Some time ago, I predicted Tunnelwound would be the Last Great Fortress of version 40d, and with a revolutionary new release of DF just around the corner I expect at least one or two of those words is correct. Tunnelwound is not the greatest fortress since the z-axis was created, far from it, but I expect there won't be a whole lot more like it before the release of DF2010.
I was going to make a long, epic story about it with adventurers coming to the great fortress of Tunnelwound years after it was abandoned and slowly finding about the history and everything, but I'm a lazy bastard, so no story time. Sorry. Here's the map archive and some pictures. Some of the pictures were taken when I first started the fort (and have been posted somewhere else at least once, but its nice to have everything in one place), some were just taken today.
The plateau is 100 z-levels above the valley floor, give or take a couple.http://mkv25.net/dfma/map-8323-tunnelwound
This fortress brought to you by Shadowlord and Markavian, the makers of the Map Compressor and Map Archive. 1.7 gigabytes of BMPs were disemboweled in ritual sacrifice to summon this map archive. The .fdf file is 283 kilobytes. Dear Armok, that's a lot of compression. Kudos, guys.
The Giant-Ass Towerhttp://i47.tinypic.com/2v2fx2o.jpg
The Barbican and some other stuffhttp://i41.tinypic.com/2zppqbm.jpg
The Plateau, view from the southhttp://i41.tinypic.com/2z4mvjl.jpg
The Plateau, view from the northhttp://i44.tinypic.com/2dwfcpl.jpghttp://i45.tinypic.com/2vljup5.jpghttp://i45.tinypic.com/34zaakl.jpg
The Hanging Jailshttp://i50.tinypic.com/1ovq75.jpg
The Farm Room and the Fountain (being refilled at the moment; some traders have been flushed in the fountain)http://i43.tinypic.com/2u9he0z.jpg
I Hollowed Out a Mountain and Built a Dragon Head in It Because This is Dwarf Fortresshttp://i42.tinypic.com/169npzl.jpghttp://i40.tinypic.com/30kyivb.jpg
The Finger of Armok (hooray, geography)http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff76/untelligent/DFIcon/DFOther/bigmountain2.png
Moldath the Monolithhttp://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff76/untelligent/DFIcon/DFOther/ab0f580a.png
Arright, now I'm gonna take a break from DF for a little bit.