Log of 'Fishsicles' Kudonul, Chief Engineer of Waterburned
1st Granite, 251
After a long, hard journey, we have arrived at the future site of the glorious fortress of Waterburned! His Highness Bembul Atortirist, may Armok keep his axe sharp, gave us this glorious mission for the benefit of all of the Massive Room. I'm not sure how in Sirab Furnaceglow's name we're supposed to achieve anything with what he gave us...
4th Granite, 251
Our two miners, Edwards Grizzly and Tuefel Huenden IV, have already begun excavating a shelter, corridor, and a nice future trade depot.
Our war leader/lumberjack Tun Onulbomrek needs some way of training her skills, and it's a such a pity to let all those potential water wheels waste away on the surface. Deforestation fuels progress, gentledwarves.
8th Granite, 251
Our original shelter has been completed; it looks strangely like a key◊
. Tuefel and Edwards have moved on to a downward shaft, as per my orders.
9th Granite, 251
Edwards reports finding a bounteous supply of clay in the downward stairwell. None of us are trained in pottery, but hopefully His Highness Bembul Atortirist, may Armok keep his ale frothy, will send us some new men in the coming year.
Beneath the clay is the aquifer. Hopefully Tun will have those logs for us soon!
16th Granite, 251
As the logs roll in from above, I am working on plans to punch through the aquifer. We have a few layers of soil to work with; hopefully it will not be too deep.
24th Granite, 251
Armok's flaming adze, a cloud of bloody evil gloom's on the horizon!
*cough* I have all confidence our fortress will prevail, of course.
28th Granite, 251
The evil gloom blew over; no harm to the fortress, but a flock of crow people weren't as lucky
. Armok's beard, it's the first time I've seen fog do that.
26th Slate, 251
After a thankfully uneventful month, we are ready to breach the aquifer◊
. Hopefully this is the only layer; we don't want too many setbacks.
6th Felsite, 251
We have successfully released the soil into the aquifer below!
We can but pray Armok was merciful, and neither of our miners was injured in the collapse...
7th Felsite, 251
Both Tuefel and Edwards have emerged from the caverns unscathed, if slightly damp
. The displaced water has been routed to the south, to muddy soil for farms.
8th Felsite, 251
Armok's whiskers, the gloom is back
. I wonder how much magma it takes to kill a cloud?
Let me check my notes...
16th Felsite, 251
Tuefel and Edwards just finished excavating a 5x5 stairwell through the heart of the aquifer; lo and behold, we've hit dry siltstone! At this rate, Waterburned will be the greatest fortress in the realm, just you wait!
21st Felsite, 251
In celebration of our triumph over the aquifer, I have ordered the construction of our fortress's central hall
. Once it is completed, and the farms and workshops around it are complete, I may begin in earnest! Ahahaha!