The Clockwork Accord has been around for a while, but I have been putting off its official release for some time now. It was, in effect, the inspiration behind the Clockwork Adept (a prestige class I designed that appeared in Kobold Quarterly #16 (which you can grab here) and is one of the main factions in Rhune: Dawn of Twilight.
Well, I’ve been putting it off long enough. I’ve decided to include the full faction, alongside associated traits (and other goodies) in Children of the Hammer (which I intend to release this fall). Here’s a little sneak preview of what the Clockwork Accord’s goals are:
“The Clockwork Accord has a number of goals, all of which revolve around its core maxim – “progress through understanding.” As a champion of technological progress, it favors logic, engineering, math, and similar fields of study. It does not, however, exclude other forms of knowledge. Thus, it takes great steps to counter the destruction of any knowledge, be it cultural, scientific, or personal. The society also actively works to understand the animating aspect of consciousness, studying the automata and the magic that animated them apart from divine intervention. In this, its agents often protect automata, especially in areas where human ignorance has turned toward them with fire and pitchfork.”
They are, as you might imagine, very tech-orientated and favored heavily by clockwork elves, dwarves, and humans alike. The ælves have little use for them and kill their members when they wander too far west, something the organization has learned not to do.
I haven’t decided on whether or not I’m going to write an adventure around them, but if I do, you can bet it will be filled with all sorts of new technological wonders, including all manner of gadgets!