v0.31:Giant eagle

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Giant eagle



Pet Attributes
Pet value 700

Can be trained for either hunting or for war

Exotic - cannot be tamed


Child body size
2,000 cm3
Adolescent body size
100,000 cm3
Adult body size
200,000 cm3



Butchering returns

(Value multiplier x4)

Food items

Meat 18
Fat 12
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 23
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

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An enormous bird-like monster that nests in the high mountains. Its hunt can range over the entire known world and it will kill anything it can carry back to its perch.

Giant eagles can be trained into war/hunting giant eagles at a kennel. They are one of the more preferred animals to train, as they can fly and they are really hard to kill by melee enemies. They are however not too hard targets for archers, including hunters.

They come with elven caravans, if the elven civilization is situated in a mountain area. If you get a chance to buy them tamed, make sure to do so. Try and get a breeding pair if you can and breed them like they're the last eagles on the world; you won't regret it!

They can be extremely annoying to an early fortress due to them killing your migrants mercilessly and flying over your walls, yet usually only if you provoked them.

[edit] Bugs

Because of current bugs with the Dungeon Master, Giant Eagles cannot be tamed when caught wild, only purchased from the Elves, and even purchased tame Eagles will not breed. This may be worked around by editing your savegame's raw files to replace the [PET_EXOTIC] tag with [PET].

Additionally, there is a current bug where tamed animals that have the [flying] tag, don't. So once tamed, your giant eagles will remain earthbound and never take to the sky, which makes them somewhat less deadly than they would be otherwise.

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