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Larix

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32415 on: January 24, 2014, 04:15:19 am »

My forts that went generational are also thoroughly matrilineal. Just seems natural to me: it's the mothers who get all the socialising benefits from raising the kids and they're the ones followed around by their spawn all the time.

It mainly happens in the civilian forts (with invaders off), but one of the military installations also came to the point where the fort-born dwarfs started marrying and having kids of their own; it was actually part of the "trying out military stuff" scheme, because as per usual the population cap was so low i depended on growing my own dwarfs to get over the invasion threshold.

The furthest i've gotten was in a totally isolated no-invaders fort that grew to almost 250 from the 17 we had at the end of year one, entirely through fort-born dwarfs. And that reached the point where the grand-children started having their own kids. I tried untangling the family trees a few times, but it just wasn't feasible.

VerdantSF's been much more professional about it, though, keeping proper track of family lines and going long enough to see deaths from old age; i shelved my fort(x) out of boredom and FPS decay after fifty fort years or so.

(x) that is, moved the folder over to the "archive" subdirectory. It could be re-activated at any time.
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Lielac

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32416 on: January 24, 2014, 06:06:26 am »

Laborfords
4th Slate, 223

Overseer brain blar. Honeymoon suites married three couples last year. Husband of Utteredinks matriarch died this Granite. No daughters married, though 3 have lovers. Active names are Holeportals (matriarch), Abyssink (matriach, Likot, Id),  Twinklingdiamond (Cerol matriarch). Suites married Likot, Cerol, Id. Holeportals matriarch 99 and husband 102; also, apparently another native-married couple. Abyssink matriarch 127, husband 131. Twinklingdiamond daughter-matriarch 19, husband 18.

... Maybe I'll make Cerol matriarch, since mama Id Twinklingdiamond is dead. She is eldest daughter.

Yes, Cerol is now matriarch. Id is Grandmama Twinklingdiamond.

Killed 3 FBs in one cave-in back in Obsidian because too lazy to clear them out as they arrived. Leech, panda, pterodactyl.

Sarvesh has two little brothers now. Rakust kidlet now, Sakzul born 26th Opal 222. Also she has two cousins; different parents.

I've been contemplating genealogy software tailored to dwarf fortress. Want to be able to have unconnected dwarves on the same "page" and connect them later. Want DF calender, ability to input fort start date and/or world generation length. Wish DFHack forumdwarves worked on units screen, relationships screen, others. Brain hates me and typing out all those names and screwing around manually moving them around like in an image or something'll make me go stark raving.

... Also contemplating temporary insanity, particularly melancholy, and dwarven mental health care, because I'm enough obsessed with this damn game that in the middle of a depressive episode I'm contemplating how Dwarf Fortress could... thing... apply? implement? I think implement it. I want to see such fun things as that. Alternate between vicious eugenics programs that I would rail against in real life and caring for my depressed dwarves with all the things I can. Entertain myself with being frustrated at them not caring about the gorgeous statues from their favorite material of their favorite animals because depression is basically like the DFHack misery command only it blunts the happy thoughts too or even distorts them into bad thoughts because it's basically your brain going "fuck this shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit".

... I need to go to bed, this is turning into a suggestions post.

... still want mental illness in the game in a less rapidly lethal format, it could be deeply entertaining, like a syndrome of sorts that just... pops up and good luck figuring out why your best glassmaker has felt incredible self-hatred lately~

no seriously i need to bed. g'nai folks. ... morning. thing. the lack of sunlight probably doesn't help but it's glubbing winter i am not going outside

edit: and social anxiety. why is that dwarf hiding in her room and cancelling jobs: interrupted by fellow dwarf? ♪ serious anxiety issues ♪
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32417 on: January 24, 2014, 08:09:52 am »

Holeportals is an apt name for a lover given how dwarves can mate through walls.
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Lielac

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32418 on: January 24, 2014, 08:11:13 am »

Holeportals is an apt name for a lover given how dwarves can mate through walls.

-cackling-

Thanks, I needed that.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32419 on: January 24, 2014, 09:13:55 am »

In my incredibly ressource-poor split fort, a kid got a possession (woodcrafting) and required three logs of wood, one roll of cloth and _six_ stacks of bone. I had to slaughter most of the available animals to get it started, but just confiscated everything apart from one log, the cloth and a stack of cat bones once the work started. I wasn't going to piss away the entire slaughterable animal population for a 110% useless trinket.

One of my tinkering forts is in a good-aligned area. We've caught a bunch of unicorns and many of our artefacts contain unicorn products. We also caught some satyrs, which as sentients (i guess) cannot be tamed nor butchered, so i chained one up in the duchess' throne room to add a pinch of exoticness. Interestingly, visiting diplomats don't seem to get along with him very well, i regularly get combat reports during meetings. At least there's not much damage done either way, since diplomats are unarmed civilians, and satyrs are probably fairly small, so their horns don't do much. Last time, however, the liaison _bit_ the satyr in the arm and shook him around, resulting in nasty scars and nerve damage.

PS: artefacts - you'll really have to go generational and let them accumulate for a couple of decades. Artefacts are not very exciting when all adults have mooded and you only get kiddy garbage, but i've had forts that temporarily had more artefacts than living dwarfs. My generational glacier fort was there, but then got half a dozen marriages arranged so population's gone up fairly rapidly; now they're at 86 dwarfs and 75 artefacts, plus six named weapons/shields.

PPS: my duchess is extra happy because she "saw a beloved creature". The only kind of creatures she likes are - honeybees! Yes, she's happy we have some hives installed.
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Lielac

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32420 on: January 24, 2014, 09:35:40 am »

In non-fortress news, I'm definitely meatspace cave adapted. God I'm such a shut-in. The sunlight is significantly helping my mood, though, so there's that.

ANYWAY!

... I hit the enter key and it submitted THE HECK

Laborfords
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This actually happened in Granite, I think, but we have 44 artifacts. FORTY. FOUR. And 96 dwarves, which definitely became a thing in Granite because Kadol Abyssink II was born on the 28th of that. She's one of Minkot's kids, so she's actually two years younger than her oldest niece. Maaaaaaaaan. (I have a couple nieces who are older than me.)
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32421 on: January 24, 2014, 09:44:52 am »

How much did the sunlight make you vomit?
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Lielac

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32422 on: January 24, 2014, 09:54:07 am »

How much did the sunlight make you vomit?

Nuh-uh, I was only irritated by the sun. First level of cave adaption, not second.

A neat thing: The last four beardlings born are all in Clan Abyssink. Of the last 10 beardlings, 7 are Abyssink. MINKOT, STOP TAKING OVER THE FORTRESS!
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32423 on: January 24, 2014, 10:12:01 am »

We also caught some satyrs, which as sentients (i guess) cannot be tamed nor butchered, so i chained one up in the duchess' throne room to add a pinch of exoticness.

I believe the proper term for satyrs chained up in a duchess' room is erotic, if you know what I mean. Heyoooo.
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The carpenter completed an artifact wood table, decorated with some silk and stone. That's it really. Still, I know one piece of furniture that's going in the dining hall.

Now that the troll has been killed, the cavern is swarming with troglodytes. We lost a promising bowyer (who was our only skilled bowyer) to a lucky facepunch. Now I'm sending the newly recruited hammersquad down to clear out the trogs so we can seal off the cavern. Screw troglodytes, those guys are a huge pain. They're disrupting my dwarves gathering silk, they're disrputing my mechanics byuilding the cage traps in the cave entrance, they're disrupting my interest in doing other things by constantly annoying me.
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« Reply #32424 on: January 24, 2014, 11:19:37 am »

It'd be cool if the names actually did go patrilineal or matrilineal (random choice depending on the culture) rather than random whatever.

Also, lol mr space cat.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32425 on: January 24, 2014, 11:27:08 am »

It'd be cool if the names actually did go patrilineal or matrilineal (random choice depending on the culture) rather than random whatever.

There should definitely be options for this kind of stuff. Matrilineal, patrilineal, matronyms, patronyms, occupational, toponymic, male and female variations... basically SO MANY OPTIONS

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... 200+ FB bones went into that thing. AND IT'S WORTH A GRAND TOTAL OF 13200☼. -SCREAMING EXTERNALLY-
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32426 on: January 24, 2014, 11:43:33 am »

In other news, I successfully made a dry run (as in no targets) of the caravan killer shotgun and plan on using it at the first opportunity, probably the elves if they bring too few or crappy animals.
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« Reply #32427 on: January 24, 2014, 12:15:57 pm »

ON the @VerdantSF question: you've got an obscenely long-lived fort, right? I'd like to check out the familial relationships there, because the wiki is under the impression that only royalty has grandparents, uncles/aunts, nieces/nephews, or cousins, and I have two walking disagreements. Well, one, because Sarvesh just grew to become a child, but whatever. Rakust still exists.

I never noticed that blurb on the wiki, but you're right, it's incorrect.  Here's a look at one of my non-noble 4th generation dwarves.

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Lielac

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« Reply #32428 on: January 24, 2014, 12:25:57 pm »

ON the @VerdantSF question: you've got an obscenely long-lived fort, right? I'd like to check out the familial relationships there, because the wiki is under the impression that only royalty has grandparents, uncles/aunts, nieces/nephews, or cousins, and I have two walking disagreements. Well, one, because Sarvesh just grew to become a child, but whatever. Rakust still exists.

I never noticed that blurb on the wiki, but you're right, it's incorrect.  Here's a look at one of my 4th generation dwarves.

-snip-

Thank you!

Laborfords
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Urist Lockhatchet has given birth to a son, Mosus. I haven't seen a nearly empty relationships screen in... gods, too long.



Hmm. Sleep, or cataloguing all the lovers/married couples in the fort and noting whether they're alive or not?

... Sleep is for the sane, and I'm already 22+ years in.
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« Reply #32429 on: January 24, 2014, 12:46:40 pm »

Hmm. Sleep, or cataloguing all the lovers/married couples in the fort and noting whether they're alive or not?

The answer is obvious!  Time to catalog!  I need to do this at some point, too.  I also need to get started on some matchmaking.  Relicshield has gone too long without a wedding.
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