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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 3235034 times)

Edward_Tohr

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39450 on: January 31, 2015, 01:33:16 pm »

Had a Forgotten Beast show up, so I sent my military after it.



They met it in a single tile-wide corridor. The results were... messy.



Finally, my soldiers were able to overwhelm it and deal the finishing blow.



It wasn't the spears or hammers or axes; dwarven fingernails were what saved the day.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39451 on: January 31, 2015, 02:51:23 pm »

A, yes, the wonderfully balanced unarmed combat system. Either this needs some rewriting or dwarven fingernail clippings should be made a possible material for sharp weapons in the absence of metal.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39452 on: January 31, 2015, 03:07:59 pm »

I think it's mostly just that dwarves are fucking crazy. Also, they don't have access to nail clippers. Their nails are probably extremely long, really disgusting and up to an inch thick.
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Cryxis, Prince of Doom

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39453 on: January 31, 2015, 03:23:53 pm »

I would love to see bone weapons
Like clubs and spears, it would be great for a starter military
Or a caveman fort
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39454 on: January 31, 2015, 04:22:26 pm »

Okay, so my last fortress got obliterated by accidentall breach into HFS. Oops.


Started a new fortress, on a brave new world. This world is special in that all the civs are dead except a very big 10000 strong goblin civ with 5000 trolls in it.

My civ is dead, and after the 2 hardcoded migrant waves i got a total of 15 dwarves. Necromancer tower and goblins are fairly close to me, so should be pretty fun.

Do wonder if i will actually get besieged by goblins with only 15 dwarves. Maybe if i create loads of wealth...
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39455 on: January 31, 2015, 09:21:20 pm »

Their nails are probably extremely long, really disgusting and up to an inch thick.

The dwarf infected the FB with a syndrome with those nasty nails.  Rapid septic shock!

Cryxis, Prince of Doom

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39456 on: January 31, 2015, 09:26:52 pm »

So trying to have my dwarves bucket water onto the beast won't work but what about redirecting an underground river to pouring into the pit
Would that work?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39457 on: January 31, 2015, 10:38:21 pm »

It might, but there is an equal chance that the flame critter will be hot enough to vaporize the water as it comes into contact with it.  I haven't seen a flame beast die in water since 31.25.  You are almost certainly going to have to use military intervention at some point if you plan to use that layer of the caverns for anything.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39458 on: January 31, 2015, 10:55:09 pm »

I don't think the fort will last the long.
If I have to use my military I'm going to build a staircase down to a few levels above the beast and send my marksdwarves down to shoot it from a distance
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39459 on: January 31, 2015, 11:00:29 pm »

Sorry for double posting
Would I be able to drown it if the river flows down there for long enough?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39460 on: January 31, 2015, 11:03:47 pm »

Alternatively, set up a cave in trap and lure it up with a box or something. Flip a switch on the prepared hunk of rock/built floor, and boom. no more fire monster.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39461 on: January 31, 2015, 11:09:20 pm »

I currently have no way to get to it.
It's at least 40~50 z levels below the cavern I am currently in
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39462 on: January 31, 2015, 11:14:25 pm »

Perhaps you're unfamiliar with a concept called "miners." :P

Or masons for that matter. That distance may be outside a marksdwarf's LOS regardless.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39463 on: January 31, 2015, 11:22:43 pm »

I understand how miners work
And earlier I said I would mine down and make a ledge for the marksdwarves to fire from just a few levels about the beast
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39464 on: January 31, 2015, 11:27:12 pm »

Sorry for double posting
Would I be able to drown it if the river flows down there for long enough?
Doubt it.

More likely the beast instant-vaporizes the water on contact, which leads to lots of steam rising up and a perfectly dry fire-beast.

If you must kill the damn thing get a marks dwarves squad trained up, and then have your miners dig a shaft that gives them a good angle. Otherwise simply ignore this level of the caverns until you a) need that cavern and b) have the squad.
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