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I recently started a new fortress. My Mason (a valuable dwarf) is just standing outside during snow storms and stuff with "No job". He doesn't eat and drink.

I tried different stuff to get him back:

  • Switched off all his labors (thought he would stuck in a job or somewhat)
  • Made a burrow and called all civilians into it
  • switched back on his labors (tried to get him a job)
  • He could get inside (other dwarfs do so, too)
  • He hasn't any injuiry (exception: hungry and thirsty from standing outside :/ ) and hes capable to walk.

Long story short, he died of thirst. But now my expedition leader standing outside too.

Any ideas what i am doing wrong? Thanks!

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did you try making a meeting hall zone, or a sculpture garden/zoo? That's a good way to gather all your idle dwarves. – Eric B Nov 25 '12 at 14:50
good point. i got both. But the dwarfs outside dont care about it. I also removed the caravan. No reaction :/ – noqqe Nov 25 '12 at 14:57
how about putting him in the military and giving him some orders? – Eric B Nov 25 '12 at 15:00
Ah. My dwarfes got a "geology" problem. Accidiently removed the downward stairs by removing ramps :/ The "get inside" thing happend before that... Thanks for your help! – noqqe Nov 25 '12 at 15:11
@noqqe Post that as an answer to your question and accept it. – Pubby Nov 25 '12 at 17:14

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