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|Urist likes ravens for their intelligence.|
|Cannot be butchered|
|This article is about an older version of DF.|
- A small, foreboding black bird that feeds on carrion. It is social, very intelligent, and knows how to use tools.
Ravens are relatively benign birds that appear in flocks in most biomes. Ravens are often too small to be butchered, but can be a source of eggs if captured and tamed.
In combat, they are unable to deal any significant damage to anything with so much as clothes on, but the incessant pecking of a consistent swarm of them can greatly annoy targets without means to fight back against flying creatures, and can utterly tear to shreds small animals such as weasels and dingoes. They are prone to attack dwarven babies and children outside of the fortress, rarely dealing severe damage.
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Ravens have a decent pet value, though they sometimes have the disconcerting habit of tapping on your chamber doors.
Also, a high-ranking female Noble may require a tower full of ravens to keep as a symbol of her nobility. To satisfy her request, make sure you devoid the tower of any mean of escape, and only use the magnificent wild ravens (or even better, giant wild ravens). She will appreciate it.
Despite what insane hat crafters may say, a raven is completely unlike a writing desk.
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