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0003725Dwarf FortressSitespublic2010-11-24 11:092014-09-10 07:14
0003725: Walls of human castles/fortresses made from implausible stones (e.g. native gold/platinum)
I've encountered multiple human castles made from materials which are implausibly rare - pitchblende, tetrahedrite, rutile, periclase, even native platinum; for the case of native platinum, it's a very good thing that dwarves are not capable of embarking on top of castles...

Logically, such castles should only be built from layer stones, or possibly even stones that occur in large clusters (e.g. microcline or orthoclase) - any stones that occur solely as veins, small clusters, or single tiles don't make sense for building a massive castle.
related to 0003478new  Hamlets of destroyed civilizations have sand huts and unknown material doors 
related to 0005061confirmed Footkerchief World gen constructions made of "rock" rather than a specific stone (roads, bridges, castles, sewers, catacombs, dungeons) 
Issue History
2010-11-24 11:09QuietustNew Issue
2010-11-24 12:05FootkerchiefNote Added: 0014193
2010-11-24 12:05FootkerchiefTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2010-11-24 12:06FootkerchiefTag Attached: Fixed in 0.31.19?
2010-11-26 10:43Khym ChanurIssue Monitored: Khym Chanur
2011-04-05 14:12FootkerchiefSummaryHuman castles made from implausible stones => Walls of human castles/fortresses made from implausible stones (e.g. platinum)
2011-04-05 14:12FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0003478
2011-04-05 14:13FootkerchiefNote Added: 0017102
2011-04-05 14:32QuietustNote Added: 0017103
2011-04-05 14:37QuietustNote Edited: 0017103bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0017103#r6376
2011-04-05 14:43Knight OtuNote Added: 0017104
2011-04-05 14:49FootkerchiefTag Detached: Fixed in 0.31.19?
2011-04-05 14:49FootkerchiefTag Detached: Intentional/Expected?
2011-06-16 09:38CoaldiamondNote Added: 0018003
2014-09-08 14:58FootkerchiefTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2014-09-10 04:59Khym ChanurNote Added: 0030076
2014-09-10 06:44smjjamesNote Added: 0030078
2014-09-10 06:54smjjamesNote Edited: 0030078bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0030078#r11729
2014-09-10 07:04FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2014-09-10 07:04FootkerchiefStatusnew => confirmed
2014-09-10 07:04FootkerchiefSummaryWalls of human castles/fortresses made from implausible stones (e.g. platinum) => Walls of human castles/fortresses made from implausible stones (e.g. native gold/platinum)
2014-09-10 07:07ptb_ptbNote Added: 0030083
2014-09-10 07:14smjjamesNote Added: 0030084
2014-09-10 07:16smjjamesNote Edited: 0030084bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0030084#r11731
2015-01-14 18:00lethosorRelationship addedrelated to 0005061

2010-11-24 12:05   
I've seen this too. My guess is that Toady didn't want to write anything fancy for picking the appropriate local stone, since it would just have to be rewritten again for Caravan Arc resource tracking.
2011-04-05 14:13   
Does this still occur in 0.31.25?
2011-04-05 14:32   
(edited on: 2011-04-05 14:37)
Generated a 200-year world, and the first fortress I found was made of hornblende; a bit more searching turned up ones made of rutile, tetrahedrite, and garnierite.

Knight Otu   
2011-04-05 14:43   
It's still happening, yes. In a vanilla game I just checked I found a tetrahedrite fortress on the first try, and I've seen other valuable ores and minerals in my modded games, including a (supposedly) rare and valuable modded ore.
2011-06-16 09:38   
My favorite implausible castles so far have been a purple pitchblende castle and a red petrified wood castle in a vanilla game.
Khym Chanur   
2014-09-10 04:59   
In 0.40.x I saw a keep with walls of coal.
2014-09-10 06:44   
(edited on: 2014-09-10 06:54)
I still see keeps and meadhalls with walls of pitchblende in 40.11, or just about anything that you can make into a wall in DF. Even saw a fortress entrance made of native gold, then again, maybe we can give Dwarves a bit of an exception.

2014-09-10 07:07   
Native platinum block fortress.
2014-09-10 07:14   
(edited on: 2014-09-10 07:16)
@footkerchief: It was probably native gold blocks rather than native gold boulders, but still....

If it was made of gold bars, okay, I'd just assume that have shitloads of gold lying around, but native gold nuggets/blocks? Nah.