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0007735Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Invasionspublic2014-07-30 01:472014-07-30 05:54
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0007735: Cannot engrave memorial for invading dwarf (now ghostdwarf)
Situation: Cannot engrave memorial for invading dwarf (now ghostdwarf)
* Two hostile dwarfs came with a few goblins during a siege.
* When killed, they were not automatically moved to the bone-pile. To do this I had to "dump them" to get them away from my entrance.
* After a few months a ghostly bowdwarf emerged from one of them.
* His name does not appear on the engrave memorial list

I am now considering destroying the remains with an atomic smasher - am in doubt if it will work. The ghostdwarf is blocking my entrance scaring everybody away, which makes it hard to build a good defense.
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duplicate of 0005755resolved Toady One Caravan Guard Ghosts are still not appearing for slabs 
Issue History
2014-07-30 01:47argionNew Issue
2014-07-30 05:30SymmetryNote Added: 0027937
2014-07-30 05:46imagioNote Added: 0027938
2014-07-30 05:47imagioNote Edited: 0027938bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0027938#r10540
2014-07-30 05:52DwarfuRelationship addedduplicate of 0007427
2014-07-30 05:52DwarfuStatusnew => resolved
2014-07-30 05:52DwarfuResolutionopen => duplicate
2014-07-30 05:52DwarfuAssigned To => Dwarfu
2014-07-30 05:54DwarfuRelationship deleted0007427
2014-07-30 05:54DwarfuRelationship addedduplicate of 0005755

2014-07-30 05:30   
duplicate of 0005755, for anyone cleaning things up

if you have the remains you can probably build a coffin for him argion?
2014-07-30 05:46   
(edited on: 2014-07-30 05:47)
I had the same issue and coffins do not help. His corpse was in my corpse stockpile and I had extra activated coffins. The dwarves will not put him to rest.

Since there is no way that I know of to trap or destroy a ghost it ruined my fortress by preventing most tasks from being done.

http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/mantisbt/view.php?id=7427 [^]
http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/mantisbt/view.php?id=7721 [^]