Weird Statue, referred to as Field Tiller after completing We Will Be Reunited, is an object resembling an inactive Ruin Guard located in Mondstadt, on the upper deck of the central tower of Stormterror's Lair. It was revealed in the quest A Soul Set Apart as the Ruin Guard prototype.
"The land is not to be tilled with farming tools, but rather to be fought for with steel and blood." —This is how the "Field Tiller" came about.
Field Tiller was a codename given to the Ruin Guard machines. The first Field Tiller was a prototype that was far stronger than a normal Ruin Guard, despite sharing a similar appearance to them. Following the fall of Khaenri'ah, this Field Tiller mindlessly roamed around Teyvat like the rest of its brethren, eventually arriving at Wolvendom. Andrius encountered the Field Tiller; mistaking it as a challenger, he attacked and damaged the Field Tiller, which subsequently fled to the ruins of Old Mondstadt.
Severely damaged, it eventually became immobile but still active. Believing to have sensed danger, it detected anyone who attempted to enter Old Mondstadt and launched missiles at them to drive them off. The people of Mondstadt, who had little knowledge of the Ruin machines, believed it to be a final act of fury from the deceased Anemo Archon Decarabian and called the phenomenon the "Tyrant's Final Fury". This lasted for around a year before the Field Tiller shut down.
All of the Ruin Guards today are just replicas of this machine. As the prototype, its combat capability was unrestricted.Dainsleif, A Soul Set Apart
The Abyss Order had a plan to place the eye of the first field tiller in the Defiled Statue to create a mechanized god. When the Traveler tries to use Elemental Sight to extract the eye of the first field tiller, it does not work. Dainsleif explains that is because the field tiller is not powered by Elemental energy. Dainsleif then uses his own power to extract the eye and vows to protect it himself to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.
- (Before completing We Will Be Reunited)
- Weird Statue
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- (After completing We Will Be Reunited)
- Field Tiller
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