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Tinker minimap icon.png Boush, the Tinker
Boush the Tinker's diminutive race is known for its intelligence, its cunning, and its prickly relationship with magic. As a matter of pride, they survive by their wits, and use only those powers of nature that may be unlocked through rational methodologies. Even this forbearance has led to a great deal of trouble, as Boush can attest. Once a key investigator of natural law, Boush the Tinker led a vast intellectual investigation into the workings of nature, founding a subterranean laboratory in the rumored, mist-wreathed wastes of the Violet Plateau. While scorning mages for the dangers they visit upon the world, Boush and his Tinker associates haughtily wrenched open a portal to some realm beyond comprehension and ushered in some nightmares of their own. A black mist rose from the cavernous interior of the Violet Plateau, shrouding it in permanent darkness from which sounds of horror perpetually emanate. Boush escaped with only his wits and the contraptions he carried, the sole Tinker to survive the Violet Plateau Incident.
Associated with
Heroes Snapfire minimap icon.png Snapfire
Races Keen
Places Violet Plateau
  • Tinker is a Keen.
  • Tinker has a doctorate.[1]
  • Tinker once built an army of small robotic drones called Rollermaws.[2]
  • After his escape from the Violet Plateau, Tinker used the same transdimensional technology that opened the portal in the laboratory to create a pair of teleporting boots.[3]
  • Tinker does not believe in Alchemy. He considers its practitioners to be loons.[4]
  • Tinker knows about, and may have been part of, the Seven Minute War.[5]
  • Rigwarl hates Tinker, for the same reason he hates all Keen.[6]

The Violet Plateau[]

Boush founded the laboratory beneath the Violet Plateau, where he developed various technologies, including robotic drones, rock cutting lasers, and homing rockets. After an experiment went awry in the laboratory, Boush was the only survivor to make it out alive. He believes it is unlikely that there are any other survivors.[7]

Yurnero believes that Boush caused the Violet Plateau incident, and is criminally responsible for all the deaths involved.[8]


Boush is friends with Beatrix Snapfire, a fellow keen, the two having collaborated on something many years ago.[9] [10]


  1. Tinker response: ▶️ Gaaa, Dr. Tinker.
  2. Rollermawster description.
  3. Mecha Boots of Travel Mk III description.
  4. Tinker response: ▶️ What sort of loon believes in Alchemy?
  5. Tinker response: ▶️ This is starting to remind me of the Seven Minute War!
  6. Bristleback response: ▶️I hate keens.
  7. Tinker response: ▶️ I hope someday I'll run into another survivor of the Violet Plateau Incident, but it's not looking promising.
  8. Call of the Bladeform Legacy: ▶️ Your crimes must weigh heavily on your shoulders, Tinker.
  9. Snapfire response: ▶️ Always hate to lose a friend!
  10. Snapfire response: ▶️ Could you imagine it? All those years ago, coming to this?

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