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davros

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Jerks what be stealing my books
« on: December 04, 2015, 05:59:52 am »

Is this supposed to happen? Guys staying in the fort keep on stealing books, scrolls, etc. If it is supposed to happen, how do I stop it?
« Last Edit: December 04, 2015, 06:02:57 am by davros »
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 06:53:09 am »

Is this supposed to happen? Guys staying in the fort keep on stealing books, scrolls, etc. If it is supposed to happen, how do I stop it?

make a gigantic library complex

fill it with books most arcane

trap it with trigger plates trapping whoever steps inside

they slowly wither away for months doing nothing but reading and starving

when they die I open a secret hatch so my dwarves can loot the books they carried with them to my fort

every year the Library's great archive grows even more

It's like I'm operating a trap for really dump D&D players.
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 08:04:45 am »

I swear people are stealing my weapons too. I lost an iron lash I traded some humans for that one of my dwarves had equipped. Suddenly his item was 'missing'. Books are one thing but bitches don't be stealing my weapons, I keel u o_o
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 08:19:58 am »

I swear people are stealing my weapons too. I lost an iron lash I traded some humans for that one of my dwarves had equipped. Suddenly his item was 'missing'. Books are one thing but bitches don't be stealing my weapons, I keel u o_o
This is because multiculturalism isn't something dwarves should practice.
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 08:49:41 am »

I've yet to really experiment with the settings, but have you changed your library to citizens only?
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 01:06:48 pm »

I have had several quires written by my scholars and then immediately taken by a visitor and never put back on the shelf (which means I couldn't bind them) and then eventually the visitor left with the book.
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2015, 01:15:19 pm »

It looks like Toady has introduced adventurers in fortress mode! That's exactly the kind of thing human controlled characters would do when they can get away with it. Let's just wait until the bugs are fixed so they take you furniture, metal bars, and everything else that isn't nailed down (unless the nails can be stolen too).
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2015, 01:16:20 pm »

I haven't been able to find any libraries in adventure mode.
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2015, 04:08:36 pm »

It looks like Toady has introduced adventurers in fortress mode! That's exactly the kind of thing human controlled characters would do when they can get away with it. Let's just wait until the bugs are fixed so they take you furniture, metal bars, and everything else that isn't nailed down (unless the nails can be stolen too).
Fun fact, in adventure mode now you can topple statues that have been placed as furniture, then pick them up and walk away with them. Or beat someone to death with them.
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2015, 05:53:32 pm »

I swear people are stealing my weapons too. I lost an iron lash I traded some humans for that one of my dwarves had equipped. Suddenly his item was 'missing'. Books are one thing but bitches don't be stealing my weapons, I keel u o_o
This is because multiculturalism isn't something dwarves should practice.
Sure it is, there's nothing like having some whips around to OP kill the dumb Giant Capybaras that keep killing my people. Also human mercenaries make great meat shields.
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2015, 11:19:29 pm »

The idea of people absconding with your books isn't a horrible idea. Its a very real library problem. It just shouldn't happen this often.
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2015, 11:31:53 pm »

The idea of people absconding with your books isn't a horrible idea. Its a very real library problem. It just shouldn't happen this often.

I agree on this entirely.  And there should be hum.  A scribe or fortress guard to stop you if you try walking out with library property if you haven't properly checked it out.
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2015, 11:38:14 pm »

The idea of people absconding with your books isn't a horrible idea. Its a very real library problem. It just shouldn't happen this often.

If a visitor borrows a book from the library and fails to return it on time, they must pay the late fee or the hammerer will dispense dwarven justice!
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2015, 02:47:07 am »

Does binding a book in magma-proof material make the whole book magma-proof? Because if so I think I found a way to get books back from visitors
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Re: Jerks what be stealing my books
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2015, 06:07:29 am »

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Well, we've got the sheriff/captain of the guard.
Why not just have it where books taken out of a library by outsiders be a crime?
Dwarven justice for thieves.
Hammered and permanent imprisonment.
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