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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0002852Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Noblespublic2010-07-26 07:222012-03-04 08:06
Assigned ToFootkerchief 
PrioritylowSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
StatusresolvedResolutionunable to reproduce 
PlatformPCOSWIndows VistaOS Version
Product Version0.31.12 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0002852: A long dead goblin becomes militia commander; entire squad empty afterwards
DescriptionA military squad in my most recent fortress became empty (equipment was still there) without my influence and I could not let the dwarfes rejoin at first. To fix this problem, I had to temporarily let them join a different squad first. A (dwarven-)year later an engraving and some research in the Legends made me realize, that a goblin for some reason replaced my dwarf as militia commander (of course AFAIR, the goblin was not shown on the noble screen...the position was just empty, as was the squad).

The funniest thing? The goblin wasn´t even one of my prisoners (that would´ve been kinda cool...) or someone who was alive for that matter. The goblin in question was dead since more than 300 years! And he was also a total wuss...

As I said, it didn´t cause major problems, but it does not seem intended and maybe the bug can cause more serious problem under different circumstances.

Screenshots: [^] <- Engraving [^] <- Legends of my Fortress (The Tufted Inks) [^] <- Legends of the Goblin (Atu Witchweaken)
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Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0001806resolvedToady One Non-cancelled kill orders persist into newly generated world and fortress. 

-  Notes
Footkerchief (manager)
2010-07-26 08:37

Aside from the engraving, was there any evidence in Fortress Mode that the goblin was the militia commander?

Does your errorlog contain anything about invalid ID numbers?
Felcis (reporter)
2010-07-26 09:47

I couldn´t find anything related in the errorlog (only invalid goals, same squares and unrecognized tokens) and all I could find in the Fortress are more engravings of his appointment and the removal of the previous commander.
Footkerchief (manager)
2010-07-26 12:59

Hmm... you should probably upload your save for this one. [^]

Also, what happens if you appoint a new militia commander? Does the goblin's Legends page then say that he ceased to be the militia commander?
Felcis (reporter)
2010-07-26 16:15

Now that you say it, there is no announcement of him being removed, neither in the fortresses legend nor in his. The screenshots I posted were all taken roughly one ingame-year after the incident happened (and I already fixed the problem at that point, without even realizing the cause).

I uploaded the save here: [^]
Dwarfu (manager)
2010-08-14 16:55

I see the entries of the goblin's appointment in his legends several hundred years after he was murdered.

You say you "already fixed the problem"

It does not appear your fortress was generated in 31.12 even though that is your current version as your raws are dated earlier than they should be. Did you install a mod or do some editing yourself?
Quietust (reporter)
2010-08-15 09:19

Dwarfu: if you export worldgen info, it should indicate the version that was used to generate the world.
Felcis (reporter)
2010-08-18 20:54

I only fixed the problem with my empty squad, by temporarily assigning the dwarfes to another squad and reassigning them to the old squad afterwards (they would not appear in the list otherwise.

Yes, the world was generated in an older version (31.02 to be precise), because I stopped playing it when an unkillable vomit-megabeast appeared and continued later when it was fixed. The "goblin appointment"-bug happened in 31.12 though and I doubt that the problem lies in the version-change.
Footkerchief (manager)
2012-02-16 12:22

Please reopen this report or PM me on the forums if this bug can be reproduced in 0.34.01.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-07-26 07:22 Felcis New Issue
2010-07-26 08:37 Footkerchief Note Added: 0011075
2010-07-26 09:47 Felcis Note Added: 0011086
2010-07-26 12:59 Footkerchief Note Added: 0011097
2010-07-26 16:15 Felcis Note Added: 0011113
2010-08-04 14:56 Khym Chanur Issue Monitored: Khym Chanur
2010-08-14 16:55 Dwarfu Note Added: 0011796
2010-08-14 16:55 Dwarfu Tag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-08-14 16:55 Dwarfu Tag Attached: Save Included
2010-08-15 09:19 Quietust Note Added: 0011808
2010-08-18 20:54 Felcis Note Added: 0011904
2010-08-19 01:00 Dwarfu Tag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-08-27 01:46 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0003109
2011-02-28 21:35 Footkerchief Relationship added child of 0001806
2011-02-28 21:35 Footkerchief Relationship deleted related to 0003109
2011-03-09 04:08 Toady One Relationship replaced related to 0001806
2011-03-14 09:50 Footkerchief Tag Attached: Fixed in 0.31.22?
2012-02-16 12:22 Footkerchief Tag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2012-02-16 12:22 Footkerchief Tag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2012-02-16 12:22 Footkerchief Note Added: 0019830
2012-02-16 12:22 Footkerchief Status new => resolved
2012-02-16 12:22 Footkerchief Resolution open => unable to reproduce
2012-02-16 12:22 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2012-03-04 08:06 Dwarfu Tag Detached: Fixed in 0.31.22?

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