Ok. So you annimated your undead. You constructed your golem. Now what?
The various sources state you can command them to do "stuff." What language do you have to use? Can you use sign language? Can you use ancient Osirion even if the guy you just animated was a Tengu who only spoke "bird"?
And then, of course, can you command them to deliver messages to people, even though they have no language? (The only mindless creature in the first three beastiary books that even has a language entry is a flesh golem, and it states: none)
if you command a creature with no language to use a command word item, can they repeat the command word? Skeletons can get up and walk around without muscle, but not repeat a message? Remember, they don't have a 0 int. They have NO int. Two drastically different things. In fact NO int behaves statistically like an int of 10 (insofar as it gives a +0 bonus, not a -5)
you can command them to enter deadly combat and fight effectively, but they can't repeat a command word? Is that right? Or are they your puppet? And you can make them dance and sing for your amusement?(granted, very poorly)
my only hint is with clockworks that are mindless, but still talk in some modules... But the one I'm recalling (RotRL) was semi- sentient... Anyone know of other examples of clockwork that talk? A solid example of a mindless talker would be what I'm looking for.
I really want more information from Geb!!!