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0001852Dwarf FortressUndeathpublic2010-05-13 03:422012-04-21 16:58
Jiri Petru 
Toady One 
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0001852: [SPOILERS] HFS creatures rot away, so I don't have to do anything
One of the new HFS types is the large pyramid guarded by skeletons and zombies. Once I revealed it, the monsters started to rot away and "die". In the end, I didn't have to kill all of them.

The bug here is that (IMHO) they shouldn't die by themselves. It makes the event too easy.

I did kill some due to impatience, and I can't be certain all of them would die by themselves. But I'm sure some of them did - inside the pyramid, there were groups of zombie or skeleton corpses there weren't there in the beginning.
1. Reveal the pyramid.
2. Wait
I don't remember if this was an issue with skeletons, zombies, or both.
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related to 0004422resolved Toady One Historical Undeads can die of old age 
related to 0001665resolved Toady One Undead demons fighting with normal demons in the underworld 
Issue History
2010-05-13 03:42Jiri PetruNew Issue
2010-05-13 05:51Village IdiotNote Added: 0006637
2010-05-13 07:11Jiri PetruNote Added: 0006638
2010-05-13 08:20QuietustNote Added: 0006641
2010-05-13 10:24Jiri PetruNote Added: 0006645
2010-06-07 09:18Jiri PetruNote Added: 0007877
2010-06-07 09:18Jiri PetruNote Edited: 0007877bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0007877#r2954
2011-08-01 10:48Knight OtuRelationship addedrelated to 0004422
2011-08-10 06:40StebNote Added: 0018465
2012-04-20 07:59dree12Note Added: 0022318
2012-04-21 16:57FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001665
2012-04-21 16:58FootkerchiefNote Added: 0022327
2012-04-21 16:58FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2012-04-21 16:58FootkerchiefFixed in Version => 0.34.01
2012-04-21 16:58FootkerchiefResolutionopen => fixed
2012-04-21 16:58FootkerchiefAssigned To => Toady One

Village Idiot   
2010-05-13 05:51   
It is possible there was some demon with a poisonous dust that causes necrosis.
Jiri Petru   
2010-05-13 07:11   
Demons weren't released yet.
2010-05-13 08:20   
Zombies normally emit miasma all the time because they're rotting - it's possible that they're rotting away completely and being "killed" as a result.
Jiri Petru   
2010-05-13 10:24   
They should at least transform into skeletons or something :)
Jiri Petru   
2010-06-07 09:18   
Further testing shows it was only skeletal/zombie antmen who died. Others (amphibians, snakemen, reptilians) lived on and on. I guess zombies and skeletons still can "die naturally" using the maximum age in raws?

2011-08-10 06:40   
If it was just antmen then could it be to do with the fact that their skeletons are on the outside?
2012-04-20 07:59   
The HFS undead was changed in 0.34.01, and so this report is probably obsolete.
2012-04-21 16:58   
Please reopen this report or PM me on the forums if this problem is still present in 0.34.07+.