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Old July 28th, 2019, 05:15 PM
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In the North Pacific, the favorite food of Orcas is seals, along with the occasional Bowhead or Grey Whale, along with some dolphins. Sea Otters stay in the kelp beds. In Antarctica, they like seals and penguins. As for more friendly to humans, you might want to check the casualty list of Orca trainers.

They are very large, very powerful predators, and have no problems taking warm-blooded prey that lives on the surface.
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As for more friendly to humans, you might want to check the casualty list of Orca trainers.
Wiki: Killer whale attacks on humans. In the 'wild'. 5 documented since 1910. None fatal.

In captivity: 36 documented attacks since the '60s, some fatal.

Since they're uplifted, I'm pretty cool with my plan to run this thing.

The snowball fight is what really sold me.

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Wiki: Killer whale attacks on humans. In the 'wild'. 5 documented since 1910. None fatal.
If an Orca really went after a human in the wild, do you really think that there would be a survivor to report?

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In captivity: 36 documented attacks since the '60s, some fatal.

Since they're uplifted, I'm pretty cool with my plan to run this thing.

The snowball fight is what really sold me.
By "uplifted" do you mean that they have been conditioned not to attack humans?
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By "uplifted" do you mean that they have been conditioned not to attack humans?
Not really. Just 'modified' for greater intelligence and size. I liken it to what was done to T. Galactis.

I postulate they were bred for exploration and recon on water worlds, and worked with humans. Albeit a long time ago. Several dozen centuries in fact.
And just managed to survive.

I'll just have to see how it goes.
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I'll just have to see how it goes.
Well...Went pretty well. Players got to witness Orcas herding fish for another group of Orcas. The intentional beaching kind of freaked out the players.

Took about 15 minutes game time. A nice touch of color for the game.
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