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This page is written by the game's inventor, Charles Gilman.

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Charles Gilman wrote on 2007-03-28 UTC
The piece that you describe is mentioned as the Endcaribou in the notes. My reservations about using that piece would be that would not inherit as many of the Camel's restrictions as the Diacamel does. It is more like a colourbound version of the Squirrel. The Endcaribou can triangulate, by two 2:2 moves and a 4:0 one or by two 3:1 moves and a 2:2 one, just as the Squirrel can by two 2:0 moves and a 2:2 one or by two 2:1 moves and a 2:0 one. The Camel, though bound to one Bishop binding, alternates between two Dabbaba bindings as it always moves by odd numbers of both files and ranks. The Diacamel preserves this restriction while allowing a move crossing multiple orthogonals in both dimensions at once.

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