The Steam Beast - Mobile
When the first portal was found to have been captured by the Coalition the order came to release the great Steam Beast from the fourth sphere. While it proved unsuitable for extraplanar travel, it would continue its duties as a protector upon Phyrexia’s first sphere.
The Steam Beast is a creature of living metal and magical artifice subsisting upon a constant flow of coal and oil. The sheer size is mind-boggling, ten times larger than the biggest dragons. Nestled within its rounded torso are numerous hissing boilers sending soot and steam streaming from its many knobby joints. It moves upon six massive legs sprouting from its underside driven by huge drive shafts. Each movement is accompanied by the hissing of steam and pumping of pistons.
What makes the Steam Beast most dangerous is found upon its wide shoulders. While there is no head, nor any apparent sensory apparatus, there are hundreds of long arms – each tipped with deadly titanium shears. Any caught within can be quickly and easily sliced to ribbons. To make matters worse, the entire creature is covered with foot thick armour plating, each slick with oil and caked with soot.
Fortunately what the Steam Beast has in strength, it lacks in intelligence. For some reason known only to its creator Yawgmoth, it will follow only the strongest, regardless of their alignment. Yet, due to its size, it is unable to enter into any of the structures scattered across Phyrexia.
The Steam Beast moves with victorious armies. When moving into a structure it will remain in place.