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0008978Dwarf FortressCreaturespublic2015-05-28 13:492018-05-24 04:19
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MacOSX Snow Leopard10.6.8
0008978: Ghost raised despite remains being interred
Recently, a macelord died due to an untreated wound from a forgotten beast becoming infected. More importantly, his still accessible remains (his body, with a few mangled fingers, minus some teeth) were placed in a burial receptacle immediately after his death. That burial receptacle remained undisturbed. Some time later, I noticed his ghost. I immediately checked the catacombs with (t), as I had made sure there were ample coffins available, and sure enough, he was inside a coffin.

I made a copy of the save, then attempted to put him to rest with a memorial slab, which worked.

Save from before the slab was engraved is here:
http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=10890 [^]
None known. Follow instructions on dffd file listing to find the appropriate coffin.
I'm playing vanilla DF 40.24 with the MacNewbie pack. I haven't used any serious hacks with DFhack, only Workflow and the "pure bugfixes" enabled by default.
0.40.24, ghost
related to 0008801new  Ghost starts haunting fortress while remains entombed in coffin 
Issue History
2015-05-28 13:49skullsploderNew Issue
2015-05-28 13:51skullsploderTag Attached: 0.40.24
2015-05-28 13:51skullsploderTag Attached: ghost
2015-05-30 02:52TheroltNote Added: 0032749
2015-05-30 02:53TheroltNote Edited: 0032749bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0032749#r13108
2015-05-30 02:53TheroltNote Edited: 0032749bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0032749#r13109
2016-07-11 01:42LociRelationship addedrelated to 0008801
2016-07-15 22:12guebstrikeNote Added: 0035637
2018-05-24 04:19risusinfNote Added: 0038369

2015-05-30 02:52   
(edited on: 2015-05-30 02:53)
Probably related to: http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/mantisbt/view.php?id=8801 [^]

2016-07-15 22:12   
I am playing 43.04 vanilla + Mayday graphics. I have >20 ghosts that have been put to rest with slabs, but I find no evidence of their bodies being unaccessible. I have more than enough receptacles for them all. I have a brook so they can't fall in there, and I have a well that appears to be clear of bodies or any other pollution. But a good number of my dead come back as ghosts, and it happens at a steady pace. Are their body parts being turned to mist or something else intangible that is impossible to bury, which is causing the ghosts?
Therolt, I have not had any destruction of receptacles or slabs of which I am aware.
Is there a secret corpse eating fetish that is causing this?
2018-05-24 04:19   
Also 8003.