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Giant sperm whale

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Urist likes giant sperm whales for their vengeful nature.
Biome

Variations

Sperm whale - Sperm whale man - Giant sperm whale

Attributes
Alignment: Savage

· Aquatic · Exotic mount · Beaching

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

· Exotic pet · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Size
Child: 4,000,000 cm3
Adolescent: 100,000,000 cm3
Adult: 200,000,000 cm3

Age
Adult at: 1
Max age: 70-80
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 4940-7048
Fat 1066-1523
Brain 406-580
Heart 203-290
Lungs 812-1160
Intestines 1219-1740
Liver 406-580
Kidneys 406-580
Tripe 406-580
Sweetbread 203-290
Eyes 20-28
Spleen 203-290

Raw materials

Bones 1177-1690
Teeth 2
Skin Raw hide
This article is about the current version of DF.
A gigantic monster in the shape of a sperm whale.


Giant sperm whales are really, REALLY giant--they are even bigger than a real-world blue whale. They produce truly enormous stacks of animal products, which can reach over 13,000 total units worth of food; butchering one will feed a 100-dwarf fortress for a bit more than ten years. If the corpse doesn't rot halfway to the butcher's shop, of course. Giant sperm whales are the largest creatures in the game by a wide margin; they are eight times the size of a dragon, ten times that of a bronze colossus, about 380 times the size of a fully-grown bull moose, and about 3,330 times the size of a measly dwarf.

Hunting giant sperm whales is not easy due to their aquatic nature (and their sheer size). They can be captured with a fish-catching chamber and then air-drowned; out of the water a giant sperm whale will turn into a corpse relatively quickly. They will also occasionally beach themselves, leaving a corpse ready for butchering by lucky dwarves.

If you happen to embark on a Terrifying ocean, you may run into undead versions of these. If you do, pray Armok will have mercy, because this thing will have none. Be sure to tell the forum how much fun you had as well !

Some dwarves admire giant sperm whales for their vengeful nature and their teeth.


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It is rumored that giant sperm whales can only be slain via throwing iron spears into their heads. Giant sperm whales also tend to rip off limbs for no reason, and therefore the surviving dwarf may start a grudge with the whale that may spell doom for dozens of dwarves.

Bonus points if the killing dwarf has a bone crutch and a lost leg.

Size Comparison
Estimated Giant Sperm Whale Size Comparison.
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