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0000516Dwarf FortressCreaturespublic2010-04-05 13:562010-06-10 21:04
Assigned ToToady One 
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Target VersionFixed in Version0.31.06 
Summary0000516: Hydra body has NECK in addition to 7HEADNECKS, giving them two necks per head
DescriptionWhen fighting a hydra and a dragon, the hydra managed to get injuries on its "first neck", "second neck", ..., "seventh neck", and then "neck, first head", "neck, second head", ..., "neck, seventh head".
Steps To ReproduceAllow a dragon to breathe fire on a hydra - the fire damage is usually enough to injure every part of its body, including each pair of necks.
Additional InformationIt's possible that the two necks are, in fact, the same body parts, just displayed separately - it's rather difficult to injure only the "neck, Nth head" or "Nth neck" without injuring everything else in the process.
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Footkerchief (manager)
2010-04-05 13:59
edited on: 2010-04-05 14:00

Looks like it's because their BODY has the standard NECK in addition to 7HEADNECKS. Nice catch.

SirPenguin (reporter)
2010-04-08 09:26

Just wanted to add that this also might be the reason hydras are currently a little easier to kill than they should be. Though they can survive a head cut off, they often bleed out. This bug effectively doubles the chances of cutting a neck which causes (I'm pretty sure) heavy bleeding/a mortal wound
smjjames (reporter)
2010-04-13 10:09

I guess that would explain why they seem to have duplicate body parts when they show up in the wounds.
Quietust (reporter)
2010-05-11 11:34

Looking back, this bug has been present since the very first version of Dwarf Fortress ever released - the raws from v0.21.93.19a have the same 7HEADNECKS + NECK.
Footkerchief (manager)
2010-05-11 11:54

Man that's depressing.
derigo (reporter)
2010-05-11 12:16

rofl. Amazing.
Toady One (administrator)
2010-06-09 00:36

There's the long, long hydra necks, and then there's the nervous tissue/boney internal stuff up where the human head connects (neck is internal for humans, though it could have skin or not or whatever, there are various problems). I remember seeing this before and not taking it out, but I think it's confusing and that things need to be renamed if they go back in, yeah. The human neck would also need to be redone. In any case, the NECK tag is out now.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-04-05 13:56 Quietust New Issue
2010-04-05 13:59 Footkerchief Note Added: 0001205
2010-04-05 14:00 Footkerchief Note Edited: 0001205 View Revisions
2010-04-05 14:01 Qloos Tag Attached: description
2010-04-05 14:01 Footkerchief Summary Hydras appear to have two necks per head => Hydra body has NECK in addition to 7HEADNECKS, giving them two necks per head
2010-04-08 09:26 SirPenguin Note Added: 0002059
2010-04-13 09:23 Footkerchief Category Creatures => Typos/Grammar
2010-04-13 10:09 smjjames Note Added: 0003281
2010-04-13 15:22 Footkerchief Tag Attached: PROBABLE QUICK FIX
2010-04-28 09:49 smjjames Tag Attached: quick fix
2010-05-05 21:28 Footkerchief Tag Detached: quick fix
2010-05-11 11:34 Quietust Note Added: 0006555
2010-05-11 11:54 Footkerchief Note Added: 0006556
2010-05-11 12:16 derigo Note Added: 0006557
2010-06-07 21:53 Footkerchief Category Typos/Grammar => Creatures
2010-06-09 00:36 Toady One Note Added: 0007973
2010-06-09 00:36 Toady One Status new => resolved
2010-06-09 00:36 Toady One Fixed in Version => 0.31.06
2010-06-09 00:36 Toady One Resolution open => fixed
2010-06-09 00:36 Toady One Assigned To => Toady One
2010-06-09 06:45 Toady One Status resolved => closed
2010-06-09 07:56 Footkerchief Status closed => resolved
2010-06-10 21:04 Footkerchief Tag Detached: Probable Quick Fix

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