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A badger is a short-legged omnivore, often kept as a familiar by scientists and thaumaturges in New Crobuzon, in particular those living and working in Brock Marsh.

Familiar status[]

Badgers are believed to protect their owners from the "dangerous harmonics of hidden sciences", and thus make a popular pet for anyone dabbling in the mysterious and the forbidden. In practical terms, badgers are used to carry messages and lists to the shops that provide equipment and other goods for scientific experiments, and are generally treated as respected servants.

Known badgers[]


  • Badgers in Bas-Lag do not seem to be significantly different than their real-life counterparts, with the exception of their domestication.

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