Tinker Sprocket

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Tinker Sprocket
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Full name Tinker Sprocket
AKA Sprocket
Physical information
Species Greivar
Race Human-liaison type
Gender Male type chassis
Hair color and style Copper dome
Eye color Green optical sensors
Skin color Polished copper
Biographical information
Father Software from KlaasSoft Corporation
Mother Hardware from Natopian Navy Department of Advanced Research
Date of birth c. 1503-1569
Place of birth Coppertone, Natollonia
Residence(s) Lindstrom, Natopia & Shirekeep, Shireroth
Nationality Natopian, Shirerithian
Allegiance(s) Natopia, Shireroth
Occupation Speaker of the Frenzy, Prætor of the Landsraad, Speaker of the Fury

Tinker Sprocket is a Greivar, a race of artificially intelligent beings. He is the first and current Speaker of the Frenzy, in Natopia, having been appointed on 12 Friedeber 1645 by chancellor Benjamin Meir. Prior to his appointment to that position by Chancellor Benjamin Meir, he was the Administrator of the copper mines of Coppertone, in the former Natopian colony of Natollonia. After that colony was lost, he was appointed as operations officer on board the Natopian International Space Station until he was appointed to the newly created position of Speaker of the Frenzy, to serve as an apolitical, neutral clerk and presiding officer to reduce the daily legislative duties of the Chancellor. In 1659, he was ennobled in Shireroth as Viscount Sprocket of Machinaria, admitted to the Landsraad, and subsequently elected its Prætor. On 12 Grunil 1661 he was created Count of Norrström, partly in response to the Shirerithian title, while the Shirerithians equalized his noble status there by creating him Count of Machinaria. From 1672 to 1691 he was the appointed Speaker of the Fury in Drak-Modan.

Physical description

Tinker Sprocket is a unique Greivar, for he was entirely copper, eternally polished. He had a graceful human form, shorter than a man, and squat, to give off a jovial and safe feeling to nearby humans, who helped fashion him in their image to act as liaison. His hands were specially designed for human contact with a low-torque servo for hand shaking to prevent crushing the bones in humans.

His advanced processing power, artificial intelligence, and ethical subroutines allows him to serve simultaneously as a non-partisan parliamentarian for several national and regional legislatures, such as the Natopian Frenzy, the Shirerithian Landsraad, and Modani Fury. His consciousness is shared between multiple remote bodies via a fleet of dedicated micro-satellites put into orbit by the Natopian Spacefleet. The physical maintenance and cyber-security of his satellite uplinks are protected by a joint mission of the Raspur Pact's Aerospace Command and Information Warfare Command to prevent any tampering. His bodies are programmed to power down at the moment of any loss of signal so that deputy parliamentarians can take over his duties to seamlessly maintain the functions of government. The micro-satellites provide multiple layers of redundancy and allow him to travel anywhere on Micras, although he is often content to remain installed in permanent locations within a legislature's main debate chamber.

Multiple Locations

After being elected as the Praetor of the Landsraad, a second body was built for him and installed in the Landsraad chambers. By secure satellite uplink, Lord Sprocket is able to preside simultaneously in both the Frenzy and the Landsraad.

In the aftermath of the Kalirion Fracture the Shirekeep Guard severed the satellite link and installed a local OS in this unit, allowing it to be coopted into electing Titus Morvayne as a Kaiser. Sprocket's original body in Lindstrom has disavowed the actions of the Rogue Sprocket in Shirekeep, stating that any actions taken by the Rogue Sprocket in Shirekeep are not the actual actions of the legitimate Praetor of the Landsraad.

A third body has been installed in Drakorda, Drak-Modan, to allow him to preside over the Fury. This duplicate body was removed and shipped to Lindstrom for storage and spare parts in 1691 after Sprocket resigned from his speakership. As of 1701, Lord Sprocket's third body has been returned and re-installed in Drakorda following the restoration of the Fury within the Duchy of Modan.

His parliamentarian services are available to Raspur Pact member states.

Summary of titles and jobs

Jobs

1645–present: Speaker of the Frenzy [Natopia]
1659–present: Prætor of the Landsraad [Shireroth]
1672–1691: Speaker of the Fury [Drak-Modan]
1701-present: Speaker of the Fury [Duchy of Modan]

Titles

  • 1659: Viscount Sprocket of Machinaria [Shireroth]
  • 1661: Count of Norrström [Natopia], Count of Machinaria [Shireroth].