Forge Knight

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Forge Knight
vessel

PE1 Forge Knight.png

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Family
Level
6
Endurance
104 Endurance
Accuracy
30 Accuracy
Damage
13-19 PierceSlash
Attributes
Might
16
Perception
10
Constitution
16
Intellect
12
Dexterity
14
Resolve
16
Defenses
Deflection
46 Deflection
Reflex
43 Reflex
Fortitude
59 Fortitude
Will
51 Will
DR
12
DR Burn
12
DR Crush
12
DR Corrode
12
DR Pierce
15
DR Freeze
12
DR Slash
12
DR Shock
6
Special
Ability
Immunity
Loot

A Forge Knight is a Vessel in Pillars of Eternity. You can encounter them in Crucible Keep. They are fairly tough fighters, but have a weakness against Shock damage.

Description[edit | edit source]

Animats were initially created to serve as guardians for royal tombs. Their earliest creators bound the souls of their strongest warriors and servants to intricate sculptures, made of various materials in accordance to the rank of the soul captured within. As the knowledge of the technique for this process became more widespread, powerful animancers started creating their own animats to serve as personal guardians, using whatever weapons and materials lay at hand.[1]

Animats can only be created through the use of loyal souls that hold a powerful dedication to protecting their charges. While the ritual to create them can still be performed upon unwilling subjects, a lack of resolve in a participant's soul can result in abominations which immediately attempt to destroy themselves in a violent manner, often inflicting collateral damage in the process. Even successful creations remain vulnerable to the onset of doubt, and most animat creators take great care not to allow such doubts to manifest.[1]

Forge Knights are unique, modern animats created by the Crucible Knights in Defiance Bay, in a bid to increase the manpower of the order reduced by upheavals resulting from Waidwen's Legacy and redeployment orders issued by the High Justice. Under orders from Commander Clyver, Forge Master Dunstan restored surplus suits of armor to working condition, while a Vailian animancer by the name of Vianna painstakingly recreated Engwithan manufacturing procedures. The project was marred by no small amount of controversy, as the Forge Master was fundamentally opposed to the idea: The resulting animats wouldn't be properly trained knights and to make things worse, souls were sourced from disreputable merchants the Knights were technically sworn to punish, rather than enable.

Encounters[edit | edit source]

  • Forge Knights are the subject of several quests for the Crucible Knights. When the animancy riots hit Defiance Bay, they are encountered in the Keep, having gone haywire.

Other variants

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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