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Author Topic: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [minor spoilers]  (Read 48532 times)

KillerClowns

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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2010, 08:15:08 pm »

build that cave swallowman a throne temple to sit on and maybe rename every year.
 dwarves can't KILL friendlies it's in their ethics.
still goblins don't mind killing their own kind it just a pain to give them a military with out slapping on a beard and making them short and fat.
Modifying the ethics in the save folder's raws didn't help.  But thanks for telling me how to make the game not react to ¬sax's obsessive renaming; it had risen to twice a minute.  Now that problem is solved, I'll let him roam freely throughout my fort.
This was by far the weirdest series of events I've ever had happen to me personally in Dwarf Fortress.
EDIT: And when sealing in Ejem and Ana, I forgot to seal their escape route back into the depths.  They're back down there, beating up reptile men.  Whoops.  Well, as long as I dig carefully, not my problem...
« Last Edit: April 02, 2010, 08:19:02 pm by KillerClowns »
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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2010, 08:15:57 pm »

build that cave swallowman a throne temple to sit on and maybe rename every year.
 dwarves can't KILL friendlies it's in their ethics.
still goblins don't mind killing their own kind it just a pain to give them a military with out slapping on a beard and making them short and fat.
Modifying the ethics in the save folder's raws didn't help.  But thanks for telling me how to make the game not react to ¬sax's obsessive renaming; it had risen to twice a minute.  Now that problem is solved, I'll let him roam freely throughout my fort.
This was by far the weirdest series of events I've ever had happen to me personally in Dwarf Fortress.

And totally deserving of some kind of fan art.
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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2010, 08:37:24 pm »

...I can't believe it.
There was a goblin ambush.  Master lasher Atu Wraithwhipped managed to do what three of the most appalling abominations in all of creation, two of them immortals, failed to; kill ¬sax.  ¬sax defended the fortress as nobly as any of my actual soldiers, but evidently, his specialty was in dealing with freakish behemoths, not armed, armored goblins.
Those gobbo bastards managed to kill two of my most popular and useful dwarves as well; I may be looking at a fatal tantrum spiral thanks to them.
What a strange little tale.  Atu Wraithwhipped... I'll remember that name, and if the fortress falls, I've got a goblin to hunt down in Adventurer mode.
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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2010, 08:44:07 pm »

Like I said, spear good for critical hits, and therefor beat against uberbrothem style beats, rather then swarms. Thats when you pull out your war hammers.

I think swords are going to become a very useful jack of all trades now, as hammers are USELESS against a lot of mega beasts.

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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2010, 08:45:06 pm »

Nooooooo!  :(  I was of course cheering on a fellow cave swallowman, too.

KILL ATU.  Vengeance must be acheived!
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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2010, 09:31:44 pm »

This is like some kind of dwarven story of the heroic monster-hunting... Monster, and how he defended the fort from certain death and gave his life in the process.

There's a moral here, folks.
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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2010, 09:33:57 pm »

Well, made a copy to look at the legends mode:
571 artifacts are listed, all of them just different names ¬sax gave to his fungiwood spear and tunnel tube shield.
Not much on the painfully unremarkable Atu Wraithwhipped.  He was born to unknown parents in 803 (present date is early 1055), and he's a member of the Blotted Incest.  He has no home listed, and his only kills are ¬sax and a stray cat, also in my fort.
¬sax was born in 1042, and his life was completely unremarkable until he slew Rusmo Mournfulcackled.  Rusmo failed to kill a single creature before ¬sax slew him in early 1053.  ¬sax, for his part, never stopped considering himself a member of his nameless tribe of cave swallowmen.  Due to ¬sax's efforts, said tribe is now listed on the legends screen, though it has no symbol or name.  Its history only records Ejem, Ana, and Atu Wraithwhipped becoming its enemies.
Oh, and I found out why no caravans, and only a smattering of migrants, have come.
My settlement, Reignstake, has truly been well named.  The entire reign of dwarvern civilization is indeed at stake.  It is the last dwarvern settlement on the entire planet.
Just when I thought this game could get no stranger...
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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2010, 09:42:10 pm »

My settlement, Reignstake, has truly been well named.  The entire reign of dwarvern civilization is indeed at stake.  It is the last dwarvern settlement on the entire planet.

Epic.  A lone cave swallowman rises up from the nameless ranks of his tribe to defend the last remnants of dwarven civilization.  That bird was a saint, embodying two of the many great aspects of dwarven civilization: war and crazy names for garbage items.

You do realize that you have to build a shrine to that bird, right?
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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2010, 10:00:26 pm »

You should craft a short story based on this. Or make it a story fort. That has potential to be epic.
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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2010, 10:03:29 pm »

Damn, I have got to start a fortress now.  I've just been messing around in Adventure and arena modes, but that was freaking awesome.
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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2010, 10:13:21 pm »

What a sense of duty, ¬sax, the mightiest of the Cave swallowmen tribe, nobaly defending the last hope of the dwarves. Hes spear sharp and shield ready, he strikes down megabeasts, risking hes own life, to protect the small dwarven colony.

Truly hes story is one of awesomeness, and there must be a place for him at the great dinning hall where Armok feasts on cats.

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« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2010, 10:20:55 pm »

I think we just found DF2010's representative badass.
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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2010, 10:30:17 pm »

Let the story of Asax McBadass be spread throughout the land.

In 40d we had a elf who chopped down trees and ate the wood as a hobby before slaying 64 of its own kind single handedly.
Before that we had elephants making an alliance with goblins through a common hate of dwarfs.
And now we have a flying super hero who could kill megabeasts with a freaking wooden spear!

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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2010, 10:35:26 pm »

If possible, cause a cave in and the dust will knock him out, bonus point if you can knock him out and get him in a cage trap, then take hes legendary weapons and release him again.
Incidentally, that doesn't work anymore.  Dust now does damage to your body parts; it doesn't magically knock you out.

I found that out the hard way.
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Re: The most awesome Cave Swallowman ever [spoileriffic]
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2010, 11:59:28 pm »

His spear was the one to pierce the heavens!

I mean, he came from underground, loud and brash with all that weapon-naming, kicked some ass, and then got killed by a common enemy when no one expected it.

See what I'm pointing at here...?
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