|Urist likes bat men for their haunting cries.|
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|Cannot be butchered|
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- A humanoid with the head of a bat and wings stretching from wrist to ankle.
Bat men are humanoid versions of the common bat and one of the races of tribal animal people who can be encountered in caverns. They may also be found on the surface, living in savage biomes, though these bat men will not live in tribes and will act like the usual mindless animal men.
In the underground, bat men will live in small tribes equipped with wooden spears and blowguns which may be coated in poison, making them a threat to civilian dwarves who may need to cross their territory. They are also capable of flight, which makes them marginally harder to hit than other animal people, though an equipped military squad can make quick work of them.
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Some things to watch out for when dealing with bat men:
- They show a preference for working individually, paired up with a different birdman of some type or with nightwings.
- They are most likely to target the dwarf whose "comedian" attribute is at the highest level.
- They are exceptional detectives: given enough preparation time, they can defeat any foe.
- Their default identities are a secret. If you turn this off, their chasm will flood your fortress with nobles instead.
- They can breathe in space.
- They are vengeance. They are the night.
- Their parents are DEEAAAAAAAD!!!
- Batmen DO NOT eat nachos. They prefer hotdogs instead.
Now you will know why you fear the night.
In the legendary tournament Splatterface, it is customary for fans to emit shrieking sounds for the sponsored and popular bat woman gladiator Shrieking Sounds.
Possibly due to a bug, rarely batmen will become stuck in a constant loop of crashing into an obstacle until put them out of their misery. The screeching cries of a batman stuck in a cycle of forever stubbing their toe has been known to drive dwarves to madness, with some scholars saying that if they were able to weaponize this power, they would be able to fend of a siege of clowns a hundred times over.
[CREATURE:BAT_MAN] [COPY_TAGS_FROM:BAT] [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:ANIMAL_PERSON] [GO_TO_TAG:BODY] [CV_REMOVE_TAG:BODY] [APPLY_CURRENT_CREATURE_VARIATION] [BODY:HUMANOID_NECK_FLIER:2EYES:2EARS:NOSE:2LUNGS:HEART:GUTS:ORGANS:HUMANOID_JOINTS:THROAT:NECK:SPINE:BRAIN:SKULL:4FINGERS:4TOES:MOUTH:TONGUE:EYELIDS:CHEEKS:GENERIC_TEETH_WITH_LARGE_EYE_TEETH:RIBCAGE] [GO_TO_END] [SELECT_CASTE:MALE] [CASTE_NAME:bat man:bat men:bat man] [SELECT_CASTE:FEMALE] [CASTE_NAME:bat woman:bat women:bat woman] [SELECT_CASTE:ALL] [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:PUNCH_ATTACK] [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:KICK_ATTACK] [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:NAIL_SCRATCH_ATTACK] [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:TOOTH_BITE_ATTACK] [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_BIPED_GAITS:900:711:521:293:1900:2900] 30 kph [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_FLYING_GAITS:900:711:521:293:1900:2900] 30 kph [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_CLIMBING_GAITS:2990:2257:1525:731:4300:6100] 12 kph [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_SWIMMING_GAITS:2990:2257:1525:731:4300:6100] 12 kph [APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_CRAWLING_GAITS:2990:2257:1525:731:4300:6100] 12 kph [GO_TO_START] [NAME:bat man:bat men:bat man] [DESCRIPTION:A humanoid with the head of a bat and wings stretching from wrist to ankle.] [POPULATION_NUMBER:5:10] [CLUSTER_NUMBER:5:10] [MAXAGE:20:30] [CREATURE_TILE:'b'] [COLOR:0:0:1]
Entity (civilization) Raws
[ENTITY:SUBTERRANEAN_ANIMAL_PEOPLES] [LAYER_LINKED] [CREATURE:AMPHIBIAN_MAN] [CREATURE:REPTILE_MAN] [CREATURE:SERPENT_MAN] [CREATURE:RODENT MAN] [CREATURE:BAT_MAN] [CREATURE:ANT_MAN] [CREATURE:OLM_MAN] [CREATURE:CAVE_SWALLOW_MAN] [CREATURE:CAVE_FISH_MAN] [WEAPON:ITEM_WEAPON_SPEAR] [WEAPON:ITEM_WEAPON_BLOWGUN] [AMMO:ITEM_AMMO_BLOWDARTS] [SHIELD:ITEM_SHIELD_SHIELD] [SHIELD:ITEM_SHIELD_BUCKLER] [WOOD_WEAPONS] [WOOD_ARMOR] shields [USE_ANY_PET_RACE] [INDOOR_WOOD] [USE_CAVE_ANIMALS] [USE_ANIMAL_PRODUCTS] [EQUIPMENT_IMPROVEMENTS] [FRIENDLY_COLOR:1:0:1] no site or biome or attack info for now [MAX_STARTING_CIV_NUMBER:100] all irrelevant right now [MAX_POP_NUMBER:10000] [MAX_SITE_POP_NUMBER:120] [PERMITTED_JOB:CARPENTER] [PERMITTED_JOB:WOODCUTTER] [PERMITTED_JOB:ANIMAL_CARETAKER] [PERMITTED_JOB:ANIMAL_TRAINER] [PERMITTED_JOB:HUNTER] [PERMITTED_JOB:WOODCRAFTER] [PERMITTED_JOB:LEATHERWORKER] [PERMITTED_JOB:BONE_CARVER] [PERMITTED_JOB:FISHERMAN] [PERMITTED_JOB:FISH_CLEANER] [PERMITTED_JOB:COOK] [PERMITTED_JOB:BUTCHER] [PERMITTED_JOB:TANNER] [PERMITTED_REACTION:TAN_A_HIDE] *** ethics copied from kobolds for now [ETHIC:KILL_ENTITY_MEMBER:PUNISH_EXILE] [ETHIC:KILL_NEUTRAL:REQUIRED] [ETHIC:KILL_ENEMY:REQUIRED] [ETHIC:KILL_ANIMAL:ACCEPTABLE] [ETHIC:KILL_PLANT:ACCEPTABLE] [ETHIC:TORTURE_AS_EXAMPLE:UNTHINKABLE] [ETHIC:TORTURE_FOR_INFORMATION:NOT_APPLICABLE] [ETHIC:TORTURE_FOR_FUN:ACCEPTABLE] [ETHIC:TORTURE_ANIMALS:UNTHINKABLE] [ETHIC:TREASON:UNTHINKABLE] [ETHIC:OATH_BREAKING:NOT_APPLICABLE] [ETHIC:LYING:NOT_APPLICABLE] [ETHIC:VANDALISM:NOT_APPLICABLE] [ETHIC:TRESPASSING:NOT_APPLICABLE] [ETHIC:THEFT:NOT_APPLICABLE] [ETHIC:ASSAULT:PERSONAL_MATTER] [ETHIC:SLAVERY:UNTHINKABLE] [ETHIC:EAT_SAPIENT_OTHER:UNTHINKABLE] [ETHIC:EAT_SAPIENT_KILL:UNTHINKABLE] [ETHIC:MAKE_TROPHY_SAME_RACE:UNTHINKABLE] [ETHIC:MAKE_TROPHY_SAPIENT:UNTHINKABLE] [ETHIC:MAKE_TROPHY_ANIMAL:UNTHINKABLE] *** later [VALUE:LAW:0] [VALUE:LOYALTY:0] [VALUE:FAMILY:0] [VALUE:FRIENDSHIP:0] [VALUE:POWER:0] [VALUE:TRUTH:0] [VALUE:CUNNING:0] [VALUE:ELOQUENCE:0] [VALUE:FAIRNESS:0] [VALUE:DECORUM:0] [VALUE:TRADITION:0] [VALUE:ARTWORK:0] [VALUE:COOPERATION:0] [VALUE:INDEPENDENCE:0] [VALUE:STOICISM:0] [VALUE:KNOWLEDGE:0] [VALUE:INTROSPECTION:0] [VALUE:SELF_CONTROL:0] [VALUE:TRANQUILITY:0] [VALUE:HARMONY:0] [VALUE:MERRIMENT:0] [VALUE:CRAFTSMANSHIP:0] [VALUE:MARTIAL_PROWESS:0] [VALUE:SKILL:0] [VALUE:HARD_WORK:0] [VALUE:SACRIFICE:0] [VALUE:COMPETITION:0] [VALUE:PERSEVERANCE:0] [VALUE:LEISURE_TIME:0] [VALUE:COMMERCE:0] [VALUE:ROMANCE:0] [VALUE:NATURE:0] [VALUE:PEACE:0] [AMBUSHER] [STONE_SHAPE:OVAL_CABOCHON] [GEM_SHAPE:OVAL_CABOCHON]