And one day, Three-Jack forgot who he was. His hands forgot how to grip a bow, to nock an arrow. He forgot the faces of his friends and allies. He forgot how to run, to speak, to think beyond the immediate. He had only one thought: Master Sunstar.
And so the Keepers led him north, to Hammermount, where he was forged from steel and euphorenium, where the great artificer Sunstar had imbued him with sentience and strength. But they found Hammermount, capitol of all the dwarven lands, in a state of unrest. The gate to the city, once manned by dwarven snipers and warforged shock troops alike, was guarded only by a cadre of malfunctioning automatons. While the Keepers cut the attackers down immediately, Rorith cracked open one of them and tinkered with its arcane processor. He programmed it to follow only his orders, to obey only him.
Inside Hammermount, dwarven sentries greeted the Keepers, telling them that the Goliaths of the Melancholy Mountains had staged a revolt and seized a portion of the city. The rebels, under the leadership of a revolutionary named Greytusk, had even captured the Sunstar Anvil, the cavern in which all warforged are born. And without a constant supply of warforged, the dwarves were forced into a war of attrition.
The Keepers, always ready to help and intent on finding Sunstar, made their way into the capitol. In the war room, they found a dwarf woman of severe features named Aela Haydron, a rising star in the field of politics, working with a young mage. The mage identified himself as Moro Sunstar, son of Three-Jack’s creator. The father, Magnus Sunstar, had passed away only a year before. When asked about Three-Jack’s dwindling memory, Sunstar confirmed the Keepers’ great fear: that Three-Jack needed to access the memory banks held within the Sunstar Anvil. Held by the Goliaths.
And it was with little coaxing that the Keepers approached the anvil’s chamber. However, they reached a cave-in under the watch of a crew of goliath sentries. As dwarven machinery attempted to move the rubble, the goliaths continually caved the roof in, forcing the workers to start completely over. The Keepers, however, arranged a parley.
In the rebel encampment, Greytusk, leader of the goliaths, told tales of woe and oppression at the hands of cold, unsympathetic dwarven masters. He begged for the Keepers’ help, even offering to allow them access to the Sunstar Anvil once the city was seized.
And thus, the Keepers weighed their options: assassinate the leader of a hopeless but justified rebellion, or turn the tide of the revolt by siding against their former allies. With the possibility of war for Los Claustros if they turned against the dwarves in mind, the Keepers slaughtered Greytusk and his guards. And just like that, the rebellion lost its figurehead.
The Keepers used the Sunstar Anvil to access Three-Jack’s memory, but when they did they discovered something else. Before he died, Magnus Sunstar left a message for Three-Jack, urging him to rise to his full potential. New memories flooded Three-Jack’s mind, and when he awoke from his fugue state, he found himself renewed with physical energy, and somehow reunited with the mind of his creator. Magnus then spoke from inside Three-Jack’s head and offered to guide his hand with knowledge and wisdom.
The Keepers left thereafter, but the halls of Hammermount rang for days with the death cries of slaughtered rebels at the hands of a newly-born army of warforged. In a landslide victory, Aela Haydron was elected Chancellor of the Dwarven High Council.