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0010490Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Skills and Professionspublic2018-01-01 23:522018-01-04 15:33
ReporterShonai_Dweller 
Assigned ToLoci 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
StatusconfirmedResolutionopen 
Platformx64OSWindowsOS Version10
Product Version0.44.03 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0010490: "Spy" arrives as part of migrant group
DescriptionThis appears to be a bug. From what I can tell things aren't supposed to work this way.
A "peddler" arrived with his family as part of a migrant wave. He has pretty high swordsdwarf skill so I put him in the military. His job doesn't change from "peddler" from "swordsdwarf (even though his sword skills are much higher than his trading related skills).

Nothing too odd so far. Possible display error in job list, and I think peddlers are only meant to arrive as visitors though.

However, checking out Legends reveals that my "peddler" is operating under a false name. So he's a spy, I guess. but for whom? Legends shows he's from my civ, and besides spies aren't meant to arrive as migrants, are they?

Legends also has no information about him being a spy. He was once a "scout", which might be the same thing?

So that seems to be a couple of bugs at once:
1) Visitor type arrives in migrant wave
2) Profession not changing to swordsdwarf when he's active in the military
3) He's a spy who arrived in a migrant group
4) He's a spy who's actually part of my civ
5) Legends mode has no information about him taking on a false identity and such like regular spies get
Steps To ReproduceHang about for a visitor type to arrive as part of a regular migrant group. Check him out in Legends to see if he's a fake
Additional InformationSave attached below.
Peddler is "Catten FloorTalk" but his real name is "Inod Boltrelics", you can locate him in Legends after retiring the fortress through his wife, "Oddom Boredgutter".
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(0037466)
Shonai_Dweller (reporter)
2018-01-01 23:52
edited on: 2018-01-01 23:55

Save file:
http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=13372 [^]

Disclaimer:
Heavily modded world (raws only, no dfhackery)
Errorlog full of pathing errors (probably not related)

(0037468)
Urlance Woolsbane (reporter)
2018-01-02 01:58
edited on: 2018-01-02 02:10

I did some digging around in the exported .xml, and it seems that there are several other wild dwarves who know Inod's false identity. However, this goes unmentioned in legends mode in all their cases. Curiouser and curiouser...

(0037470)
Sarmatian123 (reporter)
2018-01-02 02:50

Active military, you mean like drafted on station or drafted for training in barracks? Well, all this described would be normal in DF, if this was a vampire looking for some Dwarf to drink from.
(0037471)
Shonai_Dweller (reporter)
2018-01-02 03:17

Vampires have complete histories in Legends too. So if he's a vampire, that's another bug. Don't think he is though.
(0037472)
Urlance Woolsbane (reporter)
2018-01-02 03:32

The .xml makes it quite clear he's no vampire.
(0037496)
FantasticDorf (reporter)
2018-01-04 05:05

For all purposes he is trapped on your site as a migrant now for as long as you're playing, perhaps a siege or other-civ conflict could trigger a loyalty conflict for them, or with a certain amount of save-jumping and expunging the dwarf forcibly to read his slab information.

He might not have been directly picked to migrate, but as he has a family in the civilisation he is infiltrating he's been brought along with them rather than staying at home as a family unit.
(0037502)
Shonai_Dweller (reporter)
2018-01-04 13:54

Ah, OK. This gets confusing. According to Inod's profile in Legends, he visited a fortress built by the wild dwarf civ The Spry Paddles in 169. I assume that's where he was spying when he got plucked by the rng to migrate to my fortress.

Checking out the history of the Spry Paddles we discover that "In the midsummer of 169, the wild dwarf Mistem Chuckbells fooled the Spry Paddles into believing she was "the wild dwarf peddler Catten Floortalk of the Spry Paddles".

Wait, Mistem who?! It's a woman...

Oh...and Mistem was murdered back in 124....
(0037503)
Shonai_Dweller (reporter)
2018-01-04 14:00
edited on: 2018-01-04 14:43

And rather spookily, "in the late Spring of 169, an unknown civilization slipped into Guildmist undetected by The Knowing Net of the Spry Paddles.

(Just to clarify, Fantasticdorf, Inod Boltrelics and all of his family were born and raised in the civilization of The Uncommon Rope, that's the civ I'm now playing in Fortress mode. He's not trying to infiltrate us.)

(0037504)
Huntthetroll (reporter)
2018-01-04 15:11

The reason why that Legends entry mentions Mistem Chuckbells instead of Inod Boltrelics may be bug 0010452.
(0037506)
Shonai_Dweller (reporter)
2018-01-04 15:33

Yeah, that looks about right. Will link my save over there too since they don't seem to have one.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-01-01 23:52 Shonai_Dweller New Issue
2018-01-01 23:52 Shonai_Dweller Note Added: 0037466
2018-01-01 23:55 Shonai_Dweller Note Edited: 0037466 View Revisions
2018-01-02 01:58 Urlance Woolsbane Note Added: 0037468
2018-01-02 02:10 Urlance Woolsbane Note Edited: 0037468 View Revisions
2018-01-02 02:50 Sarmatian123 Note Added: 0037470
2018-01-02 03:17 Shonai_Dweller Note Added: 0037471
2018-01-02 03:32 Urlance Woolsbane Note Added: 0037472
2018-01-03 06:18 Loci Assigned To => Loci
2018-01-03 06:18 Loci Status new => confirmed
2018-01-04 05:05 FantasticDorf Note Added: 0037496
2018-01-04 13:54 Shonai_Dweller Note Added: 0037502
2018-01-04 14:00 Shonai_Dweller Note Added: 0037503
2018-01-04 14:43 Shonai_Dweller Note Edited: 0037503 View Revisions
2018-01-04 15:11 Huntthetroll Note Added: 0037504
2018-01-04 15:33 Shonai_Dweller Note Added: 0037506


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