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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0005156Dwarf FortressUndeathpublic2012-02-15 20:532012-02-25 19:59
Assigned ToToady One 
PrioritynormalSeveritytrivialReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version0.34.03 
Summary0005156: Gloom husk cats give birth to normal kittens, then attack them
Description"-name- Cat unholy gloom husk (Tame) has given birth to a kitten"
She then immediately killed it and returned to her never-ending combat with other female cat gloom husk (they can only bruise each other).
It might be a bug that they hate each other, but omnicidal undead sound kinda cool.
Steps To ReproduceGet cats of both genders on a map known to spawn undeath-causing clouds
Pasture the female cat outside
Wait for the cloud
Wait for kittens
Tagsbirth, gloom husk, undead, unholy
Attached Files

- Relationships
has duplicate 0005330resolvedKnight Otu Noxious Cloud/Smoke Thralls having children 

-  Notes
Coolthulhu (reporter)
2012-02-15 20:58

Oh, and I forgot to add: I confirmed the kitten to be alive for a moment after birth.
Combat logs show the mother tearing a major artery in its throat, it is also covered in cat blood (gloom husks seem not to bleed).
Coolthulhu (reporter)
2012-02-15 21:03

Update: Dwarves somehow noticed the Stray Kitten (Tame) to be missing, even though only creatures that have ever seen were its mother and her undead nemesis.
Coolthulhu (reporter)
2012-02-16 00:54

Update 2: Even Creepier!
There are only 2 adult cat husks, but there have been 3 litters of kittens. Both husks are female, meaning that those wasn't just pregnancies that survived death, but new ones. All male cats are alive.
Also: some of kittens from later litters survived the birth and assault that followed. Now their mothers keep chasing them around, trying to kill them.
Thomar (reporter)
2012-02-16 07:59

Sounds like an awesome feature to me.
MaDeR Levap (reporter)
2012-02-16 09:13

Being hostile to everyone is NOT a bug. It is intended. But somehow I do not think husks, whatever they are, should give birth to normal version. Or give birth at all. Or get spored by male normal version.
Coolthulhu (reporter)
2012-02-16 21:12

>Being hostile to everyone is NOT a bug.
Sounds to me like it is, since all other undead hordes (a bunch of kittens across the river, now killed by goblins after a surprising LOOONG fight) act as allies. Those 2 adult cat husks were fighting (without doing any damage) for few years, they only stopped after ganging up on living kittens.
I think it happens when the cloud catches 2 creatures in mid-fight, but I'm not sure.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-02-15 20:53 Coolthulhu New Issue
2012-02-15 20:56 Coolthulhu Tag Attached: undead
2012-02-15 20:56 Coolthulhu Tag Attached: birth
2012-02-15 20:56 Coolthulhu Tag Attached: gloom husk
2012-02-15 20:56 Coolthulhu Tag Attached: unholy
2012-02-15 20:58 Coolthulhu Note Added: 0019736
2012-02-15 21:03 Coolthulhu Note Added: 0019737
2012-02-16 00:54 Coolthulhu Note Added: 0019754
2012-02-16 06:58 Footkerchief Summary Creepy: Unliving mother of live kitten => Gloom husk cats give birth to normal kittens, then attack them
2012-02-16 07:59 Thomar Note Added: 0019792
2012-02-16 09:13 MaDeR Levap Note Added: 0019806
2012-02-16 21:12 Coolthulhu Note Added: 0019898
2012-02-20 02:49 Knight Otu Relationship added has duplicate 0005330
2012-02-25 19:59 Toady One Status new => resolved
2012-02-25 19:59 Toady One Fixed in Version => Next Version
2012-02-25 19:59 Toady One Resolution open => fixed
2012-02-25 19:59 Toady One Assigned To => Toady One

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