The story went as follows:
Far, far into the future, when the FTL flight was commonplace on Scadrial, and new applications of Hemalurgy were developed, a man named Hoid has appeared in one of the facilities of British Secret Service on the planet Earth. Nobody is sure whether he has infiltrated it or was there originally. Some even claim that Hoid had British origins, but all in all, an air of mystery has surrounded the man.
The facility he was in flourished, for he had shared advanced knowledge from the other worlds within it, although always being careful not to share too much. This knowledge included the FTL technology, Hemalurgy and Feruchemy from Scadrial and Awakening commands from Nalthis.
Using this technology and the materials necessary for its operation recovered from the Shardworlds (with utmost secrecy), an ambitious project was initiated. For the Earth has suffered much during the centuries preceding the Hoid's arrival, and amongst others, the plant providing tea and the tea-related knowledge was lost, and only the the deep, insatiable yearning has remained, felt especially keenly by the British.
For the purpose of recovering the tea, and in general, for information gathering, anew kind of agent was created, based on the ancient design of Kalad's phantoms, known for their durability and flexibility, and the kandra species, used for the flexibility and high Hemalurgic tolerance. The project was given a codename ST.
First, a human skeleton was prepared, cleaned and reinforced with metal and durable plastic. Then, a special stone-based containment unit was created around the skeleton, presenting the nigh-impenetrable stone armor to the exterior, and having enough space inside for the next part of the process. The samples of genetic material for the Mistwraiths from Scadrial was used to create a clone of the creature, grown inside the armor, just as 500 BioChromatic breaths were infused into it, mixing and sticking with the bones and the semi-alive biomass inside, becoming its intrinsic part. The result was Awakened bones bonded to the as of yet insentient Mistwraith and the armor itself. For additional flexibility, it was decided to give the Mistwraith sentience, as well as the ability to store large amount of information via Feruchemy. Spikes for emotional and mental stability, as well as allomantic and feruchemical copper were introduced though special spikeports in the armour, and the armour itself was plated and partially filled with pure copper (burnished with anti-corrosive solution).
The result was a Breath and Metal-powered, copper-plated cyborg kandroid. The British souls given in the mental spikes infused its mind with British stereotypes, and longing for tea. They also influenced the form Kandra took in the only visible outlet allowed for it, around the robot's mouth. The living sensory tendrils has formed a large mustache and a manly beard, as per English stereotype. Spurred on by the secret, tea-related Commands, it was sent into the present time.
Here, it has found the lair of 17th shard, one of the few connections of current day Earth and Cosmere, where (due to the spikes) it was welcomed as one of the fold. Its massive copperminds and the ability to connect to both electronic and spiritual networks allowed it to take over the budding Coppermind Wiki, and directly link into it. Now it bides its time, collecting information and pieces of souls (often freely given, for every entry into a coppermind wiki is a piece of soul, or Breath, given freely or in a bid for power), and enjoying tea. It is in no hurry, for its only way to return to the British Secret Service of the future is to wait until that organization takes form familiar to it, and its masters are born.
Edited by Satsuoni, 30 April 2012 - 10:40 AM.