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0007769Dwarf FortressAdventure Mode -- Generalpublic2014-07-31 13:542017-01-23 00:32
0007769: Historical Figure Necks Severed In Worldgen Aren't Fatal Until Rendered During Play
I just started a new game of adventure mode and when I spawned the leader of my civ was missing her neck and head. She could still speak, but she suffocates in short order.
Using 40.05. No mods aside from the mayday tileset.
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has duplicate 0008938resolved Dwarfu A man with no head is still alive 
Issue History
2014-07-31 13:54PK1312New Issue
2014-07-31 13:54PK1312Issue Monitored: PK1312
2014-07-31 13:54PK1312Issue End Monitor: PK1312
2014-07-31 13:55PK1312Note Added: 0028052
2014-07-31 13:56smjjamesNote Added: 0028053
2014-07-31 13:59smjjamesNote Added: 0028054
2014-07-31 13:59smjjamesNote Edited: 0028054bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0028054#r10600
2014-07-31 14:06PK1312Note Added: 0028055
2014-07-31 14:51smjjamesNote Added: 0028058
2014-07-31 16:41lethosorAssigned To => lethosor
2014-07-31 16:41lethosorStatusnew => acknowledged
2014-09-29 13:53smjjamesNote Added: 0030453
2015-01-25 07:15FootkerchiefNote Added: 0032073
2015-01-25 07:15FootkerchiefStatusacknowledged => needs feedback
2015-03-29 08:18FootkerchiefStatusneeds feedback => resolved
2015-03-29 08:18FootkerchiefResolutionopen => unable to reproduce
2015-03-29 08:18FootkerchiefAssigned Tolethosor => Footkerchief
2015-03-29 08:18FootkerchiefNote Added: 0032443
2015-04-26 10:09DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0008938
2015-04-26 10:12DwarfuNote Added: 0032617
2015-04-26 10:12DwarfuStatusresolved => confirmed
2015-04-26 10:14DwarfuResolutionunable to reproduce => open
2015-04-26 10:14DwarfuSummaryLeader without a head => Historical Figure Necks Severed In Worldgen Aren't Fatal Until Rendered During Play
2015-04-26 17:15skyte100Note Added: 0032620
2015-04-26 18:42skyte100Issue Monitored: skyte100
2017-01-18 14:09min40Note Added: 0036180
2017-01-23 00:32FantasticDorfNote Added: 0036212
2017-08-03 05:58park66665Issue Monitored: park66665
2018-04-16 18:03HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll

2014-07-31 13:55   
I have the save, but no idea how to upload it here.
2014-07-31 13:56   
Sounds like one of those cases where a creature gets mortally wounded during legends, but doesn't actually die until the creature is loaded.

Also, got the save?
2014-07-31 13:59   
To upload the save, first zip the file, then go to http://dffd.wimbli.com/index.php, [^] make an account if you haven't already (it's free) and after you've logged in, just click upload to get an upload post set up. Don't forget to actually upload the file while in that window.

Then after it's posted, just copy and paste the link.

2014-07-31 14:06   
Okay! Here's the save: http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=9222 [^]
2014-07-31 14:51   
Checked legends and it says:

"in 195, Gasom's neck was torn off by the giant anaconda Legendtops"

"in 195, the giant anaconda Legendtops was forced to retreat from Gasom, despite the latters wounds"

So, yeah, it's a case of mortal wounds happening during legends and worldgen not realizing the creature should be dead.
2014-09-29 13:53   
Here's a new one, headless night creature.

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=9821 [^]
2015-01-25 07:15   
Is this one still happening in the latest version?
2015-03-29 08:18   
If anyone has a save that reproduces this problem in the latest version, please upload it to http://dffd.bay12games.com/ [^] and PM a manager on the forums (or reopen the report).
2015-04-26 10:12   
Reopening due to 0008938.
2015-04-26 17:15   
My apologies, I didn't see this one.

http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=10804 [^]

He is unable to breathe, see, stand, or grasp(probably due to the lack of a brain), but he can still talk. Try not to think about that to much.
http://i.imgur.com/5mIvaN7.png?1 [^]
2017-01-18 14:09   
Something similar happened to me. Had a headless migrant who suffocated after walking in 10 tiles from the edge of the map.
2017-01-23 00:32   
This has relation to the acknowledged issue 0009763 (Dwarf missing upper body, but still alive.) given it is a similar example of the same circumstance of a entity member losing vitally crucial BP, & emigrating to a fortress as a living unit.