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Dunamisdeos

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48405 on: September 10, 2016, 10:10:57 am »

"Oh hey, plant gatherer -" *spots undead sloth bear* "oh hey, now plant fert..."

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48406 on: September 10, 2016, 11:02:34 am »

A dozen worlds rose up before my eyes.  Beasts and battles, fortresses and legends.  A veritable tome of War & Mythos.  A cursory glance showed that some could even rival Cacame himself, with Legends fantastic beyond imagining.  All of these independent, living breathing existences... reduced to rubble, relegated to the cosmic recycling bin... because none contained an Evil Ocean, and Armok demands zombie fish.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48407 on: September 10, 2016, 11:09:52 am »

Have you tried setting desired evil square counts in large region to infinity? :P

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48408 on: September 10, 2016, 12:03:22 pm »

Have you tried setting desired evil square counts in large region to infinity? :P
I actually have, yes.  This resulted in Goblins & Towers ruling the world after a mere 50 years :-\

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48409 on: September 10, 2016, 12:17:45 pm »

Here's something interesting.

I had an invader get chopped up by a trap, and he was carrying a book. It's a guide on the goblin pits he came from.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48410 on: September 10, 2016, 12:18:54 pm »

After a long spell of nothing wrt: uninvited guests, Mansionvipers attracted a small goblin siege, a cyclops, another siege, a marsh titan, a hydra, and finally a male roc.  The titan had a look of unbelievable peace, but nevertheless put up a fight and became titan burgers.  The roc was difficult to capture because it is a coward and it tended to run away from the traps that are within view of the giant grizzly bear pasture, but it finally blundered into one.  We're currently breeding hydrae, so roc breeding is still in the future.

I also booted up Daggerblue after a hiatus.  It's a new fort in an evil biome so it requires actual attention on my part, and I finally had some to give it.  It took two years of careful management to avoid the undead buzzards, but we finally got the covered pasture completed.  It was good timing: we got some animals unexpectedly when the dwarven caravan scuttled two wagons in horror at the blood rain.  That's going to be annoying if it becomes a habit; the wagons clearly need a covered path to/from the map edge.  That will be the next project after I get the fortress arranged.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48411 on: September 11, 2016, 11:32:57 am »

Fortress has a mini-group of Olm-people running around layer one where I was farming, most got killed by a giant crock except for one male, he ran to a corner and after the sounds that echoed up from his hole I nicknamed him "Slappy." Slappy died a few years later after a failed attack on a "grabber." He had several kills to his name by then however, but lo and behold my caves are empty of Olm-folk to run around frolicking. Darn. I miss Slappy.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48412 on: September 11, 2016, 09:12:35 pm »

It's taken 6 and a half months of round the clock construction but the Baron's mansion is almost finished. Surprisingly he has not complained even once about not having an office or dining room at all, and his bedroom being a cookie cutter apartment. His unstress is actually maxed from cranking out masterwork shell crafts constantly. I think I made the right choice.

As a side effect of the construction I also have a glass industry now.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48413 on: September 12, 2016, 09:21:37 pm »

  I was on the ".../NightmareFuel/DwarfFortress" part of TVTropes and came across... Inspiration which has burnt through a couple fortresses: (Bolded words bolded by me for emphasis)

Necromancers are bad enough, but if one is killed in Fortress mode and isn't interred or memorialized properly, they, like everyone else, can become a ghost to come back and haunt you. What's really creepy is that they can still raise corpses... including their own. And then there's the nice little quirk of werebeast limbs raised by necromancers regenerating entire creatures on a full moon.

  I am currently infuriated at how hard it is to weaponize this into an inexhaustible army of werebeast troops. Only ONE fort thus far has had a werebeast, which was promptly burnt by an FB I'd been forced to rebuild my forces for since the most recent zombie siege had hit me hard.

  At least necromancers are rather easy to get. RNG hasn't 'blessed' me with a Ghost Necromancer, which I am okay with since I haven't come up with a way to contain them so they would be useful. Sadly, I must use a live Necromancer. :(
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48414 on: September 13, 2016, 11:50:08 am »

So, giant elephants seem to regularly path by my fort. I set out to catch a few, and was willing to sacrifice a few war dogs for the endeavour. What I didn't count on was for the dogs' trainer to get involved as well, at least, just right after he grabbed a drink. One fatally crippled dwarf later, and two of his buddies also get in the mix. Turns out booze + anger at loss don't mix well.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48415 on: September 13, 2016, 05:13:24 pm »

After switching from one laptop to another and back again, I decided to create a new world and map on the old laptop (which works better than the "new" one, interestingly).

Anyway...

In the Dimension of Wind, The Blowing Lance sent out an expeditionary team in order to found what they hoped would be a new dwarven city.

That site would be known as Spearriver.

This is their story.

The site itself was set next to a brook. A wide variety of trees were found here, including:
Tea
Avocado
Willow
Coffee
Pomelo
Pomegranate
Macadamia
Paradise Nut
Date
Additionally, the wild-growing plants included:
Alfalfa
Fisher Berries
Maize Plants
Muck Roots
Pearl Millet Plants
Prickle Berries
Rat Weed
Rice Plants
Rope Reeds
Strawberry Plants

A dog fought with a Giant Weasel, leaving blood and vomit on a few spots of the map (apparently Taffer colorset makes vomit blue). We're just getting started, so some actual news should arrive soon!
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48416 on: September 14, 2016, 07:37:39 pm »

At least necromancers are rather easy to get. RNG hasn't 'blessed' me with a Ghost Necromancer, which I am okay with since I haven't come up with a way to contain them so they would be useful. Sadly, I must use a live Necromancer. :(
Use adventure mode to steal a book of life and death and donate it to the library. Necromancer fort, necromancer ghosts.

As for the werebeast, get the adventurer infected (by getting bitten or toppling temple statues,) then infect the retired fort. Sneak, bite hand, grab throat, wait until unconscious, sneak to next victim. Hopefully they don't leave the fort after being infected.

Limb severing is done by leaving specific parts unarmored and (I think) using serrated glass disks. Don't recall whether they're supposed to be shotgunned or in traps (which the dwarves fall asleep on.)
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48417 on: September 15, 2016, 09:35:19 am »

This is the same fort I'm recreating in Minecraft. See here.
First, a goblin siege shows up. 90 invaders in total. Luckily, they can't cross the river for some reason and seem to be buggering off.
Then this happened:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
30 seconds later, this:
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I'm a lucky dwarf.

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Nevermind. The goblins saw the "epic battle" and finally got over their fears and hopped on over to my side of the river. Bummer.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48418 on: September 15, 2016, 02:35:14 pm »

Two things.

My first project is trying to build an aqueduct that pumps water from the river up two z levels and lets it into a giant pipe that flows straight down into an artificial underground river. The river flows under the first draw bridge and falls down two z levels into a nice meandering creek where I have all my living and workshop stuff.

The other thing is that my Crossbowdwarves have a glaring lack of quivers, and desperately need a source of leather to make them useful. I've been trying to train a couple so that I can make them hunters for a while and get some leather and meat and XP. Unfortunately my marksdwarves are awful at training and would rather sit around talking to the White Tigerman "bard" (obviously a spy) than help their kingdom survive a siege. Too bad, Dabbling Marksdwarf. You're going on a hunting trip.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48419 on: September 15, 2016, 08:15:06 pm »

Goblins sent a small scout platoon, the lead troll wandered into the mine field and the giant axe blades gelded him before taking his legs off and leaving him to bleed out, the other goblins stood there in stunned horror.
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