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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50145 on: April 21, 2017, 10:36:33 am »

No, but if it is modded, that would explain it. Didn't know that could happen in fortress mode though. Did either party get a happy thought because of this?
No mods, and no thoughts. They're listed as having a master/apprentice relation rather than a teacher/student relation (I guess it's the same thing though).

The Professor is now regularly teaching topics to his new apprentice, and he gets proud thoughts for doing so. It doesn't seem that the student gets any thoughts for being taught new topics, however.

The professor actually has several apprentices in other locations, and one former apprentice. I've seen that happen before, I've just never seen two dwarves forming a master/apprentice relationship in fortress mode.


Edit: On another note, does anyone know how to recover items in a river? The river doesn't freeze as it's in a hot biome.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50146 on: April 21, 2017, 10:48:28 am »



This is new to me. Has anyone ever seen this before?

Note that Professor is a custom profession I gave to a dwarf.

I saw it often in one of my old forts where half the fort was scholars in the four seperate libraries.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50147 on: April 21, 2017, 11:00:23 am »

EDIT 2: How the hell do you make a bed out of yellow zircon?
Well, it is a very small and uncomfortable bed.
At the end of Bastiongate I had not one but three artifact gneiss beds. There was a lot of gneiss in that fortress.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50148 on: April 21, 2017, 11:03:59 am »

Been playing this game for four years now, and I've finally gotten my first artifact again... A turkey bone scepter, with a picture of the artist on it. It may be worth less than a single gold masterwork, but it is infinitely priceless.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50149 on: April 21, 2017, 01:31:32 pm »

Our mayor (unelect), manager, bookkeeper and broker became queen after a polite discussion with local rivals. I take this to mean that the goblins destroyed the feeble mountainhome. Hopefully they march on Minedsummers.

Also, perhaps relatedly, the outpost liason who has been hanging around an empty temple the past year became a mayor. Not sure which settlement though: he isn't on the [c ]ivilisations screen anywhere.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50150 on: April 21, 2017, 01:56:56 pm »

Edit: On another note, does anyone know how to recover items in a river? The river doesn't freeze as it's in a hot biome.
This leads to that.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50151 on: April 21, 2017, 02:27:59 pm »



This is new to me. Has anyone ever seen this before?

Note that Professor is a custom profession I gave to a dwarf.

I've seen it in legends mode, with authors/entertainers.  I haven't seen it in fortress mode yet though.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50152 on: April 21, 2017, 10:05:39 pm »

Currently under siege by a one winged undead Roc... Damned thing is somehow flying with only one wing, not sure how the hell it's doing that. The marksdwarves are somehow missing every bolt, so I called them off as to not waste more steel. Currently it's snatching at hippos in the river, pretty easily killing them.

In other news, the captive necromaner is being moved away from the public square as apparently the butcher drags kills through there.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50153 on: April 22, 2017, 03:48:06 am »

Currently under siege by a one winged undead Roc... Damned thing is somehow flying with only one wing, not sure how the hell it's doing that. The marksdwarves are somehow missing every bolt, so I called them off as to not waste more steel. Currently it's snatching at hippos in the river, pretty easily killing them.

In other news, the captive necromaner is being moved away from the public square as apparently the butcher drags kills through there.

That Roc was an athlete from a young age, suffering a tragic accident while fishing one warning, and losing its wing to carp.

But despite what doctors told it, it didn't give up on its athletic dreams!

It's a heartwarming tale of overcoming limitations.

Either that, or you're just shooting it too much and it's continually *dodging* upwards.....
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50154 on: April 22, 2017, 11:43:05 am »

Currently under siege by a one winged undead Roc... Damned thing is somehow flying with only one wing, not sure how the hell it's doing that. The marksdwarves are somehow missing every bolt, so I called them off as to not waste more steel. Currently it's snatching at hippos in the river, pretty easily killing them.

In other news, the captive necromaner is being moved away from the public square as apparently the butcher drags kills through there.

That Roc was an athlete from a young age, suffering a tragic accident while fishing one warning, and losing its wing to carp.

But despite what doctors told it, it didn't give up on its athletic dreams!

It's a heartwarming tale of overcoming limitations.

Either that, or you're just shooting it too much and it's continually *dodging* upwards.....

It's like a little murderous undead nemo.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50155 on: April 22, 2017, 01:54:07 pm »

I keep finding new stuff, at least new to me, even though this release is almost a year old. I just found a new type of visitor.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50156 on: April 22, 2017, 02:31:48 pm »



First migrant wave comes in from atop a hill, and thanks to multilevel view I notice something ... odd in the trees.

That is to say, that ten different animals had somehow all found themselves trapped atop this tree, with one more hen and turkey on the next tree over. I have no idea how they got there.

[edit] I decided that cutting the tree down would be a faster way of getting the animals down than going through the effort of building a scaffold. After all, it was just one z-level up, yeah?



It could've gone worse.
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« Reply #50157 on: April 22, 2017, 06:27:20 pm »

First migrant wave comes in from atop a hill, and thanks to multilevel view I notice something ... odd in the trees.

That is to say, that ten different animals had somehow all found themselves trapped atop this tree, with one more hen and turkey on the next tree over. I have no idea how they got there.
They usually get up there by "dodging" away from scary things. So if some keas fly low to try to steal something, your aggressive units might attack (dogs or military dwarfs), but your not-yet-aggressive units (grazers/civilians) will be startled and dodge. Dodging can leave guys all over the place, trapped. If you are embarked right under a tree, building a 2 z's staircase adjacent to a tree is a good precaution.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50158 on: April 23, 2017, 02:48:12 pm »

After nearly 6 years, Halldistance had it's first caravan and migrant wave. Only 4 migrants, and my outer works had ended up blocking access to the Depot for the wagons (note to self, 5 tile wide roads only, and make sure to smooth over any boulders), but still. This netted the fort it's first Barony, helped rebuild the dwindling military slightly, and gave me a prohibition to exporting crowns. For the first time in 8 years, the population has broken 100. About time for a dragon or other critter to approach and cull the population. It'll have to be a dragon, other megabeasts have fallen like flies to the hardened core of the Halldistance military.

*EDIT* I was right. A flying Hill Titan with a poisonous bite walked up just as I posted that. He engaged one of the new recruits on the incomplete roof of the keep, was taken off the edge, fell 4 levels down, and was killed. The recruit walked away with a cut hand.

Most incoming dwarves have been traumatized as they come in on the eastern slopes. Right above the killing fields where about 2 dozen sieges died, and it still soaked with blood and vomit. They pass by the eastern cave where I toss the corpses to rot. 

I also got my first elven diplomat in the spring of the 12th year. He was less than thrilled that I'd turned an idyllic forest into a massive pond, and continually clearcut the remaining trees except those growing on top of the failed tree farm's roof. I had collapsed a section down to the lower levels, but instead of trees growing down there, they grow on top of the floor built over the hole. 

*EDIT 2* 12 Years in...

I channeled out most of the northern half of the map, turning it into a massive lake. So far, it's claimed two werebeasts who drowned when they turned back while underwater, several elves during a siege, and 5 dwarves during a skirmish with a bronze colossus. I actually gained FPS after doing this, but it took 7 years and countless steps.

I did leave a tree farm, since the one I collapsed earlier has not had anything growing in it. That now serves as a statue garden, and the entrance to the Duchess' manor. Roads circle the northern edges of the map, as well as cross in front of the fortress' north wall. Above this level is fairly empty, mostly mines, and some more terraforming to fit 5-wide roads still being built. There's also the massive corpse stockpiles to the south, along with the fortress production center. A smallish tavern (with an inn below it) and the main barracks rests above ground. Of the 122 dwarves and  others residing there, 86 are full time military, 24 are civilians who serve only 1 month a year in a reserve squad, 8 are entertainers, and 4 are children. I have enough masterwork iron and steel to outfit the entire population.


Kitchens, farms, and assorted industries. With a small inn dug into a side passage.


The crypts. Most are full. A number of the original 186 dwarves that died during the fort's first existence were ignored; no one would bury them. That's why there are so many slabs.


Residential section, with a hospital, library, Duchess' manor, shrines for each of the 7 dieties plus an extra for anyone, and what will eventually be a Royal manor and throne room. I have direct housing for 226 population, each with table, chair, cabinet, and chest. The most useless dwarf has decent quarters. 
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50159 on: April 23, 2017, 10:32:10 pm »

Just trying to figure out how to force animal people claimed with tweak makeown to become histfigs, so I can use them as breeding stock.  They wont have relations vectors if they are not histfigs, because reasons. As such, they will never marry, and thus never produce children/lay fertile eggs.

So far, the best option seems to be using them in the military so they claim a historical kill. That will make them important, and the system will create a histfig entry for them. At least in theory.

My fortress mega project is nearing completion, and I scored several great horned owl people with makeown. I want to use them as scribes and scholars in the massive library project I am going to undertake, just for the amusing value of owl people scholars-- but animal people generated as wild encounters are not histfigs, and thus will never marry, etc. 

Does anyone know of a simple and elegant way to elevate a nonhistfig sentient to histfig status?

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