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Author Topic: Archcrystal: 470 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]  (Read 286810 times)

Sethatos

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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #240 on: February 24, 2017, 04:05:55 pm »

Just a quick update, I thought I'd show how the tower and fortress in hell are coming along. The glass tower now rises 82 z levels. 49 to go before we break the surface.
I also filled the sides with magma as it goes down through the semi molten rock just for fun.

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I thought I'd also show the different levels of the hell fortress.

Top level: I've started the prison wing to the right. And done more work on the zoo.

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2nd Level:

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3rd level:

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4th level:

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Bottom level:

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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #241 on: February 24, 2017, 05:37:11 pm »

- Hm, dwarven power mining, right. Any plans for those four empty rooms on each z?

-Given the above, kind of surprising tbh that you havethe original slade landscape relatively untouched.

- unexpected location for cave dragons. Are they currently being trained?

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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #242 on: February 24, 2017, 05:51:06 pm »

- Hm, dwarven power mining, right. Any plans for those four empty rooms on each z?

-Given the above, kind of surprising tbh that you havethe original slade landscape relatively untouched.

- unexpected location for cave dragons. Are they currently being trained?

Yeah when I made the hole in the semi molten rock with hfs pit command it revealed the slade area beneath it. It was a strange quirk of the command.

I'm leaving the slade landscape as is because I'm going to mold the glass fortress around it's features so that the fortress won't be just a big glass box, but more like something boxy that grew around it. Plus it will save enormously on blocks.

The cave dragons are there temporarily until I build their quarters. They get trained constantly as they will never be fully "tamed".
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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #243 on: February 24, 2017, 06:05:58 pm »

Oh I see what you're saying now. The top level in hell is empty naturally, there was no slade there to begin with, hence the top level will be all glass.

The four rooms on each level in the glass tower are burial rooms for each dwarf when they die. The bottommost set of four rooms however will be where we put the beehives when the surface is reached, because theoretically I should be able to farm honey even down in hell if there's no natural wall above it. And I mean it is glass after all ;)
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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #244 on: February 24, 2017, 08:58:22 pm »

That's way more impressive than my hell bunker. Yours is a massive clear glass citadel whereas mine was a small gneiss bunker, barely housing 20 dwarves.

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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #245 on: February 25, 2017, 12:07:04 am »

Pretty much Seathos beat out the original lord of hell, in making Hell into Paradise. To think of all the Dwarves who died building it, and not being able to see what their sacrifice made. Once you build the tower Sethatos, you should make a memorial for all who died. Maybe build a giant war memorial or something. Just some thoughts since none of this would be possible without 300 year old Cave Dragons and 30 heavily armed construction workers.
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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #246 on: February 25, 2017, 12:44:51 am »

Once you build the tower Sethatos, you should make a memorial for all who died. Maybe build a giant war memorial or something. Just some thoughts since none of this would be possible without 300 year old Cave Dragons and 30 heavily armed construction workers.

Make a memorial inside the tower, one that spans several stories. I would suggest using something like green glass, to make it shine and stand out in your clear arch of crystal. So whenever a dwarf looks up, they can remember the dead. Whenever a human, an elf, or a demon looks towards the burning sky, they will know who is the master of the world and quiver.
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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #247 on: February 25, 2017, 08:19:55 am »

Also, don't forget to +1 this in the Hall of Legends, itdeserves its spot there
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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #248 on: February 25, 2017, 12:18:52 pm »

Once you build the tower Sethatos, you should make a memorial for all who died. Maybe build a giant war memorial or something. Just some thoughts since none of this would be possible without 300 year old Cave Dragons and 30 heavily armed construction workers.


Make a memorial inside the tower, one that spans several stories. I would suggest using something like green glass, to make it shine and stand out in your clear arch of crystal. So whenever a dwarf looks up, they can remember the dead. Whenever a human, an elf, or a demon looks towards the burning sky, they will know who is the master of the world and quiver.

These are great ideas and I will definitely make something like it. I was originally just going to use each floor as burial chambers so that everyone can see the dead who made what the living enjoy possible., as they walk down from the surface into the fortress.
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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #249 on: February 25, 2017, 08:49:13 pm »

Idea: after you do this tower to the surface, implement that dwarven AI that was abandoned in 2014.

In hell, of course.  :P
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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #250 on: February 26, 2017, 02:12:42 am »

Also, don't forget to +1 this in the Hall of Legends, it deserves its spot there
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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #251 on: February 26, 2017, 10:50:30 pm »

Once you build the tower Sethatos, you should make a memorial for all who died. Maybe build a giant war memorial or something. Just some thoughts since none of this would be possible without 300 year old Cave Dragons and 30 heavily armed construction workers.


Make a memorial inside the tower, one that spans several stories. I would suggest using something like green glass, to make it shine and stand out in your clear arch of crystal. So whenever a dwarf looks up, they can remember the dead. Whenever a human, an elf, or a demon looks towards the burning sky, they will know who is the master of the world and quiver.

These are great ideas and I will definitely make something like it. I was originally just going to use each floor as burial chambers so that everyone can see the dead who made what the living enjoy possible., as they walk down from the surface into the fortress.

I think it's a little unfair to forget about all the Giant Tigers that died for the cause, truly fearless they were. *removes hat*

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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #252 on: February 26, 2017, 11:18:52 pm »

Once you build the tower Sethatos, you should make a memorial for all who died. Maybe build a giant war memorial or something. Just some thoughts since none of this would be possible without 300 year old Cave Dragons and 30 heavily armed construction workers.


Make a memorial inside the tower, one that spans several stories. I would suggest using something like green glass, to make it shine and stand out in your clear arch of crystal. So whenever a dwarf looks up, they can remember the dead. Whenever a human, an elf, or a demon looks towards the burning sky, they will know who is the master of the world and quiver.

These are great ideas and I will definitely make something like it. I was originally just going to use each floor as burial chambers so that everyone can see the dead who made what the living enjoy possible., as they walk down from the surface into the fortress.

I think it's a little unfair to forget about all the Giant Tigers that died for the cause, truly fearless they were. *removes hat*
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Re: Archcrystal: 320 years in a fortress [SPOILERS]
« Reply #253 on: March 01, 2017, 07:18:56 am »

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« Reply #254 on: March 02, 2017, 01:06:28 pm »

Thanks everyone for your continued interest and the votes in the Hall of Legends!

I've just downloaded the new starter pack, and am running dfhack with the game again. It automatically purged the Dead/Missing list of over 7000 units. After that and a couple of autodumps and a clean all the fps went from 7 to 12. So hopefully things will be moving a bit faster from now on.
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