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Room requirements  
Office Decent Office
Quarters Decent Quarters
Dining room Decent Dining Room
Tomb None
Furniture requirements
Chests 2
Cabinets 1
Weapon racks 1
Armor stands 1
Mandates 1
Demands 2
Arrival conditions
  • 50 population
  • Election
  • Meet with Liaison
  • Listen to complaints
This article is about an older version of DF.

The mayor is a Noble whose job it is to speak with disgruntled workers and entertain foreign diplomats. He or she is automatically created from the Expedition leader once the population reaches 50, although a new mayor will be elected from time to time.

Every other yearVerify, during the 3rd week of Hematite, the fortress's dwarves will elect a new Mayor, who will demand improved accommodations accordingly. The former Mayor will revert to the profession they had previously and will no longer require those rooms. Becoming Mayor gives a happy thought. Dwarves currently in the military are not eligible to be elected as mayor. The amount of friends a dwarf may be the main factor in his election to the office of Mayor. However, there is a random element to it, and so it is quite possible for a dwarf with no social skills and fewer friends to be elected over a dwarf who has either or both.

A Mayor will sometimes make mandates, which can include banning exports or producing certain goods. If a new Mayor is elected when a mandate is in effect, that mandate will be cancelled (and no dwarves will be punished for not meeting it).