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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50355 on: July 08, 2017, 10:35:54 pm »

:o I am a monster....
Yes... it seems that while locked away Doren Ducimseng gave birth.

Interesting. Most people find that their pregnant dorfs suffer miscarriages when they become werebeasts, and don't successfully carry the child to term. Research on how you achieved a successful werepregnancy would be helpful.
....and you thought YOU were a monster....

It's things like this that create insane uniqueness and character every time I embark....

Totally! Me too. My weregiraffe banging his head in the abandoned walled-in hospital below a glacier biome has been one I've never forgotten, personally. Wave after wave of migrants would arrive, hear the weregiraffe banging about in there (it had been a huge infirmary, and when it changed, the weregiraffe would throw beds, cabinets and piles of fabric and rubbish about) then eventually each migrant fall victim to a mysterious drowning pool, disappearing one by one, to be replaced next season by another unsuspecting migrant wave.... I never found a way of preventing them from drowning themselves, but the walled in immortal weregiraffe meant that the fort would never truly fall.

But yes, every fort has its own stories, horrors, and delights.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50356 on: July 09, 2017, 03:04:44 am »

Ah, so it can happen more commonly, then? I too thought it was impossible since weres were supposed to "reset" physically every month, but couple forts ago one infected gave birth after she had already went through two transformation cycles in isolation.

It was also something like two days to full moon, so some frantic construction removal and militia deployment was required to save the baby. The rescue mission was successful on baby's part and he grew up to be a militia captain.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50357 on: July 09, 2017, 03:06:13 am »

Not exactly the first case of werebeast having a child while were, Thisfox. They suffer miscarriage if they try to give birth while in were form.

Sometimes, they even don't kill the baby.

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« Reply #50358 on: July 09, 2017, 10:39:04 am »

One of the annoying foreigners stealing books from my library has the job title "Exalted Sacrifice."

What does that mean?
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« Reply #50359 on: July 09, 2017, 04:05:16 pm »

^Sounds like a priest in a Human civilization. They tend to have titles like that.
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« Reply #50360 on: July 09, 2017, 06:19:17 pm »

Swooping down from the heavens, a roc appears and slaughters half of my fort's livestock. The military defeats it, though, and wow, theres a lot of meat on that bird. Soon I get the message that The world has passed into the age of legends, so the number of fantastic beasts must be getting pretty low. No wonder; theyre delicious.

The broker and the manager, having nothing productive to do, idled in the library long enough to notice each others existence. A marriage! The only one Ive seen in this forts 15 years of existence.

Hey duke, I cannot actually make a platinum bed, but I can dig out more space for tombs, hint hint.

I never really understood why some players seem so eager to flood the world with magma until now. This fort, my seventh, has by far the most successful military Ive ever had, and there are plenty of goblins to practice on. Thats the problem, actually. The sheer number of troll fur socks and loincloths and so on, and the relentless eagerness of their owners to deposit them in my dwarfs courtyard, is astonishing. Ive given up on gathering the darned things; just clearing the bodies (and teeth) is enough of a chore.

Whoops, did I say my military is a success? I just managed to slaughter more than half of them by letting them out to play with some goblins. Of course they crammed into one spot on the map edge to get first crack at the trolls, and some of them didnt make it. Even worse, someone must have bashed someone else by accident, because after the danger was over they kept attacking each other. My plans to delve greedily into the deeps will have to be shelved for now.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50361 on: July 09, 2017, 08:47:10 pm »

:o I am a monster....
Yes... it seems that while locked away Doren Ducimseng gave birth.

Interesting. Most people find that their pregnant dorfs suffer miscarriages when they become werebeasts, and don't successfully carry the child to term. Research on how you achieved a successful werepregnancy would be helpful.
....and you thought YOU were a monster....

It's things like this that create insane uniqueness and character every time I embark....

Totally! Me too. My weregiraffe banging his head in the abandoned walled-in hospital below a glacier biome has been one I've never forgotten, personally. Wave after wave of migrants would arrive, hear the weregiraffe banging about in there (it had been a huge infirmary, and when it changed, the weregiraffe would throw beds, cabinets and piles of fabric and rubbish about) then eventually each migrant fall victim to a mysterious drowning pool, disappearing one by one, to be replaced next season by another unsuspecting migrant wave.... I never found a way of preventing them from drowning themselves, but the walled in immortal weregiraffe meant that the fort would never truly fall.

But yes, every fort has its own stories, horrors, and delights.

Yea dunno... took me by surprise.

What I found out a bit later that made it all the more funny is that she (the weredwarfmouse) is 170 years old.  :D

Still haven't decided how I want to weaponize yet.  So they are still locked up.  In the meantime the original beast came back 2 years later and killed a 1 year old that a laborer left laying in the field when she picked up a pile of wood instead.  The infant sat there for like 3 days before 15th of hematite - full moon.  (now I pay close attention to full moon dates and have multiple chickens tied to trees as my early warning defense system).  I sat there thinking "man, I hope a werebeast doesn't spawn 'cuz if so it's RIP baby.  Infants are having a tough go of it in Silverdeep...

I suppose the good news is the kid distracted the beast long enough for me to pull the bridge.  :P
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« Reply #50362 on: July 10, 2017, 02:23:47 pm »


I didn't even think about the training aspect! He already gained quite a nice set of skills during his month spent playing outside, but now I'm wondering... how buff could he get if I threw him back out?

That's very close to how Doomsday was created in the comics...
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« Reply #50363 on: July 10, 2017, 02:24:21 pm »

Now imagine if that baby had lived but got bitten

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« Reply #50364 on: July 10, 2017, 02:27:10 pm »

I suppose that's where the limits of the simulation finally come up: Dwarf Fortress will track the weight of an unborn fetus, but not the weight of the clothes he's wearing.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50365 on: July 10, 2017, 03:49:21 pm »

So. The dwarves start out with a finite strength and zero mass, like some kind of muscle singularity, and then become progressively more mortal until they are born.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50366 on: July 10, 2017, 06:14:19 pm »

^Yes, that sounds about right. "Muscle singularity" is a dwarfy pairing of words if anything.

I wonder if dwarves subconsciously remember being the most powerful being in their universe and after maturing nothing really feels right? It's probably why they drink so much.


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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50367 on: July 10, 2017, 09:56:17 pm »

Going to assume it's unethical to test traps on dwarven criminals.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50368 on: July 11, 2017, 03:49:52 am »

Going to assume it's unethical to test traps on dwarven criminals.

"D Class" I love that.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50369 on: July 11, 2017, 07:54:37 am »

Going to assume it's unethical to test traps on dwarven criminals.

"D Class" I love that.

I'm not exactly sure how many people here are SCP fans anymore. Probably something I should ask in a thread.

I mostly do this because these, "D Class" dwarves beat someone up in a tavern and all my Captain of the Guard is willing to do is cheer on the fight in the background. I have one dwarven child right now who had both of his parents die in tavern fights. Any dwarf that hates easily and loves brawling pretty much has to go.
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