DF2014:Roc

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Roc

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Urist likes rocs for their dedication to their young.
Biome

Attributes

· Flying · Megabeast · Steals food · Steals items · Fanciful · Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 10,000

· Egglaying · Exotic pet · Breeding

Trainable:  Hunting   War 

Size
Child: 200,000 cm3
Adolescent: 5,000,000 cm3
Adult: 20,000,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 1-2
Age
Adult at: 1
Max age: Immortal
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier x15)

Food items

Meat 416-949
Fat 126-262
Brain 27-34
Heart 13-17
Lungs 54-68
Intestines 83-102
Liver 27-34
Kidneys 26-34
Tripe 27-34
Sweetbread 13-17
Eyes 2
Spleen 13-17

Raw materials

Bones 258-317
Skull 1
Gizzard stone 1

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
A bird of prey so large and ferocious it dwarfs many dragons. All beneath its mighty wings should fear the sky.


Estimated size comparison between a roc and a dwarf.

Rocs are gigantic megabeasts taking the form of colossal birds of prey. These creatures reach their max size at only 20 years, and once they hit that age, they become the largest creatures in the game who are capable of flight. All rocs are born with Talented skill in fighting, biting, kicking, dodging and observing.

Rocs are naturally formidable opponents; they are twice the size of a titan and are able to attack your dwarves from above, quickly turning them into little bearded shreds with their talons. However, when compared to their fellow megabeasts, rocs are arguably the least powerful of the four. Unlike other megabeasts, rocs are susceptible to both pain and over-exertion, and they also lack the danger posed by the fire breath of a dragon, the multi-attacks of an hydra or the inorganic armor of a bronze colossus. That being said, rocs are not to be underestimated, for their sheer size makes them a grave threat to a fortress.

Despite their monstrous size, rocs are just as vulnerable to cage traps as any other creature. In the event the player succeeds in capturing one, they can be trained and turned into war or hunting beasts or, if female, be pastured at a nest box to lay gigantic eggs - rocs lay the largest eggs in the game, each over thrice the size of a dwarf, but egg size currently plays no role. Rocs only lay 1-2 eggs at a time, which would make them subpar targets for egg production along with the size of them making hauling the eggs a time consuming process, though one may choose to ignore this fact for the bragging rights over having your dwarves dine the eggs of a colossal mythical bird. Note, however, that even a trained roc may immediately turn hostile to all dwarves in its vicinity when placed on a pasture, so the player should place it in a restraint until they're sure it's no longer a threat. As the only megabeast that possesses the [CHILD] tag, rocs are the only megabeast that can become fully domesticated without modding.

Some dwarves like rocs for their awe-inspiring size and their dedication to their young.

Admired for its awe-inspiring size.
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