Year 5 of Construction
It seems that broken body parts only get a chance to heal seasonally, depriving me of the services of my brewer for 3 seasons. Not only that, healthcare takes up additional labour! No good!
We still managed to dig out most of the western half of the chamber. All that's left is finishing the second level of the hills and collapsing the whole thing down.
Oddly there have been no sign of invaders this year.
This year we received a special item from the elves: A tame giant eagle! We have not yet checked the condition of the merchandise but its alive which is good enough. It does not have the word 'stray' on it so we intend to be extra cautions with it.
This coming year, we intend to flood the lowest level of the chamber with magma, using dwarf powered pumps.
Built Blocks: 1011
The Challenge: Construct a mega fortress without immigrants!
Here are the pumps to be used to flood the chamber. Access is granted by the walkways above. I hope the dwarves aren't stupid enough to go swimming in magma. - Jong89
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( 1004 to onwards )
The entrance design is a no-frills air lock and maze combo. When the alarm is sounded, the yellow bridge is shut to force invaders to pass the numerous traps in the maze, while fleeing dwarves can still safely escape. The fortified walls enable marksdwarves to shoot at any goblins that manage to avoid the traps.
The roads are all constructed out of floors, so there is ample room for trap growth.
Of special note is the funnel traps used to force invaders outside the fort to follow a set path. Traps placed at the chokepoints are far more effective than normal.
The pressure plate / spike trap is specially design to combat mass charges. The spikes are capable of piercing any number of creature on tile, so melee soldiers need to avoid fighting in that zone. The spacing also knocks out invaders adjacent to the triggering one. - Jong89
( 1003 Mid Spring to onwards )
Here are the modest accommodations of the dwarves. It will probably be a long time before we start work on the living spaces of the fortress. - Jong89
( 1004 to 1006 Late Winter )
This is the currently incomplete tower cap chamber.
The only thing of note at the moment is the monumental scale of the design. - Jong89
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