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One of the achievements is:

Heart Of Darkness -Become a chieftain of a zebra tribe. (How is this even possible?) - Have more then one zebra (sic)

I already have my first Zebra which I got when I built a ship. I only don't know how to get a second Zebra.

So how do I get the 2nd Zebra?

And do they add something more than just the achievement?

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    In the wiki it says: "zebras - only available as a resource in Iron Will mode. Acts as hunters.".
    – Mathias711
    Commented Oct 2, 2014 at 12:48
  • UPDATE! The latest patch fixes zebra loss over resets (from change-log): Karma zebras now save over resets correctly. (redd.it/2j0qlo)
    – Dorus
    Commented Oct 20, 2014 at 21:38

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I already have my first Zebra which I got when I built a ship.

This sounds to me very much like you do not have a zebra. You have instead discovered the zebra race for trading. In order to get an actual zebra joining your village, you will need to play in Iron Will mode (no huts/log houses/mansions built). You will know you've done it right when a Zebra shows up as an actual resource on the left section.

Zebras in Iron Will are a free way to get some small amount of Catpower, which is otherwise impossible without kittens. To make successive Iron Will runs a little easier, every time you reset, your maximum number of zebras will be set to your current zebra count, plus one.

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  • When are you awarded a Zebra? I restarted my first game (no IW) and busy figuring things out now, but no zebra.
    – Mathias711
    Commented Oct 2, 2014 at 16:31
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    Needs archery, same as normal hunters. Most IW stuff doesn't kick in right away, since every game is IW to start. Commented Oct 2, 2014 at 16:35
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I've gone through the code and this is the only line that increases the number of zebras you have:

reset: function(){
  ...
  this.karmaZebras = this.resPool.get("zebras").value + 1;
  ...
}

This would seem to imply you get a single zebra each time you reset.

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  • Ouch, only 1 way to find out I guess...
    – Damek
    Commented Oct 2, 2014 at 13:06
  • First save, and please post your results :)
    – Mathias711
    Commented Oct 2, 2014 at 13:06
  • I'm afraid to try...
    – Damek
    Commented Oct 2, 2014 at 13:08
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    If you believe Billy Mailman's answer, it appears that this.karmaZebras is your maximum zebra count, and this.resPool.get("zebras").value is your current number of zebras (in the current game).
    – user62111
    Commented Oct 2, 2014 at 16:47
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    Does this mean that resetting without a zebra when your max zebra is say, 5, reset the max back to 1? Correct me if I'm wrong, but that sound like... ouch.
    – Dorus
    Commented Oct 2, 2014 at 18:58
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From my experience, you get a zebra soon after you get into Iron Will mode, which is achieved by getting the achievement (Iron Will) by building a mine without housing. Then the IW tab appears in Bonfire so you can shut out all the housing options without accidentally hitting one. I entered Iron Will on my 10th run and got 1 zebra... so yes, if there were potential zebras for resets they donèt count until you get your first one. Im almost done IW, curious to see if my zebra will leave when I start making kittens. If not I believe that if I reset and get into IW mode again, I should have more than one zebra and get the achievement.

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From experience (i've been trying IW mode for the achievements it provides) You get your first zebra when you learn archery. Every time i've reseted since trying IW gave me 1 more to the max count of zebras but i waited to have the max count of zebras before reseting. I did this to ensure having more zebras for next run.

I'm not sure if it is related but : the first 4 times i had (in Time tab) : "Zebra hunters: 1" This time i went on the get the achievements, and i am between steamworks and magneto at this point (which mean achievements Iron will, uberkatzchen, one hundred years of solitude has been fulfilled. i have virgin soiled upturned too), i have 5 zebras with a max of 5 zebras but in the time tab it show "Zebra hunters: 14" I don't know how this number grows or if it will be add to my next maximum of zebras, though.

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