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Urist likes emus for their size.

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Emu - Emu man - Giant emu


· Egglaying

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 100

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 800 cm3
Mid: 17,500 cm3
Max: 35,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 5-15
Adult at: 1
Max age: 15-25
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 14
Fat 12
Brain 1
Gizzard 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 14
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

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Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A large flightless bird. It is very curious and has been known to follow other creatures.

Emus are birds who inhabit temperate shrublands and forests, appearing in groups of anywhere between 2-10 individuals. They are half the size of a human (a little over half the size of an adult dwarf) and are entirely benign, doing little but meandering about aimlessly. They'll normally flee if confronted in combat, but on rare occasions may attempt to defend themselves, primarily with kick attacks.

Emus can be captured in cage traps and trained into exotic pets. They produce a good quantity of returns when butchered and lay a fairly high amount of eggs if placed in a nest box, opening the opportunity for an emu farm. Among the ratite birds in the game (emus, ostriches and cassowaries), emus are the smallest and shortest-lived of the three.

Some dwarves like emus for their size and their inquisitive nature.

Admired for their inquisitive nature.
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One human kingdom is historically famed for losing a bloody war against emus, despite having the reputation of wrestling saltwater crocodiles into the ground and killing dingoes with their bare hands. They handled the loss fairly well, however, considering they love to joke about it to their dwarf friends. Another proof that humans are much better than those damned elves.