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Garath

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22470 on: May 04, 2012, 06:45:09 am »

Earthmastered's military has degenerated into a bunch of recruits. All the heroes have died in the last tantrum spiral.
The last ambush the goblins actually defeated my guys and broke trough into the trade depot. We were saved by caravan guards but it is clear I can't fight in the open for a while.
Closed all the exits except one and that is only reached by a long ravine guarded by wardogs and archer fort. Started building gold roads. The golden bridge into my fort is finished.

Meanwhile I was opening the new barracks roof to adjust them to sunlight (when I finally get around to making glass).
Wasn't paying attention and made a critical error designating roof deconstruction.
Three sections of my fort have collapsed, we lost about 30 children and 10 adults.  :o
I'm actually rather impressed at my level of ineptitude.   :-[

you know the roof doesn't have to be glass? it's a nice touch but not quite vital, sun shines through stone roofs!
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22471 on: May 04, 2012, 06:47:46 am »

Aye, as long as it was once outside, it's always outside.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22472 on: May 04, 2012, 07:23:57 am »

you know the roof doesn't have to be glass? it's a nice touch but not quite vital, sun shines through stone roofs!

Oh, how odd, thanks. I'll build the glass roof anyway for aesthethic reasons but it is good to know  ;)
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22473 on: May 04, 2012, 08:28:56 am »

The elves come, and sink to new levels of worthlessness.  What do they offer for trade?  Five animals, none of which are trainable for war, including a moose and water buffalo.  No bins of cloth either, which means they had little of value.  I bought some thread, clothing, and berries, and to show my contempt traded nothing but worn out clothing for it.  The elves have proven themselves unworthy of my crafts and roasts this year.

And of course their caravan of uselessness was followed by the usual goblin annoyances.  The snatchers got snatched up themselves by the initial surface cages meant to snare thieves and animals.  A pair of ambushes from the gobbos too.  The first one was led by a lowly goblin recruit (wtf).  That might have been a diversion from the second one which was led by a human swordsman.  The human killed a mason that thought the civilian alert meant run as far away from the fortress as he could.  The ambushes were unsuccessful though, my melee unit crushed half the invaders with the marksdwraves offering fire support and others ran like hell for the map edge. 

The first cavern has been breached, and a small area is being walled off to corral any FBs that dare to approach the fort.  There are some cage traps being set up to capture underground critters.  We have already captured, trained and slaughtered a draltha, and some soldiers killed another draltha during field training.

A metalsmith got moody during the invasion, and finally cranked out a useful artifact.  He made an artifact iron short sword which should serve us well in battle.  It's been assigned to the militia captain in charge of the swordsdwarf unit.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22474 on: May 04, 2012, 09:30:54 am »

Been making a fort devoted to creating ( hopefully ) metal-clad martial artists, who don't use weapons.  So far so good. 
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22475 on: May 04, 2012, 04:09:25 pm »

The best way to describe my current fort is a mix of inner circle of hell and purgatory.  Down at the magma smelters a Forgotten Beast made of dolomite and spitting deadly dust just wiped all 5 furnace operators in 1 go.  The magma pipe was in a cavern layer and I had not finished capping the roof before he came.

In the hospital, up near the dormitory, 4 wrestlers are currently quarantined due to either being bitten by a were iguana or soon to be ripped to shreds by the others.  The barracks next door is currently sealed with 3 bodies and the first soldier to be infected by the were-iguana.

If all that isn't bad enough, a necromancer just reainimated 2 dead horses from a failed elf caravan and currently heading to the entrance where my mechanic has failed to connect the bridge to the lever yet.  So from the looks of the current situation my dwarfs are currently waiting to either die by forgotten beast or zombies.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22476 on: May 04, 2012, 04:20:54 pm »

Goblin siege cut off the Dwarven caravan this year at the cost of an entire squad of lashers. Now I have large piles of loot, and a couple of mad dwarves riding mad camels (wtf) hanging around while the loot is gathered. Luckily, when a camel goes mad it apparently drops everything it was carrying, so I can reclaim and collar the food.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22477 on: May 04, 2012, 04:47:25 pm »

Just the weirdest thing happened today in Silentthunders.

I was expanding my fort once again to encompass more land, when one of my masons suspended the construction of a wall because a creature was blocking the site. I assumed two Dwarves had just inconvenienced each other, and un-suspended it's construction.

The same message occurs again, and I immediately zoom to the site - Where only one of my puzzled masons stood.

Now, I remember having fun with hundreds of doors and watching ambushers path through them like ants in a farm... And realized if they affected buildings in .31, they're going to still do the same in .34...

I SHALL HAVE NO MORE NECROMANCERS IN MY RAVEN STOCKPILES.

Scrambled the 3 squads consisting of 9 of my very best soldiers to the site immediately. Nothing. Spread them out and began sweeping the area. Nothing still. Figuring I must've lost it by now, I bade them return to the barracks lest they be caught in the open during another zombie migration.



8 pages of the Kobold getting wailed on by two battle miners, two hammer Dwarves, a hero Marksdwarf with steel bolts and my trusty Expedition commander with his multitude of spears at hand.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22478 on: May 04, 2012, 05:51:33 pm »

Welp. Just atomsmashed my hammelord with his giant olm bone artifact hammer. ;(
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22479 on: May 04, 2012, 06:11:32 pm »

Earthmastered got sieged by crossbowmen so had to lock the caravan in. They went insane and had to kill them all.
Population is down to 200 of which just 17 are adult males. No migrant in years. I wonder if we'll go extinct.
We finally have our first dwarf die of old age after burying about 300 dwarves who's lives were cut short.

I discovered that while all the water on the map has turned stagnant there is a little bit of the brook left on the other side of the map that mysteriously is not stagnant. New waterworks are being created in the faint hope that this water will stay fresh.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22480 on: May 04, 2012, 08:52:52 pm »

I have decided to adorn the top floor of my fortress with a level made of as much gold as I can.  Already got enough bars and statues for a rather ornate throne room at least.  Smelt!  SMELT FOR YOUR LIVES YOU INSANE LITTLE PSYCHOPATHS!

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22481 on: May 04, 2012, 09:25:06 pm »

I have a dwarf running back and forth between the well and the bar stockpile spamming "Cancelles clean self too injured"
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22482 on: May 04, 2012, 09:54:43 pm »

I've begun my first megaproject (of sorts)!

Reksasineth, SinCity!

Its a 6X6 flat desert embark where I'll build a limited replica of the Vegas strip complete with casinos filled with fancy furniture and colorful crap. There's plenty of room for the rest of whatever urban maze I wish to construct. I call it a megaproject (of sorts) because I'm using modded reactions to spawn in everything I need. Getting enough material for the perimeter walls and streets alone would be a grindfest otherwise.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22483 on: May 04, 2012, 10:06:20 pm »

Greenshimmer finally fell to a forgotten beast. However, it was my best attempt at DF thus far with over 4 million wealth, 17 artifacts, elite military, adamantite and even a pointless pixel art project.

I feel good. Like I've actually gotten somewhere. The only downside was the crundle/animal-men spam.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #22484 on: May 04, 2012, 10:56:32 pm »

I just got the wussiest megabeast ever: Guslo Beangills the hill titan. He has wings and a body of flame.

Pros: This was the first flying enemy I'd encountered, and I was entertained by his wall-hopping antics. He also toppled a section of my curtain wall, something I thought no creature could actually do.

Cons: He spent some time running around the perimiter of my map, chasing a stray Herbalist and breathing fire at her. Reading his combat log . . . "The Hill Titan pushes the Herbalist in the left upper arm, but the attack is deflected by the xcave spider silk tunicx!" Um--what? You're a titan, and your main offense is bumping into people? Who won't even notice, as long as they're wearing clothes? Even his firebreath didn't seem to have any effect, apart from making a few little piles of ash in my moat. (Which, I notice, behave correctly: When a dwarf walks through them, they kick up little clouds of ash. Nice touch, Toady.)

After I got tired of The Amazing Anticlimactic Titan, I had my captain of the guard step outside the door and nonchalantly one-shot the thing in the face. My refuse pile now has Guslo Dugustongun's flames (contents: water covering) in it. I've unforbidden them, so hopefully one of my cooks will soon turn out a *hill titan flame roast*. I would love to see a meal consisting of finely-minced flames.
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