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0001087Dwarf FortressCombat -- Generalpublic2010-04-13 10:092014-08-20 15:13
0001087: Skeletal/zombie creature description says they're bleeding, severed parts leave blood trail
I did some fights in the arena with the new undead and noticed something in the unit description.
"His [severed body part] is gouting [species] blood"
Why are severed body parts listed as gouting and why is there blood involved?
also, the severed parts create blood splatter on impact.
chop off some skeleton's body parts
Though there is blood in bones, I don't think some century-old skeleton guarding an ancient place should have anything that splatters anymore. :D
Fixed in 0.40.01?, undead
has duplicate 0003966resolved Logical2u Skeletal animals bleed 
has duplicate 0001089resolved Footkerchief Zombies bleed? 
related to 0000518new  Bloodless creatures dropped in magma report their body parts are bleeding " " 
Issue History
2010-04-13 10:09VinceNew Issue
2010-04-13 10:17smjjamesNote Added: 0003283
2010-04-13 10:19FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000518
2010-04-13 10:41FootkerchiefRelationship replacedchild of 0000518
2010-04-13 11:12VinceNote Added: 0003292
2010-04-13 11:17smjjamesTag Attached: undead
2010-04-13 11:17smjjamesNote Added: 0003294
2010-04-13 11:49FootkerchiefSummaryskeletal undead description => Skeletal creature description says they're bleeding, severed parts leave blood trail
2010-04-13 11:50bloodshederNote Added: 0003300
2010-04-14 09:05VinceNote Added: 0003480
2010-04-18 12:26Pickled TinkNote Added: 0004089
2011-02-16 14:13Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0003966
2011-04-03 20:01Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001089
2011-04-03 20:17FootkerchiefSummarySkeletal creature description says they're bleeding, severed parts leave blood trail => Skeletal/zombie creature description says they're bleeding, severed parts leave blood trail
2011-04-03 20:18FootkerchiefRelationship replacedrelated to 0000518
2014-08-20 06:06FootkerchiefTag Attached: Fixed in 0.40.01?
2014-08-20 06:17smjjamesNote Added: 0029351
2014-08-20 06:18smjjamesNote Edited: 0029351bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0029351#r11282
2014-08-20 06:31smjjamesNote Edited: 0029351bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0029351#r11283
2014-08-20 06:35smjjamesNote Edited: 0029351bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0029351#r11284
2014-08-20 13:22FootkerchiefNote Added: 0029377
2014-08-20 15:13smjjamesNote Added: 0029383

2010-04-13 10:17   
I'm noticing this with zombies as well.
2010-04-13 11:12   
What about the "gouting"? I can't make heads nor tail of it. Isn't gout a totally unrelated disease? Unrelated to chopping arms of, that is.
2010-04-13 11:17   
Its like spewing out or something.
2010-04-13 11:50   
gushing maybe?
2010-04-14 09:05   
Why are severed body parts listed there anyway?
I don't mean "His/Her [body part] is gone", no they were listed as "His/Her [body part] is gouting" even though it lay several meters away.
Pickled Tink   
2010-04-18 12:26   
I've got it on a skeletal elk that I jumped off a tower with. New health system shows it has arteries in three leg muscles that have all been torn, which is where all the blood is coming from.
2014-08-20 06:17   
(edited on: 2014-08-20 06:35)
re Footkerchief adding the tag:

When I was fighting that zombie giant tiger, I noticed that it said it was bleeding, but since I didn't lop off any parts, I didn't see any blood being spattered around.

Or maybe it was those peasant skeletons raised from a temple, I forget exactly.

Should be easy to test in arena.

Edit: Okay, tested in arena with a zombie giant tiger (no armor, obviously) and a dwarf in full steel, steel shield and short sword, and with grand master observer, dodger, shield, and armor using, and skilled swordsman. Took a little while, but after I lopped off a paw, heavy bleeding showed up when I looked at it. Plus theres a spattering of giant tiger blood where the severed paw is.

Edit2: Version 40.09

2014-08-20 13:22   
smjjames: zombies bleeding is fine. It's only weird if skeletal creatures bleed.
2014-08-20 15:13   
Okay, I'll check that, when I can. I don't think you can make creatures skeletal in arena.