft Construct, air walk, enervation, geas/quest, limited wish, creator must be caster level 16th..

Adamantine: The book contains crushing hand, geas/quest, heal, stoneskin, and wish. The reader can treat her caster level as 4 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting an adamantine golem.; CL 20th; Craft Construct, crushing hand, geas/quest, heal, stoneskin, wish, creator must be caster level 20th..

Quintessence: The book contains energy drain, geas/quest, trap the soul, and wish. The reader can treat her caster level as 4 levels higher than normal for the purpose of crafting a quintessence golem.; CL 20th; Craft Construct, energy drain, geas/quest, trap the soul, wish, creator must be caster level 20th..

Construction

Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, caster must be of a specific level, additional spells, see text; Cost 1,5000 gp (Junk), 2,000 gp (Wax), 2,500 gp (Ice), 3,000 gp (Wood), 4,000 gp (Flesh), 5,000 gp (Alchemical), 5,000 gp (Glass), 6,000 gp (Bone), 6,000 gp (Clay), 7,500 gp (Sand), 8,750 gp (Coral), 10,000 gp (Lead), 11,000 gp (Stone), 15,000 gp (Carrion), 17,500 gp (Clockwork), 17,500 gp (Iron), 18,750 gp (Fossil), 20,000 gp (Crystal), 20,000 gp (Obsidian), 22,000 gp (Stone Guardian), 27,500 gp (Brass), 30,000 gp (Cannon), 32,500 gp (Dragonhide), 32,500 gp (Gold), 35,000 gp (Blood), 37,500 gp (Viridium), 40,000 gp (Mithral), 45,000 gp (Inubrix), 62,500 gp (Adamantine), 75,000 gp (Quintessence)