Dear readers, you will be fascinated to know that earlier models of the Clockwork Soldier had human-like faces! Allow me to explain. As you know from Chapters 18 through 22, I had been testing the Clockwork Soldiers against a wide range of enemies. Early in this process a problem emerged. The would-be thieves and assailants were not intimidated by the delicate ceramic faces of the earlier prototypes. One criminal even believed he recognized an uncle and attempted conversation!
Undeterred, I set about redesigning the head mechanism, encasing it with a terrifying visage! I knew I had found the right design when my first test subject fell to their knees in fear.
This book can be found in several locations:
- Inside the Grand Guard office on the second floor in Upper Aventa during the mission The Clockwork Mansion.
- Inside the waiting room of the Clockwork Mansion during the mission of the same name.
- In Breanna Ashworth's workshop on an overturned box in the Royal Conservatory during the mission of the same name.
- In The Return of Daud the book is quoted at the beginning of Chapter 8.