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0006862Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Conversationpublic2014-07-09 13:002020-02-06 09:03
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0006862: Siege Operator (to Clothier): In a time before time, I attacked me
I was killing some bandits that were harassing a village and just for fun I threw the head of one of the bandits inside a house. People got nervous and started saying things related to death and running away from the severed head.

I got one message about a Farmer jumping out of the flight path of the Clothier and then the Siege Operator said : In a time before time I attacked me.
 Later the Clothier said the same. I couldn't figure why they were saying that. Maybe they collided with the walls or something.
I don't know. Maybe trying the same I did above.
It is a small thing but I think it should be related because it doesn't make sense.
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has duplicate 0007270resolved Footkerchief "Just now I attacked me." 
has duplicate 0007804resolved Footkerchief Weird conversation between humans in object testing arena 
has duplicate 0009201resolved Knight Otu Man attacked himself "in a time before time" 
has duplicate 0009424resolved lethosor Just now i attaked me. This bug coming back back... 
has duplicate 0011321resolved Knight Otu NPCs in adventure mode won't stop hitting themselves. 
related to 0007290new  Event log reports my own death (even I'm not dead) and attacking of me by me 
related to 0007614new  Dwarf 21 (to Dwarf 20): "I died." 
Issue History
2014-07-09 13:00thvazNew Issue
2014-07-14 10:53FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007270
2014-07-14 10:53FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: Multipartite
2014-07-14 10:53FootkerchiefNote Added: 0026330
2014-08-02 15:54FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0007290
2014-08-02 15:54FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007804
2014-09-01 19:51TalvienoNote Added: 0029883
2014-09-01 20:03smjjamesNote Added: 0029885
2014-09-01 20:48smjjamesNote Edited: 0029885bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0029885#r11577
2014-09-01 20:54smjjamesNote Edited: 0029885bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0029885#r11578
2014-09-01 20:55smjjamesNote Edited: 0029885bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0029885#r11579
2014-09-01 21:03smjjamesNote Edited: 0029885bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0029885#r11580
2014-09-07 08:29smjjamesNote Added: 0030009
2014-09-07 08:29smjjamesNote Edited: 0030009bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0030009#r11685
2015-12-04 03:52Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0009201
2015-12-12 17:03thvazNote Added: 0033818
2015-12-26 10:54lethosorRelationship addedhas duplicate 0009424
2015-12-26 18:35HuntthetrollNote Added: 0034206
2015-12-26 18:35HuntthetrollNote Edited: 0034206bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0034206#r13780
2015-12-26 18:38HuntthetrollNote Edited: 0034206bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0034206#r13781
2015-12-26 18:39HuntthetrollNote Edited: 0034206bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0034206#r13782
2015-12-26 18:40HuntthetrollNote Edited: 0034206bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0034206#r13783
2015-12-26 18:40HuntthetrollNote Edited: 0034206bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0034206#r13784
2015-12-26 18:46HuntthetrollNote Edited: 0034206bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0034206#r13785
2015-12-26 21:27Deity LinkNote Added: 0034210
2015-12-27 09:19HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll
2017-12-30 19:59thvazNote Added: 0037446
2017-12-31 13:36thvazNote Edited: 0037446bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0037446#r15144
2018-05-25 12:02lethosorRelationship addedrelated to 0007614
2018-05-25 12:03lethosorAssigned To => lethosor
2018-05-25 12:03lethosorStatusnew => acknowledged
2020-02-06 09:03HuntthetrollNote Added: 0039918
2020-02-07 03:33Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0011321

2014-07-14 10:53   
Multipartite posted a save at 0007270: http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=8961 [^]
2014-09-01 19:51   
Can confirm that this still exists, 40.10.
2014-09-01 20:03   
(edited on: 2014-09-01 21:03)
Seems to happen more often with trolls (when you give them speech) in Dark Towers, but it can happen to anything.

Likely related to the you attacked you events that occasionally show up in your adventure log.

I tried to get it to trigger in arena mode, but I couldn't. I did have a suspicion that it might be caused by when you fall or collide with something, but no real evidence that it is causing it and difficult to catch in the act of happening like 'just now, I attacked me'.

Theres a related one which is "in a time before time, someone attacked someone" and rescued prisioners seem to love to say that.

Edit: Just got one of some coyotemen (and women) saying 'I attacked me' including a 'just now I attacked me'. Will post save soon.

Edit2:In the save, the coyotemen are up a level and a bit south, in the announcements screen you can see that they are reporting the 'I attacked me' thing.

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=9593 [^]

Theres also 0006889 as a bonus.

2014-09-07 08:29   
Has anybody managed to reliably reproduce this in the arena? I saw one or two people that managed to reproduce it in the arena, but they have no idea how it triggered.

2015-12-12 17:03   
I did the same thing as before, threw a head inside a house, and the same thing happened, so it still is in 0.42.03
2015-12-26 18:35   
(edited on: 2015-12-26 18:46)
I think 0007614 might be a duplicate of this bug.

Deity Link   
2015-12-26 21:27   
Not as funny as "In a time before time, someone attacked someone".
2017-12-30 19:59   
(edited on: 2017-12-31 13:36)
Still in 0.44.03

2020-02-06 09:03   
"I attacked me" still occurs in 0.47.01 whenever site NPCs talk about a fight between two or more other site NPCs. It probably arises from how little these non-historical characters actually know until an adventurer talks to them (see discussion at 0010346).