v0.31:Iron man

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Iron man



  • Underground Caverns (dry)
  • Underground Depth: 3-\3
Cannot be tamed 
Max: 70,000 cm3
Becomes after death

iron statue☼ (worth 3000☼)

This article is about an older version of DF.
A man-shaped creature made of iron.
Admired for its stern appearance.

Iron men have the same average size as an adult human and can destroy buildings. Upon 'death' iron men become a random masterwork iron statue. Parts like thumbs and noses removed from the statue during combat may be melted at a smelter in order to produce a small amount of iron.

Much like iron golems in other games, iron men breathe a poisonous gas. When inhaled, this poison gas causes a syndrome called "iron man cough", consisting of coughing up blood. Dwarves with standard disease resistance will experience a peak in coughing shortly after (100 time units) after infection, and will recover in less than a game day (1000 time units out of a full day's 1200 time units). These periods will vary according to the disease resistance of the infected dwarf, but the disease is not life-threatening. Unless, of course, being sick is the straw that breaks the camel's back of your dwarf's sanity.

Creature behavior and origin[edit]

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Surprisingly, the Iron Man does not deplete your fortress booze supplies. On rare occasions humans who exhibit strange moods may sometimes turn into one of these. However, dwarves have been unable to duplicate this process, even given the finest workshops and crafting materials, leading most dwarven scholars to declare it impossible for a human to do so in a cave, with a box of scraps. =Edit= The scholars are now running around naked, on account of losing a bet.