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Remade

Remade
Remade
An example of a Remade human.
 Urban 
Sapience level Sapient
Average height Varies
Location / range New Crobuzon, Armada, Perpetual Train
Population status Common
Danger rating Medium threat

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The Remade are a group of bio-engineered people from the world of Bas-Lag.

They are usually criminals who are punished for their crimes by the addition or alteration of body parts, which may be either organic or mechanical, though the mechanical additions occur mostly in the city of New Crobuzon.

Anatomy and appearanceEdit

The Remade are extremely varied in nature, ranging from those who have had their legs or lower bodies replaced with steam powered engines, to others who have had animal and human body parts attached to them. The nature of the Remaking often reflects the nature of the crime; a man who stole a painting of a garuda (bird-man) was punished by grafts of feathers, non-functional wings, and a metal beak, to make him look like a grotesque parody of a garuda, while a man who would not give information on accomplices has his mouth 'erased'. There also tend to be "fads" for particular forms of remaking where such ironic punishments are not specified.

Society and cultureEdit

Because their new body parts sometimes grant them newfound abilities, Remade may serve specialized purposes in society, often as indentured servants and slaves. Remades with their heads twisted around and fitted with mirror helmets are used against the slake moths, giant insects which could not safely be looked at, while Remade prostitutes cater to every form of sexual perversion.

Remaking is not always a punishment: one particular individual known as Tanner Sack is remade willfully into an amphibious human, though he was partially remade as a punishment prior to this. The Remade are treated as slaves in New Crobuzon, but in the floating city of Armada and aboard the Perpetual Train they come to be considered equals to the non-Remade or "Freeanole" (free and whole).

Not all Remade fit willingly into their low position in society. The fReemade are escaped Remade slaves who act either as brigands and bandits, or as terrorists and freedom-fighters. The most famous fReemade, Jack Half-a-Prayer, had a praying mantis's arm and was the leader of an urban terrorist group in New Crobuzon until he was Remade again before his public hanging and death.

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