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0000220Dwarf FortressGeneralpublic2010-04-02 19:532010-06-09 06:47
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0000220: Missing Nobles
The expedition leader was killed almost instantly by a cave in, and after that I am unable to assign any nobles. The noble list under n just appears blank.
duplicate of 0000141closed Toady One After death of expedition leader or mayor (any noble), positions disappear from nobles screen and can't be appointed or replaced 
Issue History
2010-04-02 19:53timferiusNew Issue
2010-04-02 19:56DwarfuNote Added: 0000381
2010-04-02 19:56DwarfuTag Attached: noble
2010-04-02 20:01timferiusNote Added: 0000385
2010-04-02 20:07DwarfuNote Added: 0000389
2010-04-02 20:11timferiusNote Added: 0000394
2010-04-03 10:59DoctorZuberNote Added: 0000579
2010-04-03 11:03DoctorZuberNote Added: 0000584
2010-04-03 11:19FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0000141
2010-04-03 11:19FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2010-04-03 11:19FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2010-04-03 11:19FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2010-06-09 06:47Toady OneStatusresolved => closed

2010-04-02 19:56   
See 0000141.
2010-04-02 20:01   
Slightly different by the sounds of it, he was the only assigned noble, and not only his position has vanished, but all positions.
2010-04-02 20:07   
I think in this instance (or as it should happen), the expedition leader will get reappointed in the coming seasons (undetermined timeframe) - if he never gets reappointed, then that surely is the bug.

I believe Toady actually wants it this way to show consequences of killing off nobles (either purposefully or accidentally).

If you lose your expedition leader, you no longer have the authority to appoint any other nobles. That is as intended.
2010-04-02 20:11   
Ok, well I'll keep playing and see what happens.
2010-04-03 10:59   
2010-04-03 11:03   
I don't know about an expedition leader getting reappointed.

I do know that when the expedition leader dies, ALL appointed nobles go poof.

expedition leader
- military commander
- sheriff
- manager
- chief medical dwarf
- broker
- bookkeeper

all go poof because expedition leader dies. nobles screen is BLANK!