|Urist likes fire snakes for their mystery.|
|This article is about an older version of DF.|
- A serpent made of pure fire which can inject liquid fire as venom.
Fire snakes are fire-proof vermin. They spawn only around magma sites, which are defined as the original biomes, and don't include any channels that carry magma away from magma pipes or magma pools. They may start fires, so locating fuel or graphite stockpiles near magma (or passages leading to magma) is risky. They will also inspire an unhappy thought if a dwarf that hates them encounters one.
With a body temperature of 14,000, a fire snake is hotter than magma and hotter than the melting point of nearly all magma-safe materials. It can melt or burn its way out of nearly any animal trap, with the exceptions of nether-cap and adamantine.
Although fire snakes spawn near magma, a dwarf on trapping duty can unwittingly transport a fire snake to an animal stockpile elsewhere in your fortress. Once set down by the trapper, a fire snake's high temperature can destroy the animal trap that holds it. Once free, a fire snake far can cause all sorts of fun with your loose objects. It can destroy masterworks, which cause unhappy thoughts and can lead to tantrum spirals. And it can destroy cages, releasing any creatures held therein.
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