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|Urist likes giant penguins for their waddling gait.|
Not hunting/war trainable
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- A huge monster, shaped like a penguin.
Giant penguins are enlarged counterparts of the common penguin, found in savage arctic oceans. They waddle through the landscape in groups of 5 to 10 individuals, each standing nearly four times the size of a dwarf, though despite their size, they are as benign as their smaller cousins, fleeing from dwarves unless cornered. Hunters and a half-competent military squad should be able to take on these creatures without much difficulty.
Giant penguins can be captured in cage traps and, unlike every other kind of penguin in the game, they can be trained into pets, possessing the standard high value of a giant creature. Because they provide a respectable amount of food and bones when butchered, the idea of breeding them for a meat industry is an attractive one, but they are very poor egg-layers - only laying 2 eggs at a time - and take two years to reach their adult size, meaning the player will require patience to get a functional giant penguin farm running smoothly. Granted, crazier things have been done before.
In real life, a genus of extinct penguin named Palaeeudyptinae is sometimes known as the giant penguin. However, as the game's giant penguins are enlarged versions of Magellanic penguins, this is most likely a coincidence.
Some dwarves like giant penguins for their enormous size, their coloration, their waddling gait and their way of flying through the water.
[CREATURE:BIRD_PENGUIN_GIANT] [COPY_TAGS_FROM:BIRD_PENGUIN] [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:GIANT] [CV_REMOVE_TAG:CHANGE_BODY_SIZE_PERC] [APPLY_CURRENT_CREATURE_VARIATION] [GO_TO_END] [CHANGE_BODY_SIZE_PERC:5702] this also resizes the eggs [GO_TO_START] [NAME:giant penguin:giant penguins:giant penguin] [CASTE_NAME:giant penguin:giant penguins:giant penguin] [GENERAL_CHILD_NAME:giant penguin chick:giant penguin chicks] [DESCRIPTION:A huge monster, shaped like a penguin.] [POPULATION_NUMBER:15:30] [CLUSTER_NUMBER:5:10] [CREATURE_TILE:'P'] [COLOR:0:0:1] [PET_EXOTIC] [PETVALUE:500] [MOUNT_EXOTIC] [PREFSTRING:enormous size] [PREFSTRING:coloration] [PREFSTRING:waddling gait] [PREFSTRING:way of flying through the water] [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_WALKING_GAITS:9000:8900:8825:8775:9500:9900] 1 kph [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_SWIMMING_GAITS:900:750:600:439:1900:2900] 20 kph [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_CRAWLING_GAITS:9000:8900:8825:8775:9500:9900]