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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 3691475 times)

Shonai_Dweller

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51810 on: February 23, 2018, 08:31:20 pm »

So the good news is that my militia successfully repelled the fort's first siege. The bad news is that almost everyone died. Congratulations on your promotion to militia commander, Onget Trussroads.
"Almost" everyone sounds like a victory to me. Open for migration! Step carefully on the way in...
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51811 on: February 24, 2018, 08:20:24 am »

First siege of new fort. My 5 dwarf squad killed all the goblins (there were 5 or so crossbows and 2 maces), only two were wounded. One of them got an arrow in his stomach and the other got his ribs shattered by a mace.

The arrow wound is unfortunately infected, even after use of soap by the doctors. It's unlikely that the dwarf will survive a stomach infection, which is kinda realistic since during the middle ages a gut wound was pretty much guaranteed to kill you slowly.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51812 on: February 24, 2018, 10:09:11 am »

A Minotaur arrived!

While I could have killed it; or used it for live training; I've decided to take a particually dwarfy route, although this means my 'Guest' will need to wait around a bit.

I've done to some of my empty Z-levels before the massive 50+ levels cavern; and dug out a 2 Z-level labyrinth for the Minotaur to inhabit. I shall smooth all the stone. I shall place within it floodgates and pressure switches. And I shall even place some iron weapons strewn about [I'll just forbid axes from my weapon stockpiles. I don't use Axes].

For things that have 'earnt' a better death than merely execution in the pit; I shall place into the Maze. Should they defeat the Minotaur? They may live out their eternity within until I find a new inhabitant. Perhaps grunt Goblins will be executed while their commander gets the Maze. Or low-rank Goblins get the Maze. Who knows.

In other news; my Hammerdwarves are nearly fully kitted in fine Steel.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51813 on: February 24, 2018, 10:09:57 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.

Perhaps you could use Dakost to train water creatures? http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2014:Animal_trainer#Training_water_creatures There's a section on this page on how to do this, for it cannot be done by normal dwarves. It's fairly useless, but perhaps with a bit of modding...
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51814 on: February 24, 2018, 01:42:13 pm »

Has anyone figured out the solution to the endless traveling bug?

I've got a dwarf that is permanently marked as traveling after a mission, and I can't even change the alert status for the squad.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51815 on: February 24, 2018, 06:07:03 pm »

Perhaps you could use Dakost to train water creatures? http://dwarffortresswiki.org/index.php/DF2014:Animal_trainer#Training_water_creatures There's a section on this page on how to do this, for it cannot be done by normal dwarves. It's fairly useless, but perhaps with a bit of modding...

Assuming I can get him to apply for full citizenship, yes, I might try that. There aren't that many jobs in the fortress that won't require a pair of corporeal hands, so it's either that or entertainment business.

In other news, a wife of a mercenary serving in the fortress has arrived in search of an artifact. Looks like she isn't going to bugger off anytime soon; she already shares a bedroom with her husband, despite having no status in Goodanvils. I fear she is here to stay.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51816 on: February 24, 2018, 11:38:58 pm »

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51817 on: February 25, 2018, 12:46:21 am »

I tried to replace workflow with a new and upgraded manager interface. It works reasonably well for 90% of tasks, but for other 10% I see overproduction (because limits are not respected for unknown reasons for some particular items, tasks are getting resumed - backpacks, waterskins), and a cancelation spam (because reagent limits are not respected as well, despite showing green/red correctly in the task details).

I'll be switching back to workflow in the next fort.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51818 on: February 25, 2018, 02:56:46 am »

Today's mission was to embark near a vast minotaur civ and see how quickly they can be provoked into war. Wasn't quite expecting the actual embark site to be a camp of 15 minotaur warriors.

Well, minotaurs are civilized beasts. Show them we mean no harm and quickly get on with fortress building and there'll be no trouble right?

That worked at first, the bulls were happy to go about their business as we went about ours.

Not sure what triggered it. Perhaps the undead raven attack? Maybe the broker got into an argument. Whatever it was, it wasn't pretty. Minotaurs are awfully efficient killers (they also finished off the ravens and the bits of my yak which came back very quickly).

They've left the mason alive and seem to be content having him build his walls by himself. The beasts are all hanging out at the wagon now though so I don't think this is going to end well...
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51819 on: February 25, 2018, 03:48:28 am »

2 captured giant cave crocodiles produced ~100 more cave crocodiles (2x50) in the first year. Just wow. That is a definite upgrade over chickens. Once they mature, they will provide fantastic bonus to my defense. I'll have them sitting in a cage at the entrance, which would be connected to a lever. Just think of it... 100 angry crocs released in the center of a goblin army.

Update: and they instantly laid 100 more eggs! This is madness!
« Last Edit: February 25, 2018, 03:51:38 am by falcn »
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« Reply #51820 on: February 25, 2018, 04:48:22 am »

Today, I Were-Hare came. As I lost a previous fort to two (seperate "waves" of) were-rhinos, I was worried.
The beast killed a goose and then transformed back, quickly leaving the site. "I really need to step up my military efforts now", I thought and went on to produce more steel for my soon-to-be militia.

Another uninvited guest annonced itself: a roc. I've never seen one before and having no military to speak of, I was worried.
How to kill a roc? Let your Lamas handle it! I have an enclosed pasture on a plateau, and for those of you that don't speak french: plateau also means "plate", which is exactly the thing I was serving my animals on. But some of them put on a fight. The roc quickly became tired, before it decided to enter the fortress. Luckily enough, the stone traps I put there were enough to finish the beasts.

Can you train lamas to use as war-beasts?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51821 on: February 25, 2018, 08:08:52 am »

And now, we wait for the vampire to slip up. I'm curious how long they can keep this up.
Got her!
She was another military dwarf (that'll be the first place I look next time). One more sneaky murder without witnesses, but then she got stupid and took a sip from a recruit sleeping in the barracks - thankfully she didn't drain him completely.

One fun side effect of using cages for the jail: if you deconstruct the cages, the dwarf stays inside. Meaning I now have two cages with naked vampires in my animal stockpile. Now, where to put them...

Dumping them in magma would kill them too quickly.
I'd like to throw them into the ocean, have them spend eternity trying to bite the fishes swimming through the bars, but this isn't an ocean embark...

Okay, here's the plan. Next winter, I'll build one of the cages on the frozen river. The vampire will have a nice season outside, experiencing the winter landscape for the last time. Spring through autumn she'll enjoy in the river. And the winter after that, I'll dig her out and see what's left of her!

The other one can wait until I get an adventurer to throw her into the ocean.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51822 on: February 25, 2018, 02:31:51 pm »

Screwing around with dfhack and a nice embark where the savannas meet the mountains. No iron, but I do have cassiterite and tin, and gold, so bronze gear and gold furniture it is! The dwarves have a little tavern but I had to confiscate the mugs and alcohol because so many visitors and even a couple dwarves died.

The map has absolutely no water on it, in any of the caverns or aboveground, and it has no aquifer either. I had to use dfhack to create a source point in a well I dug. I'm digging out a huge artificial chasm as well, since the first cavern is so far down, where I will farm wild cavern flora and fauna. Its taking ages and sucking up my fps, but it will be glorious. Thinking of decorating it with artificial stalagtites and -mites and a little river/pond
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51823 on: February 25, 2018, 08:14:20 pm »

I have a fort in an evil area to challenge myself after having a fortress where nothing came for 10 years.

Now I have horse foal vile gloom zombie and bull calf vile gloom zombie fighting each other. They don't seem to be able to kill each other, as they have been at it for quite a while. Foal was the first to lose its teeth, but calf followed soon after. It looks like some kind of death dance among teeth, there is a lot of them.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #51824 on: February 25, 2018, 09:07:33 pm »

I have a fort in an evil area to challenge myself after having a fortress where nothing came for 10 years.

Now I have horse foal vile gloom zombie and bull calf vile gloom zombie fighting each other. They don't seem to be able to kill each other, as they have been at it for quite a while. Foal was the first to lose its teeth, but calf followed soon after. It looks like some kind of death dance among teeth, there is a lot of them.
The slow death dances of husked animals is scary. I had husked sea otters on one embark and there would be a group of them fighting on the ice or in the water each year, until the ocean refroze, killing some or all of them, then more would arrive later, get husked, and it would happen again. Sea otters are little compared to bulls. A husked bull should be able to wipe out a lot of goblins. Cage it!
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