"In the name of guiding humanity down the right path."
What eventually became of Ferrum Sangvis's population.
The next step of human evolution.
With the circulation of Old Blood, Dolls are seen by the Healing Church as a step closer to the Great Ones.
Dolls are created through Machine Blood Ministration.
Early Dolls were just humans with machine augments and prosthetics. As the process was further refined, Dolls started to become more machine-like, specifically with internal organs. The line between man and machine grew thin until the line vanished completely.
Some Dolls look like humans. Others look like machines with vague human features.
The Old Blood that pumps through a Doll's body allows a Doll to perform superhuman abilities and feats.
Wielding large and powerful weapons, the ability to change their form at will, having superhuman strength, speed, and durability.
This is the power of the Old Blood when combined with the machines that allow the body to accept it.
The power of the machine augments is all thanks to the Old Blood.
The ability to even use the augments is all thanks to the Old Blood.