|This article is about an older version of DF.|
Naming your Fortress
Has no effect on gameplay, but there are a lot of options in this menu (accessible by pressing on the Prepare Carefully screen). You can also set the name of the expedition, which uses the same interface.
Fortress names have this format:
[Front][Rear] the [Adj 1] [Adj 2] [hyphen compound]-["the" Noun] of ["of" noun]
Forms the first half of your fortress's name. Choose from an extremely long list of words.
Press to clear a word selection--your fortress does not need ANY of these words to be chosen (i.e. a blank name) to be legal.
Press to search for a word (in English), works just like the provisions search. Hitting enter will move from the type back to the search results.
Forms the second half of your fortress's name, which are combined with no spaces (Foobar instead of Foo Bar).
Adjectives (First and Second)
At first glance, it appears these do nothing, but they give up to two words after your compound word (above) separated by spaces that are the adjectives to The X or Of X word choice (see below).
Adds a third word joined by a hyphen to your The X or Of X word (below).
The X and Of X
- Foobar the Great
- Foobar of Death
With Adjectives and Hyphen compound:
- Foobar the Great Moral Thraal-Generals
- Foobar the Goblin-Chunks of Exploding
With no front & rear compounds:
- The Great Deadly Foobar
- The Foobar of Foobars
- Of Foobars