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Author Topic: What's going on in your adventure?  (Read 1087159 times)

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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15555 on: April 16, 2019, 12:29:40 pm »

The real issue though, is why youre carrying her leg around...
It's a Souvenir.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15556 on: April 16, 2019, 05:28:33 pm »

I don't think that she transformed; if she did, I would've died during my cavern adventure. That leaves accumulated injuries as the only cause, given that I did kill a roc and ettin earlier.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15557 on: April 17, 2019, 11:27:14 am »

I started my adventure in the dwarven capital Nationworks, evidently a member of the fortress guard named Deduk Pickshoots. I asked around and found out that the goblins were marching on Nationworks! I started shouting around offering to lead people to safety. I got about 5 dwarves following me around at one point, but for whatever reason only 2 of them stuck around after I got out of the fortress, Asmel and Rakust. Asmel was actually a member of the fortress guard as well. Neither of them had any family to seek out, so I opted to head for a temple of Rash Guardhealer, dwarven goddess of Death, War, Fortresses, Jewels, and Wealth (Deduk's object of worship and my personal favorite deity in this setting).

Along the way, we briefly passed through goblin territory. There we chanced across the dwarven slave Zaneg, who begged us to help him escape. The more the merrier I figured. After conversing with him a bit, I realized Zaneg was an ardent worshipper of Rash as well! The 4 of us continued south towards the temple, traveling along the main road, hunting camels for food and ravens for sport.

Eventually, the main road cut through a mountain range, meaning I'd have to travel the slow way to proceed. The hike through the mountains was fairly uneventful. Asmel, Rakust, and Zaneg chatted amongst themselves as we walked. They seemed to get along. But unbeknownst to me, something was boiling just under the surface...

Zaneg and Asmel got into an argument. I don't even remember what it was about. Something stupid. Zaneg tried to deflect the argument with flattery. And Asmel did not like that one bit. She decided to settle it with a good old-fashioned beatdown. She flew into a rage, throwing punch after bone-breaking punch at the freed slave! By the time I even realized what was going on, she had already rendered him paraplegic! Rakust joined the fight, coming to Zaneg's defense. I tried to get Asmel to yield, but she was lost in rage and beyond reason. I sheathed my sword and attempted to wrestle her into submission. She drew her crossbow and shot a bolt right into my liver! I tried to get her to yield again, but still she refused to listen. I soon realized that the fight had escalated beyond the point of no return. No Quarter would be given, and so none would be offered. I drew my sword. It wasn't pretty. It wasn't quick. But the fight came to an end as Asmel's head sailed off in an arc.

Zaneg succumbed to his wounds shortly after. I said a prayer to Rash on his behalf. Rakust refused to speak to me. Anytime I tried, she just spat and called me a murderer. She still traveled with me though. We continued on our journey. Eventually, I managed to persuade her of the nuances of loyalty (even though Deduk himself doesn't truly believe that). When we got to the next fortress on our path, I decided to carve some bone figurines. I made four. One depicting each of the members of our little band of refugees, carved from the bones of the camels we hunted together. I gave Rakust the one depicting her. She doesn't spit or call me a murderer anymore. I think she's forgiven me.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15558 on: April 18, 2019, 03:54:30 am »

Told one of my companions that I killed As, a minotaur. I then asked for her opinion of me.

Why is she calling me a killer and legendary hero for killing a minotaur? Why are both of those things not mutually-exclusive? How is it a bad thing that a minotaur, hostile to all life, is dead?

In less baffling news, the severed leg in my inventory is weighing me down, limiting the number of bone figurines that I can bring back home.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15559 on: April 18, 2019, 04:19:38 am »

Why is she calling me a killer and legendary hero for killing a minotaur?
Pacifist, perhaps? Approves of the result (the world is safer), but not of the methods (an intelligent being was violently slain)?

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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15560 on: April 18, 2019, 04:54:41 am »

Finally arrived at the fort that started this whole adventure, and decided to talk to people so that I could tell them that I killed a roc and minotaur. To test Kagus' theory about pacifism, I decided to tell this guy that I killed a roc first. This is what she thinks of me:

(Sebir Birthyell the Rock of Pelts was a roc, 'legendary hunter' probably comes from having 200 non-notable kills.)

Then I told her that I killed As, the minotaur.

What. Rocs aren't intelligent; I've made around 200 figurines out of the bones of Sebir!

It turns out that killing that roc gave me enough reputation to get the "Excitement! Adventure!" line on joining.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15561 on: April 18, 2019, 12:21:52 pm »

Why is she calling me a killer and legendary hero for killing a minotaur? Why are both of those things not mutually-exclusive? How is it a bad thing that a minotaur, hostile to all life, is dead?
Killer is meant in the literal sense. For good or ill, you killed a sentient creature
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15562 on: April 18, 2019, 02:47:28 pm »

DF people are just very literal when telling you about you reputation. You kill things, you're a killer, that's not something that everyone is capable of and does regularly, so it's an important aspect of your percieved personality aka reputation. Despite whatever negative connotations you have with the word "killer", to DF people it is a purely factual descriptor. If someone believes that killing is sometimes justified, then they can love you and also call you a killer.

TL;DR: She probably doesn't dislike you. She just called you what you are; a hero who kills.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15563 on: April 19, 2019, 01:42:58 am »

I rescued a dwarven prisoner named Stodir and returned him to his fortress home. Pretty quickly he found his uncle (who is also his grandfather), fulfilling my adventurer's desire to help somebody for the first time! Hooray!

Stodir immediately ran into an adjacent room and died, apparently the victim of a conflict between the local baron and a visiting lord-consort. Thankfully it happened out of sight so my adventurer is entirely unperturbed by the whole situation.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15564 on: April 19, 2019, 04:12:41 pm »

--snip--
Then I told her that I killed As, the minotaur.

What. Rocs aren't intelligent; I've made around 200 figurines out of the bones of Sebir!
--snip--
DF people are just very literal when telling you about you reputation. You kill things, you're a killer, that's not something that everyone is capable of and does regularly, so it's an important aspect of your percieved personality aka reputation. Despite whatever negative connotations you have with the word "killer", to DF people it is a purely factual descriptor. If someone believes that killing is sometimes justified, then they can love you and also call you a killer.

TL;DR: She probably doesn't dislike you. She just called you what you are; a hero who kills.

Correct. You only need to be worried if the NPC calls you a murderer.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15565 on: April 20, 2019, 01:08:57 am »

I've made a huge mistake trying to recruit goblins from some goblin settlements. I'm not sure what happened, but my companion count dropped from 15(?) to 2.

It says 3, but b and c are duplicated. Did I trigger a loyalty cascade by recruiting people from warring civs?

Anyway, here's two goblins who forgot their own names the moment I greeted them.


If I remember correctly, I recruited Snodub, dying shortly after. The swordsman was "on an important mission" and was killed by my companions.

While I don't have the images to prove it, I managed to bamboozle a goblin into joining me, before getting killed by the rest of my companions.

The general point I'm trying to make is that something happened, then it got killed by my companions.
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15566 on: April 22, 2019, 10:17:28 am »

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
so uhh ended up praising this sweet head shot my companion did, but it was short lived as the snake reanimated, and I figured it's not worth fighting a corpse that going to instantly come back and left.
uhh said companion was stack on the back of my bogeyman adventurer due to they were carrying far too many bolts and was straggling behind, so I figured why not pick them up.(which is done through a dfhack lua mounting script)
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15567 on: April 22, 2019, 12:33:23 pm »

Wait, do they still fire while mounted?
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« Reply #15568 on: April 30, 2019, 09:45:33 pm »

First adventure I was a bark scorpion that didn’t know how to climb so I retired sinc3 I thought I was trapped. After my third played adventure I will probably check legends to see what it did
First played adventure; Worm man living in an elven retreat tried to go searching for some titan or giant but couldn’t find the well traveled person so it climbed down the tree to search and found a shallow swam for a while and then found a deeper river and almost drowned. It got out and found a turkey gobbler and turkey hen attacked the turkey gobbler and almost died but somehow got away and survived a supposedly mortal wound. Slept a few times found another deep river or the same deep river as before, overestimated it’s swimming ability and drowned to death.
Second played adventure: Ralla a peachfaced lovebird woman who is a guard of a fortress doesn’t know how to get out. She talks to a fisherdwarf and gets a quest to kill a giant but Esun is well travelled and the fisherdwarf doesn’t know exactly where he is. She starts talking to other dwarves and get two more well travelled dwarves May know. She eventually finds an upward staircas3, finds a place where man6 dwarves congregate. None of them know where the quests are. She ev3ntually finds a cave filled with an ant man colony. She listens for a bit, gets out, kills an obese turkey gobbler heads back down to the colony where one of the drones says he attacked me minutes ago which he didn’t. Apparently she checked her status, saw some bruising and thought the ant men did it so she attacked the queen. She kept stabbing her with the spear and grabbing her arms, just grabbing, she didn5 know how to mess with what she grabbed. When the queen shot blowgun darts at me the workers commented on the inevitability of an *unknown flying creature* {a blowgun dart} hitting a peach faced lovebird woman. Eventually Ralla grabbed the blowgun the queen was using and after stabbing her in the head and arm sh3 dropped it. Eventually Ralla got killed by the Queen.
Third played Adventure(current): an armadillo 2oman whose name I forgot since I stuck with 5he random name lives with a human ringleader and his son. They want to kill some kind of beast and find a missing treasure E something Pig something. The problem is that neither of them know where either of those things would be nor anyone that might know. She travels for a bit and finds a few elephants, comes back to ask the child about the surroundings. The child says to wait till he gets home. I ask his dad, the ringleader, and he also says wait till he gets home. I ask about his family and he says his dad was the head of someplace but he doesn’t want to talk about what happened and there’s a new head now. I will edit this post with the actual names when able
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Re: What's going on in your adventure?
« Reply #15569 on: May 04, 2019, 11:48:55 am »

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The robber that'd attacked me the night before was stabbed to death by the exalted rampart of the god of laws and order. I'd met the robber in the farmlands northwest of the keep and the town proper while investigating an army marker on the map. He tracked me with another bandit group and tried to ambush me outside the city limits. Thankfully I'd noticed the ambush at the right spot and it was dark enough to sneak away and report it to the local townsfolk and barflies. The town has a reputation for harboring skulking villains.
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