Shieldgears - 1053 Early Spring by Markavian

Map Description:

End of the second year, traders have been and gone, food was offered for armor, and more food. The lone ranger, one of the migrants, has been stood atop the magma vent picking off fire imps as they surface. The miners have been busy excavating, and everyone has been preocuppied shifting stone around. We had our fourth marriage over summer, and the fort's second baby, bringing the population up to a round 40.

Most recent artifact was an obsidian statue, nothing special, encircled with bands of obsidian and engraved with an obsidian picture of circles. It now stands as a meeting point for party-goers under the sheds adjoining the trade depot.

Current construction project is a water lift to create a brook around the top, eastern edge of the map, and back down along the southern edge. This is more for border control then anything else. I'll be making a shift towards the west (and the magma) when I've got a few more defensives up, the necesssary workshops are just sprawled outside for the moment.

Point of Interest: Stone warehouse

( 1053 Early Spring → onwards )

Next to the quarry entrance are two stone warehouses, containing dump spots for all stone to be moved to. Masons workshops (crafted from wood) lie just to the south-east ready to churn out desired products of any specificied material from the warehouses. - 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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