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0000972Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Diplomacypublic2010-04-10 21:102014-07-24 23:41
Toady One 
0000972: Diplomat/liaison arrives, immediately dies of old age (and other old age issues)
Recently got the human diplomat. Or rather, found that the human diplomat's corpse had been delivered at my map's edge.
Peeked into legends. Cause of death most likely old age, as the law-giver was 108 years old upon arrival.

Can't really call this one a bug, and liasons are replaced now, so I assume the same are for diplomats.
Just hope the humans don't think *I* did it.
0.31.01, diplomat, trade
related to 0000440resolved Toady One Humans die of old age after end of world gen; corpses lay around town 
related to 0004405resolved Toady One Ghosts can die of old age and dwarves who die of old age evidently cannot become ghosts. 
related to 0004422resolved Toady One Historical Undeads can die of old age 
parent of 0001358resolved Footkerchief Diplomat arrives dead, stocks -> corpses results in a crash 
has duplicate 0001973closed Footkerchief King is 180 when he arrived. Dwarven maxage is 170. 
has duplicate 0002755resolved Logical2u King arrives 
has duplicate 0003374resolved Logical2u Migrant (King) dies of old age when migrating 
Issue History
2010-04-10 21:10Lightning4New Issue
2010-04-10 21:27WirritTag Attached: 0.31.01
2010-04-10 21:27WirritTag Attached: diplomat
2010-04-10 21:27WirritTag Attached: trade
2010-04-23 10:01Rafal99Note Added: 0004723
2010-04-23 10:01Rafal99Issue Monitored: Rafal99
2010-05-19 15:02FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001973
2010-05-19 15:03FootkerchiefNote Added: 0007026
2010-07-18 17:09Logical2uRelationship addedparent of 0001358
2010-07-18 17:10Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0002755
2010-07-18 20:26Hieronymous AlloyIssue Monitored: Hieronymous Alloy
2010-07-20 08:48FootkerchiefSummaryDiplomat arrives dead => Diplomat/liaison arrives, immediately dies of old age
2010-07-20 08:48FootkerchiefRelationship addedparent of 0000440
2010-10-05 19:47Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0003374
2010-10-23 16:00Logical2uRelationship addedparent of 0003461
2011-04-01 13:38FootkerchiefSummaryDiplomat/liaison arrives, immediately dies of old age => Diplomat/liaison arrives, immediately dies of old age (and other old age issues)
2011-04-01 13:38FootkerchiefRelationship replacedrelated to 0000440
2011-04-01 13:38FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0004405
2011-04-01 13:38FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0004422
2011-04-01 13:38FootkerchiefSticky IssueNo => Yes
2011-04-01 13:39FootkerchiefRelationship deletedparent of 0003461
2011-11-16 03:25KogutNote Added: 0018989
2011-12-03 11:29ZaeedNote Added: 0019061
2011-12-03 11:29ZaeedIssue Monitored: Zaeed
2012-12-23 13:48DwarfuTag Attached: Fixed in 0.34.12?
2012-12-23 13:49DwarfuNote Added: 0023784
2014-07-07 22:23FootkerchiefTag RenamedFixed in 0.34.12? => Fixed in 0.40.01?
2014-07-11 08:16Rafal99Issue End Monitor: Rafal99
2014-07-18 15:19thvazNote Added: 0026909
2014-07-18 17:24FootkerchiefNote Added: 0026917
2014-07-18 17:24FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2014-07-18 17:24FootkerchiefFixed in Version => 0.40.01
2014-07-18 17:24FootkerchiefResolutionopen => fixed
2014-07-18 17:24FootkerchiefAssigned To => Toady One
2014-07-24 23:41DwarfuTag Detached: Fixed in 0.40.01?
2014-07-24 23:41DwarfuSticky IssueYes => No

2010-04-23 10:01   
I had the same with dwarven liason in my fortress.
I got the announcement that the liason came etc. Haven't even unpaused and he was already dead at the map edge.
In legends it said he died from old age in my site, he was 159.
2010-05-19 15:03   
Similar reports from older versions:

http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9653.0 [^]
http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=22047.0 [^]
http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=33793.0 [^]
http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=8681.0 [^]
http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=32668.0 [^]
2011-11-16 03:25   
Toady ( http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=84398.msg2764517#msg2764517 [^] ) : "If I remember, I've put in a check were near/post death people don't come to the fort anymore, but that doesn't attack the core problem."

So it should not be closed without confirmation from Toady that bug was really fixed.
2011-12-03 11:29   
I have only seen reports of this happening in dwarf mode, and I just had a human warlord die from old age just after ambushing me in adventure mode. So it's not diplomacy-trading only.
2012-12-23 13:49   
Given the world is receiving a rewrite on historical figure birth/death/succession, this needs to be checked for resolution in the next version.
2014-07-18 15:19   
This should be fixed already...we will never know until it happens, as the mechanic was rewritten.
2014-07-18 17:24   
Yeah. Please PM me on the forums if this is still an issue.