40d:Lye

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Lye is made by a dwarf with the Template:L Template:L enabled, at an Template:L, and requires 1 Template:L of Template:L and 1 Template:L.

Lye is used to make Template:L and Template:L, though potash can also be made directly from ash. Lye must be moved from the buckets into a Template:L to make the soap.


Why make potash out of lye instead of ash?

  • To train your dwarves by making them do extra tasks.
  • If you have left over lye from making Template:L.
  • A single barrel holds 100 units of lye, while a single bin holds only ten bars of ash, allowing for much more efficient long-term storage.
  • Lye can be bought at the "embark" screen but ashes cannot.