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Overview: Animators learn, through intense study and meditation, how to create living statues, automatons called murgolems that exist to do their creator's bidding. Animators apply their art to dead flesh, stone, and even iron.

Narrative: The Book of Staves, Chapter 12, verses 8 to 18:

" 8 And so, when the great Treason of the Elves had been broken and the Wild Beasts tamed, the All-Father turned His back on them, and wandered far into the wilds of the North. 9 At last He came to a gentle valley, wherein He found a river of pure, cold water. 10 The All-Father looked upon the valley, and found it good, and did sing a great song, as He had sung at the beginning of the World. 11 And as He sang, His strong hands dug into the clay of the river, and the All-Father piled a great heap of earth and stone in the center of the Valley. 12 Then the All-Father, Crafter and Creator, worked long and hard, fashioning His greatest children, as had been foretold. 13 And grim grew His song, and all the threads of the Great Tapestry groaned as the All-Father pulled the power of fire and earth, air, water and spirit into His creations. 14 The skies rumbled with thunder, and the earth shook, and the seas rose in all their fury, vying with the rocks for mastery of the World. 15 And thus the Giants quaked and wept with fear, and the Elves were afraid, and only the Centaurs of the Vast Plains rejoiced, for they knew that the birth of the All-Father's greatest children was at hand. 16 At last the work was finished, and the All-Father's crafting ended. 17 There before Him stood seven Men and six Women, perfect, fashioned of clay transformed to flesh and life by the power of His craft. 18 So was the All-Father's great design at last accomplished, for from these thirteen would spring all the Sons of Men, and all the World would be theirs."

Of all the Arcane arts, the most mysterious is Animation, or "the Crafting." Elvish masters frown upon this science, and group it with the so-called "Lesser Arts," though the Dwarves and the Sons of Men hold it as sacred. Through Animation a Channeler can impart motion, intent, and even thought into a statue carved of stone or clay, imitating in lesser fashion the means by which the All-Father fashioned His children at the beginning of the Age of Days. Mastery of this discipline allows a Channeler to create a murgolem, or Stone Familiar, a statue of stone and earth which acquires form, movement, and even some autonomy through the Art and Will of the shaper.

Well known to the sons of Man in ancient times, the great War of the Scourge destroyed the practice of Animation, along with so much of the grandeur of the Elder Days. The depredations of Chaos ensured that the Art of Crafting was lost to men for many centuries. Indeed, the secrets of Animation have only recently been rediscovered, and Human Animators have at only taken up their chisels again in the days since the Turning.

It was the Dwarves who kept the knowledge of Animation alive, and they have ever shown the great aptitude for it. Legends whisper that a lone Dwarf, Therron Bellowstone, crept to the edge of the Valley of Creation and watched the All-Father craft the first men. Therron alone had the courage and fortitude to endure the storms that heralded the creation of Time, and he took the knowledge of Animation back to his people. While little of his works remains in these dark days, Therron Bellowsstone is widely regarded as the greatest Crafter who has ever lived, and is revered in song and story as the companion to the legendary Dwarf hero and thane Arak Helmsplitter. His greatest creation is the Colossus, a massive giant made of Stone carved from the face of an ancient mountain, a murgolem that took 200 years for the master to complete. While the Colossus has not moved in a thousand years, it still stands guard over the lost Dwarven city of Grimbord to this day, a foreboding reminder of the powerful Arts wielded in the Age before our own.



Animators create living statues called golems to do their bidding.They apply their art to dead flesh, stone, and even iron.

Required Level: 20
Required Classes: Bard, Confessor, Fury, Prelate, Priest
Prohibited Races: Aracoix, Centaur, Half-Giant, Minotaur, Nephilim, Vampire

Level Power Description Skill Cost Target
20 Craft Golem Summon Pet None Mana None
20 Imbue Golem Pet Only Attack, Defense, and Health Buff None Mana Pet Only
20 Repair Golem Pet Only Heal None Mana Pet Only


Craft Golem - "Summon Pet"

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  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Animator (40)
  • Focus Skill: None
  • Flagged As: Spell (Cancels effects which are cancelled by Spellcasting).
  • Mana Cost: 86 to 126 (at power ranks 0 to 40)
  • Casting Time: 7 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 600.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: No
  • Power User Requirements: Player must not be moving when he activates this power.
  • Mode Required: Either Combat or Non-Combat Mode
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Spell cast cancelled if caster takes any damage at all while in spellcasting trance.
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • (Power Level0 to2) Summons Creature: Flesh Golem (Level16 )
  • (Power Level3 to4) Summons Creature: Flesh Golem (Level17 )
  • (Power Level5 to6) Summons Creature: Flesh Golem (Level18 )
  • (Power Level7 to8) Summons Creature: Flesh Golem (Level19 )
  • (Power Level9 to10) Summons Creature: Flesh Golem (Level20 )
  • (Power Level11 to12) Summons Creature: Flesh Golem (Level21 )
  • (Power Level13 to14) Summons Creature: Flesh Golem (Level22 )
  • (Power Level15 to16) Summons Creature: Stone Golem (Level23 )
  • (Power Level17 to18) Summons Creature: Stone Golem (Level24 )
  • (Power Level19 to 20) Summons Creature: Stone Golem (Level25 )
  • (Power Level21 to22) Summons Creature: Stone Golem (Level26 )
  • (Power Level23 to24) Summons Creature: Stone Golem (Level27 )
  • (Power Level25 to26) Summons Creature: Stone Golem (Level28 )
  • (Power Level27 to28) Summons Creature: Stone Golem (Level29 )
  • (Power Level29 to30) Summons Creature: Iron Golem (Level30 )
  • (Power Level31 to32) Summons Creature: Iron Golem (Level31 )
  • (Power Level33 to34) Summons Creature: Iron Golem (Level32 )
  • (Power Level35 to36) Summons Creature: Iron Golem (Level33 )
  • (Power Level37 to38) Summons Creature: Iron Golem (Level34 )
  • (Power Level39 to 40) Summons Creature: Iron Golem (Level35 )


Repair Golem - "Pet Only Heal"

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  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Animator (20)
  • Focus Skill: None
  • Flagged As: Spell (Cancels effects which are cancelled by Spellcasting).
  • Mana Cost: 18 to 23.2 (at power ranks 0 to 20)
  • Casting Time: 3.5 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 0.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Player must not be moving when he activates this power.
  • Mode Required: Either Combat or Non-Combat Mode
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Your Pets (100 Units)
  • Healing
    • Health Replenishment:25- 60 to32- 77 points (from power rank 0 to 20) points of Health


Imbue Golem - "Pet Only Attack, Defense, and Health Buff"

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  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Animator (20)
  • Focus Skill: None
  • Flagged As: Spell (Cancels effects which are cancelled by Spellcasting).
  • Mana Cost: 36
  • Casting Time: 5 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 0.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Player must not be moving when he activates this power.
  • Mode Required: Either Combat or Non-Combat Mode
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Your Pets (100 Units)
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: 10:00 to110:00 minutes (at power ranks0 to 20)
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: PetBuff
      • Stack Rank: 0
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power is greater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Attack Bonus: + 100 to 200 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Defense Bonus: + 50 to 150 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Max Health: + 25 to 63 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Dispel Tags: PetBuff


Races Available: Professions Available:
Aelfborn
Dwarves
Elves
Humans
Irekei
Shades
Bard
Confessor
Fury
Prelate
Priest