|This article is about the current version of DF.|
Much like dark fortresses, they consist of numerous simple towers criss-crossed by a network of trenches, with most of the population living on the top floor of those towers. Some of these towers also have downward stairs, which lead to the underground part of the site. Generally only one or two of the towers will have these stairs, unlike dark fortresses where most of the towers are linked.
The underground part of the site consists of so-called "pits"(from which the "dark pits" supposedly got their name). These pits come in two variants: "living pits" consisting of corridors and small rooms, and "work pits" consisting of large halls which may contain trolls, goods and goblin skeletons. Supposedly, the living pits are used as dwellings, while the work pits are used as industrial areas and burial grounds.
|General|| World Generation (Basic / Advanced / Rejections) |
Climate - Surroundings - Map legend - Civilizations - Calendar - World activities
|Features||Aquifer - Brook - Island - Tunnel - Road - Volcano - Waterfall|
|Biomes|| Chasm/Caverns - Desert - Forest - Glacier - Grassland - Lake - Mountain |
Murky pool - Ocean - River - Savanna - Shrubland - Tundra - Wetland
|Sites|| Cave - Lair - Camp - Dwarf Fortress - Mountain halls - Hillock |
Dark Fortress - Dark pit - Forest Retreat
Human Fortress - Town - Hamlet - Tomb
Necromancer Tower - Labyrinth - Shrine - Ruins - Vault - Hell - Underworld Spire