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: Eastern Water Temple

Given the scarcity of water in the desert, I sought to safeguard any water I could obtain from the murky pools which get a trickle of water twice a year. I had lost 3 dwarves to minor injuries because we couldn't provide them water to drink.

Originally the dwarves were taking bucketloads of water from the pools to a 3x1 pond in the bedroom complex, but this was inefficient and there's also the fact that dwarves can't fill a bucket unless the water is consistently 3 out of 7 or deeper, which also means I need to fill the pond inside the fortress to 3 out of 7 across all 3 tiles before the dwarves can get a single bucket of water for health care purposes.

Thus, the water temple was built to siphon the pond water into a cistern accessible from within the fortress. The bottom lever opens the floodgate and the top one retracts metal bars which block off the open water pit. The entire temple is made of clear glass. - 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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