War steals the lives of many brave souls, but even those who survive it leave absent an arm or a leg. In an effort to both fix those who had served the nation of Eldrick and to keep their best warriors in top fighting condition, the Amber Tower developed the process of vivabinding to replace lost limbs with azure fueled, magically animated prosthesis. While this began as a response based act, it was soon discovered that the prostheses were more effective in battle then the original limbs. They were stronger, could be pushed further, and resisted more damage. Eldrick’s enemies learned to fear these “broken ones,” and Eldrick started recruiting soldiers willing to part with perfectly healthy limbs for prosthetic ones.