The Tarnished are those who lack the skills required to become a Clockwork Apostle, or are incapable of being merchants or craftsmen. As a result they are cast out and become Tarnished.[UOL 1] The Tarnished live in the slums of Slag Town. The Tarnished are disenfranchised, and often have to rely on themselves to get by. In the Second Era, an Orc named Razgurag acted as Slag Town's unofficial mayor, keeping track of Slag Town's supplies. The mayor petitioned the Clockwork Apostles for help, but they did little to aid the Tarnished. He ended up hiring mercenaries to obtain the supplies necessary to treat illnesses, fuel their fires for warmth, and improve their quality of life.
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