Talos was an experimental model of Doomguard, one reinforced with mithril bands rather than the standard iron plates. The model was discontinued due to the expense of its creation, although a few still serve in the mindless ranks of Zengis’s military. His original designation was TLS-1147, the corruption of which forms his name.
For unknown reasons, he has become sentient, refusing the commands of his operators and running rogue. His operator, Amarus, has accompanied him into Firetop where they seek refuge and possibly a way into Skullport, where there won’t be as many questions asked about his unusual nature, and where the Zhengisi will have no influence to seek to recapture them.
Armed with a solid baton built into a compartment in one arm, and a bolt-launching crossbow in the other, Talos is a powerful fighter, and prone to apparently beserk fits. For some time, he has been apparently motionless, standing guard to the library in Gillibran’s mansion, perhaps trying to adjust to his new mind.