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0000359Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Artifactspublic2010-04-03 21:342011-03-21 17:10
Toady One 
0000359: Artifacts that use bone/shell turn into iron figurines
Bone carver went moody, and grabbed some bones to make an artifact.
Product was made out of iron, interestingly enough. I had no iron bars to my knowledge, nor any iron ore, nor did he ask for any.

Not particularly harmful, just interesting. Could be related to the other reported issue of metal items being crossed.
Artifact, material
has duplicate 0000401closed Footkerchief Child creates iron figurine out of nothing but bone 
has duplicate 0001286closed Footkerchief Turtle shell turned into iron 
has duplicate 0001958closed Footkerchief Bone Carver makes Iron Artifact on Mood 
has duplicate 0001972closed Footkerchief iron figureing from bone carving 
has duplicate 0002576resolved Footkerchief Artifact Input materials do not match Output 
related to 0002806resolved Toady One Bone Artifacts Missing Decorations and Materials 
related to 0005625new  "Bone" artifact ends up being iron if the mood dwarf is interrupted (by forbidding, combat, etc) 
Issue History
2010-04-03 21:34Lightning4New Issue
2010-04-04 10:14FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0000401
2010-04-04 20:59oliverNote Added: 0000994
2010-04-06 21:26oliverNote Added: 0001665
2010-04-07 20:27GReadNote Added: 0001927
2010-04-11 10:12FootkerchiefSummaryArtifact becomes unusual material => Artifacts that use bone/shell turn into iron
2010-04-13 09:34SirPenguinNote Added: 0003278
2010-04-14 09:42slinkNote Added: 0003493
2010-04-18 03:11FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001286
2010-04-18 11:17JoRoTag Attached: Artifact
2010-04-18 11:17JoRoTag Attached: material
2010-04-25 16:22ElthMysteriusNote Added: 0005053
2010-04-25 17:50FootkerchiefSummaryArtifacts that use bone/shell turn into iron => Artifacts that use bone/shell turn into iron figurines
2010-04-25 17:50The ArchitectNote Added: 0005060
2010-04-26 12:59Draco18sNote Added: 0005164
2010-04-26 13:48desendoNote Added: 0005173
2010-04-26 13:49desendoNote Edited: 0005173bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0005173#r1824
2010-05-01 18:08AesculaNote Added: 0005870
2010-05-18 17:17FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001958
2010-05-19 13:08FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001972
2010-06-05 11:55ibitepizzaaNote Added: 0007727
2010-06-05 11:59ibitepizzaaNote Edited: 0007727bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0007727#r2872
2010-06-07 11:28ibitepizzaaIssue Monitored: ibitepizzaa
2010-06-15 09:05KanddakNote Added: 0008514
2010-06-15 09:08FootkerchiefSticky IssueNo => Yes
2010-06-19 13:19KanddakIssue Monitored: Kanddak
2010-06-19 15:36Hieronymous AlloyIssue Monitored: Hieronymous Alloy
2010-06-19 16:10musicmastermshNote Added: 0008732
2010-06-21 23:15DwarfuIssue Monitored: Dwarfu
2010-06-22 07:11CoaldiamondNote Added: 0008947
2010-06-26 18:14GuudeSpelurNote Added: 0009152
2010-07-06 12:53JZENote Added: 0009694
2010-07-06 13:21FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0002576
2010-07-08 13:19greycatNote Added: 0009799
2010-07-09 13:37AristoiNote Added: 0009841
2010-07-09 17:52Taranli MarenIssue Monitored: Taranli Maren
2010-07-11 16:48rhuntarNote Added: 0009973
2010-07-11 17:16clc02Issue Monitored: clc02
2010-07-12 03:33RossMIssue Monitored: RossM
2010-07-13 06:53Toady OneNote Added: 0010132
2010-07-13 06:53Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2010-07-13 06:53Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.11
2010-07-13 06:53Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2010-07-13 06:53Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2010-07-13 08:24DwarfuIssue End Monitor: Dwarfu
2010-07-19 13:45FootkerchiefSticky IssueYes => No
2010-07-20 12:58Hieronymous AlloyIssue End Monitor: Hieronymous Alloy
2010-07-24 09:24FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0002806
2010-08-11 08:43Taranli MarenIssue End Monitor: Taranli Maren
2011-03-21 17:10RossMIssue End Monitor: RossM
2012-03-11 19:03Logical2uRelationship addedrelated to 0005625

2010-04-04 20:59   
Had a very similar case here (and much like 0000401 too) - possessed dwarf (with no moodable skills) created an iron figurine out of nothing but turtle shells at a craftsdwarf workshop.
2010-04-06 21:26   
Happened again, it was a bonecarver using turtle shells to produce an iron figurine. So I suspect it's a problem specific to shells and/or bones.
2010-04-07 20:27   
Just happened here as well, cow bones became iron, and it was also a figurine. I am curious if that is significant; has anyone had one of these moods produce something other than an iron figurine?
2010-04-13 09:34   
Mine was also a figurine. It was decorated by the bones he gathered
2010-04-14 09:42   
Same here. Three stacks of bone and a single chunk of basalt became "a (sic) iron figurine". It was encrusted with basalt, decorated with one pile of bone (13 warthog), encircled with a second pile of bone (13 warthog), and on it was an image made of a third pile of bone (11 mule).
2010-04-25 16:22   
The exact same thing happened here. Dwarf woodcutter with no moodable skills got possessed, claimed a craftsdwarves workshop, grabbed some bones and a log, and made an iron figurine decorated with the two previous items. The iron presumably came out of nowhere.
The Architect   
2010-04-25 17:50   
Here to further confirm this; 2 incidents in one hour. Turtle shell and horse bone.
2010-04-26 12:59   
Happened to me as well. A dwarf went all dark and broody (claimed a magama forge) and turned 13 donkey bones into an iron figuring with decorations of iron, iron, and donkey bone.
2010-04-26 13:48   
(edited on: 2010-04-26 13:49)
got same issue. hope this is magic not the bug. 0.31.03

2010-05-01 18:08   
Had this happen, but it was done in a tanner's shop, but he also became a legendary MECHANIC for doing so.
2010-06-05 11:55   
(edited on: 2010-06-05 11:59)
Happened again:
Iron figurine of dwarves
Masterfully designed image of dwarves in iron
Decorated with Hoary Marmot Bone
Menaces with spikes of Hoary Marmot Bone and Moss Agate

Materials used:
8 Hoary Marmot Bones (2 stacks of 4)
1 Moss Agate (cut)
No iron

Created in a Craftsdwarf's Workshop made from 1 Siltstone Block.
Dwarf was an Accomplished Bone Carver who became Legendary after creation of artifact.

Using game version 0.31.03

2010-06-15 09:05   
Happened to me using 0.31.04.
Dwarf with no moodable skills grabbed a craftsdwarf shop, took three mussel shells (followed by some other stuff: GCS cloth, blue diamonds, native platinum block).
Produced an iron figurine with 3 mussel shell decorations (and the expected 1 decoration from each other material).
Became a legendary bone carver.
2010-06-19 16:10   
31.05, forge pewter goblets > iron or gold goblets.
2010-06-22 07:11   
Confirming this bug still exists in DF v0.31.08. Bone carver used a single stack of horse bones as starting material, but final artifact was an iron figurine, albeit decorated with horse bone.

Dwarf became legendary bone carver afterward.
2010-06-26 18:14   
In .31.08, still also happens with shells. My adequate bone carver went fey, grabbed 3 mussel shells, 1 uncut prase and 1 cut bandfire opals and created an iron figurine with 1 iron image, 2 shell decorations and 2 gem decorations.
2010-07-06 12:53   
Also confirming the same experience in 0.31.08.

Possessed bone carver used 2 shells to make an iron figurine with 1 shell decoration and 1 shell menacing spikes.
2010-07-08 13:19   
Happened to me in 0.31.08 with bones. An iron figurine was made out of two piles of bones, and three piles of gems (some rough, some cut).
2010-07-09 13:37   
Happened in 0.31.08 where 2 units of bones, 1 wood and 1 cloth turned out an iron figurine.
2010-07-11 16:48   
Just had a similar artifact happen in .31.10. 3 units of bone and 1 cloth into an iron figurine
Toady One   
2010-07-13 06:53   
Turtle shell ring! This one should be good for 0.31.11.