Dark days are upon Mafolzasit. The filling of the great lava lake of Greaterplans has drained The Fountain of Unions, the volcano that has kept the dwarves that dwell there warm for so long. Now the magmafall that once yielded it's warm embrace to the dining hall and the tunnels near it sits cold. The forges, once teeming with busy dwarves bending metal to their will with the glowing heat the Fountain provided them, are now covered in dust and cold has found it's residence among the workspaces. On the southern mountain and in the forests, ogres have begun to wander about, their wrath scaring any workers that happen to be crossing the bridge across the chasm, while the orcish armies continue to pound the outer defences. And while the foes have yet to cross the Bridge of Despair and live, the ever increasing reports of goblin squads being met inside the perimeter area are striking fear to the general populace that now is reluctant of leaving the underground halls without either the fortress guard and the military patrolling the road. But the greatest danger the fort is facing are not the goblins stalking the unwary peasant, nor it is the mighty orcs that keep fiercely charging through the defences. No, the real danger lies in the very heart of the fortress, in the most distant mining tunnels that have dared to seek the very core of The Wild Spines.
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( 127 Early Autumn → onwards )
This particular level of the Kogsak Chute has a special name due to an event that took place in my fort's second winter.
The fort's second orc siege was launched and my marksdwarves had shot all the invaders. Except one. Sirobkubor the orc spearmaster was able to take so many bolts that my flimsy ammo stockpile had almost ran out. So I lured him over the garbage chute so that the sweet deadly magma below could do the dirty work. This was successful but Sirobkubor aka Leonidas would not be defeated so easily.
The chute had just been completed and there was a fault in the design: A tiny floor piece was still attached to the wall in this floor. Needless to say, Sirobkubor landed on this tiny strip instead of falling to the magma below. I was not too worried however, as my marksdwarves could surely shoot him down with some time and the bolts made of Sirobkubor's squad. After some time I got the bolts made and started shooting. Then something happened. It seems one of the bolts threw the orc away (further investigation has shown that this is not possible, so the shat geometry must have been crooked instead), to the other edge of the shaft (the fortifications were not constructed yet.)
Sirobkubor killed half of my population. He also kicked one steel clad marksdwarf to the chute. Propably yelling while doing it. You can still see his stuff down in the magma. - Servu
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