v0.34:Creeping eye

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Creeping eye


Urist likes creeping eyes for their unnerving stare.

  • Underground Depth: 3
Alignment: Evil

· Genderless

Cannot be tamed 
Max: 20,000 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: Immortal
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 13
Fat 13
Heart 1
Intestines 1

Raw materials

Skin Raw hide
This article is about an older version of DF.
A small underground monster that crawls across the cavern wall with its four clawed hands. It has a single large eye which can shine with its own light, otherwise its stony skin blends in with the rock. It has no mouth and is said to feed on evil alone.

A small monster that can be found in the deepest caverns in large packs. They have no attacks whatsoever, apart from the standard push attack, but they are so small they will rarely ever hurt a dwarf.

Drowning chambers do not work on creeping eyes, as they have no lungs. The same 5 z-level pit trap capable of killing dozens of blind cave ogres with assembly line efficiency doesn't even damage these hardy creatures. Your best bet is your military, even though creeping eyes have a lot of excess targetable body parts and only one weak point: the heart.

For warriors with blunt weapons, they are basically living sandbags (and training dummies), being able to take many days of beating with maces and hammers without dying. Also, they don't really fight back, as their only known attack is pushing (although with particularly bad luck even it can break small bones and bruise noses and ears). Usually, the dwarves bash and hammer on them until they collapse from over-exertion and continue the onslaught after some rest. Speardwarves, swordsdwarves and axedwarves are known to kill creeping eyes relatively easily by stabbing them in the heart or simply hacking them apart.

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Interestingly, despite feeding on evil alone creeping eyes have intestines, implying that evil can be metabolized. Because of this, it is widely believed that bars of soap derived from the evil-saturated fat of creeping eyes is a powerful dwarven aphrodisiac (beard strengthener).