Clockwork is the overall term for animated machinery. These machines serve as substitutes for human workforce and outperform the humanoid workforce due to the lack of fatigue or need of nourishment. Many Clockwork perform through the simple energy sources of electricity or via the power of Soulgems.
Upon their creation, Clockwork usually perform the programmed algorithm. In very rare cases, especially in the prototype stage, humanoid Clockwork that receive their energy from Soulgems appear to grow a sentience. In these cases, their existence remains rather short to limit the potential of an uprising.
Under the most common tasks, Clockwork perform as mining workers, factory workers or guards. The latter option received a large technological advance with the creation and production of Clockwork capable of receiving image programming to understand between friend or foe. Before that, guard Clockwork were specifically used as solo units.