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Geisterdragon

Also known as "nighthunter"

This weird beast has not yet received an official name in the comic, but since it's affiliated with the Geisterdamen, "Geisterdragon" seems reasonable for the time being. In the the print novel Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess it is referred to as a nighthunter.

It first appears here , helping a pair of Geisterdamen stand guard in Sturmhalten just as a quartet of Wingbots created by Agatha are released to spread the message that the Other is once again running amok and Agatha is in need of a rescue. Roosting on a sort of staff held by one of the Geisters, the creature notices the clanks, and "GRAAK"'s an alarm before setting off in pursuit. It ruthlessly hunts down and destroys three of the devices, smashing right through a metal grate in the process, but the fourth pulls off a nice bit of subterfuge involving a cannonball which sends the beast plummeting to what appears to be its doom. On the Wingbot goes to do its thing: meeting up with Ardsley Wooster who has arrived in town piloting Gil's rebuilt flying machine. (See the Wingbot article for how that finally shakes out..)

Geisterdragon

It's unclear whether this critter is a Construct or something natural -- "natural" being something of a relative term, to be sure, and if it is "natural," it's only thus on/in/at the Geisterdamen's home (whatever that is), and not Europa. It's certainly clear enough, however, that you don't really want to run into another one like it, so it's categorized among the Villains for now.

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