Unkillable, emotionless warriors from the dawn of time.
...It is said that that at the dawn of time, man, beast and all magical beings lived together under the eye of Arcadia, the Endless Glory. But man was created as flawed in a way that no other species was. Man had a whole in its heart that no possession, power, or knowledge could full. And in its infinite greed, man dreamed of expanding its dominion over the entire world. The blood of many an elf, ogre, and goblin was spilled in the war with man; and King Balor, the one armed King of the Drow watched the slaughter with growing despair. But one day, the master of the Dwarven blacksmiths offered to build the king a mechanical army, seventy times seventy soldiers, that would never know hunger, nor death. Prince Nuada begged his father to agree. "Build me this army," the king said. And so a magical crown was forged that would allow those who wore the crown to command the Golden Army, if unchallenged. "I am King Balor, leader of the Golden Army. Is there anyone who disputes my right?" And in his throne room, no-one challenged his word... - The Golden Army: Origins of the Warforged by Dela Torro
Warforged resemble a far bulkier and metal plated version of whichever species they are built off. Typically they will have only two arms, but some have been known to have alternative limb structures if built for specialised roles. When a Warforged is damaged in a way that would cause them to bleed, these true Warforged leak a cruel mixture of the oils that keep them alive and the blood from their original human bodies. The magic that animates them will then heal the wound without a scar, although some will have dents in their plating. A few particularly unlucky Warforged have had their plates removed from their bodies, or were only partially assembled before being released to the battle. When a plate is removed, the magic that heals them attempts to fabricate a new one, but is unable to do so without sufficient materials. As a result, it fuses a smaller piece of plating in place of the whole one it intended, creating a being that is fundamentally unpleasant to look at.
Genetics and Reproduction
The creation of a Warforged was a terrifying and dangerous process. A humanoid is taken, typically one that won't be missed by a family. Thus humanoid is then welded into the metal plates that armour them. Unfortunately this process causes the human inside great amounts of pain, and so the creator of a Warforged will then remove all human emotions from their new creation.
Growth Rate & Stages
A Warforged does not grow, or age or die. They remain unkillable and immortal except when placed inside an antimagic field, which renders them finally able to be destroyed.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Ancient Warforged have an underlying psychic connection to whoever wears the Tripartite Crown, and possess a standard awareness of what is around them.
The Ancient Warforged are sealed away in a vault deep beneath Mazenderan, protected by the Drow to prevent anyone from ever using them again. All 4900 of them still live, in a manner of speaking, although it is forbidden to ever produce more.
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