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This page is about the structures made by cannibals. For the various structures built by the player, see Effigy.

Cannibal Effigies are similar to the player-built effigies, and they are often built near the player or their base to scare them away or warn them. They can be found made in caves, villages, in hunting grounds, and at random places around the map. There are many different effigies that they can and will make, some for very specific reasons. Examples; the effigies that have a skinny pole with a woman's face strung to the top, are markers, with the face facing the place marked. They usually mark villages and sometimes caves, but sometimes the cannibals will build one nearby the players base, making the effigy face the base, Oddly, it seems that the cannibals will sacrifice one of their own, and place three of these effigies around the sacrificed cannibal, this can be seen all around the island, particularly on the northern half of the island. Another pattern is that cannibals will build a torso effigy with skulls stuffed inside, with one basic skull effigy on each side, these are built next to the players base. You cannot light effigies made by cannibals, but you can destroy them and gather their parts (cloth, skulls, sticks, and rocks) that are always dropped once destroyed. Effigies indicated as decoration however, cannot be destroyed, yielding no materials.

Video[edit | edit source]

This video attempts to disect meaning as to why they build effigies:

Overview[edit | edit source]

The cannibals also have different types of grotesque effigies, which can often be found along the shorelines and beaches but also in other locations all over the island. Cannibal effigies can be destroyed since v0.08D. There are at least seven different types of effigies, they have no hidden meaning behind them.

Cross Effigy[edit | edit source]

  • Description: It is made of thirteen sticks which form the bottom half of a circle. Seven of the sticks are pointing towards a human skull sitting at the top to represent the upper half of the circle. Two shoes, a pair of sunglasses, and two umbrellas are also attached to it.
  • Locations: Can be found at the ritual site (might have different location each time or multiple exist). Appears near the player's camp.
  • Resources when destroyed:
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IconStick.png
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IconCloth.png
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IconRock.png
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IconSkull.png
Cross
Effigy
Stick Cloth Rock Skull

Female Head Effigy[edit | edit source]

  • Description: Two wooden circles affixed vertically around the head of a human woman, which is attached to her by her knotted hair pulled taut.

It may be important to note that the effigy itself looks like the symbol for "Venus" or "woman" of which she is always blonde, meaning that it may serve a religious purpose.

  • Locations: Often found along the shorelines and beaches.
  • Resources when destroyed:
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IconStick.png
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IconCloth.png
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IconRock.png
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IconSkull.png
Female
Head
Effigy
Stick Cloth Rock Skull

Skull Bag Effigy[edit | edit source]

  • Description: A strange effigy with many skulls inside a central bag beneath a rib cage with a single leg at the bottom.
  • Locations: Can be found at the beach, in the forest itself as well.
  • Resources when destroyed:
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IconSkull.png
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IconStick.png
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IconLeg.png
Skull
Bag
Effigy
Skull Stick Leg

Camera Effigy[edit | edit source]

  • Description: A smaller effigy where a camera is placed inside the mouth of a mummified human head and attached with strings that run through its eye sockets.
  • Locations: Can be found in caves, near wooden huts, and sometimes near player bases. It is usually pointed towards the player's most common location or home base.
  • Resources when destroyed:
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IconStick.png
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IconRock.png
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IconSkull.png
Camera
Effigy
Stick Cloth Rock Skull

Two Headed Effigy[edit | edit source]

  • Description: Two eyeless, male human heads, attached by and threaded through their mouthes with what appear to be intestines on a triangle of sticks.
  • Locations: One of these is located at the ritual site. May also be built near player camp. Occasionally found in caves.
  • Resources when destroyed:
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Headed
Effigy
Stick Cloth Rock Skull

Tooth Brush Effigy[edit | edit source]

  • Description: A cracked human skull decorated with grass, leaves and an antique-looking blue bottle. Recently, the bottle has been removed, but it will still grant a booze once destroyed.
  • Locations: One of these is located at the ritual site.
  • Resources when destroyed:
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IconBooze.png
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Tooth
Brush
Effigy
Stick Booze Rock Skull

Shoe Head Effigy[edit | edit source]

  • Description: A human head with a shoe tied to the top. Four crayons stick out of its gums as if long, sharp teeth.
  • Locations: Random points around the map.
  • Resources when destroyed:
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IconRock.png
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Shoe
Head
Effigy
Stick Cloth Rock Skull

V Shaped Effigy[edit | edit source]

  • Description:Two sticks forming a "V" with a rope attached between them. A finger, a toe, and a bundle of twigs hang down from strings tied to the rope. A leg in the bottom may be there for structural support.
  • Locations: Located at random points around the map and sometimes at cave entrances.
  • Resources when destroyed:
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IconRock.png
V
Shaped
Effigy
Stick Rock

Tall Stick Effigy[edit | edit source]

  • Description:A very tall wooden pole shaped like a trident at the top with (possibly) feathers hanging from it.
  • Locations: Located at random points around the map. Sometimes cannibals put it near a player's base.
  • Resources when destroyed:
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Stick
Effigy
Stick

Boar Skull Effigy[edit | edit source]

  • Description:The skull of a boar on a long vertical stick. It cannot be destroyed therefore it contains no materials
  • Locations:Located at the east coast and at the southernmost hut in the main cannibal village
  • Resources when destroyed: N/A This is the only effigy that cannot be destroyed.

Fresh Human Effigies[edit | edit source]

These are possible effigies made out of humans and passengers. They will stay fresh as the first day through the whole player's game experience, not even attracting flies.

Update History[edit | edit source]

Version Changes
v1.0 Regular enemies can now destroy cannibal art structures by running through them
v0.19 New art added: Boar skull, boar skull on stick, boar decorative statue