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0001515Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Diplomacypublic2010-04-25 04:142010-06-09 06:46
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AMD Duron 1GHzWindows XPBuild 2600, SP2
0001515: Diplomats that can destroy buildings trash your constructions
While I was playing my game, an Opossum Brute creature (randomly generated creature? Can't find him in the raws) wound up somehow becoming the diplomat for the human civilization, when the humans came to talk to me.

I thought, "Okay, that's cool... I guess. Let him in, he'll see my leader once he wakes up."

A few minutes later: "obsidian floodgate destroyed by opossum brute diplomat. fishery toppled by opossum brute diplomat. obsidian floor hatch destroyed by opossum brute diplomat."

They were in his path for entering my fortress -- the floodgate was open, the hatches weren't forbidden or sealed in any way, and the fishery wasn't even directly in his way. The jerk just decided to wreck anything he came close to! And this guy seriously wanted to be diplomatic?
 1. Get a civilization's diplomat to have [BUILDINGDESTROYER:2]
 2. Put constructions near the entrance to your fortress.
 3. Receive said diplomat in your fortress.
 4. Watch the diplomat topple everything in his path.

Probably the best way to go about doing this would be to give every playable race [BUILDINGDESTROYER:2] and wait for a diplomat. It'd definitely be more surefire than waiting for a random series of events to occur that just *happens* to have a buildingdestroyer acting as the humans' diplomat...
I didn't even know this guy could destroy constructions, and I'd imagine that creatures like that wouldn't destroy your constructions unless they were actively attacking you. I think this is an issue when diplomats aren't acting very diplomatic; you know it's a problem when you want to trigger your deathtrap on a diplomat. And had he went left instead of right, he would have ripped open the floodgate holding back said deathtrap and flooded my main hall; not exactly Fun since I modded my race to be amphibious/unbreathing, but it would have ruined the productivity of the area.

I think this could also potentially affect ANY friendly creatures, such as caravans. This could cause a lot of glitches, methinks, when traders come and wreck your depot while trying to enter it...

I can't afford to try and reproduce this bug because DF runs extremely slowly on my computer; it'd take me weeks to get a test fort for this bug.
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duplicate of 0000596resolved Toady One Humans' Diplomat is a demon, destroys all constructions it passes by, never initiates meeting 
Issue History
2010-04-25 04:14StungunNew Issue
2010-04-25 09:31FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0000596
2010-04-25 09:31FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2010-04-25 09:31FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2010-04-25 09:31FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2010-06-09 06:46Toady OneStatusresolved => closed

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