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praptak

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No shell for moods?
« on: Today at 07:07:34 am »

So I am not getting any pond turtles either in murky pools or artificial ponds. I thought all biomes produced them but it seems no longer the case (or perhaps never has been).

The traded creatures are prepared and don't produce any shells.

Can I do anything else to get shell? Waiting for an appropriate FB seems like a crapshoot.
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PatrikLundell

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Re: No shell for moods?
« Reply #1 on: Today at 11:18:00 am »

Nothing is guaranteed to be present in a biome: it's a random selection among what's permitted. Elven caravans occasionally bring live shelled creatures (including pond turtles), there are giant turtles, armadillos, and a few other shelled land animals that elves can bring in, as well as ones you can have wandering in on your embark, if the biome is suitable. You may also find pond turtles in cavern lakes, I believe, but, again, you have to be lucky (or at least not unlucky).
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Re: No shell for moods?
« Reply #2 on: Today at 05:30:09 pm »

You may also find pond turtles in cavern lakes, I believe, but, again, you have to be lucky (or at least not unlucky).
I wouldn't expect pond turtles to show up in caverns unless you carved out your own pool and filled it with water - any natural cavern lakes would only contain creatures native to that cavern layer.
« Last Edit: Today at 05:34:49 pm by Quietust »
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