Spring at the end of year three, trading has been very tidy this year with the humans and dwarves bringing carefully controlled supplies of metals, and nothing else really, made for a much simpler transaction. I've fought off a few goblin snatches, and my marksdwarf turned masterful, since she spends her whole day firing practice bolts off into the distance.
Big constructions underway, a large bridge has been built across the valley to connect up to the magma vent, still deciding where to divert the magma to, since there is not much going on underground at this time. To the north of the map towers are going up for the front of a dam. I've opted to use screw pumps instead of floodgates for controlling the flow of water out of the dam, but I still need to build the power source, perhaps along the top of the dam stretching out east-west.
In the middle of the map I found digging out the surface of the brook now causes it to dry up uncontrollably, so I'm pumping water out of the brook higher up and feeding it back into the system in different places. I intend to flood 1 layer of the valley. Later I may consider raising the dam and shift my fort either underground or higher into the mountain.
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