|Are the fabricants part of Sotha Sil’s continuing experiments, or were they simply abandoned by the Clockwork God and left to roam the wastes? Whatever the case, it’s clear that even from the shadows, Sotha Sil exerts a high level of control over the realm he constructed. How you factor into this grand experiment remains to be seen. Will you enter the Clockwork City as a wildcard, or will your every move prove to be part of his grand plan?
A Clockwork Society
The residents of the Clockwork City, like the mechanical nature of the zone itself, have a unique social strata that reflects the mind of Sotha Sil.
“The special thing about Clockwork City is that it’s in a secret location that’s been hidden from the rest of Tamriel for millennia, and as a result it is very isolated,” Lambert explains. “That means the people who live there are a little different, and as you progress through the storyline and do quests, you’ll begin to understand the nature of their peculiar society.”
This growing society is broken into two distinct groups: the Apostles, who are a part of the Clockwork God’s machinations, and the Tarnished, who live without the protections of the fortress. To the Apostles, every resident of the Brass Fortress – Clockwork City’s central hub – must have a distinct purpose. This purpose might be the scholarly study of Sotha Sil’s works, the continued upkeep of his endless experiments, or the all-important maintenance tasks that keep the city running. Those without a part to play in this grand design are not welcome within the Brass Fortress.