Fear and Loathing in Athas
In his early jihad against the Preservers, Rajaat needed an army. Using his magical abilities, he created such an army from the bodies of the dead and other materials. These constructs, the Warforged, were the precursors to Rajaat’s Champions of the Cleansing Wars. They fought tirelessly, sending the Preservers into hiding.
Their bodies are composed of bone, wood, ceramics, certain alchemical components, and the tanned skin of humanoids. This gives them an unsettling appearance, to say the least. When a Warforged is injured, portions of its body are destroyed, and these parts are replaced with parts of fallen foes that are prepared in a secret ritual, instinctively known to all Warforged. As a result, Warforged carry with them mementos of every foe they have ever faced.