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0005755Dwarf FortressUndeathpublic2012-04-02 06:312014-08-13 13:10
Toady One 
highmajorhave not tried
0005755: Caravan Guard Ghosts are still not appearing for slabs
Started a brand new 34.07 - caravan guards were jumped right at the map edge. I noticed that the corpse wasnt in my list of dwarves to memorialize and was hoping it might show up when the ghost did... but i'm looking at the ghost right now and Id Tinothtekkud, Ghostly Hammerdwarf is nowhere to be found on the craftsdwarf workshop list. I've used DFHack's Tweak Clear-Ghostly to remove the ghost and continue the fort - but i have no idea if he'll be back.
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related to 0003708resolved Toady One Ghost names that can't be engraved on a slab and nameless slab engravings 
has duplicate 0006139resolved Knight Otu Murderous Ghost - Unable to find corpse, cannot engrave. 
has duplicate 0007735resolved Dwarfu Cannot engrave memorial for invading dwarf (now ghostdwarf) 
related to 0007427resolved Toady One Unslabbable invader ghost acts like a living invader 
Issue History
2012-04-02 06:31quintiliusNew Issue
2012-04-02 06:38KogutNote Added: 0022024
2012-04-02 07:30quintiliusNote Added: 0022027
2012-04-02 08:42FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0003708
2012-04-06 07:51DjekkeIssue Monitored: Djekke
2012-04-08 19:48quintiliusNote Added: 0022173
2012-05-28 17:47MorrolanIssue Monitored: Morrolan
2012-05-29 11:40daftfadNote Added: 0022777
2012-06-08 09:19KijiroNote Added: 0022921
2012-06-08 12:04KogutNote Added: 0022924
2012-06-25 04:18vukingNote Added: 0023106
2012-06-25 04:23vukingNote Edited: 0023106bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0023106#r8631
2012-07-02 16:45iamltr27Issue Monitored: iamltr27
2012-07-29 09:01Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0006139
2012-07-29 09:02Knight OtuNote Added: 0023384
2012-07-29 10:32kreepergrimmsNote Added: 0023386
2012-07-30 14:53musicmastermshNote Added: 0023391
2014-07-28 12:31SymmetryNote Added: 0027800
2014-07-28 12:31SymmetryNote Edited: 0027800bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0027800#r10501
2014-07-29 02:04SymmetryIssue Monitored: Symmetry
2014-07-29 10:174maskwolfIssue Monitored: 4maskwolf
2014-07-29 19:57imagioNote Added: 0027917
2014-07-29 21:33FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0007427
2014-07-30 05:54DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007735
2014-08-12 08:15FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2014-08-12 08:15FootkerchiefStatusnew => confirmed
2014-08-13 12:38Toady OneStatusconfirmed => resolved
2014-08-13 12:38Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2014-08-13 12:38Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2014-08-13 12:38Toady OneAssigned ToFootkerchief => Toady One
2014-08-13 13:104maskwolfIssue End Monitor: 4maskwolf

2012-04-02 06:38   
Please, upload savegame in similar situation (before DFhack workarounds).
2012-04-02 07:30   
Here you go... hadnt saved over it yet

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=6072 [^]
2012-04-08 19:48   
as i've continued to play this one out - i've gone through 12 or 13 axedwarves and speardwarves etc i've had to put down through 'alternate means' - they're only caravan guards, but if i had to say 'is it every time or not' i'd say yes. With tweak-ghostly working though - this isnt as 'major' as it was without it.
2012-05-29 11:40   
Same problem here. 34.10. I've even entombed the corpse. The coffin says "Owner: Ducim .., Ghostly Macedwarf". He is not listed at the craftsdwarf's for memorialization.
2012-06-08 09:19   
Confirmed for 34.11. I have ghosts of guards from a caravan wandering around my fort with no option to engrave a slab for them.
2012-06-08 12:04   
34.11 save may be helpful.
2012-06-25 04:18   
(edited on: 2012-06-25 04:23)
Here you go. save for 34.11

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=6574 [^]

Repeat simple enough. It is necessary to drop the caravan of dwarves, along with security into the lava! The lava will burn the corpses, but the engraving is permitted only for merchants.

Knight Otu   
2012-07-29 09:02   
Tamaki posted a save at 0006139
2012-07-29 10:32   
there is a way i figured to find "SOME" but not all dwarves that cannot be found, if your grave says ghostly instead of just the name it means the ghost has claimed the coffin but has not been buried yet, the thing i do is any time that happens is to remove the coffin and place it back down, freeing any original tennants to be reburied, it works half the time due to others not having bodies or the bodies not being accesible
2012-07-30 14:53   
I once had to bury a caravan escort's arm, as that was the only piece of him left. The rest of him might have survived and run off the map, as far as I can tell. What happens if he survived, then comes back (still alive) after I buried his arm?
2014-07-28 12:31   
Just to say this is now happening to bandits too, though I guess that's to be expected.

It's slightly more annoying in 40.05 as everyone in my fort was too terrified to eat or drink while the ghost was in sight of the food stockpile.

(It's just a shame that with such a great bugfix release it only takes one to make me miss dfhack again :(

2014-07-29 19:57   
I just had a similar issue ruin my fortress. Some dwarves raided me, I killed one, he came back as a ghost, and there was no way to remove him. My dwarves tasks were constantly "interrupted by ghost" so they would not eat, drink, or sleep and went insane.

Opened a ticket for it here with a save file as it seems similar but not identical http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/mantisbt/view.php?id=7721 [^]