"Tempered by the burning Forge, wrought by the hands of fate"
-Runeskevi Merkrell Spoken to the tribes of Decragma at the base of Mt Boom
The Nation of Forgewrat'th was formed in time immemorial, before the war between Magix & Mechanix, once no more than nomadic tribes quarrelling over the precious little water and food of the volcanic plains, these groups set aside differences and past trespasses and were united as one by the discovery of the forge, a discovery which sparked possibly the first industrial revolution. Since then there factories have produced some of the finest machinery in the dominion of mechanix.
It is said the great city of Dreadsmoke, built atop a volcano which powers its forges, could produce the tools and equipment of an entire army in a single day, and its ship yards produce the most majestic warships in the realm, the site of the fleet docked out of harbour on the lava lake of Decragma would bring an invading army to its knees, and if not the sight then the cannons certainly would.
In recent years however the fire that burnt brightly in the peoples spirit has turned to mere embers. A great defeat was taken at the court of Runescevi, as the magix turned the court and surrounding city into dust. hatred keeps there forges burning, and hatred will re-light there spirits.
Forgeborn: from a young age children of Decragma are taught the noble profession of blacksmithing, how the hours of work and sweat lead to great returns, so many go on to work the forge for the rest of there life, leading to a population burly men. When the call goes out to raise a legion to fight the magix, blacksmiths fill the ranks quickly. to quickly facilitate the formation of a fighting force men are told to craft whatever armour they need and bring there hammers to use as there weapon. The 'Forgeborn' are as blunt trauma as there weapons, with dozens of men piling on top of magical constructs ripping them asunder.
Knights of the Forge: Conscripted men who fight for patriotism and plunder, they have the best hammers and armour crafted and can often be seen riding into battle on horseback. Many of them will spend time training before going into combat and tend to fare better because of it.
Firesprites: Skilled archers are in high demand to fill a regions ranks, and the 'firesprites' are some of the best. Striding into battle atop specialised stilts there ally is mobility, as fast as horses and nimble as gazelle they often serve as forward scouts, tracking enemy positions while safe from most spells and weapons. Raiding is another tactic used by firesprite squads, moving swiftly under the cloak of darkness into enemy camps.
War Obelisk: Some of the most revered war-machines Forgewrat'th has to offer, a Primordial AI fused with a specimens brain controlling a large hulk of armour and weaponry. The smallest are roughly 10 metres tall and capable of carrying a group archers on there into battle, while much larger versions, almost as large as warships do exist, with full bunkers and command posts mounted on there backs.
Commandant Kit Ironcrotck: An accomplished warrior with many years of service, he was present at the counter offensive on the Court of Runescevi, pushing back the magix invaders. His weapon, the Hammer of Dusk was hand crafted by himself it contains the night stone, an enchanted crystal and spoil of war, with the ability to control day and night.Download
'Ignisclast' is one of the most well known War Obelisks, while its size and armament are a notch below the largest Obelisks, It's story is near legend. the forces magik were surrounding the city of Combrin, local guards were out numbered 5 to 1 and troops wouldn't arrive on time to stop the attack, the mechanix of the city came together to find a way to defend the city, they worked tirelessly, for 2 days, and on the dawn of the magix attack, they were met with Ignisclast, as troops arrived 6 hours from the attack starting expecting to find rubble, Ignisclast was still fighting, it had lost an arm and was limping, with a 4 meter long enchanted arrow sticking out its left knee, but was still holding back wave after wave of magix. After the battle the machine was repaired and augmented, with twin Magna Cannons, one of the most potent weapons constructed.