Grey Fortress is a fanfiction by user Snowstripe the Fierce. It is not considered canonical within the Guardians of Ga'Hoole timeline, and is made simply for the enjoyment of the reader. References and statements made about original characters, locations, and events within the universe of Guardians of Ga'Hoole cannot be considered canon either.
Brief Summary Edit
The Great Horned owlet 47-8 is snatched from his nest early on as an egg by agents from St. Aegolius' Academy for Orphaned Owls. From his first moons as a hatchling, he is told that he is an orphan and his kidnappers are here to help him. He is given a number designation, and obeys every command he is given. However, as he gets older, he begins to question what he has been taught, and his superiors discourage this behavior, and treats it as insolence. This is is story, the story of an owlet stolen from his home, and forced to grow up in this new one, called an orphanage, but to him, it is the Grey Fortress.
47-8 - Male great horned owl (Bubo virginianus). Was taken from his hollow in Ambala as an egg and was hatched at St. Aegolius. Later known as Scarn.
Fench - Male Long-eared Owl (Asio otus). Chief Supervisor of Owlet Glaucidium #134, Northwestern Quadrant. Prefers to be called Cuz by owlets in his "care".
13-7 - Female Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus), with deep yellow eyes and dark gray beak and feet. Brood Incubator, Eggorium #5, Northeastern Quadrant. Later known as Finny, or Auntie.
3-22 - Male Great Horned Owl.
19-19 - Female Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). Elder sister to 47-8, GHB 8-O3 and GHB 8-O1. Was mentioned as having been killed in a skirmish between the St. Aggie's owls and the Tytonic Union of Pure Ones.
GHB 8-O3 - Unidentified Great Horned owlet. Younger sibling to 19-19, 47-8, GHB 8-O1 and GHB 8-O3
The sun fell from light blue skies, darkening them into a violet. To some, the beauty of the night combined with the beauty of the earth would entrance and dazzle. However, in the Canyons of St. Aegolius, the earth's dull grays and ugly browns weren't much to look at. Any owl with half a gizzard and brain would pass over such a place.
That was just what some owls were hoping for.