Dahomey cow

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Domestic animals
Threat level 2
Dahomey cow
Dahomey cow.jpg
Basic statistics
Disposition Neutral
Armor Class C1
Pain Sensitivity 105%
Max Blood 29
Agility -1
Limb groups
HEAD Head - 14 HP
BODY Body - 100 HP
LIMB 4 legs - 29 HP
EXTREMITY 2 horns - 21 HP
WEAK POINTS 2 eyes (Head)
Secondary statistics
Skeleton type Has bones.png
Can use Weapons/LBE? No box.png
Can use Clothing and armor? No box.png

The dahomey cow (also known as black cow or simply dahomey; when referring to the species in general, dahomey cattle) is a creature belonging to the Domestic animals category.

Attacks and techniques

This creature has three attacks: Kick, Horn attack, and Horn charge.


Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Blunt Melee 1 9 +0 32% 29% 26% 21% 16% 8% 2%

Horn attack

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Piercing Melee 1 14 +2 32% 29% 26% 21% 16% 8% 2%

Horn charge

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Piercing Special 1 14 +2 48% 43% 38% 31% 24% 12% 2%
  • This attack is a monster equivalent of the Charge ability.
    • To use this attack, the target must not be on the same Side - it is impossible to charge a target within Melee range.
    • When using this attack, the creature will move into the target's Side, and should finish their turn on that Side.

Other information

Creature traits:

  • Delicacy meat: When butchered, this creature's meat is considered to be a delicacy, worth double the value of regular game meat.
  • Milkable: You may use this creature to transform an empty plastic bottle into a bottle of milk. This can be done as many times as desired.
    • At the GM's discretion, a group of these creatures may have one member that is actually a male (bull) rather than a female (cow); making it non-milkable.


  • Because it is far more likely to encounter a cow than a bull, this creature's name is dahomey cow - however, GMs may at their discretion refer to the overall species as dahomey cattle and differentiate at their own convenience.


This article or section contains lore-related information.
Though not strictly necessary for playing the game, you are encouraged to read this section if you wish to have a better understanding of the game's universe.

As with other bovines, males kept for breeding are known as bulls, other males are referred to as steers, and females are heifers when they haven't yet had a calf (a baby), and become cows when they do. Of the three types of bovine creatures in the Mazes, dahomeys are the largest, with an average height of 4 feet, and average weights of 750 to 850 pounds for cows, and 1100 to 1200 pounds for bulls.

They possess typically black or very dark brown coats, with both males and females possessing horns. Dahomey cows are famous for using these horns, as well as kicking other creatures whenever it feels threatened. This, alongside the fact they are considered to be relatively unafraid of sapient contact (or much of anything), made them the hardest bovine species to domesticate. Nevertheless, they are domesticated and kept, as once tamed, this defensive behavior turns them into animals that rush to the defense of their herds against intruders. Farmers view it as an additional beneficial trait, as it means additional defense against invading creatures.

The name of this species comes from James Dahomey, a human farmer who lived during early Era 5; he was the first to successfully domesticate and raise a herd of this type of cattle, which were originally known as black cows. Following his success, the species was renamed Dahomey's cattle in his honor, and has since changed to simply dahomey cattle, dropping the uppercase D.

As with other bovines, the meat of dahomey cattle, generally referred to as beef, is prized for its taste and its inclusion in many recipes; consequently it is considered more valuable. Although it is rare nowadays, it is still possible to find dahomey cows (even more rarely, bulls) in the 'wild'. They are generally animals that have escaped a town's farm area, though some herds can still be found living in the wild, typically in outside areas where grass exists and therefore can be grazed on.