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7th-Aug-2006 12:44 pm
Dat Vas TIGHT!
Can anyone think of some interesting ways to torture a warforged? I'm working on my character background for my warforged monk, and he is going to have spent a year being experimented on by one of the Lord of Blades artificers after the last war.

Currently have:
-Being disassembled in various ways
-Having eyes removed
-Shocking, Heat Metal, Chill, Metal, Etc

Any help would be appreciated.

7th-Aug-2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
No disassemble # Johnny 5! sorry I had to do it.
7th-Aug-2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
What about having stuff fused to him? With a heating torch they could just take various chunks of metal and melt them onto his shell.

They could also seperate various warning sensors (think: pain, heat, danger, etc) and overload them at times.. Basically making their mind think horrible things were happening when in reality the warforged was just sitting in a chair.
7th-Aug-2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
See, I'm of the school of thought that Warforged aren't simply machines that can be assembled and disassembled and still function. If that were the case, killed warforged could be brougt back to life by any artificer or anyone with enough Make Whole or REpair Damage spells.

Nor do I think there are 'sensors' of the modern-robot/cyborg sense that could be grabbed and used.

Heat Metal and the like are good ideas. As is rusting grasp and a rust monster (my Warforged was scared shitless when we ran into a dozen rust mosters at level 9ish. At lower level, they're even worse). The fusing is an interest idea, as well.

Just remember that unless youre Warforged has a few levels, it is unlikely to have survived any of this torture (several rounds of 2d4 points of energy damage is one dead level 1 warforged).

Adding sentient, insane components found in Xendr'k would be my torture of choice. Espessially leaving them in, after feebleminding or otherwise weakening the ego in them. So random, occasional bouts of insanity from unknown sources.
7th-Aug-2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
One of the things House Cannith did in their early experiments was bury warforged alive for days, even weeks at a time, to see how long it would take before the lack of sensory input drove them insane.

As for the disassembling, like the other poster said, it isn't a matter of taking apart a robot body. It would be more akin to dismembering a human being. Having a caster nearby with Repair Serious Damage would be required if the torturers expected the victim to live.

Of course, there're always Rings of Regeneration....

Another good way to torture a warforged might be to cast one of the Humanoid Essence infusions on him and then hurt him in ways he wouldn't normally be able to be hurt, such as poison, energy drain, cause wounds spells, etc. I can see the LoB using this as a way to remind the victim of the superiority of the warforged over the fleshies.
7th-Aug-2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
thats great!
7th-Aug-2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
Personally, I'm having difficulty understanding why the LoB would be torturing a warforged. I rather imagine his camp would be love-bombing them into joining his army of darkness. Many other places I could more easily envision a warforged being tortured, namely the Cults of the Dragon Below, or the Drow. Particularly Dragon Below, since creepo symbiotes don't care if you're flesh or metal. It would be like Data in First Contact getting living skin fused onto him.
7th-Aug-2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
Specifically, this is during the LoB rise to power in the mournland, and it's not so much torture as it exploratory surgury/etc. The warforged want to know everything they can about their own anatomy/limits so they are using live warforged for this purpose. My character will be one such test subject, and will have been released by some Brelish soilders who raided this particular installation.
7th-Aug-2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised if the LoB let the warforged go himself, after instilling in him a forced sense of pride in having assisted the whole of his race.
7th-Aug-2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
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