Source: The Show Must Go On, pg(s). 86
Mechanical carnies are mindless constructs built to serve various roles at circuses and carnivals. They vary greatly in form and abilities, which are limited only by the imagination and skill of their maker. Building a mechanical carny is difficult, and many ringmasters who hired cheap tinkerers to construct one have ended up finding a malfunctioning mechanical carny wreaking havoc. The first mechanical carny was made by a gnome inventor who wanted a companion who could endlessly make her laugh and smile, and its success has spread across the entire Inner Sea region and made mechanical carnies a staple among circuses that wander Avistan and Garund.