Greetings Messenger! I trust your trip was safe? It ought to be, recent events should keep have driven the Goblins away from the roads for a good while. Probably something to do with their friend's screaming...
See all that steam comingout of the mold? That's right my freind, our obsidian factory is active! We just gave it it's madien run just moments ago. Once the water clears and the stone cools, our miners will extract the precious material. Oddly enough, a tree that had been growing in the mold suddenly sprouted, and has, as far as we can see from above, not been effected by being encased in stone, magma, and steam.
Remember last year, how we decided to sacrifice that prisoner when we ran this for the first time? Well, this year we've fended off no less then 4 major attacks. We endend up sacrificing 5 goblins instead of just the one. We hope that this shall become something of a tradition, as them clinging to theyopsof their cages as they melted into the lava was quite amusing. Oh, and...uh..religious of course.
While we're in the Courtyard, you'll also notice the new armory being built next to the gatehouse, which we're using to sort good armors produced here from the blood covered scrap we pull off the invaders. Also pleasing is the moving of the forges inside, now that the forges are fueled, the dismantaling of several temporary shops, and the complete covering of the stagnant ponds.
Listen closely. This is the most important thing I will ever say to you. Do not go near the animal cages. Do. Not. One of the attacks on our city this year was a Bronze Colossus. Yes, it seems some do still exist. We're doing our best to avoid provoking it until we get a suitable prison built, as we're not quite sure the cage it's in could hold it if it got angry again... - Razin
There are 4 comments for this map series, last post 2009-03-19
( 77 Early Spring to onwards )
You may have noticed a group of statues on your way in, depending which path you took through the forest. Oh, you missed it? Well, had you come from the north-west, you would have seen these statues. This marks the first battle to take place on our new home. In Mid-Autumn of last year (76), the caravan from the mountianhome was ambushed by the filthy Green Menace, you may have heard about it back in the city.
Be the time our lookouts spotted it, the trio of goblin bowmen and a horde of wrestlers had butchered most of the civilians. The brave caravan hammerdwarves managed to break the cowards' resolve and forced a rout, though the few that survived were mortally wounded. By the time we got there, there was but one surviving dwarf, and his mule. It took a while to get the story from him, as he had gone quite mad. Our would-be rescuers ended up being witnesses to his wedding (to his mule, who also seemed to have lost it's mind).
After salvaging what we could (we desperately needed the animals and supplies we had ordered from them the year before), we decided something should be done to honor the brave soldiers who drove the goblins away from our home. These statues were commissioned to do just that. Admittedly, they're rather plain, as our mason was still learning his trade. Though if he asks, tell him it does indeed look like three armored dwarves killing a green goblin. He's a rather sensitive lad. - Razin
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Submitted by: Markavian - 2009-03-15 to 76 Mid Spring
Construction is well underway, I'm sure the queen will be pleased with news of its progress. A warning has been issued that staircases built on successive levels can be hazards for dwarves who may slip, or be pushed, from the top; as such my forts employ either a central spiral stair, or a succession of alternating up/down stairs.
Good work defending the hillside, its always challenging trying to close the holes around a mountainhome when your back is against a rolling hillside.
Submitted by: Jurph - 2009-03-16 to 78 Early Spring
I like the emphasis on diamonds in construction as opposed to the more traditional squares and rectangles. Very cool!
Submitted by: Razin - 2009-03-16 to 78 Early Spring
Thanks! I'm not sure what I would do without this particular tile set, the smooth diagonal walls really help open up more design variety.
Submitted by: Dorten - 2009-03-19 to 79 Early Spring
Very good writing, I must say!