From "The Ancient Mage Wars" by an unknown Iradechian historian.
"Biggest bloody pile of rubble I ever had to put down. Would make a lovely feature in some bloody Aelwyn garden though. Probably."
Brundor Trullslayer, Vengeful Cleaving Axe of Thorduin.
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I'm pretty sure Elemental Monoliths first appeared in 2nd Edition AD&D's beautiful Al'Quadim setting, as a result of the Unleash Monolith spell (It exists in my 5e games, though as a ritual that requires the lending of 9th level spell slots, potent elemental magics and a bum load of residuum), and whilst bored, I decided to stat up the mostly commonly seen (in my experience) one of the four - the Earth Monolith.
This thing is basically a living hillside, that wants to smash you and everything else to smithereens...and is entirely capable of doing so. If your GM uses one, you have probably really upset them...or made them very happy (if it's under your control).
|It was at this moment that Ser Belvegrath wished he'd taken up bloody carpentry like his father. Ah well *splat*|