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.
this is the massive dam i chose this site to make. its made completely out of shale. if you check around the map a bit, you will find most areas dug from shale have been totally de-stoned, i actually had to go create a bunch of new tunnels just to get some more.
the shafts on either side of the dam wall have little living areas and stuff which i have never used, they are mostly there so i could have more stone for construction. there are also some walled aboveground farms to the left of the water. allowing my dwarves access to to the farms, bedrooms or dining areas grinds the fortress to a halt as they run back and forth to get at the exciting new aboveground plant food, so its all locked up.
it took many years to build, and many more to fill. the entire brook ran dry for some time. pity the poor goblins who live downriver.
currently, the top layer of the water is dissapearing incredibly fast. the people on the forums inform me this is probably due to the temperature of midsummer.
going down levels you will notice some little glass fronted rooms looking into the water, one of which is 3 z levels and has my artifact adamantium gear hidden away for adventurers to find. - Cheshire Cat
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Submitted by: Cheshire Cat - 2009-05-12 - Removed