Challenge Thread and save file It could be worse. We've got a pick and an axe, and people who can wield them. Food and booze reserves are lower than I would like, but not dire. The only wildlife in the area is our flock of sheep, pack animals, and a cat. It looks like we'll have plenty of breathing space to set up. The terrain is a little uncomfortable. There's not quite enough flat land for a surface fort, and the hill is just a little too steep and off to the side for a dugout, for my liking. Can't be helped. It is decided to dig straight into the flat earth. The hill is too steep for an entrance there to be effective against enemies coming from uphill. While the woodcutter cuts wood and the herbalist herbalises to supplement our food stocks, the miner gets to work. The animals are given a pasture of delicious, lush grass outside the entrance. This place is so nice! no never mind okay what oh fuck me Everything suddenly drops unconscious, covered in bruises and blisters and screaming from the sudden extreme pain. Dwarves, sheep, buffalo, the lot. There's an unconscious mongoose on the other side of the brook. The only thing still conscious is the miner, safely hidden underground. So, we can reasonably conclude that this place rains goop which blisters and bruises skin then renders the unfortunate victim unconscious. After a time, the goop-rain stops and the dwarves stagger to their feet. This changes our plans somewhat.