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|Urist likes giant ticks for their ability to expand.|
Not hunting/war trainable
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- A large monster taking the shape of a tick.
Giant ticks are the non-vermin variety of ticks. They carry the MOUTH_SUCK_ATTACK creature variation tag, and can in fact suck blood from a dwarf. In form and capability they are essentially a toothless, webless giant spider, and as such are relatively no danger to your dwarves; however, if cornered and attacked, they can make quick work of a single, untrained and unarmored dwarf. Having an additional pair of legs gives them more resilience compared to giant insects, and less chance to get a fatal brain injury, but they are easily taken out by a military squad or hunter. It is highly recommended to either take it down by bolt, or have an armored soldier take care of it, as even a single bite can incapacitate an unarmored dwarf.
[CREATURE:GIANT_TICK] [COPY_TAGS_FROM:TICK] [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:GIANT] [CV_REMOVE_TAG:CHANGE_BODY_SIZE_PERC] [APPLY_CURRENT_CREATURE_VARIATION] [GO_TO_END] [SELECT_CASTE:ALL] [CHANGE_BODY_SIZE_PERC:20000700] [GO_TO_START] [NAME:giant tick:giant ticks:giant tick] [CASTE_NAME:giant tick:giant ticks:giant tick] [DESCRIPTION:A large monster taking the shape of a tick.] [POPULATION_NUMBER:10:20] [CLUSTER_NUMBER:1:1] [CREATURE_TILE:'T'] [COLOR:6:0:0] [PET_EXOTIC] [PETVALUE:500] [MOUNT_EXOTIC] [GO_TO_END] [PREFSTRING:ability to expand] [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_WALKING_GAITS:900:750:600:439:1900:2900] 20 kph [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_CRAWLING_GAITS:9000:8900:8825:8775:9500:9900] 1 kph [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_CLIMBING_GAITS:9000:8900:8825:8775:9500:9900]