Relicrags - 308 Early Spring by sneakeypete

Map Description:

My latest endeavor. Complete with interesting entrance, HFS and king.

I actually took the insparation for the design of this fort from the book The Hobbit, from the old dwarven stronghold that Smaug the dragon inhabited, which had a stream flowing out of the entrance, with the road down to the lake following alongside it. Except in my case, the stream flows into the mountain. I plan to empty the stream into the HFS pit, but its occupants are a little upset about that prospect.

The fort itself is rather large, and more for show than efficiency. I used a lot of pillars and multiple 2z level high hallways in the design, to make it seem a bit more realistic, and to make it look more... dwarfy.

Its not quite finished either. Need to make a few more rooms for industry, move stuff down from outside, build the actual road, etc.

Point of Interest: 9. indusry

( 308 Early Spring → onwards )

All food related stuff to the left, furniture production and storage to the right. Still in the process of moving most of it down from the old fort. - sneakeypete

There are 14 comments for this map series, last post 2010-03-22

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Submitted by: d3c0y2 - 2008-10-11 to 308 Early Spring

lovely fort, and when the river drains into the entrance it'll be magnificient. Though you'd better drain it properly otherwise it'll back up and flood your entrance/fort.

I like the 2 z level room with small magma moat. I assume thats were smaug would reside. Possibly consider capturing and taming a dragon, then assigning it to a cage/chain there.

Either way Nice work!

Submitted by: sneakeypete - 2008-10-11 to 308 Early Spring


Yeah, i was planning on letting the stream drain into the HFS. I'm just having problems with the spirits of fire though.

Submitted by: sneb84 - 2008-10-28 to 308 Early Spring

WOW dude. really impressed. i like the winding road and soon to be river down to the enterance. deffinatly something dwarves would be inclined to do. i am very impressed. looks fantastic.

Submitted by: Doppel - 2008-11-01 to 308 Mid Summer

This certainly is one of my all time favorite forts.
The road with the river flowing past it is already reason enough. Love the fort, thanks for showing.

Submitted by: Dakira - 2008-11-01 to 308 Mid Summer

I like your use of major passages and arcades, especially with the second floor. It's a nice touch that I don't see too often. I also like how you've given your dwarves lots of space for everything.
The road you have going in; fantastic! [fav'd]

Submitted by: SkulkingFilth - 2009-03-10 to 308 Mid Summer

One of the greatest Fortress i saw. Truly Cathedralish in the design and of epic proportions. A source of inspiration !

Submitted by: Markavian - 2009-03-11 to 308 Mid Summer

Thanks for sharing, a great form, good planning, and a good entrance with the winding river and road leading down into the depths - well thought out and presented.

Submitted by: kotekzot - 2009-03-18 to 308 Early Spring

my, this is great. i really need to do something like this instead of always going for efficiency.

Submitted by: sneakeypete - 2009-03-25 to 308 Mid Summer

Thanks for the comments guys

@kotekzot: heh, efficiency. This fort was horrible for it.

Whenever i had a goblin ambush that i fought off at the entrance, half of the haulers would turn back for a drink/food/sleep before getting an item :p

Submitted by: CultOfTheRaven - 2009-03-29 to 308 Mid Summer

Wow. truly beautiful design.
One of the reasons that I love this game so much.

Submitted by: Myroc - 2009-03-29 to 308 Mid Summer

The word "awesome" is not big enough to describe this fortress.

Any chance you could toy around with the save?

Edit: I would also like to point out that your wagons can't pass the lever. I think.

[Message edited on 2009/03/29 at 05:45 by Myroc]

Submitted by: Retro - 2009-11-24 to 308 Mid Summer

Just wanted to say that your fort is great - and that the river in particular inspired the current huge project I'm working on. It's incredibly aesthetically pleasing.

Submitted by: Cheshire Cat - 2010-01-25 to 308 Mid Summer

i am so very impressed by the river road entrance.

the big open plan design with all the pillars, like the computer generated forts, is pretty nice as well.

you have inspired me.

Submitted by: njero - 2010-03-22 to 308 Mid Summer

Excellent design, top of the favourites list this goes.

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