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[ESL] Cotton Plantations, Terreli Hills

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Around seven miles east of Nova Terreli a small ridge called the Terreli Hills rises to a height of approximately
300 metres. At their foothills Román Fontonajo owns a huge part of the lands. Young men from the old world
come over to make a fortune, start their own lives and bring their families soon after.

One of these men is Dilano Guerva from Terreli in the old world. He is running a medium cotton plantation in
the area. On Fontonajo's land of course, and as Fontonajo's business partner. The deal is simple: The price
for cotton is set, slightly below market average, yet more than enough to make some good profit - because
after all Dilano has to pay neither for the small house nor for the land he farms. And of course Fontonajo 
knows the best ways to use the cotton for further profit. Win-win. It will only be a year or two until Dilano will
have saved enough money to bring his wive and two young boys to the new world, and maybe buy some
land of their own, or make a new deal with Fontonajo.

 

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Great idea with a hillside field, Elostirion - we tend to imagine fields as flat, but back then they didn't need heavy machinery to be able to navigate them. The landscaping is great, as is that little hut. Very well done!

Not sure I buy the justification for Fontonajo to take his share of the profits - You aren't keeping serfs, are you? :pir-grin:

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Putting your cotton to some good use I see - the denseness of it is really neat; Dilano is going to have a good crop!  As Bregir said, doing on a slope adds a lot of interest, and the rocks to break it up are great too!

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I like the way you staged this scene with the minifig wandering through his crop.  Well done.

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Excellent build, Elostirion, as others have mentioned, the hill's elevation adds a lot of interest to this build, and the pathways, rocks, and house there are quite neat as well! :pir-wink:  Keep it up! :thumbup:

 

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Great build as always Elostirion ! I particularly like the blue shed. The dark red bricks are a very good idea !

I am still amazed to see at what rhythm you are publishing new builds ! Great to see your activity never decreased during the passing months.

Great job !

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My initial reaction: Oh no! More cotton! :pir-grin:

But you've done a great job working the natural terrain into the build. Well done! :thumbup:

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