It's a sad, sad day today in Dorfland.
Captain Rimtar Godenmosus 7th Wave, the captain of a marksdwarf squad was about to go off duty to go drink some booze after spending the entire season training his recruits, had literally just exhausted his ammo supply and dropped his quiver, when the moon had changed along with all of the were-civets.
One of the were-civets was in the stockpiles when the change happened.
W.C. 002-06 Datan 8th Wave.
The first squad at hand was considered to valuable to risk it, so I sent the sacrificial constructs in to engage the were-civet and try to save Captain Rimtar.
The sacrificial constructs were a 3 man squad of hammerdwarves, and some of the most well trained Dwarves in my fort, having been training for 3-4 years straight.
Rimtar fought off Datan for 7 pages until the first of the sacrificial constructs appeared - Captain Nil Erith Thunen. And right in front of the Captain, it happened. Rimtar got tired, and Datan bit Rimtar in the hand. Datan shook, many times, infecting Rimtar, sealing his fate.
Rimtar fought on, passing out from exhaustion over the sheer effort to stay alive. Datan aimed for the head, and making a mess of that, did something I've never seen a creature in DF ever do.
Go for the jugular.
By the time Captain Nil Erith entered the fray with his recruits in tow, Rimtar had bled out. All three armed with the best armour Silentthunders could provide, and masterwork steel warhammers, quickly immobilized and killed Datan, Nil Erith scoring the killing blow.
I was so close to having no native Dwarf die in 3 years in a row.
The RNG finally got it's payment for the metal.
As a result, all Were-creatures are no longer allowed free access of the fort. The sacrificial constructs are to be equipped with the best anti-undead weapons available, and an axedwarf tutor. The sacrificial constructs are to be given their own base of operations and two squads of retinues, a ranged and a melee squad for dealing with larger targets. Security in the stockpiles are to be increased.
The sacrificial constructs are to be given tombs away from the evil.