The summer months in Going Medieval can be extremely brutal due to the hot days. The warm weather makes it incredibly difficult to keep fresh food fresh, forcing you to pressure your villagers to constantly look for new ways to make food or starve them. Fortunately, there is a method to keep some of your food protected from the dreaded heat by using underground storage.
To create an underground area, you have to dig. You can dig by mining a certain place with the marking of the mining place. You can do this by clicking on the pickaxe icon at the bottom right of the screen and then highlighting the specific area you want your villagers to dig. After you have done this, increase the mining priority of every villager who is good at mining, and they can do it whenever they find the time.
You want to make sure you’re mining two layers down. The first layer is fine, but we’ve found that the area becomes colder when you reach the second level, so after you’ve extracted the first layer, highlight the place once more to get your villager to delve deeper. Before creating the second layer, make a staircase on one side of the underground storage space. Your villagers will need it to get down. For the second layer you highlight, below, be sure to leave a single strip of land that your villagers can use for walks.
When both layers are excavated and a few stairs are reached, the next step is to surround the area with walls, a roof and a door that your villagers can enter. Make sure the door is in front of the stairs so they can enter. You want to treat the underground storage space like a normal room, where any objects in it would otherwise fall apart without a roof over it.
Once you have your walls built and the roof is ready, the last thing you need to do is do it from the warehouse. You can do this by going to the bottom left of the screen and clicking on the “zone” tab or pressing the F7 key. You can then highlight the area where you want to create your warehouse, click on it, and then click on the piles of “food” and “carcasses” that your villagers should allow there. All your food should go there, but under the “skeleton” tab, don’t forget to deselect people, because you don’t want dead assailants there.
To make sure this is the only place your villagers store food, go to the default storage area and deselect the food. Now your villagers will only place food in the underground storage area and store it during the hot summer months.