“Beaten into subjugation” By Dreadlord Lestat There are four creatures in game that must be “beaten into subjugation” before being able to be tamed. These creatures are the giant beetle, the giant ice worm, the fire beetle, and the iron beetle. The giant beetle is found in the N/E and S/E solen hives. It is a pack animal that can hold up to 1600 stones that can also be ridden as a mount. It requires 3 control slots and is a meat eater. 29.1 is the minimum required taming skill to tame, though these can be owned by anyone. The giant ice worm is found in the icy regions and only comes out when a green thorn http://uo.stratics.com/database/view.php?db_content=gameitem&id=2583 is planted in the snow. The giant ice worm requires 1 control slot and is a meat eater. 71.1 is the minimum required taming skill to tame and control. The fire beetle is found in the Yomotsu Mines. It is unique as it can be used to smelt ore while mining and is also can be ridden as a mount. It requires 3 control slots and is a meat eater. 93.9 is the minimum required taming skill to tame though these can be owned by anyone. It is a miner’s best friend. The iron beetle is found in the underworld. It is unique as it can mine for ore though it is slow and cannot be counted on to mine faster than a player. It also changes color to the color of the ore it just mined. It requires 4 control slots and is a meat eater. 71.1 is the minimum taming skill required to tame though these can be controlled by anyone. If you try to tame one of these without beating it into subjugation, you will get the message *you must subdue this creature before you can tame it.* In order to beat it into subjugation, you must take it’s health below 25% at which time you will get the message *the creature has been beaten into subjugation* You can now start to tame it. If it goes over 25% health before being tamed, it will need to be subjugated again. Try not to use spells that cause damage over time like poison. That can backfire on you by killing it before you can tame it. Fire beetles can be a pain to tame due to surrounding spawn but bring in a nice price when sold due to the difficulty in taming one. Many tamers don’t bother with them though that doesn’t decrease a miners want for one.