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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 3520975 times)

Skullsploder

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39525 on: February 03, 2015, 03:42:14 pm »

I finally got my first 40.xx goblin siege!!!11!! 1!

Ya so now there are 10 goblins sitting on top of all the undead in the deceased list :|

On a conveniently timed note, the new hospital is fully dug out and being smoothed while the beds are hauled into place, and it has already received its first patients. Next up: expanding the central staircase for wagons, carving minecart tracks down the middle of it, setting up a complex hauling system with said minecart tracks, and setting up the colosseum.
Few questions for reference: how old is that fort, how many dwarves are there, how much wealth was made, how far are those from goblins, are they in war with somebody else? Any ambushes or babysnatchers so far?

No babysnatchers or ambushes.
Wealth just passed the 1 million mark, with 100 odd dwarves. I'm 5 years in. The goblins are middling distance away - I'm not right next door, but I'm not across the map from them either. Toothe best of my knowledge, the dwarves are the only ones that the goblins are fighting. I am at war with the elves.

Of note with this fort though, is that I've been exporting vast sums since the first caravan. All my metal is caravan bought, and I have a very prodigious metalworking industry. I buy every metal item the caravans offer. Perhaps the disproportionately high exported wealth played a role?

The other thing is that they arrived in the same year that I pierced the aquifer and drafted a bunch of dwarves to work on mining non-stop.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39526 on: February 03, 2015, 04:07:03 pm »

A weasel corpse breached into our surface door and somehow kept its' intelligence and went straight the whole way down to our cave fortress and broke havoc.



They are still fighting ever since 1-2 weeks after I sent the whole fort on it. Fighting right ontop of a bed in the provisional hospital placed near the entrance. The main reason behind this stretched out fight is due to all attacks being glanced away by it's normal skin. If this keeps going on, my fort will eventually dehydrate to death.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39527 on: February 04, 2015, 07:01:12 am »

A vile force of darkness has arrived!
10 goblins 4-5 years in, the forts first siege. The militia consists of 20 melee dwarves, all dabbling wrestlers with no weapons, and 10 marksdwarves.
Immediately ordered the closing of the compound drawbridges, and at this point Armok chose to send us a little blessing. The gobbos chased and killed someone's pet chicken, then since they couldn't see another target, stopped to think. On the east drawbridge. :D
A few seconds later the bridge rises and flings them into the sky. I paused to take a commemorative picture at this point.
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Sadly none of them died from the fall. One landed inside the compound fairly unharmed, while the rest ended up in the trench two levels below where they started, each with an arm mangled beyond recognition. The bow/crossbow part of their force unfortunately avoided being on the bridge at the time.
At this point things got messy. I dispatched the entire militia to deal with the speargoblin who landed inside the walls (you can see him in the pic). One dwarf died before a marksdwarf imploded his skull with a bronze crossbow. One down, nine to go:
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At this point I remembered my melee had no weapons (I like to train their wrestling for a bit first), so I ordered them to grab their favored weapon and sent them into the trench. To be able to mine away entire layers while still giving my miners a way out, I had an entrance dug down and come in through the window of the future barons office. Pictured here after the battle:
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This was now a problem as it meant the gobbos in the trench could get in, so out march my brave dwarves to defend their home. Things go pretty well, now that they have actual weapons and are fighting weakened opponents, they are a lot more effective. The fight is not without losses however, as those in trench still fight back with all they have, and several dwarves fall. In addition the ranged gobbos who are still outside are raining as many projectiles as possible on forces in the trench. Most of the heavy fighting took place here:
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At this point the tide of battle had decidedly turned in our favour, lowering the bridges I unleashed my dwarves on the four remaining gobbos, and they are dispatched with as much brutality as possible, my milita commander, armed with our artefact silver shield and artefact badger bone short sword is by far the most effective member of my forces, his shield bashes exploded at least a half dozen goblin body parts. The remains of the goblins final stand:
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And that's how the first siege of Mansionshank went down. In the end we lost 2 melee soldiers and 4 marksdwarves, plus at least 4 civilians who got caught outside the walls. This makes the third time my broker has been almost killed. It was not most impressive siege, just 10 average gobbos, but it was most enjoyable battle I've had in some time. Military development has been slow this fort, normally by the time I get my first siege I have 20 odd weaponlords ready to rip them apart, but this time I didn't, and I quite enjoyed having to earn my victory. Now I just have to clean up the enormous mess it left behind.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39528 on: February 04, 2015, 08:06:38 am »

Goblins came.
Goblins died.
Dorfs burried corpses.
Human caravan came.
I made a mistake: I pressed s instead of q(dfhack search).
Player has been enraged!
Dorfs killed all humans.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39529 on: February 04, 2015, 09:08:51 am »

So of the 30 military dwarves, most of which were legendary, 10 remain. 55+ dwarves were slain in what could only be described as the faction war of 117. Things seemed to have calmed down, and everyone got underway burrying the dead.

Then a forgotten weasel beast flew up through the well pit where it opened up below the well in a tomb (didn't think to wall it off, silly me) and killed perhaps half a dozen more, either killing them outright, or throwing them down said well, before swooping back down into the depths.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39530 on: February 04, 2015, 11:01:31 am »

As it turns out, outpost liasons blend.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39531 on: February 04, 2015, 11:03:10 am »

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39532 on: February 04, 2015, 11:12:38 am »

It seems the goblins are running out of soldiers. They sent only 10 this year.

Half of them were killed by upward spear traps, the other half were dropped through a bridge.
But the dorfs refused to pull levers after that because they could "see" the goblins, so I had to turn them into military mode to deal with some survivors.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39533 on: February 04, 2015, 01:26:20 pm »

I've noticed something odd through most of my forts.
Dwarves engrave alot more of people getting struck down by monsters then there are engravings of hero's killing the monsters.
Whats even wirder is dwarves are "blissful" after dining in the dinning hall that has sevral images of titans smacking down people left and right and a picture of a cod in the middle of it.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39534 on: February 04, 2015, 01:48:04 pm »

Earlier to the year, the loved mayor of Friendlyoiled met their untimely end when an unhappy citizen went on a rampage, pummeling several people and beating up the mayor to such condition that they succumbed to their injuries before anyone could even move them to the hospital.

As result, the Captain of the Guard found the criminal and delivered justice. The criminal did not survive. Winter arrives, and I am treated to a surprising announcement. The same dwarf who killed the mayor and was killed in return had risen from the dead as a ghost. It was odd, considering how she had been buried properly already, in fact, her detestable bones still litter the coffin she was unfit for(did I forget to mention the previous mayor was the fort's best weaponsmith?).

And that is the story of how I had to bury and memorialize a dwarf who had been quite a pain in the forts collective ass for several years due to being a ticking timebomb of stress and violent outbursts.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39535 on: February 04, 2015, 02:43:48 pm »

After few years of slowly going down with corkscrew patterns of tunnels and ramps, installing safe doors, hatches, bridges and railways, making exploratory shafts and stockpiles every few levels and occasional ore minings, Dorrenimar (Diamnondpath) has finally revealed the caverns after six years of existence, three sieges and becoming a mountainhome. This happens when one makes a fort in just few upper levels and then goes those 50 more left in a veeery slow way -.-

Edit: Reading through Legends now. The world is small and has basically elves and goblins to the west, dwarves and humans to the east and mountains in the middle. It surprisingly seems goblins are fighting dwarves and elves are fighting humans though that makes both of them go for the further target.

These world news are also making a bit more sense now. There seems to be just just like a half a dozen of actual sieges of that town so I guess just lot of new single-human groups left it before each siege. Though I have read it first each of those is for a separate siege so thought few dozen sieges happened there.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39536 on: February 04, 2015, 03:33:18 pm »

I discovered one lucky dwarf who was still quite happy despite the horrific in-fighting. He was once a hunter, currently a grand master archer, and was sitting around -16k stress. Upon checking his personality, I saw that he was "impervious to the effects of stress." He is now the leader of the marksdwarf squad. Similarly, I am attempting to find other dwarves who are not too busy and also effectively stress resistant to fill out all the empty ranks of the hammer squad.

I do believe Armok is testing the fortitude of the remaining 113 dwarves of Gangtours. In addition to the seemingly endless batch of corpses which need to be buried, and the flying weasel beast in the basement, the fortress is under siege by goblins and trolls.

As before, the two main gates were sealed, forcing the invaders through the Tunnel of Death. They fought and killed the four undead goblins from the last invasion easily, just before I shut the outer door, forcing them to continue forward. They marched along in mostly single-file along the single-tile-wide corridor until they reached the Pit of Despair.

The fastest goblin tripped the pressure plate on the opposite side of the room, dumping everyone behind him into the 3x6 pit filled with at least 90 different weapons. So far, none of them have made it past the wooden balls to the serrated disks. The quick green goblin then ran head-long into a bunch of spike traps and expired. This has repeated a couple times. My few hammerlords are mopping up any critically injured goblins who manage to limp through the traps past the pressure plate (need more traps there, apparently).
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« Reply #39537 on: February 04, 2015, 04:07:50 pm »

The long-sitting mayor and captain of the second squad (legendary swordsdwarf) got stressed over being out in the rain. "Cracks easily under preassure" and dislikes nature. Hmpf. I'm sort of tempted to make him baron, because he's a bit of a prick with annoying item preferences and barons are clearly intended as a punishment. Anyway, i set up a third melee squad to train up civilians to give them better attributes (probably let them keep a weapon and shield upon return to civilian life), put the mayor in charge of it and placed the barracks of that squad underground. Had to switch the barracks off and on again because Linkot the administrative idiot decided to do individual combat drill and let the green recruits do their own training. Right, that's why i put you, a weaponmaster with four legendary military skills, accomplished teacher and Expert+ in all defensive skills at the head of that squad. Grrr.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39538 on: February 04, 2015, 06:48:35 pm »

A child went berserk after a strange mood and got mangled and mutilated by the militia. The corpse is now in the refuse hoard among the bones.

You know, boring everyday stuff.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #39539 on: February 04, 2015, 07:04:12 pm »

The long-sitting mayor and captain of the second squad (legendary swordsdwarf) got stressed over being out in the rain. "Cracks easily under preassure" and dislikes nature.
They can stay in a pond without a problem, but can't withstand rain.
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