The warforged are beings constructed out of stone, metal and wood fibers around a skeletal frame of metal and stone, with wood fibers acting as a muscular system. The warforged are covered by an outer shell of metal and stone plates. A network of tubes run through the warforged body, filled with a blood-like fluid designed to lubricate and nourish their systems. Their hands have only two thick fingers and a thumb whilst their feet only have two broad toes.
The warforged face loosely resembles their human creator’s, though they have a toothless jaw, heavy brow line and are lacking noses. Each warforged has a “ghulra” engraved upon their foreheads. Each of these runes are unique to each warforged, giving them a sense of individuality.
The warforged are completely sexless and genderless, though their bodies may have been designed with masculine or feminine features, these are considered by the warforged to be little more than aesthetic aspects. The warforged are able to be repaired and modified by those with the know-how, which can give an endless array of possibilities to their appearances.
A warforged on average stands 6’0" – 6’6" and weighs in at 270 – 300 lbs. These numbers may vary among the warforged “subraces”, juggernauts are usually 6’2" – 7’ and 280 – 360 lbs, and scouts stand from 2’10" – 3’ 6" in height and weigh between 35 – 50 lbs.
Warforged can have unique personality traits, though, as they are constructs, those are restricted in some ways. They experience anger, pain, fear, and hatred like their human creators. All warforged naturally seem reserved, stoic, and pensive, hiding an array of emotions behind their inexpressive metallic faces. Their faces were not designed to display facial expressions, so it can seem like they are distant to the conversation. Despite their lack of physical facial expressions, they’re not completely without them, as their eyes tend to brighten when experiencing strong or specific emotions. Some warforged have their faces modified to be more expressive for their companion’s comfort, but these expressions are learned rather than natural and often appear stilted and awkward.
Some warforged can be incredibly naive and lack a sense of introspection. However, many others are the opposite and question their existence, they wonder if, as constructs, they have souls, and ask what becomes of them in the after life. The more intelligent warforged create complex philosophies about what they perceive and learn. Though warforged can show loyalty to religions and organizations, typically they become loyal to a small group of comrades.
Warforged often have little life experience as they have spent most of their time working towards one specific duty, usually soldiering. If there is one interest all warforged share it is their love of working and the satisfaction of a job well done. Many create endless lists of goals and chores to feed that feeling. They take pride in their work and can work incredibly hard, both traits that make them dislike idleness and failure. Warforged can excel at most tasks, having a single-minded efficiency, especially in combat related roles. But this same single-mindedness can often translate to a lack of creativity and they can be easily surprised or “outflanked.”
War and military thinking are the foundation of Warforged personalities. They understand duty, the chain of command, and conflict. Warforged dislike being called “it” and usually accept the gendered pronoun that they most closely resemble. Some Warforged adopt names from the culture they were created in, though most of their names were assigned at construction and are straightforward and related to their job, abilities or rank. Many Warforged simply accept the nicknames given to them by their comrades while others seek more meaningful names that best describe them.
Warforged usually either adopt their names from whatever race currently built them or they adopt a name for their purpose, rank, or field along with the surname of their creator.
Some warforged adopt a “personal name,” these are decided by the warforged themselves and are usually determined after long periods of soul-searching. This is usually a special designation a warforged has for its friends and carries a special meaning to them emotionally.
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Self-Forged – either people who have replaced missing limbs with warforged parts, or members of a Cult who practice self mutilation to become more like Warforged.
Warforged Charger – This construct looks like an ogre-sized gorilla, walking on both its short legs and its hammerlike hands. Its body is heavily plated.
Warforged Hound – rare sentry warforged of low intelligence. Also known as “Iron Defenders” – not to be confused with “Steel Predators” – which are extraplanar constructs.
Warforged Steed – exceedingly rare mount.
Warforged Titan – Among the first warforged created during the Last War, titans are a small step forward from massive, mindless war golems. Warforged titans are not true living constructs like other warforged; they are barely sentient, with just enough intelligence to follow changing commands in the heat of battle.
Godforged: members of a sect of Warforged who believe in The Becoming God, and who live in the Mournland.
Reforged: Warforged who have remade themselves as much as possible as living beings, putting aside all that made them mere weapons of war.