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Furtuka

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What to do with a giant olm
« on: June 09, 2010, 01:17:07 pm »

So a giant Olm was brought to my fort during a goblin siege. But on the way to my fort it fell down a waterfall and it's rider drowned. Now it's stuck in a loop trying to climb up the waterfall. It also happens to be trapped in the pond/river intersection that surrounds my unfinished jail tower. But it's far away enouigh that it shouldn't cause job cancellations. So anyways I'm here to ask for any suggestions on what I should do with it.


Edit: Also it seems to be keeping the siege from officially ending

Double Edit: It appears to have escaped the loop and looks like it'll probablyt escape

Triple edit: it has treid to escape via a hole in the wall but fell back into the river

« Last Edit: June 09, 2010, 01:32:44 pm by Furtuka »
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Re: What to do with a giant olm
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 02:26:57 pm »

It's really annoyng marksmen don't work...

If it's keeping the siege from ending you might consider using dfhack on it, if it's just there, it's time to engineer a way to reroute the water so you can get at it.
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It is really, really easy to flood this place with magma fwiw.

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Re: What to do with a giant olm
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 03:02:42 pm »

Engineer a cave-in.  Do it for SCIENCE!
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Furtuka

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Re: What to do with a giant olm
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2010, 03:34:55 pm »

Turns out a it was actually a couple goblins that were stopping the siege. For now I'm considering keeping it in the river to add to the prison's atmosphere and to deter dwarfs from trying to escape via swimming :). Also I've blocked off all of the visible means of escape since one time it managed to emerge and gained the name Viletwists by ripping a childs head off before returning to the murky depths
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Re: What to do with a giant olm
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010, 09:28:30 am »

"What do you do with a giant oh-olm
What do you do with a giant oh-olm
What do you do with a giant oh-olm
Early in the morning
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Re: What to do with a giant olm
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010, 09:31:39 am »

"What do you do with a giant oh-olm
What do you do with a giant oh-olm
What do you do with a giant oh-olm
Early in the morning
!"

Shave its belly with a xxrazorxx,
Shave its belly with a xxrazorxx,
Shave its belly with a xxrazorxx,
Early in the mornin'!


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wey-hey and up she rises,
wey-hey and up she rises,
earl-eye in tha morrrnin'!
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Re: What to do with a giant olm
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 05:04:50 pm »

It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one who started making up lyrics upon reading the title of this thread.

Toss 'im in the falls till he's wet all over,
Toss 'im in the falls till he's wet all over,
Toss 'im in the falls till he's wet all over,
Early in the mornin'!
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Re: What to do with a giant olm
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010, 05:12:38 pm »

Put'em in the river until 'e's sober
Put'em in the river until 'e's sober
O'Put'em in the river until 'e's sober
Early in the mornin'
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Re: What to do with a giant olm
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 07:24:07 pm »


Put 'im in a shanty 'cause we're all nerds
Put 'im in a shanty 'cause we're all nerds
Put 'im in a shanty 'cause we're all nerds
Early in the mornin'!
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Re: What to do with a giant olm
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010, 07:28:53 pm »

I took care of a number of fire imps in 40d by building a trade depot next to the magma vein.

If I were you, I'd move the trade depot to within range of the giant olm and let the traders shoot at it.
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