Full Item Description
A simple helical gear, the Regenerative Cog is made of a strong and light metal. The surface is etched with various glyphs and strange formulae and the entire thing is plated in an alloy of quicksilver, gold, and iron. It is easy to replace a gear in a clockwork device with this magical object.
A Regenerative Cog has a twofold use. Any clockwork device utilizing such a cog will have minimal maintenance requirements as the Cog itself repairs broken teeth, and other small wear and tear issues. The second function is that a machine with a regenerative cog will literally pull itself back together if it is deliberately smashed. Each time it is forced to restore significant damage, the regenerative cog looses a tooth, permanently. Once enough teeth have been lost, it becomes a very expensive but completely mundane gear with broken teeth.
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A useful item to put in a golem.
An interesting piece of equipment, though I'm not sure it's wise to use this with anything but a one-off "Golden Army"-esque event. I can see this going way, way too far out of bounds if given anything but the tightest boundary. However, within such a context, it seems like just the thing someone would want to come up with.
Aaaah! I am caught red handed. I just watched Golden Army which inspired this submission, stubby as it is. I put in the teeth breaking as a way to keep it away from being an infinite fix-it-all. Who's not to say that every so often a tooth randomly breaks, say over the course of eight to tens years of regular use.
A neat idea - though I would believe these things would need to cost a fortune (more then all of the repairs it could affect) to avoid being world-changers.
Haven't seen the movie yet, but pretty cool thingy! Seems to me it makes perfect sense that one of these exists in a world, where, umm, well, one of these would be useful.
Oh and its short and sweet. Doesnt need another word. Man, I love the short ones, ever since 4 demonic children invaded my life. I need a regenerative cog for my house! :p