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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 3231033 times)

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48075 on: August 01, 2016, 02:47:46 am »

How is a troglodyte not a regular cavern critter?

True, I guess it's more "intelligent pests" versus "wildlife" really. But yeah, troglodytes have been pure hell. D:
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48076 on: August 01, 2016, 04:13:45 am »

Killed a Forgotten beast that warned "Beware of its deadly blood" or something like that. Didn't have much choice so my macedwarfs had to go smash it(curbstomp battle). Luckily the effects seem not to be fatal as none of my dwarfs have died to anything other than accidents and none of them show up as having injuries in the health tab. The only effect I can tell is that anyone whom comes in contact with the beast's blood will permanently bleed, but not to a point that it is lethal to even my cats(judging by the trails of cat blood and lack of dead cats).
 So other than one of my squads painting everything red with their own blood wherever they go, things are going good in BellBasements, not bad for my first Fortress.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48077 on: August 01, 2016, 05:39:37 am »

This is quite interesting to me, given that trapavoid ambushers are kind of a complication to my desire of always-open entrances with 0 casualties. With open doors, how do you prevent whatever else shows up from killing the dogs? Those same cage traps?

Thus far we've only had weres and a minotaur; population is still low at 54.  I moved the dog pasture backward about 5 tiles, so that they are not visible to something standing at the door, and now the weres don't barge through the doors anymore.  They stand there trying to destroy the door instead.

Here is the setup:

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There's nothing exceptional here.  Weres are unusual in trapavoid creatures in that they ambush.  However, here is my FB destruction channel:

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That corridor is full of upright steel spikes, but they are retracted so you can't see them.

It would be pretty simple to combine the two so that the setup catches both weres and titans.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48078 on: August 01, 2016, 11:41:26 pm »

Well i made a new world. made a new fort,
and got found just about a perfect embark has an ocean, a cave,  An enemy dwarf warlord and crew that i buffed to OPness,sand, clay, soil, a mountain, cliffs,a volcano and right next to goblins so that will be !!fun!! i'm near Elfs, humans, dwarfs and even more goblins.
I had enough fish to last 30 or so years but then guess what? !!fun!! happened but the not so fun kind...
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48079 on: August 02, 2016, 12:44:41 am »

I almost flooded my fortress. Hey, did you guys know that fortifications don't neutralize water pressure? I swore they did. Thankfully I had a drain ready to go so it got cleaned up quickly.

At the same time I had a werehyena attack that killed two dwarves and infected another with lycanthropy. I should chain some dogs outside as scouts to protect against another ambush.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48080 on: August 02, 2016, 12:47:40 am »

Yeah, fortifications don't help with water pressure. Diagonal-only pathways do, though; water can flow through the diagonal but when water moves diagonally it forgets about the pressure. Or something like that.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48081 on: August 02, 2016, 05:56:17 pm »

Had to savescum after a raven decided to freeze my entire starting fort. Each of fourteen dwarves was sitting outside caught in eternal job cancellation bc of a zombie raven hovering twenty tiles up...
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48082 on: August 03, 2016, 10:27:09 am »

Machineworks just got its first human full citizens - both were bards before, now they man the furnaces :)
Also, three of twelve cannons are now fully operational... can't wait for the next gobbo horde.
The Foreign Legion is now 30-human strong (+4 dorfs to lead the squads) :D
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48083 on: August 03, 2016, 09:44:07 pm »

Giant grizzly bears, y'all.  Giant.  Grizzly.  Bears.
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« Reply #48084 on: August 03, 2016, 11:18:52 pm »

Giant grizzly bears, y'all.  Giant.  Grizzly.  Bears.
Tame them!

Giant Grizzly Steaks. Giant Grizzly leather armor. Giant Grizzly Bone Bolts shot from Giant Grizzly Bone Crossbows. Giant Grizzly Bone decorated everything.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48085 on: August 04, 2016, 08:31:48 am »

I created a new world and a new fort, I decided that that everything that I named would be moon themed, from the groups name to the military squads name, the group symbol is a crescent moon impaled on a long sword.

Anyway, normal fort building stuff, nothing interesting other then almost immediately finding loads of hematite, so I'll easily be able to arm a squad or two and have plenty left over for replacement gear.

I decided to make some big temple dedicated to the moon, unfortunately there are no deities with a moon sphere, but that won't stuff me from imagining my dwarves being a bunch of crazy moon cultists. This project has also me more interested in multiple z-level building underground, I doubt much will come of it but it should be interesting.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48086 on: August 04, 2016, 08:35:43 am »

made a fort near 3 necro towers.  i HAD humans,elves and dwarves as my neighbors when i started.

now im holed up inside the fort, there is a necro army twice the size of my entire population just hanging on my doorsteps. and i haventh heard of anybody else except the elves for 3 years now. shits looking grim mates.
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« Reply #48087 on: August 04, 2016, 10:23:43 pm »

I just reclaimed a 50 year old fort. I spent about ten minutes getting to know my dwarves by reading their endeavors and beliefs. I saw that one of my dwarves worshiped this deity that was the goddess of the Wind, Sky, and Moon and took the form of a female Osprey(Some kind of hawk). I thought it was pretty cool, so I made an Olivine statue of the deity to put in my newly made temple. A few minutes later, I see that an animal had entered my fort's territory. I go to look and, to my surprise, it was a giant female Osprey! I thought the coincidence was so cool that I'm considering making that deity my fort's primary goddess.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48088 on: August 04, 2016, 11:03:35 pm »

The captain of the speardwarf squad in my fort has been through some rough fights. First she took on a giant cave spider almost single-handedly while on patrol in the caverns. She managed to slay it with the help of her faithful war dog, which distracted the giant cave spider's webbing long enough for her to stab it in the head. But she had gotten her right arm bitten during the fight and lost the ability to grasp with her right hand.

Then, a few months later, the speardwarves were sent into the caverns to slay a duo of giant blind cave ogres. The captain was the first onto the scene of the fight, but because of her arm injury, she could not wield a shield and spear at the same time. Her spear was strapped to her back and she had only her shield out. I did not realize this until she was already in battle, otherwise I would've adjusted her uniform to only wield a spear.

So she wound up fighting against two giant blind cave ogres with only a shield and her crippled arm for a bit while the rest of her squad caught up. She fought valiantly, blocking attacks, bashing with the shield, scratching with her crippled hand, and even biting her foes. She actually scared the two ogres. Not long before her squadmates showed up to reinforce, she was bitten by one of the ogres on the left arm. The force of the giant ogre bite mangled her entire arm and shoulder beyond recognition. She was reduced to kicking and biting the ogres before her teammates arrived to stab the ogres to death.

And so now she's entirely lost the ability to grasp either a spear or shield. It's a real shame, she's one of the highest skilled speardwarves in my military. I'm considering retiring her from duty and making her the fort's first scholar. Maybe she could write books about stabbing things with a pointy stick and pass her knowledge on to others. Not sure how she'd write without the ability to grasp, but I'm sure she could figure something out.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #48089 on: August 05, 2016, 10:42:24 am »

Not sure how she'd write without the ability to grasp, but I'm sure she could figure something out.

It's a little known fact that dwarves don't write with ink, but bite off one of their fingertips and fingerpaint with the bleeding.
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