I was ambushed by goblins, and some merchants hanging around were killed. Then, I defined a burrow and ordered the dwarves inside. But now, I'm getting spammed by "Urist McUrist cancels Place Item in Tomb: Item inaccessible". I suppose they're trying to bury the dead merchants outside of their burrow. How can I get rid of that? Killing the crossbowmen isn't really an option as I have no military.

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    You are not playing Minecraft. What game are you playing?
    – fredley
    Commented Dec 25, 2012 at 23:03
  • Oops, sorry. It's Dwarf Fortress.
    – Anna
    Commented Dec 25, 2012 at 23:11
  • Odd, the related questions still show minecraft questions for me.
    – Ids
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 15:41
  • @Ids - Hm, same here. Those must be set at question creation time. Anna, I have this problem all the time, with the few dwarves that get caught outside and killed before I manage to lock down the fortress.
    – SaintWacko
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 16:26

1 Answer 1


Press d-b-f to activate area forbidding and draw a box around the dead merchants. This will forbid your dwarves from attempting jobs concerning the corpses, and will prevent the message spam.

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