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I was getting ready to embark, and I saw a strange thing on the local map (on the left) that looked like a square filled with "Ω" symbols. When I moved the local area on top of it, I saw "Lolokromlam" in red letters to the right.

What does this mean?

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Is this your first fortress on this world? That really looks like a previous player fortress: default size, across a stream, tons of metals and no aquifer, a perfect site for a beginner fortress. You should be able to embark right next to it, even without Embark Anywhere. –  Paul Z Jun 10 '13 at 12:27
    
@PaulZ Yes, it is my first fortress. No, I can't embark on it. –  Doorknob Jun 10 '13 at 12:32
    
Really? Even if you move the embark area (with umkh) so it doesn't overlap the existing one? Anyway, I suggest moving east or west one region tile then. You should still be in the same biomes, so you have the same excellent fortress conditions. –  Paul Z Jun 10 '13 at 14:02
    
@PaulZ No, as long as I move the local area (with umkh) so that it doesn't overlap the thingy, I can embark. (I moved to the right a bit and embarked there, with the same fortress conditions as the thingy :D) –  Doorknob Jun 11 '13 at 0:06
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It's the name of a settlement, by the looks of it dwarven. You can see it on the local map. You can use Embark Anywhere to embark on it, it might be fun, or you can look for another spot. You can read about the settlement in the Legends mode.

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1. What will happen if I embark on it? 2. By "fun", do you mean "fun" as in this kind of Fun (link)? :P 3. Is this what it is (link)? –  Doorknob Jun 8 '13 at 22:56
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The Ω symbols mean a dwarven settlement. Human settlements use ☼ or # or * or +. –  Paul Z Jun 9 '13 at 3:45
    
1. Probably not. 2. Looks that way. @PaulZ thanks! –  kotekzot Jun 9 '13 at 6:18
    
Unless your civilization is at war with them (unlikely in case of dwarfs), they should leave you alone. But they will attack any invaders which gives you additional protection. –  Philipp Jun 9 '13 at 13:58
    
Hey everybody, notice that the embark option is grayed out? I'm pretty sure it's impossible to embark on an existing settlement without mods. –  Wutaz Jun 10 '13 at 2:03
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