The Archaeoaevis is a dragon/plate wyrm-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the south of Balamka Fault in Zertinan Caverns. Archaeoaevis can often be seen attacking the Gorgimera. It's one of the only sources of Emperor Scales via the monograph needed for the Durandal from the Bazaar.
In the International Zodiac Job System version, Archaeoaevis is much harder to kill due to its immensely improved stats. With its HP ranging from 161,622 to 961,622 depending on its level and the ability to inflict Confuse, Sap, Poison, and Disease on the entire party, it could possibly be one of the most dangerous creatures the player can meet.
Page 1: ObservationsEdit
Being the oldest living variety of plate wyrm, and thus thought to be the ancient dragon's original form. The petrified remains of long-extinct flora cling to its carapace, a testament to its incredible age. Though it favors dark, sandy caverns, the constantly swirling sand has withered away its sight. Because of this, its sense of touch has heightened to the point where it can sense the slightest movements in the air, thereby to find its prey and strike.
Page 2: Torn NoteEdit
The contest for possession of these great, expensive, masterpieces of vanity has brought a kingdom to its knees. For many years, nowhere was their existence acknowledged, but then, through miraculous circumstance, did they find their way into my hands. Here I will write the truth of what happened in its entirety, so that the story be known. On the surface, they appear to be emperor scales, yet upon clo
The creature's name comes from the Greek suffix archeo- meaning "ancient" and the Latin word avis meaning "bird".