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Black mamba man

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Black mamba man
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Urist likes black mamba men for their aggression.
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Black mamba - Black mamba man - Giant black mamba

Alignment: Savage

· Learns · Syndrome · Egglaying · Humanoid

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 300 cm3
Mid: 18,750 cm3
Max: 37,500 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 60-80
Cannot be butchered

(Value multiplier ×2)

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A person in the form of a large black mamba with arms.

Black mamba men are the animal people versions of black mambas, half-man, half-snake. Unlike their solitary basal creatures, they can appear in packs of up to 3. Their venom is just as deadly as their smaller cousins', able to paralyse and kill a dwarf quickly, and causes great pain and unconsciousness. Since they appear in packs, they are unbelievably dangerous if they begin biting. They can use equipment and will not bite if armed with a weapon.

They're slightly larger than a dwarven child, and not nearly so threatening as the giant black mambas, as they lack the size to bite off entire limbs like the giant version often does.

Because of their deadly bite, black mamba men should be left alone if possible. Use ranged weapons as much as possible to avoid bites, and make sure any dwarf you send into melee is well-armoured to lessen the chance a bite will actually reach flesh to inject venom.

Some dwarves like black mamba men for their deadly bite and their aggression.

Note: Receiving hickeys may result in death.
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Black mamba men are especially noted for their competitiveness, their intensity, and their dedication to winning.

Some black mamba women are known to be incredibly vengeful, hunting down those that wrong them with a ☼steel long sword☼ and their Legendary striking skill. For this reason, it's ill-advised to interrupt a black mamba woman's wedding.