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0003426Dwarf FortressCombat -- Wrestlingpublic2010-10-14 22:532014-07-11 09:29
Toady One 
0003426: Bare-hands strangulation results in bloodfest
When strangling of any form with even the weakest of wrastlers, a single successful strangulation always results in "His/Her throat is broken open. His/Her throat is gushing <race> blood."

I have noted other tickets talking about this as if it is common place, and none reporting it as a problem. Perhaps this is a feature not a bug?

It seems that if I were to put someone into a choke hold and apply some light pressure, a gash shant open from the gullet spraying blood all over.

However, I have noticed that I could grab someone by the throat with a bladed weapon; "strangulation" by way of blade certainly could result in this wonderful river of blood.
Create two equal humanoids in Arena mode with no armor or weapons and base skills. Possess one, wrestle, grab throat (with whatever body part seems convenient), choke hold, strangle exactly one time. View other creature's status, especially the gashed open neck region and the steady flow of blood from it.
I had a Grand Master wrestler with superhuman strength when I first noticed this. I just thought I was a little too good at squeezing until I tested it in the Arena...
Fixed in 0.40.01?
related to 0001292resolved Toady One Eyes can't be gouged out 
related to 0000449resolved Toady One Strangling/strangulation doesn't kill people who are already unconscious for other reasons 
Issue History
2010-10-14 22:53btbonvalNew Issue
2010-10-16 21:00btbonvalIssue Monitored: btbonval
2010-11-18 17:54toybasherNote Added: 0013995
2010-11-18 18:13FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000449
2010-11-18 18:14FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001292
2010-11-18 18:14FootkerchiefRelationship deletedrelated to 0000449
2010-11-21 17:25toybasherNote Edited: 0013995bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0013995#r5406
2014-01-22 08:34FootkerchiefCategoryAdventure Mode -- Combat => Combat -- Wrestling
2014-01-22 10:31FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000449
2014-01-27 20:44FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0002889
2014-07-11 07:08FootkerchiefTag Attached: Fixed in 0.40.01?
2014-07-11 09:03TrifNote Added: 0025767
2014-07-11 09:29FootkerchiefNote Added: 0025771
2014-07-11 09:29FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2014-07-11 09:29FootkerchiefFixed in Version => 0.40.01
2014-07-11 09:29FootkerchiefResolutionopen => fixed
2014-07-11 09:29FootkerchiefAssigned To => Toady One
2014-07-11 09:31FootkerchiefRelationship deletedrelated to 0002889

2010-11-18 17:54   
(edited on: 2010-11-21 17:25)
Still happens athough if you get a godly strong creature strangulation will instantly rip the neck open and cause bleeding out withen a few turns.

I mean it says "The bogeyman strangules you, tearing apart the throats skin!"

2014-07-11 09:03   
Fixed in 0.40.02. I tried a bronze colossus strangling a kobold and the throat stayed intact. Only very small creatures like rabbits get their throat torn from strangulation.
2014-07-11 09:29