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Squid man

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Squid man
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Urist likes squid men for their ability to spray ink.


Squid - Squid man - Gigantic squid

Alignment: Savage

· Aquatic · Learns · Humanoid

Cannot be tamed 
Max: 35,100 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 60-80
Cannot be butchered
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A small person with a head bearing ten tentacles.

Squid men are animal people versions of the common squid, who can be found in savage oceans. They spawn in groups of 5-10 individuals and are generally content to keep to themselves. In terms of size, they are a little over half the weight of the average dwarf.

While they can learn and are able to join civilizations, they never do so, as they are completely aquatic and cannot survive on the surface.

Testing in the arena (5 undead squid men VS. 5 human swordsmen) has shown that one re-animated squid man, in addition to being able to travel on land, has the potential to quickly become an army of re-animated body parts, as they have twelve limbs and eight sets of hands, all of which are theoretically capable of holding a weapon or item.

Some dwarves like squid men for their ability to spray ink.

Does this look unsure to you?!
Art by skorp77

Creature behavior[edit]

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The squid man is considered the most sophisticated of the aquatic animal people, as it has been known to use tools and play instruments, the clarinet being most commonly used, although at least one individual was extremely proficient with an organ. It has also been observed to have a strange aversion to sponge men. More research is necessary to determine the cause of this.

Reports have also surfaced of squid man children competing deep below the waves for territory using their ink despite being born into adulthood. It is still a mystery among Dwarven biologists as to how and why such events are coordinated. However, one theory suggests they are training for their ongoing war with the octopus men.

"Squid man" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: gongith udos
Elvish: nethitha onino
Goblin: ozstag ngorûg
Human: galel abo