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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 2840040 times)

NeoSilverThorn

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51960 on: February 18, 2018, 02:06:23 am »

This wasn't how it was supposed to go. I was expecting to be attacked by the circus freaks, as they were literally the closest neighbors.

But no.

No.

Fucking pirates.

LAND PIRATES. WHY ARE THERE PIRATES THIS FAR INLAND.

Because they are horribly, horribly geographically confused.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51961 on: February 18, 2018, 03:21:53 am »

How does that law work for the colourblind?
WHAT? They can't do that. Magenta is a natural resource, as are all other colors.

Also, how do they define magenta? As a range of frequencies? As an RGB code? Anything anyone calls magenta? The word "magenta"?
it's just so you cannot use the exact same colour in your brand for logo and/or text and for design.
i got no idea how they defined that colour and yes, it's stupid.
It's probably a Pantone number.

Trademarking colors is rare but it's generally allowed, because if the public thinks every Dark blue widget comes from your company, then any other company producing a Dark blue widget is lying to consumers. The trick is convincing the Courts that everyone sees dark blue widgets and thinks "that guy made that."

What is this?

RGB magenta == 255,0,255 (Full saturation red and blue, zero saturation green)
For pantone, since their color space is CMYK, it is 100% magenta ink/dye, with no other pigments present.

As for "owning" a color, this is an offshoot of the synthetic dye industry.  One of the first synthetic dyes was an aniline coal tar derivative, that was trademarked as "Mauve". Since the pigment itself was artificial, and the process to manufacture it was patented, there was substantial grounds to trademark the unique color of the pigment itself. 
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 03:27:46 am by wierd »
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51962 on: February 18, 2018, 03:35:00 am »

How does that law work for the colourblind?
WHAT? They can't do that. Magenta is a natural resource, as are all other colors.

Also, how do they define magenta? As a range of frequencies? As an RGB code? Anything anyone calls magenta? The word "magenta"?
it's just so you cannot use the exact same colour in your brand for logo and/or text and for design.
i got no idea how they defined that colour and yes, it's stupid.
It's probably a Pantone number.

Trademarking colors is rare but it's generally allowed, because if the public thinks every Dark blue widget comes from your company, then any other company producing a Dark blue widget is lying to consumers. The trick is convincing the Courts that everyone sees dark blue widgets and thinks "that guy made that."

What is this?

RGB magenta == 255,0,255 (Full saturation red and blue, zero saturation green)
For pantone, since their color space is CMYK, it is 100% magenta ink/dye, with no other pigments present.

As for "owning" a color, this is an offshoot of the synthetic dye industry.  One of the first synthetic dyes was an aniline coal tar derivative, that was trademarked as "Mauve". Since the pigment itself was artificial, and the process to manufacture it was patented, there was substantial grounds to trademark the unique color of the pigment itself.
guys, this is going far offtopic. i think it is plain wrong to do something like patenting a colour or a simple shape and i see you agree.
(apple tried and failed to register a patent for any device with a square shape and rounded edges, while this design obviously existed many hundred years before even the country of the company was founded).
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51963 on: February 18, 2018, 04:05:13 am »

This wasn't how it was supposed to go. I was expecting to be attacked by the circus freaks, as they were literally the closest neighbors.

But no.

No.

Fucking pirates.

LAND PIRATES. WHY ARE THERE PIRATES THIS FAR INLAND.

Because they are horribly, horribly geographically confused.
And now horribly, horribly dead. Er.... Made dead again, in some cases. Seriously, my dwarves killed 55 out of 74 of these fuckers plus a jaguar and 6 or 7 horses by the end of the fight.

Had three dwarves injured, one with injuries not sufficient enough to warrant needing medical care (just a bruised lung,) and two killed.

I'm still confused as to why they brought a herd of random ass horses though. They weren't even mounted, just kinda there.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51964 on: February 18, 2018, 05:17:03 am »

Update on the aftermath of the FB:

My entire milita are rotting; and half of them are blind. The War Bear I assigned to my Milita Commander has all four paws rotting.

The result? My milita; who are completely incapable of fighting now and have been relived of duty due to it; are wandering around causing clouds of maisma everywhere. Especially the bear which follows my ex-Milita Commander.

I'm not sure if I should be impressed that my Doctors kept the army alive... or upset at the fact that because my doctors kept them alive my fort is being filled with purple clouds.

Of note is I'm unsure as to how my milita are alive when their faces have rotted off.

Regardless... I need a new militia. And perhaps devise a way to fight FB's without this happening again.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 05:23:24 am by Raikaria »
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51965 on: February 18, 2018, 09:14:53 am »

I thought this was a rather quiet spot, we're even at peace with the goblins, and now: wereelephant attack! Not even half a year after I embarked!

The beast is slowed down by my animals, but not quite enough... three dwarves are just a few tiles away from the doors when the crazed elephant monster is upon them. The last one, a farmer, is unlucky and gets torn apart... thankfully the beast breaks his upper spine first.

Nish Okilmeng saved two other dwarves by holding on to his limbs as long as possible. He will be remembered and is survived by Bėmbul Hoistgloves, his pet rabbit.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51966 on: February 18, 2018, 02:55:53 pm »

Made a trap lined bridge over a moat im going to fill with lava, which leads to my trade depot, the tunnel to which xan also be flooded with lava or separated into a long zig zag trap corridor.

One of the monster slayers showed up with two artifact weapons; a bow and a halberd. Im keeping them. Locked him in a room until he dies
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51967 on: February 18, 2018, 03:05:28 pm »

One of the monster slayers showed up with two artifact weapons; a bow and a halberd. Im keeping them. Locked him in a room until he dies
Are they artifacts from moods or just common weapons that were named by the slayer?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51968 on: February 18, 2018, 03:18:09 pm »

One of the monster slayers showed up with two artifact weapons; a bow and a halberd. Im keeping them. Locked him in a room until he dies

And then a siege army will come when they hear of his death.

And they will be slaughtered by some guy carrying those two weapons.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51969 on: February 18, 2018, 05:51:02 pm »

We got attacked by a Roc. It slaughtered a couple of dwarves as I tried to lure it into a cage trap. Then it got wrestled to death by a few militia stragglers who were on their way to the burrows behind the cage traps but got overtaken by the roc. Oh well.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51970 on: February 18, 2018, 05:55:04 pm »

Crazypulleys is now officially a Barony.

We received our second Siege; allowing my rebuilt Marksdwarf corp a time to shine. The Goblin forces were 18 strong...

Everything was going well; my Dwarves refusing to stand next to fortifications notwithstanding; until three holes opened in the ground above my barracks again; and a Marksgoblin decided to stand next to a hole just as one of my Marksdwarves was making a break for ammo. The result? The Marksdwarf has lost use of his legs; nerve damage. But a crossbow only needs one arm; he has a good aim; and a crutch. In fact; he killed one of the blighters.

Eventually; my crossbow wielders started getting enough xp to not have to stand with their noses to the fortifications to fire; and we quickly killed 2 more Goblins; as well as one of the ones which fell into a hole that my melees quickly dealt with.

Total result of the battle: Crazypulleys losses - 0; Goblin losses: 3 Dead; 5 captured; 4 injured badly; several with minor injuries

Now; I need to move my barracks deeper underground so my arrows don't make skylights. Also to collect the Goblinite and give my melee dwarves a bit of live practise on some unarmed; stripped prisoners... or maybe I should turn them into pincushions with a fireing squad...
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51971 on: February 19, 2018, 04:31:32 am »

There are two adventurers in my tavern, both seeking information about the location of Cradleddrills, a valuable wood opal crown. The artifact in question is currently on display in my museum. I'm tempted to let them both know about it and see what happens.

In other news, a ghostly speardwarf is petitioning for residence. Err... should I let him in?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51972 on: February 19, 2018, 06:36:22 am »

YES! Then look what will happen.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51973 on: February 19, 2018, 07:52:05 am »

Well I did, and got a message of a ghostly speardwarf having risen and haunting the fortress. To my surprise he could actually be drafted to a militia squad, so I did that too. Now he follows the squad everywhere it goes; he obeys movement orders and hangs around when others are sparring. I haven't seen him spar yet himself, though. He can't even fight, it looks like he's trying to charge opponents but then passes through them harmlessly. Maybe he can scare some enemies to death.

I think I will keep Dakost the Friendly Ghost around for a bit. He seems to be a very well-mannered spectre; haven't even haunted any of my citizens yet.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51974 on: February 19, 2018, 10:48:51 am »

Can you give him proper weapons, if so, will he use real weapons on real targets to do real damage, or do ghost wielded weapons phase right through
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