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0000996Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Tradepublic2010-04-11 06:102012-02-26 10:38
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0000996: Wounded Elf trader steals soap
My fort was ambushed by twelve goblins which were quickly turned into salsa by my three axedwarves. Before they finished their work however, an elf merchant took two arrows in the lower body and leg. This tore open his leg and exposed his guts. The elf then proceeded to run into my fort and grab a bar of my soap.
Produce soap.
Wound an elf non-fatally.
Said elf should have blood spattered on their body.
The elf is likely attempting to clean itself. So far I've not observed any reduction in contamination, however his wounds are healing.
bleeding, Cleaning, Elves, soap, traders, wound
related to 0000302closed Toady One Domestic animals (cats/dogs/cows/etc) spamming "Cancels Clean Self: Area Inaccessable" 
related to 0000066resolved Toady One Cloth/thread stolen from traders for hospital 
parent of 0001701new  HFS Critters attempting to clean self? 
related to 0001146new  Human traders have OCD: Must wash constantly, taking forever to leave 
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Issue History
2010-04-11 06:10JimmyNew Issue
2010-04-11 06:12JimmyTag Attached: bleeding
2010-04-11 06:12JimmyTag Attached: Cleaning
2010-04-11 06:12JimmyTag Attached: Elves
2010-04-11 06:12JimmyTag Attached: soap
2010-04-11 06:12JimmyTag Attached: traders
2010-04-11 06:12JimmyTag Attached: wound
2010-04-11 06:59JimmyNote Added: 0002794
2010-04-11 09:44CreidiekiNote Added: 0002820
2010-04-11 18:28JimmyNote Added: 0002936
2010-04-18 11:15katyrnynNote Added: 0004071
2010-04-18 11:24DoctorZuberNote Added: 0004076
2010-05-06 05:40QuietustNote Added: 0006262
2010-05-06 05:40QuietustNote Edited: 0006262bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0006262#r2330
2010-05-06 08:46FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000302
2010-05-06 08:46FootkerchiefRelationship addedparent of 0001701
2012-02-26 10:38FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000066
2014-01-27 20:57FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001146

2010-04-11 06:59   
Tried forbidding soap and reloading save, the elf heads for the nearest water source and cleans himself. Definitely due to cleaning behavior.
2010-04-11 09:44   
Grabbing the soap sounds like intended behavior; your dwarfs are supposed to steal from caravans if that's necessary for healing wounds, too. Do you know what the elf does after he has the soap? If he doesn't clean himself, the bug here is more like "Friendly creatures can't use soap".
2010-04-11 18:28   
He doesn't clean himself once he grabs the soap. All he does is return to the depot whilst holding it. If the soap is forbidden however, he will run to the nearest water source and successfully clean himself.
2010-04-18 11:15   
I have also observed this behaviour with dwarf caravan guards. Forbidding/claiming the soap has no effect on my hotel guests. At least they only take the soap, and not the towels, pillows and bed linens, too.
2010-04-18 11:24   
This is brilliant. Serves us right for stealing all their towels (0000066).
2010-05-06 05:40   
Given how soap is actually made (tallow rendered from fat obtained by butchering animals + lye made from ashes obtained by burning trees), Elves should probably be deliberately opposed to the idea of using it.