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0011609Dwarf FortressLegends Mode -- Historical Figurespublic2020-08-21 20:202020-08-23 09:37
0011609: Deceased members of merchant company engage in posthumous trading
Many dead members of merchant companies go on to have trading successes or failures years or decades after their death.
Generate world with merchant companies, check dead members.
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Issue History
2020-08-21 20:20naethytaNew Issue
2020-08-21 22:04Shonai_DwellerNote Added: 0040699
2020-08-22 02:17Shonai_DwellerNote Added: 0040700
2020-08-23 08:48naethytaNote Added: 0040704
2020-08-23 09:37naethytaNote Added: 0040705

2020-08-21 22:04   
It helps to have a save that demonstrates a bug and steps on how to find it in that save. Otherwise it's just a matter of generating a thousand worlds and hope something works. Time that could be better off spent fixing the bug.

You can upload saves to Dwarf Fortress File Dept and post a link here.

https://dffd.bay12games.com/ [^]
2020-08-22 02:17   
Also check of course that they're not undead. I expect intelligent undead can indulge in training.
2020-08-23 08:48   
I've seen no examples so far of trading occuring post-resurrection. The one posthumous trader I found who was reanimated carried out his posthumous trading 13 years before his corpse was reanimated.

This happens in every world I generate. Examples uploaded here:
https://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=15181 [^]
2020-08-23 09:37   
I listed the reproducibility as "sometimes" because while this shady behavior shows up in every world I've generated with merchant companies that have dead members, only a minority of the dead members are guilty of it.

Over 70% of the dead merchants I looked at (including a number of reanimated ones) haven't traded since their death.