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0011393Dwarf FortressLegends Mode -- Historical Figurespublic2020-02-19 11:272021-03-13 06:42
Windows 10
0011393: Cave Dragons are sometimes intelligent, and sometimes join human civilizations
Cave dragons, although they are supposed to not be intelligent (due to the lack of the LEARN creature tag), can end up joining a civilization, and even become a honorable member, and use this position for villain plans like embezzlement.
Create a new world. The more potential historical figures (i.e. large worlds with long histories), the better. Reproduced the first time in a 1050 years old Medium world.

Go to the Legends Mode, and check cave dragon historical figures histories. Sometimes, it mentions it joined civilization.
Most of the times, they become the "Master of the beasts" of the civilization. The first time I reproduced, he was even involved in embezzlement.

It seems to mostly happen when the cave dragon becomes a refugee after a battle, and it mostly joins a human group living in a castle.
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Issue History
2020-02-19 11:27Stained_ClassNew Issue
2020-02-19 11:31Stained_ClassNote Added: 0040120
2021-03-13 06:42Lurker ZNote Added: 0040977

2020-02-19 11:31   
A save where the bug has been reproduced :
http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=14833 [^]
Lurker Z   
2021-03-13 06:42   
We have one at The Museum:

http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=175875.msg8258934#msg8258934 [^]

Can this become a feature? 3/3 people so far agree this can only be a good thing.