Beyond appearances, there is always something beautiful and stunning about exceptional tools, those machines which are ideal to carry out their assigned duty. We have many great examples throughout our history, such as the double hammer from the builders of ziggurats in the Archaic Age, and from other cultures such as the unipersonal immersion spaceships made by the Turangar Engineers. All of them represent the perfect tool for their specific task. They are pieces that represent the perfect connection that comes about unintentionally between functionality and design. The same thing happened with the Overdron Batroids. They are immense, crude and slow compared to other Batroids. However, just a simple glance will see both the most sophisticated art lover and the most demanding gunsmith overcome with awe. No designer has bothered to soften its techno-organic shapes and no artist has balanced out the sheer volume of muscles that grow so quickly but these represent a celebration of beauty that lacks any aesthetic charm. In other words, it’s a functional beauty. They do what they aim to do in an excellent way – the Overdrons have no purpose except to destroy and this is something they do perfectly. It’s not surprising that the Ur grew fond of these Batroids as the Overdrons respond and destroy in a most excellent way. They are ingenious while carrying out their work, and one could say that when in action, they have a great deal of personality. No craftsman exists that is unaware of what it means to have the right tool to perform a job – and the Ur know perfectly well they have the right tool for destruction.
Excerpt from A Cynical Gaze upon the Universe, by Cal3fex Observer, Cultural Gnomon of the Second Transversal Matriarchy.