Undergrotto is my attempt to make a VERY large open-air cavern underground. It's looking to have a fairly wide area at this point (Nov 12), and will probably be fifty-ish z-levels high, most of that space open air. I really just want it to look awesome in Visual Fortress more than anything else.
Things that Undergrotto will have when finished are marked here map. I've been planning how to lay it out, CARVE it out, and still make it look 'natural' and aesthetically pleasing for about a week or so. It'll only be minorly efficient, of course, but hey. Dwarf Fortress.
This particular map is more or less entirely just for my own benefit, as I want to be able to check out the layout plans easily.
I just realized I'm not sure what year I started the fort. Once I begin engraving things I should be able to get a handle on that, I suppose. Probably between 80 and 83.
The lake is going to be the centerpiece of the grotto. This layer is also the best for getting a sense of scale for the whole project, as until I begin the hardcore full-layer designations that go up 50ish z-levels, I only have the flat ground areas designated... I have some temporary lines marked in with up/down stairs. - Retro
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