Alrighty, time to get going with this Fortress. I am dwarfing myself as CaptainMana, Archmagus, who seems to be a brewer, cook, and farmer. I'm dwarfing Geofferic as the expedition leader, but this can be changed.
FYI, I don't have a Reddit account.
I'll Dwarf other people as they sign up, either on the reddit thread or this one. They should probably specify their dwarf profession (in-game, such as "weaponsmith"), what they want their dwarf's profession to be listed as (it can be anything, like "Legendary Treehugger"), and what they want their dwarf's name to be (if not their username).
As #2 on the turn list, its time to take a good !!XX+<<+Roleplaying+>>+XX!! dump.
Journal Entry of CaptainMana, Archmagus of Belrimtar Nekol, 2nd Moonstone.
Today, Geofferic handed in his resignation as commanderer of Outpost Belrimtar Nekol. As there existed no succession plan, I am taking interrim command of the outpost in my capacity as Archmagus.
Belrimtar Nekol is a hole in the ground with some rooms and a trade depot, but it needs a lot more development.
Firstly, we have only three beds, pieced together from the wagon we arrived in. Goefferic has purchased a large quantity of wood from the caravan, so we can finally start making some more beds.
We only have one miner, who appears to be involved in building a structure on the surface. I'm going to put that right and try to recruit more miners.
We've had one casualty so far, but we seem to have a sarcophagus ready in the stockpile.
We have no doctors and no one designated as Chief Medical Dwarf. I am going to take up that position for the time being.
We have no stone. How do we have no stone? Why do we have no stone? This is the most shameful thing I've seen thus far.
The fortress is ridiculously open to the outside and utterly undefended. Competent accountancy on the part of Geofferic has me assured that, barring nearby necromancers, we should be reasonably same from goblin sieges for the time being. However, I am going to try to finish the defensive structure on the surface and get us some proper defences. I'm also going to get the surface structure rebuilt from rock salt blocks, as that will give us more stone to work with.
I am ordering the immediate downward expansion of the fortress.
The Archmagus' Journal, 4th Moonstone
I've called off all hunting activities on the surface, as there isn't really much to hunt up there, and we have more pressing concerns. I've also determined that the other miner is actually building something in the mason's workshop.
The brook is frozen, so once we dig down I will try to install a proper water main. As it is, we have some ninety drinks or so, but that isn't enough, and if someone gets injured, we need water.
The Archmagus' Journal, 5th Moonstone
Unemployment is at an unacceptably high level. I'm going to remedy this by having some farming workshops built, while we wait for digging to proceed.
I have picked Kol Emathtosid as Militia Commander.
The Archmagus' Journal, 8th Moonstone of the Year 6
Zon has finished his artifact! It is called Siboshokang, "The Deteriorated Yor", a hematite cabinet. It has been valued at 40,800 Urists.
The Archmagus' Journal, 19th Moonstone of the Year 6
With the mason's workshop now free, Zon has set to work producing more rock salt blocks. I am going to remove the rough foundations on the surface and replace them with blocks. I've also ordered covers to be built over the entrances to the fortress.
The farm is now much more busy. I've recruited more hands, so there are around five dwarves working on it, including myself. This is satisfactory enough that I might switch to brewing, but we have no barrels and rock salt makes for terrible pots.
The Archmagus' Journal, 3rd Opal of the Year 6
Our miner has begun cutting out permanent accommodations beneath the surface, likely serving as workshops. We've hit some huge magnetite deposits down there.
I've determined why we only have one miner, which is because we only have one pick. Whoever picked our supplies will have a lot of explaining to do, if and when I find out who they are.
The Archmagus' Journal, 17th Opal of the Year 6
The fortification on the surface is taking shape now. I've employed the remaining section of the population in its construction, and it should hopefully be done by the end of the year.