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Hair is a filament that grows out of a creature's skin that can provide many functions. This can range from providing warmth to acting as feelers, expanding on the sensation of touch. It is handled in two different ways in the game, being attached to a creature, or being detached and made into a useful item.

"Hair" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: razes
Elvish: rera
Goblin: esmast
Human: ad

Hair on living creatures[edit]

Hair is part of the cosmetic layers that any creature can have. It can also have different colors, turning grey or white as creatures age.

Hair as an item[edit]

Hair is a byproduct of butchering some animals. It can be spun into thread at a farmer's workshop. Hair thread cannot be used to weave cloth, but it can be dyed and used to suture wounds in a hospital or bind books in a craftsdwarf's workshop.

Hair sample.
More: GemsMetalsStones
BloodBoneCartilageCheeseChitinEggFatFeatherHair (WoolYarn) • HoofHornIchorLeatherMilkMeatNailNervous tissueOrgansParchmentPearlScaleShellSilkSkinSpitSweatTallowTearsToothWax
Fiber (PaperSlurry) • FlowerFruitLeafOil • Plant powders (DyeFlourSugar) • Seed (Press cake) • Wood
AmberAshCoralFilthFuelGlassGrimeIceLyeMagmaMudPearlashPotashSaltUnknown substanceVomitWater
See also: Material science