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Verminous Fabricant: what's the REAL animal?

Raltin
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This is something that's been bothering me forever... All fabricants in the clockwork city are animals from Tamriel with cybernetic upgrades (as opposed to factotums and animunculi, which are fully electronic)... We know pretty much all the species of the various fabricants, with the exclusion of the Verminous (so called not because it is their real name, but because they are numerous and quite the pest problem)... we've never been given the true name of these animals. What are they, what are they called, where do they come from? Given their appearance, I'd wager they're either in the guar or cliff racer family, and come from either Morrowind or Black Marsh... but aside from deductive reasoning, I've not been able to dig anything up as to the origins of these cybernetic animals. Any information that other players can compile on these creatures, or a response from a lore developer, would be amazing.
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  • Jackey
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    They do share the same body type as a Clannfear. But they are not from Tamriel, they are daedra.
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  • Raltin
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    Jackey wrote: »
    They do share the same body type as a Clannfear. But they are not from Tamriel, they are daedra.

    Similar body type to clannfear, but with a longer neck, and is a mortal animal, like all the other fabricants. There's many reasons why making fabricants out of daedra wouldn't quite work.
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  • Jackey
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    Raltin wrote: »
    Jackey wrote: »
    They do share the same body type as a Clannfear. But they are not from Tamriel, they are daedra.

    Similar body type to clannfear, but with a longer neck, and is a mortal animal, like all the other fabricants. There's many reasons why making fabricants out of daedra wouldn't quite work.

    It's an interesting question that is very specific, you could ask r/teslore
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  • Vevvev
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    I've wondered the same thing really. These things don't look like anything we've quite seen before on Tamriel. They're like those raptor dinosaurs and have a row of teeth like a Guar. For all we know they could've been like Vvardvarks, an experiment gone wrong.
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  • noblecron
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    It could be taken from an exsisting animal or it could be an improved upon form of an existing animal. Ex: Sotha took the Haelstrom Lizards and decided to make something resembling a raptor. Kind of like how (If you believe in evolution) Dinosaurs evolved from small lizards
  • Nairinhe
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    Lord Seht was just messing around and made a thing
  • Aristocles22
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    Maybe it's a fabricant of a now-extinct animal.
  • RaddlemanNumber7
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    Verminous Fabricants look like Clanfear and they make Clanfear noises.

    Fabricants are created, not begotten. So are daedra. Perhaps the two follow a similar course of development, a vestige of some kind giving a form to some Creatia. Perhaps Sotha Sil took an existing process and "improved" it. It's kind of what he does.

    We are told nothing about what goes on in the fabrication pods where Verminous Fabricants form, but we see that they are filled with liquid. Perhaps that liquid is Clockwork Creatia, similar to Chaotic Creatia. Perhaps those big pools of oily water we encounter in CwC contain unrefined Clockwork Creatia. Clean water is clearly not the only product that's going to be coming out of the Halls of Regulation. Perhaps refined Clockwork Creatia is also produced.

    I just made a new character and put the Slag Town Diver skin on her. She's going to be narrated as a Slag - a native of Slag Town. I have been wondering if she might have been created in the lubricant pools, like she's some kind of Clockwork Soul Shriven.
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  • Chaos2088
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    Most probs an animal on some part of Morrowind we ain’t been yet or from another part of nirn.
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  • Eporem
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    If the grey part of this one is the original body, and if the mechancial parts are taken off so it is laying flat on the ground then it reminds me more of a worm or a snake or a serpent - maybe a baby sea serpent since when you wear the Mad Tinkerers armor the Verminous Fabricant that appears at times uses shock damage.

    I do like it for the Dunmer I play who does wear the Mad Tinkerers armour - for now it seems when the Fabricant appears and attacks and you have this pet beside you, then its like the spirit or a projection of this pet is the one that attacks :)


    edit: maybe moulded after this one

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    Edited by Eporem on March 4, 2021 1:59PM
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