The Rise of The Fallen
The Forged are a race of constructs created by Dwarven artificers to be warriors, protectors, and laborers, functions many still perform to this day. The Forged are recognized as sentient by their creators, who regard them as companions and peers, but not by many other races. Many areas regard the Forged as second-class citizens at best and property at worst, simply because they are made and not born. Most Forged returned to jobs involving labor or soldiering, but many seek to explore the world they find themselves in, taking up the dangerous mantle of adventurer to gain acceptance and freedom.
Eladrin artificers have developed their own version of the Forged, which further muddies the issue of Construct Rights. Unlike the Dwarves, the Eladrin treat their Forged as expendable tools rather than thinking, feeling beings in their own right. These Forged are crafted from the souls of the dead, split into many parts and animated by spellfire.
The dwarves of the Throda Mac Morgan have also created a race of constructs similar to the Forged. These forged are fashioned with geomancy, are made of earth and lava, and house elemental spirits. Most of these Forged serve as honored guardians of ancestral tombs and barrows.