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A Tortoise is an animal companion. It has high toughness, carries lots of cargo, and has some useful combat dice.

This pack animal can only be obtained by finding a rare mysterious egg when looting an Elephant Graveyard. After the egg remains in the player's inventory for a few days, a baby tortoise hatches. The baby tortoise must be kept for a few more days before it will grow up to become a giant tortoise. When the tortoise matures, the player must choose whether to free the tortoise or to use it as a companion of the expedition.


lvl Dice Toughness
Only if mounted Tortoise-1.png 12 Icon - Cargo.pngIcon - Cargo.pngIcon - Cargo.pngIcon - Cargo.png
2 15
3 18
4 21


  • Animal: Has no skills and can only be promoted through Alexandra David-Neel's Animal Whisperer perk.
  • Mount: Can be ridden to reduce the base sanity cost of travel. When mounted, gains an additional level 2 combat die and the Slow Mount perk at the cost of 2/3 of total Cargo Capacity.
    • Combat dice given when mounting can not be used while over-encumbered.
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