Gatereign - 205 Late Winter by Noble Digger

Map Description:

A military fortress resting along some heavily-forested foothills with a small brook running through the canyons. The local volcano is not filled to its edges, resulting in a deep and isolated crater.

This is a young fortress, my first successful fort since temporarily retiring Bustnut, but I wanted to throw something up here to show everyone what I've been working on.

Note the incredible increase in fortress size between 203 and 205--the results of training 9 Legendary Miners :)

Point of Interest: The Duchess' Preening Room

What could be more useless to a small, centrally-housed commune of interdependant, cooperative dwarves than some pompous, demanding trust fund kiddy calling himself a noble showing up and insisting on having his own personal palace?

Why, the wife of some noble who's just as useless as he is, and refuses to cohabitate with her man! Sweet, so not only do we 'inherit' some superfluous and inactive leadership, but we get to construct TWO massive apartments to satiate his sense of entitlement!

While dwarven law insisted that we provide these two with quarters of a certain value and quality, as the bookkeeper assured us, it was completely up to us how we reached those magic numbers.

Constructed primarily from basic green glass and decked with bland, uncomfortable (and yet, bless the price of metals, valuable) iron furniture, these spacious apartments shut the yapping pair up long enough for the masons to rush off in search of elusive granite blocks. - Noble Digger

There are 6 comments for this map series, last post 2009-01-30

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Submitted by: Urist McDorf - 2009-01-26 to 205 Late Winter

Looks like you could use some bins for your armory... :)

Submitted by: Noble Digger - 2009-01-26 to 205 Late Winter

If you look up in the main yard there's an entire stockpile of bins and no more room--that's storing all the low quality iron armor and weapons in addition to crappy trade goods from goblins and such. :X

Submitted by: magic dwarf - 2009-01-26 to 205 Late Winter

This fort is massive! It looks very... planned out and organized. Those imps look ready to take out the first legendary weaponsmith they see.

Submitted by: Noble Digger - 2009-01-27 to 205 Late Winter

The funny part is that I don't plan my fortresses. I got really lucky that the new additions fit symmetrically on both sides of the for in almost every place.

I work a room at a time, making what I need at a given moment. Right now (I'm in year 206 or 207) I have so many construction projects going on that nothing is being completed, but rather being nudged closer to completion.

The hammerer killed 3 dwarves this year :|

Submitted by: Dakira - 2009-01-30 to 207 Early Spring

How will anyone access your Road of White Shadow?
Also, your "Hot Tubes" have inspired me to make a future fortress with central heating curtousy of our favorite molten rock.

Submitted by: Noble Digger - 2009-01-30 to 207 Early Spring

The Road of White Shadow will be flooded, and deep within the earth. It's not meant for travel, just to fool the king into thinking we have a valuable road. I also needed the stone and digging it out gave me quite a few mineral veins.

Stay tuned, I'm working on a highway to cut through the western mountains, removing all the ramps, and ensuring depot access on all approaches via a system of tunnels interconnected with ramps.

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