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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 3235657 times)

Urist McShire

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54120 on: August 04, 2019, 09:12:42 am »

After holing up for months due to the undead walking around outside, I finally got concerned that the human diplomat might go insane for having been wandering about the fortress with his guards for two whole seasons, trying to leave but unable to do so as the gates were shut. My militia only numbered 4 dwarves, and they were still early in their training, and there were 30 undead outside.

Deciding that if they at least caused a distraction long enough for the diplomat to get away, their noble sacrifice would be honoured with greatness, I opened the gates and had them stand guard out front, the militia commander dressed in almost entirely masterwork steel armour and wielding the artifact platinum war hammer that he himself had forged. The diplomat made it out without incident, and only one undead pathed to the entrance and was swiftly dispatched by the militia ganging up on it.

Then I decided, fuck it, everyone go on the attack and push them out. Only two members of the militia actually followed this order, the commander and a recruit. The other two buggered off somewhere. Concerned that I had now sent the commander to his doom, I watched with morbid curiosity as he and the recruit killed a dingo and were then separated when the recruit got into a duel with a reanimated goblin swordsman.

He and the recruit leveled up in their hammer skill that day, and earned names for themselves. They now instruct other dwarves in how to properly bash the undead back into death.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54121 on: August 04, 2019, 12:04:53 pm »

I was attacked by a glacier titan for 5 months! On 14th Sandstone, 9, Mid-Autumn, Namash the Wave of Ferns showed up to attack my fort. "An enormous feathered marmot. It has two long, hanging tails and it moves about carelessly. Its buff feathers are patchy. Beware its deadly spittle!"
I immediately shut my entrance drawbridge, dooming an unfortunate leatherworker who went out to pasture a grazer. Namash was then renamed Namash Jumppacks the Wave of Ferns for killing the leatherworker, Kubuk Laborclobber, whom I had memorialized. Some highlights:
On 18th Sandstone, 9, Mid-Autumn, Cipame Musicalally, a crossbowuser from a modded race, visited.
On 26th Sandstone, 9, Mid-Autumn, Nomal Helmsknife, a glassmaker, went stark raving mad from stress.
On 20th Timber, 9, Late Autumn, Cipame Musicalally was found and killed by Namash Jumppacks the Wave of Ferns. I immediately ordered a slab made and engraved to memorialize her.
On 27th Moonstone, 9, Early Winter, Ustuth Inkauthors the potter was possessed.
On 6th Opal, 9, Mid-Winter, Ustuth gathered all needed materials for his artifact.
On 10th Opal, 9, Mid-Winter, Ustuth created his artifact: a marble bracelet named Worshippedstills the Spark of Seizures. Ustuth then claimed it as a family heirloom.

On 6th Obsidian, 9, Late Winter, Astri Brainglimmered, a scholar from a modded race, visited. (Side note: Astri had been holding on to the only scroll in the world, a short story named It Can Say, for quite a time - he was still hauling it when he visited this time around, his second and last time. It Can Say was written in my fort by a fort-appointed scholar.)
On 25th Obsidian, 9, Late Winter, Astri Brainglimmered was found and killed by Namash Jumppacks the Wave of Ferns. I ordered a slab made and engraved to memorialize him.
On 1st Granite, 10, Early Spring, I was besieged by goblins.
On 3rd Granite, 10, Early Spring, the goblins clashed with Namash Jumppacks the Wave of Ferns, slaying it; however, Namash slayed enough goblins to make them leave immediately after it died.

During the winter of 9, Namash Jumppacks the Wave of Ferns managed to annihilate three caravans, all from modded civilizations. All caravans had bodyguards, so whether I'll have a haunted fort I have no idea. No ghosts have shown up yet. A trade agreements manager came with one caravan and was also killed, though she entered from a different part of the map than the caravan did and survived longer. She also had bodyguards, who were also killed.
On a semi-unrelated note: Ever seen something cave in/sever a head in one hit? That's what this titan did every time something got hit in the head. Either the victim's head collapsed or was sent flying away in an arc - and even a plain old scratch in the head was likely to do something like this. Kicks pretty much always collapsed heads instantly. Bites also severed heads. Once a scratch tore someone's right lower (or upper?) arm into loose shreds - the kind of thing you normally see with eyes/mouths, not whole pieces of arms!
Spot highlighted with gray X is where my fort is located.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54122 on: August 04, 2019, 01:52:04 pm »

Congratulations on getting your scroll back, reading material is precious when there is no one to sell books to your fort.

Namash reminded me of a previous fort's 8-legged eyeless gopher FB that owned the caverns for many years, 300+ kills including two cave dragons, and 8 pages of scars. The Small and Cute creature becomes the Huge and Terrifying monster, snacking on dwarfs like they were acorns fresh off the tree.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54123 on: August 04, 2019, 04:02:04 pm »

Your image is broken; entering link in browser gives access denied (anonymous callers not having right to access the image).

Namash the Wave of Ferns doesn't seem particularly strong; good on her for killing series of caravan guards. Maybe check the guards' skills with manipulator in dead list to see how strong they were?
Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54124 on: August 04, 2019, 04:30:37 pm »

...I don't know what else to do about the image. And Namash was genderless - hence the "it".
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54125 on: August 05, 2019, 03:20:32 am »

Oh, my bad.

And you can reupload image elsewhere. I use imgur rn; have used tinypic in the past.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54126 on: August 05, 2019, 09:34:36 am »

A planter just ambushed and killed a child, dragged the bloody corpse to a tanning workshop and created "Lur amid, a dwarf bone shield! He claims it as an heirloom..."

Stuff's messed up.

Doesn't mean my military commander isn't going into battle shielded by the corpses of our young.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54127 on: August 05, 2019, 11:52:36 am »

Congratulations! You've discovered a brand new way to weaponize small children.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54128 on: August 05, 2019, 02:54:01 pm »

i'm attempting to finish the magma pump stacks on a copy of Dawnthunder i'm playing with while i wait for my turn to officially come up. meanwhile the dwarves are freaking out from stress but come on, it's magma. the question is what to do with the caged ogres, trolls, and goblins... can't use them for practice cuz it's a reanimating biome.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54129 on: August 05, 2019, 05:30:14 pm »

Say that again, more slowly. You're working with magma and you don't know what to do with your trapped invaders?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54130 on: August 05, 2019, 08:13:17 pm »

Say that again, more slowly. You're working with magma and you don't know what to do with your trapped invaders?
...that's a good point XD
in my defense this is my first real attempt at a magma pump stack, i haven't gotten the stack functional yet (there's a few levels that need to be dug out still), and there's also the peculiar difficulty of having an aquifer directly over the magma sea. i have been tossing the assorted caged undead into a magma pit, mostly to free up the cages.
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After the fire had burned down all of the wooden next boxes on the surface, Mottled Petrel was reluctant to replace them with more wooden nest boxes. Instead, he placed the remaining store of wooden nest boxes in the dormitory for any aspiring koopa mothers.

The nest boxes were immediately overrun by helmet snakes.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54131 on: August 06, 2019, 04:52:48 am »

Funnily enough, I just finished my pump stack. And at the exact same time I got invaded. Unfortunately, the trigger for the stack is outside in my waterwheel hut...
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54132 on: August 06, 2019, 07:22:56 am »

So I just started playing again and this "friendly" named elf came by, with an announcement and everything (thought I was being invaded at first)
She wanders around my fort for a while but then gets punched to death by a gang of dwarf children. Is this something I should be concerned about? I have pretty much zero defense at this time.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54133 on: August 06, 2019, 08:50:51 am »

So I just started playing again and this "friendly" named elf came by, with an announcement and everything (thought I was being invaded at first)
She wanders around my fort for a while but then gets punched to death by a gang of dwarf children. Is this something I should be concerned about? I have pretty much zero defense at this time.
so this is what it's come to: we have to do something against those punks who run amok in our forts!
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #54134 on: August 06, 2019, 09:03:47 am »

Well. It's fortunate the elf died because it let me discover some things.
1. I didn't have a corpse pile yet.
2. Because I didn't have a corpse pile, I was able to find some holes in my fort due to the miasma leaking out.

I probably wouldn't have noticed if that didn't happen.
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