Tales of Tolgard
A stone dwarf, towering over 9 feet tall, stands at the ready. Its right arm ends in a large hammer, while the left terminates with a great pick. A dull black suit of adamantine half-plate stands in sharp contrast to its stone body.
Rare constructs of the dwarves, hammer golems are created to serve as guards, miners, or deadly troops against their adversaries.
A typical hammer golem has a hammer affixed to its right hand and a pick affixed to its left. Hammer golems geared for war possess an axe instead of a pick in their right hand, while those fitted for mining possess picks in both hands.
A hammer golem is 9 feet tall and weighs around 2,200 pounds.
Like most golems, a hammer golem attempts to carry out the commands of its master to the letter. However, all hammer golems are given a latent order that allows them to attack any orc or goblinoid it encounters, which they will execute until either the golems or these foes are destroyed. Although they cannot speak, hammer golems release an audible roar if orcs or goblinoids are present.
A Stone to Flesh spell repairs all of the golem’s damage.
A hammer golem can burrow through solid stone at a speed of 30 feet per minute, leaving behind an intact tunnel. A hammer golem designed for mining. with picks for both hands, can tunnel at 60 feet per minute.
A hammer golem’s body is chiseled from a single block of hard stone, such as granite, weighing at least 3,000 pounds. The stone must be of exceptional quality, and costs at least 5,000 gold pieces. Additionally, a suit of adamantine half-plate and a pair of weapons sized for the golem are also needed (totaling 12,000 gold pieces).