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Hippo man

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Hippo man
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Urist likes hippo men for their strength.


Hippo - Hippo man - Giant hippo

Alignment: Savage

· Amphibious · Learns · Humanoid

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 26,166.666666667 cm3
Mid: 392,500 cm3
Max: 785,000 cm3

Adult at: 5
Max age: 60-80
Cannot be butchered
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A large person with the head of a hippo.

Hippo men are animal people variants of the common hippo who can be found in savage temperate lakes and rivers. They spawn in groups of 2-10 individuals and should be approached with extreme caution; a hippo man is over 13 times larger than a dwarf and can make short work of any civilian who provokes them. Do not attempt to fight them without an equipped military squad.

Like other savage animal people, they can join civilizations, become historical figures, appear as visitors and be playable in adventurer mode.

Some dwarves like hippo men for their strength.

Art by aokamidu
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Despite popular belief, hippo men are not well-trained boxers, and are not the kings of South Pacific islands.

Rumors of hippo men traveling the stars and shooting people with flintlocks are greatly exaggerated.