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A_Curious_Cat

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #56160 on: August 01, 2021, 04:13:44 pm »

Ran into some problems with my latest fort.  The biggest problem was that the first cavern started just below the main level preventing me from digging out a reservoir.  I’m beginning to wonder if there’s some sort of connection between embarks with waterfalls and shallow caverns…
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« Reply #56161 on: August 02, 2021, 11:46:38 am »

Bax the goblin snatcher tried it. Again.
He was seen sneaking up to the gates, looking for a child to snatch. The dogs spotted him first.
This was the second time. Time to send the army in.
All two axemen gave chase and a few former hunters armed with bone crossbows and bolts supported the attack. Everyone managed to miss and the goblin got away.

After some unrelated events, Bax returned. This time as a tavern visitor. Didn't even try to hide his trade: goblin snatcher. Fearful of loyalty cascades I decided not to do anything. I'll get Bax next time.

So the goblin was hanging out till full moon and was having a blast with the many performers my fortress had attracted. Until full moon that was, as he transformed into a weremonitor and started to bite dwarves and visitors, while also breaking many bones with powerful kicks.

Some 3 or 4 dwarves bitten. They will be sealed up. The visitors are harder to control. I might have to set up some unfortunate accidents. About 12 wounded. Such a mess. I should have killed him the first time. Or when he tried again. Or when he came to visit the tavern. Or... :-[
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« Reply #56162 on: August 02, 2021, 01:47:59 pm »

Somehow, 47.05 is actually running. I've had problems with crashing on start, but it hasn't done that for the past few days. Found an excellent start: a large mountain surrounded by forests with lots of iron, coal, tetrahedrite, with the promise of flux below. A High Master Weaponsmith came with the second migrant wave. Only really negative thing happening is the Woodcutter getting his right arm mangled by a falling tree. Towards the end of the start year, I dug a tunnel a ways from the main entrance, breaching the first cavern layer, finding a lot of nice things including a few z-levels of marble and a magma pool.

Last thing I saw before saving and closing was a wild boar with a name. I didn't know that could happen to random wild animals.
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« Reply #56163 on: August 02, 2021, 07:22:02 pm »

EDIT: heres this post as an imgur album since the formatting seems to be messed up a bit (at least on my end) https://imgur.com/a/JxaVeK1

So some monkeys walked past the entrance to my fort at the same time a resident necromancer walked by.

naturally her response was to raise the nearby tundra titan skeleton which promptly attacked her and everything else

resulting in a very rapidly forming fun situation

and because why not a loyalty cascade is now in progress

and for the final update the infighting seems to have stopped and now several dwarves including the necromancer are dead. probably not the best use of the secrets of life and death if it instantly kills you...

but don't worry there's still plenty of potential fun as i still have another necromancer (who was her husband too)

« Last Edit: August 03, 2021, 12:14:04 am by DogsRNice »
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« Reply #56164 on: August 03, 2021, 04:25:51 am »

Figured out how that wild boar got a name: someone's dog tried to bite her and she kicked them in the head, snapping the dog's neck and killing them almost instantly.
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« Reply #56165 on: August 03, 2021, 04:29:14 pm »

In the spring of the year 125 of The World of Cyclones, The Learned Wheels, hailing from The Lances of Culminating, founded a fortress in The Odorous Hills of The Land of Celebrations and called their new home Mirrorsplashed.












Strike the earth!
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« Reply #56166 on: August 04, 2021, 12:32:49 am »

It's been a little over a year and Mirrorsplashed now has two artifacts.









Unfortunately, the second artifact was from a possession...
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« Reply #56167 on: August 06, 2021, 03:24:59 pm »

First death in fort. Well, not exactly, they ain't dead yet. Just insane. First strange mood of the fort decided to possess a glassmaker. On a map with no sand. Whilst we hadn't built a glass furnace either.

Naturally, I walled them in, and started making steel weapons for my first few militiadwarves just in case. Just as a human caravan(carrying sand, even!) was setting up shop, they snapped and went stark raving mad. Leaving them in there until they starve. But at least I have cause to design the public crypts.
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« Reply #56168 on: August 07, 2021, 08:56:22 am »

I love dwarf fortress.

Some poor bard comes to my fortress to play at the Inn, however, the drawbridge is up as an ancient titan is storming around the countryside.

The bard has been working on his masterwork - a book - entitled "My thoughts on the dark fortress"

The titan finds him, rips his arm off, sending all his possessions everywhere. It spots the book and then picks it up and clubs the bard to death with it.

It then goes on to also kill 2 horses with it that were just meandering by.



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« Reply #56169 on: August 07, 2021, 11:55:34 am »

some amphibian men occasionally visit my fortress, but... all they do is lurk in one of the ponds outside, they never come into the fortress itself...
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« Reply #56170 on: August 07, 2021, 02:27:59 pm »

some amphibian men occasionally visit my fortress, but... all they do is lurk in one of the ponds outside, they never come into the fortress itself...
They're visiting the pond, your fortress just happens to be nearby.

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« Reply #56171 on: August 07, 2021, 03:30:57 pm »

Mined a single tile in the caverns that opened up walking access the lower reaches. Almost immediately a Giant Cave Spider comes up. I forbid everything down there to keep my dwarves out and let the half-dozen or so monster slayers that have joined go do their actual job. One managed to injure one of its legs with a crossbow bolt, before several gallons of venom was injected into his face. Then the rest sorta just wandered off into the caverns. Another slayer got killed by a giant cave toad.

If nothing else, the poor dumb bastards are buying me time to set up cage traps.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #56172 on: August 08, 2021, 07:31:02 am »

Mined a single tile in the caverns that opened up walking access the lower reaches. Almost immediately a Giant Cave Spider comes up. I forbid everything down there to keep my dwarves out and let the half-dozen or so monster slayers that have joined go do their actual job. One managed to injure one of its legs with a crossbow bolt, before several gallons of venom was injected into his face. Then the rest sorta just wandered off into the caverns. Another slayer got killed by a giant cave toad.

If nothing else, the poor dumb bastards are buying me time to set up cage traps.
My first thoughts upon seeing a giant cave spider aren't "I have to protect my dwarves from this monster," it's "I have to protect this monster from my dwarves." Giant cave spiders are fragile creatures and their population is low. Many times my plans to have tame giant cave spiders wandering around have been ruined by some brave hauler (with no combat skills even) killing an innocent spider before it can reach my cage traps.

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« Reply #56173 on: August 08, 2021, 08:20:06 am »

Gravearmor is now in its 12th year and has 279 citizens (incl. 10 humans).
Finishing up a new tower placed in the path of all the goblin attacks to give the crossbowdorfs a chance to soften them up early.

A crippled former soldier, Amost, is an accomplished engraver but can now only crawl.  It was sad to watch her laboriously drag herself ~100 tiles to carve a fortification in the tower... only to find that the last aboveground construction entrance had been sealed off.  Well, she Amost made it.  She touched the wall, sighed, then headed all the way back toward the underground passage that is now the only tower access.  Do you think she'll make the ~200 tile trip before needing a break?


(edit: She made it.  ...  it's also interesting to see 156 dwarfs all dumping stone into a QSP at the same time.)
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« Reply #56174 on: August 09, 2021, 01:39:21 am »

The fort of HopeWork has  been reclaimed 5 years ago, and nothing spawned in its caverns ever since. I am inordinately disappointed; there go my plans of a fully trained voracious cave crawler army...

I have to settle for a fully trained dwarven army; probably far more effective, but nowhere near as cool.

Just to make it clear, there are still spawns on the surface; but the first and third cave, which were revealed in the original play-through, have spawned exactly nothing. I even went looking for the second cave, and it too has no spawns...
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