Clay golem

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Broken clay golem
Broken clay golem.png
Released11 April 2005 (Update)
QuestThe Golem
ExamineAn animated clay statue with a lot of clay missing.
Advanced data
NPC ID5134
Clay golem chathead.png

The clay golem is a golem found in the remains of the ruined city of Uzer, and is the last surviving life-form there. It starts The Golem quest, and also has an important role in the Shadow of the Storm, in which it helps the player by replacing one of the cultists who was killed with the re-summoning of Agrith-Naar, allowing the player to kill the demon.

History[edit | edit source]

The golem is one of the last survivors of its race (though there are a few other golems found in the Water Ravine Dungeon), as they were wiped out in the God Wars by Thammaron, a commander of Zamorak, and his armies. This clay golem was part of an army of clay golems that were created to fight Thammaron, who later died of his injuries in the Infernal Dimensions after being mortally wounded, though all the other golems, Uzer itself, and the human inhabitants of the city were killed in the battle.

Today[edit | edit source]

Remarkably, the Golem survived the battle and remained in the city of Uzer for thousands of years, until the ruined settlement was visited again in the Fifth Age. An adventurer discovered the golem, which was badly damaged from years of being exposed to the sun and sandstorms of the Kharidian Desert. After repairing the golem, which still believed it had a duty to kill Thammaron, writing a magical scroll, and placing it in the back of the golem's head, the adventurer made the golem understand that its mission had been completed. Despite the city's destruction, its task now completed, the golem holds little regret, as golems don't care much for aesthetics.

It soon saw action again when the adventurer lured Agrith-Naar out from his dimension; it worked with several Saradominists to summon back the demon to slay it for good.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It seems to follow Isaac Asimov's First Law of Robotics, meaning that it cannot harm a human or allow a human to come to harm. This is because in Jewish mythology, golems were constructs that were animated solely by magic for a specific purpose. This makes golems much like modern robots, albeit made of weaker materials (though metals were still used for golems), which seems to accurately describe the clay golem.
  • The clay golem's chathead (image) is considerably larger than it appears in the chatbox.