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Careful of the painted tribe, they roam outside the village and pick off any unfortunate travelers that stray too far from town..."

–Bartender from Fishing Village

The Cannibals (AKA the "Painted Tribe") are a group of tribal humans native to the Cannibal Plains and other surrounding zones.

Currently, Cannibals will knock unconscious and carry members of other factions and the player to their camp or village. When the cages start to get full, they will start periodically beating their prisoners to death, and throwing them into the cooking pits.

They will not eat Skeletons, but they are still hostile to them. Strangely, similar to Skeletons and Hivers, all Cannibals are immune to Acid.


Oldworld cannibals roaming the wastes.

According to the Machinists' book, the The Cannibal Plains: De-evolution Of Man?, the "Painted Tribe" has existed for thousands of years, and they are suspected to actually be a race of "devolved" humans.

One theory suggests that the Cannibals are descended from inhabitants of the northwestern Ancient Labs, and started degenerating due to environmental toxins, the effects of lab experiments, or simply severe famine.

Another theory suggests that the Cannibals existed in the same time frame as the Ancient Lab inhabitants, with the latter being killed off by migrating Cannibals.

The Cannibals are known to feed on one another as well, since most outsiders avoid the Cannibal Plains.



This faction has a very clear hierarchy.


Faction Relations

Cannibals are hostile towards everyone but these factions especially hate the cannibals. This faction's default: (-100).

Player Relations

  • This faction will be hostile towards the player immediately.


Cannibal patrols can spawn in Cannibal Plains, Darkfinger, and Hidden Forest.

These towns, outposts, and other locations are controlled by this faction.
Mapico-camp.png Cannibal Camp
Mapico-town.png Cannibal Capital
Mapico-watchtower.png Cannibal Village
Mapico-stormhouse.png First Village
Mapico-ruin.png Suspicious Lab

Town Overrides
Depending on World States, these locations can be controlled by this faction.
Mapico-camp.png Cannibal Infestation
Mapico-watchtower.png Okran's Fist
Mapico-town.png Sho-Battai