Pre-Burning technology differs greatly from post-Burning Techmancery. While Techmancery is explicitly mechanical to the point of unnecessary complexity, Pre-Burning artifacts are biological. The items made by the Apostates are living, biological things. This makes them visually and sometimes functionally wildly different from Techmancery.
The equipment generator below is for randomly creating Pre-Burning items. You can use the ordinary Equipment Generator, if you wish, to mix and match results. Pre-Burning items as a whole are extremely rare. They might be found from ancient ruins, outer Gloom or created by deranged sorcerers. Techmancers usually destroy them or take them to the Forbidden Archives.
Pre-Burning artifacts have no Mekanima; they are thus unaffected by Techmancer Ars. Mekanima usually react to the artifacts with loathing or hatred, urging the destruction of the said items on sight. In combat situations, swarms and swarm-effects always target such biological constructs first, ignoring other potential targets.
Functionally such items are identical to a Techmantic item with a same purpose. Thus, when creating fleshy artifacts, select a desired Techmantic item as a base. Then use the associated generator to flesh it out. The resulting item might, for example, be a quivering and breathing appendage shooting bony spikes, but regarding game mechanics, it is still equal to a clockwork pistol.
Excellent quality items receive two rolls from Advantage table. Improvised quality items receive two rolls from Flaw table.
Appearance describes the general look.
Details bring up two special features which stand up from the whole. They can provide +2 TN or -2 TN under special circumstances.
Flaw is a weakness inherent to the item. It is a result of bad design or wear and tear.
Advantage is a special quality inherent to a particular item.
|11||Cancerous||Wings||Reacts strangely to farseeing||Exotic maintenance||Regenerates|
|12||Small animal||Horns||Covered with flayed skin||Flammable||Hidden weapon|
|13||Ooze||Great teeth||Covered with holy scriptures||Very noisy||Easy to repair|
|14||Lifelike head||Multiple hands||Covered with obscenities||Needs food||Hidden compartment|
|15||Slick tumor||Beastly claws||Slithering maggots||Brittle||Exotic sensor|
|16||Bony growth||Oogling eyes||Covered with bloody scratches||Leaks Blight||Grappling lines|
|21||Insectoid||Multiple antennae||Puffs steam||Very heavy||Increased carrying capacity|
|22||Reptilian||Slimy tendrils||Billows constant black smoke||Whispers Corruption||Emergency medkit|
|23||Avian||Thousands of eyes||Weeps oil||Drinks blood||Ammo feeder|
|24||Hirsute||Whispering mouth||Constantly squeaking joints||Incurs weakness||Ablative shielding|
|25||Fishlike||Blinking lights||Pounding heart||Causes insomnia||Camouflage|
|26||Plantlike||Blooming flowers||Whistles||Poor grip||Extra pockets and holsters|
|31||Constantly mutating||Exhumes gas||Discharges electricity||Attracts Blighted||Projects communications|
|32||Human organs||Bleeds||Drips water||Inflexible||Clots wounds|
|33||Scarred lump||Plays music||Trembling veins||Vulnerable to Ars||Very flexible|
|34||Fungus||Growls randomly||Whispers prayers||Vulnerable to cold||Environmental protection|
|35||Disturbingly beautiful||Drips ichor||Licks user||Vulnerable to heat||Attachment slots|
|36||Imitates enviroment||Puffs smoke||Inscribed with ancient lineage||Vulnerable to water||Additional sensor|
|41||Spasming muscles||Occult symbols||Grows quickly roots||Attracts animals||Guides if lost|
|42||Disturbing mass||Mutters prayers||Attracts insects||Scares animals||Tracking system|
|43||Organic waste||Fractal inscriptions||Squirms constantly||Very slow to remove||Emergency air supply|
|44||Rotting bodyparts||Glowing numbers||Changes randomly||Causes pain to user||Reflex booster|
|45||Skinned lump||Incurs nightmares||Badly maimed||Attracts Mekanima||Emergency shelter kit|
|46||Insect swarm||Pagan relics||Rotten stench||Reflects light stupendously||Deflects energy weapons|
|51||Bubbling liquid||Overgrown with vines||Delicious smell||Spoils Omnium||Non-lethal weapon|
|52||Parasitic attachment||Studded with fake gems||Exaggerated sexual features||Very unreliable||Internal toolkit|
|53||Flesh-burrowing thing||Mirrored surface||Ancient advertisements||Spoils food||Pheromone sprayer|
|54||Mewling embryo||Feathered||Mold & rust||Noisy||Translator|
|55||Human limb||Old battle wounds||Rotating searchlight||Vulnerable to grit and dust||Water recycling system|
|56||Bony exoskeleton||Bad burn marks||Metallic tentacles||Oversensitive senses||Increased unarmed damage|
|61||Symbiotic attachment||Laughs occasionally||Moving features||Slows down the user||Trailblazing tools|
|62||Biological implant||Monstrous face||Ancient insignia||Scrambles farspeakers||Targeting system|
|63||Moist, pulsating skin||Strips of flayed skin||Saintly relics||Causes wound infections||River crossing equipment|
|64||Biomechanic clockworks||Drips toxic oil||Expands with use||Dies instantly in Gloom||Emergency beacon|
|65||Necrotic tissue||Hums strange music||Saintly halo||Can only be removed surgically||Electrified surface|
|66||Chitin and bone||Spinning spirals||Smoking exhausts||Causes addiction||Proximity alarm|