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TomIrony

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Barrels of blood!
« on: June 21, 2013, 01:00:22 pm »

Do these serve a purpose at all? Merchants always have them and I skip over to get to the alcohol, but can they be used for anything?
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Re: Barrels of blood!
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 01:03:02 pm »

No, not even to feed vampires, as they can only drink blood from unconcious animals. In the future they may be able to be useful (to make blood rivers and the like), but now, they serve absolutely no purpose except for occupiyng barrels.

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 01:26:46 pm »

I mod blood to have [EDIBLE_COOKED] so that I can use them for black pudding.  Plus, barrel.
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Re: Barrels of blood!
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 01:32:46 pm »

I think there may be a dfhack command to prevent merchants from bringing blood barrels and other useless extracts. Maybe once we get something akin to alchemy, they'll have a proper use.
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 01:49:54 pm »

Dump those barrels, or rather the blood from them. Free barrels.
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Re: Barrels of blood!
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 02:15:56 pm »

I remember seeing someone posting a story where both the local wildlife and the dwarven trader had pissed them off, so she requested giant grizzly bear blood as a priority from the merchants.  I can see where that would be useful to make yourself feel better at least.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 02:20:23 pm »

I think there may be a dfhack command to prevent merchants from bringing blood barrels and other useless extracts. Maybe once we get something akin to alchemy, they'll have a proper use.

Not a pre-built command, but a script.  I think it was by Urist DaVinci?  It removes blood, ichor, fish extracts, "liquid", etc. from the trade goods so they may not be brought at trade.  Another I saw removed such things as Prepared Mosquito Brains.
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Re: Barrels of blood!
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2013, 03:24:32 pm »

Dump those barrels, or rather the blood from them. Free barrels.
Even better, build a temple to armok and designate it as a dump zone. Blood to the Blood God
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Re: Barrels of blood!
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2013, 04:21:22 pm »

You can use them in two-step shotgun if you're still using item-shooting ones instead of liquid-powered.
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Re: Barrels of blood!
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2013, 07:59:16 pm »

I think there may be a dfhack command to prevent merchants from bringing blood barrels and other useless extracts. Maybe once we get something akin to alchemy, they'll have a proper use.

Not a pre-built command, but a script.  I think it was by Urist DaVinci?  It removes blood, ichor, fish extracts, "liquid", etc. from the trade goods so they may not be brought at trade.  Another I saw removed such things as Prepared Mosquito Brains.

Here it is: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=91166.msg4246062#msg4246062

Save the script as a .lua file and put it in \hack\scripts. Then type in the file name (minus the .lua part) to activate the command.

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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 11:29:25 am »

yeah, pretty useless without modding, except for the venoms. If you dump those on the ground I think it will infect shoe-less dwarves/invaders. I remember I tested this at one point, but I'm not sure which version it was.
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Re: Barrels of blood!
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 01:55:39 pm »

Oooh, is that so?

It's too bad the only contact syndromes are gnomeblight and cave blob fluid, or I'd order up barrels of Giant Desert Scorpion venom and coat my entryway with it.

I should do Science and see if coating an upright spike or weapon trap with venom allows it to transmit.
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Re: Barrels of blood!
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2013, 02:05:49 pm »

I should do Science and see if coating an upright spike or weapon trap with venom allows it to transmit.
I hear (from Loud Whispers) that it works as long as the weapon penetrates skin, and remains contaminated. He also says that having the item on the floor, with a venomous creature injecting it into another creature very close, will cause the venom to occasionally spray on the walls and flood (apparently, they are messy). Although dumping barrels of venom onto a weaponstockpile might be easier.
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Re: Barrels of blood!
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2013, 02:22:10 pm »

I, for one, welcome our new venom mist generating overlords!
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2013, 02:32:50 pm »

I, for one, welcome our new venom mist generating overlords!
That won't work. Only magma and water are true "liquids." Everything else are contaminants. So right now, you can't have a pools of blood, just pools of water contaminated with blood.

Now, mist of water coming from a contaminated pool of water, yes. I do wonder though, is the contaminant carried in the mist too. Would an on-contact syndrome contaminant in water-mist affect dwarves?...
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