Despite the improvements made to the predator
-class soldiers, enemies of the Allagan
Empire eventually devised a means over over-riding their controls. Imperial technologists, however, had the resources of three entire continents at their disposal, and it was but a matter of moons before the next evolution in clockwork soldiery was conceived and read for mass-production. The clockwork hunter was faster, stronger, and more secure than any automaton to ever fight in the imperial army, and was not only deployed to silence the resistance, but also stationed to guard the research facilities on Azys Lla
to prevent further breaches of imperial security.
It was not long before the enemies of the Allagan
Empire—most often resistance cells from within—learned ways of tampering with clockwork soldiers’
original programming, effectively turning the machina on their masters. To prevent this, imperial technologists worked with aetherochemists to create a more manlike soldier which would prove nigh impossible to corrupt. The result was the clockwork predator, which, in addition to having an impenetrable security protocol, was also a faster, more efficient killer.