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Author Topic: Deathtrap: The doomed fort run by a novice in a world of demonic creatures  (Read 1734 times)

Rethi-Eli

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Journal of Rethi-Eli, Bringer of the Creeping Shadow

I have lost track of the day. We have struck a copious deposit of gypsum, as well as smaller deposits of sphalerite and chalcopyrite, an ore of copper. We still have not found any iron. I fear that it may not be present in sedimentary layers. If that is the case, then we may have to acquire steel through war with the dwarves.

I hope it does not come to that.

We have also separated the feral and brutish donkeys from our docile giant cave spiders. While they aren't amicable in any way, donkeys may prove to be a valuable war animal due to their ferocity and pure unbridled rage.

As a sidenote, we found a tortured horror near our wagon. Tortured horrors, small humanoid creatures that are often insane, are considered a foul omen by our people. The tortured horror was murmuring something about a "scalebeast". I know not what this means.







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Rethi-Eli

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Journal of Rethi-Eli

3rd day of the dwarven month Limestone, 518 W.E.

The first autumn has fallen upon us, bringing with it a caravan from the homeland! They brought with them a dwarven calendar, so I may now document the days on which important happenings occur. For some reason, it seems that we are alone in this strange land... nary a caravan from another civilized nation. Indeed, the homeland didn't even send a liaison. Or perhaps it did, and they simply perished on the way. I dearly the fables of the terror beasts are true...

We sold quite a bit of the gemstones we retrieved in mining, and in return received some rudimentary equipment for our militia, need combat be necessary.

A small wave of migrants has arrived from the homeland, bringing with them a number of valuables. I fear that if our population grows too large, we may attract unwanted attention. A number of our stonecarvers, the artist Imic among them, carved a number of images in the rock of our quarry. They depict the Creeping Shadow, the patron of the homeland and the one who brought us to this land.

Food is copious and spirits are high. Perhaps this won't turn out to be a disaster. I can only hope my worries are for naught...

17th day of the dwarven month Limestone, 518

Finally, good news amongst these foreboding omens! We have struck hematite, one of the most valued ores of iron! If we are able to secure some flux stone, we can create steel, which will certainly have a great influence with the caravans and help us defend our settlement.

I shall write more in a week.
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Rethi-Eli

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Well, uh, I accidentally deleted DF from my computer

No more Deathtrap I guess.

Just leaving the link in my thread for posterity.
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Herodian

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That's a damn shame.
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The world is grey, the mountains old,
The forge's fire is ashen-cold;
No harp is wrung, no hammer falls:
The darkness dwells in Durin's halls;
The shadow lies upon his tomb
In Moria, in Khazad-dm.

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Uh. What abot recovering from trash?
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On a fun note, all of the beds just starting disintegrating

Rethi-Eli

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Uh. What abot recovering from trash?
Oh.

That's a good idea.
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uristjack

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we are starting to smelt our gaullinite

Gaullinite? What? Is this a metal made exclusively out of Frenchmen?

No wonder it's worse than iron. All the baguettes cause structural problems within the metal, you see.
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Rethi-Eli

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we are starting to smelt our gaullinite

Gaullinite? What? Is this a metal made exclusively out of Frenchmen?

No wonder it's worse than iron. All the baguettes cause structural problems within the metal, you see.

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Authority2

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Are you sure you're a novice? o:
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Rethi-Eli

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Are you sure you're a novice? o:
omg I forgot about this

And yes, quite. I'm only on my 5th fort, although this may be attributed to the fact that I play adventure mode a lot more than fortress mode. In any case, I've pretty much abandoned this considering that I forgot to give my playable race axes, thereby inhibiting their ability to cut down trees. Since the new megabeast practically exterminated the elves, I can't get any wood, so I gave up.

Because of this, I'll release the raws for the megabeast if you want it in your respective games:
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[CREATURE:WYRM_HORROR]
[DESCRIPTION:A gigantic, scaled, fire-breathing worm-like horror. It is deadly and huge, possessing rows of sharp teeth in its mouth.
[NAME:wyrm horror:wyrm horrors:wyrm horror]
[CASTE_NAME:wyrm horror:wyrm horrors:wyrm horror]
[CREATURE_TILE:'W'][COLOR:4:0:1]
[BIOME:ANY_LAND]
[FREQUENCY:5]
[CAN_DO_INTERACTION:MATERIAL_EMISSION]
[CDI:ADV_NAME:Breathe fire]
[CDI:USAGE_HINT:ATTACK]
[CDI:BP_REQUIRED:BY_CATEGORY:MOUTH]
[CDI:FLOW:DRAGONFIRE]
[CDI:TARGET:C:LINE_OF_SIGHT]
[CDI:TARGET_RANGE:C:15]
[CDI:MAX_TARGET_NUMBER:C:1]
[CDI:WAIT_PERIOD:50]
[FIREIMMUNE_SUPER]
[FANCIFUL]
[LARGE_PREDATOR]
[MEGABEAST][DIFFICULTY:10]
[ATTACK_TRIGGER:80:10000:100000]
[SPHERE:FIRE]
[SPHERE:DEATH]
[CURIOUSBEAST_ITEM]
[NOFEAR][NOEXERT][NONAUSEA][NOPAIN][NOSTUN]
[BUILDINGDESTROYER:2]
[GRASSTRAMPLE:50]
[BONECARN]
[PREFSTRING:glowing eyes]
[BODY:BODY_WITH_HEAD_FLAG:HEART:GUTS:2EYES:ORGANS:BRAIN:MOUTH:TONGUE:GENERIC_TEETH_WITH_LARGE_EYE_TEETH:RIBCAGE:8_SIMPLE_HEAD_ARMS]
[BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:STANDARD_MATERIALS]
[REMOVE_MATERIAL:SKIN]
[REMOVE_MATERIAL:LEATHER]
[REMOVE_MATERIAL:PARCHMENT]
[REMOVE_MATERIAL:HAIR]
[USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:SCALE:SCALE_TEMPLATE]
[BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:STANDARD_TISSUES]
[REMOVE_TISSUE:SKIN]
[REMOVE_TISSUE:HAIR]
[USE_TISSUE_TEMPLATE:SCALE:SCALE_TEMPLATE]
[BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:VERTEBRATE_TISSUE_LAYERS:SCALE:FAT:MUSCLE:BONE:CARTILAGE]
[BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:LEATHERY_EGG_MATERIALS]
[SELECT_TISSUE_LAYER:HEART:BY_CATEGORY:HEART]
[PLUS_TISSUE_LAYER:SCALE:BY_CATEGORY:THROAT]
[TL_MAJOR_ARTERIES]
[BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:STANDARD_HEAD_POSITIONS]
[BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:HUMANOID_RIBCAGE_POSITIONS]
[USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:SINEW:SINEW_TEMPLATE]
[TENDONS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:SINEW:200]
[LIGAMENTS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:SINEW:200]
[HAS_NERVES]
[USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:BLOOD:BLOOD_TEMPLATE]
[BLOOD:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:BLOOD:LIQUID]
[CREATURE_CLASS:GENERAL_POISON]
[GETS_WOUND_INFECTIONS]
[GETS_INFECTIONS_FROM_ROT]
[USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:PUS:PUS_TEMPLATE]
[PUS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:PUS:LIQUID]
[BODY_SIZE:0:0:30000000]
[BODY_APPEARANCE_MODIFIER:LENGTH:90:95:98:100:102:105:110]
[BODY_APPEARANCE_MODIFIER:HEIGHT:90:95:98:100:102:105:110]
[BODY_APPEARANCE_MODIFIER:BROADNESS:90:95:98:100:102:105:110]
[ATTACK:BITE:BODYPART_GROUP:BY_CATEGORY:HEAD:BY_CATEGORY:TOOTH]
[ATTACK_SKILL:BITE]
[ATTACK_VERB:bite:bites]
[ATTACK_CONTACT_PERC:100]
[ATTACK_PENETRATION_PERC:100]
[ATTACK_FLAG_EDGE]
[ATTACK_PREPARE_AND_RECOVER:3:3]
[ATTACK_PRIORITY:MAIN]
[ATTACK_FLAG_CANLATCH]
[ALL_ACTIVE]
[MENT_ATT_RANGE:WILLPOWER:3000:3500:3750:4000:4250:4500:5000]
[LAIR:SIMPLE_BURROW:100]
[HABIT_NUM:TEST_ALL]
[NATURAL_SKILL:BITE:7]
[NATURAL_SKILL:GRASP_STRIKE:5]
[NATURAL_SKILL:RANGED_COMBAT:5]
[NATURAL_SKILL:MELEE_COMBAT:5]
[NATURAL_SKILL:DODGING:8]
[NATURAL_SKILL:SITUATIONAL_AWARENESS:16]
[APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_QUADRUPED_GAITS:900:730:561:351:1900:2900] 25 kph
[APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_SWIMMING_GAITS:2990:2257:1525:731:4300:6100] 12 kph
[APPLY_CREATURE_VARIATION:STANDARD_CRAWLING_GAITS:2990:2257:1525:731:4300:6100] 12 kph
[SWIMS_INNATE]
[HOMEOTHERM:10040]
[CASTE:FEMALE]
[FEMALE]
[LAYS_EGGS]
[EGG_MATERIAL:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:EGGSHELL:SOLID]
[EGG_MATERIAL:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:EGG_WHITE:LIQUID]
[EGG_MATERIAL:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:EGG_YOLK:LIQUID]
[EGG_SIZE:60]
[CLUTCH_SIZE:10:12]
[CASTE:MALE]
[MALE]
[SELECT_CASTE:ALL]
[SET_TL_GROUP:BY_CATEGORY:ALL:SCALE]
[TL_COLOR_MODIFIER:GREY:1]
[TLCM_NOUN:scales:PLURAL]
[SET_TL_GROUP:BY_CATEGORY:EYE:EYE]
[TL_COLOR_MODIFIER:WHITE:1]
[TLCM_NOUN:eyes:PLURAL]
[SELECT_MATERIAL:ALL]
[MULTIPLY_VALUE:15]
[COLDDAM_POINT:NONE]
[HEATDAM_POINT:NONE]
[IGNITE_POINT:NONE]
[IF_EXISTS_SET_MELTING_POINT:55000]
[IF_EXISTS_SET_BOILING_POINT:57000]
[SPEC_HEAT:30000]
[SELECT_MATERIAL:BLOOD]
[PLUS_MATERIAL:PUS]
[MELTING_POINT:10000]
It's like a dragon, except it's larger and doesn't feel pain, nausea, fatigue, etc.
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