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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 3628318 times)

Jazz Cat

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51870 on: March 15, 2018, 08:39:58 pm »

Had a run of bad luck when my legendary armorer was somehow murdered, torn to pieces behind a nook within the walls of the fortress.

My first suspect was a werebeast, whom the military killed moments before. However, the only other known victim, an herbalist, was in the far south of the fortress, opposite of where the armorer was found.

The only other person nearby was an odd little girl, whom was playing a macabre game of pretend right on the corpse. Her profile and thoughts indicated she was a sociopath, unconcerned of the carnage.

Then, as some haulers finally took the armorer's remains, the true culprit was revealed: a dead tigerman, his own corpse hidden by the armorer's own. At least that dwarf went out like a champ.

How do we know you're not the little girl, trying to cover your tracks?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51871 on: March 16, 2018, 06:06:57 am »

Had a run of bad luck when my legendary armorer was somehow murdered, torn to pieces behind a nook within the walls of the fortress.

My first suspect was a werebeast, whom the military killed moments before. However, the only other known victim, an herbalist, was in the far south of the fortress, opposite of where the armorer was found.

The only other person nearby was an odd little girl, whom was playing a macabre game of pretend right on the corpse. Her profile and thoughts indicated she was a sociopath, unconcerned of the carnage.

Then, as some haulers finally took the armorer's remains, the true culprit was revealed: a dead tigerman, his own corpse hidden by the armorer's own. At least that dwarf went out like a champ.

How do we know you're not the little girl, trying to cover your tracks?

Because there are no little girls on the Internet and there is no FBI in dwarf fortress
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51872 on: March 16, 2018, 06:19:57 am »

Had a run of bad luck when my legendary armorer was somehow murdered, torn to pieces behind a nook within the walls of the fortress.

My first suspect was a werebeast, whom the military killed moments before. However, the only other known victim, an herbalist, was in the far south of the fortress, opposite of where the armorer was found.

The only other person nearby was an odd little girl, whom was playing a macabre game of pretend right on the corpse. Her profile and thoughts indicated she was a sociopath, unconcerned of the carnage.

Then, as some haulers finally took the armorer's remains, the true culprit was revealed: a dead tigerman, his own corpse hidden by the armorer's own. At least that dwarf went out like a champ.

How do we know you're not the little girl, trying to cover your tracks?

Because there are no little girls on the Internet and there is no FBI in dwarf fortress
I'm now wondering where's Urist Hansen and that suspiciously benign plate of plump helmet biscuits...

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51873 on: March 16, 2018, 08:20:11 am »

Oh, right. Forgot to mention it was a named tigerman.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51874 on: March 16, 2018, 10:25:03 am »

Because there are no little girls on the Internet and there is no FBI in dwarf fortress
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51875 on: March 16, 2018, 10:29:58 am »

Just got an elf ambush in the same time goblins were sieging me. Luckily they were at war with other too, as all my squads were off-site.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51876 on: March 16, 2018, 03:28:36 pm »

Mostly be rushing at the learning curve again. Always something new when I come back.

I've dealt with GCSes eating everyone near the chasms, everything/one I embarked with burning due to volcano imps, traps destroying every caravan, learning how newfangled hospitals worked, a plague of giant "trees" (real trees are 1 tile, and don't lay eggs) causing dwarves to climb the the top and starve to death, wereanimals destroying everyone, and now these visitors.

They were all some sort of fighter, a few legendary, so I assumed they'd help with defense. What they actually did was drink my booze and increase the population over 50 within the first year (way before my military got started), which got me raided by a necromancer with like 6-8 zombies. They *did* get my population back down, but also my entire remaining population seemed to be the zombies that attacked. I assume the correct solution is "be picky about why you accept" or "maybe don't have 5x as many visitors as population, if you keep hitting population benchmarks for invasions before you're ready" or other undwarfy sanity; but I'm pretty sure I just need to embark with the makings for a magma pumpstack, 5 miners, and plenty of booze (also, some for the dwarves). Or some sort of hydraulic visitor-cannon.

Not enough random cave-ins or tantrums, though.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51877 on: March 16, 2018, 08:08:45 pm »

Making a giant cat temple. It has lots of cat statues and engravings and has like 50 cats pastured there. A cat got injured while digging.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51878 on: March 17, 2018, 12:43:27 am »

Fisherdwarf went berserk due to a mood. Luckily, my militia took her out easily. She leaves behind an infant son, who she left a cripple in her short rampage.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51879 on: March 17, 2018, 03:18:38 am »

Mostly be rushing at the learning curve again. Always something new when I come back.

I've dealt with GCSes eating everyone near the chasms, everything/one I embarked with burning due to volcano imps, traps destroying every caravan, learning how newfangled hospitals worked, a plague of giant "trees" (real trees are 1 tile, and don't lay eggs) causing dwarves to climb the the top and starve to death, wereanimals destroying everyone, and now these visitors.

They were all some sort of fighter, a few legendary, so I assumed they'd help with defense. What they actually did was drink my booze and increase the population over 50 within the first year (way before my military got started), which got me raided by a necromancer with like 6-8 zombies. They *did* get my population back down, but also my entire remaining population seemed to be the zombies that attacked. I assume the correct solution is "be picky about why you accept" or "maybe don't have 5x as many visitors as population, if you keep hitting population benchmarks for invasions before you're ready" or other undwarfy sanity; but I'm pretty sure I just need to embark with the makings for a magma pumpstack, 5 miners, and plenty of booze (also, some for the dwarves). Or some sort of hydraulic visitor-cannon.

Not enough random cave-ins or tantrums, though.
All trees are multi-tiled now, and some drop fruits/leaves; the "eggs" you saw weren't actual eggs, I think, but rather the fruit of feather trees.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51880 on: March 17, 2018, 05:31:32 am »

The dorf that brought back an artifact mug is now carrying it around. I guess it's his reward for rescuing 2 other dorfs.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51881 on: March 17, 2018, 06:24:57 am »

I believe that necromancers don't care about your population and wealth at all and attack whenever they feel like it, possibly even during the fort's first year.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51882 on: March 17, 2018, 08:46:00 am »

Rith Nazommuthkat, king is watching biting demonstration.

Also I opened a tavern, which I fear will have been a bad decision:
Meng Likotor, militia captain cancels kill forgotten beast: Attending party at limestone table
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51883 on: March 17, 2018, 08:57:19 am »

Found cavern Layer 3 a little below Layer 2. It took me a while to breach it due to being busy with other projects.

There's a Magma pool and I have now discovered the Great Magma Sea. Clearly; I must make this pool in the 3rd Layer safe for use for furnaces.

My Labyrinth is still populated by 2 Goblins and an Ettin. Sadly nothing has come along to allow me to release a small horde of animals to hunt the prisoners. I'm hoping either my pair of Giant Cougars mate; or I get some Cave Crocs and weaponize a Crocsplosion.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51884 on: March 17, 2018, 12:59:56 pm »

Without my noticing, apparently my textiles dwarf (who's skills were purchased on embark) wandered too far into the cavern layer and got himself killed. Also, my Doctor and Expedition leader seem to think it's a good idea to eat and rest  next to the cave crocodiles.

I've tried canceling the "collect Cave Spider web" job, but that hasn't seemed to fix things. I have absolutely zero idea why my other valuable dwarves are going into the caves.

Also, I've just taken a look, and apparently my fishery worker got into a fight with a cave crocodile. He's currently bleeding out on the floor of the cave with motor nerve damage, paralyzed from the waist down.

What the heck's going on? I opened up the cavern (with a door and cage trap for security) so that the Monster Hunters who kept showing up at my fort would be able to have fun marauding around and keeping the monster population stable.

The fort's barely over a year old. I don't have the population for disposable dwarves yet.
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