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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 4170041 times)

orius

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55845 on: March 04, 2021, 02:13:35 pm »

I killed a bunch of elves with wooden spiked balls.


Now that sounds wonderfully appropriate.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55846 on: March 04, 2021, 06:56:39 pm »

For the last month I've been watching an epic battle between a winged blob of steam and a lame cat.
Every single attack by the blob of steam "glances away" without harming the cat. The cat could probably kill the blob of steam, but it doesn't even try to attack it for some reason.
A part of me wants to send my hammerdwarves in to intervene, but I'd kind of like to capture the blob for my zoo.
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« Reply #55847 on: March 06, 2021, 07:32:46 am »

Their struggle is symbolic now. You must let them fight for the rest of eternity.
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« Reply #55848 on: March 06, 2021, 01:26:43 pm »

Mass tree cutting, the elves are not very happy with us. We've hardly produced anything useful with it and capped off a volcano. Some magma crabs kept showing up and crawled out around, so we had to prioritizing making that not a place magma crabs come from. We keep getting into fights with things and they're stealing things, magma crab getting in there would make that a lot worse for us currently. We got a nice set up with some magma forges there now. My first priority was setting up a hospital, so the main point of it has to be a well and anything useful for a functional hospital isn't in production like threads or splints or anything, we've had issues with the well. We missed a few trade caravans like 3 of them, and we're desperate for bags. I was thinking of atom smashing seeds but maybe I can sell them the next time a caravan comes around. We need to maybe cut down more trees though, our mayor keeps asking for barrels and I want to channel a lot of sections out so it's easy to talk to the volcano from the entrance but not so easy to walk to the entrance. I don't like channeling or digging into roots the trees have to come down first. I wanted to build some sort of trap that can mass drown things, but if the elves want to start some stuff maybe we should use lava instead. We just started up farms too but I feel like I messed up placement of stills and kitchens during all this and it's not working that well. Maybe we can just throw the seeds in the lava pit area maybe I need more miners.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55849 on: March 06, 2021, 04:42:48 pm »

This embark looks promising:
Spoiler: Stonesense view (click to show/hide)

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I tried using burrows to have a specific miner tap into the side of the magma source, but of course the most experienced one was caught in the pyroclastic flow.
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In his place, 31 migrants arrived, bumping the population from 14 to 45.  Now some real work can finally get started. 
« Last Edit: March 07, 2021, 10:44:13 am by Schmaven »
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« Reply #55850 on: March 07, 2021, 02:07:09 pm »

47.05 volcano embark now in 6th year.  Last year 110 gobs, b.dogs, & trolls besieged us, but we had our 87-tile diameter wall completed surrounding the crater to a minimum wall height of 4z's (maximum height 16z's on the downslope).  Unfortunately we had to turtle and let them kill 1/2 of the dwarf caravan that has been orphaned since they deconstructed their wagons during a giant kea attack probably 2 year earlier.

Now a 2nd siege has arrived before we could complete 1/2 of the concentric 125-tile diameter outer wall. This time it's 280 gobs, b.dogs, & trolls so we're going back inside now.

We have 164 citizens (28 are kids). Military is only 45 and we don't have good metals besides a little goblinite and traded bars, so they're equipped with a variety of leather & some metal armor. The pop limit is at 1000 just because I've never tried that before, and: INVASION_SOLDIER_CAP:120 and INVASION_MONSTER_CAP:40 although the game seems to be ignoring those for this siege.

At this point 23 dwarfs have positive stress between 1 and 800; the rest are pretty happy through the constant rain & snow. They haven't witnessed a whole lot of dead bodies and deaths.
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« Reply #55851 on: March 09, 2021, 08:52:43 am »

About 3 days into the first winter, I got sieged by a necromancer, a dozen zombies and another dozen necromantic experiments. Every dwarf managed to get inside and raise the bridge to turtle up. So far so good. But all my bronze bars, logs and coal are still outside. So is my single anvil. So are my seeds. So are both roosters (one now undead, one just plain dead) destroying my poultry-breeding program. My military have bronze helmets and battle-axes but no other equipment. I know from save-scumming that they arent even capable of defeating even one of those necromantic experiments.

I have a plan. I need to tap the brook from below for water to drink and muddy some floors with (this is a map without soil). And I need to access the caverns for plants, seeds, wood, meat, bones. Then once the basic needs are seen to, I can think about arranging a cave-in below the forge.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55852 on: March 10, 2021, 10:52:00 pm »

Seeing as you intend to go to the caverns anyhow, you can use those caverns to {p}lant your gardens, no floor muddying necessary, so long as those caverns aren't empty of life.
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« Reply #55853 on: March 12, 2021, 04:57:02 pm »

About to embark in an interesting world, after checking out legends;

The dwarven race has nearly fallen, betrayed by their own king.
King Urvad Roadcrypt had ruled us from the dawn of time but the dwarven empire had failed to expand under his rule, still only occupying the mountainhall of Smithruler.  This was no concern, as Smithruler was a mighty and well known city. Many artifacts were created and life was good. But then Urvad betrayed us; he turned to the dark art of necromancy, He left and constructed a large necromancer tower not far from Smithruler. A new royal lineage took over but only a decade later the mountain titan BornDusks the Mahogany attacked, this monstrous creature razed Smithruler to the ground, murdering all that came on his path. The royal family was al but wiped out with only the fifth oldest daughter surviving. This woman, Dodōk Paintbridges, took the crown. With the last dwarven city now destroyed, she was forced to live in exile among the humans of the Realms of Ransacking. The humans did however not welcome these refugees, at least four plots were concocted by human adversaries to take the crown. Then they started to persecute the religious movement that Dodōk followed, expelling the followers from their homes, and desecrating their holy sites. Dodók was enraged, and she declared war on the human empire. Three years later she died of old age. Her daughter Rigoth Oilfeasts took the crown but when she died of old age in the year 250 the dwarven empire had been destroyed, and there was nobody to take the crown. The dwarven empire of the Accidental Door was no more.

It is the year 400 now. dwarves are nearly extinct. a few scattered outcasts live amongst the humans. seven of the last survivors have now come together to try and turn the tide. We have chosen a site on a volcano close to the ruins of Smithruler, but this will not be easy. We will be at war with both the humans and goblins. The site lies in the shadow of the mighty necromancer tower of LashSuns, from which the old necromancer king, Urvad Roadcrypt still watches.

I will play with a very low popcap to simulate that we are near extinction. The Tower was not listed on embark as an enemy, possibly because it was the only surviving dwarven site in the world, but I do not think they will stay friendly. This will be interesting.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55854 on: March 12, 2021, 05:22:11 pm »

Our fort is about 60-strong, with three children, almost all recent migrants. We have just been provided with a King
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....I'm worried about the Mountainhomes.
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« Reply #55855 on: March 12, 2021, 07:48:08 pm »

My dear boy, it sounds like you may be facing some interesting times ahead! Savor it.
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« Reply #55856 on: March 12, 2021, 08:46:06 pm »

Her daughter Rigoth Oilfeasts took the crown but when she died of old age in the year 250 the dwarven empire had been destroyed, and there was nobody to take the crown. The dwarven empire of the Accidental Door was no more.

The Accidental Door is such a good name for a destroyed empire.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55857 on: March 13, 2021, 01:35:04 pm »

Her daughter Rigoth Oilfeasts took the crown but when she died of old age in the year 250 the dwarven empire had been destroyed, and there was nobody to take the crown. The dwarven empire of the Accidental Door was no more.

The Accidental Door is such a good name for a destroyed empire.

May it open once again
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« Reply #55858 on: March 14, 2021, 10:49:20 am »

Kib Turellor was a decent dwarf, a potash maker who migrated along with his wife Shora Uristilun (a miner) and son Nom to Lancedshrines with the first group to seek out that fledgling fortress. Unfortunately, he did not live there long; he was the first dwarf to go to Armok, and he did so in a strange accident on the lip of the volcanic crater.  You see, a nearby dwarf was inexpertly felling a tree, and it toppled into the crater.  A great cloud of burning cinders rose up and set another tree and the dry plants on fire.  Kib perished in the flames, and the dwarfs believe he fell into the magma as he writhed, burning.  None actually saw him die, and Shora grieved in the uncertainty of it all.

Months later, some said they saw a ghost near the site of the accident.  Another sighting was made of the apparition, which seemed benign. Shora begged the mayor to make a memorial for Kib under another tree that had been allowed to remain standing nearby. Although she was not an engraver of any skill, the mayor insisted that Shora should be allowed to carve an engraving on the stone where the memorial slab was to be placed.

She immediately set to work with tears in her eyes as she reminisced on her and Kib's life together.  As she labored, the ghost hovered just overhead and the hair on her beard stood up (the same way it does on the back of our necks, as humans) as she felt her dead husband's presence.  As she finished the labor of love, she was satisfied with her carving of him in their new home. Her grieving could now be eased and she found new strength to comfort her son.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55859 on: March 14, 2021, 02:20:49 pm »

What the heck is so decent about a potash maker?  I see potash maker, I read "hauling rocks for the rest of his life".
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