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* [[http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=63861.0 Zulban Rulbomrek]], faithful, eternal hound of Numal Dumatalm˘sh. Even people who hate the game and don't understand why you like it (assuming you do, of course) will smile at that.
* In the ashes of the doom of the soul, when all else is dead, in the smoking ruins of LetsPlay/{{Boatmurdered}}, [[TearJerker the last survivor - a child - presses a shining stone into the hand of the departing mercenary.]] He cannot bring himself to MercyKill her, even though his sanity is shattered.
* [[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/magazine/the-brilliance-of-dwarf-fortress.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all The New York Times article written about Dwarf Fortress in July]]. The writing was brilliant and conveyed the passion that Toady/Three Toe have for the game perfectly... just a CMOA and heartwarming moment in general.
* A general one: Once a dwarf finds a lover, said dwarf will stay with said lover for the rest of its life. Even after the lover dies, the dwarf will not find another.

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