Swordsmokes - 132 Early Spring by Salmeuk

Map Description:

Two years ago, this fortress lost 2/3rds of it's population in a terrible spiral of rage and depression. Now, after successive successful migrations, the fortress stands strong and healthy with 139 dwarves. 954,000 dwarfbucks have been produced in total, along with two different artifact bone swords. Giant gire-breathing worms and hairy, blood-sucking leeches have terrorized the fortress (my axedwarf squad was murdered by the leech - after biting their skulls apart it slurped up their brains) along with the requisite goblin sieges.

This fortress is building up steam - the magma smelters have been relocated and are producing bars at a fairly constant rate. More than enough food is produced, enough to stockpile and spread to various areas within the fortress. The military is overburdened with fresh recruits (this is good when many are killed), while the elite members continue to train uninterrupted.

Point of Interest: Overview

For the farms and food, go up a few z-levels. For production, go down. - Salmeuk

There are 9 comments for this map series, last post 2014-05-01

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Submitted by: ajr_ - 2014-04-26 to 129 Early Spring

Nice tileset. You know how to make it cool.

Submitted by: ajr_ - 2014-04-26 to 129 Early Spring

If you survived your tantrum spiral maybe you could take the risk of breaching to cavern layers? You could get some nice soft fungus beds.

Submitted by: ajr_ - 2014-04-26 to 129 Early Spring

Oh but you don't have caverns?

Submitted by: Tharis - 2014-04-26 to 129 Early Spring

Not bad. I like the blue X in the smelter room. I do wonder what this "unforeseeable" security breach was.

Submitted by: Salmeuk - 2014-04-28 to 129 Early Spring

I updated the default POI to the location of the issue, which wasn't quite a breach. In a convoluted way it was closer to blackmail.

Submitted by: Salmeuk - 2014-04-28 to 129 Early Spring

Also, here's that platinum hammer and description, take a look. Not bad for a first artifact after a long time away from DF. (link to imgur).

Submitted by: Tharis - 2014-04-28 to 129 Early Spring

Oh, now I see. Those overlooks are dangerous.

Submitted by: Tharis - 2014-04-30 to 130 Early Spring

I do like that spiral ramp.

Submitted by: ajr_ - 2014-05-01 to 132 Early Spring

Wow, i like the magma metalsmithing. The lava channel is real nice. Also it's nice to see how you stock refuse outside the fortress side.n Other things worth mentioning is the food production line and the central lobby, that makes the fortress breathe.

[Message edited on 2014/05/01 at 05:35 by ajr_]

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