One of Morphius' vultures attacks, 1647 GUE
Vulture Transit, Overworld (A) / (B)
Vulture Transit, Underground (A) / (B)
Vultures are carrion eaters; they like their meat dead and do not mind
a bit how ripe it is. A rotting steak, especially one long past its
supermarket pull-date, attracts the birds like garbage draws flies (but
have better table manners). These buzzards are good for just one thing,
and one thing only: their talons are like boomerangs.
vulture was used as a spy for Gladys, recounting to her every
significant detail from high overhead the islands. This vulture was
especially searching for an opportune time to snatch Wishbringer.
Flocks of these buzzards were employed by the evil Morphius, who also
for his eyes and ears.
VULTURES AS SERVANTS OF MORPHIUS (1640s GUE)
evil force Morphius possessed hundreds of vulture. These mindless
buzzards, nesting at the Vulture Pits, roamed both levels of the Valley
of the Sparrows, passing through unknown portals. The dwarves had been
charging too many zorkmids per hour for mining labor, and thus Morphius
sent these vultures to raid their mines for illumynite chunks
brought them to the underground.
The Citadel of Zork was the
first structure built with illumynite and translumynite as an incubator
for the Cluster. Here, the vultures delivered the stolen chunks of
illumynite, which were absorbed into the structure housing the Cluster.
Energy then was drawn in large quantities to speed up the mutation of
Plans went forth to continue building an entire
town for Morphius, but more materials were required. The vultures
regularly raided the dwarven mining areas, but the dwarves became
resistant. Along with the vultures, Morphius hoped that the Cliffs of
Depression would be successful in breaking the dwarven union
permanently, but it only grew stronger. The buzzards also preyed upon
any living thing that was stupid enough to isolate itself.
vultures were also the eyes and ears for the evil force. Able to zero
in on subjects who spoke or acted against the force, they would swoop
down and carry the offender away, never to be seen again. Most of these
unfortunate persons were used for the mutation process. They also
regularly stole anything that was not nailed down. Their magnetic
talons helped by easily drawing up anything metal with it as they flew