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0005507Dwarf FortressWorld Generation -- Generalpublic2012-02-28 21:262012-03-05 05:50
Khym Chanur 
Toady One 
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0005507: Necromancer bandit leader
In a 0.34.03 genned world, a human became a bandit leader, then became obsessed with mortality, learned the secrets of life and death... and remained a bandit leader. For 189 years after becoming a necromancer. The game refers to her as "captain necromancer", since she's both a bandit captain and a necromancer.
related to 0005319resolved Toady One Vampire simultaneously chieftess of one entity and law-giver of another 
Issue History
2012-02-28 21:26Khym ChanurNew Issue
2012-02-28 22:59thvazNote Added: 0020894
2012-02-29 08:26FootkerchiefTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2012-02-29 08:26FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005319
2012-02-29 08:47Khym ChanurNote Added: 0020914
2012-02-29 09:55FootkerchiefNote Added: 0020918
2012-02-29 09:55FootkerchiefNote Edited: 0020918bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0020918#r7777
2012-03-05 05:50Toady OneNote Added: 0021103
2012-03-05 05:50Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-03-05 05:50Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-03-05 05:50Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-03-05 05:50Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2012-03-05 05:54Toady OneNote Edited: 0021103bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0021103#r7857

2012-02-28 22:59   
This is as awesome as a bug can get.
Khym Chanur   
2012-02-29 08:47   
I'm not sure if this is related to 0005319, since in that bug the vampire left the bandit camp while remaining a bandit leader, while in this bug the necromancer stayed at the bandit camp with all the other bandits.
2012-02-29 09:55   
I'm not sure it's related code-wise, but there is a conceptual common thread of people retaining entity affiliations after becoming a professional night creature.

Toady One   
2012-03-05 05:50   
(edited on: 2012-03-05 05:54)
All of the necromancers form little bandit groups while they are running around raising zombies from battlefields, but this usually only lasts a year or two. If there aren't any good bodies around though, the stage can last forever. I did find some problems that I fixed:

1) when it transferred smaller zombie pops to camps, it removed their zombie status

2) rarely, necromancer bandit groups will get an infusion from a nearby civ before they get any zombies (if they have zombies, infusions were properly rejected) -- this will now stop the necromancer from having a standing zombie army and making a tower, so we can have some fun surprise camps for people. Before, it would have caused the tower to have a bandit pop that immediately starts a war with the zombie pops before you get there. Now that'll only happen once adventurer kills start getting raised in the camps. Ideally the necromancer would have a confrontation in world gen or reject infusions, but we can handle that later.