Modron, Duodrone

Strength
5x
Agility
4d
Intellect
3d
Willpower
10x

Hand Size:
Edge:
2 (10)
0

Origin:

As are all other modrons, the countless hordes of duodrones are extradimensional clockwork beings, hailing from the highly orderly plane of Mechanus. Their fantastic alien physiology is a bizarre blend of flesh and gears, and this, combined with their inherently magical nature, is the source of the duodrones' many and various ascendant powers.

Powers:

Modron Physique: the children of Mechanus, the infinite masses of modrons are a potent blend of organism and mechanism. Modrons seamlessly combine the two diametric designs into a seamless whole, a feat which is made possible by their highly orderly, magically charged bodies. Duodrones are no exception to this rule, and have access to these powerful abilities as a result:

* Agelessness (s): all modrons, regardless of rank or station, are ageless in nature. Instead of having the longevity power, which implies an eventual lifespan, modrons simply do not age whatsoever. In fact, if not slain by accident or design, a modron may effectively live on forever, adopting new and more versatile forms as it ascends the ladder of law.

* Body Armor (s): both organic and inorganic in nature, all modrons have some manner of resistance to physical attacks. Essentially, base modrons should be treated as having intensity 4 (+1) protection from attacks of a conventional sort. This is often enough defense to discourage assault by most mundane beings against the teeming masses of duodrones.

* Invulnerability to Emotion Control, Illusion, Mind Control, Paralysis / Sleep, and Vampirism (s): all modrons, even the lowly duodrone, are completely immune to these attack forms. As beings of ultimate order, they are able to shrug off such effects with ease - though they can readily perceive when such assaults are used (albeit unsuccessfully) against them.

* Resistance to Acid, Cold, and Fire attacks (s): the modron physique is highly resistant, albeit not totally immune to, the effects of extreme cold, heat, and corrosives - this despite their partially metallic nature. They possess intensity 4 (+1) damage reduction against such attack forms, allowing them to maneuver in most hostile environs with relative ease - which comes in handy during the Modron March.

Infravision (w): duodrones are blessed with the ability to see in the dark, in addition to their normal five senses, with intensity 4 ability. Basically, this sensory power allows them to see about ninety feet into the gloom of night (or other odd darkness). While rarely necessary on Mechanus, it definitely comes handy in their off-plane work.

Wings (a): duodrone modrons are equipped with two small, metallic wing-like things that sprout out the back of their oddly shaped bodies, additional limbs that allow them to take to the air if their duties require them to. This flight functions at intensity 1, which lets them flutter about at approximately thirty miles per hour. This isn't very quick, to be sure, but it works in a pinch.

Hindrances / Augmentations:

(none)

Equipment

Duodrones, if on a special mission, can be equipped with just about any type of necessary device. However, they most often carry at least one weapon on them, usually designed for melee (such as a club or spear) but not always (duodrones can make effective use of a crossbow). These should be considered +3 weapons, and aren't generally that overtly lethal to adventurers.

Skills:

Law (i): more than anything else, the modrons are ultimate masters of law, knowing their own clockwork plane in and out. They extend this basic knowledge of What Should Be to all aspects of existence, and should make any Intellect action based on the knowledge of orderly systems at one difficulty level lower than normal, using either Intellect or Willpower if regarding Mechanus, and with an autotrump concerning Regulus.

Repair / Tinkering (a): furthermore, in their capacity as the caretakers of Mechanus (as far as they are concerned, at least), modrons have a preternatural knowledge of mechanical systems. In addition to allowing them to keep the gears of their home plane running smoothly, this skill doubles as an effective first aid skill for modrons, letting them utilize basic medicinal skills on their brethren.

Calling:

Soldier: more so than any other beings in the multiverse, modrons live to further the influence of law and order. They follow the orders of their superiors instinctively, for to do otherwise is incomprehensible. While this calling sounds more militant than modrons really are, it should be noted that they are virtual exemplars of the soldier mindset.

Characteristics:

While they aren't as dim as monodrones are, duodrones are still not that bright, being unable to function independently. Two function creatures, the duodrones are capable of performing two tasks at a time, wielding a limited ability to interpret commands. Duodrones can only speak in the logical language of the modrons, but they can speak nonetheless.

Appearance:

The duodrones are small, though not as short as a monodrone. At four feet tall, the duodrone basically consists of two rectangular blocks, joined together at the 'waist' with a round, cog-looking device between them. The lower block connects to the duodrone's two legs, while the top holds its two arms and face (which is vaguely humanoid in configuration).

Ecological Niche:

On Mechanus, duodrones are only slightly less numerous than monodrones, in that vast, vast quantities of the creatures are necessary to maintain the strange chain of command that the modrons adhere to. In addition to their limited administrative role, duodrones often perform complex tasks beyond those monodrones are capable of completing. A duodrone is usually in charge of twelve monodrones.

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