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22 June 2012, 10:08 Rating: 30 [+]

Goddamn. Note to self: embarking in Joyous Wilds with an aquifer, near a necromancer tower... this was a Bad Idea. Met a pretty cool fellow who called himself Bembul though.
It was the first migration wave to Fort Gearedvirgins, I was checking the four new migrants to see what their skills were like. One of them was a dwarf named Bembul, a Great Miller with super high Lying and Persuading skills. Weird. I checked his bio... quite a vagrant! Dude was from a LOT of places. Suspicious! Sure enough, within a few weeks of his arrival, a drained corpse showed up. Bembul was the only witness! He blamed a Dyer. Nice try, Bembul. Guess who just volunteered himself to go greet the 124 Giant Mosquitoes that were swarming on the other side of the river?

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22 June 2012, 06:46 Rating: 10 [+]

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Full set

21 June 2012, 08:51 Rating: 2 [+]

I have 2 godly military squads composing of 4 dwarves each along with 5 gladiator squads.
Siege comes, use my drawbridge for divide and conquer.
Defeat them with massive casualties on my gladiator squads.
Cleaning up the mess.
"No biggie, I'll just raise the-".
Its winter, my water moat is frozen.
I actually have to do a full scale battle now.
The millions of troll come pouring in first.
Send in the calvary.
Massive troll war ensues.

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Killed by own hand (made by Tim Denee)

21 June 2012, 07:18 Rating: 23 [+]

Superior chert statue

21 June 2012, 07:09 Rating: 7 [+]

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Silent Hill Fortress

21 June 2012, 06:51 Rating: 16 [+]

I tried starting a fort in a Sinister swamp the other night. There were some zombie echidnas or some stupid creatures there, but nothing much else. "Great, — I thought. — a relatively safe start should give me enough time to establish a fort capable of holding its own in this scary bog."
Then an evil cloud showed up. It hung out on the edge of the map for a second, then dissipated. False alarm! I went back to working on my defenses wait a minute where's my miner.
One of my miners was gone. No corpse, no corresponding ex-dwarf monster. Just vanished from existence, and listed under Missing with no explanation I even checked the unit list, but nothing was threatening my fort except for a couple of little undead rodents, neither of which seemed to have been involved in combat.

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The forces of darkness arrived

20 June 2012, 05:16 Rating: 0 [+]

So last night, my fort was in the middle of building a grand sewer system to provide water for all living areas, hospitals, and random pit stops in the caverns. All wells were at least 2 z levels deep, cisterns were fuckhueg reservoirs, all the water came from a river up at ground level to protect against random swimming evil baddies crawling into my shit.
Then the forces of darkness arrived.
A force of goblins and trolls, hell-bent on slaughtering my fortress to a man. They went after my under-construction "main" halls first, rampaging through the corridors, beating down my miners and random peasants. The miners gave as good as they got with their picks, felling trolls and goblin alike, but without actual armor they fell eventually, as did the rest of the dwarves panicking like mad within the cluttered darkness of the gigantic stone halls.

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