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Shrugging Khan

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Mysterious Trancer
« on: November 10, 2010, 07:29:10 pm »

Thing about him is, he's none of mine. And according to the zoom, he's somewhere around where the first cavern layer (not yet breached) will have to be. Not breached, I say! Which means he can't be a trader either.



I know such affairs have been before, so remind me again...what IS that mysterious dwarf?
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Re: Mysterious Trancer
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010, 07:35:19 pm »

is he on the unit list?
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Re: Mysterious Trancer
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2010, 07:38:41 pm »

sometimes merchants leave through the caverns
I don't know how they got down there, but that would be my guess
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Re: Mysterious Trancer
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 01:23:48 am »

It has been known in some forts for non-fortress, non-merchant friendlies to wander in and out of the map. It's never happened to me, and all of what I know about it is just hearsay, but I believe they are the legends characters who went on epic journeys that were still going when worldgen ended. (basically, NPC aventurers).
So this may be it. Merchants have to spawn on a discovered edge, so it's not them.
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Re: Mysterious Trancer
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 04:18:57 am »

Wheee, I've had a legend visit!

I'll erect a statue where he wandered!  :D
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Re: Mysterious Trancer
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 09:13:49 am »

It is also known that sometimes creatures can teleport across Z-levels due to a bug in the combat code.  Under certain rare circumstances, if you have two units hostile to each other which are on the same X and Y spot but different Z-levels, one will attack the other and then suddenly teleport across levels.  This can result in creatures from the caverns or even the magma sea suddenly appearing in your fortress, or caravan guards suddenly teleporting into the caverns.
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Re: Mysterious Trancer
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2010, 09:23:48 am »

Check where he is with the unit screen, I've had my camera zoom down that far when I zoo to a martial trance.
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Re: Mysterious Trancer
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 11:25:51 am »

save. copy the save file. abandon in the copy. Then check legends mode.
Your mysterious Sazir is likely in there if it's a legendary adventurer.
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Re: Mysterious Trancer
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2010, 03:04:11 pm »

Check where he is with the unit screen, I've had my camera zoom down that far when I zoo to a martial trance.

This. It's even been reported in the bug tracker.
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Re: Mysterious Trancer
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2010, 04:13:30 pm »

Or alternativly, one of the dwarf parties he attended was a rave.
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