Shieldgears - 1052 Early Summer by Markavian

Map Description:

Summer of the second year, already had three waves of migrants, one in the summer of the first year, one in autumn, and another this summer. Food and alcohol production is steady with a mix between plant gathering and a few small farms. Humans and elves have been to trade so far, I don't remember the dwarves coming to trade though.

No real direction for the fort yet, many a tree have been felled, more out of spite then use, though charcoal and ash have been made, and the initial set of buildings have been crafted out of wood (all temporary lodgings). The only cave room built is a dining hall where many of the citizens hang around chatting. Still haven't decided on a place for bedrooms.

The major construction of the fort so far appears to be the large square pit, from which a great quantity of stone is being excavated and placed into storage. It may be a while before I begin proper fortress constructions, I hope I avoid attack before then.

Point of Interest: Dining hall

( 1052 Early Summer → onwards )

Probably the smallest, legendary, dining hall I've ever constructed. Dug out of solid obsidian, and featuring matching obsidian chairs and tables, the room is only engraved around its edge, but still pleases the dwarves no end. The room was originally built as a lead-in to the staircase that provides access to the surface. - Markavian

There are 12 comments for this map series, last post 2010-01-18

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Submitted by: AcidWeb - 2008-03-12 to 1051 Early Spring

What character set/title set and color theme you using?

Submitted by: Markavian - 2008-03-12 to 1051 Early Spring

Hey AcidWeb, I'm using a mix between my own tileset and Sphr's graphics - you can download it from the list of user graphic sets page on the wiki.

Submitted by: Ambivalence - 2008-03-18 to 1054 Early Spring

I love the Big Square Quarry. Proper dwarf. :)

Submitted by: Fox-Of-Doom - 2008-05-18 to 1057 Early Spring

Beautiful lake you have going there.

Infact, beautiful all around.

It looks very peaceful, too. No rotting goblin corpses, no menacing walls or traps.

[Message edited on 2008/05/18 at 01:51 by Fox-Of-Doom]

Submitted by: A_Fey_Dwarf - 2008-05-18 to 1057 Early Spring

Wow. What a very nice planned out fortress you have got there. I think I might favorite it.

Submitted by: Dakira - 2008-05-19 to 1057 Early Spring

I rather enjoy this fortress. Waiting to see the dome completed too!

Submitted by: Wirrit - 2008-05-24 to 1057 Early Spring

...I had never thought of making a dome.

I may have to try that, someday.

Submitted by: kein - 2008-08-06 to 1057 Early Spring

Amazing, this is by far my favorite fort so far. Great engineering feats as well as beauty.

Submitted by: Aristoi - 2008-08-12 to 1057 Early Spring

Markavian, it's a work of art. Beautiful!

Submitted by: Noble Digger - 2009-02-25 to 1057 Early Spring

Sexy and fulfilling.

Submitted by: Markavian - 2009-09-20 to 1057 Early Spring

Ahh, thanks for the kind words everyone :)

Submitted by: saharo - 2010-01-18 to 1057 Early Spring

I love this kind of fortress; with "this kind" I intend those fortress who look like they're from a plausible fantasy world: every building seems like it's carefully projected in all its details and shape.
I love this map, and I hope to see updates in the future!

p.s. wouldn't it be nice to make somekind of repository for "believable and detailed fortresses"

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