So I've finally established a stable fortress with a population of about 210. I've got three units of legendary warriors (two axe units and one hammer unit). I've got a stable food/glass/steel/gold/gem industry. I've got enough beds for everyone and multiple large dining halls and sculpted gardens. Now I've noticed a 'becoming the capital' button in the nobles screen. I have way more than enough architecture, but my offering remains at 0. I find this strange because on the latest visit, I purposely gave the diplomat 5000 Dwarfbucks worth of goods (gold goblets) as an offering. Now i'm wondering why it hasn't shown up on my screen as a proper offering. Also, does a fortress need to reach dukedom (currently a county).
Oh, also, i seem to have a clown fortress (that is the proper use of the term, right?), and I'm wondering what are some strategies for the ensuing circus if I open it? I cleaned out the undead around it with no trouble. Oh, and in regards to magma, I want to build a magma fuel industry. I've found a lake of magma and cleared out some room above it to channel the magma into, but I have a couple questions. First, do I have to dig a trench where I want the magma to stay? or can I just channel it into the rooms and build around it? Also, what can I use on z-level 160 as a reliable power source? Should I try and tap the underwater lake with some manmade rivers and then use gear assemblies to transfer the power, or is there another solution?
Wow, that was a lot more question than I thought. Thanks in advance.