As Kaiser so cleverly deduced, the rock was infact not a rock or a boulder. The fact it was twenty feet tall and looked roughly humanoid may have also been a dead giveaway. The statue in question was infact Golem, an enigmatic entity that randomly appeared for no apparent reason. He had actually appeared shortly after Kaiser started lighting things up, but not through any will of his own. He simply appeared.
It was only when Kaiser drew closer that there was a soft ping sound, followed by his eyes lighting up. His first thought was why was everything around him on fire? With a mechanical groan, the seams of his body lit up and released a cascading light that washed over the forest. The light itself was harmless, though it seemed evident any damage caused a moment ago was repaired once the light washed over it.
Golem had not yet noticed Kaiser, seemingly lethargic simply from that bit of exertion on his part. So he sat, and sighed deeply as the chains constricting his body pulsated red.
Golem sat and... sort of did nothing. You really had to look to even realize that he was infact still functioning by his eyes flickering ever so slightly. It was almost like he wasn't ALL there right now. THEN there was another flash of fire, which took Golem a moment or two before he noticed that there was another uncomfortable source of heat. AND then he heard the sound, a voice specifically.
His head tilted slowly, shaking loose sand and pebbles until he could see Kaiser out of the corner of one of his eyes. Break his chains? Could he? Golem had tried many times in the past but could not. The idea seemed... amusing when you factor in Golem's size and all. He never considered the possibility that someone else could break them. Too bad he didn't have the energy to respond. His chains continued to pulse red for a moment before returning to a light blue.
"You may try," Golem replied slowly, mustering enough energy to speak. But did Kaiser really want to break those chains? There was probably a very good reason why those existed in the first place.
Golem sat... and continued to do nothing. Though the chains did seem to react as if they heard Kaiser, and seemingly tried to double up the restraints on Golem. Or maybe the chains were actually trying to protect him from harm, as lava was still something quite dangerous even for someone like Golem. Whatever the reason, the chains were already in a state of disrepair and couldn't withstand all of that punishment. Golem however didn't react, even when struck. He couldn't, for he had something else taking up his processing power.
His eyes went out completely as the chains fell apart link by link around him. There was an eerie silence, like the calm before a storm as noting seemed to be happening at first. But then the normally light blue light glowing from his crest went out, and then came back on after a moment with a red light instead. This was followed by a warm light that was slowly seeping out through the thin cracks and seams between Golem's stone body.
He rose to his feet, the red paint of his red mask-like face receding into the stone before a single large, red eye opened. It was not unlike that of the legendary Devils in appearance. Golem's posture changed, no longer slouched over as he threw his head back and let off a bellowing roar that made the trees around them shake for a moment. This power... this... freedom. It was all overwhelming as various images, data and forgotten memories surged through his mind all at once. He cast his red eye onto Kaiser who looked insignificant compared to him. "Everything... will burn," "Golem" announced, turning to Kaiser while pulling one of his fists back.
His fist gave off a brilliant, white hot glow as he swung it straight down for Kaiser. As soon as his fist drove through the ground, the entire ground within fifty feet of Golem just suddenly- phased out. There was a brief static noise and flicker, and a quick eye would see that the ground turned a photo-negative color before it was just completely nulled along with any trees attached to it. The force of that punch was also enough to release a gust of wind that shook the trees which "lucky" enough not to be caught in the killzone.
Golem remained there for a moment or two, either basking in his handiwork or simply unable to move right away due to not being used to his full power.
To an outside observer, one might think that Golem knew Kaiser was beneath his fist the whole time. But that still doesn't mean he was able to move after that. Kaiser's explosive counter attack shattering his entire arm, actually made the stone titan stagger back some. But if he had any other reaction, it didn't show in his body language. With a deep sigh, steam rose from the cracks of his body as if venting.
His single eye fixing itself blankly at Kaiser as if he were some oddity. It was at this point that something appeared to be seeping out of the socket where Golem's arm had been. It looked like sand, but grey. But sand did not float or give off a sense of foreboding. Golem had one more secret it seemed.
Getting the writhing substance under control, Golem molded it into the shape of a new arm. Flexing the "muscles" of it, the sand immediately hardened into a permanent fixture. "You wanted a battle..." Golem stated, seemingly back to his senses. "What you will get is deletion," Golem continued in a way that implied Kaiser was worse off with him back to his senses.
His eye gave off a malicious glow, which was then followed by a blistering hot beam of pure power. Based on where it was aimed, it would carve a literal path through the side of the crater as Golem's gaze shifted upward, moving the beam with it for a couple of seconds before finally waning.
Golem was still getting used to the fact he was unbound, so it wasn't too surprising to find that he was blinking a few times after firing that last attack. Everything was kind of blurry for a moment or two until he saw Kaiser's counter attack coming at him finally. And like the crater, it went right through him. He didn't even bother dodging it. Why? Well his arm regenerated right? The same mysterious substance erupted, almost as if it was trying to escape before Golem forced it to heel and patch up his injuries.
There seemed to be another reason behind this. He wanted Kaiser to hit him, to continue breaking his body apart so he could continue regenerating it with this newer, most likely harder material. "You went through the trouble of releasing me- yet you resort to using childish pranks against me," Golem said in a way that was meant to mock Kaiser, but his voice was just too monotone to make that perfectly clear.
Golem shrugged slightly and reached his transformed arm toward the opposite side of the crater, stretching his arm toward it like elastic until his hand melded into the wall. With a groan and some effort, cracks formed along the wall until it finally gave. Golem pulled an enormous chunk of the wall out and... simply tried to crush Kaiser into the wall behind him with a wide sweep with it.
And just like before, Golem's body seemed to be locked in place after attacking. Well- not completely true. His eye seemed to be locked onto Kaiser no matter where he moved. Golem just waited. Yes, he CHOSE to wait this time. With the chains broken and his memory restored, he knew where his power came from. The fiery destruction from before, the constant destruction of the forest around them, and even Kaiser's attacks on him were all being stored.
Which given how Kaiser was trying to blow him up, that energy may not be contained much longer. With the crushing wall still in his hand, Golem finally moved and feigned attacking Kaiser by trying to flatten him with an overhead swing of the wall in his hand...