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Cave swallow man

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Cave swallow man
Cave swallow man sprite.png


Urist likes cave swallow men for their coloration.

  • Underground Depth: 1-2

Cave swallow - Cave swallow man - Giant cave swallow

Alignment: Savage

· Flying · Learns · Humanoid

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 3,505 cm3
Max: 35,050 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-30
Cannot be butchered
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A feathered man with the wings and head of a bird. It lives underground.

Cave swallow men are humanoid versions of the common cave swallow and one of the races of tribal animal people who can be encountered in caverns. They stand at roughly half the size of a dwarf.

Cave swallow men 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. They can invade the caverns with very large groups, comparable in size or even bigger than surface sieges, and usually spawn with metal spears and shields (including steel). If such an attack is defeated, their equipment can be smelted to provide metal to a fortress which otherwise lacks it. They can also have leather armor. Because they are hidden when they spawn in the caverns on the edges of the map, be very careful when sending dwarves there.

Some dwarves like cave swallow men for their coloration.

Artist's depiction of a sculpture of Âsax, a renowned cave swallow man.
"Cave swallow man" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: äs mozib udos
Elvish: garetho thicera onino
Goblin: omo nabok ngorûg
Human: ngethac cocu abo