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Urist likes troglodytes for their grunts.

  • Underground Depth: 1-2

· Learns · Humanoid

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 6,000 cm3
Mid: 30,000 cm3
Max: 60,000 cm3

Child at: 1
Adult at: 10
Max age: 45-90
Cannot be butchered

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
A savage man-like cave creature.

Troglodytes are ugly, stupid creatures common in the upper cavern layers. While an individual may not pose a great threat to a fortress, they usually occur in large mobs who are more than eager to throw themselves at your entrances, whether they are guarded by hardened veterans and traps or not. They are capable of causing serious injury to unarmed civilians but are rather pathetic when faced with a modestly equipped, halfway competent military.

Troglodytes can learn skills (at half the rate of a civilized creature), but cannot speak. They can open doors if they are unlocked, but are unable to pass through locked ones. Troglodytes are able to equip weapons and armor, but due to not being part of any civilization, this does not come into play as they cannot make their own items.

Some dwarves sympathizers like troglodytes for their grunts.