I will do my best to convey the tale of Roomreined, also known as Imirareli to the dwarves.
The dwaves of Mustyvale had just breached the third caverns, planning to move their forces deeper into the earth, when Omethu
The Deep Walls have faced several forgotten beasts before, including inorganics, crushing Usa
with a cave in.
met his demise, the collapsing ceiling also took out the bridge leading outside the mountain, cutting off trade, and forcing the dwarves to sustain themselves, but they prevailed.
In the northwest section of the cave at the edge of a cave lake, the dwarves created a new refuse pile during this time. It was centered on the corpse of an elf. He had survived the swim to the shore, after the bridge collapsed, but was unable to find his way out of the caves, and bled to death.
As sort of a mock memorial, the dwarves piled bones, corpses, rotten meat, and anything else considered garbage, so that this dead elf and others would know how much the dwarves of Mustyvale respected the elves.
I am playing with 31.03, so my vermin don't rot and, as you can see, when this area was closed off a few stray cats were left behind. Their numbers have since increased, breeding as they do, hunting and playing in the former dumping grounds of the dwarves.
Two levels below are the shores to the northwest lower lake and the mushroom forest that lies beyond.
This is the top left corner of my map, thus one of the areas open to creatures coming in from the side. This is also where Omethu
made his first appearance.
Since he was composed of flame, I, foolishly, didn't worry about him at first. He couldn't fly, so I figured, since he was land locked he would eventually go away.
He must have seen the cats and kittens on the other side, because he dove right into the water.
I thought he had just committed suicide, but then slowly realized his temperature was so hot that he was able to created a dry path, evaporating the water as he went through, steam rising up as he approached the southern shore where the he first spotted the cats.
Reaching the other side, I began to scramble the dwarves, the cats would keep him occupied, but the dwarves needed a means to defeat this forgotten beast.
He is represented by the "Q" in the pic below, a cat and kitten nearby.
Burning everything in it's path, launching fire balls at cats, some of the kittens made their way across to the other side where Omethu
first showed up, since the water had been lowered so much and was slowly refilling due to all of the mushroom growth underneath the cave lake.
One kitten did not follow the others.Roomreined, also known as Imirareli to the dwarves, remained behind.
Before sealing off this refuse area, I had a few practicing engravers make graffiti in various sections to improve their skills for the future true fortress. One of these areas was just above the northwest lake.
Pictured below with Roomreined.
Roomreined ran from Omethu
following the dead end path. The dwarves of Mustyvale would insist that he wasn't running at all and that he was instead leading Omethu
to his doom.
Combat log below.
You may find it comforting to know that Roomreined did make it over to his family on the other side of the lake before the waters refilled the area.
When all is said and done, whether one argues that the kitten got lucky, or that he was chased and didn't have a plan of action, whether you believe it was the fall that actually killed the forgotten beast and that Roomreined just happen to survive hiding in the cramped spaces of the ledge avoiding the fireballs, one thing is for certain:The legends will record that Roomreined was the true slayer.