Metal Devil or the FAS-BOR7 Horus is ancient war machine manufactured by Faro Automated Solutions as part of the Peacekeeper line of automated defense systems. Derelict Metal Devils can be occasionally seen, their massive size jutting out of mountain ranges.
Metal Devils are massive squid- and crab-like machines. With massive flexible, armored tendrils with large rock drills at their tips, and a sinister look the Metal Devils are the ultimate personification of "evil".
Numerous derelicts can often be seen at ancient battle sites, where their tendrils had smashed openings in the underground bunkers and facilities of the Old Ones.
Designed in the mid-21st century by Faro Automated Solutions, the Metal Devil (then known as Horus) was a Titan war machine designed to lay waste to all in its path, with the capability of destroying fortifications, tunneling into bunkers, and providing logistical support to smaller Chariot line models like the Scarab and Khopesh.
When the "glitch" caused all Faro machines to turn on humanity, whole landscapes were destroyed or consumed by the Metal Devils in their ravenous, never-ending search for biomass as fuel. In several notable incidents early in the Faro Plague, Horus units from the Hartz-Timor Swarm were spotted refueling via biomatter conversion on whatever they could find--plant life, fruit orchards, even endangered dolphins. There may not have been many made or they were unable to self-replicate because all the Metal Devils that have been found are destroyed derelicts, slain giants now being buried beneath the sand and snow of the new world.
However, after the Spire transmitted a kill-code protocol that shuts down the Eclipse's machine army and HADES flees its core, Sylens brought the evil intelligence to the wreck of a mostly intact Metal Devil looming out of the desert sand, possibly with the hope of giving HADES a new, destructive body in exchange for knowledge. This is possible as the Eclipse have been trying to resurrect the Metal Devils as well as recovering new war machines from them.
It is unknown just what these Titans were capable of and, hopefully, the inhabitants of the new world will never have to learn. However, they did seem to serve as mobile factories or transports, as the Eclipse recovered many newer, intact Deathbringers from the wrecks of Metal Devils.
The massive, half-mile long tentacles are tipped with huge rock drills, allowing them to tunnel into hidden bunkers and smash buildings to rubble. They also may have other weapon systems onboard, but none have been identified.
- Just like Corruptors and Deathbringers, the Metal Devil's original designation, Horus, is a reference to Ancient Egypt. Horus was one of the first established Egyptian gods and one of the most important in their religion. Horus was a god over many things, but most importantly he was the god of the sky and war.
|Acquisition Class||Broadhead - Charger - Glinthawk - Grazer - Lancehorn - Rockbreaker - Scrapper - Snapmaw - Strider - Trampler|
|Combat Class||Ravager - Sawtooth - Stalker - Stormbird - Thunderjaw|
|Recon Class||Longleg - Watcher (Redeye Watcher) - Tallneck|
|Transport Class||Behemoth - Fire Bellowback - Freeze Bellowback - Shell-Walker|
|Chariot Class||Corrupted Machines - Corruptor - Deathbringer - Metal Devil|