Needle once belonged to a noble from the nation of Forlonde- he explains that his model of warforged was designed for frontline fighting, but he in particular was part of the personal guard for this noble. However, they failed in their duty to protect him and were punished, and Needle decided he'd had enough of being a slave and escaped.
He eventually took refuge in the Feywilde, where he met someone with a great many very beautiful tattoos. Inspired by this, he took an interest in body art himself, learning how to draw and gradually over the next several years using his own armor as a canvas to perfect the craft. He now works as a tattoo artist professionally in the Feywilde.
Though he speaks in a similar robotic monotone to Fracture, it is fairly evident within a few moments of talking to Needle that he has a lot of personality. He seems to regard the elves of Forlonde and Allanar with scorn, and jokes when talking to Anther that anything they disliked must have something good going for it, implying he also has a sense of humor. He is clearly very passionate about his work, and likes to sketch things to practice and learn new shapes. The players jokingly compared him to a man with a dozen tattoos who looks scary at a distance, but once you talk to him he's a big old nerd who likes art.
- Several of the players have expressed interest in having their character get a tattoo from Needle eventually.