Gearspots - 58 Early Winter by Maisoul

Map Description:

Welcome to Gearspots
Population: 5

Lots more goblins turned up, culminating in the death of that competent legendary marksman, and then the local leader of the goblins sneaking past the traps and slaughtering half the remaining adult population. Now there are only three adults hanging around, with two sisters helping harvest stuff until they grow up.
Oh, and there have been sufficient deaths that immigrants no longer turn up.

Still, the place still hasn't been bathed in the blood of ALL its inhabitants, so it's not being abandoned to camels and kobolds just yet.

Point of Interest: Guardhouse

( 58 Early Winter → onwards )

A full-furnished guardhouse, complete with bed, dining room and two archery ranges, with a choice of both live and rock targets. - Maisoul

There are 4 comments for this map series, last post 2008-11-22

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Submitted by: Drone - 2008-11-21 to 52 Late Winter

Did you butcher any fire imps?

Their fat catches fire on contact with air, and doesn't burn away.

Submitted by: Maisoul - 2008-11-21 to 52 Late Winter

Ah... that would explain it. Didn't know that. Thanks.

Bah. There's no way to designate specific creatures as do-not-butcher automatically. Still, livened up the end of an otherwise-uneventful year, I suppose.

Submitted by: Markavian - 2008-11-22 to 52 Late Winter

Woah... the drop off on that cliff side is tremendous.

You can butcher fire imps? O.o I guess that was not wise.

Submitted by: Maisoul - 2008-11-22 to 52 Late Winter

I didn't choose to. I just seem to have gotten a competent hunter for once, and I tend to completely forget about butchering in that case unless it's automatic.
But. Yes. Bad idea. Burning fire imp fat is enough to make Dwarves think there's lava on the other side of clay. Fire Imp fat DOES burn away eventually, though... as you can see from the lack of smoke and fire in the current food stockpile. After it finished baking peat, I shifted all the remaining food left.

It's pretty steep, yeah. I think the area is right on top of a mountain, mostly; a particularly giant altar-like mountain, in retrospect.
I'm tempted to build out a floor and fortress over the side of the gap, with only a few tiles and pillars for support, but I've already got the start of the outpost elsewhere.

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