Golems are constructs that serve the magic user who created them.

They were first seen employed to protect Flora's Mansion of the Spirit Tree.

Types[edit | edit source]

Flora[edit | edit source]

Flora's golems are creatures composed of water and earth that are created to protect the Mansion of the Spirit Tree. Their bodies are each powered by a smaller entity located in the chest that acts as a brain/heart. As long as this entity is in place, a golem will simply reform itself after it is struck, rendering it seemingly indestructible. Though not threatening, they were difficult to stop.

Elfhelm[edit | edit source]

Long ago, "veykins" (legendary seafaring warriors) came to Elfhelm. Its denizens took their weapons and magicked them into golems. They are straw dolls which weapons were enchanted so as not to wound or kill any opponent. Once defeated, these golems re-attach their missing parts by themselves.[1]

Story[edit | edit source]

The golems guarding Flora's house were intent on forcing Guts and his company out, and were not very fast, tough, or skilled in combat, but one or two had the size and strength to be a threat, while the others were threatening in numbers. As they simply reformed when destroyed, it seemed that they were impossible to stop, until Farnese discovered that they have a weak point in the form of a sigil on their bodies, which will render this ability nullified if it is broken.

The golems set on the party on Skellig were much more hostile, as Morda and her coven had every intent to kill Guts and his crew. Schierke present, she undid the witches' magic and thus rendered the golems harmless, but Morda retaliated by summoning a much larger "wicker man" golem, a metal mesh construct filled with the spirits of humans who had been set aflame whilst alive.

The golems also make an appearance during Schierke and Farnese's experience through Casca's Corridor of Dreams as a summon, helping the duo in tasks such as protection.

After Casca's sanity is restored, she is presented with straw dolls (once known as "veykins") to spar with, as they're enchanted with an incantation that won't allow them to wound or kill any opponent. Once defeated, these golems re-attach their missing parts by themselves and attend Casca's sparring with Isidro, who takes some time to fight against one of them later on.[1]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Golems come from Jewish legends. It was believed that experienced rabbis could animate a body made with clay or other material by using magical words on it and making it obey every order of its creator.
  1. ^ a b Berserk, Volume TBA, "Barrier"
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