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0009648Dwarf FortressLegends Mode -- Historical Figurespublic2016-03-21 17:432022-02-15 06:12
Assigned ToKnight Otu 
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Summary0009648: People dying twice?
DescriptionI was browsing through legends mode and saw several entries of figures who have two deaths listed on their page; often one of them is from "old age" or "fell into a chasm" for no apparent reason. Most confusingly, one necromancer shows as having died from old age twice, despite this not being possible.
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Knight Otu (manager)
2016-03-22 06:27

Reminder sent to: jjl2357

Please upload a save (whole region folder) demonstrating those re-dead to the DFFD ( ) and post a link to it here.
jjl2357 (reporter)
2016-03-23 13:14

save: [^]
bralbaard (reporter)
2022-02-15 06:12

I can confirm this bug, it has occured several times in the museum III community game. Here is a save game: [^]

Two characters with this issue can be retrieved in legends mode:
Arcturus Cinderfang (a player character)
Etur Equallashed (an NPC)
Both died from old age twice. The cause seems to be the following: If a character dies during world progression his death is not properly stored. For clarity, With world progression I mean when he dies not in an active fortress or when an adventurer is present, but elsewhere in the world, during processing in the background. The death will be recorded in legends mode, but when you load the site a copy of the character will be generated as if he never died. That character can die again, and a second death will be recorded.

Old age is not the only death cause that will trigger this. You can recreate the effect on a recently deceased character in this game, Bralbaard Hammerfishes. His death is not properly recorded in legends because the game was created with hidden historic events, but an export of the world-history.txt file shows him as recently deceased:
  [*] Bralbaard Hammerfishes the Yawning (b.638 d. 858, Reign Began: 805), *** New Line, Never Married
In addition his death and circumstances have been reported here: [^]
You can revive him by reclaiming the fortress "Falsetower the Citadel of Worlds" he will be one of the citizens. (It is the last fortress in the list when reclaiming, there are 30+ other fortresses, it may also be usefull to know that world gen in this world stopped in the year 700, so there's 158 years of active playing now, which may be part of the cause)

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-03-21 17:43 jjl2357 New Issue
2016-03-22 06:27 Knight Otu Note Added: 0034896
2016-03-22 06:27 Knight Otu Assigned To => Knight Otu
2016-03-22 06:27 Knight Otu Status new => needs feedback
2016-03-23 13:14 jjl2357 Note Added: 0034911
2016-03-23 13:14 jjl2357 Status needs feedback => assigned
2022-02-15 06:12 bralbaard Note Added: 0041226

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