The Gohlem are elemental protoforms of Monkaa. Every citizen, soldier, warrior, forgemage, seer, every Weaponeer begins its life path as a Gohlem.
Once their journey begins and their will starts to form each individual has a choice. Will they follow the path of The Gearo or The Vilhain.
Since the day the Lord of Light fell, no children had been born on Monkaa. Tales of strange pulsing stones and odd primitive beings born of the very elements of Monkaa abounded. These beings, called Gohlem were neither light nor shadow, good or evil, but grew and changed in a myriad of different ways. Some were drawn to Penumbrus and his power, but others wandered Monkaa choosing their own paths.
Many found their way to Empyreus. Stronger and harder after years in exile, but still generous and kind, Empyreus forged a brotherhood out of these new Gohlem. First among equals, he named his new clan The Gearo. Empyreus learned that the Gohlem had an elemental link to the very fabric of the world of Monkaa and could create tools and weapons of great power. The Gearo worked and trained and forged and when they were ready they marched against Penumbrus and his Shade Demon hordes. Many battles were fought, many lives lost and much destruction wrought. The former peoples of the Kingdom of Light and the Empire of Shadow gradually died out, all but replaced by the Gohlem.
Blood Walker Gohlem
The Blood Walker Gohlems, also known as Bloodlust Warriors, are corrupted Gohlems who have been infected by the Bloodlust and now serve the Vilhain forces. Only a Glowstone Gohlem has been been able to cure this disease.
The Crystal Gohlem are carved from the ancient quartz mines of Monkaa. Crystal Gohlem usually find the path of the seer, although many have been drawn to learn from Palidar and bolster the ranks of the Gearo Forces.
The Elite Gohlem the Gearo Army's last line of defense.
The Glowstone Gohlem carry the power of the Lifespring and the ability to forge battle ready weapons out of their limbs. A Glowstone Gohlem's twin energy cannons of pure glowing light have managed to convert a Blood Walker into another Glowstone Gohlem.
The Golden Gohlem formed from the heartstones at the feet of the arisen Gearion from his grave at the foot of the Great Spire. They formed The Golden Army to retake Monkaa and build it anew in the wake of the war between Empyreus and Umbreus.
Lava Strike Force Gohlem
The Lava Strike Force Gohlem formed out of the Magma Gohlem survivors from The Pit who endured to become an impressive and deadly faction all of their own.
The Magma Gohlem begin in the depths of the volcanic fire pits of Monkaa. As their life paths unfold most Magma Gohlem choose the path of forgesmith or warrior. Unfortunately many that walk the path of the warrior side with The Vilhain.
The Obsidian Gohlem were related to Magma Gohlem, but unlike their molten cousins, they were neither born fighters nor shape shifters. Their bodies were formed of hardened volcanic glass. They were extremely strong and excelled at digging and excavation so most were set to work below Castle Umbreus. Their job was to mine for precious raw material and expand the network of caves below the castle. The warrior castes of the Vilhain looked down on the Obsidians and saw them as mere laborers, useful only for their strength.
The Ruby Gohlem have been spotted amongst the numbers of forces serving the Vilhain army. Castle Umbreus and the bowels of the great mountain it is carved into the side of held over thirty thousand Vilhain soldiers.
The Steel Gohlem side with the Gearo forces and have been seen training under the watchful eye of Palidar. They are considered disciplined Gearo warriors and work well in conjunction with the Crystal Gohlem.
The Umbrean Gohlem make up a large bulk of the Vilhain forces. They can be identified by their dark blue tone and can be found below Castle Umbreus. Castle Umbreus and the bowels of the great mountain it is carved into the side of held over thirty thousand Vilhain soldiers.
The Venom Gohlem make up a large bulk of the Vilhain forces. They can be identified by their bright green tone and can be found below Castle Umbreus. Castle Umbreus and the bowels of the great mountain it is carved into the side of held over thirty thousand Vilhain soldiers. Venom Gohlem strike and retreat in impossible to predict patterns with their poison strikes.
The Veridiohm took the form of a Gohlem before Empyreus to give him a more familiar sight from his previous life on Monkaa. They have no form. They are thought. They are energy. They are idea. They are above petty motivations. They serve balance, peace, stasis. If you cannot give reason, you will be destroyed before them.
The W.O.M.O.M.F.G. Gohlem are a collaboration with October Toys to create Weaponeers of Monkaa Outlandish Mini Figure Gohlems. They come in the same fleshy toned plastic as the regular Outlandish Mini Figure Guys.