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0008124Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Artifactspublic2014-08-22 22:212015-03-02 07:25
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0008124: Images can portray events the creator shouldn't know about
Dwarves will portray events they have no knowledge of on artifacts. I had a dwarf go into a fey mood and create an artifact depicting the mortal wounding of a bat woman by a troglodyte in my fortress despite not having breached any cavern layers yet.
related to 0005570new  Artifacts hold pictures of future artifacts OR change when not viewed 
related to 0000010resolved Toady One Unrevealed underground civs/items/buildings/events show up in Stocks/Rooms, mess up wealth count, etc 
has duplicate 0008694resolved Footkerchief Engraved images show events unknown to engraver 
Issue History
2014-08-22 22:21LegendarySurgeonNew Issue
2014-08-23 07:56FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005570
2014-08-23 10:10QuietustNote Added: 0029529
2014-08-23 16:14LegendarySurgeonNote Added: 0029546
2014-08-24 07:25FootkerchiefTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2014-08-24 07:25FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000010
2015-01-03 13:45FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0008694
2015-01-03 13:45FootkerchiefSummaryDwarves portray events they have no knowledge of on artifacts => Images can portray events the creator shouldn't know about
2015-01-03 13:45FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2015-01-03 13:45FootkerchiefStatusnew => confirmed
2015-01-03 15:23DetrosNote Added: 0031672
2015-01-03 15:26DetrosIssue Monitored: Detros
2015-03-01 19:36jwoodward48dfNote Added: 0032303
2015-03-02 07:254maskwolfIssue Monitored: 4maskwolf
2018-04-16 11:43HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll

2014-08-23 10:10   
I'm pretty sure this is "expected behavior" for now - all the game knows is that the event happened at your fortress, and it doesn't care that it happened inside an unrevealed area.
2014-08-23 16:14   
Alright, I wasn't sure if this might be related to the other perception bugs or if it was just the current expected behavior.
2015-01-03 15:23   
@Footkerchief: Thanks. I think I have found this report before but today I was not able to find it again.

Can the category be changed to "Artistic Images (engravings etc)" here to reflect the change of summary, as it was confirmed not only for images of artifacts?
2015-03-01 19:36   
Yeah, engravings can do that too. For the in-game feel, well, artifact descriptions are also made when you look at them, not when the artifact itself is made, so they must be magic...