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Room requirements  
Office None
Quarters None
Dining room None
Tomb None
Furniture requirements
Chests None
Cabinets None
Weapon racks None
Armor stands None
Mandates None
Demands None
Arrival conditions
  • Appointed by player.
This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

Messengers are an assigned occupation at your site. They can be assigned in the Nobles and Administration menu (n), and will act as liaisons with your holdings and conquered sites. When a messenger has been assigned, they can be sent on missions from World Screen (Y). Click on holdings under your control to request dwarves or demand conquered sites to become citizens of your fortress. Only dwarves that are considered historical figures may be summoned to join your fortress in this way.

When appointing a messenger, citizens with high social skills are preferred, suggesting that the messenger might use these skills.


  • Messengers can be distracted from missions by other jobs/needs.Bug:10795
Military Ranks