Adam & Prometheus
- The Forged -
The Lasarus are a strange lot. They appear everywhere around the world but none (or almost none) bear the same progenitors. They are the created lot of dead persons brought back to life by a sheet of metal placed upon their skin. The divine fire takes place inside of this shell and fuses iron and flesh until it becomes a single monster made real. Demiurges creating them are few and scattered, but are all from the industrial age. Steam, metal and the power of industry stops no one from creating what they need, and when they need a Lasarus, they forge one.
Alexey Stakhanov was the first one. After the First World War, a man thought that Mother Russia needed a hero to show the world how strong can it be. He successfully revived the man named Stakhanov after an incident in a coal mine, and set him up again. With the Divine Fire running through his veins, he could not fail, and he was indestructible. He became known as a hero through the whole Socialist Movement. Honor and glory upon the Great Worker, but he lived alone and isolated in his mine, for no one wanted to be with him. When his Wasteland was too strong, and he began working with his bare hands, the mine collapsed and killed him again. Or so tells the legend.
It is one of the few Lasarus truly known in history, as others have quickly been chased or destroyed by their creator. Some, still, wander the world searching for humanity. No Promethean can explain why this Lineage is always born, but some say that the Great Revolution mixed with the current age force a great deal of pain and need in the hearts of humans. And as most are created by machines and robots, it is plausible that the Alchemical formulae is mainly made by mechanical means, and completed by the creator.
Other Nicknames: the Warriors, Tin Man
Appearance: Forged are always made of a body that was at the pinnacle of physical condition before death. As such, they tend to be large and muscular. They usually have short or no hairs. Strong features bear their whole body: sharp jaw, raw muscles, large shoulders or simply an air of authority.
But even then they always seem a little out of place. The body of a Forged never seem to take weight and does not bear a single marking of time or experience; no scars, no wrinkles and their body seems young and strong.
Disfigurement:When the Forged uses pyros and reveal it’s true form, their body appears fused with steel. Flesh melds with metal eye sockets are empty and a foul stench of rust emanates from them. Hairs no longer exist and their face is a twisted aberration of metal and sinews.
Humour:Tempered. Metallic attributes are considered to be firmness, rigidity, persistence, strength and determination. The metal person is controlling, ambitious, forceful and set in their ways as metal is very strong; and they are self-reliant and prefer to handle their problems alone. The metal person is also materialistic, business oriented and good at organization and stability. However the metal person can also appreciate luxury and enjoy the good things in life. Just as metal can conduct electricity, the Metal person has strong impulses and generative powers and can bring about changes and transformations for those who come into contact with them.The negative emotion associated with metal is grief.
Element:Metal. The Forged find strength in the presence of other metals and ease when wearing some. It is often used as a tool, a protection or the building blocks of a bigger project. Metal can be shaped to any degree, but only soft work or destructive strength can achieve its form. It is the element of Work and Endurance.
Bestowment: Man of Steel. The Promethean can force the metals all over his skin to take back their natural resistance and thus brace himself for anything. As a reflexive action to any damage, the Promethean may spend one point of Pyros to receive only a single point of damage from the source. The Promethean may do this any number of times in a turn, but loses his next turn as his flesh is faster to harden than to soften.
Refinements: The Tin Man seeks to overcome or embrace his creation as a war machine. They most often follow the path of Mercurius as an understanding of the fusion they represent, but also as they know their body to be strong enough to endure the Pilgrimage. Those who see themselves as the perfection of form may continue their path in the refinement of Iron, as it comes naturally to them. Few ever go towards Aurum, as physical contacts with humans far too often trigger Disquiet in them.