Long ago, the Elder Kings together with the Wizard Council made sentinels for the land which could be brought to life in a time of serious danger. They shaped clay and stone into hulking giants that could kill a man with a single blow of their fist and gave their creations life using ancient and now forgotten magics. The enchanted runes necessary to resurrect these massive constructs was handed drown from generation to generation. As the Uthuk Y'llan moved south and began the Runewars, Sir Patric Murtagh awoke the Rune Golems at Nordguard Castle. Once the war had spread across all of Terrinoth, every barony had awakened it's Rune Golems for war.