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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32400 on: January 23, 2014, 02:00:58 pm »



Finished casting a 15-z 55-radius obsidian plug extending from below the first cavern layer to just under the surface.  Now begins the process of designing the fort to fit into that, including water and magma levels.  And then moving everyone.  I realized after the fact that by collapsing the surface layer it's all aboveground/light/outside.

So far the biggest threat has been a deadly-dust spewing FB that killed eight of my elite military (in hindsight I should have stuck with just markdwarves to kill it).
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« Reply #32401 on: January 23, 2014, 04:06:34 pm »

Speaking of FBs, I have 8 of them wandering around in the caverns that I need to get rid of. One has a poisonous sting, two are spitters, two are firebreathers/spitters, one has noxious secretions of the liquid type (or powder? It's left numerous trails of it in the water), one has poisonous gas, and the last one has deadly dust.

The more dangerous of the group are in the third cavern level, so I'm dealing with the ones in the first cavern level with melee.
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« Reply #32402 on: January 23, 2014, 04:35:42 pm »

In dozens of world gens I still haven't gotten a dragon to survive 1000+ years to be full grown and egg laying  :(



Finished casting a 15-z 55-radius obsidian plug extending from below the first cavern layer to just under the surface.  Now begins the process of designing the fort to fit into that, including water and magma levels.  And then moving everyone.  I realized after the fact that by collapsing the surface layer it's all aboveground/light/outside.

So far the biggest threat has been a deadly-dust spewing FB that killed eight of my elite military (in hindsight I should have stuck with just markdwarves to kill it).
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32403 on: January 23, 2014, 05:22:01 pm »

Lielac, why is it that whenever I see you've posted here I know I'm going to get a hearty chuckle, as opposed to my standard half-arsed grin?

I have no idea, but thanks! :D

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Early spring 221

A year ago the first native-born couple married, and on Opal 7th their child was born. Only now did I realize that 2201107 Basementinsight is the first ever second-generation native born to one of my forts.

Such a good feeling, isn't it :).  Grats!

Sarvesh is definitely going to be coddled and treated like a queen.

Also, I'm going to shamelessly rip off your full-name-replacement thing and see what matrilineal lines I get. 20 Abyssinks...
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32404 on: January 23, 2014, 06:11:09 pm »

I'm going to shamelessly rip off your full-name-replacement thing

Me too, for my next major fort. Figuring out all the familial lines would be pretty hard in either of my two current fortresses. (And by hard I mean time consuming.)

Each dwarf means so much more when you go to all the trouble of keeping their names straight.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32405 on: January 23, 2014, 08:02:56 pm »

I have found an incredibly deadly enemy.

Apparently when obsidianizing things, burning lignite can be trapped in the obsidian...and continue burning when you mine it out.

I lost five miners and tantrum-spiraled away 130ish of my 150ish citizens.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32406 on: January 23, 2014, 08:41:04 pm »

Steelstaff, Year 127, 1st year of settlement, midwinter, 21 dorfs.

Things were going pretty good. Then the founding carpenter went into a fey mood and demanded silk cloth. The miners dug a little tunnel into the first cavern to collect webs, and literally only moments after the cavern was opened...

Well, troll in the empty hole where the bedrooms would be, to be specific. A stray war dog valiantly chased it around for a while as a militia was hastily prepared. The war dog got pummeled to death and the troll moved on to the workshops to harass a mason before the two miners got off their bums, stopped drinking, and went to pick the troll to death.

The two launched a decently coordinated assault; both dwarves appeared to focus on crippling the speedier troll's legs. Momuz had bad luck and got into a bearhug with the troll before his buddy Kadol arrived to help. After the troll was crippled they continued picking(ha pun) at its limbs for a while, as if neither dwarf really was confident enough to kill the beast. Then Momuz suddenly and brutally went to town. He promptly spilled the troll's guts before lodging the pick in its upper body, rupturing multiple organs and twisting his pick into the troll's innards before finally caving the beast's skull in. Kadol didn't even get another attack in.

Momuz Goldsyrups, the very weak, sincere, and slow to anger miner just brutally murdered a troll and saved the day. I had my bets on his buddy Kadol Workclimates. Anyway, good for Momuz. Didn't think he had it in him. The only casualty was a stray war dog, and various bruises on some dwarfs. Thank Toady for cloaks.

Back to work, then. Gonna set up some cage traps and a drawbridge so there won't be more wild troll incursions.
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« Reply #32407 on: January 23, 2014, 09:15:05 pm »

My first playing was start good.
my fortess have(has) 3 traps and bridge with moat. :)
After 65 Dwarf(2 years after settlement),my fortress is siege by walking dead. :(
so I pull lever to rise the bridge.And 3 Dwarf is kill by moat.6-7 dwarf is running outside of my fortress. ???
And I watch a minute.I am boring,so I Pull lever again. 8)
Looking good.All Dwarf and animals killed by walking dead.very funny. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Losing is fun.
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« Reply #32408 on: January 23, 2014, 09:37:03 pm »

My Current fort is just over a year old and dealing with pesky kobold thieves. I'm trying to get my military dorfs up to snuff for fighting but it's slow work. Still digging out my massive bedroom level and soon as that's done I'm digging down to magma for my forges so I can get weapon and armor production going. Right now trying to get some silver for making war hammers. The army killed two badger women and a kobold thief. War dogs sadly do not last long as I currently only have one left. Food and drink stocks are risky but farms are going full tilt and egg production is at full steam. My milk goats though are outside and I fear a prolonged siege will destroy them. Hopefully my early world fort (only in year 7) will turn out as a fun one.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32409 on: January 23, 2014, 10:05:15 pm »

Laborfords
5th Opal, 221

Sarvesh Abyssink-Twinklingdiamond has been ecstatic lately. She gained a sibling lately.

Rakust Abyssink-Twinklingdiamond is 16 days old, born on the 17th of Moonstone in the year 221.

Lielac has been quite content lately. She has contemplated portmanteau surnames lately. She has pondered dwarven familial relationships lately. She wants to ask VerdantSF a question.

Oh, also there's a werellama. Whaddever.

ON the @VerdantSF question: you've got an obscenely long-lived fort, right? I'd like to check out the familial relationships there, because the wiki is under the impression that only royalty has grandparents, uncles/aunts, nieces/nephews, or cousins, and I have two walking disagreements. Well, one, because Sarvesh just grew to become a child, but whatever. Rakust still exists.

Also, I did away with the numbering of childerbrats. Too much of a pain.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32410 on: January 23, 2014, 10:40:24 pm »

Laborfords
5th Opal, 221

Sarvesh Abyssink-Twinklingdiamond has been ecstatic lately. She gained a sibling lately.

Rakust Abyssink-Twinklingdiamond is 16 days old, born on the 17th of Moonstone in the year 221.

Lielac has been quite content lately. She has contemplated portmanteau surnames lately. She has pondered dwarven familial relationships lately. She wants to ask VerdantSF a question.

Oh, also there's a werellama. Whaddever.

ON the @VerdantSF question: you've got an obscenely long-lived fort, right? I'd like to check out the familial relationships there, because the wiki is under the impression that only royalty has grandparents, uncles/aunts, nieces/nephews, or cousins, and I have two walking disagreements. Well, one, because Sarvesh just grew to become a child, but whatever. Rakust still exists.

Also, I did away with the numbering of childerbrats. Too much of a pain.

Well, he went with patriarchal due to his current monarch being male, with the family name going back to the farthest observable male family member in fort mode. For me this is usually maybe two generations back. Femdorfs who marry take ona hyphenated name of thier original and thier husband's surname while the kiddies are named with the father's surname. Any relative who migrate then take on whatever the in-fort established surname is for the whole family to save the headache of renaming large numbers of dwarves.

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« Reply #32411 on: January 23, 2014, 10:55:20 pm »

After I unpause, a dwarf goes moody and claims a forge. He cries for silver bars, and thankfully I had traded a silver nugget earlier. So I unforbid one. He makes a big silver boot. He must plan to do some ass kicking. But sadly that must wait, because my legendary axedwarves are only adequate kickers. Even if they got creative, and say, put the boot on their head. But they're only adequate misc object users too, so they wouldn't do much better.

Maybe I'll just end up putting the boot in a minecart.
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« Reply #32412 on: January 23, 2014, 11:25:38 pm »

Laborfords
5th Opal, 221

Sarvesh Abyssink-Twinklingdiamond has been ecstatic lately. She gained a sibling lately.

Rakust Abyssink-Twinklingdiamond is 16 days old, born on the 17th of Moonstone in the year 221.

Lielac has been quite content lately. She has contemplated portmanteau surnames lately. She has pondered dwarven familial relationships lately. She wants to ask VerdantSF a question.

Oh, also there's a werellama. Whaddever.

ON the @VerdantSF question: you've got an obscenely long-lived fort, right? I'd like to check out the familial relationships there, because the wiki is under the impression that only royalty has grandparents, uncles/aunts, nieces/nephews, or cousins, and I have two walking disagreements. Well, one, because Sarvesh just grew to become a child, but whatever. Rakust still exists.

Also, I did away with the numbering of childerbrats. Too much of a pain.

Well, he went with patriarchal due to his current monarch being male, with the family name going back to the farthest observable male family member in fort mode. For me this is usually maybe two generations back. Femdorfs who marry take ona hyphenated name of thier original and thier husband's surname while the kiddies are named with the father's surname. Any relative who migrate then take on whatever the in-fort established surname is for the whole family to save the headache of renaming large numbers of dwarves.

I went with matrilineal surnames because there really aren't enough matriarchies around, but it does turn out that my current monarch is a queen. For me it works like this:

Dwarves without in-fortress parents take on the translation of their surname. Children of these dwarves take and keep their mother's surname. Grandchildren take on a hyphenated name, although I might start doing things like "Sarvesh Abyss-Twinkling" instead of "Sarvesh Abyssink-Twinklingdiamond" or give in and do the matrilineal thing because when I finally get great-grand children oh fucking god. But I want a way to distinguish between "yet another of Minkot's brood" (she's still at 20 kids but her youngest is 9 months old, and her children are more than half the native-borns) and "another grandkid! W00T!"

... Maybe I'll go with bilineal desce--

11th Obsidian, 221



Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

--descent like I do with grandkids. Then all of Minkot Abysssink and Inod Shakenchanneled's kids will be Abyss-Shaken, and the late Id Twinklingdiamond and Cilob Paddlemirror's Twinkling-Paddle, and then Sarvesh and Rakust will be Abyss-Twinkling because it always takes the first half of the name and the mother's name-part goes first. So it'll be sort of matrilineal. Minkot is gonna have so many people who can trace their ancestry to her...

Also, Sarvesh got possessed on 2nd Obsidian and is now scampering around getting stuff.

Edit: Nope, hyphenated names look ugly, and frankly Minkot deserves to lord it over the rest of the fortress because she's a friggin' matriarch. (I have three living, by the way. Minkot of Abyssink, Alath of Utteredinks, and Ushat I of Holeportals. Id of Twinklingdiamond was my only matriarch who married in-fort and left 7 children [2 of which are dead], while Minkot, Alath, and Ushat have 20, 20, and 17. )
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32413 on: January 24, 2014, 12:52:24 am »

Pretty sure I'm just gonna go with a patriarchal list. I can't mod the raws to follow the correct trends, but every male dwarf who enters the fort will grant his name to his familial line from then on down. His wife will have to deal with it.

I think I'll do English translations, too, since dwarvish requires special characters that escape my ability to input. Can someone direct me to a dwarven dictionary (for the first names)?
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« Reply #32414 on: January 24, 2014, 01:05:15 am »

Pretty sure I'm just gonna go with a patriarchal list. I can't mod the raws to follow the correct trends, but every male dwarf who enters the fort will grant his name to his familial line from then on down. His wife will have to deal with it.

I think I'll do English translations, too, since dwarvish requires special characters that escape my ability to input. Can someone direct me to a dwarven dictionary (for the first names)?

I can get you a pastebin of the edited language file from Phoebus that doesn't have any diacritics so you can search it!

Speaking of no diacritics, that's just what I do. ่rith becomes Erith and such.
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