Monday, March 24, 2014

Datanerith Entry 18: One Dwarf's Trash...

So, there were four merchants that came to trade. Three of them made it straight to the trading depot. One of them, Urist, had trouble getting his cart down the mountainside to where the depot was located, at the mouth of the Underpass. See, I'd been having my miners chip away at the slopes of the mountain near the fort's entrance, so it was nothing but a plummet straight down for about a hundred feet on either side. It's a defense measure. And it looks like Urist had a bit of a tumble, and his wagons full of tradeable goods just... fell.

The, uh... the wagons are now deceased. 

I've never seen this in my life. I'm not sure if it's a bug in the game, or what. What I am sure of, however, is that there's a lot of unclaimed stuff just kinda strewn about on the ground there now. Just lying there on a pile of lumber that used to be Urist's wagon. I have the option of having my dwarves claim it. Seriously, take a look at all this shit:

Click to make it bigger. I circled in orange where the wagon fell.

Look, I know these are fellow dwarves, and not elves, but what am I supposed to do? Let the kobold thieves take it? I don't see Urist struggling to get any of this shit back. He's just standing there staring at it like an idiot. Hell yeah I claimed it! Praise Armok! We'll never go hungry again! Weapons, clothes, armor, food!

I wasn't able to do any trading at all. Three of the four merchants of Kastolvutok were already at the depot, along with my broker, Mistem, but I still couldn't trade. They were waiting for their wagon to arrive, I guess. Probably standing around making awkward small talk with Mistem. "I wonder what's keeping Urist? He's got all our stuff. I'm sure he'll be here - with our glorious bounty of goods - any minute now." I mean, don't get me wrong... it's not like I feel bad or anything. But Urist has gotta be in some deep shit with his bosses.

But at least now I have some metal! Here I come, Bomrek!



  1. Nice work with the wagon. I will have to try this sometime.

    1. Thanks! It was kind of an accident, really