v50 Steam/Premium information for editors
  • v50 information can now be added to pages in the main namespace. v0.47 information can still be found in the DF2014 namespace. See here for more details on the new versioning policy.
  • Use this page to report any issues related to the migration.
This notice may be cached—the current version can be found here.

DF2014:Giant orca

From Dwarf Fortress Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Giant orca
Urist likes giant orcas for their great jumps.

No portrait



Orca - Orca man - Giant orca

Alignment: Savage

· Aquatic · Exotic mount · Beaching

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

· Exotic pet · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 1,440,000 cm3
Mid: 20,000,000 cm3
Max: 40,000,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 50-90
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 1240-1370
Fat 260-300
Brain 100-120
Heart 50-60
Lungs 200-230
Intestines 325-350
Liver 105-120
Kidneys 100-120
Tripe 100-120
Sweetbread 50-60
Eyes 4
Spleen 50-60

Raw materials

Bones 310-340
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
This article is about an older version of DF.
A gigantic monster in the shape of an orca.

Giant orcas are bigreally big. Of all the creatures in Dwarf Fortress, only the giant sperm whale is larger. A single specimen can feed a fortress for years and keep bone carvers very busy, but giant orcas appear in groups of 3-9. If that massive bounty isn't enough to motivate your dwarves to leave dry land, you're in luck: giant orcas are also prone to beaching themselves on shore, leaving a corpse ripe for butchering. Giant orcas can prove very valuable to any fort on a savage ocean. Dwarves in a terrifying biome should fear them as well – zombie orcas may crawl up on dry land.

Some dwarves like giant orcas for their coloration and great jumps, though one imagines that they admire both from quite a distance.

Once accidentally flopped itself onto land and took out three fortresses... in three different biomes... kilometers apart from each other.
Art by Chernyakov Aleksandr