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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 4623649 times)

Uthimienure

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #56460 on: November 22, 2021, 06:21:55 pm »

It was inevitable; cleaning the corpses and fighting the reanimated dead in the 2nd caves has it's price.
- A legendary planter drowned after a cave croc knocked him into the water and continued to attack him.
- Kol, 12th migration wave, best armorer's stress is rising to 14k - time for a vacation from military & hauling.
- Ustuth, embarker, top crossbow squad leader's stress to 13k and now always a nervous wreck - time for retirement to civilian life.
Still have 3 of the embarkers alive, not bad. The march of progress must go on!
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #56461 on: November 24, 2021, 02:55:56 pm »

Finally got a trap component artefact. The adamantine giant axe blade is also the most expensive artefact I ever got (well over 2.7 mil), and more than twice expensive than the whole architecture of my 13 years old, 180 person strong fortress. When the weaponsmith started mood I was worried for a bit than he chooses iron as his main material, instead of adamantine (because he likes iron), but the blue allure is too much for a dwarf to resist.

He named it appropriately "The Mother of Praises". I suppose elves, humans, gobbos and necros all will invent different names for it, once I install the blade in the main corridor.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #56462 on: November 25, 2021, 12:07:53 pm »

Gravearmor, currently at 293 citizens of every age, received a stroke of good luck.  A flying, webbing FB came prowling in a nasty spot... about 8 tiles away from several civilians cleaning up the mess in the caves.  Luckily, they all escaped to the safe burrow except one miner that got webbed & chomped on.

While pondering what to do, we locked the cave entrance doors and let Lidod Gutspurt roam & kill dozens of crundles & reanimated crundles, et.al.  Interestingly Gutspurt didn't try to break down our doors, so the dwarves went about other business while keeping a watchful eye out for the beast.

The stroke of good luck:  a jabberer took the beast down for us after sustaining major wounds.  Back to the caves, you slouches!

(edit:  Started rotating the miners 20 at a time into unarmed combat training)
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« Reply #56463 on: November 26, 2021, 05:42:30 pm »

On the 15th of Granite, the dwarves of The Lenses of Eviscerating, hailing from The Bridge of Tools, after a journey stopped near the banks of Martyredrose the Suicidal Meteor in the Goldenrod Forest of The Continent of Jaws, and there the founded a fortress:  "Canyonscribed".

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #56464 on: November 27, 2021, 04:46:09 am »

A few years back, when king Kumil the 39th arrived in Gravearmor, the King's Guard was formed: Five stalwart dwarfs of reasonable abilities. 
The King's Guard was declared to be perpetually composed of only 5 dwarves, one wielding each of the 5 Dwarven weapons of choice.

For a moment, consider Deduk, a calm killer with an active sense of humor that is sometimes cruel. Note the notable kills with his sword.

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« Reply #56465 on: November 27, 2021, 08:04:42 am »

Passing the years on my generational fort
I actually have a large population for passing years: Around 100

I had to allow unrestricted breeding for years to ensure that I'd also have a solid population of humans as well as dwarves

Their city is finished, but I plan to have every generation accomplish one great work

Before this one dies I wanted to finish an artificial cavern layer, but I've got some years left before people start dying from old age
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« Reply #56466 on: November 27, 2021, 11:27:53 pm »

Poor dwarf


A single dad who grew up without siblings
His only son was therefore the last of his family's bloodline

and so when a werepanda scaled the walls and pounced upon his son he charged to rescue his only family in this world.
Before he could get there his son died.
The beast proceeded to break the father's leg and then shatter his wrist completely then tear his whole hand off.

Then the beast proceeds to strangle him for page after page until my militia arrives and handily ends the beast.


Now I have a dwarf who has lost everything in his life after watching his own son die.
In a matter of weeks he will become an abomination dangerous to all other life

Well, time to set him loose on the world! Good luck Dastot!
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« Reply #56467 on: November 28, 2021, 01:13:06 pm »

Poor dwarf

A single dad who grew up without siblings
His only son was therefore the last of his family's bloodline
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Well, time to set him loose on the world! Good luck Dastot!

Even dwarven women can procreate till death, as long as he wasn't gelded he should be able to make more children. Not all hope is lost.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #56468 on: November 28, 2021, 03:14:40 pm »

Made too many gold bars and a giantess attacked.

I evacuated everyone inside and walled my doors off before she got to me.

Then a small party of migrants arrived. No survivors.

Since this is my first time dealing with a giant, so I read through the wiki and found out that they could be stunned or such.

I took all my citizens and armed them with anything I could find. Then I had then swarm and kill the giant. It took 5 seconds. She never stood a chance.

Though I did have a ton of iron armor and weapons lying around for things like this, which definitely made things much easier.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #56469 on: November 28, 2021, 03:22:04 pm »

I took all my citizens and armed them with anything I could find. Then I had then swarm and kill the giant. It took 5 seconds. She never stood a chance.

That's 1 reason why weapons make great trade goods.  A swarm of dwarves with even copper weapons can be quite lethal despite poor training. 

In my fort, the goblin sieges have been fairly small for some reason.  About evenly matched with the number of sword masters, so it's always 1 sided in my favor.

Also, the Dwarven caravan just brought about 192 bins of leather & cloth to trade.  New clothes for everybody!
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« Reply #56470 on: November 28, 2021, 04:46:24 pm »

On the side note, I think there are Brown Recluse Spider man in the region I am in. I had this observation because I just noticed that almost all silk cloth I have are Brown Recluse Spider man silk and not just normal recluse silk. I was just reading the first part of their names and assuming the rest all along.

I am prety sure their renewability is close to zero, so I forbade them. Wish I didn't sold some of them to the traders. I'll maybe use them in something in the future. But in my eyes they are way too exotic to carelessly spend.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #56471 on: November 28, 2021, 08:03:21 pm »

About 15 fort-years ago an unhappy dwarf was sent on a mission to demand tribute from a goblin pit. The dwarf was captured and nothing has been done about it.  Since there are so many squads being used, and that dwarf was squad #27, which has been showing as empty for many years, it was decided to re-use the squad and the Queen was assigned as the new squad leader.  Upon trying to add other members to the squad, it was discovered to be impossible.  Also, the queen could not be removed because it said she (the squad leader) was travelling.  I'm thinking she's going on that same, ancient mission, but the "c" screen doesn't support that conclusion.  I guess I'm a bit puzzled. 
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« Reply #56472 on: November 28, 2021, 10:10:39 pm »

Now it's even worse... the Queen was also the bookkeeper, she's gone (traveling) and the bookkeeping position is locked so she can't be replaced.  This is all a lesson learned for me!

Anyhow, we've got 297 citizens, of which 12 are humans.  And the Queen had 2 children before she left.  Who knows, maybe she will succeed and tribute will be given.
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« Reply #56473 on: November 29, 2021, 12:14:33 pm »

the elves continue to bring only males of useful animals..... i've been buying up the expensive instrument bits as well as every non-vermin animal they bring in the hopes they'll bring me a mate for the giant tiger they brought before it expires of old age, but no luck so far, and this year they were frightened away by the parakeet people who've taken up residence at random points in the sky and refuse to budge (refuse to budgie? :P). they also brought some particularly interesting instrument strings made of "screaming mouths" - can't help imagining an instrument made from them sounding like an old doom clone, audio compression and all.
working on flooring over all the ponds because caravans keep going through them and scuttling. ran out of clear glass blocks in the process, so i'm using the chance to train up a couple more glassmakers. no such thing as too many glassmakers imo
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« Reply #56474 on: November 29, 2021, 12:37:11 pm »

A cyclops attacked. Twenty iron-clad dwarves instantly annihilated him. It took half a second. His skeletonised corpse is now standing right next to the giantess'.

I have also made a golden statue garden. All statues are made of pure gold. 36 of em. Coolio.
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