Mike S

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  1. Uncharted Island Train

    Sorry for the late reply. The backstory is a mix of the concepts behind the books, The Mysterious Island and Island of Dr Moreau. Rogue scientist sets up shop on an uncharted island and creates inventions beyond his time, just set in the age of sail instead. I got the idea of the automaton soldiers from the game The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. I have plans to expand on this, but it won't happen until after I have moved and am settled in to the new house. Thank you!
  2. Uncharted Island Train

    I've had this sitting around for quite a while and when a topic was started in Brethren of the Brick Seas forum about the kinds of builds allowed, I took a photo and did some quick editing for a joke. As my bricks are basically all boxed up preparing for a move, and I most likely will not be making any additions to this any time soon, I thought I might as well post it here although it being a rather unrealistic as a child's toy design, I'm not sure if it even belongs here.
  3. Welcome to the East Terran Trading Company also known as the ETTC! ETTC Charter East Terran Trading Company Ltd. Shareholders’ Charter, 1st Edition This charter details the partnership terms agreed upon by all shareholders in this company. These terms may be revised at a later date, when required, with the consent of all shareholders. I. Paid-up Capital Starting capital for the ETTC account: 100 DB x shareholders. Should the ETTC account require additional capital in times of emergency, all shareholders shall be required to contribute funds in equal portions. Any shareholder who is unable to meet the full commitment or part thereof may be covered for by another shareholder, whereby his monthly dividend shall be paid to the supporting shareholder, until a point when the commitment repaid in full. II. Executive Appointments a) Chairman of the Board As head of the company the chairman shall direct the investment strategy of the company. He shall represent the ETTC as the face of the company in all transactions and is authorised to transfer funds for any collective purchase. He is appointed by the general assembly. Currently, Don Isaac Montoya is chairman of the ETTC. b) Treasurer The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the financial records of the company in the form of a monthly balance sheet and paying of dividends to the shareholders. The balance sheet shall be made available, on demand, to any shareholders. Appointed by the chairman, the current treasurer is Ibn al'Sayeed. III. Dividend Policy Dividends will be paid out after a decision to that effect has been made by the general assembly. IV. Compensation for contractors (builders) Contractors will be compensated based on customary practices negotiated on a case to case basis. For Royal properties, 1.000 DBs are distributed amongst the contractors based on the size of their contribution. V. Future shareholders This being an economic, non-political alliance, all upstanding members of Corrington with the necessary funds shall be permitted to buy a share in ETTC. The price of the share will be calculated so that the ownership shares are equally distributed after the transaction. (I.e a price equal to the book value of current shares) At any given time, the general assembly can decide to levy a premium to this value. VI. Liquidation of shares At any time, a member may choose to sell his share back to the company for its book value, pending the approval of the general assembly and the availability of liquid funds. Shares may only be sold back to the company, not to other members, so as to preserve balance. VII. Voting Rights In matters that cannot be resolved by mutual agreement, a member may motion for a popular vote. All shareholders shall be entitled to 1 vote. A shareholder may choose to abstain. In the event of a tie, the chairman's vote shall count for 1.1 votes. VII. Loyalty to Crown and Company All shareholders are obliged to act in the interests of both the Crown and Company, before all personal interests. Any shareholder found guilty of treason or espionage shall be expelled without compensation. For lesser offences, a fine may be imposed. ETTC Investors: The Crown of Corrington Sir Thomas Smaugton ( @Tomsche) Micah of Wolfhaven ( @SilentWolf) Major Dirk Allcock ( @Ayrlego) Governor Aiden Coyle ( @Mike S) Viscount Chauncy Pennington ( @Scarst) Admiral Woodbrose ( @SkaForHire) Lenny Merryweather ( @CelesAurivern) Puvel ( @Puvel) John Hawksbrough ( @Fuzzy MacFuzz) Sir James Chase ( @BrickOn) Leftenant Bertram Rickard Wolf ( @Brickwolf) Don Isaac Montoya ( @Bregir) ETTC Properties: ETTC Monopolies: ETTC Ships: ETTC Finances: Financial Records Current ETTC Activities: Royal Cocoa Factory: Under construction Headquarter: Contractor wanted Warehouses and tradeposts: Contractors wanted
  4. BotBS and realism

    If my bricks weren't practically all boxed up, I had planned on pushing the boundaries a bit.... On an uncharted island somewhere in the Brick Seas there lives a crazed Corrington scientist intent on.... well no one is sure what he is intent on as he is crazed after all. But beware any poor soul who is unfortunate enough to become shipwrecked there....
  5. I want one... but I'm not sure I would be able to afford that in real bricks...
  6. In the Halls of Power

    Nicely done with the 4 scenes in 1 challenge! The story surely inspires me to get building once again on the Aslanic Order's stronghold on Gorr which has been dormant for years now. Got so many ideas and so little time... One nitpick though on something I think I keep noticing in your stories... it should be Kaliphlin not Kaliphlim....
  7. [COR] Landing on Argentia

    Nice addition to your story!
  8. Fortunately we haven't had too much trouble with the kids putting Lego in their mouths with our first two and our third won't get the the chance as our collection has now been moved out of our house. With our 6 and 2 year old, the biggest challenge I face is in how fast they can build. Leave the room for a few minutes and I come back and my moc project has grown entirely into something other than I had envisioned.
  9. And so it begins

    I like this comic style...
  10. A beautiful ship you've made here! Very nice!
  11. Nice shipyards! The roof on the building doesn't quite look right, though but perhaps it is the photo.
  12. The log of Governor Aiden Coyle. 30th June 617: Vernon Cloggs, while in my employment, found two mining areas of potential north of Stormhaven; one, a stretch along the banks of the Marion River that he said was brimming with gold and the second inland, in a region of rocky hills and pits. Tutut calls the pits ts'onot. Erosion has washed away the loose sediment and soil leaving large bare walls of rock for my men to cut. I have begun my efforts there and set up a stone quarry as I find it imperative to build a stronger foundation for our little town of Stormhaven. Even with the rock bared from soil, it is hard labor, so I make sure the crews of former criminals are rotated between laboring and guarding. I do not have my soldiers guard them anymore but instead seek to instill in them a sense of self worth by giving them the freedom to escape. Each crew elects their own foreman who reports directly to me and I hope that by treating them with the respect and decency of fellow human beings as well as paying them ample wages for their labor, that they will in turn become law abiding citizens as their neighbors in Stormhaven. It is a precarious task as I must continually monitor the disposition of the crews so as to keep their spirits high so that they are not tempted to fall back into their old ways. In any event all goes well and my supply of stone increases with each passing day. END OF ENTRY
  13. Stormhaven Stone Quarry

    Truly I do have some adventurous stories brewing in Stormhaven. Hopefully they will be interesting... Thanks!
  14. Brilliant build! Love every detail!
  15. Khadiran Barracks

    Nice build! Nice architecture and I like that you angled the corner wall.
  16. Nicely done! The roof turned out great as well.
  17. Some troop pics and an updated Governor Coyle: Governor Aiden Coyle, owner of Coyle Shipping Company and governor of the Northern Reaches, presently resides in Stormhaven, Serentia. He has a wife, Amelia, one son and two daughters.
  18. It really depends on how you have the action choices set up. If PIP/FIP points are required for every action including sailing, then for example it could cost less points for the Sea Rats to go on a raid, Eslandola to go on a trade run, Corrington to go exploring, and Oleon by expanding their cultural influence.
  19. I was thinking some more about this and it would actually make sense to tie the faction bonuses to PIP/FIP actions instead of settlement buildings.
  20. Honestly I think that is the best approach as far as faction bonuses. I have no problem with island bonuses and I do think that adds extra fun to the game.
  21. Another perfect example for a large established city. Would not at all fit in at present Stormhaven. So basically I'm forced to build in a large city like Arlinsport if I want to get Corrington's bonus. Bad business for giving incentive to start any new settlements on all those empty islands.
  22. Well quite frankly, I'm quite opposed to the fort rule changes altogether. Makes it so you don't want to build forts because it gives you a 100% penalty now. I mean who cares if your town gets plundered, you don't lose any personal wealth anyway so why waste expense on a passive defense. And the shame of it is thatforts was a major part of classic pirates theme.
  23. Yes, just post it as a free build but don't license it.