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Julien Brightside

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Bug or feature?
« on: November 16, 2010, 08:56:00 am »

Occasionally goblins come to my fortress in raids together with a dwarf or human.

Strangely enough, the goblins and the other do not go well together and they begin fighting.

Does this sound like a bug, or is it that the others just happened to run come onto the map at the same time?

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Re: Bug or feature?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 09:01:24 am »

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Re: Bug or feature?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 02:18:22 pm »

During Worldgen, Goblins will snatch the children of other species, just like they do with the children in your fortress. Over years and years, these hostages grow up as citizens of the gobbo empire that took them, get married to each other, have children, and eventually completely displace their goblin "masters."

In older versions, it was quite common for a "goblin" fortress to have only one or two goblins in it while the rest of the 100 or so residents are non-goblins.

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Re: Bug or feature?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 03:03:39 pm »

if they are fighting each other, it is a bug.
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Re: Bug or feature?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 09:53:49 am »

I'm playing a map I downloaded off the forums that this is occuring on. Goblins show up with humans that are enemies to them, it reveals the ambush, the human get murdered, then my guys want to go pick up the dead body. Since it's someone else's map I have no idea if they pissed with the raws.
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Re: Bug or feature?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 10:36:39 am »

As said before, on worldgen goblins will snatch children who will grow up to join the ranks of the goblin fortress. They sometimes show up in raids.

Also, I've heard tales of snatched dwarven children (From a player fort, not worldgen) returning in a goblin siege after they've grown up, but I'm not sure if it's true.
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