The highest ranking in a Hive and right-hands to the Queen. Nobody has ever seen an actual Queen, it is the Princes that run everything. Free Princes are usually the result of losing command to a rival Prince, or exiles sent away as punishment for some kind of failure. They are much more intelligent and free-willed than normal Hive types.

–Game Description

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Western Hive Princes are a Race in Kenshi. They are a subrace of the Western Hive. They are a playable race from the start of the game.

Free Princes are rare, as they evolved to be more independent from the main Hive and remain separated for long periods of time. They also do not eat Foul Raw Meat, unlike the other Hiver breeds. Of all Hive breeds, they are also the most intelligent.

Health Statistics[edit | edit source]

  • Max Speed: 31 mph
  • Min Speed: 16 mph
  • Hunger rate: 0.5
  • Vision Range: 1
  • Combat move speed multi: 1.2

Health Stats[edit | edit source]

  • Blood: 50
  • Bleed rate: 0.3
  • Heal rate: 1

Anatomy[edit | edit source]

Body Part Total Health Chance of Hitting Severed Limbs
Head 80 80
Chest 80 140
Stomach 80 60
Right Arm 80 40 Severed Hive Right Arm
Left Arm 80 80 Severed Hive Left Arm
Right Leg 80 80 Severed Hive Right Leg
Left Leg 80 80 Severed Hive Left Leg
Severed Hive Right Arm
-Weight 1kg
-Value c.0
-Sell value c.0
-Charges 10/10
The severed right arm of a hiver
Severed Hive Right Arm Icon.png
Severed Hive Left Arm Icon.png
Severed Hive Left Arm
-Weight 1kg
-Value c.0
-Sell value c.0
-Charges 10/10
The severed left arm of a hiver
Severed Hive Right Leg
-Weight 1kg
-Value c.0
-Sell value c.0
-Charges 10/10
The severed right leg of a hiver
Severed Hive Right Leg Icon.png
Severed Hive Left Leg Icon.png
Severed Hive Left Leg
-Weight 1kg
-Value c.0
-Sell value c.0
-Charges 10/10
The severed left leg of a hiver


Weather Immunity[edit source]

Characters of this race are immune to acid and will not be harmed by these environmental effects:

Characters of this race are not immune to these types of Weather Effects. It is recommended that they wear weather protecting armour when entering Zones in which this weather can occur.

  • Burning
  • Duststorms
  • Poison Gas


Equipment Slots[edit | edit source]

Characters of this race can wear any type of equipment in these slots.

Characters of this race can only wear specific equipment in these slots.

Characters of this race cannot wear any equipment in these slots.

Experience Multipliers[edit | edit source]

All playable races have a distinct set of Statistics which they can gain experience at an increased or decreased rate. Players should pay attention to these experience multipliers and use them to their advantage.

Increased Rate[edit | edit source]

Characters of this race gain experience in these Statistics at a slightly faster rate than normal. This increased rate is +20% unless otherwise noted.

Decreased Rate[edit | edit source]

Characters of this race gain experience in these Statistics at a slightly slower rate than normal. This decreased rate is -20% unless otherwise noted.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Game Starts[edit | edit source]

Players can choose to start as a member of this race if this Game Start is chosen.

Unique Recruits[edit | edit source]

These Unique Recruits can spawn as a member of this race.

Factions[edit | edit source]

These Factions have characters which can spawn as members of this race.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Though Hiveless Princes are typically found in high positions in other societies, it is possible to encounter them in low-ranking roles such as Samurai Conscripts (ironically, sometimes the Samurai Sergeant in charge of them is a Worker Drone.)
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