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Giant octopus

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Giant octopus
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Urist likes giant octopuses for their many arms.


Octopus - Octopus man - Giant octopus

Alignment: Savage

· Aquatic · Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 940.4 cm3
Max: 235,100 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 2-3
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 12-13
Fat 10
Brain 1
Eyes 2

Raw materials

Skin Raw hide and chitin

Wikipedia article

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Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A dangerous water monster known for attacking ships at sea.

Giant octopuses inherit the abilities of octopuses, including their ability to squirt ink.

Giant octopuses can act as a replacement shark in moats. They have the advantage of having multiple arms, and are therefore less likely to be hit in a vital area.

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Recipe for moat: 1 or more octopus/shark/crocodile/alligator added into a bowl (moat). Fill with water (7/7 for optimal conditions). Add goblins or another topping (victim) of your choice and whisk (mutilate).

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In real life[edit]

This sea monster is also known as the kraken. It regularly attacks ships (possibly one reason why dwarves never build ships). In some legends, sailors evade this terrifying monster by digging deep underground to an island rather than face the perils of the sea.