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Lozzymandias

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Do marksdwarves need to see?
« on: September 18, 2023, 05:00:40 am »

My recent fortress has hit it's maturity, so we have a steady stream of forgotten beasts. The last one had a nasty vapour that caused the infamous "full body rotting" syndrome, and he managed to pass it onto two marksdwarves tasked to shoot him in the cavern gatehouse.

I had written the two affected dwarves off, but miraculously they made it to the hospital and lived long enough to have lots of surgery. I imagine they're hard to look at right now, but they're alive and walking around in full body casts. They're both blind as cave ogres now and I'm wondering they can continue their duties or do they need to get rotated out?

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Re: Do marksdwarves need to see?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2023, 12:05:24 pm »

I thought of the same video ahahahaha

truly, a legendary thing !
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2023, 12:10:48 pm »

I've seen the video some years ago, but now it's not working.
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2023, 07:46:37 pm »

probably not, now that I look at it... DFMA has kind of been in a semi-functional state for a few years now, post-flash.

let me describe it for you, as much as my 15 year old memory of the video allows...

Granite floor tiles lead into the fortress, where in the center of a grand hallway of engraved stone stands a number of archery targets. The screen focuses on an approaching dwarf, Ilral 'Lightning' Sarammebzuth, who presses the crossbow to his shoulder. Ilral is completely blind after terrible injuries suffered in the last siege, but he remains dedicated to his craft . . taking aim, Ilral fires a bolt.

The screen now pauses, focusing on the bolt. Some strange disturbance of physics must have occurred, for the iron bolt has leapt out of the crossbow traveling in the exact opposite direction of the archery target, shooting backwards and clattering against the stone wall behind him. A brilliant trick, indeed!

What's that? It was entirely unintentional? Hmmm....
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2023, 10:54:37 pm »

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2023, 02:18:16 pm »

probably not, now that I look at it... DFMA has kind of been in a semi-functional state for a few years now, post-flash.

let me describe it for you, as much as my 15 year old memory of the video allows...

Granite floor tiles lead into the fortress, where in the center of a grand hallway of engraved stone stands a number of archery targets. The screen focuses on an approaching dwarf, Ilral 'Lightning' Sarammebzuth, who presses the crossbow to his shoulder. Ilral is completely blind after terrible injuries suffered in the last siege, but he remains dedicated to his craft . . taking aim, Ilral fires a bolt.

The screen now pauses, focusing on the bolt. Some strange disturbance of physics must have occurred, for the iron bolt has leapt out of the crossbow traveling in the exact opposite direction of the archery target, shooting backwards and clattering against the stone wall behind him. A brilliant trick, indeed!

What's that? It was entirely unintentional? Hmmm....


Truly masterful wordsmithy. I will put Likot and Ral (for that is their names) into civilian squads and thry will spend their remain days teaching markdwarf skills to wood burners and weavers.
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2023, 02:28:38 pm »


Truly masterful wordsmithy.
The writing has rare but particularly exquisite turns of phrase. Overall, the prose is great.
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Re: Do marksdwarves need to see?
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2023, 08:19:57 am »

Is there anywhere I can see this?

Updated my first post with a gif.
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Re: Do marksdwarves need to see?
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2023, 12:39:44 pm »

amazing, even more hilarious than I remember. he manages to send a bolt at a 45 degree angle backwards through a closed door. a true professional who encourages us all to examine the classic accuracy vs. precision dichotomy
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2023, 11:40:45 pm »

backwards through a closed door.

Pretty sure that's a fortification.
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Reading his name would trigger it. Thinking of him would trigger it. No other circumstances would trigger it- it was strictly related to the concept of Bill Clinton entering the conscious mind.

THE xTROLL FUR SOCKx RUSE WAS A........... DISTACTION        the carp HAVE the wagon

A wizard has turned you into a wagon. This was inevitable (Y/y)?