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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32415 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 #32416 on: January 23, 2014, 10:05:15 pm »

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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 #32417 on: January 23, 2014, 10:40:24 pm »

Laborfords
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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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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32418 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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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32419 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 #32420 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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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32421 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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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32422 on: January 24, 2014, 04:15:19 am »

My forts that went generational are also thoroughly matrilineal. Just seems natural to me: it's the mothers who get all the socialising benefits from raising the kids and they're the ones followed around by their spawn all the time.

It mainly happens in the civilian forts (with invaders off), but one of the military installations also came to the point where the fort-born dwarfs started marrying and having kids of their own; it was actually part of the "trying out military stuff" scheme, because as per usual the population cap was so low i depended on growing my own dwarfs to get over the invasion threshold.

The furthest i've gotten was in a totally isolated no-invaders fort that grew to almost 250 from the 17 we had at the end of year one, entirely through fort-born dwarfs. And that reached the point where the grand-children started having their own kids. I tried untangling the family trees a few times, but it just wasn't feasible.

VerdantSF's been much more professional about it, though, keeping proper track of family lines and going long enough to see deaths from old age; i shelved my fort(x) out of boredom and FPS decay after fifty fort years or so.

(x) that is, moved the folder over to the "archive" subdirectory. It could be re-activated at any time.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32423 on: January 24, 2014, 06:06:26 am »

Laborfords
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Overseer brain blar. Honeymoon suites married three couples last year. Husband of Utteredinks matriarch died this Granite. No daughters married, though 3 have lovers. Active names are Holeportals (matriarch), Abyssink (matriach, Likot, Id),  Twinklingdiamond (Cerol matriarch). Suites married Likot, Cerol, Id. Holeportals matriarch 99 and husband 102; also, apparently another native-married couple. Abyssink matriarch 127, husband 131. Twinklingdiamond daughter-matriarch 19, husband 18.

... Maybe I'll make Cerol matriarch, since mama Id Twinklingdiamond is dead. She is eldest daughter.

Yes, Cerol is now matriarch. Id is Grandmama Twinklingdiamond.

Killed 3 FBs in one cave-in back in Obsidian because too lazy to clear them out as they arrived. Leech, panda, pterodactyl.

Sarvesh has two little brothers now. Rakust kidlet now, Sakzul born 26th Opal 222. Also she has two cousins; different parents.

I've been contemplating genealogy software tailored to dwarf fortress. Want to be able to have unconnected dwarves on the same "page" and connect them later. Want DF calender, ability to input fort start date and/or world generation length. Wish DFHack forumdwarves worked on units screen, relationships screen, others. Brain hates me and typing out all those names and screwing around manually moving them around like in an image or something'll make me go stark raving.

... Also contemplating temporary insanity, particularly melancholy, and dwarven mental health care, because I'm enough obsessed with this damn game that in the middle of a depressive episode I'm contemplating how Dwarf Fortress could... thing... apply? implement? I think implement it. I want to see such fun things as that. Alternate between vicious eugenics programs that I would rail against in real life and caring for my depressed dwarves with all the things I can. Entertain myself with being frustrated at them not caring about the gorgeous statues from their favorite material of their favorite animals because depression is basically like the DFHack misery command only it blunts the happy thoughts too or even distorts them into bad thoughts because it's basically your brain going "fuck this shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit".

... I need to go to bed, this is turning into a suggestions post.

... still want mental illness in the game in a less rapidly lethal format, it could be deeply entertaining, like a syndrome of sorts that just... pops up and good luck figuring out why your best glassmaker has felt incredible self-hatred lately~

no seriously i need to bed. g'nai folks. ... morning. thing. the lack of sunlight probably doesn't help but it's glubbing winter i am not going outside

edit: and social anxiety. why is that dwarf hiding in her room and cancelling jobs: interrupted by fellow dwarf? ♪ serious anxiety issues ♪
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32424 on: January 24, 2014, 08:09:52 am »

Holeportals is an apt name for a lover given how dwarves can mate through walls.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32425 on: January 24, 2014, 08:11:13 am »

Holeportals is an apt name for a lover given how dwarves can mate through walls.

-cackling-

Thanks, I needed that.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32426 on: January 24, 2014, 09:13:55 am »

In my incredibly ressource-poor split fort, a kid got a possession (woodcrafting) and required three logs of wood, one roll of cloth and _six_ stacks of bone. I had to slaughter most of the available animals to get it started, but just confiscated everything apart from one log, the cloth and a stack of cat bones once the work started. I wasn't going to piss away the entire slaughterable animal population for a 110% useless trinket.

One of my tinkering forts is in a good-aligned area. We've caught a bunch of unicorns and many of our artefacts contain unicorn products. We also caught some satyrs, which as sentients (i guess) cannot be tamed nor butchered, so i chained one up in the duchess' throne room to add a pinch of exoticness. Interestingly, visiting diplomats don't seem to get along with him very well, i regularly get combat reports during meetings. At least there's not much damage done either way, since diplomats are unarmed civilians, and satyrs are probably fairly small, so their horns don't do much. Last time, however, the liaison _bit_ the satyr in the arm and shook him around, resulting in nasty scars and nerve damage.

PS: artefacts - you'll really have to go generational and let them accumulate for a couple of decades. Artefacts are not very exciting when all adults have mooded and you only get kiddy garbage, but i've had forts that temporarily had more artefacts than living dwarfs. My generational glacier fort was there, but then got half a dozen marriages arranged so population's gone up fairly rapidly; now they're at 86 dwarfs and 75 artefacts, plus six named weapons/shields.

PPS: my duchess is extra happy because she "saw a beloved creature". The only kind of creatures she likes are - honeybees! Yes, she's happy we have some hives installed.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32427 on: January 24, 2014, 09:35:40 am »

In non-fortress news, I'm definitely meatspace cave adapted. God I'm such a shut-in. The sunlight is significantly helping my mood, though, so there's that.

ANYWAY!

... I hit the enter key and it submitted THE HECK

Laborfords
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This actually happened in Granite, I think, but we have 44 artifacts. FORTY. FOUR. And 96 dwarves, which definitely became a thing in Granite because Kadol Abyssink II was born on the 28th of that. She's one of Minkot's kids, so she's actually two years younger than her oldest niece. Maaaaaaaaan. (I have a couple nieces who are older than me.)
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32428 on: January 24, 2014, 09:44:52 am »

How much did the sunlight make you vomit?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #32429 on: January 24, 2014, 09:54:07 am »

How much did the sunlight make you vomit?

Nuh-uh, I was only irritated by the sun. First level of cave adaption, not second.

A neat thing: The last four beardlings born are all in Clan Abyssink. Of the last 10 beardlings, 7 are Abyssink. MINKOT, STOP TAKING OVER THE FORTRESS!
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