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Author Topic: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s  (Read 18413 times)

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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2008, 03:31:20 pm »

You guys are lucky. In my current fortress, I have about 4 one-piece artitfacts, and three of them were made of normal wood. The fourth is a golden shoe. I've heard of bronzing baby shoes, but this is absurd. At least it's worth a huge amount.

Was his name Urist by any chance?
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2008, 04:08:46 pm »


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I laughed like a little girl.

On topic.  Agehaunted, a Guppy Bone Bin.  How did they make a bin out of guppy bones?
well, you start with the bones of about 50,000 guppys...
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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2008, 04:10:01 pm »

Artifact doors are awesome!
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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2008, 04:37:16 pm »

I had an Emerald Hatch Cover.

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I'm all for bling, but the guy used a single cut emerald, and nothing else. It must have been the tiniest hatch cover ever.
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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2008, 04:46:18 pm »

Or the biggest emerald ever.

Maybe he soaked in water for a couple thousand years so it swelled up.
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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2008, 12:33:48 am »

One in particular that stands out in my dwarven artifacts was a obsidian scepter, that was encircled with bands of obsidian, menaced with spikes of obsidian, and featured and obsidian scepter engraved in obsidian.
One that surprised me recently was a copper crossbow that was encrusted with honey beryl, decorated with with camel bone, encircled with copper, high wood, and granite, menaced with spikes of leather and green glass and featured an engraving of Edem Ropeclaw... Apparently he ascended to leadership of the Dreamy Cloisters in year 1. It just surprised me, because I've never seen world history engraved in an artifact before. He was surrounded by dwarves.
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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2008, 12:35:04 am »

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Or the biggest emerald ever.

Maybe he soaked in water for a couple thousand years so it swelled up.

Nah, nah, nah.
 
If you slice the emerald infinitely thin, you can cover an infinite area with it.  It stands to reason, then, that you could slice it a little bit thinner and cover a hatch-cover-sized area.
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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2008, 01:19:53 am »

I'm in the habit of naming one of the dwarves after me. Right now I'm chilling on a bed made out of gold opal with obsidian spikes
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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2008, 07:13:25 am »

That's got to hurt.

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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2008, 02:22:21 am »

One in particular that stands out in my dwarven artifacts was a obsidian scepter, that was encircled with bands of obsidian, menaced with spikes of obsidian, and featured and obsidian scepter engraved in obsidian.
One that surprised me recently was a copper crossbow that was encrusted with honey beryl, decorated with with camel bone, encircled with copper, high wood, and granite, menaced with spikes of leather and green glass and featured an engraving of Edem Ropeclaw... Apparently he ascended to leadership of the Dreamy Cloisters in year 1. It just surprised me, because I've never seen world history engraved in an artifact before. He was surrounded by dwarves.

Menaced with spikes of leather? How the hell would you get leather spikes?

I had one fort make a lead sheild, I would like to see a dwarf struggle to pick that up.
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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2008, 04:13:15 am »

Menaced with spikes of leather? How the hell would you get leather spikes?
You've apparently not been playing Fortress Mode for long... a dwarf on the bring of insanity can turn anything (yes, anything) into menacing spikes.
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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2008, 11:56:57 am »

Menaced with spikes of leather? How the hell would you get leather spikes?
Boiled Leather, maybe? *shrug*

Of course, if it was kitten leather that had been boiled before being skinned and tanned, that wouldn't be much better...
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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2008, 12:05:22 pm »

Menaced with spikes of leather? How the hell would you get leather spikes?
You've apparently not been playing Fortress Mode for long... a dwarf on the bring of insanity can turn anything (yes, anything) into menacing spikes.

Yes - I've had an artifact that menaced with spikes of pig tail cloth.
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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2008, 01:22:08 pm »

Menaced with spikes of leather? How the hell would you get leather spikes?
You've apparently not been playing Fortress Mode for long... a dwarf on the bring of insanity can turn anything (yes, anything) into menacing spikes.

Yes - I've had an artifact that menaced with spikes of pig tail cloth.

That was just a means for the creator to hide his shame at the fact that he made a soft, frilly artifact.
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Re: Yet another in the long list of artifact 'WTF?'s
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2008, 02:41:06 pm »

my first artifact was from a dicition stone(i know splelling is wrong)coffin,i was like WTF?,my fortress founder and expedition leader is gonna be buried into it.
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