What a year...
First siege came right as the elven merchants showed up. I scrambled my melee champs and managed to hold off the modest siege (~45 total with 12 crossbows) without a single injury. Killed all but a handful belonging to the final squad. Would've had'em but the AI for my champs decided to swarm around the one or two stragglers instead of rushing through...
Not sure why I scrambled the champions, though, as I ended up just seizing the elves' goods in order to "encourage" them to bring something besides bins full of no quality cloth.
After that picture perfect siege, Endok manages to die while her squad responded to a damn ambush that contained a single crossbow goblin. A lucky shot managed to mangle both her lungs and heart...
Oh, and ranged weapons had their base damage dropped from 100 to 60...
Fortunately all is not lost for her, however, as one of my miners had a mood and the artifact he created was a coffin that has an image of Endok killing a goblin. The coffin's worth nearly 200k on top of that.
In what was probably the low point of the year, another siege occurred right as the dwarven caravan was spawning...and two goblin squads spawned within half a dozen tiles of the caravan's spawn point. Needless to say, my champions couldn't respond in time and a fucking mule managed to get killed as the goblins rushed the caravan. So there went my lay pewter bars that are badly needed in order to make progress on the road...A couple babies died in the scramble as well as I didn't have luxury to leave my baby wielding champions as reserves.
The only other death was some poor fisherman that got stabbed by a kobold master thief. A few pets also got what was coming to them as they walked into the obsidian farms as they were filling. Survival of the fittest I say...
Progress has been excellent on the fort, though. Both workshop levels have been completed save for the construction of the workshops. Nearly 1.5 stockpile levels are done as well and I'll soon be able to clean up the base level of the fort.
Unless I continue to produce bone bolts at my current rate...Up to 10k now...Going to start training my fortress guard with crossbows just to get rid of the damn things. Not sure how feasible that is, though, as at one point in the year I had three pages of animals that were waiting to be slaughtered.
All in all a good year.
Four workshops in each point and two inside on the platforms.
Only a few have workshops have been constructed as I still haven't decided how I'll be organizing the workshops.
I may tweak the floorplan a bit, but I'm not quite sure yet. - Ashery
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