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Metaclockwork is a type of technology used by the Khepri. It originated with the khepri empires of Bered Kai Nev.


Although metaclockwork is not described in detail, it involves the usage of numerous and complicated arrangements of cogs and wheels which must be initially wound, similar to conventional clockwork. Through unclear processes, metaclockwork generates thaumaturgical energy that can be used to power a variety of devices, including some types of Mercy Ships and weapons such as Stingboxes.

In the novels[]

Iron Council[]

During the events of Iron Council, Thick Shanks and Cutter use a metaclockwork engine to provide power to a set of golem mirrors during a battle against a battalion of New Crobuzon elementarii.