Making up the bulk of the Cogs-Folk fleet, the Steamedore are sentient Automatons originally thought to be created by the warlocks to be used as cheap labour. In actuality, they were made to be vessels for demons to posses once they had been brought to this realm through the use of the daemontouched artifacts such as the Corestone. Eventually, a large amount of the Steamodore were freed after the Conquest of Scorched Earth by the Skyfell. Most of the Steamodore fled from the Baen Forest where they were being manufactured to the Northern Coast, where they eventually settled and helped the humans to build the first of the Enclaves.
Of the many Steamedores depicted throughout the show, few had as large an impact as Shunt Worldfork.