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Nilocy

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I know its nothing specia but...
« on: December 09, 2007, 11:40:00 am »

one of my engravers in my epic fort has decided to carve out a series of pictures depicting some guys life... possibly his. His personality tells me that he's a traditionalist with strong urges and short term satisfaction. His first picture was a dwarf and a cage. the dwarf was raising the cage. The next two were of a dwarf being surround by other dwarves. The one after that was the dwarf being refused by the surrounding dwarfs and him/her feeling dejected. The one after that was a dwarf still surrounded by other dwarfs making plaintive gestures... what are you guys takes on this? i find it really interesting. possibly him expressing his feelings through pictures? or is this to much detail for DF?
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Fenrir

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Re: I know its nothing specia but...
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2007, 11:56:00 am »

I fail to see the connection between his personality and the images he carved.

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Do you have a jail?

[ December 09, 2007: Message edited by: Fenrir ]

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Re: I know its nothing specia but...
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2007, 12:04:00 pm »

Sounds like he's telling the tale of a dwarf that was perhaps the first to be put in prison?
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2007, 03:16:00 pm »

Oh, I see. A maker of cages, a blacksmith or carpenter or something, created a wonderful cage once. However, he was arrested and imprisoned in his own cage.

Your engraver writes of dwarven justice.

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Re: I know its nothing specia but...
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2007, 05:00:00 pm »

If you visit your fortress in adventure mode, you can actually see which dwarves the engravings are about. Ones of a dwarf surrounded by other dwarves relate to dwarves being given noble positions or joining the fortress or royal guard - unless he's making plaintive gestures, in which case it's a dwarf leaving a noble position or the fortress or royal guard. (Among the ones I've seen, anyway.)
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Re: I know its nothing specia but...
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2007, 12:15:00 pm »

hmm, i guess that makes sense... but if this is true... then my whole dining room is a very horrible place, it also now has pictures of a dwarf withering away... these dwarfs reeaaaallly don't have much to draw about... and yes i do have a jail
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Re: I know its nothing specia but...
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2007, 01:28:00 pm »

Engravers will always engrave images about what happened in your fortress. It's like an history lesson for future generation.

If you lose your fortress and come back as an adventurer, you'll be able to see a lot more details such as the name of the dwarf, the reason of the engraving and what happened.

Once you've discovered it with an adventurer, you can go read them again in the "Legends" menu.

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Re: I know its nothing specia but...
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007, 12:16:00 am »

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but if this is true... then my whole dining room is a very horrible place

This is the dwarven way.  A dining room should be a somber place, full of remembrances of tragedies and grievances, and set with the sarcophagi of ancestors who died horrible, horrible deaths.

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Re: I know its nothing specia but...
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007, 12:24:00 am »

And grim stone statues starring over their shoulders and from across the table.

Hey, did that one just move... no, it's just my imagination.

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Re: I know its nothing specia but...
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2007, 01:15:00 am »

Why do you think they need to be drunk all the time?  :D
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Re: I know its nothing specia but...
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2007, 01:17:00 am »

Also, everything should menace with spikes of something.
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Re: I know its nothing specia but...
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2007, 01:28:00 am »

*This is a masterfully created illusion by (insert engraver name here). It is made of obsidian and marble and menace with spikes of paranoia.*
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Re: I know its nothing specia but...
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2007, 02:18:00 pm »

I sometimes menace with spikes of sanity.
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