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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 3752286 times)

Paralyzoid

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51765 on: February 17, 2018, 03:42:32 pm »

New fort. I haven't finished a entrance defense system yet.
Even though it's 2 years in... oh well.

Elven siege just arrived. Strange; they're friendly in the civs screen and I didn't offend them in trade.
Luckily for my four-dwarf military, a goblin siege arrived. Yay, reinforcements!
Hopefully they brawl it out long enough for me to slap a quick wall across the entrance.

EDIT: The elves seem to be winning. Against the goblins. With weapons made of wood versus metal armor.
And they're biting a lot too. Looks like elves consider goblins to be dead.

EDIT: Wait, what?
Okay, status change. Apparently what happened is the goblin siege showed up, and they revealed two elven ambush squads.
I could swear I got two "A vile force of darkness has arrived" notifications though...

EDIT: The tide has turned. The squad of goblin crossbowmen has taken down 10 elven misc. melee ambushers, at the cost of half of the goblins.
Maybe I should just sic my military on the leftovers, but there's probably another eight squads about to arrive, so I'm continuing the "hide everyone" plan.

EDIT: The goblins have retreated and the siege tab disappeared. The last goblin off the map has 4 names, and, according to Legends mode, gained all the names from killing 6 elves during this "siege".
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 04:37:16 pm by Paralyzoid »
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Raikaria

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51766 on: February 17, 2018, 04:48:00 pm »

I managed to make a cistern! And somehow a cave crocodile got in and attacked one of my Dwarves. Who punched it to death. Cages now line the area.

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Siege!

For some reason; part of the ground gave way into an open space that led into my fort; and some Goblins dodged my pillbox into the barracks down the hole. One of my marksdwarves also managed to fall out of the pillbox somehow.

This resulted in me losing 2 Marksdwarves; and a 3rd one getting maimed badly enough he has been retired; leaving only the Captain of the Guard. I am now upgradeing my pillbox by connecting it to the roof of my fort proper to give my dwarves a much larger range of fire.

We managed to kill 2 Goblins before they slunk out of the pillbox's range, and eventually left. One died to a hail of bone bolts; while the one that fell into the fort got mauled by my War Grizzly. A third goblin had it's throat torn open by a bolt; and a fourth got... well... a bolt to the knee.

So; my fledgling military is decimated and now a Forgotten Beast has shown up... made of... Ash Glaze? How fun is that? I think I'll raise the bridge until I know... *Random Mason who's down there for god knows what reason gets Atomsmashed*
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 04:53:36 pm by Raikaria »
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Paralyzoid

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51767 on: February 17, 2018, 05:24:50 pm »

I managed to make a cistern! And somehow a cave crocodile got in and attacked one of my Dwarves. Who punched it to death. Cages now line the area.

===

Siege!

For some reason; part of the ground gave way into an open space that led into my fort; and some Goblins dodged my pillbox into the barracks down the hole. One of my marksdwarves also managed to fall out of the pillbox somehow.

This resulted in me losing 2 Marksdwarves; and a 3rd one getting maimed badly enough he has been retired; leaving only the Captain of the Guard. I am now upgradeing my pillbox by connecting it to the roof of my fort proper to give my dwarves a much larger range of fire.

We managed to kill 2 Goblins before they slunk out of the pillbox's range, and eventually left. One died to a hail of bone bolts; while the one that fell into the fort got mauled by my War Grizzly. A third goblin had it's throat torn open by a bolt; and a fourth got... well... a bolt to the knee.

So; my fledgling military is decimated and now a Forgotten Beast has shown up... made of... Ash Glaze? How fun is that? I think I'll raise the bridge until I know... *Random Mason who's down there for god knows what reason gets Atomsmashed*

I see you're assigning military dwarves to your captain of the guard. I hope you meet all your mandates.

Also, if ash glaze is what I think it is, here's what I think will happen:

Urist McUntrainedMason punches the Forgotten Beast in the upper body and the injured part explodes!
The Forgotten Beast has been struck down.

I'm assuming ash glaze is a powder.
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Raikaria

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51768 on: February 17, 2018, 05:33:26 pm »

It's a squad a marksdwarves using wood crossbows.

Well; it was. Now it's just the Captain.

Also; Jungle Titan showed up. Giant flea. It died quickly; but I did lose a recruit. FB hasn't been dealt with yet, although it seems rather frail from the injuries it has sustained from Crundles.

Edit: Dealt with the FB; but my Captain of the Guard bit it in the most epic way possible.

She got kicked by the FB so hard that the upper body 'collapsed' but managed to fire a final bolt; while one of my speardwarves had rammed their spear in the FB's head which took the FB's head clean off. The Marksdwarf became an Elite Marksdwarf from that; and then promptly died. And several f my survivors are rotting.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 05:53:34 pm by Raikaria »
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NeoSilverThorn

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51769 on: February 18, 2018, 12:12:40 am »

Had to scrap my last fortress after my miners dug channels into a river and helped to flood the fortress due to a floodgate failure.  (Specifically, nobody got up off their hinders to install the floodgates and I failed to notice this.) 

May have to abandon my current fortress because my woodcutter apparently thinks it's more important to finish off the last of the booze and non-rotted food instead of, y'know, cutting down trees so we can make ammo and hunt.

It's been one of those nights, Armok help me.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51770 on: February 18, 2018, 12:54:57 am »

Continuing to plug away on the multi-story dwarfwash meeting area project.

(Basically, water "rains" out of the upwards channelized cuts into the aquifer layer above, down a shaft of supported floor grates, over which several meeting zones are placed. This automatically washes dwarves, and gives them mist happy thoughts, when they idle. It empties into the cavern layer, and drains off the side of the map.)
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51771 on: February 18, 2018, 01:16:15 am »

This wasn't how it was supposed to go. I was expecting to be attacked by the circus freaks, as they were literally the closest neighbors.

But no.

No.

Fucking pirates.

LAND PIRATES. WHY ARE THERE PIRATES THIS FAR INLAND.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51772 on: February 18, 2018, 01:42:25 am »

How does that law work for the colourblind?
WHAT? They can't do that. Magenta is a natural resource, as are all other colors.

Also, how do they define magenta? As a range of frequencies? As an RGB code? Anything anyone calls magenta? The word "magenta"?
it's just so you cannot use the exact same colour in your brand for logo and/or text and for design.
i got no idea how they defined that colour and yes, it's stupid.
It's probably a Pantone number.

Trademarking colors is rare but it's generally allowed, because if the public thinks every Dark blue widget comes from your company, then any other company producing a Dark blue widget is lying to consumers. The trick is convincing the Courts that everyone sees dark blue widgets and thinks "that guy made that."
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NeoSilverThorn

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51773 on: February 18, 2018, 02:06:23 am »

This wasn't how it was supposed to go. I was expecting to be attacked by the circus freaks, as they were literally the closest neighbors.

But no.

No.

Fucking pirates.

LAND PIRATES. WHY ARE THERE PIRATES THIS FAR INLAND.

Because they are horribly, horribly geographically confused.
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wierd

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51774 on: February 18, 2018, 03:21:53 am »

How does that law work for the colourblind?
WHAT? They can't do that. Magenta is a natural resource, as are all other colors.

Also, how do they define magenta? As a range of frequencies? As an RGB code? Anything anyone calls magenta? The word "magenta"?
it's just so you cannot use the exact same colour in your brand for logo and/or text and for design.
i got no idea how they defined that colour and yes, it's stupid.
It's probably a Pantone number.

Trademarking colors is rare but it's generally allowed, because if the public thinks every Dark blue widget comes from your company, then any other company producing a Dark blue widget is lying to consumers. The trick is convincing the Courts that everyone sees dark blue widgets and thinks "that guy made that."

What is this?

RGB magenta == 255,0,255 (Full saturation red and blue, zero saturation green)
For pantone, since their color space is CMYK, it is 100% magenta ink/dye, with no other pigments present.

As for "owning" a color, this is an offshoot of the synthetic dye industry.  One of the first synthetic dyes was an aniline coal tar derivative, that was trademarked as "Mauve". Since the pigment itself was artificial, and the process to manufacture it was patented, there was substantial grounds to trademark the unique color of the pigment itself. 
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 03:27:46 am by wierd »
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51775 on: February 18, 2018, 03:35:00 am »

How does that law work for the colourblind?
WHAT? They can't do that. Magenta is a natural resource, as are all other colors.

Also, how do they define magenta? As a range of frequencies? As an RGB code? Anything anyone calls magenta? The word "magenta"?
it's just so you cannot use the exact same colour in your brand for logo and/or text and for design.
i got no idea how they defined that colour and yes, it's stupid.
It's probably a Pantone number.

Trademarking colors is rare but it's generally allowed, because if the public thinks every Dark blue widget comes from your company, then any other company producing a Dark blue widget is lying to consumers. The trick is convincing the Courts that everyone sees dark blue widgets and thinks "that guy made that."

What is this?

RGB magenta == 255,0,255 (Full saturation red and blue, zero saturation green)
For pantone, since their color space is CMYK, it is 100% magenta ink/dye, with no other pigments present.

As for "owning" a color, this is an offshoot of the synthetic dye industry.  One of the first synthetic dyes was an aniline coal tar derivative, that was trademarked as "Mauve". Since the pigment itself was artificial, and the process to manufacture it was patented, there was substantial grounds to trademark the unique color of the pigment itself.
guys, this is going far offtopic. i think it is plain wrong to do something like patenting a colour or a simple shape and i see you agree.
(apple tried and failed to register a patent for any device with a square shape and rounded edges, while this design obviously existed many hundred years before even the country of the company was founded).
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51776 on: February 18, 2018, 04:05:13 am »

This wasn't how it was supposed to go. I was expecting to be attacked by the circus freaks, as they were literally the closest neighbors.

But no.

No.

Fucking pirates.

LAND PIRATES. WHY ARE THERE PIRATES THIS FAR INLAND.

Because they are horribly, horribly geographically confused.
And now horribly, horribly dead. Er.... Made dead again, in some cases. Seriously, my dwarves killed 55 out of 74 of these fuckers plus a jaguar and 6 or 7 horses by the end of the fight.

Had three dwarves injured, one with injuries not sufficient enough to warrant needing medical care (just a bruised lung,) and two killed.

I'm still confused as to why they brought a herd of random ass horses though. They weren't even mounted, just kinda there.

Raikaria

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« Reply #51777 on: February 18, 2018, 05:17:03 am »

Update on the aftermath of the FB:

My entire milita are rotting; and half of them are blind. The War Bear I assigned to my Milita Commander has all four paws rotting.

The result? My milita; who are completely incapable of fighting now and have been relived of duty due to it; are wandering around causing clouds of maisma everywhere. Especially the bear which follows my ex-Milita Commander.

I'm not sure if I should be impressed that my Doctors kept the army alive... or upset at the fact that because my doctors kept them alive my fort is being filled with purple clouds.

Of note is I'm unsure as to how my milita are alive when their faces have rotted off.

Regardless... I need a new militia. And perhaps devise a way to fight FB's without this happening again.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 05:23:24 am by Raikaria »
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51778 on: February 18, 2018, 09:14:53 am »

I thought this was a rather quiet spot, we're even at peace with the goblins, and now: wereelephant attack! Not even half a year after I embarked!

The beast is slowed down by my animals, but not quite enough... three dwarves are just a few tiles away from the doors when the crazed elephant monster is upon them. The last one, a farmer, is unlucky and gets torn apart... thankfully the beast breaks his upper spine first.

Nish Okilmeng saved two other dwarves by holding on to his limbs as long as possible. He will be remembered and is survived by Bėmbul Hoistgloves, his pet rabbit.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51779 on: February 18, 2018, 02:55:53 pm »

Made a trap lined bridge over a moat im going to fill with lava, which leads to my trade depot, the tunnel to which xan also be flooded with lava or separated into a long zig zag trap corridor.

One of the monster slayers showed up with two artifact weapons; a bow and a halberd. Im keeping them. Locked him in a room until he dies
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