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Togre

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Disappearing body?
« on: August 13, 2011, 06:34:22 am »

So Urist McDumbass (he spelled it Dumas, but my way is more accurate) falls into my water works, gets washed down a few levels and drowns.  Happily this doesn't contaminate the drinking water, but it points out a flaw--I did not build enough access points to the water works.  So I'm draining a section to retrieve his body.  I start dumping water, the passage he's in gets a current and his body starts to move...and then it's gone.

I can find it.  I looked everywhere down stream of where he was and there's nothing.  These are 1 tile passages with only a channel entrance or exit.  What happened?  Did he teleport to his tomb?
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Re: Disappearing body?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 07:00:38 am »

Now I have localized misma coming from where I last saw his corpse, but no body.  He has a coffin, but it remains (huhu..) empty.  Is this common?
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Re: Disappearing body?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2011, 07:03:13 am »

Yeah, items have a tendency to vanish in water flows. It's still there, so once your dwarves can get to it, they'll pick it up (at which time it will become visible again) and put it in the coffin.
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Re: Disappearing body?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011, 11:19:48 am »

This will happen with magma too, so magma-ing siege debris is less effective than it should be. Once it vanishes the magma won't melt/burn it properly.
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