Hollow Stump/DST

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Cute meat lives there.


The Hollow Stump is a naturally-spawning object from the Reign of Giants DLC, found only in a Deciduous Forest Biome. It is a large stump with a hole, with yarn hanging from its branches and a ball of yarn on the side. It is the home of a Catcoon.

A Hollow Stump initially starts with 9 Catcoon lives. The life counter decreases every time a Catcoon from the stump is killed, and the Hollow Stump regenerates one Catcoon life every 120 seconds. If a Hollow Stump runs out of lives completely, the stump will go into an "empty" state. It will never spawn another Catcoon and will serve no purpose other than to be hammered down for its resources. Despite appearing to be mostly destroyed, a Hollow Stump in this state will drop the same number of items as a functional one.

Spawned Catcoons wander within 30 metres of their Hollow Stump.

The Hollow Stump has 20 inventory slots. Catcoons will store any item they pick up from the ground into the stump. Players can search the Hollow Stump to retrieve those items, but doing so will aggro the Catcoon.

The Hollow Stump will only drop 2 Twigs and 2 Log when destroyed.

An empty Hollow Stump will regenerate after 15-20 days, becoming an inhabited Hollow Stump.

Hammered/Burnt Hollow Stump attempt to regrow in 7.5 days in spring, 15 days in autumn. The regrown Hollow Stump requires an empty space with 3 metres radius, within 20 metres of the destroyed Hollow Stump, at least 20 metres away from any wall or structure.


Chance Item
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20% Bone Shards.png
5% Rope.pngCrimson Feather.pngJet Feather.pngAzure Feather.png
2% Redbird.pngCrow.pngSnowbird.pngRabbit.pngMoleworm.png

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  • Catcoons spawning a total of 9 times, as well as the cat having 9 unique "gifts", is a reference to the myth that cats have 9 lives.
  • Despite Catcoons being hostile towards Wortox, he still calls it "A home for friends".

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  • Sometimes Catcoons will attempt to enter a hammered Hollow Stump, resulting in them repeatedly hissing indefinitely.

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