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0002913Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Militarypublic2010-07-31 22:172011-01-18 10:44
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0002913: goblin ambush when traders are arriving causes traders to be flagged as hostile
The dwarven traders with liason were arriving. While they were incoming a goblin ambush was detected. The military was practicing near the depot and was assigned to kill the invaders. However they started killing merchants. This may be related to bug 2738 (military kills anything in its path).

Bugged save available at http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=2868 [^]
Set up an ambush to be discovered as merchants are arriving (before unpack begins). Send military to kill invaders, merchants must be between squad and invaders
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duplicate of 0003259new  Loyalty cascade after ordering squad to attack were-citizens, merchants/traders, guards, or liaison 
related to 0002738resolved Logical2u kill order kill everything on path 
Issue History
2010-07-31 22:17troasNew Issue
2010-08-01 00:10FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0002738
2010-08-04 14:49Khym ChanurIssue Monitored: Khym Chanur
2010-08-05 05:39trollvikNote Added: 0011518
2011-01-08 00:15DwarfuNote Added: 0014829
2011-01-08 00:16DwarfuTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2011-01-08 00:16DwarfuTag Attached: Save Included
2011-01-08 00:17DwarfuRelationship addedrelated to 0003423
2011-01-08 00:52DwarfuNote Deleted: 0014829
2011-01-08 00:53DwarfuNote Added: 0014830
2011-01-08 18:24troasNote Added: 0014833
2011-01-08 23:05DwarfuTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2011-01-08 23:07DwarfuNote Added: 0014834
2011-01-08 23:07DwarfuRelationship addedduplicate of 0003259
2011-01-08 23:07DwarfuStatusnew => resolved
2011-01-08 23:07DwarfuResolutionopen => duplicate
2011-01-08 23:07DwarfuAssigned To => Dwarfu
2011-01-18 10:44Khym ChanurIssue End Monitor: Khym Chanur
2011-03-05 07:31DwarfuRelationship deletedrelated to 0003423

2010-08-05 05:39   
As a variant of this, I had two squads as this occured, and they started attacking eachother after goblins where dead. They left the merchants alone though.
2011-01-08 00:53   
Reminder sent to: troas

Is it possible that you might have included the merchants or their animals in your kill order?
2011-01-08 18:24   
I don't think I did that - I believe the order flashed "kill goblins". However it has been 5 months so I can't be positive.
2011-01-08 23:07   
I'm going to mark it as a duplicate for now, because it matches the loyalty cascade that happens if you do include the merchants or their animals with the kill order.

If you can reproduce it and can rule out the merchants/animals being included, reopen this report and post your new information.