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An Ironkin with Las-Beam Cutter[1]

The Ironkin are sentient Robots of the Leagues of Votann.[1]

Description

Ironkin were and are still created by the Votann Ancestor Cores. They are computationally advanced enough that the Ironkin have learned to mimic the Squat's social behavior and are fully integrated into the species' society as equal partners. No one is quite sure of when they were created, though the Ironkin are known to have accompanied the Kin since the species' earliest days. They are seen as equal partners to the Kin however, as the species has determined whether one is made from meat or metal – a Kin is a Kin. Each Ironkin consists of a Cerebral Unit – woven with microfield generators that make it very hard to destroy – and a unique mechanical body. However there bodies are not some component to be replaced – they are deeply personal, as much as the bodies of the Kin are. The Ironkin's bodies are designed to fulfill a certain niche in the Kins society, such as mining support units, cargo luggers, combat pilots, shock troopers or even Wayfinders.[1]

Though the purpose of the Ironkin is to support the Squats in every aspect of their lives, they are not held in servitude, nor treated as lessers. The Ironkin are simply designed to want to be helpful. However, they can only imitate the emotions of the Squats and it is rare - but not unknown - for an Ironkin to possess ambition, or seek to become a leader. In battle, the Ironkin will fight besides the Kin and will often accompany Brôkhyr Iron-masters as assistants, alongside the less complex COG Robots, offering their technical support and pitching into combat in a pinch.[1]

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Leagues of Votann Forces
Command KâhlTheynBrôkhyr Iron-masterGrimnyrEinhyr Champion
Elites Einhyr Hearthguard
Troops Hearthkyn WarriorHernkyn PioneerBrôkhyr ThunderkynChthonian BeserksIronkin
Vehicles Magna-Coil BikeSagitaur ATVHekaton Land FortressColossus
Support CORVE-COG
Characters Ûthar