Monster Stat #8: the adamantite golem (from Adventurers #85) frequency very, very rare # appearing 1 climate/terrain any movement 6" armor class -10 HD 32 (144 hp) thac0 -3 (that's 3 below 0...) # of attacks 1 damage/attack 5-60 special attacks breath special defenses see below magic resistance see below intelligence Non- alignment Neutral size L (30') Among constructs - golems, if you will - the iron golem has always been considered the top-of-the-line model, the toughest, the strongest, the most powerful. The Adventurers thought so, too, until, deep within the Underdark, they encountered a long- dormant remnant of times long past. This adamantine golem was one of the mightiest foes they had (and still have) ever faced. Constructed of pure adamantite, the hardest metal known to man or dwarf, the golem was virtually indestructible. Fully twenty feet in stature, it was armed with a short sword, permanently welded to its metallic hand. This weapon, backed by the golem's prodigous strength (equal to that of a titan), was capable of dealing out terrible damage. Presumably, other such golems (if indeed there are any) might have varying weapons, perhaps a mace or axe. In addition to its weapon attack, the thing can breathe forth a gout of thick grey vapors, once every three rounds, in a 10' radius cloud. Anyone breathing this gas must make a save vs. petrification at -3 or be turned to stone, permanently. Being adamantite, the golem is utterly immune to fire, acid, poison, mind-affecting spells and illusions, magic missiles, and other such trivial forms of harm. Cold attacks of rather significant force will slow it for one round, while lightning heals it, 1 hp/die of potential electrical damage. Only the most powerful magical weapons (+5 or greater enchantment) can even nick the golem's adamantite body. As stated, the thing is nearly impossible to defeat; in fact, the Adventurers had to flee rather than continue the fight. If the adamantite golem has any weaknesses, they lie in the fact that the construct is extremely slow and ponderous (it weighs in at an even 10,000 lbs.) Whatever methods are used to create such a golem are long-lost to man and elf, and such information would be prized indeed.