Adventures In Tyria
Golems are sentient constructs that were created by the asurans to serve and protect them when they themselves could not. Golems are made to be durable but are otherwise customized for the situation they are created for. Golems are not slaves and once they serve their purpose for their asuran creator they are allowed to go make their lives in the world.
Golems are treated as warforge or Shardmind for character creation purposes.