The feared and respected mechanical constructs of the Zhengisi, the Doomguard appear like heavily armoured humans from a distance. Closer to, the black emptiness behind the slits in their helms is apparent.
They fight in emotionless ranks, obeying the commands of the nearest Zhengisi without question. Their tactics often include the use of a front rank armed with swords and shields, and backed by a second ranks with halberds or longspears, although their exact tactics will always vary with the intelligence controlling them.
Of late, they have become a familiar and welcome sight on the streets of Firetop, where their masters have put them to work repairing the huge breach in the curtain wall of the city. But it has also been occasionally apparent that the control the Zhengisi have over them is not entirely perfect – some have gone rogue, running amok, or even developing their own sentience.