Caryatid column

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Caryatid column
Characteristics
Type Construct
Publication history
Source books Fiend Folio
First appearance 1981

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the caryatid column is a type of construct. The creature's name comes from a type of statue called a caryatid.

Description[edit]

A caryatid column is very similar to a golem. As with golems, the caryatid column is an artificial construct animated by magic. A caryatid column appears as a column with fine carving suggesting the shape of a woman holding a sword. When activated, (typically by an event trigger), they transform into "young maidens" and do battle, returning to their original position and state once the threat has been dispatched.

Publication history[edit]

The caryatid column has appeared in the following publications:

References[edit]

  1. Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. Mobley, Blake, and Timothy B Brown. Greyhawk Ruins (TSR, 1990)
  3. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  4. Cagle, Eric, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matt Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt. Fiend Folio (Wizards of the Coast, 2003)
  5. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 33-34. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.