|Unique Heroes :: Dan, the Clockwork Knight|
"A new empire will rise"|
-100.00% rezone cost
Dan, the Clockwork Knight had 1000 experience last time he
visited the bazaar. He usually stays in the service of a ruler for 5
Dan, the Clockwork Knight is currently not in the service of anyone.
During the final days of Teknia the last Gnome Empire, a master craftsman known as Dante Gearmaster refused to accept the idea that his people were destroyed and those surviving scattered to the winds. He cursed the fickleness of fate as he remembered over hundred years of fighting the Century War against the Trolls had destroyed all other Gnomish centers of power except for Teknia. As news of Troll armies destroying Gnome settlements reached the capital fortress where the last of his kind stands, Dante Gearmaster worked with his disciples to create as many mechanical war machines as possible. The Gnomes knew that the Troll armies are marching towards them. Frantically, they created an army of Clockwork Gnomes, Dragon Engines and War Hounds, but it proved too little too late. The Trolls reduced the mechanical army to scrap and broke through the famed Steam Gate of Teknia. Even as the Trolls rampaged through the city, Dante refused to abandon the city and continued to work desperately to create a new mechanical wonder. Isolated in his workshop, he didn't realize the city's defenses were breached. Just when he finally finished the new weapon but before he could activate it, a Forest Troll broke down the massive workshop wooden doors and crushed the skull of Dante against his new weapon.
However, Dante's desire to prevent the ultimate destruction of his people was so strong that his spirit refused to enter the afterlife but instead came to inhabit his latest creation. On that day, he was no longer Dante Gearmaster, but instead he was reborn Dan, the Clockwork Knight. However he failed to turn the tide of battle that day as Teknia has already faced total destruction. Isolated and alone, Dan created a new hidden workshop to continue his work. Over the years, Dan has heard of rumors that some isolated groups of Gnomes still exist hidden from the Trolls. Filled with hope and a renewed sense of purpose Dan, the Clockwork Knight now seeks enough resources to recreate a true Gnomish homeland. Dan has created an army of Clockwork Peons that possess the ability to rezone land. He sells the use of these Peons to the highest bidder. While his Clockwork Peons rezone the land, Dan gets to continuously tinker and test out new weapons by fighting in his employer's army.
Dan, the Clockwork Knight was awarded to LegendaryJeDi after successfully playing the kingdom
FIRST BLOOD [#94]
to the top in Round 6 in The Age of Discovery.