This is Gatelulls, the first fortress I ever managed to play to death without boredom or lag taking its toll. A siege four seasons ago of 30-odd goblins took its population from 110 of healthy mind and body, to 90. Then the goblins returned two seasons later, their numbers doubled and sporting a small group of Trollish immigrants; gem setters, armorers, woodcutters, my dwarves bravely hacked them to pieces... But during the fight, the emergency flooding lever was pulled!
Now, a mere 50 of us remain trapped underground; a massive army of 90 goblins, trolls, and a squad of cavalry-goblins led by one riding a giant llama-titan has mopped up the two brave souls left outside to make sure the flooding of the main shaft has gone according to plan.
Gatelulls; Gone, but never forgotten. At least by me.
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This was the emergency exit I cut after the valley was made inaccessible from the rest of the map. It was also where the first goblin siege [My first in 1.3 years of playing Dwarf Fortress somehow!] attacked.
My militia, numbering 18 and the five Fortress guard met the 30-strong force on the field of honour, cutting them down like dogs! Only two dwarves [not counting the migrants] were lost at first, but disease took another five before it was over.
It also doubled as my wood and sand gathering zone, before I moved everything underground.
Off to the west you'll see a portion of the current occupiers of the surface; the Third Siegers, led by a titan. - Foxbyte
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