Bustnut - 115 Late Winter by Noble Digger

Map Description:

Åblelishlum (Bustnut) at the twilight of her 15th year.

Founded in a rocky desert beside an open magma pipe, Bustnut has struggled against a near-total lack of water, absence of flux, absence of iron, sparsity of trees, and seasonal goblin and elven ambushes. No sieges have come thus far, though all the magma-containing rooms in the entire fortress have been paved with iron flooring by the good grace of narrow iron armor from our green-skinned friends.

Point of Interest: Northern Refuse Courtyard

This area, surrounded by high block walls and connected to the fortress via an underground tunnel, was designed to give the dwarves a secure place to dump refuse outside.

On the 2nd level of the courtyard are many decorative microcline bridges and several kimberlite bridges designed to allow access to the ramparts of the area. A clear glass bridge in the southeastern guard tower can be lowered to allow access to the rampart complex.

Four incomplete alunite pillars extend from the exterior east and west corners of the courtyard. When these are high enough for my tastes I plan to put masterwork statues atop them.

The courtyard also blocks line of sight to the northern entrance of the fortress, and the kimberlite pad in its center serves as the... "landing" area for the Shoving Tower, conveniently placing most pieces of the condemned close to a refuse stockpile.

- Noble Digger

There are 8 comments for this map series, last post 2009-09-11

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Submitted by: Dakira - 2008-10-19 to 115 Late Winter

Very Interesting fortress. I enjoyed reading all the details and it makes we look back on my desert city.

Ah memories of riots.

Also, why do the elves hate you so?

Submitted by: Ambivalence - 2008-10-19 to 115 Late Winter

Nice fortress! You maintain the wasteland splendidly. The vault is cool, and I'm going to steal your trade depot layout.

Submitted by: Noble Digger - 2008-10-19 to 115 Late Winter

Please steal everything you like! I stole a bunch of it myself. Just put your own spin on it, improve on what you see so we all get smarter!

Thanks for the comments.

Submitted by: ^^atte - 2008-10-19 - Removed

Submitted by: C File - 2009-01-09 to 115 Late Winter

I got a kick out of your jewelers' names.

Submitted by: Jebraltix - 2009-01-24 to 115 Late Winter

Looks like you spent more time on those POIs than you did building the fort itself. Favorited.

Submitted by: Riffraff - 2009-07-28 to 115 Late Winter

The text of "The Vault" has the potential to offend; might wanna tone it down a bit :P

Submitted by: Noble Digger - 2009-09-08 to 115 Late Winter

Tis all in jest, I kid because I love. Furthermore, those are the actual names of those two dwarves ;)

Submitted by: ajr_ - 2009-09-11 to 115 Late Winter

A mark of excellence.

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