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0004718Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Combatpublic2011-06-24 08:152011-06-28 11:36
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0004718: Axe lord kills everyone in his path, without being tantruming ...
Just search for Sarvesh Rabedkubuk (grand master axedwarf as he just woke up from sleeping after a siege, but previously axelord) and see him slaughter everyone in his path as he is "going to a biting demonstration" ...

This dwarf was one of my best in the Millitia, and has gone crazy after the slaughter of a human siege.

saved game : http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=4561 [^]
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duplicate of 0003259new  Loyalty cascade after ordering squad to attack were-citizens, merchants/traders, guards, or liaison 
Issue History
2011-06-24 08:15behbehrNew Issue
2011-06-24 12:05Knight OtuNote Added: 0018035
2011-06-24 14:30behbehrNote Added: 0018037
2011-06-24 14:33behbehrNote Edited: 0018037bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0018037#r6738
2011-06-28 11:33DwarfuTag Attached: Save Included
2011-06-28 11:36DwarfuNote Added: 0018066
2011-06-28 11:36DwarfuRelationship addedduplicate of 0003259
2011-06-28 11:36DwarfuStatusnew => resolved
2011-06-28 11:36DwarfuResolutionopen => duplicate
2011-06-28 11:36DwarfuAssigned To => Dwarfu

Knight Otu   
2011-06-24 12:05   
This looks very much like a loyalty cascade (0003259). The first dwarf killed by Sarvesh, Zuglar Avuzrash, apparently attacked the king prior to being killed, marking him an enemy of your civ, but still a member. Then Sarvesh attacked the enemy, but since the attacked party was a member of your civ, Sarvesh becomes an enemy (etcetera). You mentioned on the DFFD page that your king was a tame human. This, along with the human siege you mention, could mean that you accidentally marked the king as a target for your military along with other, hostile, humans. Being able to target your king would then probably the main bug here.
2011-06-24 14:30   
(edited on: 2011-06-24 14:33)
thanks for the explaination, it can indeed be a loyalty cascade problem as you say :-).
But i think i could not assign the king as a target for my military (tamed beast).

2011-06-28 11:36   
The chain of events can be traced with the combat reports, individual histories/kills and Legends mode. The axedwarf is an enemy/former member of his own civ.

Be careful when placing rectangle kill orders.

For the king being human part, please see 0004692.