Welcome to Friendlyworks, one of my largest fortresses to date.
attractions include the huge dam in the lower left corner, i selected this site specifically for the brook above a cliff, and lucked out with both a cave and HFS as well.
the upper right has a maze of doors with the tombs, and under the fort are some soon to be water caves, which should be good for adventurers. this fortress was only somewhat planned, so the top few levels are messy.
the desert is populated by camels, giant leapoards, cougars and giant desert scorpions. the hills have giant eagles and sasquatches. surprisingly the camels actually seem the most dangerous, they kept getting into bits of the dam while i was building it, going crazy, then killing the masons.
interestingly, just about every goblin civ is within a few world tiles of this fort, and it seems to have made for the biggest sieges i have ever seen.
once i the pressures of starvation, wildlife and lack of wood for beds and booze barrels got sorted, i decided to make some levels in a more ordered, pretty way. this is where i started, first with a two level dining room, i was envisiaging a big underground dome when i carved it out. the bedroom areas grew one by one as i needed them, with the upper left one first, and the others counter clockwise over the period of many years. the upper right one is totally unused, i just dont have enough dwarves to fill it.
i did all the designating by hand, if you look carefully you will see many slight problems with the symmetry.
left big area is the dungeon masters place, bottom is the duchess, her consorts rooms surround hers. i set a sasquatch loose in his room for ordering my legendary armorsmith beaten to death for failing a mandate. right is the prison area, with all masterwork iron statues, and top is the kings rooms, with the hammerer and tax collector on either side of his throne room, a bath, and space next door for his consort who has not yet shown herself.
if you zoom in you can see i put different coloured tables in checkerboard patterns. in the dining room. ive done this sort of thing all over the fort, i was really bored with that dam project taking so long. - Cheshire Cat
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Submitted by: Cheshire Cat - 2009-05-12 - Removed