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Author Topic: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]  (Read 77896 times)

Loud Whispers

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Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« on: December 24, 2014, 02:18:57 pm »

Wait, wait, wait. Why the hell do you have a raven stockpile?
THEY QUESTIONED ME

AND NOW IT IS OVER

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My greatest foe, my carrion swarm who have tormented my skies and my Dwarves since time immemorial have devoured the demon legions which sought to use a pierced adamantine vein as their ticket to the surface. That's right, the undead ravens killed the entirety of the hidden fun stuff. Having not sated their infinite bloodlust however, they have begun to spill through the tube and have swarmed into hell and are ripping the denizens of the underworld alive.

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NOW THE DEMONS OF THE UNDERWORLD SHALL SHARE IN MY HELL! NOTHING IS WORSE THAN A RAVEN CORPSE! NOTHING!

As an aside, it's possible that I may have driven the raven corpse population to destruction. Should this be true I can always process my domesticated eagles into eagle corpse swarms and continue to plague the underworld with horrible swarms. It won't be the same, but it will be a functional substitute. When caught between the option of colonizing hell or flooding its infinite legion with the dread wrath of the raven I shall stick with the option that is most insulting to demonkind.

On this Christmas Eve be sure to give thanks to the raven flock nearest to you, thanks for it allowing you to live.


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*EDIT from the year 2015
This thread has somewhat grown to encompass all that is my Fortress.
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This is Silentthunders. Please do not feed the ravens, and enjoy your stay.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2015, 03:11:01 pm by Loud Whispers »
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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 02:20:46 pm »

Oh my god.
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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 02:36:00 pm »

Hahahaha. From the series: things you will only see at dwarf fortress! Well done!
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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 02:59:02 pm »

Hahahaha just everything about this. Next: take over the HFS with creepy crawler husks.
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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 04:18:32 pm »

All you need now is a minecart track set up to dump loads of corpses into hell with a necromancer set to raise them within... eternal siege by the undead horde seems like a grand way to hold off the forces of hell...

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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2014, 06:03:53 pm »

Hahahaha just everything about this. Next: take over the HFS with creepy crawler husks.
Flying critters work best, ones that crawl on the ground are best suited for roaming tunnels and pipes where the demons' propensity for flying doesn't help them one bit.

All you need now is a minecart track set up to dump loads of corpses into hell with a necromancer set to raise them within... eternal siege by the undead horde seems like a grand way to hold off the forces of hell...
I do not yet have a factory IN hell, but I do have a factory in my dining hall Fortress for domestic processing of corpses and there is currently a factory which is as close to hell as you can get without being in it, being in the hallway that leads to the spire to hell.

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The domestic factory is just a simple Necrobacon processing facility.
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Tame animals go in, the bridge goes down covering the drainage stairs whilst letting the river flood the room (it also cleans corpses of any syndromes they are coated in, making them safe for Dwarf handling) and the necromancer reanimates them. From there either the weapon tunnel is opened for the corpses, allowing them to be riddled with bolts and processed in the butchery for meat or the cage trap tunnel is opened to harvest the corpses for war against the demonic filth.
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There is even room to drop down corpses through the ceiling for reanimation.
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And if a megabeast corpse is accidentally reanimated the Fort won't experience catastrophic flooding since all possible outflows are covered with drainage which would limit the flooding until such time as the rogue undead can be killed and the winter-freezing would allow repairs to be made.

It's a refined system that is almost entirely complete and optimized. It allows for handling the undead with as much safety as one can possibly expect from deliberately creating an army of muscle and bone opposed to all life.

The other factory on the other hand worked just as well; it just worked so well it's completely lost to the Necromancer Kogan.

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It's overrun with the undead and full to the brim with the syndromes from 12 forgotten beasts and the HFS. It will take much work trying to take back control of the undead there from Kogan, but for now I'll let him have his fun as he's keeping the demons in a very dire situation. I could always run some water through it to clean the floor of disease (after all, the water will just drain into hell and piss the demons off even more) and might even flush some of the more stubborn undead into hell.

Watching the ravens eat demons is amusing me, though it seems that they are losing a few of their number to particularly resilient dung beetle demons which are also webbers. Losing ravens to the eerie glowing pits is also an issue, once my scout pig has revealed the layout of hell I shall pick a suitable site to begin building a Fortress, floor over all the glowing pits, build a great tower for a necromancer or two and maybe even wall off the entirety of the neutral side of the map so that the demons are always fighting on an evil biome where the corpses naturally reanimate even without necromancer prodding. Then it will be ready for true colonization by the undead and all of demonkind will forever be in a battle for daring to fight the Fortress.

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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2014, 06:22:46 pm »

This is ridiculously metal.
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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2014, 07:25:45 pm »

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Air dropping the scout boar was perhaps a bad idea as it broke half its legs in the drop. It retained consciousness in between extreme pain long enough for the Dwarves to map out the immediate area of hell. It seems that 57 of the demons escaped the massacre orchestrated by the brilliant Necromancer Kogan and are now embroiled in battle with the first wave of undead.

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I can't quite tell what's going on, but it seems the demons are winning. This is not the best scenario, nor is it the worst. On the one hand it means there are a lot more demons still alive than anticipated, on the other hand it also means that the worst case scenario of a colonization attempt fighting ravens is not likely going to be a problem. Demons are preferable to ravens.
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The majority of the demons are not caught in the battle, but are instead hovering in the air around the adamantine spire. Demons do not feel fear, so I suspect these demons are either amused at the spectacle of their comrades fighting the ravens and this is entertaining them or they are merely content with guarding the spire so I don't try sending any more creatures down it. This has also meant the boar is still very much alive and it has not yet been discovered by demons. This window of opportunity shall grant me the time needed to build a staircase down to hell from the first spire and establish a beachhead with my specialist team. I already know exactly which Dwarves I want to invade hell with.

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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2014, 10:13:47 pm »

I love it, not only are you perfectly content with having a section of your fortress taken by the undead, you are using it as a border guard against the demons...

And then opening the way for colonization in the midst of an undead vs demon war, I am definitely watching this thread and I should really try out starting a fortress near a necromancer tower sometime, it seems like so much fun (normal fun if you're careful, !!Fun!! if you're not)...

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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2014, 11:26:07 pm »

This is insane. Maybe the boar will be able to scout out more of the Underworld after all.
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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2014, 01:03:27 am »

This is the ultimate utilization on our flying 'friends', it would be interesting if they got names for killing the demons.
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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2014, 07:31:41 am »

I remember that original thread and your other raven "incidents", and now I feel bad for thinking you were insane for having a feud with them.



Late EDIT:
After long thinking I've also decided to sig this gem:
Demons are preferable to ravens.

If that is okay with you, of course.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2014, 08:38:40 am by Cyroth »
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Demons are preferable to ravens.
A noble just suffered a genuine unfortunate accident.
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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2014, 09:34:26 am »

PTW. This is perfection.
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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2014, 10:50:22 am »

i lost one of my first intents for a sinister fort due to undead ravens, nice thread, it makes me feel relief of seeing the fuckers having another use apart of destroying colonists
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Re: Ravens are murder. [SPOILERS]
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2014, 11:06:08 am »

PTW.

i lost one of my first intents for a sinister fort due to undead ravens, nice thread, it makes me feel relief of seeing the fuckers having another use apart of destroying colonists

Happened to me once. I embarked in an evil biome, right near the river. Undead ravens killed my dwarves in a brief moment. They are killing machines!
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