At long last, Shalke found the key to realizing his plans; an ore known as mystalite that generated energy from little more than air. It would allow his ponderous mechanisms to operate within respectable means. His dream of bestowing equal power to all humankind would finally come to pass. However, he had overlooked man's covetous nature. Finding similar potential in such an efficient energy source, countless nations waged war over the limited supply.
An automaton (plural: automata or automatons) is a self-operating machine. The word "automaton" is the latinization of the Greek autómaton "acting of one's own will", neuter of autómatos "self moving, self willed". It is more often used to describe non-electronic moving machines, especially those that have been made to resemble human or animal actions, such as the jacks on old public striking clocks, or the cuckoo and any other animated figures on a cuckoo clock.
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