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|Urist likes narwhals for their horns.|
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- A medium-sized sea mammal with a long thin horn on its nose. It uses this horn to communicate and break up ice.
Narwhals are marine creatures who inhabit arctic oceans. They spawn one at a time and do little but meander through the water, minding their own business. Narwhals are huge, weighting over a ton, but are benign and will rarely pay attention to dwarves even if they fall into the ocean. If forced to fight for whatever reason, they will attempt to stab the enemy with their tusks or slap them with their tails. Narwhals will occasionally "tusk" one another as a greeting, bumping their tusks together in a similar manner to how cats greet others by head-bumping. An infant narwhal is called a narwhal calf.
Being fully-sized creatures rather than vermin, the only way to fish narwhals is to trap them on land, typically with the use of a drowning chamber. Due to their huge size, they provide a great amount of returns when butchered, with their tusks serving as a source of ivory.
Some dwarves like narwhals for their horns.
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Humans would tell you unicorn horns are actually the severed tusks of a narwhal. Dwarves know better, however, as they're professionals in extracting horns from actual unicorns as well as narwhals if needed. Both are equally delicious when cooked into biscuits.
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