|This article is about the current version of DF.|
The expedition leader is a noble position automatically filled on embark. It is the job of this official to speak with, and console or simply hear the complaints of unhappy dwarves, and to entertain foreign diplomats. Once the population reaches 50, a mayor will be elected and the expedition leader position will be removed.
- An expedition leader or mayor is required to appoint other nobles. Should your leader suffer an unfortunate accident, you will have to wait for a new leader to be elected before appointing nobles.
- An expedition leader or mayor is able to appoint replacements for elected positions, including their own.Bug:2512
There is a certain set of skills that are relevant for an expedition leader. There are also certain personality traits that influence whether experience is gained in the skill whatsoever. Furthermore, there are soul attributes that affect the skills and other skills that affect these same attributes (cross-training); the ones relevant for an expedition leader are as follows:
|Skill (relevant for Expedition Leader)||Personality Trait (needed to gain Social Skill)||Attribute (affected by Social Skill)|
|Social - Other||Consoler||Straightforwardness (Honesty)||> 39||Linguistic Ability|
|Pacifier||Cooperation (Compromising)||> 39||Linguistic Ability|
|Social - Broker||Comedian||Self-consciousness (Neurosis)||< 76||Agility||Creativity|
|Conversationalist||Friendliness (Reserved)||> 39||Linguistic Ability|
|Flatterer||Straightforwardness (Honesty)||< 61||Linguistic Ability|
|Intimidator||Cooperation (Compromising)||< 61||Agility||Kinesthetic Sense|
|Judge of intent||Intuition|
|Persuader||Assertiveness (Leadership)||> 39||Linguistic Ability|
The better match with the skills, traits and attributes in the table, the better an expedition leader the dwarf will be; try to avoid traits that halt experience gain for a relevant skill, otherwise time will be lost training a dwarf that will never get better at that skill.
[POSITION:EXPEDITION_LEADER] [NAME:expedition leader:expedition leaders] [SITE] [NUMBER:1] [REPLACED_BY:MAYOR] [RULES_FROM_LOCATION] [RESPONSIBILITY:MEET_WORKERS] [RESPONSIBILITY:RECEIVE_DIPLOMATS] [RESPONSIBILITY:MILITARY_GOALS] [PRECEDENCE:110] [DO_NOT_CULL] [ACCOUNT_EXEMPT] [DUTY_BOUND]
|Appointed Nobles||Bookkeeper • Broker • Champion • Chief medical dwarf • Dungeon master • Hammerer • Manager|
|Military Ranks||Militia captain • Militia commander • Sheriff • Captain of the guard|
|Elected Nobles||Expedition leader • Mayor|
|Aristocrats||Baron • Count • Duke • Monarch|
|Other||Consort • General • Outpost liaison|
|Unused||Captain • Diplomat • Lieutenant|
|Elven||Druid • Acolyte • Ranger captain|