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Glanzor

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Neighbors: Fortress??
« on: August 06, 2014, 09:21:55 am »

So I just genned a new world and started up fortress mode.
The second time since the last big update that I decided to make a fortress (I'm more of a adventure mode person) and the first time I actually bothered to look at the embark infomation since then.
But I still didn't expect that:


What am I looking at here? What the hell does that mean, "Neighbors:Fortress"?
Necromancer shenanigans, I would say, but according to the "sites and pop"-file all fortresses belong to the normal dwarven civ.

Has something like that happened to someone else before? What does that mean?

I'm not using any mods, by the way.
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Astrid

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Re: Neighbors: Fortress??
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 09:25:21 am »

It means as simple as it sounds. You ahev a Fortress as your neighbour.
Might be relevant if you ever want to do Dwarf on Dwarf wars.
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Re: Neighbors: Fortress??
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2014, 10:18:34 am »

There's probably a necromancer living peacefully in one of the fortresses around there. Ive found necromancers chilling in human hamlets in adventure mode, no zombies present. He might send some undead occasionally, maybe.
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Aristion

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Re: Neighbors: Fortress??
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 02:00:31 pm »

Just pray it isn't a HFS necromancer who will be like a normal necromancer except it will slay the undead it brings  along with what additions it has when created.
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Re: Neighbors: Fortress??
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 02:35:55 pm »

I added your fortress situation to Bug #7015, until we get a decision on if that is intentional or not.
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Aristion

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Re: Neighbors: Fortress??
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014, 09:33:26 pm »

I think it is intentional. If anything, it is like a Town or Hamlet showing up on the neighbors screen only it is a dwarf fortress that got taken over by a necromancer. There have even been forest retreats that have also been lead by a necromancer.
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I kept imagining this guy go "By Armok, not the dead roaches! Oh gods the hamsters oh the dwarfmanity!"
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Re: Neighbors: Fortress??
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2014, 10:52:42 pm »

also isn't it possible it's been taken over by goblins or somesuch (or necros as people say)?
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Re: Neighbors: Fortress??
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 08:51:24 am »

There's probably a necromancer living peacefully in one of the fortresses around there. Ive found necromancers chilling in human hamlets in adventure mode, no zombies present. He might send some undead occasionally, maybe.
I think you are right.  I visited one of the fortresses as an adventurer and was immediately mauled by a zombie dwarf.
Still weird, all worldgen data suggests that the fortress is still owned by the regular dwarven civ.

I added your fortress situation to Bug #7015, until we get a decision on if that is intentional or not.
Good to hear!
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