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Sea serpent

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Sea serpent
Sea serpent sprites.png


Urist likes sea serpents for their majesty.

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Alignment: Savage

· Aquatic

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 1,000

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 6,000 cm3
Max: 9,000,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 1
Adult at: 6
Max age: 150-175
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier ×5)

Food items

Meat 104-412
Fat 35-85
Brain 18-24
Heart 8-12
Lungs 36-46
Intestines 54-70
Liver 18-24
Kidneys 18-24
Tripe 18-24
Sweetbread 8-12
Eyes 2
Spleen 8-12

Raw materials

Bones 58-79
Skull 1
Teeth 3
Skin Scales

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A giant limbless dragon that lives in the sea.

Sea serpents are gigantic aquatic predators who inhabit savage oceans. Purely aquatic creatures, sea serpents will not leave water to attack your dwarves, but any dwarf that foolishly falls in will not have long to live. At 9,000,000 cm³, they're one of the largest creatures found in the sea. Sea serpents can appear in any savage ocean, but have a population limit of one per biome - so if you want more than one to appear, you'll need an embark where two different ocean biomes overlap. They can have children, but will only lay one egg at a time. Young sea serpents become adults at the age of six, but do not reach their full size until they are twenty years old. They have an extremely long (for a non-sapient creature) lifespan, living to be 150 to 170 years old - the same as dwarves.

Sea serpents have been discussed as a replacement for merfolk in aquatic farming operations due to their high body part multiplier as well as their massive size. Unfortunately, they cannot currently breed due to a bug with submerged nest boxes.Bug:4105 While described as limbless (and being depicted as such in their Premium graphical sprite), they in fact possess both front and rear flippers, which presumably makes them resemble some sort of draconic plesiosaurus.

Some dwarves like sea serpents for their majesty.

"Sea serpent" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: allas shethel
Elvish: lene relira
Goblin: ozob olsmu
Human: iño ithrat
Admired for its majesty.