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.
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
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