v50 Steam/Premium information for editors
  • v50 information can now be added to pages in the main namespace. v0.47 information can still be found in the DF2014 namespace. See here for more details on the new versioning policy.
  • Use this page to report any issues related to the migration.
This notice may be cached—the current version can be found here.

Druid

From Dwarf Fortress Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Skill: Druid
Association  
Profession Unknown
Job Title Druid
Labor None
Tasks

None

Workshop
None
Attributes
  • Unknown
This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

Druid refers to both an unused skill and a noble position.

Skill[edit]

Druid is a skill that does not appear in Dwarf Fortress and only exists in the raws. As such, it is sometimes used as an extra skill by modders. However, since it cannot be switched off, it is less useful for modded reactions than the Alchemy skill.

Noble[edit]

Druids are also a position of nobility among the elves, responsible for religion. However, these druids are not related to and do not possess the Druid skill. Because they are only present in elves, druids will not visit and cannot be appointed in an unmodded game of Fortress mode.

Druids have the highest precedence in the elven civilization, the same as the dwarven monarch. Interestingly, they also have a queen and princess position with lower rank. They are succeeded by the acolyte position, which they appoint, the effect of which is that druids choose their intended successor.

The game just assumes that anything with [PRECEDENCE:1] is the ruler, for both embark screen and 'mountainhome' purposes, should the elven civilisation ever be in such a position.

If all the acolytes are killed, and then the druid is also killed, before he had the chance to appoint a new acolyte, they remain extinct. The elven civilisation is then doomed, because there is no druid to appoint a new queen when she dies. And thus any other positions can also no longer be filled with new candidates.

Miner
Woodworker
Stoneworker
Ranger
Doctor
Farmer
Fishery worker
Metalsmith
Jeweler
Craftsdwarf
Engineer

Administrator
Military
General
Weapon
Other
Social
Broker
Other
Performance
Music
Poetry
Dance
Storytelling
Scholar

Other/Peasant
Unused
Appointed
Military Ranks
Elected
Aristocrats
BaronCountDukeMonarch
Other
Unused
Elven