so how do you KNOW it's a gold chocobo, when nobody's ever SEEN one?
MYSTERY CHOCOBO DEATHS
The twelfth chocobo to wash up on nearby Jidoor Beach was found Tuesday by amateur
scientists looking for materia-based sea glass. The chocobo, most recent in a string
of beached birds, had apparently been washed northward in prevailing currents and,
like the others that have been found since late February, seemed to be young and in
good health at the time of death.
Scientists in the Kalm area have taken the latest remains into their study and
report that all the birds suffered from drowning. Many questions have been raised in
the strange demise of these normally water-savvy birds. Some feel that the influence
of the Giant Flaming Meteor In The Sky That Was Supposed To Fall In a Week But That
Was Last April might be having some sort of confusion effects on the migration
routes of wild chocobos, causing them to drive themselves into the ocean.
Others feel some sinister activity might be the cause. Chocobo Billy, from the local
Circle C Chocobo Ranch south of the materia mines, states that there has been no
unusual activity or death among their chocobos, but that "a strange guy with a spiky
head" had been frequenting the ranch and seemed obsessed with breeding some sort of
"I heard him in the stables, talking to this weirdo vampire lookin' guy about how
they were trying to get them to walk on water to find some treasure. Beats me, but
they pay good money."
When asked if he could elaborate further, the boy refused. "'E's got a sword
bigger'n' Diamond Weapon's surfboard, I ain't gonna go pissing him off. He can try
and breed solid titanium aardvarks, for all I care."
While many witnesses have seen this man and his friends, usually walking into
people's houses and taking their stuff without asking, he was unavailable for
Cloud sat, waist-deep in ocean water, reins in hands, and scowled at the stream of
bubbles from the surface of the water. He shook his head, and turned back to the
party waiting expectantly on the beach.
"...I don't think this one's gold, either."