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Sudden fort-wide brawl?
« on: May 11, 2022, 02:12:09 am »

One of my dwarves threw a tantum and attacked some visitors, and all of a sudden everyone in my fort- visitors, citizens, long-term residents, animals- started attacking each other. It doesn't seem like a Loyalty Cascade, since creatures several z-levels away started fighting without being involved in any other fight, DFHack's `fix/loyaltycascade` said "no loyalty cascade found", and no one seems to be using weapons (E: never mind someone just got stabbed in the face). Is this normal for a tantrum? Will it stop on its own, and if not is there anything I can do to stop it?
« Last Edit: May 11, 2022, 02:21:00 am by DDDragoni »
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Re: Sudden fort-wide brawl?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2022, 05:16:29 am »

I was under the impression that loyalty cascades could (and would) jump z-levels and to far edges of the map if there were allegiences involved, by some form of unintended telepathy, so I'm not sure you can assert it not being a loyalty cascade just because it happened in a few places at once. They definitely will fight in the loyalty battle using their own fists, lethal weapons, random mugs of drink, or another dwarfs body parts as weapons.... anything that comes to hand really.

I don't know anything about DFHack though, so can't help you there.

Best thing to do is to try to get as many of them isolated to seperate rooms and locked in, and wait for the fight to die out, in my experience.
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