How do I eat bones?

Jul 29, 2016, 8:47 pm
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The wiki has told me that apparently you can eat bones somehow, but it smugly says that it's a secret and I have to find out for myself. I haven't the faintest clue how in the world I could possibly eat bones, so could you guys just tell me? Or at least give me a hint?
Jul 30, 2016, 3:19 am
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There's a type of animal that likes bones.
Jul 30, 2016, 1:58 pm
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I'm not exactly sure why is the wiki so secretive about this, as it will not help you at all.
Jul 30, 2016, 4:13 pm
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Eating normal bones is useless sure, but I could see how eating ommel bone armor could save you in some specific situations.
Jul 30, 2016, 7:40 pm
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The benefits wouldn't last, though.
Jul 31, 2016, 12:43 am
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Jorvalt wrote
The wiki has told me that apparently you can eat bones somehow, but it smugly says that it's a secret and I have to find out for myself. I haven't the faintest clue how in the world I could possibly eat bones, so could you guys just tell me? Or at least give me a hint?

Heheh, I wrote that entry. I'll give a very big hint, and a spoiler with the actual answer(s).

If you want a hint, the others have already pointed you in the right direction - there's certain types of creatures that can eat bones. Consuming Ommel bones/teeth will give a permanent buff to your stats, just like all other ommel materials.
But how could you eat bones if only certain creatures eat bones? You are only human after all.

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If you are polymorphed into a canine of some description, you can eat bones. (Canines include Puppy, Blink Dog, Jackal and Wolf. I was pretty sure it also included Werewolves but I would have to double check I checked, unfortunately werewolves aren't included although they perhaps should be.)
The effects are temporary due to the fact that it only lasts as long as you are polymorphed. However, the buff to your stats is ENORMOUS if you eat something large like an ommel bone/tooth armor.
I personally think it's a better idea to feed an allied puppy or wolf than to try to stay polymorphed.


As a side note, I think it is actually a good idea to put down the specifics of how to do it on the wiki somewhere, but I'd prefer to have it on a "Secrets (SPOILERS)" page instead of any other regular pages.
Jul 31, 2016, 3:41 am
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Werewolves should definitely be included.

I would actually like to have a way of polymorphing permanently, so that you can try to win as a different creature.
Jul 31, 2016, 6:09 am
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Has anyone reached the victory condition while polymorphed?
Jul 31, 2016, 6:46 am
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fejoa wrote
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Has anyone reached the victory condition while polymorphed?

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Unfortunately, it does not record the polymorphing in the victory entry.
I was hoping it'd tack on the whole "...while polymorphed into a [creature]" thing so it'd be "Defeated Petrus and became the new High Priest of Valpurus while polymorphed into a mutant ass" or similar.
Jul 31, 2016, 6:53 am
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4zb4 wrote
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Unfortunately, it does not record the polymorphing in the victory entry.
I was hoping it'd tack on the whole "...while polymorphed into a [creature]" thing so it'd be "Defeated Petrus and became the new High Priest of Valpurus while polymorphed into a mutant ass" or similar.

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You could complete the whole game as a human and only polymorph into an ass right before sitting on the throne though. Your current status doesn't matter as much in a win as it does for getting killed.
Jul 31, 2016, 5:27 pm
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JoKe wrote
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You could complete the whole game as a human and only polymorph into an ass right before sitting on the throne though. Your current status doesn't matter as much in a win as it does for getting killed.

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You could yes but that's not really a problem. It makes mention of it when you're dead even if you just polymorphed seconds before you died, so why not when you win too?
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