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« Reply #100 on: July 07, 2018, 11:24:41 AM »
You and Akaramu should come up with names and potential careers for the kiddos!  You each pick one, maybe?

Whee I'm married! If one kid is a girl, I hereby name her Pumpkin. She shall pursue whatever career she's most interested in, but preferably something not too dangerous... mommy is a worrywart.

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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #101 on: July 07, 2018, 12:47:10 PM »
This post will be sparse on details on your chosen dwarves, but it'll be made up for in future posts!

... With the exception of AleDiamond.  Whoops.

Part 7 - AleDiamond Parts, Almost as Useful as Crundle Intestines!

20th of Slate, Year 407



We captured a pair of cave creatured today -- crundles, the animal trainer tells us.  They're small, fierce looking creatures.



Importantly, they lay eggs.  We'll start farming them immediately.

I've included a (moderately creepy) sketch (made using "Dwarf Portrait") of a standard dwarf, a turkey, and an adult crundle:



6th of Galena, Year 407



We have our first batch of crundle eggs!  They're... tough, and the little horned freaks don't like us taking them.

They'll make fine roasts.



We've started work outside the fortress -- we've decided to mine out the gabbro to make a sort of granite cavern.  The natural curve of the aquifer in the east makes it rather natrual looking, for a cave.

We've also started carving out catacombs.  All dead dwarves will get a coffin, a slab, and a personal engraving.

The first engraving is of dwarves prostrating before Savot Largecall, the femal dwarf deity of strength.

13th of Galena, Year 407



Gloomy has snatched a strange mix of materials and claimed a craftsdwarves shop.  I'm interested to see what he produces.



We've also started to collect a lot of information on crundle training.  Their bites are vicious, although most just annoying.  Hopefully we can replace stinking chickens and turkeys with these prolific egg-layers.



Our experience stems from the incredible number of crundles we've been catching.  We'll start slaughtering most of the males soon.  Their meat will likely be tasty.

18th of Galena, Year 407



We're catching even more crundles.  They won't stop fumbling into our traps.  HAH!



Gloomy finishes his work, today.  A... floodgate commemorating the founding of Coastlabor.

I guess we'll wait to see what the necromancer has in mind for this.

9th of Hematite, Year 407



We keep.  Catching.  Crundles.

How many of these damnable things live down there?



On the plus side, we're learning a lot about training small, evil creatures.



Even better, we're finding that their intestines are delicious. No doubt soon to be a treasured delicacy.

3rd of Limestone, Year 407



We've finished the first floor of the necormancer's tower -- a simple library we're calling "The Treasury of Conjurers" (a random name, believe it or not).

We'll start assigning scholars (in particular, Gloomy) soon enough.

The statues are of Gloomy and Bim, the first dwarven necromancers of our civilization.  Gloomy immortalized himself crafting a coffer of granite.

3rd of Sandstone, Year 407



We've built a testing chamber for the undead -- corpses can be placed in the chamber, and be locked in with the western gate.

The eastern gate hides a set of fortifications one can see through.  We'll allow Gloomy to sit in the eastern observation chamber, place a hostile creature and a dead body in the testing chamber, and use the levers to allow Gloomy a safe view of the corpse and enemy.

Hopefully we can get something we can turn loose on potential invaders.

We'll need to wait to capture something hostile -- we've trained all the crundle.

10th of Sandstone, Year 407



Despite not documenting it in a while, that abominable smoke hangs on the edge of our mind.  It moves in massive clouds over the ocean, sometimes bathing the shore in its foul stench.  Clouding vision.  Threatening to cover us in necrosis.

We've done well to avoid it, so far.

25th of Sandstone, Year 407



Gloomy as produced his first scroll -- Doubts about Interviews.  It's a piece that concerns using interviews as sources, and presumably, how Gloomy doubts that they're particularly good sources at all.

A interesting choice.



Interesting is that we've noticed some changes in Gloomy's personality. Lately he's been professing that he "would have all masters toppled."  An strange quirk seeing as he's on track to be... well... our master.

He's seemed to have lost aversion to death, however, moving on to sympathy over such things.  Perhaps a result of his avoiding it entirely?

21st of Timber, Year 407



Today we saw a clutch of quindecaplets hatch!



Beautiful horned baby crundles.



Beauiful baby crundles who won't stop breaking out and running all over the damn fortress.

We've decided that we're going to allow one clutch to hatch per egg-lay.  We'll have maximum two generations alive at any one time, and slaughter the oldest every season.  That should give them time to grow -- they start very, very small.



16th of Moonstone, Year 407



We've had a few tantruming dwarves, lately.  All relatively recent immigrants from Helmsfirst.  Today, one beat Gloomy bloody in the training room.

18th of Moonstone, Year 407



Luckily for us, two of the tantruming dwarves managed to beat each other into submission -- after beating several other dwarves.

ApplePie is getting a workout treating all the wounded.

17th of Moonstone, Year 407



The militia commander managed to kill one of our brewers -- punched him in the head and neck.  The brewer later died in the hospital.

But... that laughter... Armok's beard, that laughter.



Urvad -- the militia commander, and one of the tantruming dwarves -- crawled his way out of his hospital bed, snatched a cleaver off the butcher's counter, and immediately cut down AleDiamond!  Oh no!

He's currently gleefully butchering her corpse right where we prepare our crundle intestines!



While he's distracted, we've started to ask some of the troublemakers to leave.  There really aren't that many -- four max.

We're sending them to Tally to sort out.

4th of Opal, Year 407



Urvad stumbled out of the butchers shop today, covered in the blood of AleDiamond.  He retched on his own stink before raising a bloodied shield into the air -- a shield literally made out of AleDiamond's bones.

... We'll assign it to Gloomy immediately.

5th of Opal, Year 407



Gloomy has written another scroll -- this time, a commentary on the preparation and use of adhesive materials.

19th of Opal, Year 407



We've finished AleDiamond's final accommodations, in the crypt.  We're not sure why the engravers chose the engraving they did, but it will have to do.  She's been buried beside the brewer the Militia Commander murdered.

"Friend of minks."  A fitting inscription.  I guess.

She did like slabs?  Now she's got her own!



We've asked the militia commander and his wife to leave.  Good riddance.

That's all the tantruming dwarvs dead or gone.

1st of Granite, Year 408



Today was a wondeful day for dwarven inginuity!  With spring comes the opening day of our new waterfall structure near the dining area -- seperating the cooking and farming from the tavern.

This should serve to clean dwarves off on their way back from the farms, and give them wonderful thoughts and experiences.  Dwarves do love their waterfalls!

We've assembled a lever so that we can shut the mechanism off if need be (if it becomes unnecessary, or to save FPS).



The fortress continues to do well -- we're assigning a new broker as per Slagbottom's orders.

We'll give updates on all the dwarves of note next year.  (Plenty of time for Cind to pick a new one... again.  Sorry!  hah!)



Winter's snow has not yet melted, and the sandy-shale beaches are covered in ice and sludge.

The Eternal Murk continues to stink, although the sea-breeze keeps it away.  Unless the abominable smoke is drifting by, of course.

Our tower isn't much to look at from the surface, yet.  But that will change in the coming days.  The entire world will know the sight of Coastlabor -- and they will rue the day they ever crossed The Autumnal Irons!
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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #102 on: July 07, 2018, 01:05:28 PM »
You and Akaramu should come up with names and potential careers for the kiddos!  You each pick one, maybe?

Whee I'm married! If one kid is a girl, I hereby name her Pumpkin. She shall pursue whatever career she's most interested in, but preferably something not too dangerous... mommy is a worrywart.

On it next round.

Also, I've updated the dwarf information page!

I very much suggest you read it!  Some of your dwarves have storied pasts!

We've also three new dwarves, Evena Bridgebound (carpenter), Oglav Raysfurnace (furnace operator), and Sten Racepage (Militia Captain/engraver/scholar/dwarven syrup maker), all adopted by Wer6 on discord:





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« Reply #103 on: July 07, 2018, 03:53:09 PM »
Part 8 - The Dead Walk Again

2nd of Granite, Year 408



Gloomy has taken possession of AleDiamond the artifact dwarf-bone shield.  Hopefully he's pleased.

11th of Granite, Year 408



We've captured our first cave troll, today!



They just a bit larger than a dwarf, but far nastier in many respects.  They're "intelligent," so we can't train them.  We may be able to breed them, though.

13th of Granite, Year 408



One of our scholars has produced a work -- A Record of Minerals.  No doubt it's a record of minerals.

2nd of Slate, Year 408



We've loaded the dead-carapace of the one-eyed copper crab-monster into the test-chamber.  We're just linking things up now.  We'll use a troll as bait, and as a test subject of its might.

22nd of Slate, Year 408



We've captured an interesting specimen today -- a voracious cave crawler.

(Image by Saltmummy626)

They're rather large and bulky, and their nasty maw might make for formidable war animals.  We suspect we can raise nymphs, if we can get a breeding pair.



6th of Felsite, Year 408

This has been a good year for capturing creatures!



This time we've captured blind cave ogres -- large relatives of the trolls.



As shown in this to-scale image, they're incredibly large.  Again, "intelligent," so not exactly trainable.  But they may be weaponzied by a creative dwarf.

15th of Felsite, Year 408



Armok's beard, today was a test of our mettle.  Something let loose one of the trolls -- we suspect one of the crundles that's always running around.

Luckily for us it made its escape toward the caverns, and we were able to smash it over the head with a bridge.  Multiple times.

2nd of Hematite, Year 408



Gloomy conducted his first necromancy experiment today.  It seems the decayed chitin is not a suitable body for raising -- maybe the graspers needed to move have rotted away?

We'll have to try something else.

9th of Hematite, Year 408



Since the crundles won't stop escaping, we've starting tying them up at doors around the fortress.  Hopefully they'll alert us of any intruders.  We're using males, as the females are a useful source of eggs and are wasted at station points.

15th of Hematite, Year 408



Success!  Today we caught a female voracious cave crawler to mate with our male.  Since our animal trainer is stretched thin, we've assigned Gronkle to help.   The fishing project is going slowly, so he's got free time.

19th of Hematite, Year 408



Gloomy has surprised us with another text -- a... well.  He tried to right a comedic guide to using beakers.

It's... well, it's great, Gloomy.  Good job.



Our work with the crundles continues to improve.  We're starting to build muzzles so they stop biting the animal trainers.

15th of Malachite, Year 408

A foul hissing was heard coming from the caverns, today.  A beast has come forth from its depths.



A massive creature -- a one-eyed... alligator looking thing.  It's been spotted spitting webs at creatures, which it summarily bites the head off of.



It's very, very large.



It quickly made for our doors and smashed them to pieces -- we've closed the gate until we can come up with a plan to deal with it.

21st of Limestone, Year 408



We accepted dwarven traders today -- probably from The Armory of Blood.  We've bought a copy of a book called "Ruin," which discusses the secrets of life and death.  We've made it a personal item of Gloomy, so that the scholars don't get out of hand.

10th of Sandstone, Year 408



That creature is making a mess of the caves.  We're still building a means by which to capture or kill it.  Hopefully the bodies don't rot -- rutherer make for good meat.



The trap chamber is relatively simple -- we've build a support holding up a section of rock, a few statues to distract the creature, and some cave traps.

Best case scenario, we knock it out and catch it in a cage.  Worst case, we kill it.

We're going to link some backup levers to the support and make a few more changes before testing it out.

24th of Sandstone, Year 408



Regrettably I don't have better illustrations to record, but we killed the beast!  The cave-in smashed its skull in.

We're -quickly- moving to retrieve it before it rots.

25th of Sandstone, Year 408

... While cleaning up from the beast, we noticed some of the dwarves eyeballing the corpses with a familiar glimmer in their eye.



Once confronted, Melbil and Zan quickly admitted to sneaking into the necromancer's library and reading a book of magic!



It seems there was a second scroll detailing the secrets of life and death -- The Knowledge of Extinction.  We forgot to control it.

THANKS TALLY.  WE BLAME YOU.

9th of Timber, Year 408



Today... Today Morul 'Gloomy' Trademine realized his destiny!  We placed the dead body of the one-eyed alligator in the test chamber, and Gloomy was able to reanimate it.  And oh... oh, it's beautiful.



Shedim Onamtabmik's animated corpse is stronger than it everwas in life.  It doesn't seem to have maintained its ability to shoot webs, but it painted the test chamber cyan with the troll's blood.

We'll start setting up a way to control its movements so that we can use it against our enemies.

Good work, Gloomy.

However...



There was an accident.  One of the "new necromancers" doesn't seem to have as good of control of his powers.



Zan, on a whim, animated the corpse of a dead rutherer -- a massive, furry, cave-dwelling beast.  The citizens surround it and beat it into submission, although not before it managed to kill one of the miners.



Thankfully Esthan, one of the other miners, put the beast down before anyone else was killed.

Maybe we need to rethink our body and animal parts pile:



22nd of Moonstone, Year 408



We've completed our first animal pit today -- a shallow pit with grates placed over the edges, so monster's can't escape.  We'll train trainable creatures in many pits like these, and feed less-tame creatures in a similar manner.

We intend to fill the cavern with these sorts of structures.



This particular pit houses our voracious cave crawlers.  We look forward to them reproducing.



The crundles, on the other hand, will stay near the kitchens.  They produce a lot of good offal, meat, and egg.  Too convenient.

Hopefully we can capture a species to milk.

... We haven't tried milking the crundles, yet.  Hmmm.

16th of Opal, Year 408



We heard screeches from the caverns, today -- Hron was collecting a cage when he spotted it.  A massive pterosaur creature, flying around and emitting horrid gas.

Hron got away, slamming the door behind him.  We quickly closed the gates (ApplePie pulled the lever -- good work).



The creature spits boiling fluid, melting everything it touches (except itself).

We're going to CAPTURE it and use it to kill any other nasty beasts that wander out the caverns.



This creature is even LARGER than our zombified alligator-monster.  We'll need to be careful.

1st of Obsidian, Year 408



A dwarf has produced a fanciful bobcat leather shield -- perhaps a dwarf would be interested in earning it.  It would likely take an interesting idea to take such a treasure -- the silver alone is worth many Urists.

24th of Obsidian, Year 408



We're putting finishing touches on our monster trap.  We'll lure the creature into the downstairs portion, and close a retracting bridge over it.  From then on, our citizens will use the northern tunnel to access the caverns.  If any more beasts come, we'll close all the tunnels off except the southern tunnel.  Fortifications between the two tunnels should allow the pterosaur to spit boiling liquid over the intruder.

If the intruder wins, we'll just swap whitch chamber is the holding and which is the killing.



We've also started building a permenant chamber for our zombie-gator.  It's a simple underground chamber with a pressure-plate linked to a gate.  ApplePie's dog keeps producing puppies that we slaughter for meat, but we'll just start using them to lure zombies around instead.

We've tied a puppy up.  Once we release the creature, hopefully it will stumble into the trap (looking to eat the puppy), step on the pressure plate, and seal itself in.  We'll build a second so that we can cycle it back and forth when we want to release it.

1st of Granite, Year 409



And another year is done at Coastlabor -- a year that's been very productive indeed.



We've shuffled the administrative positions around some -- Gronkle is the new Militia Commander.  We'll hopefully be pursuing some of the dreams of the notable dwarves, now -- though they're doing pretty damn well themselves.

(feel free to ask any questions you might have about them!)
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« Reply #104 on: July 07, 2018, 06:22:19 PM »
That was a lot to catch up on!

Gloomy is pleased with access to his own tower, regardless of how tall it is. A few dwarves have been heard complaining though, since his cackles carry from it all over the fortress.

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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #105 on: July 08, 2018, 03:07:24 AM »
Poor AleDiamond! Ah, well, at least she ended up somewhere she liked far too much.

I'd like my next one to be named Cheesecloth, please. I'd like it if she could work making clothes or yarn, although I'll take cheesemaking (all irony is lost on me) or being a chef.

Let it be known that in her last days AleDiamond was explaining to people the beauty of a graveyard filled with gravestones and trying to get people to see the beauty of it.
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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #106 on: July 08, 2018, 01:59:09 PM »
You and Akaramu should come up with names and potential careers for the kiddos!  You each pick one, maybe?

Whee I'm married! If one kid is a girl, I hereby name her Pumpkin. She shall pursue whatever career she's most interested in, but preferably something not too dangerous... mommy is a worrywart.

And the other shall be Named Bootstrap. Gronkle will likewise let them do whatever they are interested in, but will dissaprove if its not being a fisherman or miner. He might also show dissaproval even if they are, He believes all children should grow up with the dissaproval of their parents.

As Commander or captain or whatever, Titles confuse Gronkle. He suggests live training against these cave trolls.
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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #107 on: July 08, 2018, 07:31:22 PM »
That was a lot to catch up on!

Gloomy is pleased with access to his own tower, regardless of how tall it is. A few dwarves have been heard complaining though, since his cackles carry from it all over the fortress.

It's coming along -- any special requests for his personal quarters?

Part 9 - Splat

25th of Granite, Year 409

We've several new dwarves of note, this year:

I'd like my next one to be named Cheesecloth, please. I'd like it if she could work making clothes or yarn, although I'll take cheesemaking (all irony is lost on me) or being a chef.



Cheesecloth is a resident cook -- and a good one.  They also do some mechanics work on the side.

You and Akaramu should come up with names and potential careers for the kiddos!  You each pick one, maybe?

Whee I'm married! If one kid is a girl, I hereby name her Pumpkin. She shall pursue whatever career she's most interested in, but preferably something not too dangerous... mommy is a worrywart.

And the other shall be Named Bootstrap. Gronkle will likewise let them do whatever they are interested in, but will dissaprove if its not being a fisherman or miner. He might also show dissaproval even if they are, He believes all children should grow up with the dissaproval of their parents.

Bootstrap:



Pumpkin:



26th of Granite, Year 409



We've managed to trap the pterosaur!  Hopefully our fortifactions work, and we can use it to kill other nasty creatures.

20th of Slate, Year 409

As Commander or captain or whatever, Titles confuse Gronkle. He suggests live training against these cave trolls.

The Commander has declared that the trolls be used for training -- we've set up a cage in the cavern.



Since there are only two full-time militia dwarves (the other dwarves just train with the militia), we decided to just send those two -- Commander Grinkle and Captain Sten.

Gronkle was armed with a steel war-hammer, Sten with a steel spear.  They made -quick- work of the beast.  Sten incapacitated the creature with a few well-placed stabs, Gronkle broke enough bones that it couldn't move, and Sten put it out of its misery.

Since it went down so easy, we may try breeding the trolls -- get more for practice.

7th of Felsite, Year 409



Work continues on the tower -- we intend for it to be many stories, so that it can house many useful... things.  So far we've avoided any trouble with the evil smoke.

20th of Hematite, Year 409



Today was a good day for our breeding program -- new voracious cave crawlers have emerged.  The pit will hopefully soon be writhing with them!  (Mwa ha ha ha ha!)

11th of Limestone, Year 409



An un-notable summer has given way to fall, and with it, an excellent catch from the caves.



We've captured a cave dragon, apparently one the beasts we were looking for.



The adult female we've captured is relatively large -- many times larger than even the voracious cave crawlers.  It's said they age very slowly -- taking 1000 years to reach their largest.

However, we expect they'll be large enough for war after, oh, say, a few centuries.  Apparently this is one of the long-term goals of our outpost -- war dragons for taking back the homeland.

8th of Sandstone, Year 409



Our knowledge of the crundles grows -- we capture tens of them a season in the caverns.  We train them.  We butcher them.  We cook them.

I'm getting a bit sick of crundle intestines.

12th of Sandstone, Year 409



We've finished the dragon pit, today.



Hopefully soon we can catch a male dragon, and start breeding little dragonlings.

21st of Sandstone, Year 409



We decided to start butchering the turkeys today -- we've an abundance of crundle eggs, and the turkeys are just... too much, at this point.

With the late fall coming, it seems a good time to eat turkey, although I'm not sure why.



Cheesecloth is doing a wonderful job processing the birds.

25th of Sandstone, Year 409



Another horrid creature was spotted in the depths -- this time, from the second cavern layer.  We'll set our trap and hope it works.

10th of Opal, Year 409



We managed to trap the warbler -- it and the pterosaur are trading breaths of toxic emissions.  We'll see who dies first!

1st of Granite, Year 410

That was a lot to catch up on!

Gloomy is pleased with access to his own tower, regardless of how tall it is. A few dwarves have been heard complaining though, since his cackles carry from it all over the fortress.

With Gloomy happy with the tower, we've decided to start working on the roof and architectural accents -- winter put a damper on things.  The snow was thick, and the wind frigid.

With spring coming the snow atop the tower melted -- we've been unhappy with the design of the roof, so started to demolish it.



Unfortunately, there was an accident.  The dwarves removed blocks in the wrong order, causing a section of the roof to collapse.



Hron was hit with a gabbro block, which blew his lower  leg to smithereens.



Evena fared far, far worse.  She was thrown off the roof and landed many stories down, just... sort of splattering all over the base.

Several other dwarves were injured, although their wounds were far more minor.



We've quickly engraved a slab and interred our legendary carpenter.  She'll be missed.



... Oh well!  Work continues in the year 310!

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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #108 on: July 08, 2018, 08:19:43 PM »
Gloomy requests a pimp-throne. The dwarves have no idea what that is, but it sounds cool they guess.

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« Reply #109 on: July 08, 2018, 08:41:53 PM »
Conan the Dragontamer arrives from distant lands, seeking glory. And leadership. And Dragons to train for war.
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« Reply #110 on: July 08, 2018, 09:36:19 PM »
Quite the thrilling read! Dwarf Fortress is always a game I enjoy more reading or watching other people play than I enjoy when I play it myself and these embarkments have been really interesting. It seems that the war against the goblins will be brutal with these war dragons.

I'd like to adopt a dwarf; TwoTankards because they drink with two tankards in the drinking hall. Any profession.
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« Reply #111 on: July 09, 2018, 09:47:26 AM »
Quite the thrilling read! Dwarf Fortress is always a game I enjoy more reading or watching other people play than I enjoy when I play it myself and these embarkments have been really interesting. It seems that the war against the goblins will be brutal with these war dragons.

Thanks!  And I hope so!

Part 10 - Pimp Throne

10th of Granite, Year 410

Conan the Dragontamer arrives from distant lands, seeking glory. And leadership. And Dragons to train for war.



A dwarf named "Conan" came to us early last year, and piddled around not doing much of anything.  Today, however, they expressed interest in training the dragon and in joining the ranks of the fighting dwarves (having trained with them a time as a citizen)

We asked if Conan had any experience with either... and we're not certain they do.

For now they'll be assigned to crundle duty, and be allowed to work with the dragon exclusively.  Conan will serve under the command of Militia Captain Sten until they've proved their worth!

I'd like to adopt a dwarf; TwoTankards because they drink with two tankards in the drinking hall. Any profession.



Another dwarf quickly namking a name for themselves is our manager, who has earned the nickname 'TwoTankards.'  I expect the two tankards are to deal with the stresses that come with being outpost manager.



Our outpost has a lot of notable dwarves!  Lucky us!

11th of Granite, Year 410



The forgotten beast extract battle has resulted in a stalemate, so far.  The pterosaur is bleeding everywhere, though, so the warbler seems to be winning.

24th of Granite, Year 410



Militia Captain Sten surprised us today, cutting a perfect tiger iron gem.  I suppose she'll be taking over as gem-cutter from now on, given how good she is at it.

7th of Slate, Year 410



Gronkle & ApplePie's eldest daughter's birthday was today -- her first day as an adult.

Most dwarves grow up wanted to be farmers -- they spend a lot of their childhood picking plump helmets in the tunnels, as it's the only job they're really allowed by dwarven law.

However, given that Pumpkin has dreams of starting a family, we've given her a job as a tavern keeper -- so she can meet people!  Further, she's going to serve in the military, in her father's unit.

2nd of Felsite, Year 410



We had another accident deconstructing the tower roof, today...

A dwarf pulled the floor out from under another -- our book-keeper fell several stories and splatted worse than the carpenter did.



15th of Felsite, Year 410



We started building a dedicated hospital today, but we lost a patient -- one of the ones that originally fell off the tower.  I guess their wounds weren't as minor as we thought.  They lingered for a long while, though.  Good dwarf.

I believe that brings the death-count up to 3 for Gloomy's tower.

22nd of Felsite, Year 410

Today we tested the mettle of the militia!



The guard crundles did their job and started shrieking when they spotted it -- a hideous werebear, much like the one rumored to have attacked Helmsfirst so many years ago!



Gronkle, Conan, Sten, and Pumpkin were dispatched to the gates.  Pumpkin hid behind the wall during the battle, but the three experienced dwarves made efficient work of the beast.



I wouldn't say the battle was short, but it was effective.

After several rounds of back and forth combat -- wherin the beast didn't land any blows -- Conan distracted the beast, hacking away with his steel short sword.  Meanwhile, Gronkle and Sten flanked it with their hammer and spear, respectively.  The killing blow went to Sten -- a jab to the skull.

27th of Felsite, Year 410

Gloomy requests a pimp-throne. The dwarves have no idea what that is, but it sounds cool they guess.



Gloomy's "pimp throne" was finished, today.

Well.. a temporary one.  It's made of tunnel-tube, a naturally purplish cave-wood.  The scholars tell us that this is about as "crunk" a material as one can get, save for actual purple stone.

Given that our carpenter fell off the tower, however, we've had to appoint a new one.  This is their first chair -- in fact, their first carpentry project ever.

I expect it's... rickety, to say the least.  We'll train them up and build another when they're experienced.  We'll also see about importing some diamonds to stud it with -- the scholars say "that shit would be pimp as fuck."
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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #112 on: July 09, 2018, 03:15:33 PM »
Part 11 - Necromancy Refined, Monster Slaying, and Workplace Accidents

5th of Hematite, Year 410



The abominable smoke occasionally bathes our tower near the beach -- usually we can get the dwarves underground in time.

It's actually rather nice -- should serve as a decent deterrent, should the goblins ever learn we're here.

9th of Galena, Year 410



One of the dwarves produced an intersting craft, today -- a bow of artifact quality.

We'll have to decide who uses it -- until then, it'll rest in the stockpile, or maybe go on display.

11th of Galena, Year 410



Today a batch of dwarves were caught in the smoke -- they all left a trail of blood to the hospital, but all seem to be on track to survive.  As far as I can tell, nobody lost any limbs, either!

16th of Galena, Year 410



Today is a full moon, and it has brought another were-creature -- this time spotted well in advance.

We must be near some lair of theirs.



Despite not being dispatched, Cheesecloth charged the beast and bit it, latching on for the entire battle.  The real militia came soon after -- Sten managed to land the killing blow again.

25th of Limestone, Year 410



This year seems to be the year of beasts -- a massive, feathered ass was spotted in the caverns!

We decided to dispatch Sten, Pumpkin, Gronkle, and Conan, seeing as they've been doing so well.



Gronkle met the creature first, and drew it back to the stairs -- from there, Conan was able to strike the beast down with his steel sword.  Huzzah!



19th of Sandstone, Year 410



It took a few weeks to haul the thing up from the depths, but TwoTankards was able to butcher the forgotten beast for us.

We'll be eating ass meat for weeks!  Hooray!



8th of Timber, Year 410



We've finished construction of a more efficient necromancy chamber, just outside the body-storage area.

We captured a Gorlak -- a very sweet, rotund, tusked underground man-creature -- and locked it in the northern chamber.  Bodies will be stored in the southern chamber, underneath cage-traps.  The necromancer working that day will be placed in the center chamber.

The levers can toggle the bridges up and down, obstructing or allowing view of the gorlak and the bodies.  The presence of the gorlak will then "motivate" the necromancer to work their magics on the bodies.



Zan, one of the scholars, volunteered to use the chamber first.  We attempted to revive the bodies of the dead werebears.



The test was succesful, more or less!  One of the bodies was reanimated, and captured in the trap.  The other appears to be too mangled due to some... overzealous militia-dwarves.

We'll be displaying the animated remains of these beasts outside the tower, for the time being.



In other news, Gronkle has been professing his love for his hammer.  How touching.

19th of Moonstone, Year 410



TwoTankards claimed a workshop and made a mini-forge, a sort of toy, out of blood thorn.  He's claimed it as his.  We're... going to let him keep it.

10th of Opal, Year 410



ApplePie's dog has seen it fit to chase boar-people all around the swamp.



The poor thing wouldn't stop screaming.  Eventually the dog caught up and... well.  Finished it.

1st of Granite, Year 411



Spring is upon us, and the state of the fortress is good.

We're going to send a message telling the homelands that we'll accept more migrants -- perhaps upward of twenty more.  We could use the extra hands.

2nd of Granite, Year 411



... There was another accident at the tower, today.

ApplePie fell from the very top, and managed to smash most of her limbs.  Seeing as she generally does all the surgery, we'll have to recruit some other dwarves.

We've decided to let the necromancers experiment with medicine, a bit.  She'll probably live!

... Woops.



Despite the workplace accidents (which may be due to the incredible amounts of vomit and spilled ale covering the worksite), the tower is coming along nicely.

We intend to stretch the main tower at least twice as tall.  We've finished one of the auxilary structures -- a low watchtower we'll be able to station guards on.

We've decided that, once the main tower is built to a suitable height, we'll build a simple cone-shaped roof our of wood.  We'll likely also add a pair of much smaller auxillary towers which can be only accessed from upper levels -- personal quarters for the necromancers themselves.

... We'll need to get ApplePie healed up, first, though.
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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #113 on: July 09, 2018, 03:36:51 PM »
Running out of room in initial post, so expanding dwarf info here.  Will link this post from the front, and keep it updated:

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[DEAD] 'Evena' Bridgebound (adopted by Wer6)

[Reserved for portrait]

Born: 339, to unknown parentage
Died: 410, fell from the tower Coastlabor while working on the roof.
Fun Fact: Was a legendary carpenter.

Notable life events:
  • Midautumn 400, Evena settled at Helmsfirst.
  • Midspring 403, Evena was expelled from Helmsfirst for tantruming.  She stole a siltstone mug on her way out.
  • Early winter 403, Evena settled in Portalwhipped.
  • Early winter 403, Evena settled in the hillocks of Wheelclosed.
  • Midsummer 405, Evena migrated to Coastlabor and immediately crafted Heatmeal, a legendary plum wood casket
  • 405-410, Evena worked as master carpenter in Coastlabor.
  • While deconstructing the old roof of Gloomy's tower at Coastlabor, Evena fell to her death, splatting on the tower base.


[ALIVE] 'Oglav' Raysfurnace (adopted by Wer6)

[Reserved for portrait]

Born: 328, to unknown parentage
Died: NOT DEAD
Fun Fact: Has three children with a necromancer.

Notable life events:
  • Midsummer 400, Oglav settled at Helmsfirst, a metalcrafter.
  • Midspring 403, Oglav was expelled from Helmsfirst for tantruming.  He settled in Portalwhipped, and then Wheelclosed.
  • Midspring 404, Oglav married the dwarf Melbil Stoppaged.
  • Midspring 406, Oglav and Melbil Stoppaged resettled in Coastlabor.
  • 406, Deler, a son, was born.
  • 408, Sibrek, a daughter, was born.
  • Midautumn 408, his wife learned the secrets of life and death, and became a necromancer at Coastlabor.
  • 409, Reg, a daughter, was born.


[ALIVE] 'Sten' Racepage(adopted by Wer6)

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Born: 321, to unknown parentage
Died: NOT DEAD
Fun Fact: Come to Coastlabor a "Historian."

Notable life events:
  • Late spring 404, settled at Helmsfirst.
  • Early spring 405, resettled in Cactusirons.
  • Midspring 406, resettled again, in Coastlabor, as a historian in the necromancer Gloomy's library.
  • Early winter 408, Sten was made Militia Captain at Coastlabor.
  • Early spring 410, Sten created Metaldrain, a perfect cut tiger-iron.
  • Late spring 410, Sten killed the goblin werebear Dunem  "The Mysterious Grove" Patterncooks with a steel spear.
  • Late summer 410, Sten killed the goblin werebear Utes "The Tufted Fight" Visemaligned with a steel spear.
  • Early spring 411, Sten killed the goblin werebear Utes Menaceclocks with a steel spear.


[ALIVE] 'TwoTankards' Minedcalm (adopted by Bushranger)

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Born: 313, to unknown parentage
Died: NOT DEAD
Fun Fact: Called TwoTankards because he uses two tankards.

Notable life events:
  • Early spring 401, settled at Helmsfirst.
  • Midspring 403, TwoTankards was expelled from Helmsfirst for throwing tantrums.  He stole a diorite block on his way out.
  • Early spring 403, TwoTankards migrated to Portalwhipped and then Wheelclosed.
  • Midspring 404, TwoTankards married Thikut Squirtcopper (lol)
  • Early spring 409, TwoTankards and Squirtcopper settled in Coastlabor.
  • Midspring 409, TwoTankards was made the Manager at Coastlabor.
  • Early winter 410, Dragonmorose the Wasp of Labors was created by TwoTankards.  A weird toy.


[ALIVE] 'Cheesecloth' Staffshoved (adopted by Cind)

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Born: 326, to unknown parentage
Died: NOT DEAD
Fun Fact: After getting caught in the rain in 408, decided "it is important to conceal emotions and refrain from complaining."

Notable life events:
  • Early spring 402, settled in Helmsfirst.  Became a cook in 403.
  • 403-404, created masterful roast after masterful roast for Helmsfirst.
  • Early spring 405, Cheesecloth resettled in Cactusirons.
  • Midautumn 405, resettled in Coastlabor.
  • Midautumn 409, Cheesecloth crafter Fragrantdivine, an artifact quality shale mechanism.


[ALIVE] 'Conan' Rocksmystery (adopted by Delirium)

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Born: 317, to unknown parentage
Died: NOT DEAD
Fun Fact: His duck, Moldath Championlance, probably has the coolest name ever.

Notable life events:
  • Midspring 403, settled in Helmsfirst as a fisher worker.
  • Early spring 405, Conan resettled in Cactusirons.
  • Early spring 409, Conan resettled in Coastlabor as an animal trainer and militia dwarf, with hopes of being a cave dragon tamer.
  • Early spring 409, Conan adopted a male duck named Moldath Championlance.
  • Early summer 409, created The Blunt Bites, a shale toy forge.
  • Early autumn 410, Conan mortally wounded the forgotten beast Iquila Bugreined, a massive ass, with a steel short sword.  The beast later bled to death.


[ALIVE] 'Pumpkin' Pearlfortress (informally adopted by Akaramu)

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Born: 398, to 'Gronkle' (WanderingOoze) and 'ApplePie' (Akaramu)
Died: NOT DEAD
Fun Fact: None yet!

Notable life events:
  • Late spring 404, settled in Helmsfirst with her family.
  • Midautumn 405, Conan resettled in Coastlabor with her family.
  • Midspring 410, coming of age, Pumpkin became a Tavern Keeper and Militia Dwarf (serving under her father Gronkle).


[ALIVE] 'Bootstrap' Throatclasps (informally adopted by WanderingOoze)

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Born: 406, to 'Gronkle' (Wandering Ooze) and 'ApplePie' (Akaramu)
Died: NOT DEAD
Fun Fact: None yet!

Notable life events:
  • None yet!
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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #114 on: July 09, 2018, 06:21:03 PM »
Poor ApplePie  :'(

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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #115 on: July 10, 2018, 03:55:00 PM »
Part 12 - Things That Bite

3rd of Granite, Year 411



One of the dwarves produced a buckler of servant crundle bone.  We'll have to assign it to one of the dwarves, if they're interested.

12th of Slate, Year 411



Another vicious werebear made its way to the tower, today, but it was very quickly put down by Captain Sten -- excellent work.



It was promptly reanimated and imprisoned outside the tower.



26th of Slate, Year 411

We recieved some migrants today, and got of on a good foot.



A priest traveling with the group went bonkers once arriving, and had to be put down by the militia.

Welcome to Coastlabor!

28th of Slate, Year 411

Poor ApplePie  :'(



After some healthy recover time, ApplePie is back at it!  Both legs and an arm are splinted, but... she's hobbling quickly enough.

We're a bit worried about another dwarf, though.



Hron's daughter likes to play make-believe with the dead bodies we stash in the necromancy chamber.

We... should lock that door.



We've also concluded our investigation into the workplace accidents at the tower.  It seems booze is to blame!  There are pools of it, and vomit, all over the damn place.

27th of Hematite, Year 411



We... have a lot of voracious cave crawlers.  A literal pit-full.

We'll need to start butchering some for meat, it seems.  Hopefully training some for other uses.

They're fully domesticated now, so generally pretty safe.  Too safe.

2nd of Malachite, Year 411



We finished Gloomy's bedroom today.  The artifact shale bed is there, as well as a desk, and some nice furniture.  For now it's roughly midway up the planned tower -- that'll change as we finish the structure itself.



We've also finished setting up his throne-room.  His pimp throne, and a pair of display cases are there.  We've the artifact bow, and the artifact dwarf bone earring on display at the moment.

We've also tied up a few crundles -- the little devils will be nice handservants.

14th of Limestone, Year 411



We had a bit of an accident -- a troll get let out of its cage.

Thankfully our wrestling training is really paying off -- the citizens were able to put it down with a little help from the militia.  No injuries!

11th of Sandstone, Year 411



While wandering the lower caverns we found a hole in the ground -- a pool of magma.  Closer inspection revealed a VAST amount of it just below the surface.

We'll make use of this sometime, for certain.

For now, we've started dumping extra crundles into it.  They have a -lot- of babies now and again, and they're not worth the effort to butcher.  No meat when they're that small.

16th of Timber, Year 411



We've amassed quite a bit of knowledge about cave crawlers, and have decided some new training is in order.

(These can be trained as mounts during world-gen, but there's no option to do that during fortress mode.  So, I've gone ahead and modified the RAWs just a bit to let them be trained as "war animals," which is the closest we can get).



The trainers got to work quickly -- we'll have a serious force of these creatures soon.

They reach their full size relatively quickly, too.  2 years -- not a long wait in the scheme of things.

12th of Moonstone, Year 411



While winter sets in above, cries of some beast come from below.

A massive bat was spotted, feasting on the dead bodies of crundles.  We sent the militia down to deal with this one.



We had some wounds -- nothing the doctors couldn't fix -- but came out victorious.  The kill again goes to Captain Sten.

2nd of Opal, Year 411



Today we caught an exceptional beast.  A jabberer, cousin to the elk bird!



Its in rough shape, but its a truly mighty beast -- the size of an elephant, at least.  Goblins have trained these things in the past, so I have no doubt we can as well.



The animal trainers were so excited, they started training it while the cage was being hauled upstairs!

6th of Opal, Year 411



Winter hasn't slowed the werebear attacks -- this one went for the dog tied up in our "zombie trap."

We'll leave it there for the time being.

8th of Obsidian, Year 411



One of the miners lost their mind after several months of demanding yarn cloth.  We didn't have anything to sheer, so no yarn.

Luckily for us, he wandered into the bone pit?  We've locked him in so nature can take its course.

1st of Granite, Year 412



Another spring, and another year with exciting prospects.
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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #116 on: July 10, 2018, 04:25:00 PM »


So, one of my favorite plugins, There Will Be Text, is updated!  The short of it is that everything involving text will be a lot easier to read now.  Multilevel rendering is also making a comeback.

I've also updated to the new version:

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Just some cleaning before we embark on the villain changes. There's a new offloading popup that can come up on the season change if you have enough activity in your world; it can take a little time in larger worlds, but that's all time that is no longer intermittent lag and it's also less time overall due to reduced redundancies. If you have an autosave, the offload will be incorporated into that, so autosaves might seem slightly longer (if so, you are also getting the same lag reduction.)

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Made baron elevate to count properly
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Made squad orders respect successful site conquest (so new members don't try to reconquer)

Other bug fixes/tweaks
Fixed broken display for multiple adventurer agreements
Show proper mission text for messengers instead of No Job
Made tantruming dwarves cancel activities
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The next update is still old graphics/version, but the one after will be easier to look at and more fun!  Yay!
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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #117 on: July 10, 2018, 07:45:08 PM »
Gloomy seems particularly pleased by the addition of a pimp-throne for which to rest his immortal, never-tiring buttocks.

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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #118 on: July 10, 2018, 07:46:29 PM »
Gloomy seems particularly pleased by the addition of a pimp-throne for which to rest his immortal, never-tiring buttocks.

As an update, we're hoping his tower is "done" in the sense that it actually has a roof come mid year 413.  Woohoo!

There are a LOT of floors, so feel free to request certain things.  It's likely we'll start moving the entire fortress to it.

Part 13 - Pumpkin Gets Poisoned, Bootstrap Goes Crazy, and Conan Makes a Friend

7th of Granite, Year 412



After seven Armok damned years, we finally caught a fish to write home about.  A shark!

Apparently we're holding out for better, but it's a good start.

We'll likely dig a pond for it, and try and raise pups if we can catch a male.

1st of Felsite, Year 412



Turns out we have a gremlin problem.  These little shits keep sneaking into the catacombs, letting dangerous animals out of their cages, and pulling levers.  They also leave the doors unlocked for other nasties to get about.

We've set a gremlit trap for the little shits.

Gremlins can avoid traps, so we'll need to knock them out and push them into the cage mechanisms (we can't just kill them -- gotta experiment on them!)

So, we've placed a giant rock atop a support beam, surrounded it with cage traps, attached the support beam to a self-destruct lever, and put it all behind a locked door.

Those greedy shits won't be able to help themselves -- they'll pick the lock, pull the lever, and the boulder should knock them into one of the cage traps.

19th of Hematite, Year 412



It took almost two months, but the gremlin trap worked EXACTLY as planned!  HAHA!  Now we have a GREMLIN to decide what to do with.



... However, the animal trainers reported something interesting.



Gremlins are intelligent creatures.  This could be -very- interesting.

We're gonna wait until we have a breeding pair before we experiment with training them.  We've reset the trap, and put another one in the other caverns.

1st of Galena, Year 412



The caverns are actually proving a fruitful training ground.  The crundles and other beasties make for good practice -- hopefully if we cut through enough of them, we'll find some creatures we actually want to capture.

Armok's beard there are a lot of crundles.  Little shits.

10th of Galena, Year 412



Another disgusting beats was spotted in the caverns -- Pacata Umevafo Sanene yaralo!  NOT THE FABLED PACATA UMEVAFO SANENE YARALO!



Instead of fighting this one head on, we made creative use of our drawbridges in order to release the massive wren-creature, and make it go straight toward the foul slug.



The two did battle, and the wren came out victorious.



The dwarves are sick of the wren squeaking in the access tunnels, so we assembled the militia and let it into the fort -- to face it head on.



The battle was fierce, to say the least.  The creature met our dwarves headon in the mines, blasting its foul breath all over them, and engaging them in one on one combat.



At the end of it, we had lost two militia-dwarves, and had two with near mortal wounds.  The rest of the dwarves were covered in open wounds and bruises from the beast's breath -- the poison seemed to make the blood vessels underneath the skin burst.



Unfortunately, as was the case with the Dragon Tamer Conan, this left our dwarves blind.  We're unsure if we can heal it.

Conan was the most grievously injured by far.  He survived -- just barely -- and was carried to the hospital.



The scene was... unpleasant, even after the fact.  There was a trail of blood leading from the access tunnels all the way to the hospital.



Luckily we dwarves are a cleanly bunch -- we got to work cleaning it all up right away!

21st of Galena, Year 412



While cleaning up, we discovered that maybe Conan wasn't the worst off after-all.  One of the surviving troops seems to have forgotten his foot back at the battle-site (sock, shoe and all).

24th of Galena, Year 412



While not able to do much about the poison, the doctors did well treating the wounded.  Conan and the others will be fighting fit in no time (although they'll become proficient crutch-walkers, no doubt!).

26th of Galena, Year 412



... During the battle there was a bit of a miscommunication, and we forgot that Gronkle and ApplePie's other daughter, Bootstrap, needed some special materials.

She's... gone a touch mad.  We've locked her in the tombs, where she'll no doubt die. D:



However, on the plus side:



In his down time, Conan has had lots of spare time with the dragon.  He and it have formed a close bond.

Hopefully someday the dragon will have a mate.
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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #119 on: July 10, 2018, 08:48:25 PM »
Part 14 - The Spicy Messiah

6th of Sandstone, Year 412



We've decided to make a change to our animal population.  We have a -lot- of animals -- close to 100, and that's mostly voracious cave crawlers.

We've trained 11 war animals, and we're going to cull the rest of the herd.  We'll leave 2 males and 2 females, and cage them seperately.  When we're ready, we'll let them out to breed again.

(FPS was crawling -- it'll be relatively quick to get the pop back up when we need it)



We should end up with years worth of food, which is a plus!

11th of Timber, Year 412



Unfortunately, the babbling in the catacombs stopped today.  Bootstrap has left this world.

We've learned, however, that we can ask the engravers to make specific images -- we've instructed them to carve something about Bootstrap (and we'll do this for all future dead dwarves).  The artist called the piece "The Spicy Messiah."



RIP

4th of Opal, Year 412



Goden Rockprison is a veteran of Helmsfirst, our best creature tamer, and leader of the citizens militia training-squad.

Unfortunately, that hamfisted shit-head is losing her temper and beating the ever loving shit out of everyone.

In fact, she's expressed that "she's in a constant state of eternal rage," because "she was caught in the rain" once.  Armok's ass.



This asshole is so crazy, she beat one of the war crawlers to death.



She also beat a stoneworker to death -- a GOOD stoneworker.



We have very politely asked her to leave.

1st of Granite, Year 413



With a new year comes a renewed vision of the future.  The fortress is doing well, and we've gotten our animal population under control.  Hopefully we can catch the sea mons creatures we're looking for, get another gremlin, and another cave dragon.



Perhaps most importantly, we've finished the final floor of the central tower.  Next, we put a roof on.  After that, we'll start work furnishing it, and on the auxiliary structures.  Eventually we'll get to the architectural accents.

Praise be to Armok!  Blood for the blood god!
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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #120 on: July 10, 2018, 11:45:22 PM »
Gronkle Is quite content with His Children. Especially
Bootstrap, R.I.P, She Died mad and alone, as every
dwarf should. He only hopes his remaining daughter could
be more like his beloved hammer.

He proposes giving that shield that was made at some point
in the past to Sten, for finishing so many fights. Gronkle also
points out his leadership of the militia has been exceptional,
And requests that we remove any windows from any barracks.
He specifies further, that if there is no barracks, we should build one. And If there -is- one, without windows already, we must
construct windows, for the express purpose of removing them.
When asked why, he simply responds 'Windows are the eyes to the soul, and we can't have anyone seeing that, can we?!' Before bumbling off to polish his hammer.
 
The Ooze is strong with this one

You are our official hammer, Ooze.

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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #121 on: July 11, 2018, 04:32:39 AM »
Gloomy has been making ridiculous requests for the last week, the most absurd of them are:A small pool in his bedroom, a waterfall down the side of his tower, and a balcony in every direction for his floor of the tower.

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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #122 on: July 11, 2018, 10:38:44 AM »
After biting that werebeast some time back, Cheesecloth expresses that glory tastes good, and that anyone in the dining hall and kitchen when something bad enters the fortress should feel at ease when she is there.
Look, a petting tregil.  So silky...Feel him.

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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #123 on: July 11, 2018, 02:11:42 PM »
ApplePie doesn't want to talk about that other daughter. Apparently she hit her head during the accident, and now pretends she has only ever had one child.

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Re: [Dwarf Fortress] The Doomed World of Namthur
« Reply #124 on: July 11, 2018, 05:13:47 PM »
Part 15 - Cheesecloth (yeah)

20th of Slate, Year 413

He proposes giving that shield that was made at some point
in the past to Sten, for finishing so many fights. Gronkle also
points out his leadership of the militia has been exceptional,



Sten is attached to her shield already, and the artifact needs use, so Gronkle will carry it for the glory of the crundles that died to make it.

24th of Slate, Year 413



Another werebear attack left two of our war voracious cave cralwers dead.  These things aren't letting up.

9th of Hematite, Year 413



We got an alder-wood roof on the tower.  We may end up ripping it off, too -- the overseer liked the look of the stone.

It will serve for now, though.

7th of Limestone, Year 413



The militia met a gigant, poisonous, one-eyed frog in combat today.  They made quick work of it with no serious injuries.



We've started work on our new housing complex -- directly below the tower.  Everyone will start to move their things soon enough, and we should be mostly operating out of the tower.

1st of Galena, Year 413



Oglav put together a beautiful piece of armor -- not especially effective compared to steel, but a nice piece for display.

9th of Limestone, Year 413



A massive warthog with lidless eyes and poisonous spittle was spotted in the caverns -- we had the milita meet it like they have before.  They made quick work of it, as usual.  Excellent work.

20th of Limestone, Year 413



The depths keep throwing their worst beasts at us -- a massive dimetrodon came most recently. Due to its nasty dust attack, we sealed it in with the pterosaur.



Its dust is -foul- stuff.  It causes body parts to just rot right off.

We'll leave it locked up for now.

23rd of Linestone, Year 413



We have so much food that we've decided to reduce our crundle population.  We'll keep two breeding pairs if we ever have a need to repopulate them.

2nd of Sandstone, Year 413



With out king sending regular attacks to the Problematic Chambers, and our military more capable than I would have expected, we figured it's time to help out our people.  We're sending the troops to Rightsmountain, with its ancient library.



18th of Sandstone, Year 413



The troops returned today, and found no resistance.  Now is the time to strike!



With Sten doing so well, we think its only fair if they be given a true leadership opportunity.  We're sending her alone to take over the fort -- she'll likely populate it herself with her own chosen dwarves.





We send her forth in gem-clad steel, ready!



27th of Sandstone, Year 413



We've received word that Sten has taken control of the fortress.  Huzzah!

28th of Timber, Year 413



Our first student-teacher relationship has formed in the library -- we wonder if Zan will pass on the secrets of life and death.  We'll keep a close eye.

25th of Moonstone, Year 413



Today... was a challening day.

Cheesecloth went absolutely mad, throwing one of the most vicious tantrums we've ever seen.  She started by horribly beating Slagbottom, who soonafter died in the hospital.



Slagbottom's body was very quickly moved to the catacombs -- we'll call this an accident, for now.



The engravings were done by the one and only Conan, who, is recovering fairly well.  Unfortunately, he's been left with long-lasting nerve damage that makes walking without crutches impossible.



He is, however, getting better at it!



A dwarf named Zan has assumed Slagbottom's former position.  We're unsure what to expect from this dwarf.

8th of Opal, Year 413



We've moved Gloomy's personal quarters to the top of the tower, his throne room one floor below, and the library/study just below that.

Gloomy has been making ridiculous requests for the last week, the most absurd of them are:A small pool in his bedroom, a waterfall down the side of his tower, and a balcony in every direction for his floor of the tower.

We're still working on his requests -- but we'll get to some of them, no doubt.

14th of Opal, Year 413



Cheesecloth is at it again -- this time, she punched TwoTankards in the head so hard that he died.

We're starting to rethink training everyone as expert hand-to-hand fighters.



As is fitting his place in our society, TwoTankards has been laid to rest.



She also beat a mason half to death, and then beat him some more when he got to the hospital.



As such, we've decided it's time for "creative" solutions.  Cheesecloth, proving that she is indeed a mighty warrior, is being sent on a special mission.



She's being sent, alone, alllll the way to the frozen north, to treat with a group of goblins:



To "demand" their surrender.  :)



She's out of control -- let's hope she can do some good.

16th of Opal, Year 413



It's been two days since we told Cheesecloth to leave, and she's decided this is the perfect time to "meditate on strength."  Armok help us.

24th of Opal, Year 413



It's been over a week, and Cheesecloth finally decided to leave on her mission.

Not before biting and sword-slapping a horseshoe crab to death, though.



... Maybe she will force the 10,000 goblins to surrender.

5th of Obsidian, Year 413



... Cheesecloth came back today.  They actually let her walk away, which I didn't expect.

We're gonna send her back out.

7th of Obsidian, Year 413



.... On the way to Helsmfirst, to "liberate" it, Cheesecloth slaughtered an entire pack of giant capybara.



... and promptly got herself stuck in a tree.

9th of Obsidian, Year 413



Cheesecloth refused to come down, so we chopped the tree down.

Woops.



She's be interred.  Strangely enough, we've decided to list her cause of death as "went missing."

It -certainly- wasn't a murder.

11th of Obsidian, Year 413



A most curious thing happened today -- one of the necromancers gave birth.



I suppose it shouldn't be that surprising, but... we didn't expect that.  The baby seems... normal, too.  Hrm.

1st of Granite, Year 414



A new year is upon us, and there are many constructions to be done.



The fortress is very quickly reorganized, and we've started construction on the first auxillary tower, which will hold administrative offices.

We're going to start work on Gloomy's other strange requests, as well.

And requests that we remove any windows from any barracks.
He specifies further, that if there is no barracks, we should build one. And If there -is- one, without windows already, we must
construct windows, for the express purpose of removing them.
When asked why, he simply responds 'Windows are the eyes to the soul, and we can't have anyone seeing that, can we?!' Before bumbling off to polish his hammer.
 

We also have a very clear order from the Militia Commander -- even if it is strange.

We're on it, boss.
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