Big Game Hunting
"For my part (being one) I must needes say my minde, That Hunting was ordeyned first, for Men of Noble kinde, And unto them therefore, I recommend the same, As exercise that best becommes, their worthy noble name."
- George Tubervile, The Noble Arte of Venerie or Hunting
The forests and backwoods of the New World teem with an unimaginable abundance of wildlife. Big Game Hunting allows you to attack larger creatures, and to carry animal carcasses faster.
Big Game Hunting is a Hunting Skill which allow pilgrims attack and harvest Big Game. To Butcher a dead Big Game animal, right-click on its corpse and select "Butcher".
Big Game include:
Knives and Butchering
Having a Knife equipped when Butchering or Skinning creatures will speed up the process, transfer Purity, and prevent the Insanity gained when Butchering by hand. When you finish Butchering any Creature it will leave a temporary Blood Splatter behind.
Meat and Knife Purity
A Knife will take on the Purity of the Bar of Pig Iron used to make its Knife Blade. The Purity of your Knife will transfer directly onto the Meat you receive when Butchering a Creature while your Knife is equipped.
NOTE: Creatures can still attack you and you CAN defend yourself and kill them, but without the proper Skills you cannot initiate the attack nor Butcher the defeated Creature.