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A Somaturge, also referred to as a golemetrist, is a thaumaturge who specializes in the creation and use of golems. In New Crobuzon, somaturges have become commonplace as golems replace constructs in the wake of the Construct War.

Information[]

Somaturges are able to create golems from variety of matter and elements. This process is assisted by various tools, including golem-mirrors used to create and direct light golems. Classes on somaturgy are offered, alongside other thaumaturgical subjects, at New Crobuzon University.

Known somaturges[]

Species[]

  • Stiltspear - A species of tribal hunters who live in the swamps and bayous of eastern Rohagi. They are natural somaturges who use golems in hunting and play.

Individuals[]

  • Judah Low - A former railway worker who learned somaturgy from a stiltspear tribe in south-eastern Rohagi.
  • Pennyhaugh - A student at New Crobuzon University, and the initial business partner of Low when he begins to expand the sport of golem wrestling in New Crobuzon.
  • Lothaniel Durayne - A professor of somaturgy at New Crobuzon University, and one of the early participants in Low's golem wrestling competitions.
  • Dandler - An alleged militia scientist and a fellow golem wrestler, alongside Judah Low, Pennyhaugh, and Lothaniel Durayne.

Notes[]

  • Somaturge is a combination of the word soma, meaning "body", and the suffix -turge, which itself derives from the Greek suffix -ergos, meaning "working"
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