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Fishing Accident by Morgoth883 Fishing Accident by Morgoth883
I’m really pleased with this Dwarf Fortress image. This was an event that happened in the same fortress as the ‘Attacked by the Dead’ image. I was suddenly alerted that one of my fisher dwarves had been struck down. ‘Oh no!’ I thought, and went to look. What I found was a horribly mutilated corpse next to the pond he had been fishing from - and two other fisherman who were completely non-plused by the situation. There was no sign whatsoever of who the attacker was and the fishermen hadn’t been frightened or anything. It was only a little pond, so carp couldn’t have been to blame, and there was no ambush announcement, so it couldn’t have been goblins. It was quite bizarre. And hilarious.
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:iconpeteseeger:
PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Writer
When someonwe dies and it doesn't say who it means-in my experience-a vampire or werewolf or somesuch magical beastie that kills your dwarves. 
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zattik Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
I think that is probably the common trait of all people who live in places infested with dangers, poison and opportunities for death. As seen in the ancient lore:

www.cracked.com/funny-163-aust…

tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…

"No worries, mate."
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Isen-Healf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Brilliant, I love this game.
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:iconmate888:
mate888 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Giant sponge?
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moonsaber56 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
nope........fish.....giant carp.
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Frankwest16 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
"It was only a little pond, so carp couldn’t have been to blame"
-The artist
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:iconpootisman90:
Pootisman90 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
LIES! I FOUND A FUCKING POND FULL OF A FUCKIN DOZEN CARPS! ALL GIANT!
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Dreamer-In-Shadows Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess this is a random cardiac arrest + explosion of his heart.
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pittbull44 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
automatically dick cheney comes to mind
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:iconkeradi01:
Keradi01 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
To be fair, fishing is important. No need to worry about your surroundings.
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OrdonCrane Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
My favorite bit is how the other guys don't even care. Gotta love dwarfs.
"Is it a bit warm in here? I think it's a bit warm."
"You're on fire, sir."
"Oh. Well, best be on my way."
[Urist McMayor has bled to death.]
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GrimSheeper Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
CARPS
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Roboticmaster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
and since that day all dwarves are scared of fishing maybe that why fishers don t go into my fotress
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Jorez Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I remember one time I got up to go to the restroom and made the horrible mistake of leaving dwarf fortress unattended.

I came back to about 20 death notifications because the lever to collapse a corridor had been mysteriously flipped. It was in case I discovered some "fun" down in the mines.

I never did figure out what happened, I lost a legendary miner, some craftsmen, some of my military who were stationed there, and many peasants.

Needless to say I later ironically lost the fortress to a forgotten beast because I forgot to rearm the trap.
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Rabadenzo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
frustrated dwarfs flip levers. Always lock up your levers and have suicide-levers in place.

Also, be creative with suicide-levers. One of my favourite ones locks up the leverpuller and releases a deadly animal in the same room. If he survives, he is a worthy dwarf.
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Limey-Boy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
"Explosive decapitation? come back when you've got a real injury."
-Any dorf hospital
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DarkOverord Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Stop making me want to play Dwarf Fortress again XD I do love how random DF gets though, this sums up MANY moments well.
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Morgoth883 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Its the BEST thing about the game 8D
All the stories you can come away with.
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DarkOverord Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011   Digital Artist
Really is. This being one of my favourites: [link] x3
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:iconmorgoth883:
Morgoth883 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thats amazing XD
I see your engraving,
and I raise you a Dwarven Peasant greeting.
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DarkOverord Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Digital Artist
haha, that is brilliant, I can't top that. Not even my ocean called "The waters of smiling"
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OuroborosI Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
funny indeed
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Morgoth883 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Why thankyou :)
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slaXor86 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Sunlight, grass, streams, FISHING?!
Now that's not very dwarven at all. Plus those carp will show you no mercy. At all. Ever.

Now, an underground forest and lake... that's dwarven!
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Morgoth883 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
You can have above ground dwarves! What about hill dawrves? ;) This perticular fortress was mostly underground, actually - all the fishing happened above ground though, because oh-god-the-caverns.
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Quake3475 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Dwarves are largely considered to be insane for attempting to live on the surface.

It isn't proper. In fact, I suggest a full magma scorching. Enhances the aesthetics.
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curtsibling Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Class!

I guess this kind of thing can happen...:D
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Morgoth883 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
All too much XD
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