Under the cover of shadows cast by the moonlight, the stone golems at last rushed out into the city above. The flustered magicians and mercenary soldiers didn't stand a chance against their numbers. Those who resisted anyway were confronted by an even greater presence: one of the stone golems had gathered dirt and boulders and grown unbelievable huge. It mercilessly trampled the soldiers that had fallen.
A golem is an artifical human figure in Jewish folklore, created from inanimate materials and given life by the enchanted word Emet ("truth" in Hebrew) written on its forehead. Golems are commonly made from mud or clay, but fantasy writers have expanded this to include many other materials such as metal, wood and stone. The word comes from the Hebrew word gelem which means "raw material".