FOR THE MAIN CAVERN POIs AND VF SCREENIES, CHECK THE 92 MID SPRING MAP. Or a later map, if you're reading this from the future.
After two weeks of solid effort, Undergrotto's second half is fully carved out! For the first time we have the entire cavern visible all at once. Digging took a LONG time - I literally had DF running nonstop (overnight, etc) for 10 days straight to get the cavern dug out, dump all the stone (close to 300k in this batch), and channel the up/down stairs away. Digging took almost exactly a year game-time, from 27th Slate to 9th Slate. Check this video out to see how arduous this process was for me.
The main feature of the upper cavern are the giant hanging stalactites, which double as housing for our industrious dwarves. As you can see, I've yet to furnish and engrave their rooms (not to mention giving them all windows), but the main objective for this update was to get all that earth gone.
Why not head on over to the POIs and take a look around?
I'll try and post VF and Stonesense screenies in the comments later. It's hard to see the stalactites without light coming through the mountain in VF, and I'm having SS technical issues.
Undergrotto's still got two, maybe three significant progress markers left in it, and I want to finish up by the end of February if possible. I still have a lot of projects left to work on, some of which I haven't even started yet, and I really need to get my dwarves into permanent housing. Some of them have been living in temp-res for eleven years now.
It's a goddamned big grotto. Also, check out that small pool of water just a little higher than the lake - that's the receiving end of the future gobline drop. The drop point will actually end up being... probably from 30-50z above the mountain when I've built the drop tower :D - Retro
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