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0011199Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Non-dwarf Citizenspublic2019-12-26 01:372020-01-18 09:27
normalminorunable to reproduce
resolvedno change required 
0011199: Sneaky werebeast hidden from game while fighting a human guest
Before the in-game announcment, this werelizard fought and killed a non-citizen who was wandering around the border of the map.
The beast didn't show up in the unit/others menu nor in the 'v'iew units menu, but its name is revealed by the combat report.
It seems the game reveals werebeasts when citizens-only reports them. Maybe it should apply to guests too. The combat report show the beast name even when it has not been announced.
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Issue History
2019-12-26 01:37alefNew Issue
2019-12-26 01:40alefNote Added: 0039639
2019-12-26 02:10PatrikLundellNote Added: 0039640
2019-12-26 12:20alefNote Added: 0039641
2019-12-26 12:21alefNote Deleted: 0039639
2019-12-26 12:21alefTag Attached: CLOSE THIS
2019-12-29 18:47LociNote Added: 0039646
2019-12-29 18:47LociStatusnew => resolved
2019-12-29 18:47LociResolutionopen => no change required
2019-12-29 18:47LociAssigned To => Loci
2020-01-18 09:27alefTag Detached: CLOSE THIS

2019-12-26 02:10   
I don't think that's a bug, but by design. They can kill wild animals without revealing themselves as well.
2019-12-26 12:20   
I've read more about ambush mechanics on the wiki and agree it works as expected: fortress guests do not reveal ambushers. Please close this.
2019-12-29 18:47   
Fun fact: the game displays a special message when you discover an unconscious ambusher.