DF2014:Dark pit

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A map of a typical dark pits, exported from legends mode.
Places of interest:
Watch tower
Subterranean work pits
Subterranean living pits
"Dark pit" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: umom gor
Elvish: mari nimo
Goblin: ustro slömod
Human: tuth uta

Dark pits are the goblin equivalent to hamlets and hillocks. They are marked as º on the world map, and ones marked as º mean they have been abandoned or ruined.

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) - Map legend
Climate - Surroundings - Civilization - Holdings - Calendar - World activities
Biomes Chasm - Desert - Forest - Glacier - Grassland - Lake - Mountain
Murky pool - Ocean - River - Savanna - Shrubland - Tundra - Wetland
Underground Cavern - Magma sea - Underworld
Features Aquifer - Brook - Deep pit - Island - Magma pool
Passage - Road - Tunnel - Volcano - Waterfall
Sites Camp - Cave - Dark fortress - Dark pit - Forest retreat - Fortress - Hamlet - Hillock
Labyrinth - Lair - Mountain halls - Ruins - Shrine - Tomb - Tower - Town - Vault
Structures Catacombs - Dungeon - Keep - Library - Market - Mead hall
Sewer - Tavern - Temple - Tomb - Underworld spire

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At the bottom of large towers, gates into the underworld can be found. They are magenta and appear to be a pair of upward and downward stairs.

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