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Tick man

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Tick man
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Urist likes tick men for their ability to expand.
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Tick - Tick man - Giant tick

Alignment: Savage

· Learns · Humanoid

Cannot be tamed 
Max: 35,000.5 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 60-80
Cannot be butchered
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A person with the head and legs of a tick.

Tick men are humanoid versions of the common tick and a species of animal people, found in most savage biomes in small clusters of 1-3 individuals. They are only half the size of an adult dwarf and as such, are unlikely to be a threat to even an unarmed civilian. Like their vermin counterparts, tick men drain blood during bite attacks, which may lead to interesting scenarios if one attempts to bite a vampire. All tick men are born with Legendary skill in climbing.

Like other savage animal people, tick men may occasionally join civilizations, becoming full-fledged citizens who may appear in your fortress as visitors or be playable in adventurer mode.

Some dwarves like tick men for their ability to expand.

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A tick man with blue pigmented skin and high muscle mass has been seen traveling with a moth man.

"Tick man" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: nobgost udos
Elven: pamène onino
Goblin: stâsost ngorûg
Human: slushu abo
Has a harder time embedding itself into others.