Hic Sunt Dracones
Automata: The Clockwork Rebellion
Automata are sentient machine, the ultimate creation of Dwarves. They were conceived are restless slaves and warriors, but recently Dwarves built more sophisticated, graceful versions to be sold as precious toys to the Nobles.
Apparently some Automata found a way to free themselves and developed something similar to a human coscience. Common Folk fear them, the Church claims that they are soulless and must be destroyes, the Dwarves want them back to dissect them and discover what happened in their clockwork hearts. Automata can live then only among outcasts, like criminals, mercenaries, sky pirates or wandering Orcs. Some of them found a home in the Freehold and are starting to live their own lives
Automata have no culture of their own but were built to mimic relationships and learn things very fast.