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Magma man

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Biome

  • Magma Sea
  • Underground Depth: 3-4
Cannot be tamed 
Size
Max: 70,000 cm3
Becomes after death

Obsidian stone

This article is about an older version of DF.
Magma moving in the shape of a man. It has a cracked black crust.

Magma men (similar to fire men) are very dangerous creatures made entirely of magma and are native to magma areas, but can wander outside of them. Their hot temperature has the interesting effect of actually drying up water if they are submerged in it. They feel no pain and cannot bleed to death. Magma men have the Building Destroyer 2 tag, which means that doors, hatches, bars, and other similar constructions are vulnerable to their rampage. Some dwarves admire them "for their flowing movement."

When they die they leave a useable chunk of obsidian instead of any carcass.

Usage as a fuel source[edit]

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For decades, Dwarven scientists have tried and tried to harness the Magma man as a fuel source. These experiments involved trapping the Magma man in a cage trap, and stuffing the creature in a Magma forge. This usally resulted in either A): The cage burning down, because Urist McWoodcrafter made the cage, or B): The workshop mysteriously falling apart.