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Can you turn a fresh corpse into a flesh golem?

Discussion in 'Dungeons & Dragons + Other RPGs' started by Eyebreaker7, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Eyebreaker7

    Eyebreaker7 Someone clean my litter box ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    "A flesh golem is a ghoulish collection of stolen humanoid body parts, stitched together into a single composite form."
    Does this mean it has to be pieces parts? Can you use a freshly dead corpse instead of pieces? Why does it have to be pieces parts?


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    The pieces of a flesh golem must come from normal human corpses that have not decayed significantly. Assembly requires a minimum of six different bodies—one for each limb, the torso (including head), and the brain. In some cases, more bodies may be necessary. Special unguents and bindings worth 500 gp are also required. Note that creating a flesh golem requires casting a spell with the evil descriptor."
     
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    From reading the description on the SRD, a flesh golem weighs ~500 pounds and stands at 8 ft tall, so one can imagine more then one ccorpse is needed to obtain the nesseccary poundage of flesh, sinew and muscles to make up the entire body of the flesh golem.

    The PF version of the spell justifies this a bit more in-depth :

     
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    How is it required to be 8' tall? What do the parts come from? Even a half-orc isn't big enough. It says "humanoid" so I guess that means you have to kill a few ogres to get the right size?
     
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    Most described Golems are described as LARGE constructs. You do not simply cut up a body and stitch it together again to have a humansized Golem, but stitch or melt together parts of several bodies forming the Golem
    http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/golem.htm
     
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