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0010452Dwarf FortressLegends Mode -- Historical Figurespublic2017-12-15 21:162018-01-07 14:33
Toady One 
x64Microsoft WindowsWindows 10
0010452: DF can lose track of the links between fake and real identities after end of worldgen
After world generation ends, many new historical events involving secret agents appear to show that their cover identities have become "disassociated" from them. Often, a completely different historical figure will appear to use the fake identity, regardless of whether the fake's race and gender match those of its new "owner." Most absurdly, the new owner might even be dead.
Play DF in either mode (fortress or adventure). Retire fort or adventurer. Check legends. Not guaranteed to work.
Illustrated with screenshots here: https://imgur.com/a/WtoWa [^]
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has duplicate 0010505resolved Loci Titans, FBs, deities assume identities during play 
related to 0011054confirmed Loci Historical Figures still have events misattributed to them. 
Issue History
2017-12-15 21:16HuntthetrollNew Issue
2017-12-16 09:24HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll
2018-01-04 15:45Shonai_DwellerNote Added: 0037507
2018-01-04 15:54Shonai_DwellerNote Edited: 0037507bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0037507#r15181
2018-01-04 18:18Urlance WoolsbaneNote Added: 0037509
2018-01-06 10:56LociAssigned To => Loci
2018-01-06 10:56LociStatusnew => confirmed
2018-01-06 13:13LociRelationship addedhas duplicate 0010505
2018-01-06 13:16LociNote Added: 0037528
2018-01-07 14:33Toady OneNote Added: 0037545
2018-01-07 14:33Toady OneStatusconfirmed => resolved
2018-01-07 14:33Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2018-01-07 14:33Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2018-01-07 14:33Toady OneAssigned ToLoci => Toady One
2018-01-11 07:53HuntthetrollIssue End Monitor: Huntthetroll
2019-10-26 07:39LociRelationship addedrelated to 0011054

2018-01-04 15:45   
(edited on: 2018-01-04 15:54)
http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=13372 [^]

Retire this fortress (which was used to report another identity issue, bug 0010490 ) and check out Mistem Chuckbells. Murdered in 124, secretly took on the identity of "Catten Floortalk" 45 years later. Zombie spy!

Correct histfig (I think) is Inod Boltrelics. He's currently in the fortress in the save under the name Catten Floortalk. Although besides his name and profession, his background details (family and such) are all true.

It's all messed up!

Urlance Woolsbane   
2018-01-04 18:18   
I thought something like this was happening, as evidenced by Forgotten Beasts and the like purportedly taking on identities, but I couldn't find a pattern. I initially thought that the identity number was being assigned in place of the HF number for the impersonation event, but a perusal of Shonai Dweller's save proved otherwise.

Regardless, poor Inod seems to be the victim of two distinct bugs...
2018-01-06 13:16   
v0.44.03: kneaugh uploaded two saves with a deity and several forgotten beasts assuming identities in 0010505:

http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=13391 [^]
Toady One   
2018-01-07 14:33   
I found a few id number problems that could be responsible for all of this. Old saves will still show the erroneous historical event, but new worlds shouldn't have the problem in the next release.