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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 3379340 times)

Robsoie

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52110 on: April 16, 2018, 09:23:15 am »

Didn't thought about that, it's a good point as while it may make the drowning system a bit more complex as it will require more lever-controlled doors, at least it leave an usable hospital during the werebeast removal process.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52111 on: April 16, 2018, 12:19:05 pm »

I don't bother removing were-beast if I can just wall them off in their 1x3 size hospital room, does no harm to the rest of the fort to let them sit there forever.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52112 on: April 16, 2018, 06:28:36 pm »

A goblin thief sneaked in my above-ground wooden village (population 20). Five recruits with training axes (my only defense) ran after him. In the heat of the chase, they fell into a pond and drowned. Idiots.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52113 on: April 17, 2018, 05:44:43 am »

The rest of the population was left to ponder their demise.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52114 on: April 17, 2018, 01:02:17 pm »

Because of a bug i had a werebeast show up to my fort as a migrant. She promptly beqt the shit out of my militiamen. Nobody transformed, but the two badly wounded guys i locked in a room to wait. They endes up starving to death.

The next animal in that migrant wave was made of fire, and berserk, so that burned the grass around them and generally made a mess. It was overall a pretty dumb chain of events. I ended up retiring that fort anyway, maybe ill have better luck next time.

This world has only two extant civs that dont live in caves anyway; humans of the triangular kingdom and the goblins of the steel claws or something like that. In that last year the humans took over all of the abandoned sites across the world and now effectively rule it, which is neat.
The rest of thw population including the playable civs are cave dwelling ones that dont have access to mechanisms or much protective gear, but do have, apparently, weresalamanders and loes. Which is a bit dangerous.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52115 on: April 17, 2018, 04:15:02 pm »

The rest of the population was left to ponder their demise.

Do I see a pun here?..hm...anyway, the next squad of morons soldiers fell into the pond AGAIN, but this time I channeled all the water out of it. This time the thief wasn't so lucky.
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Robsoie

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52116 on: April 17, 2018, 05:40:53 pm »

"An ambush! Curse all friends of nature !"

A squad of 8 elves got spotted right in front of my village gates

I sent my full military squad, as usually when it happens there's a hundred more elves soldiers roaming around waiting to be spotted.

Those 8 elves were utterly annihilated.
Checking the items they left behind i noticed none has any wooden weapon or wooden armor , and the majority of them were carrying 2 or 3 books.
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How odd, i wonder if they were supposed to be some elven scholar group wanting to consult my mini library filled with several parchments and quires (that no copy exist out of there) wrote by my fortress own scholar that is just completely obsessed with valves and moving water.
But they had the bad luck of belonging to the faction of elves that has been attacking us nearly every years and lost several hundred of soldiers to my legendary warriors only managing to kill the odd peasant wandering where he shouldn't have.

Those elves should have known better than to try to assault my fortress with books after all those years in trying to murder us with wooden stuff, their mistake.
At least it means more training for the new peasant squad i had added recently, and more book for the library
« Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 05:43:16 pm by Robsoie »
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52117 on: April 17, 2018, 05:47:35 pm »

As it turns out, the pen was in fact a poor choice for melee combat in comparison to the sword.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52118 on: April 17, 2018, 05:49:00 pm »

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Because of a bug i had a werebeast show up to my fort as a migrant.
The game is meant to filter out werebeasts from hist-figs selected for immigration?
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52119 on: April 17, 2018, 05:59:34 pm »

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Because of a bug i had a werebeast show up to my fort as a migrant.
The game is meant to filter out werebeasts from hist-figs selected for immigration?

I don't think that's a bug. I think that citizens that happen to be werebeasts can definitely migrate, much as vampires sometimes do.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52120 on: April 18, 2018, 01:03:58 pm »

Delethavuz Rabur "Polishedmines The Glowing Hearth" now has survived without any attacks for over 2 years although all civs are at war with the elves and the goblins and is currently having a dwarfsplosion.
we carved 80 rooms for dorfs and am now at 141 dorfs so we are now making room for the rest.
my mayor luckily only forbids gauntlets to be produced or sold and asked for a nickel cabinet, which i could not create in time, because we don't have any nickel-bearing ores.
the defences are almost done. we do not have any food production yet and we're selling stonecrafts for a living.
the forge has been erected and we've got enough trees to run the ovens nonstop to anger the elves.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52121 on: April 18, 2018, 10:50:21 pm »

Were creatures have been regularly harassing my fortress. First were-panthers now were-camels. For the most part I've been able to just keep them out with drawbridges but recently a were-camel showed up while I was still trying to get my squad of swordsdwarves used to the sun. They didn't have much a chance so I brought out my elite squad of mercenaries to assist. The were-camel killed one and injured three others before the mercenaries took it down.

I knew what to expect but I had a hell of a time getting the injured dwarves segregated. I basically ended up having my mercenaries follow them around until they changed and they took them out before any damage could be done. Fortunately one of the injured dwarves didn't change. I guess his hand was just mangled through some kind of wrestling move.

This could have easily been one of those events that took down my entire fort but luck was on my side this time.
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« Reply #52122 on: April 19, 2018, 02:08:49 am »

My former queen turned out to be a necromancer and fled the court with her lover and her general 80 years ago. The civilization was only ±100 people strong, in only one city. My roleplay goal was to find and kill the traitor queen, so I started a fortress near two necromancer towers.

Long story short: 10 years later, the two towers are in ruins and the necromancers are dead, the reports full of heroic demises, tactical incompetence and war rhinoceros saving the day with stomping charges through the ranks of the dead.

The traitor queen, her general and her lover are dead, ironically, at the hands of a humal lord consort, who asked residence and showed some martial prowess. The statues celebrating his deed describe him in the moment of stabbing a necromancer in the eye.

The squads brought back a lot of books about astronomy, what looks like the necromancers personal love diaries and letters about false friendship and unrequited love.

Now the goblin siegers, my main source of iron, are ramping up their war effort, and I doubt I can hold the fortress for much longer.

I can't believe how much drama and interest the lates updates added. Maybe I should start playing adventurer and visit  the site of the battles with the necromancers.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52123 on: April 19, 2018, 03:11:51 pm »

New embark, building a great library. Already have buttloads of books both purchased from the caravan and written by visitors thanks to embarking with/buying a load of parchment/sheets. I found the aquifer, like 30 z-levels up a mountainside, and accidentally made a new river with it. I have almost no flat ground to work with here, basically just the top of the plateau, and one mountainside I shaved down to create a small flat area. The library has sunlight now, thankfully, and since the dwarves love spending so much time there that should help prevent cave adaptation. I'm just going to fill this cliff face with holes and pretend its defensible, I think. It's really going to be a nightmare to defend.

Havent been attacked by werebeasts yet, which is a refreshing change of pace.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #52124 on: April 19, 2018, 03:21:41 pm »

The whole “pen vs. sword” debate is really a commentary of ranges. If two people were locked in a broom closet, or a smaller space, the pan is clearly the superior weapon, as the sword cannot be used properly. At ranges larger than a broom closet, but smaller than city, the sword becomes the optimal weapon, as the pen takes time to be effective. At any scale larger than that, the pen once again becomes mightier.
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