I have a bunch of important work to do today, which means that I have been playing Dwarf Fortress and procrastinating. I find myself now at the end of my second year, with considerable progress being made. This is, without a doubt, my most successful fortress in terms of engineering, military, and industrial accomplishments.
This map shows my indoor dorm towers are nearly complete, with dining commons and temporary workshops on the first floor and 3 planned floors of housing above that. I probably should have made them bigger, as they only house 36 units in total. But thats fine with me for the time being. I still have a number of barracks in place.
I have also moved my kitchens into the large chamber at the base of the dorms. There is probably far more space than needed in this chamber... previously I had been running out of space for foodstuff, but I began condensing them into roasts (lavish meals). There is a butcher here with space for corpse storage, but I am not sure if the stockpile is correct. What refuse needs to be active to store corpes and only corpses in a pile?
The area that was previously the kitchen has now been converted into military barracks with an archery range... a first for me. My little peasants that were conscripted have been practicing diligently, and just after this map was taken I got my first marksdwarf. The progress of my military has been limited, however, because now two unskilled dwarves who had been conscripted were taken by a fey mood. Is my fortress full of conscience objectors?
Finally, I just completed and flooded my first indoor farming chamber. I didn't have any soil and I have no practice with floodgates and such, so I wasn't sure how this would work. I did eventually realize that the safest way to tunnel to the river was to wait until it had frozen. After the thaw, I flooded the repository and my first farming room. It is now covered with 1/7 water, which I understand is right where I want it.
These are the first indoor farms I have built. I am excited to see them in operation as soon as that first chamber dries out. I am having a hard time keeping a full stock of seeds for the outdoor plants. I do, however, have a huge amount of plump helmet spawn to plant. - msallen
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