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The Fall of Deathhomes

17 January 2014, 00:51 Rating: 15 [+]

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: 12 [+]

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: 15 [+]

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: 11 [+]

Flifithribus, Eater of Trolls

02 May 2013, 22:54 Rating: 13 [+]

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: 10 [+]

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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Child vs. goblin

20 February 2013, 11:22 Rating: 14 [+]

In one of my many fun fortresses I had a child dwarf wandering outside helping hunt (or atleast i think he was). Suddenly a goblin thief appears and begins to run. The thief is caught by 2 war dogs who managed to tear a ligament in the thief's leg. The thief spins around and stabs the first dog in the skull killing it instantly. The second dog is heavily wounded and suffocating by the next attack.

This is where it gets good. The child goes into a bloody rage. He grabs the goblin by the back 4th tooth (very specifically) and slams the goblin to the ground. The child proceeds to pummel the crap out of the goblin while still holding this tooth. He even goes to the point that he bites off 3 of the goblin's toes. After a very very severe beating from this child, the is relieve by my military (who were on the otherside of the map). They swifly beheaded the goblin.

When this kid came of age he became a militia commander, who was given a tomb worthy of a king. Emerald encrusted platinum sarocophogas surrounded by masterpeices statiues.
Though I can't honestly remember what he died to.