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Greed: The End of Duralthob by kruggsmash Greed: The End of Duralthob by kruggsmash
A Dwarf fortress story/picture I made with much inspiration from SimonSwerwer's "Reclaiming Sethilir" simonswerwer.deviantart.com/ar… . Not directly related to any PARTICULAR story in my fortresses more like a dozen mini stories from different games and other things that could happen or that I've heard of happening in DF. Enjoy!
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Wheatys Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Ahaha, I love it
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
thanks much :D
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mate888 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
HOLY MOTHER OF CRUNDLE THIS IS AWESOME!
Take my fav, buy a beer with it or something, mate.
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
thank you very much. I'm having a hell of a time trying to find a place that will let me turn in this fav for a beer though..oh well 
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mate888 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Just try doing it avoiding EVERY place that has the word "bitcoin" on it.
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
lol
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metalsonic3000 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Someone's found the circus it seems.
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
heck yes, and those clowns..lemme tell ya
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Private-Funny-Man Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
I think this is probably how my fortress will end, but with less demons, and more along the lines of my own stupidity.
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
rofl, thats how most of mine end :)
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Private-Funny-Man Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Hehe. At least you probably know how to build a fortress, but me? I have only managed to dig a channel, I think.  Oh well, what's the worse that can happen? A demon elephant made of steel with wings that breathes fire?
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
rofl, sounds about right
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Private-Funny-Man Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Nah, I have thought something worse. The Toady One bringing back Boatmurdered era elephants with a vengeance with a high risk of becoming husks.
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Kuroi-Kiri Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Wow.  This is incredible.  Here's to hoping you have more like this in store.
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
heh, guess we'll see what happens. Thanks for the comment!
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Ekkezakkusu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY HOLY GOD THIS IS SO PERFECT!

You are awesome, why don't you try to do one of these again!?
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
rofl, you hadn't seen it?! I *MIGHT* end up doing another at some point, we'll see I guess
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Ekkezakkusu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like really, turn into a pixel artist for God's sake.
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
idea, gimme a quick scene to pixelate just for the hell of it
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Ekkezakkusu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohmigosh thanks kruggie i fricking love you!

Necrosting, a lonely dwarf keep who had everything you could wish for, except luck.

If you wan't moar backstory tell me.
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
oh yes, if there is a small scene or a character in particular you'd like to see pixellated. I'm just looking to do something small to see if i'm feelin' it. Feel free to go into as much detail as you want
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Ekkezakkusu Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't do underground, Necrosting is having a goblin invasion but Aegis Mcair has his wind sword and guts to fight to death for his village!
Towers of archers defend.
Axes of dwarves cleave.
Numerous traps.
Y'know the typical dorf fortress siege but with a hero :P
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
oof, i've been tryin to do something but I don't think I'm feelin it :(. Just makes me think about my cards that I've been neglecting to finish..
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Ekkezakkusu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like really, your strong talent is in pixel art.

Its so perfect and soo good to look at.
How everything matches up *_* 
I love it.
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
guess we'll see what happens i guess,  thanks for the compliments!
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din0gam3r Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
OH MY GOD THERE'S SO MANY LITTLE DETAILS I LOVE IT
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
details are everything! I love this kind of shtuff
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Erik-Blackboar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazing dorfy story. :-) Have you ever thought of using magma cannons in defending your fortress? 
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
y'no I haven't? I've read about them a while ago but their usage seemed fairly dubious at best and the set-up seemed fairly involved. Do they work well? If so then thats the next thing on MY agenda for sure!
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Erik-Blackboar Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Only tried them once on my volcano embark, made specifically to try it out, so getting lava was pretty damn easy. But I'll have you know that it was damn effective. I had 2x1x2 tank of lava with floodgate at the bottom facing outward from my gates linked to a lever in dining hall. It dispatched around fifteen useless peasant migrants (I didn't have patience to wait for sieges) and around the same number of pastured animals (forgot to move the pasture) rather quickly. And amusingly. :P Only problem is that you have to wait a fair bit till the lava cools down. But that's why I made the tank such a small thing. Imagine a huge shotgun blast, or maybe more accurate description might be, throwing contents of few buckets of water at someone, at once, but with lava. Not like unleashing a river of bloody magma. That's a bit overkill. 

Anyway, I have plans for another volcano embark, with two 1x1x3 turrets of magma-goodness at the gates and also at caverns entrance, just for good measure. I do not say that magma cannons are the way to go, but I indeed do think that it is rather amusing use of magma and also a great way to improve your defences (and fun chances!) at lava-rich embarks/fortresses.
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
sounds pretty damn neat. Guess ill have to look into it for my next fort
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Erik-Blackboar Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Definitely try it out. But I suggest more smaller tanks/magma cannons rather than one large tank. More managable and easier to clean up the mess, as liquids in DF only dry when at 1/7 level and lava is pretty thick and spreads slower, you just do not want 3/7 pool half a year in front of yer fortress, y'know? Or you could blast one turret for one wave of attackers and second for other. Anyway, let me know when you try it out! 
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
could have a second entrance that opens up while you're under attack. block up the main entrance till its over. muahahaha! Yeah, gonna have to make this happen
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Erik-Blackboar Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Sounds pretty useful! Also, maybe connect the magma-cannons to pressure plates maybe. Magmablast traps! Sounds pretty cardgamish, somewhat. Anyway, let me/us know how it turned out. :P 
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
will do :)
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PrargetTactice Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
I made an account specifically for the purpose of letting you know that this is truly amazing. The interlinking levels are so cool!

I'm inspired to recreate the flooding chamber, filled with beautiful engravings of Cheese and/or Brown Recluse Spiders so the gobbos have something to look at as they die
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
It means a lot! Thanks much! I WOULD definitely recommend the water chamber. It is useful to have a river-fed chamber above the flooding chamber that will overflow and feed a well farther down. 
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Talvieno Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Beyond amazing. This is a classic. :D I can't imagine how much time you put into this, but it was definitely worth it, I hope. It was definitely worth looking at for about fifteen minutes, if not more. lol   Bravo, sir. Bravo.
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
thank you so much for the comment! Took a bit but I only did a little bit each day. I'd have to say it was definitely worth it in the end!
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ArmoredPegasus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
This is awesome! :D

The only thing I would say is off is that there are two level caverns and not three, but either way this is awesome! I'm not the most indicated player to point this, though, since I've never ever got to none of the cavern layers. I usually focus on getting the necessary resources and satisfying my dwarves needs, not digging deeper :P

But, anyway, I love the level of details you've made: the vampire walled inside a room, the cave frog men fighting forgotten beasts, the HFS, the dwarf that went mad and started undressing in his room, the well, the artificial waterfalls, the prison with the hammerer "hammering" a guy... Everything is perfect!

Excellent Job! :D
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
thanks much! Really appreciate it!
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J4B Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really awesome man. Definitely a good representation of Dwarf Fortress.
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
tried to be as true as possible! thanks!
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UncleMayonnaise Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Damnit, Krugg... That is one of the most beautiful damned things I've ever seen. How many godforsaken hours did you pour INTO this Masterwork?! Awesome nod to Simon's piece, as well, which I also love...

Dat naked dorf, man.  
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
rofl, thank you, thank you. I honestly couldn't tell ya how much time I put into this one. It took a while only b/c i did so little at a time. The naked guy there, I had intended to be an insane dwarf or something but I couldn't think of a way to convey that and was going to put clothes on him. But as time went by I sorta got used to seeing his bloated dwarven body and figured that people could make of him what they will.
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Philipp-Steinhaus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... simply... wow.
This is probably the most beautiful MS painting as well as the most beautiful DF painting as well as the most detailed one I have ever seen!!
Amazing. You did a great job on the liquids... and the chair-throwing... I have to train my dwarfs to become chair throwers....
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Thanks much! It certainly took a bit to get through! Yeah that chair thrower is one of my favs for sure. :)
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Tad-Long Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I've only just started getting into this game. The "chaos ensues" aspect is my favourite part of most stories, and this is full of it. I love it.
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kruggsmash Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
isn't the chaos great? Such a wonderfully unpredictable game. Stick to it!
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Tad-Long Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
First winter, the dwarves started to die of thirst. It took a while to learn that drinking requires brewing requires labour requires workshop requires mushrooms requires spawn requires eating requires.........

I like it.
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