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0000158Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Conversationpublic2010-04-02 11:102017-05-19 06:14
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0000158: Faction leader gave task to kill demonic law-giver of same faction
I asked to serve the leader of a human faction. He asked me to kill a demon. However, this particular demon had tricked that very same faction into making him their law-giver (and was in fact at that very moment in the same mead hall with the faction leader). So I try to kill the demon, and all of the humans in the mead hall, including the faction leader who just asked me to do so, attacked me.
I have the world if you want it. It's a pocket island so it probably shouldn't be too hard to reproduce. The demon in question is Sath, the elk brute. If you go to his town and ask the leader about service I'd guess he'll probably ask you to kill him as the nearest demon.
adventure mode, Fixed in 0.40.01?, quests
related to 0001144new  Worldgen adventurers continue to attack megabeasts who have become part of their civ 
related to 0000462resolved Toady One CHAT_WORHY entity members may give duplicate quests 
related to 0000924resolved Toady One Townsfolk suggest getting quests from the dead 
related to 0003552new  Quest target not present at designated site. 
parent of 0003683new  Friendly and hire-able bandits want you to kill their own boss 
parent of 0003597new  [LOCAL_BANDITRY] bandits are targets of own civ's bandit quests 
has duplicate 0001155closed Footkerchief human war lord gives quest to kill their law giver [minor spoiler] 
related to 0005064resolved Toady One Outcast criminals live in town houses, keep old civ memberships, cause loyalty cascades 
related to 0003896new  Member of adventurer's civ gives quest to kill own civ member. 
related to 0002357closed Toady One No kill credit for undead "collapsed" kills 
related to 0008233new  Odd accusation of murder 
related to 0008239new  groups relationships badly broken 
related to 0008713new  Lords call you a killer for doing their quests 
Not all the children of this issue are yet resolved or closed.
Issue History
2010-04-02 11:10JTEckmanNew Issue
2010-04-02 11:12JTEckmanNote Added: 0000240
2010-04-02 11:16YmrelNote Added: 0000242
2010-04-02 12:46JTEckmanNote Added: 0000267
2010-04-05 16:35JTNote Added: 0001260
2010-04-05 16:37KennelTag Attached: adventure mode
2010-04-05 16:37KennelTag Attached: quests
2010-04-05 17:01Jiri PetruNote Added: 0001263
2010-04-08 17:26GreyhawkNote Added: 0002200
2010-04-14 11:32FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001155
2010-04-29 13:21FootkerchiefCategoryGeneral => Adventure Mode -- Conversation
2010-07-15 07:11CatyrpeliusNote Added: 0010341
2010-07-15 07:11CatyrpeliusIssue Monitored: Catyrpelius
2010-11-20 06:34Logical2uRelationship addedrelated to 0003683
2012-01-12 10:57FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001144
2012-01-12 10:57FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0003597
2012-01-12 10:59FootkerchiefRelationship replacedparent of 0003597
2012-01-12 10:59FootkerchiefRelationship replacedparent of 0003683
2012-01-12 10:59FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000462
2012-02-16 07:03FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005064
2013-09-22 18:08FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0003896
2014-01-26 09:17FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000924
2014-01-26 09:18FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0003594
2014-01-26 09:18FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0003552
2014-01-26 10:13FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0002357
2014-01-26 10:13FootkerchiefRelationship deletedrelated to 0003594
2014-07-11 19:45SirPenguinNote Added: 0025911
2014-07-23 07:12FootkerchiefTag Attached: Fixed in 0.40.01?
2015-01-09 09:58FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0008233
2015-01-09 09:58FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0008239
2015-01-09 09:58FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0008713
2017-05-19 06:14HinaichigoNote Added: 0036557
2018-04-16 17:41HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll

2010-04-02 11:12   
Oh, actually the demon had tricked the humans into thinking he was a god of some sort, THEN they made him their law-giver.
2010-04-02 11:16   
This sounds...EXACTLY like what toady described in the devlog on 03/28/2010.
2010-04-02 12:46   
So it is... My demon even had three eyes! Clearly this is a bug with third eyes.
2010-04-05 16:35   
I wonder if there'd be a way of making this into a feature: they attack you until the demon is slain. If you slay the demon quickly or quietly, they celebrate you as a hero. If you don't slay the demon effortlessly, they would have to help him fight you out of fear of retribution.
Jiri Petru   
2010-04-05 17:01   
This is too cool to fix :)
2010-04-08 17:26   
When I attacked the law-giver, I had a nearby woodcutter start attacking the demon. Then after I killed the lawgiver he attacked me. I figured I'd ignore him and run back to the warlord, but got threatened by the warlord and attacked (by everyone eventually).

Suffice to say, the whole town is dead and I can't get rid of the task.
2010-07-15 07:11   
I also have this buggyish feature. A huge three-eyed gecko brute lawgiver. He's loads of fun.
2014-07-11 19:45   
Quests and factions have changed so drastically I'd be willing to bet this is "fixed"
2017-05-19 06:14   
I agree, this probably no longer occurs.