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Author Topic: What's going on in your fort?  (Read 4091715 times)

ArrowheadArcher

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55740 on: January 12, 2021, 04:47:25 pm »

What's going on in my fort? A lot actually. I built a thunder dome-type megaproject called the Dorferdome, to dispose of POWs.



Soon after it, a goblin siege came upon my fort. It's large for a fort of my size. My military held their ground good. 









We won to say the least.
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vekar

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55741 on: January 12, 2021, 08:35:28 pm »

Thobkubuk (Girderlance) has fallen, it took nearly ten years but the influx of brave (insane) migrants was not enough. Population hit 167 dwarves but two goblin sieges, one human siege (we did kinda start that one) and a werebeast attack... Too many dwarves were reduced to haggard husks that wandered the halls sobbing or screaming. Crime swept the fortress in never ending tidal waves, adults and even children were beaten over and over again. The hammerer lost his mind and hid in a guild hall whispering to himself while the captain of the guard went around beating out the teeth of children and adults alike. Many were grievously wounded and died in the hospital from his beatings, others went insane not long after and rampaged through the fortress. One lost his mind and slew a fellow dwarf in order to make a spiked dwarf spine scepter, he was beaten nearly to death, went insane, attacked a dwarf, was hacked down and forgotten. The crypt was so vast it took up a level all to itself and was packed with corpses, two dwarves committed suicide in the catacombs, another took their life in the food stockpile and no one moved them for over a year.

Close to the end things continued to spiral out of control, the final goblin siege came, was slaughtered... And the dwarves lost their collective minds. Total chaos again. Tantrum and civil war gripped the golden fortress once more as human thieves ran from the fort carrying artifacts but everyone was so busy slaying each other nothing could be done. FPS fell to 2 and stayed there, never going over. Of 167 dwarves? One third were still alive when I abandoned them to their fates. The slaughter was still ongoing as the overseer packed his bags and strolled from the fortress and off to the next disaster, but as he left... A necromancer snuck into the tavern and raised some 40 corpses as zombies as a nice, final touch. Anything still living in the tavern died instantly, FPS fell to 1 and tavern guests who were a little faster than others were shoving each other out of the way as they ran screaming for the main gate.

But... Twas locked. And I threw away the key.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55742 on: January 13, 2021, 10:03:10 am »

On the hillside, among the young trees and ferns, a stone slab stands, and on the slab, these words appear:

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55743 on: January 14, 2021, 08:58:16 am »

Thobkubuk (Girderlance) has fallen, it took nearly ten years ... (snip) ... Twas locked. And I threw away the key.

This was unusually epic.  Thanks for the story.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55744 on: January 14, 2021, 07:31:42 pm »

Six elves a'charring, five dead kitten, four destroyed buildings, three fire blasts, two masterworks gone, and a dragon in a cage trap.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55745 on: January 16, 2021, 10:40:25 am »

War dogs have been replaced by war grizzly bears.  Not the final goal, but a step in the right direction.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55746 on: January 17, 2021, 12:44:15 pm »

Six elves a'charring, five dead kitten, four destroyed buildings, three fire blasts, two masterworks gone, and a dragon in a cage trap.
That's a whole story in one sentence.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55747 on: January 17, 2021, 12:59:38 pm »

Six elves a'charring, five dead kitten, four destroyed buildings, three fire blasts, two masterworks gone, and a dragon in a cage trap.
That's a whole story in one sentence.

In unrelated news, my plans for a more permanent fortress now include a second wave-motion gun.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55748 on: January 19, 2021, 08:20:54 pm »

Divemountain, Early Summer 290

Few years ago my parent civ The Lantern of Calming got into a war with a neighboring elven civilization, The Leafy Cactus. It didn't really affect my remote fortress far away from the heartlands, although it was sad to lose those yearly elven caravans bringing in all those exotic and delicious food animals.
Then, after few years of distant warfare:

An ambush! Curse all friends of nature!

I quickly zoom in to see what they're bringing and it looks like... the elven caravan?

Could it be? Few elves with familiar names from their last visit, now armed with spears and bows. Some camels, oddly still loaded with trade goods. That shouldn't be possible...

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...but it is. One of the animals is even carrying the same damn roast pot I sold to them few years back.

After all these years this game still manages to surprise.


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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55749 on: January 20, 2021, 04:45:58 am »

As I prepare to modify the entrance to the first cavern to capture a GCS, I see a hunter going for an elk bird as the spider draws near. "No you idiot! Come back! Those are deadly!" I say as she charges the big spider. But apparently the hunter knew what she was doing, she laid the smackdown on the GCS with her freaking fists like it was no big deal and casually went back to hunting elk birds, leaving it bruised on the floor.

Sometimes the game impresses me and mortifies me at the same time.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55750 on: January 20, 2021, 07:23:45 am »

"Magma Crab has given birth to triplets."

Great.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55751 on: January 21, 2021, 09:27:27 am »

Sometimes the game impresses me and mortifies me at the same time.

That is why DF is so much !!!FUN!!!, you never know what will happen next.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55752 on: January 21, 2021, 09:32:28 am »

I never posted this story but I will now all these years later because it suddenly sprung to mind:

Long, long ago... Many versions back, there was a fort that came under assault by a FB that breathed flame. Now, my fort had no seals to keep it out and the brave (sacrificial) militia ran down the tunnels and stairwells to deal with the beast as it cooked dwarves in the caves. Some militia failed to obey and ran after it rather than wait in the stairwell so they could pounce upon it and after almost the entire militia was reduced to ash or molten puddles came salvation: a sword dwarf. He managed, somehow, to clamber on top of the thing while on fire and ran its brain through. As the dwarf stood triumphant on the FB, armor melting from his body, he held his sword up and screamed out a name for it which translated to "Screaming Flaming Agony." His howl reverberated through the fort and no sooner had he named his sword than he turned to ash and was no more. All that remained of this brave dwarf of a sword stuck in the ground, it lived up to its reputation and was a "cursed" item that always got the owner killed but not before getting glorious kills.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55753 on: January 21, 2021, 08:50:23 pm »

Check out this interesting combination of traits that results in tantrums with no stress.  He attacked a cat, NBD yet.  I love DF!

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- "The spinning kea left upper leg strikes the miner in the lower front teeth, but there is no force!"... DF
- "The spinning cabbage strikes the militia captain in the lower body, but there is no force!"... DF
- Ingiz Etesoddom (dwarf surgeon) "Is deliberately cruel to those unfortunate enough to be subject to their sadism." ... DF
- "And people call those of us who prefer simple ASCII style graphics "elitist""... Shonai_Dweller

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #55754 on: January 24, 2021, 10:02:01 pm »

Ghosts gotta train while they haunt.

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- "The spinning kea left upper leg strikes the miner in the lower front teeth, but there is no force!"... DF
- "The spinning cabbage strikes the militia captain in the lower body, but there is no force!"... DF
- Ingiz Etesoddom (dwarf surgeon) "Is deliberately cruel to those unfortunate enough to be subject to their sadism." ... DF
- "And people call those of us who prefer simple ASCII style graphics "elitist""... Shonai_Dweller
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