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KingStrongbeard

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My Little Fortress. Glitterglen.
« on: September 14, 2011, 12:33:30 am »

Greetings, this is my first time doing something like this despite having played Dwarf Fortress for years. However, as this is my first community fort I welcome any constructive criticism.

Firstly the rules. This is not a succession fort, however, I welcome the claiming of any unnamed character. You may assign, this character, a name, profession, weapon type (if applicable), and whatever personality you deem fit. You are welcome to ask for any information about any candidate, such as deities they worship and descriptions of said gods. I also, encourage you to write about the events of the fortress I describe in from your character's point of view, to share in this thread.

As the title of this thread you may have figured out that I will be playing with the Pony mod.  The pony mod is not my work and can be found here:  http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=80240.0

And now, down to business.

World: The Universe of Dragons
Civilization: The Shells of Dance
Capital Town: Tailentranced
Princess: Dizesh Hugwax; Pegasus Pony
General: Dostob Desserttaper; Earth Pony
Starting year 94

   Sitting in a wagon, traveling through the wilderness, rode a depressed looking Unicorn named Charity. At a glance it wasn't hard to see why she might have been depressed, for a unicorn she was quite unattractive, downright ugly in fact. She was broad and fat, her purple eyes stood out in an unnatural way from her boring beige coat, now caked with mud from the jungle, and her hair, which was a multitude of colors, none of which had any business being nearby each other, was terribly unkempt. However, she like most unicorns, was convinced of her own perfection. No, her source of pain laid elsewhere, specifically the events of the last few weeks.

   Charity had been born into a wealthy noble family in the Town of Tailentranced, the capital of The Shells of Dance, and had lived a very happy life there, as a production manager, determining who did what and when, a task she took to rather well, as she was always more comfortable telling others what to do, than doing it herself.


   All was good for Charity until one day she was accused of stealing thousands of bits worth of masterwork goods from the treasury. She had pleaded innocent, claimed she had been framed, but the Princess, a Pegasus named Dizesh Hugwax was unimpressed and sentenced her to exile. Her previous status was not at all forgotten however, and she was given a chance to regain her good name. Charity was given a small pile of supplies, and few beasts of burden, and six ponies, convicted of mostly minor crimes, who chose to go with her instead of stay in prison, together they made up The Vermin of Twilight (a name chosen by the General Dostob Desserttaper) and the 7 of them were tasked with building a thriving colony in the middle of, The Failed Jungles.

   The Failed Jungles covers nearly a fifth of the entire known world. It is filled to the brim with the most horrific creatures imaginable. To send 7 ponies into here without the benefit of a military escort, right into the center of the forest, was pure suicide.

   On the way there Charity had quickly introduced herself to the 6 convicts. Names had come and gone to fast for her to catch but she had noticed. That she was the only unicorn. She had gotten that the female earth pony was a carpenter, and the male one a miner. Also, we had an tough looking boy Pegasus, and smaller pretty pegasus with a long braided mane, who apparently had medical training, (what crime could she have comitted thought Charity to herself, but decided it better not to ask), and another Pegasus whom she new from the capital as one of the Smith's apprentices, she had shown promise, a shame to be sent on such a likely deadly mission.

   Looking over the workers she had Charity was concerned by the lack of anyone in the food industry, but was comforted by the fact that there supplies would last them for a while, and that the Princess had promised to send more “workers” to help out soon. Surely one will be an earth pony that we can uses to raise some crops, she thought.

   After days of travel, she had arrived at the spot the princess had commanded. It was hot, and humid. The sound of a stream could be heard nearby, according to the map the stream was called, Bleachedroot the Pranks of Coincidence. The area was thick with plant life, and heavily forested with trees that looked unnatural, it seemed as if the very forest itself was hostile to the presence of the few terrified ponies. Charity decided that they would name the new fortress something happy, something to show that it was a shining point of civilization, inside the harsh and unforgiving jungle, and so it was decided that this would be Glitterglen, Strike the Earth!


Below is the embark information.
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I don't know how fast this board generally moves, so I will wait a little while to see if anyone is wants to name any of the starting 7 before I get underway.

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Edit: The Master has been archiving the thread here. http://ia600804.us.archive.org/35/items/GlitterglenmyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicDwarfFortressCommunity/

Edited Edit: The Master created a glitterglen soundtrack! http://tindeck.com/listen/nuvy
Edited Edited Edit: If the above gives you any problems try the following.
"Click the download, save as, then switch the file format from .htm to all files, and append .mp3 to the end."-Dsarker

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« Last Edit: February 15, 2012, 01:50:35 am by KingStrongbeard »
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Re: My Little Fortress. Glitterglen.
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 12:42:28 am »

[sarcasm]thanks for the embark info. here's mine
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Re: My Little Fortress. Glitterglen.
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 12:49:15 am »

[sarcasm]thanks for the embark info. here's mine
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Uh, thanks for pointing that out, now I feel stupid. I edited the OP I think it's working now.
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Re: My Little Fortress. Glitterglen.
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 01:07:01 am »

Male Earth pony: Miner: Cryptson? (Not really sure what names are appropriate for ponies.): Morbid and depressed most of the time, which he truly brings upon himself with his constant staying away from the other ponies as he mines. Sometime he gets happier for a short amount of time and is then quite the friendly person before he manages to depress himself again.
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Re: My Little Fortress. Glitterglen.
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 01:18:45 am »

Charity's journal 1st Granite 94

That was a close call, just as we had decided that this place would be known as Glitterglen, when a flock of deadly Honey Badger Pegasi descended from the sky with murder in their eyes. I made the call to arms and we fought them off together, I even managed to kill one of the bastards myself. Stomped him in the head and smashed it's skull open, but that's nothing compared to that Earth Pony Miner, Cryptson I think his name was, he killed three of them with his bare hoofs, he's been oftly silent too, I think I'll be keeping my distance from him. But now I've got blood all over, I wish we had some soap for nice bubbly bath.

Fortunately, there are no serious injuries from the attack, the Nurse and the carpenter, took a bruising, but I've been assured their injuries are minor and that they will recover with no need for bed rest. Good since we don't yet have any beds to rest in.

Charity's journal 1st Granite 94 addendum:
We tore up the wagon, and used to wood to make a space for our carpenter and she made a wooden axe and has gone of chopping trees. That mason Pegasus has started building a couple of furnaces, when she's done our metalworker can make Cryptson a pick and he can get started digging out our new home. Hopefully before something worse than a flying flock of Honey Badgers shows up.
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Re: My Little Fortress. Glitterglen.
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 03:39:38 am »

I'd like the carpenter thanks, named ThunderSplinter.
She hates trees and would spend as much free time as possible chopping them down.
On top of this, she has plans on designing a small tower with a landing pad on top, designated with a large 'P' on it.  This might also have her apartment and workshop in it.
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So! Failed to make peace, war looms, kill the infidels... what are our plans for the weekend?
The Giant Moles in the caverns of my current fort breed like crazy, even while regularly being decimated by other beasts entering them...

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Re: My Little Fortress. Glitterglen.
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 03:49:36 am »

Charity's journal 12th Granite 94

The pick is forged, and Crypton has taken to digging out what will a space for us to move our goods underground. I have also ordered the construction of a few bits of furniture that will make our new home a bit more livable.

Charity's journal 25th Granite 94

Crypton has finally finished the storeroom, and without missing a beat has gone off to dig out the dormitory area. The rest of us will have our hooves full moving the few supplies we have underground.

3rd Slate 94

The living quarters has been dug out. We moved a few tables and chairs in there, and are in the process of putting a few beds in there. Now that I've got some space to work, I'm going to take an inventory of all the supplies we brought with us.

Cryptson came to me today, he seemed down, but no worse than usual. Told me he'd struck an aquifer and he thinks it's quite deep. He said we won't be able to get any stone until we find a way past it. This won't be easy.

14th Slate 94

Praise Gadan!
(Gadan the Virtue of Angels is a deity of The Shells of Dance. Gadan most often takes the form of a male unicorn pony and is associated with happiness) We took a chance, and it payed off. A little exploratory mining has netted us a way around the aquifer to the stone below. It is a bit of a walk down the new hallway to reach the staircase down, but it will save us months of work trying to breach the aquifer. This will do just fine for now. Now I have to tell Cryptson to stop hanging around the meeting hall with those Pegasus girls and to start digging out some workshop spaces. He's going to be in work for a long time.

8th Felsite 94

Not much has happened over the past month. Our metalworker. Gulnas Katakbungek has been keeping busy by constructing our last bit of copper ore into a suit of armor for Iger, the Pegasus to wear, and a couple of weapons. Iger seems content with the plate and his new axe.

Edit: Iger the Pegasus has since been renamed, Starkey.
Edit the second: Gulnas is now called Cinderspark.

I had Lanlar, fly over to the river and construct a bridge, as I don't know from where our reinforcements will be coming from, and I don't want them stranded on the other side of the river.

edit: Lanlar is now Pillomino.

We now also, have the space to move our carpentry shop underground, along with a pile of wood, additionally other work spaces are beginning to take form.

11th Felsite 94

   How adorable, I noticed that cat we brought along to deal with pests seems to have taken a liking to Cryptson, it's been following him around for awhile while he works. I think he's gotten attached to the little thing, because, I overheard him talking to it when he thought he was alone, he's apparently named it Rorul Larebsur. Maybe the little guy will cheer him up some. I know he get's lonely down in those tunnels.

4th Malachite 94

   Cryptson and Rorul, have broken through into a vast underground cavern. According to what I heard they nearly fell in while digging out a new downward stair way, when they hit the ceiling of the cavern. We will patch up this hole, in case of cave swallows, and then dig through one of the many columns in the cavern. Looking around, through our tiny hole we have been able to see that the cavern has rich deposits of Cobaltite, along with gemstones lining the walls, and a small underground lake. Might set up a well to draw from the lake. Just in case.

5th Malachite 94

   A new batch of convicts and criminals approaches. I've been sorting them and it seems as if we've got, a male earth pony with no skills, hope he learns fast cause he gets the privilege of maintaining our fields now, he should enjoy that. Earth ponies like playing in the dirt. A unicorn bone carver she also claims to be trained in setting broken bones, a worrying combination I feel. Another unicorn claims to be a damned legend back home, says she can glaze pottery better than anyone else, I told her that I hope she can carry stone half a well as she glazes then because that's likely all the work she's going to get here. We also, got a female Craftpegasus, a female unicorn weaponsmith, and most interesting of all a Royal pony, he hasn't had to do a days work in his life and has no combat experience, however, he'll learn quick, those Royal Ponies are damn clever, and I'm sure we can find some worthy task for him.


Okay, I'm off to bed for the night. Story will continue tomorrow night, probably. Hoping someone will claim the Royal Pony as their avatar before then, and gives me an idea of what to do with him. Might just stick him in the military to make use of his size.

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Edit: Darkening Kaos you posted while I was typing, the pony list has been updated to reflect your choice.
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Re: My Little Fortress. Glitterglen.
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2011, 06:30:51 am »

I got to say, I am liking this story, very well written. Bravo.
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Re: My Little Fortress. Glitterglen.
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2011, 05:05:58 pm »

I would like the next male unicorn pony. Call him Nicolta Tesla. I would prefer that he be an engraver if it's possible.
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Re: My Little Fortress. Glitterglen.
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2011, 06:56:30 pm »

Heyyy, I was wondering when somebody was gonna start a pony fort.  :D

I'd like to claim the militia captain, named Starkey.

Can fliers use ranged weapons while airborne? If possible, he would go about assembling a sort of pegasus air force in addition to the fortress guard proper.
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Re: My Little Fortress. Glitterglen.
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2011, 09:42:09 pm »

If it's not too late, I'd like to claim the royal guy as Khenal.  He's naive but an honest pony, and a little unsure what to do in this new place.  Send him into as many different jobs as you can.  When he finds the military, please issue him a spear.
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2011, 02:47:10 am »

Oh my god. A pony community fort.

Dibs on the next miner!
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2011, 04:10:10 am »

Inside this spoiler is the descriptions from in game of a few of the named ponies. I forgot to take a screenshot of Cryptson, sorry, I'll include it next update.
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Charity's Journal 7th Malachite 94

A cry came from the surface this day, I think it was Thundersplinters. I knew she should have stayed inside, but she wouldn't hear of it. The cry called out one word, "STRANGLERS!" Starkey knew it was his moment to shine, grabbed the copper battle axe, and ran for the surface.

Starkey charged the multi-armed beast and hacked it to bits in seconds. Turning, he ran toward it's mate. It was chasing one of our beasts of burden around the riverside. A water buffulo I believe. Cut it in two with two skillful chops of his axe, if the story he tells is true, regardless, he dealt with the threat, expertly.

Below image is combat report from the first Strangler.


19th Malachite 94

A herd, no a pride, or is it troop, or...Dammit, a WHOLE BUNCH, of Honey Badger Ponies, started harassing Thundersplinters, and our grazers today. I sent Starkey to hunt them all down. Haven't heard back from him yet.

1st Galena 94

Starkey returned from the surface. He's been chasing down every Honey Badger Pony in the area, his -copper high boots- are covered with dried badger pony blood. He requested that I draft more soldiers, says he can teach them how to fight if I can't find any experienced recruits. I told him I'd think about it. We certainly need a larger militia, but I'm not sure who to spare.

8th Galena 94

Keeping track of our constantly changing stocks, has come to take up most of my time, thus I need an assistant to manage the workers. Unfortunately no one here has a lick of managerial experience, I've decided to let that Royal, Khenal, help me out for a while until I find a more permanent assistant. That Khenal, I can tell he's trying, he helped the new earth pony, whatshisname, plow the fields, didn't expect to see him getting dirty, he surprised me there, he's also, been helping our food supplies by fishing whenever he isn't busy helping carry stone out of the tunnels, to the pile by the Mason's work area. He still hasn't found a proper place to fit in yet, but he's trying.

 27th Galena 94

Today is day of great auspiciousness. In search of deep metal our miner Cryptson has struck the great magma sea. He tells me that that can only mean that Raw Adamantine is nearby, a great find that could be, though if even a fraction of the legends surrounding that mysterious metal are true, then mining for it could be to hazardous, though he tells me there are some established methods of extracting it from the earth, something about making tiny windows. He's the miner I'll trust he knows what he's talking about but, it doesn't matter just yet as he has plenty of other work to do, without worrying about blue metal.

 I have decided that we should make use of the magic of magma and build a few magma powered smelters and furnaces, using the clay from the surface, and baking it in the heat of the magma, we can have all the pottery we could ever need. Hmm, maybe, we could use that glazing legend after all.

27th Galena 94 ammendum;

I seem to forgotten to mention in my journal, last week, that the area designated as the future hospital and well have been dug out. Only need to furnish them now.


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Re: My Little Fortress. Glitterglen.
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2011, 04:52:48 am »

A strong bond with nature????

I guess she's gonna have to come to terms with that filly-hood trauma of trees and flight training I was working on, perhaps put all that pent-up anger into part-time warrior training with the axe whenever her wood-cutting and carpentry skills aren't in demand.

Looking forward to seeing how this is going to develop.

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So! Failed to make peace, war looms, kill the infidels... what are our plans for the weekend?
The Giant Moles in the caverns of my current fort breed like crazy, even while regularly being decimated by other beasts entering them...

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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2011, 09:43:45 am »

Can I have thy Earth Pwny farmer?
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