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Large rat

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Large rat
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Urist likes large rats for their strength.

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  • Underground Depth: 1

Rat - Rat man - Large rat - Giant rat


· Steals food · Steals drink

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 250

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 2,500 cm3
Mid: 12,500 cm3
Max: 25,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 2-3
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 6-13
Fat 6-13
Brain 0-1
Heart 0-1
Lungs 0-2
Intestines 0-1
Liver 0-1
Kidneys 0-2
Tripe 0-1
Sweetbread 0-1
Spleen 0-1

Raw materials

Bones 4-12
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
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A huge rodent found underground.

Large rats are creatures commonly found in the first layer of the caverns, larger than a common rat but smaller than a giant rat. About the size of a kobold, these creatures will steal your food and drink your booze at every chance, meaning they should be kept away from your food stockpiles by all means necessary. All large rats are born with Legendary skill in climbing, and their infants are called large rat pups.

Large rats are benign and will flee from conflict, but dwarves will generally react violently to their presence, leading to them often getting beaten to a pulp by your peasants before they have the chance to cause any trouble. These creatures can be captured with cage traps very easily, as a food stockpile with a couple pieces of food can be used as lure. Once captured, they can be turned into fairly valuable pets, though due to their very short lifespan (no more than 3 years), they make poor companions to dwarves and are better off being butchered.

Clothing made from large rat leather have names that can sound awkward due to the way the game handles sizes for different creatures. A dwarf sized tunic is called a large rat leather tunic. A tunic made for bigger creatures like a human would be called a large large rat leather tunic. A tunic made for a smaller creature like a kobold would be called a small large rat leather tunic.

Some dwarves like large rats for their strength.

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"Large rat" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: or atem
Elvish: lacifa thapa
Goblin: sted spödgôz
Human: lod othur