!pldw3xanYY 01/20/09(Tue)16:23 No.3466899|
I had a fort a while back, can't recall the scenario I decided to set out with (I usually decide on a specific scenario for the expedition, rather than randomly play), but I do recall one specific event.
I usually name my rulers, to keep track of what they get up to. This ruler was a woman dorf named Xarathim, a mason who usually sat in her room accounting the fort's production. One day she mandated the construction of something, large gems I believe - things that appear randomly in gem cutting, so I eventually ordered some gems to be cut.
Unfortunately, not enough large gems were produced and Xarathim decided that someone had to be punished. The vexed ruler decided that one of the craftdwarves was to blame for the lack of gems (even though it had been a gem cutter working on the production order), but the Guard did not have any cells to lock him up. Growing increasingly angry, Xarathim took the law in her own hands and murdered the offending craftdwarf, becoming branded a horrible person overall (I fully expected the Guard to kill her, but they continued being quite ineffective).
I watched Xarathim wander about the fortress after the grisly deed, and I noticed that she was deeply depressed over the event - because she had recently lost a close friend. Turns out the victim of her rage was her best friend in the whole world, and I can only imagine her crying "WHY DO YOU MAKE ME DO THIS!?" as she bludgeoned the man to his death.
When I asked her to engrave some walls, she carved some pretty emo stuff.