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Rat man

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Rat man
Rat man sprite.png


Urist likes rat men for their intelligence.


Rat - Rat man - Large rat - Giant rat

Alignment: Savage

· Learns · Humanoid

Cannot be tamed 
Max: 35,150 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 60-80
Cannot be butchered
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A person with the head and tail of a rat.

Rat men are humanoid versions of the common rat and a species of unremarkable animal people, found in most savage biomes. They are about half the size of the average dwarf when adults and spawn in groups of 5-10 individuals, and are unlikely to pose any danger to your fortress unless provoked. They are a completely different race from the rodent man.

Like other savage animal people, rat men may occasionally join civilizations, becoming full-fledged citizens who may appear in your fortress as visitors or be playable in adventurer mode.

Some dwarves like rat men for their friendliness, their playfulness, their curiosity, and their intelligence.

Just as unlikable as standard rats.
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Rat men myths speak of a green glowing mineral known only as "warpstone" that was forged into a legendary Warhammer.

Contrary to widespread rumors, rat men are not known to tame or train turtle men.

"Rat man" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: atem udos
Elvish: thapa onino
Goblin: spödgôz ngorûg
Human: othur abo