Mass: 400 lbs
Homeworld: Believed to be SR388
During their brief settlement of SR388, the Chozo created a series of automatons to make their daily lives easier, to keep them company, to do difficult or dangerous work, and to guard and defend important sites and buildings. When the Chozo were forced to leave SR388 most of these automatons were left behind. Some of them deteriorated beyond repair while other continued their original programming or simply kept functioning without a purpose at all, becoming a hazard for the life of SR388 or any unfortunate visitor who might stuble on these machines. The Shirk was originally designed as a mining drone. Fitted with spikes and a powerful thruster package, its purpose was to smash strong rocks and expand the cavern system of SR388 for future Chozo habitations. It did this by impacting with full force on an obstacle and continued until the obstacle was smashed into smaller pieces that could be removed by Autoads and Proboscum units.
For this purpose the Shirk is fitted with very strong impact resistant armour that protects the drone’s powerplant, computer core, and thruster impacts from rubble that might be released when the Shirk is working. Like several other Chozo droids, the Shirk was also programmed to defend Chozo settlements and the Chozo themselves. As it does not carry any armaments the Shirk instead uses the spikes it normally uses for excavation, crushing a hostile with them until its dead. However like most of the other droids the ancient Chozo left behind when they abandoned SR388, an undetermined number of Shirks were left online. With no new instructions they now only follow their master’s command of protecting the former Chozo settlements from any being that might enter it.