Just over 4 years have passed since my last entry.
My moody leatherworker completed her artifact, and it has been enshrined just outside my entrance.
My battlements have also been completed, and I trained my remaining Hammer Lord to be a Champion through some minor hacking (namely, by momentarily turning off everyone's brains so the she would drop her artifact larch crossbow).
The tomb area has been expanded and reorganized - the north half is reserved entirely for my citizens, and the outer edges on the south half are for pets. The large tombs in the south half are for my Champions. An additional tomb area was also dug out on the Z-level above and has been reserved for my Fortress and Royal Guards.
A bit bored with how things were going, I decided to double the size of my tower-cap farm by excavating an additional layer below it and simply using floodgates for irrigation. The irrigation pumps above were thinned out somewhat, as all but the northmost pumps would run dry after a few seconds.
Finally, significant renovation has been done - nearly all of the doors in the fortress have been replaced with exceptional obsidian, with masterwork obsidian in the most significant locations (such as noble quarters, meeting areas, and the private tombs).
The Elves have continued to bring cloth, and I have continued to murder them, mostly by dropping them into the magma pipe (as caving in the depot is messy and is burdensome to reload), and I have repeatedly refused to accept any tree cutting quotas from the Diplomat. With luck, I should be at war soon.
I have plans to expand my military to include 7 hammerdwarves in addition to my marksdwarves. Though it tends to make a rather large mess out front, it's much more amusing to knock the goblins around (and I might even get lucky and knock a few directly into the magma pipe).
( 67 Early Spring → onwards )
The northern half of the catacombs will suffice to hold my entire population, should some hypothetical catastrophe result in their demise.
The southern half contains specially designated tombs for my Champions - only 7 have been assigned, though I've made room for sixteen.
Deceased pets are now entombed along the east and west edges of the southern half.
On the Z-level above are tombs for my guards - Fortress Guards on the left, and Royal Guards on the right. - Quietust
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