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Author Topic: TuftedStockades - An Embark With Nothing Part XXVI: Melancholy (12/1)  (Read 29859 times)

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Last Update: 12/1
Current Update: Part 26 - Melancholy
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Editor's Story...
So it all began with a question. What was the least supplied embark I could get away with? One pick challenge is well known, but do you really need that pick? Experienced Dwarf Fortress players would mention how a 0-pick start really isn't that different than 1-pick because you can just chop down some trees and survive that way. But what if there were no trees? And that's what's led me here today. A haunted biome with an aquifer was just a necessary addition to ensure fun.

Introduction
Most people are aware of dwarven justice. The practice of hammering is well known. What most people don't know however is that it's not the only form of dwarven justice. For particular egregious crimes, or sometimes just at a noble's whim, a different type of justice is dispensed. Dwarves are forced out of their homes and off to settle in completely inhospitable conditions with completely inadequate equipment. This is one of those times...

The embark
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The loadout
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The story so far...
Part 1: http://imgur.com/a/Cz8kk#0
Part 2: http://imgur.com/a/6qDSH
Part 3: http://imgur.com/a/uibCA
Part 4: http://imgur.com/a/beFl1
Part 5: http://imgur.com/a/LSFkO
Part 6: http://imgur.com/a/1IMDW
Part 7: http://imgur.com/a/5Kw3O
Part 8: http://imgur.com/a/z1b51
Part 9: http://imgur.com/a/u79nh
Part 10: http://imgur.com/a/hfXf9
Part 11: http://imgur.com/a/7126l
Part 12: http://imgur.com/a/Cjlnd
Part 13: http://imgur.com/a/9TWpV
Part 14: http://imgur.com/a/ClllH
Part 15: http://imgur.com/a/bKB5V
Part 16: http://imgur.com/a/3B7D8
Part 17: http://imgur.com/a/3hTnP
Part 18: http://imgur.com/a/eWDgH
Part 19: http://imgur.com/a/NFX1N
Part 20: http://imgur.com/a/z61tX
Part 21: http://imgur.com/a/vsrIQ
Part 22: http://imgur.com/a/Hdu49
Part 23: http://imgur.com/a/v9qEQ
Part 24: http://imgur.com/a/T1QdQ
Part 25: http://imgur.com/a/niELW
Part 26: http://imgur.com/a/h1B0z

The Prologue
I also wrote about my first attempt at this challenge which you can read here:
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« Last Edit: December 01, 2015, 08:37:07 pm by Slogo »
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Re: TuftedStockades - Peasantry/Naked Haunted Treeless Embark
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014, 01:55:02 am »

This looks like a really crazy challenge. First part was a great read, I like this style if presentation it works well. Get well soon Shem.
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Re: TuftedStockades - Peasantry/Naked Haunted Treeless Embark
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2014, 09:00:13 am »

Part 2 is now uploaded and can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/6qDSH How will the dwarves of Tuftedstockades do with their new pickaxe? Read to find out!

I've got my workflow setup much better now so expect to see more animated gifs in the future. I'm going to try and make Tuesday updates a regular thing which should be fairly manageable.

I also failed to mention in the original post but this is version 40.10. I have not yet updated to 40.11, but I'll make note of when I do.

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Re: TuftedStockades - Peasantry/Naked Haunted Treeless Embark
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 02:30:55 pm »

DUDE, this is pretty awesome. Well done! I feel spoilt now with my aquifer-free, four biome, wilderness, clay, sand, flux stone, deep and shallow metals containing world with 7 nearby civilizations, 3 of which are friendly and have steel...

EDIT: Although, I am surprised that you have no deadly weather. My brother's evil world had a periodic cloud that sent all his dwarves to sleep for a short time. Also, what are your dwarves drinking at the moment?
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Re: TuftedStockades - Peasantry/Naked Haunted Treeless Embark
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2014, 10:50:53 am »

Yeah the lack of weather is sort of surprising! I say sort of because if it was deadly rain you probably wouldn't have heard the story since everyone would just die immediately. I was sort of hoping for a mist, but what can you do. Drinks on hand are a mixture of booze and water from the cavern (well depends on which part you're reading I suppose). One barrel of booze lasts a long time when it's only 3 dwarves. The initial water came from the river then a hole dug into the aquifer layer.

More importantly though it's Tuesday again, time for another chapter:

Part V: http://imgur.com/a/LSFkO
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Re: TuftedStockades - An Embark With Nothing
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2014, 07:40:21 am »

A great read, Slogo! Please keep up the good work, as I'm looking forward to the next installment of the saga.
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Re: TuftedStockades - An Embark With Nothing
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2014, 01:13:35 pm »

Keep it up! I'm fascinated by the plight of these sentenced dwarves in this horrific land.
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Re: TuftedStockades - An Embark With Nothing
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2014, 02:06:24 pm »

just read part 1.  good stuff so far :)

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Re: TuftedStockades - An Embark With Nothing
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2014, 12:28:47 am »

May the barbarism of beard barbering be ever infamous as we continue to observe the remarkable story of these tough survivors...
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Re: TuftedStockades - An Embark With Nothing
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2014, 05:57:56 pm »

Nice. Watching with interest.
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Re: TuftedStockades - An Embark With Nothing
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2014, 01:01:31 pm »

This has been quite the tale.  I'm looking forward for the next entry.   8)
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Re: TuftedStockades - An Embark With Nothing
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2014, 12:39:30 pm »

Glad everyone is enjoying the story! And since it's Tuesday again I have another update for everyone:

http://imgur.com/a/1IMDW

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Re: TuftedStockades - An Embark With Nothing
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2014, 01:28:47 pm »

Woot!
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Re: TuftedStockades - An Embark With Nothing
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2014, 01:57:42 pm »

You... you're insane!
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Re: TuftedStockades - An Embark With Nothing
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2014, 05:15:59 pm »

Well, those migrants didn't have the best of luck.
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