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0003622Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Tradepublic2010-11-14 21:552010-12-12 21:29
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0003622: Floor hatches over ramps disrupt merchant pack animals
Elven merchants visited my fortress after I installed hatch covers over all of my ramps, and when one of the merchants was forced to step down one of the ramps for a moment (the path to the depot involved no ramps, but some other nearby units were in the way), the hatch closed and caused the pack animal to escape, drop all of its goods, and eventually wander to the map edge and leave. The merchant is still sitting in the depot without her pack animal, and the traders are still willing to trade. Once the caravan departed, the horseless merchant simply walked to the map edge like normal, though much more quickly, and all of the others left like usual.
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related to 0005418acknowledged Dwarfu Members of caravans lost on approach causes caravan to get stuck at depot with "no merchants trading" 
related to 0005925acknowledged Toady One "Bin" attacks "dwarf" while carrying it over a "ramp + hatch cover" 
related to 0001754new  Creatures and items fall through up/down stairs 
Issue History
2010-11-14 21:55QuietustNew Issue
2010-12-12 21:29QuietustNote Added: 0014561
2012-02-26 10:59FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005418
2014-01-27 09:10FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005925
2014-01-27 14:19FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001754

2010-12-12 21:29   
Upon closer investigation, the problem may be that the pack animal (or merchant) stepped onto the floor hatch and somebody then opened it from underneath, causing it to fall down and be separated from the caravan.