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Urist likes lice for their ability to infest.


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Wikipedia article

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A tiny parasitic insect. It feeds on skin and blood.

Lice are a species of unremarkable above ground vermin who may be found in any non-freezing biome. They may not be caught in animal traps. A comment on their raw files states they should not survive without a host, implying Toady One plans them to be parasitic in a future update. All lice possess Legendary skill in climbing.

Some dwarves like lice for their ability to infest.

"Louse" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: sosmil
Elvish: lenipe
Goblin: baru
Human: slupi
Admired for its ability to infest.
Insects & bugs
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