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Animal people are people to

30 January 2014, 19:43 Rating: 8 [+]

     Just to start, this is not a vanilla DF story. I slightly modded my game in the creature raw files so more creatures can be tamed/domesticated. So on with the story. I embarked on a river in a forest in the untamed wilds. And swiftly dug down and made a farm and pasture for my animals hopeing that the cobra people won't bother them or my dwarves. After a while I discovered that I liked to capture various creatures and use them for defense but still have a backup military incase s*** hits the fan. After a while as my fortress grew into a county, a Minotaur came and swiftly got caught in one of my many cage traps. And brought deep down into the animal room. And immediately trained and left to wander the fortress. After a while he seemed to get along well with my troglodyte family that had already been a member the fort for many years. Still he seemed lonely even with the conversations with the other human and dwarven traders he still seemed to not converse that much. However after a few years luck would have it another Minotaur arrived but, this one was female who was swiftly captured as things normally go in the guild of tiredness. She was immediately introduced to the colony and coincidently was trained by the same trainer that trained the previous Minotaur. The Minotaurs hit it off very well and had a daughter after a while who was the first tamed Minotaur of the fort. Shortly after the birth the female Minotaur and male got along so well that they got married. Ever since then they have been inseparable slaughtering hoards of goblins while the dwarves are taking care of their daughter with more to come. Now if only I could make them work, craft, and haul. Meanwhile deep down in the breeding pits other creatures are being domesticated hydras, rocs, and maybe one day dragons.Those goblins had better fear the debts because the dwarves control it. 

The Fall of Deathhomes

17 January 2014, 00:51 Rating: 3 [+]

It started with seven dwarves, The Conquerors of Terror, who came to a terrifying marshland, and founded Deathhomes in the spring of 112. First began the taming of the area, the building of a covered entrance, of a covered trade depot, and the building of a covered pen/pasture for our animals. Things went swimmingly at first, albeit the constant raining of frost giant ice-cold water put a small damper on our spirits, we built a road to facilitate incoming trade. By the first winter, we numbered in the thirties and began to delve into the earth for more metals.

Within two years, we had a full, self-sustaining fortress.

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Godenegast - The Adventures of a Dwarven Fortress

08 October 2013, 23:01 Rating: 5 [+]

Felsite 82: Fish and Elves

It is a rainy spring here in Godenegast, with the fisher-dwarves becoming ever more reluctant to journey out for fish at the hazard of getting wet.
"At least it’s not sunny!", the other dwarves would say, yet the fisher-dwarves still grunted and shrugged the responsibility off. Yet, many suspected the real reason behind the fisher-dwarves’ lack of ventures to be the annual elven caravans.

The elves did not always see eye to eye with the dwarves of Godenegast, with the industry needs of the fortress increasing constantly, the elves took a negative outlook on the constant deforestation and crafting with wood. The elves would hold a dwarf in conversation for hours just so they would be able to express their oh-so-deep concerns to the poor little bearded ones who could not return to their rooms fast enough.

Godenegast was not a fortress of visual might. The entrance was simply built into a small mountain side, with large bridges within a dwarf-made cavern allowing for a fast-acting front defense. The  land around the entrance remained virtually untouched, save for the lack of trees. The dwarves often hoped it would stop the elven caravans from finding them, but the traders always knew where to look.

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Dodge Machine

05 June 2013, 00:37 Rating: 10 [+]

The second year soon passes in Tunnelmountains. It is soon winter. All was good, food was plenty, drink was endless. Cage traps where placed near the entrance so intruders could be thought a lesson. War dogs where also breeding. In the there was a forgotten beast trying to get its name known, but it could not reach the fort, but that's beside the story.
Walls and a moat was about to be set when the liaison from the mountain homes came with a caravan. There where still not a bridge built to be raise when they entered the fort. Just as they set the foot in, there was an ambush of goblins. The poor woodcutter outside never stood a chance. Everyone was called to the fortress for protection. Luckily there was not many outside that day. The dwarfs and the liaison got inside the fortress without problem.

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31 May 2013, 08:53 Rating: 6 [+]

Flifithribus, Eater of Trolls

02 May 2013, 22:54 Rating: 7 [+]

Going through legends mode on a newly generated medium history world, I discovered that a Goblin by the name of Anu Nastydoom had played quite a role in the early years of Thadar En. One of the first of his kind, he began as a metalworker but rose to the position of general. He saw his people through three major wars, all of which they won, and even descended into the depths of the earth to tame the Giant Rats that lived there as allies.

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Rise and fall of the 2nd Fortress

23 April 2013, 21:11 Rating: 6 [+]

With an enormous effort, achieved a two level fortress.
A working farm, four fully operative workshops, a decent dining hall, several bedroom for common dwarf and a luxurious apartment for my one and only noble.

Everything works fine 'til the underground cistern of fresh water.

Flood. Flood everywhere.
Entire second floor is doomed.
Every dwarf escape to an under construction wing on the first floor.
No casualties. Luckily.

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