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0006663Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- AIpublic2014-07-08 10:002015-01-04 12:13
Toady One 
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0006663: Necromancers afraid of/killed by their own undead
Haven't tried to reproduce it yet, but I've found a necromancer tower where all of the necromancers are panicking because their undead have their weapons out.

One of them was also killed by said undead, as was another I found wandering out in the wilds. I've seen this happen in the previous version as well.

They're also all trying and failing to climb the smooth walls, which I guess adds to the scrabbling undead horror vibe but just looks silly when it's the necromancer doing it too.
Pretty simple, just find a necromancer.
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Issue History
2014-07-08 10:00PeepsNew Issue
2014-07-08 13:41FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0006622
2014-07-09 08:58FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0006547
2014-07-10 05:50DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0006929
2014-07-10 05:51DwarfuSummaryNecromancers afraid of their own undead => Necromancers afraid of/killed by their own undead
2014-07-10 15:14HinaichigoNote Added: 0025606
2014-07-14 02:18DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007264
2014-07-15 21:11aelysturNote Added: 0026588
2014-07-16 17:14DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007400
2014-07-20 08:41simonswerwerNote Added: 0027015
2014-07-20 08:41simonswerwerNote Edited: 0027015bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0027015#r10075
2014-07-20 09:45FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0003685
2014-07-20 09:45FootkerchiefRelationship deletedrelated to 0006547
2014-07-20 15:57vampnecroNote Added: 0027068
2014-07-20 16:25vampnecroNote Edited: 0027068bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0027068#r10098
2014-07-20 16:25vampnecroNote Edited: 0027068bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0027068#r10099
2014-07-20 16:26vampnecroNote Edited: 0027068bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0027068#r10100
2014-07-20 16:27vampnecroNote Edited: 0027068bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0027068#r10101
2014-07-22 20:12DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007573
2014-07-22 20:13DwarfuAssigned To => Dwarfu
2014-07-22 20:13DwarfuStatusnew => acknowledged
2014-08-03 10:48FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0007815
2014-08-04 20:54DwarfuRelationship addedchild of 0007161
2014-10-09 12:22NekoHatsuIssue Monitored: NekoHatsu
2014-11-19 06:46FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005806
2014-11-19 06:46FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0008536
2014-12-08 14:21smjjamesNote Added: 0031295
2014-12-08 14:35smjjamesNote Edited: 0031295bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0031295#r12494
2014-12-08 14:56smjjamesNote Edited: 0031295bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0031295#r12495
2014-12-09 00:23ArchereonNote Added: 0031297
2014-12-19 06:53FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0008631
2014-12-19 06:54FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0008134
2014-12-28 14:36FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0008675
2014-12-29 08:08FootkerchiefStatusacknowledged => confirmed
2015-01-03 14:47thriggleNote Added: 0031669
2015-01-03 16:18thriggleNote Deleted: 0031669
2015-01-03 16:18thriggleNote Added: 0031677
2015-01-04 12:13Toady OneStatusconfirmed => resolved
2015-01-04 12:13Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2015-01-04 12:13Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2015-01-04 12:13Toady OneAssigned ToDwarfu => Toady One

2014-07-10 15:14   
I entered the tower as a vampire, and as soon as I spoke to the necromancer, the undead started killing it.
2014-07-15 21:11   
this has happened to me too. i went vampire before going in. also raised undead brought into a town only attack military personal
2014-07-20 08:41   
I also encountered this. Here's a relevant save (0.40.03): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91013373/NecromancerInTreeAfraidOfMinion.rar [^]

2014-07-20 15:57   
(edited on: 2014-07-20 16:27)
I've experienced this issue as well (40.03), and I was not a vampire when entering the necro tower. I've experienced some severely buggy play with necromancers in general. NPC necromancers are attacked by their own undead. In addition, my own character has been attacked by corpses he's raised in adventure mode (has occurred when raising corpses of human companions, the head AND full corpse of a dragon, and a bleak man wrestler), which might be the same issue.

I've also been able to "talk" to headless corpses (and necks) to get them to stop attacking me, which might (or might not) be working as intended.

2014-12-08 14:21   
(edited on: 2014-12-08 14:56)
Here's one in 40.19, my raised zombies attack me shortly after turning werebeast. Just do anything to have one or more game ticks go by and BAM, they go aggro and stop being controlled by me.

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=10208 [^]

Edit: Even corpses that I freshly raise are aggro to me while I'm in werebeast form.

2014-12-09 00:23   
That's normal for werebeast necromancers to be attacked by their own zombies when going into werebeast form.
2015-01-03 16:18   
Here's a fresh save with no active sites except for a necromancer's tower and a few camps mysteriously populated by zombies. As a human outsider, you can start adventure mode at the tower and witness the necromancer getting slaughtered. http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=10376 [^]