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Crafting a (minor, but still!) mostly servile God


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Start with a golem.
Make it inteligent
Grant it a 7th level spell at will, Limited Wish.

Purpose? Build a island paradise, and serve master by maintaining this paradise. Yes being an inteligent item i guess means someone else can possess it, but oh well. That almost makes it even cooler serving the "crown" rather than a particular master.

Starting with simple enough things like a few pyramids (casting wall of stone about 1.000.000 times), walls, roads, streetlights.. followed up by wall of stone & disintergrate canals.
Gardens, with inteligent life (awaken). Endless Glory!

Summoning monsters -> VI as needed.

Oh and wall of iron, fabricate. Not just for endless piles of masterwork armor, but also chains and bars.

Shouldnt be much it cannot do. As far as building a paradise goes.

I guess it will soon begin taking levels as an expert specialised in stuff like architecture, waterworks etc etc etc.

Cost?
10.500 (flesh golem?)+105.250 (maxed intel, wis, cha, full senses and limited wish at will) = 115.750 gp and some feats to manufacture.


I might steal a version of this.

Grand Lodge

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ikki3520 wrote:

Start with a golem.

{Make it inteligent
Grant it a 7th level spell at will, Limited Wish.

This is where your project runs into a wall in any table I GM.

Andoran

If you grant an intelligent item the ability to cast a spell at will, and that spell has expensive material components, is there a rule anywhere that says the material component cost doesn't need to be paid?

Because, if not, your 1,000,000 castings of wall of stone through limited wish would cost 15,000,000,000 gold pieces. That's an expensive pyramid...

Andoran

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Heymitch wrote:

If you grant an intelligent item the ability to cast a spell at will, and that spell has expensive material components, is there a rule anywhere that says the material component cost doesn't need to be paid?

Because, if not, your 1,000,000 castings of wall of stone through limited wish would cost 15,000,000,000 gold pieces. That's an expensive pyramid...

Standard item creation rule is that you add the material component cost to the item cost for each 'charge'... and 'at will' items are treated as having 100 charges. So it would only be an additional 1500 * 100 = 150,000 gold.

Of course... limited wish itself has an additional cost when replicating the effect of a spell with an expensive material component. Since there is no way to determine what those costs might be in advance I'd probably preclude limited wish from being made into an at will item.


What would a workforce of 10 000 commoners working for 100 years cost, just as a comparison? You'd probably need 1 skilled "foreman" per for every nine unskilled laborers. So that's 12 silvers per 10, or 1200gp per day. That's 438 million gp for the century, and they aren't even fed, sheltered or given tools. Add to that the logistical nightmares and the difficulty of actually getting all those bodies in one place and that golem could be worth just about any price, really.


VRMH wrote:
What would a workforce of 10 000 commoners working for 100 years cost, just as a comparison? You'd probably need 1 skilled "foreman" per for every nine unskilled laborers. So that's 12 silvers per 10, or 1200gp per day. That's 438 million gp for the century, and they aren't even fed, sheltered or given tools. Add to that the logistical nightmares and the difficulty of actually getting all those bodies in one place and that golem could be worth just about any price, really.

Plus it could accomplish that 100 years of work a lot faster and neater. It could continue to work for 1000 years or more.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

You could just pay the 150000 gp for the spell-in-a-can (limited wish).

Edit: Wait, it cost's more than that, doesn't it? That's just material components.

I'm getting 332000 gp as total value.


the David wrote:

You could just pay the 150000 gp for the spell-in-a-can (limited wish).

Edit: Wait, it cost's more than that, doesn't it? That's just material components

It's a long term investment. :-)


At a estimated weight of

6.000.000 tons of pyramid.
And a single year contains 5.256.000 rounds
And a single wall of stone (lvl 20, 2500 sq feet and 5" thickness. Estmated the 5' to be 1,5m sorry about inaccuracies there) weighing in at 15.200kg each

That means the casting takes about 27 days, 9 hours for a single great pyramid of gaza. (mostly solid, i guess mine will be way more hollow... and thus bigger)

Andoran

Or, you could do it the old-fashioned way...

Play a Bard (or other Charisma-based character), with maxed out Perform (String Instruments) and seven Lyres of Building. Every day, play one of them for 8 hours straight. It'll be like having 4,800 workers building your dream home year round. Take Craft (Stonemasonry) and Knowledge (Engineering), just to make sure you get it right.

Seven Lyres of Building runs 91,000gp (45,750gp if you craft them yourself)...and I shall call this Lyre, "Tuesday"!!!

Or, just take Craft (Christmas Decorations), and show those losers on your block hows it's done...


yup 4800 workers can do a bunch, especially if given a whole virtual year :p

I guess such a house will quickly look like the winchester house (look it up) lol

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