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Urist likes kingsnakes for their coloration.

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Kingsnake - Kingsnake man - Giant kingsnake


· Egglaying

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 50

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 20 cm3
Mid: 750 cm3
Max: 1,500 cm3
Food products
Eggs 5-12
Adult at: Birth
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 1
Fat 1

Raw materials

Skull 1
Skin Scales

Wikipedia article

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Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A small, brightly-colored snake. It is known for eating other snakes and being mistaken for its venomous cousins.

Kingsnakes are small, solitary animals found in a variety of different biomes. As their description implies, they carry no syndrome unlike some other snakes, making them entirely harmless to the average dwarf. Like other snakes, they continuously grow through their entire lives, though notably never reach their full size; they require 60 years to reach 1,500 cm³ (which's only about as big as a guineafowl), but only live up to 30 years.

Kingsnakes can be captured in cage traps and trained into exotic pets. They are born adults and as such can't be fully tamed. While virtually useless for a meat industry, they can be placed in a nest box to lay eggs, being roughly equivalent to ducks in egg-laying prowess.

Some dwarves like kingsnakes for their coloration and their habit of eating other snakes.

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Some humans may write music about how these creatures crawl. It is sometimes thought that they slither, but these humans have shown much foresight in looking at the raws- Without legs, these creatures could only be able to crawl. Good job, humans.

"Kingsnake" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: etar therleth
Elven: afedo imaza
Goblin: zozlo slorust
Human: deng rosha
Admired for its habit of eating other snakes.