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    Default Wheel-Forged

    Inspired by Eberron’s Warforged a bit, Monster Burning, Mouseguard’s chargen and toss it into a pot of MoBu City and we’ve got Wheel-forged:

    People have been creating constructs in their own image for centuries, just ask the Golem. It wasn't until recently, with MoBu City bringing together human sorcery, elven spell-songs, dwarven craftsmanship, orc blood magic, roden bomb-making, wolf spirit magic and great spider weaving in the midst of one urban sprawl that the Wheel-forged could be born.

    Someone stamped a five-spoked wheel on the first Wheel-forged and from that connection to the Burning Wheel's eternal fire, it gained beliefs, instincts and life and transcended its inanimate components.

    There are only four artisans who can create Wheel-forged, though it is said that Wyrd Weavers from the Spider stock and orcish Gate Forgers are close to putting their own spin on this newfound art.


    For those burning up a Wheel-forged character, you will answer the following questions and then look to the answer below that will tell you the stats, skills and trait, imbuing it with life.


    Who made you?

    What was your maker’s purpose in crafting you?

    What is your citizenship status within MoBu City?

    What fascinates you about life that is outside of your maker’s purpose?

    Maker: ___________________

    Purpose: ___________________ Specialty: ___________________

    Citizenship: ___________________

    Fascination: ___________________


    All Wheel-forged have the following Common Traits:

    Cogs-blood

    Coal Eater




    Cogs-blood

    Unlike creatures of flesh and blood, Wheel-forged do not heal with time. When they are hurt, they have to be healed via Enchanting, appropriate Elven craft-skills or appropriate Dwarven artifice skills. Mending is the equivalent of Field Dressing.

    The Health obstacle for healing a Wheel-forged is the obstacle of the wound. If the obstacle is not met the character can take an appropriate trait to show its damage or can have an appropriate spell cast from a stock decided by the GM in order to complete the healing. Because the Wheel-forged were made through a blending of every stock’s magic and technology, the healing could take the character towards stocks unknown to them or their Maker in order to find fixing

    Example: My Wheel-forged takes a midi during a burglary. He promises to spy on his master for his Maker in return for fixing. The Maker fails her healing roll, so the GM states that I need to have Wyrd Shield cast in order to fix the knife wounds in my character’s frame. The Maker proclaims, “Only a web wyrding could fix this mess you’ve made of my fine creation… Begone!”

    Once my master’s family is asleep, I venture into the upper-reaches of the tower district, where the Orb Weavers live, hoping to cut a deal.

    Coal Eater
    The Wheel-forged needs coal as a person needs food. When they don’t get the proper amount of coal, as in a Resource lifestyle test, they take Health damage just as a human would.

    Who was your maker?

    • Elven Artisan:

    Leathery Skin (Mobu 331): No, you don’t really have leathery skin but that’s what the armor stands in as.

    Has an Elven Cloak sewed on to frame (ChaBu 113)

    • Dwarven Master of Forges

    Hammer Hands (Mobu, 327)

    Brute (Mobu, 320):

    • Human Court Enchanter

    Family Heirloom (ChaBu, 276) – an item of great power was built into you
    Dreamer (ChaBu, 274)

    • Demented Inventor

    Hands of Iron (ChaBu, 27

    Second Sight (ChaBu, 285)




    What was your maker’s purpose in crafting you?


    War: Some generals use these models as the first into the worst situations; others are used as personal body-guards for important figures on the battlefield. Few know what to do when they return home and have a trained and honed war machine with no blood left to spill.

    Wi: B3, Pe: B3, Po: B4, Fo: B4, Ag: B4, Sp: B5, Speed Mult.: x4.5


    Skills (one skill at 3, three at 2, two at 1)
    Axe
    Bow
    Brawling
    Conspicuous
    Field Dressing
    Hammer
    Intimidation
    Knives
    Lance
    Mace
    Polearm
    Spear
    Staff
    Sword
    Throwing
    Soldier-wise
    Armor-wise

    Traits (Choose 3)
    Aches and Pains
    Batshit
    Boaster
    Brave
    Brutal
    Callous
    Confident
    Devout
    Disciplined
    Curses like a Sailor
    Honored
    Idealistic
    Mercenary
    Murderous
    No Nonsense
    Predatory
    Ornery
    Regal Bearing
    Restless
    Seen It All
    Unbeliever
    Xenophobic



    Domestic Service

    Wi: B2, Pe: G4, Po: B2, Fo: B2, Ag: B4, Sp: B3, Speed Mult.: x4.5

    Were you used to be seen and not heard or entertain the guests?

    Seen, not heard: These models are often kept under the stairs, only allowed out when everyone else is asleep. These Wheel-forged often believe the world to be quiet and lonely.

    Skills (one skill at 3, three at 2, two at 1)
    Inconspicuous
    Cooking
    Etiquette
    Soothing Platitudes
    Mending
    Bureaucracy
    Appraisal

    Traits (choose 3)
    Insightful
    Stern Demeanor
    Abused
    Dour
    Curious
    Aloof
    Grumbling
    Humble Before My Master
    Inscrutable
    Night Owl
    Obedient
    Remote
    Romantic
    Sleep
    Stinky
    Stutter
    Trusting


    Entertain the guests: These models are often turned on only for parties and social gatherings. They are often quite idiosyncratic and gain odd little quirks from the people they meet and entertain.

    Skills (one skill at 3, three at 2, two at 1)
    Singing
    Dance
    Orate
    Etiquette
    Musical Instrument
    Poetry
    Games of Chance
    Observation
    Theatrics
    Philosophy

    Traits (choose 3)
    Urbane
    Adorable
    Aggressive
    Agreeable
    Ambitious
    Arrogant
    Callous
    Confident
    Cruel
    Domineering
    Flamboyant
    Flatterer
    Insightful
    Jealous
    Maudlin
    Misanthropic
    Passionate
    Solipsistic
    Temperamental



    Heavy Labor: These models are set to hard labor and have the highest rate of damage, destruction and running away from their lot in life. Some are set to brawling, fighting other models from other work camps or tough fleshy stock who want to try their strength against a Wheel-forged brute.

    Wi: B2, Pe: B2, Po: B6, Fo: B6, Ag: B4, Sp: B3 Speed Mult.: x4.5

    What do you haul? Choose one: Stone-wise, Lumber-wise, Corpse-wise

    Skills (4 skills at 2)
    Hauling
    Rider Training
    Foraging
    Inconspicuous
    Horse-wise
    Mending
    Ditch Digging
    Brawling
    Traits (choose 2 with two more trait points to spend for any trait)
    Abused
    Bitter
    Brave
    Callous
    Grim
    Humility
    Patient
    Overworked
    Proud
    Scarred
    Veneer of Obedience
    Vitriolic


    Arcane Service: These models were made to serve wizards and are the most skilled and often were treated either as trusted confidants or brutalized as tools to be used up.
    There is only one model of Arcane Service.

    Wi: B4, Pe: B3, Po: B3, Fo: B3, Ag: B3, Sp: B3

    Skills (one skill at 3, three at 2, two at 1)
    Astrology
    Ancient History
    Calligraphy
    Demonology
    History
    Illuminations
    Inconspicuous
    Philosophy
    Persuasion
    Reading
    Research
    Rhetoric
    Write
    Library-wise
    Sorcerer-wise

    Traits (choose 3)
    Ambitious
    Arrogant
    Callous
    Confident
    Corrupt
    Curious
    Determined
    Diligent
    Haunted
    Humble Before my Master
    Ink-stained Hands
    Skeptical
    Strange
    Superstitious
    Timid
    Worldly

    Your citizen status is that of a:

    Slave

    0 Resources

    20 resource points to buy gear relating to your design specifications.

    Relationships:
    Owner (Hateful, Significant or important role)
    Abolitionist Contact (Significant or important role, Forbidden)
    Fellow Construct, same Maker, different series (Minor role, Family)

    Affiliations:
    1D, constructs, slaves

    Reputation(take 2D in one rep and 1D in the others):

    What do people say of the constructs your Maker created? Write a reputation based on that.

    What do humans say about the brothers and sisters in your series? Are they known for rebelling, for being good workers, efficient killers, runaways? Write a reputation based on that.

    Indentured Servant

    1 Resources

    20 resource points to buy gear.

    Master (Hateful, Significant or important role)
    Fellow Construct, same Maker, different series (Minor role, Family)
    Lawyer in charge of indenturing contract (Minor role )

    Reputation: (take 2D in one rep and 1D in the others)
    What do people say of the constructs your Maker created? Write a reputation based on that.

    What do humans say about the brothers and sisters in your series? Are they known for rebelling, for being good workers, efficient killers, runaways? Write a reputation based on that.

    Bonded Servant

    2 Resources

    25 resources points to buy gear.

    Relationships:
    Maker (Family)
    Construct still a slaver or indentured (minor)

    Reputation: (take 2D in one rep and 1D in the others)
    What do people say of the constructs your Maker created? Write a reputation based on that.

    What do humans say about the brothers and sisters in your series? Are they known for rebelling, for being good workers, efficient killers, runaways? Write a reputation based on that.
    What do your neighbors think of you? Write a 1D reputation based on that.

    Fascination
    A part of flesh society not related to your design specifications fascinates you. Take 1 skill from the list below and open that skill with the appropriate stat. Write an instinct or belief about this fascination.

    Religion
    Burning Wheel-wise
    Cellar-wise
    Orc-wise
    Elf-wise
    Great Spider-wise
    Great Wolf-wise
    Troll-wise
    Dwarf-wise
    Roden-wise
    Demonology
    Reading
    Writing
    Gun-wise
    Lock Pick
    Stealth
    Cat-wise
    Streetwise
    Criminal-wise
    Wheel-forged Abolition-wise
    Law


    Thoughts, criticism appreciated. Thanks.
    Last edited by Judd; 05-05-2011 at 05:07 AM.
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    Judd, is the Bonded Servants starting Resources missing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brehaut View Post
    Judd, is the Bonded Servants starting Resources missing?
    Thanks, nice catch. If you see anything else please let me know.
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    Nice! I love the different purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luke View Post
    Nice! I love the different purposes.
    Thanks.

    If anyone cares to burn one up, I'd love to see what it looks like.

    For situation, imagine a MoBu City on the boundary between two duchies, one that keeps Wheel-forged as slaves and the other that sponors underground railroads to freedom (and by freedom, I mean indentured servitude). Noble classes are crumbling leaving a warrior class without a banner to serve. In the midst of this is Mobu City, where all of the stocks of the world live in a hectic urban sprawl.
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    Random thought: Seems to me that this would take you 90% of the way to Prometheon: The Created without the white-wolfy parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    For situation, imagine a MoBu City on the boundary between two duchies, one that keeps Wheel-forged as slaves and the other that sponors underground railroads to freedom (and by freedom, I mean indentured servitude). Noble classes are crumbling leaving a warrior class without a banner to serve. In the midst of this is Mobu City, where all of the stocks of the world live in a hectic urban sprawl.
    Sounds like a Burning of New Crobuzon

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