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Author Topic: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?  (Read 3604 times)

TxJBxT

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Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« on: April 03, 2014, 07:47:24 am »

The title may sound confusing but let me explain....

I embarked to a volcano and near this volcano is a tower. Said tower recently launched a siege on me. Luckily I managed to save 20ish Dwarves from being nommed on. The deaths of those dwarves now zombie food made a few of the boys/girls upset causing one just now to go into a fell mood. HOWEVER this fell mood dwarf did not kill a regular dwarf....oh no he killed a ghost! Yes! A friggin ghost! Turns out this ghost was from my magma forges that died in magma. Anyways I can't say I've ever heard this happening before and wonder now if I'll get a ghost of a ghost.

Heres a pic for ya! =)

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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 08:12:33 am »

Yup its a current bug that dwarves in that mood have a chance of murdering a ghost

Not sure what the product comes to though..

But their wont be another ghost if I am correct
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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 08:26:51 am »

He made a Dwarf bone cage for me.
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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 08:33:55 am »

He made a Dwarf bone cage for me.
Thats disturbing, being trapped in a cage made from the soul of another being, that has taken the form of dwarf bone...
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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 12:10:18 pm »

A cage made of ectoplasm... wouldn't naturally be the most sturdy thing in the world, but this is Dwarf Fortress, so.

Also, that's one seriously badass dwarf, to pull a bone straight out of a ghost.
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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 01:06:50 pm »

He made a Dwarf bone cage for me.
A cage made of ectoplasm... wouldn't naturally be the most sturdy thing in the world, but this is Dwarf Fortress, so.

Also, that's one seriously badass dwarf, to pull a bone straight out of a ghost.
The question is, is it dwarf bone or ghostly dwarf bone?

I like my visualization better than a cage of ectoplasm. And if its just dwarf bone I'm keeping it.
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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 01:47:41 pm »

After you end the fort (or the fort ends you) you need to look that up in Legends mode, I bet it'll look hilarious.

Post pics if you do.
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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2014, 05:46:04 pm »

couldn't you look up artifacts using l, or are you talking about something else?
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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2014, 07:42:17 pm »

He probably means the entry for the ghost guy, dying twice

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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2014, 08:31:18 pm »

In year ??? Iden Lolokamid was burned to death by magma.
In year ???+??? Iden Lolokamid was struck down by the dwarf Id Lavenkib and turned into a tasteful reality defying cage
In year ???+??? the concepts of Death, Logic, and Reason were struck down by Dwarf Fortress
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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2014, 08:07:09 pm »

AND FROM THAT DAY FORWARD, ID LAVENKIB WAS KNOWN AS GOSTBANE, LORD OF CAGES. HE PROTECTED THE FORTRESS UNTIL SOMETHING BAD HAPPENED WHICH HASN'T BEEN DOCUMENTED.

Also how do ghosts even have material bones? I guess when they die you could reheat/treat the ectoplasm into the shape of a bone whilst molding it into place for the cage. cool things happen and bones appear oooOOOoooOOOoooo  ;D
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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2014, 09:07:38 pm »

Its simple, really. The dwarf punches reality in the face.
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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2014, 10:49:42 pm »

(...) The dwarf punches reality in the face.
  hahaha
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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2014, 03:21:30 am »

AND FROM THAT DAY FORWARD, ID LAVENKIB WAS KNOWN AS GOSTBANE, LORD OF CAGES. HE PROTECTED THE FORTRESS UNTIL SOMETHING BAD HAPPENED WHICH HASN'T BEEN DOCUMENTED.

Also how do ghosts even have material bones? I guess when they die you could reheat/treat the ectoplasm into the shape of a bone whilst molding it into place for the cage. cool things happen and bones appear oooOOOoooOOOoooo  ;D

Ghosts don't have material bones, it happens because a dwarf went into a fell(?) mood, and to my knowledge they grab the nearest dwarf they can find and use either the dwarf's skin or bones, ghosts are just dwarves that died, but they probably account to your population, are (mostly) friendly and that is what's causing the bug.
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Re: Can Ghosts become Ghosts of Ghosts?
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2014, 03:28:44 am »

Maybe he's taking the bones from the Reaper. Wait, no. The Dwarven Reaper is made of magma.
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