Originally posted by Sunder the Gold
But First Age Artifice is not how one makes a robot more powerful than a Brass Legionaire, right?
Because there are other ways of making a robot stronger, even if the robot isn't made with FFA?
It's possible that an artifact automaton might be setting-distorting in ways entirely unrelated to intelligence that make requiring First Age artifice appropriate. Intelligence isn't the only possible criterion, just the one that's clearest-cut.