Linen Golem (Montporte Dungeon Campaign Critter)

Armor Class: 9 [10]
Hit Dice: 2
Attacks: Sleeve slap (1d3) x 2
Saving Throw: 16
Special: Cleric spells; Blunt weapon resistance; Immunity to magic
Move: 8
Challenge Level/XP: 3/60

A linen golem is typically created by a powerful cleric to a guard key area in a temple or shrine. A linen golem is an animated vestment and is capable of following the simple commands of its creator.

COMBAT: The linen golem is not an especially dangerous foe to a well-armed prepared opponent, but it is capable of driving off the weak or casual individual who has intruded into sacred space. The linen golem attacks by slapping its opponents with its sleeves, possessing two attacks per round that each do 1d3 points of damage on a successful strike.

CLERIC SPELLS: A linen golem can cast one first or second level cleric spell per day. Each linen golem is given one such spell at its creation and it can be cast once per day when certain conditions are met or the linen golem is attacked.

BLUNT WEAPONS: Blunt and non-edged weapons do half damage against the linen golem.

IMMUNITY TO MAGIC: Like other golems, a linen golem is immune to magic. The linen golem will take normal damage to magical and non-magical fire-based attacks.

Note: The linen golem appeared in The Manor #4. Special thanks to Tim (Gothridge Manor) for giving me the thumbs up to share it on my blog (I did create it but he was gracious enough to include it in his zine).


  1. Is it pointless to have the linen golem grapple you? I know a few ways I'd do it in GURPS, especially with the (cough cough) Technical Grappling expansion. But it seems like rather than slapfighting, it could wrap itself around its foes. Impeding weapon use and movement, even choke holds.

    1. There are lots of cool things in GURPS that would create some tactical challenges that would fit in with the linen golem. I like the idea of using the expanded grappling rules with this.

    2. My comment was poorly worded. Are there grappling rules in S&W that would make sense to use with this? Looking at my copy of S&W Complete, it looks like this thing could grapple and pose a serious threat to a first level character. I'd even waive the "stunned" thing for the shirt. How does one stun a blouse? Bad fashion sense?