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A bronze colossus lick the dust

27 June 2012, 10:21 Rating: 4 [+]

So, I'm just wandering along through this forest, looking for a cave where I could maybe kill some dragons or something and get their fat loot. This was shortly after I had gotten my throwing to legendary +2 (remember this).
I came across a cave and thought, "Well, maybe it'll be filled with giants or something". Wrong. There was a bronze colossus.

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The Story so far

27 June 2012, 09:13 Rating: 7 [+]

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Dwarf Fortress awesomeness

27 June 2012, 09:10 Rating: 3 [+]

Another example of Dwarf Fortress awesomeness. As you can see armor protects against a pike like it should and would in reality. This injury would have required a crutch (which are oddly hard to find in adventure mode) if it penetrated or I didn't have armor there.
Pikes used to be made of wood, or if they weren't they were terrible to use in close combat because of the lack of momentum, due to them being a defensive weapon meant to be used at charging enemies and such. So it makes sense that they're worthless when you have an angry flail wielding dwarf in your face.
And immediately after this I was hit in the head by a whip so hard that my skull caved into my brain, killing me. Get some, lose some. Such is Dwarf Fortress.

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Self-destruction

27 June 2012, 09:03 Rating: 2 [+]

Started off well enough. Small Goblin ambush managed to pick off a few of my dwarves, but I got most everyone inside. The goblins wanted to go after the easy pickings, intimidated no doubt by the looming presence of the vast tower of doom above my fortress and the blood-and-vomit-covered walls of the fortress' entrance.
But they finally worked up the courage to ascend the spiral staircase into the fortress. The first maceman to the top inadvertently tripped a pressure plate and stumbled right into a row of cage traps. But it was too late, the floors of the spiral staircase had already retracted from beneath his goblin brethren, sending them hurtling to the ground far below. A lucky few had only just begun their ascent and their fall was short and their injuries quite slight.

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Vampire

27 June 2012, 08:43 Rating: 3 [+]

I finally identified my resident vampire. He was a migrant bone doctor that came in my second wave. After the hammerer refused to carry out the beating he was sentenced to, I locked him in his room. D'oh, vampires don't eat or drink. Oh well, I'll dig a pit above his room and fill it with water bucket by bucket. D'oh, vampires don't breathe. Fine, I'll crash the damn ceiling in on his head.
After ensuring that there was no one below my hastily-constructed crushing platform, I designate the support to be removed. It's physically impossible for dwarves to fit under the crusher. Yet three of them managed it somehow. Two died. The last, a mother with a child, survived the three-floor fall.
Oh, and I took out the vampire.

AncientCats

27 June 2012, 08:25 Rating: 1 [+]

In the year 1051, the dwarven fortress known as "AncientCats" was established by the order of dwarves known as "The Fondled Rack", no seriously, that's their name! Things went well from the very beginning and there was much prosperity for all. Masterful crafts made from the finest rocks and bones fueled the young fortress's growing economy, though in the early years the trade broker was rather aggressive and many traders left in anger. But with time comes experience.
The Fondled Rack survived many sieges by the local goblins and the captives were used to build a strong army of three squads. Little did they realize it wasn't the goblins they should be fearing.

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Engraver cancels detail wall...

27 June 2012, 08:19 Rating: 8 [+]

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