Undergrotto returns for the second-to-last time. All 98 z-levels are now uploaded, which is unfortunate, but the grotto literally goes from the very top to the very bottom level now. There's a lot more to do, but most of the main projects are completed at this point. My goal is still (as it was at Halloween when I started this) to finish before March and the new release; hopefully that's plausible. I also went back and uploaded my very first fortress, Diamondseizures, to the site earlier today - give it a look if you're bored (Undergrotto is only like my 4th fort or so).
Visual Fortress screenies here, Stonesense screenies here. For the main POIs, check the 92 Mid-Spring map; this one is only new/updated stuff.
Things still to do, ignoring stuff like 'finish furnishing _____': Make the bridge from Mountaingate into an actual bridge, Complete the palace including a grand vault, give the ship a mast/sail, and build an arena on that massive empty plateau.
I had the 12th year of the archives engraved. The most popular images were of a mule withering and dying from dehydration, a human falling off the trade depot post and exploding, lots of goblins burning, and a hydra eating elves. What a happy place.
The only room in the tower. Goblins waiting for their imminent doom will be stockpiled 1z up on the roof, where the pit is.
Aside from being a great lookout point, this room serves as the control dock for goblin dropping. In order to stock many goblins at once, there's a three-bridge system in place: The goblins are first dropped 1z onto the shut yellow bridge (the middle one). Then the top bridge (grey) is shut to stop dwarves on drop duty from being scared off. The yellow bridge is quickly opened then shut again, dropping the goblins to the shut green bridge (bottom) where they are stored in large numbers, while the top grey bridge is reopened to repeat the process anew. - Retro
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