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Wild Dossier: Few creatures on the island can compare to the size and pure power of the Dreadnoughtus. Living in the late Cretaceous, these giants roam where they please among the giant redwoods, plains, and swamps. Only the largest of carnivores dare to hunt these giants, and very rarely succeed. I even once witnessed a Giga attempt to hunt a herd of these giants, and watched it brawl with the herd's alpha male. The Giga's teeth barely broke through the skin when it bit at the Dreadnoughtus's neck, which allowed the giant to impale the predator with its sharp thumb-claw. This creature's skin is unusually tough, stronger than some metals after examining the corpse of one that fell to its death. This is what allows it to thrive over other large creatures, that and the fact that they travel in herds of up to four. Herds are controlled by an alpha male, who is constantly vigilant and protects the herd. They are normally docile around small creatures and humans, but become extremely aggressive when provokes or approached by a large carnivore. When threatened, the male can produce a trumpet that disorients any creature caught in earshot. The females aren't as easily provoked as the males. but they can use their weight to smash and break the ground around them that makes it difficult for anything pursuing it to traverse it. Only the most advanced tribes even think about hunting this behemoth. Close ranged attacks are utterly useless, as anything aggressive that gets too close is easily crushed. Hunting parties often use firearms or other long-distance weapons to hunt the Dreadnoughtus, aiming for the vulnerable area at its throat underneath its chin. Even then, hunting parties rarely return without casualties hunting this giant. However, the rewards are worth the risk to many, as the hide of the Dreadnoughtus is four times as efficient and durable as regular hide, some tribes even implement it into crafting some items that they would normally use metal for. Domesticated Taming this giant is nearly as difficult as killing it is. Its skin is too thick for the usual tranquilizing darts and arrows, so harpoons are the only narcotic weapon that can effect it. This weapons short range makes the risk high, as the trumpets from the male render its attackers immobilized and easily crushed. However, I've heard that organized attack runs from small mounted units can be very effective, as the Dreadnoughtus is incredibly slow, much like its large compatriot the Bronto. Once tamed, very few things can challenge a tribe with this dinosaur in any regards. Its massive size allows it to carry tons of resources as well as fell entire forests, making gathering wood and thatch easy. Warmongering tribes can use its sheer power to destroy defensive barriers or provide shielding cover for smaller and more agile units to approach, as the Dreadnoughtus can shrug off bullets and rockets. Some tribes have modified the platform saddles used on Brontos to fit the Dreadnoughtus, usually placing siege weapons on it. Almost all outfit these saddles with a set of war drums, and this seems to have an unusual effect on the dinosaurs. Perhaps it is the deep vibrations that sound similar to the ones they use to communicate, but whenever the drums are played on their backs, they seem to move faster and less resistant, as if motivated. Further research will need to be conducted to test this theory... Real Life: Existed in the late Cretaceous Stood 20 ft at the shoulder 85 ft long Weighed 65 tons In-Game Abilities: High health and mostly high damage, high weight, slow speed and low stamina Damage boost received identical to Trike's when in presence of a large carnivore Armor buff similar to the Shadowmane's Has Alpha boost for highest level male Male ability includes fear roar, possible longer effect on large carnivores Female ability includes ground stomp, hinders nearby enemies and has high knockback Attacks: (based on camera angle) Forward stomp, tail swipe, kick, possible heavy rearing slam Weaknesses: Area underneath chin, headshots are slightly more effective but not as much as throat area Resource harvesting: Efficient at gathering wood and thatch, drops a unique leather that's 4x more efficient than normal leather, uses less to make items, leather can be implemented into crafting items instead of using metal, for example flak armor perhaps Intended uses: Fighting large carnivores and siege dinosaur
Wild Dossier: Of all the giants I've seen on the island, very few can compare to the majesty of the Giraffatitan. I first saw one of these creatures while travelling across the grasslands, but I heard it even before I saw it. The ground shook like an earthquake with every step it took, and it towered above the trees, even making brontos look small in comparison. They showed no interest towards me, and upon further observation, proved passive towards humans. However, they become extremely aggressive towards large carnivores. I witnessed a giga attempt to hunt a herd of these giants, and instead of fleeing in terror, they charged the beast! Led by the alpha male, they unleashed a piercing trumpet that brought me to my knees and left me disoriented, even from my observation spot far away. The alpha then reared up and proceeded to smash the giga's head like a watermelon. After further research, I can conclude that it's actually the spines on the back of its head that allows the Giraffatitan to make such loud calls, vibrating them to achieve different pitches. These calls are often used by the Giraffatitan to help it navigate its surroundings, much like whales do. When they detect a threat, they pursue it mercilessly. Although due to their large size, very few creatures even dare to be near them. They travel in herds of three, led by an alpha male. They spend most of their time eating, and as far as their territory goes, I've seen them range from the redwoods to the swamps, and all the way to the prairies. I've even seen them in the snowy regions of the north, if you can believe it! Domesticated: The sheer size and power of this dinosaur makes it a desirable target for any tribe. It can easily destroy the walls of any tribe's camp as well as buildings, it can even crumple metal like it was made of paper. For the more peaceful tribes, it's an excellent beast of burden, able to fell trees with ease to allow them to harvest their valuable sap. But its most desired quality is its defending nature. I've heard how shepherds used donkeys to defend their flocks from predators, and it seems this creature does them same. When a threat comes near, it's the females who sense it first and sound the alarm, while the male Giraffatitan will let out an alarming bellow that often frightens away most wild dinos. Some tribes have even taken weaponizing this creature a step further and modified a saddle for it that shoots harpoons. The rider sits safely on the creature's back and can fire multiple harpoon types from both sides of the Giraffatitan. I've seen fire-tipped harpoons and poisoned harpoons used so far, but who knows how many more could be made? It is a slow creature though, so it is often when in a war party, the giant is protected by smaller, faster tames to protect it from being overwhelmed. The power of this animal combined with its defensive capabilities makes the Giraffatitan the desire of any tribe. Game abilities: Alpha buff for highest level male, female ability to detect other creatures and identify threatening ones, male ability to trumpet a sound that uses the fear effect and boosts other Giraffatitans in its herd, boosted attack against structures and large carnivores, its forward smash drops sap when used on one of the giant redwoods. Attacks: Depends on where camera faces but includes normal front stomp, tail swipe, back kick, and a special attack that rears the Giraffatitan up on its hind legs, can possibly move forward in this position and then smash down doing high levels of damage. Stats: High health and high damage creature, but extremely slow and low stamina. Taming method: Tranquilize with harpoons, arrows and darts won't work I hope you like my ideas for this dinosaur! Let me know your thoughts on my idea and if it could be improved.