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I had an elf caravan visit, do some trade and leave. They're definitely gone, because other caravans have come and used the depot. The elves seem to have forgotten one of their folks. He just wanders around my farms and stockpiles.

Is this a bug? What the heck is he doing? Might this have anything to do with our agreement to not cut more than 100 trees per year?

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I dont know but i suggest you kill it. – TrewTzu Jun 6 '12 at 15:50
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Could it be your liaison? A liaison comes with each caravan looking for a chance to meet with your leader. Until they get their meeting they will just follow him around.

While your leader is busy, the liaison will stay in your fortress, until you get the announcement "Diplomat Stymied: A diplomat has left unhappy", or until you have the meeting.

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Ah, right you are. In fact, the poor guy has been following the leader around everywhere, I just didn't notice. – sjohnston Aug 21 '10 at 7:45
A related point: make sure your leader has an office for these meetings or else they'll generate negative thoughts due to embarrassment! – JavadocMD Aug 21 '10 at 8:44

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