Aluminum Fowl

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Monsters of Godville
Aluminum Fowl
Avis bauxis
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Class Intelligent vehicle.
Habitat Wherever treasures and mysteries abound.
Description High-flying aluminum smart vehicle.

The Aluminum Fowl (Avis bauxis) is a nanotechnology-powered, metallic, intelligent, flying machine in the form of a condor. Its airframe measures about three times the volume of the average hero or heroine. While most champions argue that this monster's vocation is "monster," monster's rights activists are quick to point out that the Aluminum Fowl spends far more of its time on surveying, private investigation, and archaeology.[1]

Origin

The Aluminum Fowl hatched as the third and final egg in its nanotechnological nest, high in the tors surrounding Vector Field. The nanites responsible for its creation[2] had been running out of materials, at that point, having harvested the area of a prodigious amount of gold for the first egg, iron for the second egg, and ptry deposits of bauxite for the aluminum of the third egg, so the Aluminum Fowl came out rather... small. But, though it was little, it was fierce!

Early History: Hero Worship

Middle Years: Family Rivalry

Present: Bitter Feud

Favored Haunts and Habitats

The Aluminum Fowl most often enjoys jungles, archeological digs, Caves, and really old cities. When not searching for treasures and lost items at ground level where the heroes and heroines can encounter it, the Aluminum Fowl can often be spotted soaring to great altitudes over fields and plains, looking for traces in the crops and grasses, looking for paler growth that indicates soil compacted by prehistoric settlements or stone walls hidden just beneath the surface.

As of 2278 g.e.: The Aluminum Fowl has acted on its potential as a surveillance and search-and-rescue machine, and has opened "A.L. Fowl and Co. Private Investigations" in a storefront in Simpletown. Please, no standing or parking on the road immediately in front of the office, as this is where the Aluminum Fowl lands, so stopped carts are likely to be crushed.

Top Pet Projects (Searches)

  • Mysterious city of gold
  • Fountains of wisdom, youth, and excellence
  • Tomb of the Horseman
  • Fabric archives of the Malicious Monks of Smeehee
  • Wreck site of the GVS Prosperity

Successful Discoveries

  • Cache of Elder Ian FitzIan the Lesser the Barbeerian[3]
  • Arabella O'Random's missing kitten

Attributes

Strengths

  • Intense willpower.
  • Never, ever, ever gives up.
  • Practiced in the arts and sciences of competition.
  • Heat-conductive carapace.

Weaknesses

  • Intense rage at the mention of its sibling, the Golden Condor.
  • Immediately distracted by hints of treasure and cultural discoveries.
  • Easily scratched.

References and Footnotes

  1. Pamphlet citation goes here.
  2. Nobody knows where the nanites came from, but cryptozoologists are blaming the Mad Scientist again, which is pretty safe to do.
  3. Two caches of weaponry, gold, and yeast cultures dating to 3000 b.g.e. have been located and attributed to this historical figure. The Aluminum Fowl located the smaller of the two caches.