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0011353Dwarf FortressLegends Mode -- Historical Figurespublic2020-02-09 14:142020-03-25 10:01
0011353: Historical figures killed by non historical figures
Very often, a major historical figure will be killed by an unnamed figure who has no entry in the legends themself. A dragon or demon's history will usually end with the line "was struck down by a dwarf in [location]" like whoever killed them failed to go down in history.
gen a world, check the timelines of the dead megabeasts.
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2020-02-09 14:14friendgolemNew Issue
2020-02-09 14:38Shonai_DwellerNote Added: 0039988
2020-03-25 10:01LordBobSagetNote Added: 0040411

2020-02-09 14:38   
In the midst of battle, it's not always clear who struck the final blow (or indeed who was involved at all). If this were a dual, then sure, needs credit, but it's not. Historical figures are limited to save memory (and the more you increase their number in worldgen options, the less events like this occur). Pretty much not a bug.
2020-03-25 10:01   
It seems to happen a bit too often though. Most of the time I can generate a world with 20 megabeasts and 5 of them will be struck down by an unnamed in a hillocks or hamlet with a small population within the first 2 decades. I needed to adjust some raws to make sure megabeasts meet eachother to replenish their numbers after they all die to farmers.

Strangely enough this doesn't seem to happen with any of the semi-megabeasts except for the minotaur which is understandable since they are small.