Degrees of Success
The Archons were going to lose the war. X’ion’s Nephilim met them at every turn and crushed them. On the verge of extinction, they became desperate, and in that desperation they turned to a technology they did not, could not, understand. The ancient humans had made great strides in electronics and machine technology, and one of their many achievements was the creation of autonomous robots, humanoid creations able to make intelligent decisions and respond to external stimuli and hard-wired commands. When humanity died out, their robot creations were left dormant for thousands of years.
It is not clear how the Mechonids have changed themselves after the war, but there do seem to be differences in their construction and programming. It is unknown if these Mechonids have evolved into a true A.I. or if they are being secretly controlled by an unknown master. What is known is that there is a hierarchy of Mechonid ranks; larger robots have been seen on the battlefield directing the smaller, more familiar Mechonid varieties.
—Fragged Empire Core Rule Book, p316