v0.31:Mountain gnome

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Mountain gnome



Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 1,500 cm3
Mid: 7,500 cm3
Max: 15,000 cm3


Child at: 1
Adult at: 20
Max age: 230-250
This creature cannot be butchered
This article is about an older version of DF.
A tiny, jolly humanoid creature that dwells in the fair mountains. They are known to enjoy drinking liquor and don't care whether it's theirs or not.
Admired for its ability to hold liquor.

Mountain gnomes are weak humanoid creatures that appear on good mountainous maps. Their intelligence is on par with dwarves and other sentient creatures, but they lack the ability to communicate verbally, one possible reason they haven't formed a civilized society.

If you leave booze out in the open, they will steal it, leaving your dwarves dying of starvation and dehydration, but otherwise they are "harmless", fleeing if confronted (to the point of running off a cliff if necessary). Given their small size, they pose no physical threat to any dwarf and can be easily killed by anyone who isn't unconscious.

Gnomes can be easily trapped by placing a single forbidden barrel of booze in a small stockpile and surrounding the barrel with cage traps. Since gnomes often travel in groups, several layers of cages should be used so that the bait stays untouched.

Gnomeblight is extremely toxic to Mountain Gnomes. Unlike their dark counterparts, Mountain Gnomes are day creatures.