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0011007Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Visitorspublic2019-01-20 18:052019-01-21 01:13
0011007: Military visitors arrive armed with random artifacts instead of weapons
Military visitors arrive on-site carrying random artifacts instead of weapons. For example, one "marksdwarf" had a quiver full of bolts and an artifact tea wood bracelet instead of a crossbow. A hammerdwarf arrived with a shield in one hand and an artifact slate mug in the other. A different hammerdwarf was using "An Introduction To Locks" as a bludgeon since he'd neglected to bring an actual weapon.
The steady stream of suicidal visitors from 0009184 allows checking many visitor inventories in short order.

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2019-01-20 18:05LociNew Issue
2019-01-20 19:13LociSteps to Reproduce Updatedbug_revision_view_page.php?rev_id=15911#r15911
2019-01-21 01:13FantasticDorfNote Added: 0039138
2019-01-21 01:15FantasticDorfNote Edited: 0039138bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0039138#r15915

2019-01-21 01:13   
(edited on: 2019-01-21 01:15)
Same applies to ex-poets/writers in sieges that bring their works with them, which you can see the owner name tagline & content of by inspecting the L for artifacts screen, however with those they have usual uniform requirements as per being soldiers that its stashed on their person rather than drawn as a weapon.

Perhaps military visitors are not as rigid regarding uniforms they can take hence when asked to bring a potential artifact don't really check its military worthy.

Edit: Just to additionally make known, that all of the described items can be crudely used as clubs as-are by application of the misc.object weapon skill, if this is where the confusion has arisen in the unit.