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  1. A Terraversan peace agreement had been reached with Oleon, and a large portion of the Corlander expeditionary forces stationed in Westface were beginning to withdraw to points across the Brick Seas. Colonel Allcock had decided to stay in Westface with the remaining soldiers for the time being to assist L'Olius in establishing the new Commonwealth, and to justify the free trade agreement Corrington enjoyed with the new state. Before the commanders of the departing forces set sail, Allcock invited them to the inn where he kept rooms to share in a celebratory toast and meat pies. In attendance were Colonel Allcock, Major Brickford, Lord Spud, Don Isaac Montoya, Captain Brickleton, Captain Cooke, and Captain Redding. Colonel Allcock led a toast: "To the new Commonwealth of Terraversa! To the Queen! To Corrington!" OOC: Wanted to try a build with dark brown accents - hadn't tried that before Licensed as a large artisan in Westface Old Roof Version:
  2. Name: Jameston Ownership: The Crown of Corrington Location: Celestia, East Prio Sea Map: Mayor: Trade Value: see accounts spreedsheet Town Bank: see accounts spreedsheet Town Income per turn/Town Expenses per turn: 115DB/150DB Who can own property in Jameston: Anyone Who can freebuild in Jameston: Anyone Description: Corrington's jewel of the Prio Seas, Jameston is a melting pot of cultures and powerhouse of commerce. Established on the 15th January 617, the first Corlanders landed in a large sheltered bay located on the western shores of Celestia. Rich with natural resources, Jameston was the first Corlander settlement in the Prio Sea, named after Queen Annetta's Grandfather, King James IV of Corrington. Located on the southern shore of Vanilla Bay, Jameston swiftly became one of the quickest growing settlements in the Empire and developed it's own unique style. Early buildings tended to have sturdy lower floors built out of locally produced stone, while colourful timber framed upper stories add a rainbow of colours not normally associated with Corrish settlements. As the settlement developed, the trend has been for more brick buildings rendered in citrus colours of greens, yellows and oranges. The small Alfred River empties into Vanilla bay at the site of the settlement, and upstream large tracts of fertile land have been cleared for sugar cane plantations. Jameston is one of the leading producers of sugar in the new world, and is the site of a Royal Sugar plantation. To the east of the settlement, think verdant jungle covers the land and here vanilla plants can be found growing naturally throughout the jungles. Corrish settlers were quick to exploit this valuable spice, the second most expensive spice known to man second only to saffron. Businesses taking advantage of the islands abundant vanilla plants are known to give investors a bonus in profits. Celestia holds perhaps the largest diversity of orchids yet seen in the world and the jungles are splashed with their bright and vibrant colours. Towards the end of 617, a rush of settlers flocked to Jameston in search of the rumoured 'Superb Orchid'. Hundreds of new species of flora and fauna were discovered and several species in particular have been labelled as the 'Superb Orchid'. It was during these expeditions that several sites were found with ruins of a long forgotten civilisation, thought to be related to the Myzec on the neighbouring island of Cascadia. A hub for the East Terran Trading Company (ETTC), Jameston hosts the majority of company military forces. ETTC troops mainly consist of mercenaries hired from the southern Nizami satrapies of the Molokoi Empire. These men are mostly drawn from the Nizam ethnic group and sign into the ETTC military for 15 years with the promise of immediate Corlander citizenship and a parcel of land in the colonies on retirement. In addition they are allowed to bring up to 5 family members with them to the new world. As such, Jameston hosts a large ethnic Nizami group who tend to live together in the south eastern section of the settlement which has become known as the Nizami Quarter. ETTC forces are mainly comprised of infantry; known as sepoys, but a small unit of lancers also compliments the force. Original Information: Builds in Jameston Please help us out by posting your a link to your Jameston builds in this thread. Licensee is Listed after the type of licence. Properties: 215/176 Size for EGS purposes - Level 16 'Large City' Required for Level 32 'Grand City': x1 commerce, x13 factories, x1 Royal. Artisans: 33 Tailor's Shop, small artisan, Ayrlego (+1 settlement size) Barbershop, small artisan, Ayrlego (+1 settlement size) The Lavender Inn, medium artisan, Ayrlego (+2 settlement size) The Garnet Inn, medium artisan, Drunknok (+2 settlement size) Basement House, small artisan, Elostirion (+1 settlement size) Captain's Daughter Inn, medium artisan, Jameston (via Blackdeathgr) (+2 settlement size) The Gilded Cup, large artisan, Gideon (+3 settlement size) The Captain's Daughter Inn, medium artisan, Mike S (+2 settlement size) The Colonist Inn, medium artisan, Faladrin (+2 settlement size) Jameston Haberdasher, small artisan, Spud the Viking (+1 settlement size) WTC Stand, small artisan, Drunknok (+1 settlement size) Wainwright, large artisan, Ayrlego (+3 settlement size) Alehouse, medium artisan, Jameston (+2 settlement size) Merrynight Tavern, large artisan, Ayrlego (+3 settlement size) Small Tavern, small artisan, Jameston (via Ayrlego) (+1 settlement size) The Sergeant's Arms, small artisan, Jameston (via Ayrlego) (+1 settlement size) Sepoy Armoury, medium artisan, Jameston (via Ayrlego) (+2 settlement size) Spice Merchant's Workshop, medium artisan, Jameston (via Ayrlego) (+2 settlement size) Commerce: 31 Office of the Allcock Trading Company, small commerce, Ayrlego (+1 settlement size) Lighthouse and Pilot's Station, medium commerce, Jameston (+2 settlement size) WTC Warehouse, medium commerce, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) 'Soldiers' Wharf, small commerce, Ayrlego (+1 settlement size) Chocolate Shop, medium commerce, Ayrlego (+2 settlement size) MAESTRO Office, small commerce, MAESTRO (via Maxim I), (+1 settlement size) Autumn Trading House, large commerce, Jameston (+3 settlement size) Post Office, small commerce, Jameston (+1 settlement size) Royal Society of Navigation and Discovery Headquarters, large commerce, RSND (via Ayrlego) (+3 settlement size) Warehouse of the RSND, medium commerce, RSND (via Drunknok) (+2 settlement size) Local Harbour Administration, medium commerce, LM71 Blackbird (+2 settlement size) Stores Detail, small commerce, RSND (via Ayrlego) (+1 settlement size) Dockyard, large commerce, Ayrlego (+3 settlement size) Spud's wharf, small commerce, Spud the Viking (+1 settlement size) Dock scene, small commerce, undisclosed owner (+1 settlement size) Spice Market, small commerce, Jameston (via Ayrlego) (+1 settlement size) Customs Post, medium commerce, Jameston (via Ayrlego) (+2 settlement size) Bakery, small commerce, Jameston (via Ayrlego) (+1 settlement size) Altonian Colonial Company, Jameston (via Ayrlego) (+1 settlement size) Factories: 19 Sugar Factory, medium factory, Drunknok (+2 settlement size) Bottle Factory, medium factory, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Jameston Distillery, large factory, Professor Thaum (+3 settlement size) WTC Musket Factory, medium factory, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) WTC Gunpowder Factory, medium factory, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Fish Drying Factory, large factory, Ayrlego (+3 settlement size) Sugar Press, medium factory, Ayrlego (+2 settlement size) Vanilla Sorting Plant, large factory, ETTC (via Ayrlego) (+3 settlement size) Residences: 86 Governor's temporary office, small residence, Ayrlego (+1 settlement size) CSC Plantation House, royal residence, Corrington (+10 settlement size) ETTC Sepoy Barracks, small residence, Jameston (+1 settlement size) Pied-à-terre, small residence, Professor Thaum (+1 settlement size) Temporary Diplomatic Office, small residence, Flavius Gratian (+1 settlement size) Converted Warehouse, small residence, Spud the Viking (+1 settlement size) Residential Wing, Montoya House, medium residence, Royal Society of Natural Philosophy (via Bregir) (+2 settlement size) Uncle's Tree House, small residence, Kai NRG (+1 settlement size) Stone residence, small residence, Flavius Gratian (+1 settlement size) Wooden residence, small residence, Flavius Gratian (+1 settlement size) Art and Culture: 8 Temple of Poseidon, small art and culture, Jameston (+1 settlement size) Oleon Consulate, medium art and culture, KotZ (+2 settlement size) White Glove Order (WGO) Lodge, small art and culture, Sir Stig (+1 settlement size) Grand Entrance Arch, Montoya House, small art and culture, Royal Society of Natural Philosophy (via Bregir) (+1 settlement size) Cascadian Temple Ruins, large art and culture, Corrington (via Ayrlego) (+3 settlement size) Educational: 17 The Academy for the Science of Sugar, large education, Drunknok (+3 settlement size) Schoolhouse, medium education, Brickwolf (+2 settlement size) Montoya House, large education Royal Society of Natural Philosophy (via Bregir) (+3 settlement size) Museum of Natural Sciences, large education, Drunknok (+3 settlement size) Botanical Gardens, large education, Elostirion, (+3 settlement size) Spud's Home of Indigenous Antiquities, small education, Spud the Viking (+1 settlement size) Plantations: 18 Vanilla plantation, medium plantation, ETTC, (+2 settlement size) Sugar plantation, royal plantation, Corrington, (+10 settlement size) Sugar plantation, small plantation, Ayrlego, (+1 settlement size) Bees and Honey, medium plantation, Elostirion, (+2 settlement size) Cotton Plantation, large plantation, Elostirion, (+3 settlement size) Mines: Forts: 3 Queen's Head Battery, small fort, Jameston (via Ayrlego) (+1 settlement size) Fort Totie, medium fort, Jameston (via Spud the Viking) (+2 settlement size) Troops: see account sheet Other Buildings: Vessels stationed here: Other related builds: Surveying Celestia, Freebuild, Ayrlego
  3. Name: Wullham (pronounced Wool-um) Ownership: The Crown of Corrington Location: Panarium, New Haven Sea Map: Mayor: Captain Jonathan Brickleton (@evancelt) Trade Value: See account summary Town Bank: See account summary Town Income per turn/Town Expenses per turn: TBD Who can own property in Wullham: Anyone Who can freebuild in Wullham: Anyone Description: Wullham is a settlement located on the small but strategically important island of Panarium. Panarium is the most northerly of the New Haven Sea islands at this longitude. The island is exposed to harsh northerly winds that have left most of the island devoid of trees. Instead, the hilly landscape is dominated by lush grassland and low shrubs. The winds bring plenty of rain but also lower the temperature significantly compared to the more tropical climate of neighboring islands. Rocky outcrops dot the grassy hillsides and add pops of color with bright lichen growth. A unique lavender-colored mineral appears in the lighter grey rocks found nearby. The small sheltered valleys that surround the coastal location chosen for the settlement are quite fertile and are ideal for grain crops. Sheep thrive in the hilly grasslands. Original Information: Builds in Wullham Please help us out by posting your a link to your Wullham builds in this thread. Licensee is Listed after the type of license. Properties: 20/30 Size for EGS purposes - Town Required for Level 3: 11 Artisans: 3 Cartwright Shop Microbuild, small artisan, Bregir Inn, medium artisan, evancelt Commerce: 1 Pier and Warehouse Microbuild, small commerce, Brickwolf Factories: 1 Wool Factory Microbuild, small factory, Mesabi Residences: 6 Hamlet Cottage Microbuild, small residence, evancelt Mayor's House, medium residence, evancelt Kate Wilson's Residence, small residence, Brickwolf Macarthur Residence, medium residence, Ayrlego Art and Culture: 1 Rock of Cashel, small cultural attraction, evancelt Educational: 0 Plantations: 3 Produce Farm in Wullham, medium vegetable plantation, Wullham (via evancelt) Traffic Jam in Wullham, small wheat plantation, evancelt Mines: 2 Wullham Quarry, rock quarry, Corrington (via Ayrlego) Forts: 3 Fort Stockton, large fort, Corrington (via evancelt) Troops: Company of 26th Foot and 18th Hussars Other Buildings: Vessels stationed here: Gunboats, Wullham Bay, evancelt Other related builds: Establishment of Wullham Settlement by Captain Brickleton, evancelt A Survey of Panarium is Conducted by Land & Sea, evancelt Prospecting in Wullham, evancelt Cavalry Drills in Wullham, evancelt New Recruits at Fort Stockton, evancelt Mushrooms for Dinner, Wullham, evancelt
  4. For the Glory of Corrington! (GoC) - A Faction Enduring Challenge Sometimes it can be difficult to find inspiration for a build or choose a direction for a storyline. Well, fear not fellow Corlanders, here is some direction for those times when you need it! The following are a set of faction endorsed cooperative building tasks to inspire and guide you on your journeys through Corrish territories in Nova Terra. GoC General Rules Builds for GoC tasks should be posted in their own thread with the tag [GoC]. You must also provide a link to your build in this thread. A progress list will be maintained in the second post of this thread. Quality - This should also be an opportunity for you to improve your building skills, so take your time and focus on quality. When presenting your build, designated members of Corrington will award you a if they feel it passes quality standards. Don't worry, we will of course take into account collection size and experience. If some minor adjustments are required, these will be suggested. Two from the reviewers are required for the build to officially count towards the challenge. It is recommended you do not de-construct your build until you receive the required from reviewers in case it requires some adjustments to pass these requirements. - By submitting an entry you agree to receive feedback from the reviewers and will accept their judgement on the matter. - All tasks have a minimum size requirement of a 20x20 (400) stud footprint (or equivalent - irregular bases are permitted as long as they meet the minimum 400 stud footprint). - Other individual requirements will be listed in each task description. Builds that do not meet the task requirements will be rejected. - Only builds posted after 1 January 2019 may count towards the GoC challenge. - Current reviewers @Ayrlego @Captain Dee @Bregir @SilentWolf @LM71Blackbird @evancelt Rewards - Complete any of the below tasks to earn the corresponding IC title for that task for one of your characters. All tasks consist of a minimum of three separate builds (entries). Some tasks will stipulate the subject of each of the three builds and may require them to be posted in a specific order. Others only require three separate builds that meet the requirements. Please read the requirements for each task carefully and ask any questions in this thread. - Each subsequent entry in a task must be significantly different from the last and should attempt to show some kind of improvement from the last, for instance using different techniques or changing the subject matter. NB: In some tasks, there might be specific requirements for the three builds defined. The idea is to glorify our faction, so you should strive to do the best within your own limitations and be proud of every GoC build. Clone builds rushed to complete tasks will not be accepted. - Complete three tasks (total of nine builds) for your main character to become a Knight in the Order of Corrington (OC) and the right to style themselves 'Sir' and use the post nominals OC. eg Sir Fredrick Mercury OC. - Complete six tasks (total of 18 builds) for your main character to receive a honorary Baronetcy within the Corlander nobility. Your new title will be announced by Royal decree when you complete the requirements. An example may be something like: Sir Fredrick Mercury OC, Baron of Feltham - Complete nine tasks (total of 27 builds) for your main character to receive a honorary Earldom within the Corlander nobility. Your new title will be announced by Royal decree when you complete the requirements. An example may be something like: Sir Fredrick Mercury OC, Earl of Finnsbrough - Complete twelve tasks (total of 36 builds) for your main character to receive a honorary Dukedom within the Corlander nobility. Your new title will be announced by Royal decree when you complete the requirements. An example may be something like: Sir Fredrick Mercury OC, Duke of Rhyeshire - Nobility titles will only be awarded to Corlanders. Foreigners are welcome to participate in any of GoC tasks and will be awarded the corresponding title if they complete an individual task; however, they will not be eligible for ennoblement. - A list of tasks is provided below. They do not have to be completed in any order and new tasks may be added from time to time as faction priorities change. GoC Task List 1. Redcoats Rule! Background: The mighty Empire of Corrington is built on several foundations, but perhaps one of the most iconic is the bright scarlet coats worn by her soldiers. With dogged stoicism, Corlander redcoats face the harshest of conditions, are unmoveable in defence and relentless in advance. The sight of the redcoats of Corrington will always strike terror in her enemies! Goals: Show us your redcoats! Requirements: Build three scenes showing soldiers of the crown going about their business in the colonies. Your build must showcase faction troops, preferably redcoats. They could be training, parading, maintaining weapons, guarding supplies, fighting dastardly pirates or treacherous natives (and winning of course!). Alternatively you may choose to build a military building (fort, barracks, armoury etc. Just remember to include plenty of redcoats!). There is no EGS requirement for this task. Your combined builds should display at least two different branches of the army; for example, infantry, cavalry, artillery, engineers etc. Title Awarded: Patron of the Army 2. The Oaken Shield Background: The backbone of Corlander power in Terra Nova is the Royal Navy. Royal Navy warships hunt pirates, raid enemy hideouts and settlements and keep trade routes open. Goal: Ensure Corlander Naval supremacy in Terra Nova. Requirements: Build three warships for commissioning in the Royal Navy, one for each of the three naval armament schemes, Gunboats for the Colonies, Sloops for the Royal Navy, and Cruisers of Terra Nova. A requirement of this task is that the completed build is handed over to the faction for licensing and deployment. Title Awarded: Master Naval Shipwright 3. The Merchant Marine Background: While the Royal Navy has been prominent in keeping the sea lanes of Terra Nova safe, the Corlander Merchant Marine has seen a slow but persistent demise. We cannot allow this decline to continue. Goal: Build up a significant fleet of merchant vessels to bring home the riches of Terra Nova. Requirements: Build three merchant vessels, one if which is offered to the Crown. These vessels should be licensable in the EGS, and must meet the following requirements. In total, your builds must make up a minimum of 12 shiplevels. One ship must be small (class 1-2), another medium (class 3-5) and one large (6+). Additionally, one build should be a historical or exotic rigging type (eg. xebec, longboat, felucca, junk, cog, carrrack, proa, polacre, etc.), one should be a fore-and-aft rig (eg. schooner, sloop, cutter, lugger, etc.), and one should be a square rigged vessel (eg. brig, snow, ship-rigged, galleon, etc.). (The predominant rigging type on a vessel determines the category) Rigging types and sizes can be combined freely. Title Awarded: Shipping Nabob 4. Purser's Network Background: The 'Oaken Shield', or ships of the Royal Navy need shore based support to be able to function and carry out their roles or defending and expanding the Empire. The fleet operates several major Naval bases in Terra Nova and these require constant expansion. Major fleet bases include Arlinsport, King's Harbour, and Port Woodhouse. Goal: Build an extensive naval support and logistics network for the Royal Navy in Terra Nova Requirements: Build a series of three scenes showing how the fleet is supported from ashore. Your scene must be in one of the settlements listed above and must be licensable in the EGS. Ownership must be transferred to the faction. Each of your scenes must be a different EGS licence type. eg. Artisan, Commerce, Factory, Education etc. Some examples could include: Naval hospital, quays and cranes, armoury, ropeyard, sail maker, powder mill, cannon foundry, tavern, cartographers, various industries for provisioning, powder depot, recruitment office, training facilities, storehouses, etc. Title Awarded: Master Purser 5. Higher Education Background: Corrington is known as a bastion of knowledge and learning. Science, mathematics and literature all flourish under Corlander patronage and Corlander schools and universities are world renowned. Thus it is only natural that this passion for education is transferred with Corlander settlers in Terra Nova. Goal: Display Corlander supremacy in the field of education and knowledge in Terra Nova. Requirements: Build a series of three scenes showcasing Corrington's commitment to knowledge and science in Terra Nova. You can complete the following three subtasks in any order. There are no set locations for these tasks. 1. Build a scene showing some aspect of education for children of the colonies. The build must be licensable as an educational property under the EGS rules. 2. Build a scene showing some kind of vocational training in a specific industry or field. For example, a college for engineers or cartographers, an academy for military officers etc. The build must be licensable as an educational property under the EGS rules. 3. Build a scene showing a place for research or higher learning. Examples could include an agricultural research institute, a university college for theoretical mathematics, a chemistry or botany laboratory etc. The build must be licensable as an educational property under the EGS rules. Title Awarded: Patron of Knowledge 6. Sweet, Sweet Corrington! Background: One of the major premises for Corrington settling the new world was access to areas suitable for the growth and harvesting of sugar cane. The settlements of Stormhaven, Port Raleigh and Jameston all have burgeoning sugar cane industries, but the demand in the old world for sugar is insatiable. Alternative sources to cane sugar have even been investigated in Mesabi Landing. Our sugar industry must be expanded! Goal: Expand Corrington’s grip on the sugar industry in the new world. Requirements: Build a series of three scenes in any of the three main ‘sugar’ settlements (Stormhaven, Port Raleigh or Jameston) showing some aspect of the industry. Your three scenes may be in the same settlement, or can be spread across all or some of them. Alternatively one of your scenes may be exploring other sources for sugar (Agave or Stevia) in Mesabi Landing. Your scene could be anything from a plantation, to the storage and processing of the raw product, or any of the products derived from sugar (eg. Rum!). Your scene must be able to be licensed in the EGS. Should you not wish to license it yourself, you may sell it or the faction will purchase it. Title Awarded: Sugar Kingpin 7. Chocolate and Coffee on Cocovia Background: One of the first islands settled by Corlanders in Terra Nova, Cocovia was so named for the abundance of Cacao plants that grow naturally on the island. Indeed the chocolate industry on the island now has a solid foundation and the demand for chocolate in the old world requires extensive expansion. The island is also thought ideal for the cultivation of coffee, although coffee plantations and industry have yet to be established. Goal: To establish monopolies on both chocolate and coffee for Corrington. Requirements: Build a series of three scenes showing the either the chocolate or coffee industries in Quinnsville or King's Harbour. Your scenes must be able to be licensed in the EGS. Should you not wish to license it yourself, you may sell it or the faction will purchase it. Your scenes must be built in the following order and the properties must be constructed in either the settlement of Quinnsville of King's Harbour. 1. Your first scene should show the growing of the raw product (coffee beans or cocoa beans) and must be licensable as a plantation under the EGS rules. 2. Your second scene should show some aspect of processing the raw product. It must be EGS licensable as a factory. 3. Your final scene should show the production or sale of the final product eg. A coffee shop or chocolatier. It must be EGS licensable as either a commercial property or artisan. Title Awarded: Colonial Cafe King 8. The Lotii Connection Background: Port Raleigh hosts a sizable Lotii community – the largest of any of Corrington’s settlements in the Brick Seas so far. These industrious arrivals have quickly adapted to live in the colonies; however, they have also transported much of their home culture with them. Many of their buildings are built in the style of their ancestral home and they have bought with them their traditional artwork, crafts and festivals. NB. The Lotii are based on a generic East Asian culture and previous depictions have displayed both Japanese and Chinese characteristics. Goal: Display Lotii culture in Port Raleigh Requirements: Build three scenes showing inhabitants of Port Raleigh with Lotii background. Your build should display some aspect of traditional Lotii culture which has been transplanted into the settlement. Examples could include teahouses, Japanese style gardens, porcelain production, Oriental style buildings or restaurants, fireworks production/sellers, street festivals etc. There is no EGS requirement for this task (although licensable builds are encouraged). Title Awarded: Honorary Lotii 9. Equines for Elizabethville Background: The rolling plains of the island of Lacryma are ideal for the breeding of horses, indeed some of the finest horses in the new world are from Elizabethville! Goal: Expand the equine industry in Elizabethville Requirements: Build three scenes showing some aspect of the breading, keeping or export of horses in Elizabethville. Examples could include a ranch, stables, racetrack, blacksmith specialising in shoeing horses, saddler, wainwright etc. Your scenes must be able to be licensed in the EGS. Should you not wish to license it yourself, you may sell it or the faction will purchase it. Title Awarded: Purveyor of Thoroughbreds 10. Daily life of the Myzec Background: The Myzec are loosely based on the Aztec civilisation and inhabit the city of Myzectlan, located in a hidden valley on Cascadia. They primarily farm maize, sweet potato and beans in 'floating island' plots or chinampas on Lake Myzec. The meat in their diet includes fish and water fowl/turkeys and dugout canoes are used to transverse the lake. Very few mammals are farmed in the Myzec valley although there are some pigs and goats. They weave cloth from goat wool and produce leather from animal hides hunted outside the valley. A basket ball type game is a very popular recreational activity. They ferment an alcoholic ale from maize. Goal: To expand the lore of the native people in the lost city of Myzectlan on Cascadia. Requirements: Build a three small scenes showing the Myzec people conducting activities from their day to day life. Some examples may include: Farming a chinampa lot, milling maize grain, making tortillas, fermenting ale, fishing, trapping ducks, repairing fishing nets, making canoes, warriors training, producing mud bricks for construction, weaving cloth, tanning hides, hunting in the jungle, making jewellery/pottery, ball games, etc There is no EGS requirement for this task (although licensable builds are encouraged). Title Awarded: Friend of the Myzec 11. Strategic Outposts Background: Some of Corrington's settlements in Terra Nova occupy vital strategic positions for the defence and expansion of the Empire but have little commercial value - they exist primarily to protect Corrington's interests. Hence these settlements tend to be smaller and more military focused. To maximise their strategic importance, they require extensive naval bases, army barracks, fortifications and logistics hubs. Currently, these include Hussar's Isle and Port Woodhouse. Until such time as more purely military outposts are created, the commercial hubs of Spudkirk and Port Raleigh, together with the developing settlements of Wullham and Brickford Landing; which all also occupy strategic locations, will be included in this task. Goal: To build up the network of Corlander strategic defences in Terra Nova. Requirements: Build a scene showing a building of strategic value in each of these important locations. Your building should be military in nature and examples could include: fortifications, quays and cranes, naval storehouses, army barracks, munitions stores and factories, etc. Your build must be licensable under the EGS rules and the ownership must be transferred to the faction. To complete this task you must build one scene in both Hussar's Isle and Port Woodhouse and a third scene in either Spudkirk or Port Raleigh. Title Awarded: Strategic Mastermind 12. Mangrove Madness Background: The settlement of Stormhaven was founded on the Isle of Serentia in the only safe port for over 400 miles. Unfortunately, despite the excellent shelter provided for ships, the location is not ideal for a settlement. Stormhaven cove is covered in mangroves which are almost impenetrable in many places. Properties within the settlement limits are build on stilts above the mangroves and raised wooden walkways provide access between properties. Further inland building is possible on land and some plantations and other properties have been established. Goal: To expand the settlement of Stormhaven Requirements: Build a series of scenes showing the unique aspects of life in Stormhaven. 1. Build two scenes showing buildings within the settlement limits. Your buildings must be in the style of the settlement ie. they must be constructed on wooden stilts above mangroves. Examples (one, two, three). Your scenes must be able to be licensed in the EGS. Should you not wish to license them yourself, you may sell them or the faction will purchase them. 2. Build a scene showing a rural property outside the settlement limits. Your scene should in some way support the settlement, for example it may be a plantation or farm, a lumber yard etc. Your scene must be able to be licensed in the EGS. Should you not wish to license it yourself, you may sell it or the faction will purchase it. Title Awarded: Swamp Magnate 13. A New Haven Success Story Background: The Eslandolan and Garvian invasion of the Isle de Medio left thousands of Mardierian settlers homeless and facing starvation. Corlander efforts to assist were met with fierce resistance from Eslandola and the resulting Nova Malto crisis was resolved by shipping large numbers of Mardierian refugees to the Corlander island of Alicentia for resettlement. Thus the settlement of New Haven was established, populated primarily with Mardierian refugees from the Mardierian-Eslandolan/Garvey conflict. Goal: Assist Mardierian resettlement in New Haven Requirements: Build a series of three scenes showing Marderian refugees settling down to life as Corlander citizens in New Haven. Your scenes must be build in the following order and the properties must be constructed in the settlement of New Haven. 1. Your first scene should show a Marderian family arriving in New Haven, show their initial lodgings and introduce their backstory (where did they come from, what did they do? Did any of their possessions survive? etc. Your build must be licensable as a residence or artisan under EGS rules. 2. Your second scene should show your Marderian Family starting work or establishing a business in New Haven. Maybe they establish a plantation (the Isle de Medio was famous for citrus plantations), or are they a master artisan who opens a workshop? Your scene must be able to be licensed in the EGS. Should you not wish to license it yourself, you may sell it or the faction will purchase it. 3. Your third scene should show your Marderian family celebrating or expressing their culture in their new settlement. Marderian culture is loosely based on Mediterranean cultures such as Italy, Greece or Spain. Perhaps they are celebrating a Marderian holiday, or preparing a traditional Marderian meal. The choice is yours! There is no requirement for this scene to be licensable under the EGS rules. Title Awarded: Humanitarian Hero
  5. (build above from earlier post Unto The Breach!) -------------------------------- The 12-pounder had blown the gate doors right off their hinges, sending them flying inward toward the town of Aurelia. As the roar of the cannon blast faded and the smoke began to clear, Captain Hunter heard shouts of "Arrêtez ! Attendez !" from the far side of the town wall. Hunter, a Naval Intelligence Officer, traded in intelligence and was well-versed in Oleonese. When he next heard an Olander yell "Paix!" he took pause and ordered the Red Sons and Ténotclaxcan warriors to hold back. Clearing his throat, Hunter shouted out, "I say old chap, did you say peace?". He followed up in Oleonese, conscious of his Corlander accent: "Je dis mon vieux, tu as dit paix?" "Yes, monsieur, word has reached us this morning that there is peace between Oleon and Corrington. A ship has arrived with news from Terraversa. We have a copy of the treaty." Taking stock of the situation, Captain Hunter reasoned he and his men had been traveling across the interior of Annetta and could very well be in the dark when it came to news of current events. "You say you have a copy of the treaty - well bring it here man!". Once the Oleander complied, Hunter reviewed the document and noted the spot on Royal Seal of Corrington next to the signature of one Montoya. "This my fine sirs does look to be the genuine article. It seems we've caused a bit of mess with your gate here. May I propose we lend a hand and help you re-door this here gate?" As the redcoats went about helping the bluecoats re-door the gate, the Ténotclaxcan warriors looked on in disgust. Soon, the natives had melted back into the jungle. ( @Faladrin ) Captain Hunter negotiated with the Oleander captain for the night's lodging before they would begin the trek back to Port Raleigh in the morning. OOC: Corrington hereby calls off the attack on Aurelia and troops are returned to their points of origin
  6. Dawn was just breaking as Major Brickford arrived at the top of the hill and extended his spyglass. There it was in the distance - the freshly constructed wooden fort at Tarlor. Corlander intelligence suggested the fort was manned, but that there were no additional Oleon expeditionary forces in the town. Brickford figured that by arriving from the east, the sun would likely be in the eyes of any defenders atop the fort walls peering at him. He sent a rider back to notify Colonel Sir Dirk Allcock that they had arrived. Allcock, the expedition commander, was traveling with the main body of their 500 man force marching overland from Westface. The force, composed of various regiments from across the Brick Seas, stretched back a lengthy distance to the southeast. After Oleon's assault on Terraversa left Kings Port, Sillitholina, Tarlor, and Pilnton in their control, Corrington came to the aid of the Terraversans to support their liberty as free citizens of the Brick Seas. The Corlander forces had been amassed in Westface, training and preparing for eventual action on the island of Terraversa. In particular, the cavalry had been running drills and leading reconnaissance missions to scout enemy locations and thoroughly know the terrain. The recon as well as additional effort spent improving roads had made their journey from Westface to Tarlor go off without a hitch, quite a feat considering the large number of 12-pounder field guns and mortars they brought with them. Brickford had strategized earlier with Allcock and the other company commanders as to the best way to take the wooden fort, and they had decided they would set up incendiary mortars behind the crest of the hill to fire westward over the fort walls. Perhaps the new wood of the palisade walls would burn. Continuing to survey the scene before him, Brickford saw some wagons full of hay halfway to the fort. As a large column of 26th Foot came over the hill, Brickford ordered a squad of 18th Hussars toward the wagons to set them ablaze. He would have them douse the fires with water to create a smokescreen. Seeing the first two of the haycarts set ablaze, Brickford tasked Captain Redding of the Royal Artillery with setting up the mortars out of sight of the fort on the far side of the hill. He knew once Allcock made his way to the front of the column the fight would commence. via @Ayrlego OOC: BTS: @KotZ @Bodi @CapOnBOBS @Ayrlego @Bregir @LM71Blackbird
  7. (Crest courtesy of @Kolonialbeamter) This thread encompasses all builds within King's Harbour and on the island of Cocovia (unless in another settlement) Military Governor's Office Outstanding contracts: - Class 1F w/ station: 40 db - Lumbermill: 25db - Coming soon: Quarry, Lumbermill, brick- and tileyard Outstanding offers: - The King's Harbour Foundation Name: King's Harbour Ownership: The Crown of Corrington Location: Cocovia Mayor: Military Governor, J. Cooke Trade Value: see accounts summary Town bank: see accounts summary Who can own property in King's Harbour: Any honourable Corlander. Further, foreigners are allowed property rights after agreement with the Governor/mayor. Who can freebuild in King's Harbour: Anyone. Maps: Location: City Map: Will be published soon. Description: King's Harbour is first and foremost a naval base, and most activity is geared towards the repair, provisioning, maintenance, and outfitting of naval and merchant vessels. Obviously, the many sailors passing through, as well as the craftsmen and workers living there, is likely to give rise to a number of secondary and tertiary services over time, as the naval base expands. Located in an excellent, defensible natural harbour, it is the perfect place for ships to refit, provision, and repair, or to take refuge from storms or enemies. The surrounding forests offers a reasonable source of cordage and timber for these purposes, as well as plenty of fruits, vegetables, and animals for provisions. Fresh water can be procured from multiple springs, or from the river flowing into the bay. The settlement is founded near a native settlement, and co-exists in close cooperation with the natives, the cultures of Corrington and the natives spilling over between them. The harbour is protected by two peninsulae, the northern arm being tall, overgrown, and rocky, and the southern more flat and accessible. Builds in King's Harbour: (Please help me out by posting a link to your King's Harbour builds in this thread.) Properties: Needed to grow to large city: 6 artisans, 1 commerce, 3 factories, (146/101) Fortress: 4 Fortress and Lighthouse, Chase Point, BrickOn, License status: Small fortress Colonial Half-battery, Mark I, Southern Arm, King's Harbour (Bregir), License status: Small fortress Modified half-battery, Northern Arm, King's Harbour (Ayrlego), License status: Medium fortress Residence: 68 Native riverside hut, King's Harbour, Bregir, License status: Small residence Cpt. Wolfson's Residence, King's Harbour, Brickwolf, License status: Small residence Lighthouse, Northern Arm, Puvel, License status: Medium residence Her Majesty's Winged Cuirassiers, King's Harbour, King's Harbour (Bregir), License status: Small residence Lawliet's house, King's Harbour, Flavius Gratian, License status: Small residence House by the River, King's Harbour, Elostirion, License status: not yet licensed Residential Neighbourhood, King's Harbour, Elostirion, License status: not yet licensed A resolution to the Prio / Sea Rats conflict?, King's Harbour, Capt Wolf, License status: Small residence Cooke's Country Residence, King's Harbour, Bregir, License status: Medium residence The Trial of Sinbad Part 4, King's Harbour, MKJoshA, License status: Small residence Plantation: 4 Cocoa Plantation, Hinterland, Ayrlego, License status: Small plantation Pig Farm, Hinterland, Puvel, License status: Small plantation Vineyard, Hinterland, Spud the Viking, License status: Small plantation Commerce: 17 Military Governor's Office, King's Harbour, Bregir, License status: Small Commerce Station for communication and Logistics vessel(s), King's Harbour, Bregir (via Kolonialbeamtr), License status: Medium commerce ETTC Warehouse, King's Harbour, ETTC (Bregir), License status: Medium commerce King's Harbour Dockside, King's Harbour, Bregir, License status: Large commerce Hiring Crews, King's Harbour, King's Harbour (via Bregir), License status: Small commerce King's Harbour Port, King's Harbour, LM71 Blackbird, License status: Large commerce Smoking Room, King's Harbour, FTA (Via Professor Thaum), License status: Small commerce Government Office, King's Harbour, Ayrlego, License status: unlicensed Dockside, King's Harbour, Gedren_Y, License status: Small commerce Notary, King's Harbour, MKJoshA, License status: Small commerce Rodsh Derr gets a letter, King's Harbour, Bart, License status: Medium commerce Education: 8 The Proceedings, King's Harbour, Royal Society of Nat. Phil. (Bregir), License status: Small education The Cutty Shark, King's Harbour, Royal Society of Nat. Phil. (Professor Thaum), License status: Small education The Royal Society School, King's Harbour, Royal Society of Nat. Phil. (Bregir), License status: Large education Agricultural Research Station, King's Harbour, ETTC (Ayrlego), License status: Large education Artisan: 14 Butcher's Shop, King's Harbour, Puvel, License status: Small artisan Department of Time, King's Harbour, Captain Dee, License status: Large artisan Physician's Office, King's Harbour, Puvel, License status:Small artisan King's Harbour Boat Sheds, King's Harbour, King's Harbour (via Bregir), License status: Medium artisan Cannon Foundry, King's Harbour, King's Harbour (via Captain Dee), License status: Medium artisan Clockmaker, King's Harbour, Bregir, License status: Small artisan Chocolatier, King's Harbour, Corrington (via Ayrlego), License status: Small artisan Workshop, King's Harbour, Captain Genaro, License status: Medium artisan Masting Sheer, King's Harbour, Bregir, License status: ?part of a Royal? not yet licensed Factory: 13 Slipway, King's Harbour, Bregir, License status: Medium factory ETTC Royal Cocoa Factory, King's Harbour, ETTC (via Collaboration), License status: Royal factory ETTC Cocoa Drying Plant, King's Harbour, ETTC (via Puvel), License status: Large factory Dee Wheelworks of King's Harbour, King's Harbour, King's Harbour (Captain Dee), License status: Large factory Art and Culture: 17 The Majestic Gardens of King's Harbour, King's Harbour, BoC (via Captain Dee), License status: Royal art and culture Government House, King's Harbour, Bregir, License status: Medium art and culture Temple of Poseidon, King's Harbour, Bregir, License status: Medium art and culture Courthouse, King's Harbour, MKJoshA, License status: Medium art and culture Government Office, King's Harbour, Mesabi, License status: Small art and culture A Shrine in the Sunshine, King's Harbour, Gedren_Y, License status: small art and culture Government Bureau, King's Harbour, Drunknok, License status: small art and culture Another Government Bureau, King's Harbour, Drunknok, License status: small art and culture Government Courtyard, King's Harbour, Ayrlego, License status: unlicensed Courthouse, King's Harbour, Flavius Gratian, License status: Medium art and culture Mine: Fontonajo's Rock Quarry, Hinterland, Elostirion, License status: Rock Quarry Vessels stationed here: Colonial Gunboat, Mark I, Class 1 A, Bregir, License status: Unlicensed Ferret, Class 1F, Bregir (KB), License status: Unlicensed Rowboat, Class 0, Bregir (KB), License status: Unlicensed Other related builds: Letters from home, Freebuild, Bregir A morning swim, Freebuild, Bregir Elena Arrives and An Invitation, Freebuild, BrickOn Prospecting on Cocovia, Freebuild, Bregir
  8. Ever since Cascadia was first settled by Corrington, the ETTC have had plans to exploit the vanilla that grows with such abundance on the island dubbed by some 'The Vanilla Isle'. Until now, the company has collected wild vanilla beans, however after months of careful research, the first vanilla plantation is beginning to produce the valuable crop. Located in the hinterland of the settlement of Jameston, a tract of land has been carefully cleared for the project. With the assistance of botanists from the Royal Society, it was found that the vanilla plant, an epiphyte that normally grows in the branches of trees in the Cascadian rainforest, can be carefully transplanted onto stakes for commercial production. Detail of the vanilla plant grafted onto a stake.
  9. While most Corlander officers found quarter at the inns of Westface, NCOs and troopers kept camp in a number of large tent cities. Strategically, the presence of the encampments in the outskirts of Westface added another layer of defense to the town. As Colonel Sir Dirk Allcock looked on at soldiers from the 26th Foot, Elizabethville Militia, and Royal Artillery standing in line together for delicious-smelling fresh fish porridge, he thought fondly of how the gathering of different units from across the Brick Seas presented an unusual opportunity for diverse groups of Corlanders to mingle and share stories of their colonies. Even if the seemingly inevitable fight with Oleon didn't materialize, for the soldiers rallied at Westface the gathering would be a reference point for years to come.
  10. After returning from their reconnaissance mission to scout out terrain in eastern Terraversa, Colonel Sir Dirk Allcock and Major Brickford gather Corlander officers in camp to review gathered intelligence and to delegate preparatory tasks.
  11. After returning to Port Raleigh from his reconnaissance mission to observe Aurelia's defenses, Captain Hunter exchanged his plainclothes for an officer's uniform. He met with the commanding officers of the 33rd Regiment "Red Sons" and Port Raleigh Militia at Flynn Blockhouse to describe the mission they were about to embark on. The following morning, a large contingent of 210 soldiers sailed upriver to the headwaters of Queen's River. There they were joined by 40 Ténotclaxcan warriors raised in Elisabethtown. The Ténotclaxcans had a good relationship with the Corlanders, having traded with them successfully for many years. The native warriors led the group overland along ancient interior paths toward the northeast corner of the island. The group approached Aurelia from the west. Aurelia had only one small fort which was positioned offshore on a small island. By keeping Batterie Royale directly on the opposite side of the city from their approach, the joint Corlander / Eslandolan force hoped the fort would be unable to fire on them for fear of hitting the settlement. As they slowly inched closer to the edge of the jungle, Captain Hunter had the 33rd deploy a 12-pounder to the side of the path. A prickly canpear fell from the tree canopy overhead, causing the soldiers to momentarily freeze in their tracks. Finally in position, the troops crouched low, ready to spring into action once their presence was known. Taking sight of Aurelia's western gate, the artillerymen let loose the field gun with a mighty roar. The shot collided heavily with the gate, blowing it off its hinges. The combined force rushed toward the now open entryway. Unto the breach! @Bodi, @KotZ, @CapOnBOBS, @Keymonus, @Bregir, @Capt Wolf, @Faladrin More Pictures:
  12. The Corlander Army has amassed a large number of field pieces of various size at their Westface Camp. Major Brickford talks with Captain Redding of the Royal Artillery after the artillery unit successfully ran through a speed drill with their 12 pounders. Captain Redding, a veteran of many previous engagements, is confident they are ready to face Oleon should they meet on the battlefield.
  13. After returning from a reconnaissance mission across eastern Terraversa with Colonel Allcock, Major Brickford oversees a group of 47th Foot as they use machetes, hatchets, axes, and chains to clear and expand the single tracks that crisscross the interior. If the Corlander Army needs to bring field artillery north, they'll be ready!
  14. In response to the war now declared with Oleon, the Corrington Admiralty has opened a primary Naval Intelligence Office in Port Woodhouse. Naval Intelligence officers are responsible for manning Corlander naval communication structures, inventing new means for inter-ship communication, developing written ciphers, and maintaining networks of undercover operatives. Their new presence in Port Woodhouse signals the focus given to technological advancement within the Corlander armed forces. The recent introduction of optical telegraph relay stations across the Brick Seas has greatly aided quick communication between ships and settlements. Lieutenant Keeling (right tower) is experimenting with a new flag-based semaphore method where individual flags represent letters. He signals down to the larger seaside mast-based semaphore tower and later will ride down to see how well the crew took down his message. Intelligence Captain Hunter meets with visiting Post-Captain Seward and explains the newest ciphers his crew will need to communicate written orders securely. ------------------------- @Ayrlego's Port Woodhouse builds are stunning and are what originally drew me to BotBs. I wanted to try one out! Making the tile pattern around the fountain was pretty fun. Submitted for license to Corrington as part of Glory of Corrington Task 11: Strategic Outposts
  15. Location: Quinnsville Type: Medium Educational Quinnsville had grown quickly over the last few years, and with the establishment of the University of Quinnsville in 619, the students were already crowded on the campus. Fortunately, a grant by a mysterious benefactor had allowed them to build a new library to help ease some of the campus's crowding issues. Today however, someone had illegally parked a small horse drawn cart in front of the main entrance. As Campus security ticketed the cart, an official Corrish Messenger walked towards the library... "So after a party last year, I tell Mayor Brickwood that the library in the main building was too small. Like, you could barely haul kegs through some of the doors. Sure you could get them through the main doors, but like, into the library? It was just too tight a corridor." Said the Count to his loyal accountant Darby. "And I tell him that the WTC could fix the problem with a WTC-Brand hammer, and about 15 minutes. But apparently, the "construction" zoning "laws" in this 'town' prohibit it." Continued the Count, gesturing wildly. "Just please tell me why we're in Quinnsville." Said Darby, understandably exasperated. "Look over there." Said the Count, pointing to a carved sandstone head. "So I tell him that if we can't make the library doors bigger, than we just need a separate library to hold keg parties in." Said the Count. "And he gets annoyed, and starts going off about how that's not at all what university libraries are for." Continued the Count. "Anyways, I say, 'Sir,. You need a party library, I'll buy, do you want a red one or a grey one? He kinda scowls at me, but I took that as permission to fund the construction of a new, better, library with appropriate doors for moving large bottles through. Oh, and I picked grey." Darby looked at a small bust of an unidentifiable head. "They did get my hair wrong." Said the Count, no less enthused. "But true art resists interpretation." "Someone chipped the 'o' off on your title, Count" said Darby, dryly. The two were interrupted by a formal messenger. "Count Mesabi of Debonshire, you have a formal correspondence from the Crown of Corrington." "Thank you gentlemen. The Queen thanks you for your service." Said the Count in a suspiciously formal tone. "Darby, we must get going, we are needed in a formal capacity." Without a moments hesitation, the Count power-walked outside, leaving Darby and the messengers behind. "Count, what's going on?" yelled Darby, hurrying after him. "We have work to do!" the Count said, mounted the horse, and untied it from the post. Darby hurried after him. "The last time we had 'work' to do, I was on a boat in the south for over a year!" he muttered. FIN Thanks for viewing my build! I've been meaning to do an educational build in Quinnsville since @lm71blackbird put out that amazing university build about a year ago, but I never got around to it until now. The build went through a few iterations. Originally the second floor was far more plain, and was essentially white paneling. Fortunately, @Ayrlego gave me some great ideas, including setting the paneling in half a tile, which really made it pop in my opinion. This build is a GOC build, task 5. @Bregir, @Ayrlego , @Captain Dee , @SilentWolf As for the story, no harm intended towards Quinnsville, I always like seeing your settlement grow LM71, and I enjoy being a part of it. Please understand any misnaming, is just me having the Count be rude IC. What is in the Count's mysterious note from the crown? We'll see! (hint, I love Corrington!) Shots without figures
  16. A company of 26th Foot pass by the pickets to enter camp after patrolling the surrounding area, while a group of 18th Hussars heads out to reconnoiter Oleon positions. Soldiers of the Elizabethville Militia and 47th Foot look on.
  17. Part One is here Part Two is here Captain Brickleton figured the group must have traveled 125 miles in their journey from one end of Terraversa to the other. Based on the maps he'd consulted before their trip, the distance was only 110 miles as a crow flies but they weren’t crows. The track they followed through the interior connected Atwi villages and thus wandered here and there. Lord Spud had to admit some grudging respect for Brickleton's ability to choose the correct path each time. The group's path was also circuitous because Consul Montoya's horse wandered off the single track quite often as he pondered a butterfly or giant centipede he'd caught in the corner of his eye. Brickleton was ever so grateful for Montoya's steady aide Baker, who would direct Montoya back to the group. Lord Spud and Brickleton were also grateful for the questions Baker asked around their nightly campfires. While none of the men were especially outgoing, Baker drew them out by innocently asking about their past adventures and current initiatives. Captain Brickleton showed them all the native constellations he'd learned in Elizabethville from the Onondaga. He also let them know of his hopes regarding the beautiful Elsabeth Stockton. Lord Spud described his grand plans for the nascent Spudkirk settlement, and Brickleton took note as he was also guiding Wullham as that settlement's new commander. Via a description of a particularly beautiful moth, Montoya recounted the adventurous tale of how he and Baker had arrived by raft on a deserted island. Brickleton and Lord Spud admired the resourcefulness of the pair. Brickleton didn’t like to be a stickler for appearances, but he reasoned that as a representative of Her Majesty's Armed Forces his refined appearance to Oldis at Pamu would be a sign of respect. Since he'd already exchanged his officer's uniform for a more travel-ready trooper's set at Westface, shaving was the least he could do. As they approached Pamu, he decided the benefits outweighed the risks and he paused the group to shave his mustache with a sharp dagger while looking at his reflection in a pool of fresh water. They were greeted by Pamu town guards and directed into the town. Brickleton couldn't help but notice the expressions of relief he saw on the faces of townsfolk when they saw his red uniform. Now for the reason they'd come...
  18. Captain Hunter was on special assignment from the Naval Intelligence Office in Port Woodhouse. Tasked with observing bluecoat defenses and detecting weaknesses, he and Lieutenant Ryland had been camped outside the city for a week taking detailed notes. They recorded when each shift of guards took their post and when officers made their rounds. There were far fewer sentries manning the battery defenses than Hunter would have imagined. He asked Ryland to take special note that at 2PM each afternoon when shifts changed there was a period of roughly 15 minutes when only one sentry manned the whole of the western parapet! That little oversight by the garrison could be the key to the city!
  19. Location: Mesabi Landing Type: Royal Collab Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 It was a breezy day in Mesabi Landing, as the winds of change blew through the dusty settlement. Karl Mordo stood on the WTC VIP dock, waiting for the arrival for Count Mesabi. “Now, the Count has always been insane. Unfortunately, after his return from the south, he’s only grown more egomaniacal, and crazy. He’s also very lethal. Unfortunately, we can't strike first. We'll need to wait till he attacks.” Said Mordo in a concerned tone. He peered out into the water towards the approaching rowboat. “I knew the danger when I signed on, sir.” Said the WTC Elite Guard. “Good," replied Mordo, "I have already prepared the pension for your widow. It is possible he may decide to orphan your children as well, so there are funds allocated for a new orphanage.” Replied Mordo stoically. “Is it a coal mining orphanage, like the other one?” asked the guard. “It may be a coal mining orphanage, like the other one...” MEANWHILE The rowboat bobbed in the water as Count Mesabi and Darby were rowed towards the shore. “Alright Darby." Said the Count, "The man we’re set to meet is very dangerous. His work in the Telvoki campaign of the Juniper War earned him the name, ‘The Ripper.’ He’s going to try and have us killed. We'll wait for him to strike first” Darby: “Wait! We hired a guy with the nickname 'The Ripper?!?' Why?!?” Said Darby, realizing his life was once again in danger. Mesabi: “I remember his resume being near the top of the pile. Anyways, expect a sniper team, and perhaps cannons…” Said the Count with the same regard for the statement as his tea order earlier that morning. The Rowboat found it's way to the pier. The Count and Darby disembarked, and began to walk towards Mordo. “Hi there, Karl. Glad to finally meet you…” Said the Count, with more than a hint of paranoia. “And Hi to you, Count Mesabi. Glad of you to Grace the settlement….” Replied Mordo, with slightly more paranoia. “I hope we can discuss business” Continued the Count, accentuating more of his words. His eyes darted the horizon, looking for snipers. Karl: “Yes, business is to be Discussed. Shall we?” Finished Karl, not venturing out further onto the dock in case it exploded. The two continued into the settlement.... TO BE CONTINUED.... Continuing Mesabi's story of his journey towards Fatu Hiva. I hope this build looks polished enough, but @Darnok is going to find some brick I didn't push down. I had fun writing the story for this one, but it took a few drafts. I resisted the urge to have an action sequence, but I think it's better without one. C&C appreciated! pt. 3, coming soon...
  20. After Captain Brickleton's horse lost a shoe, Lieutenant Tennyson gave him a ride home. Brickleton was glad to see that his attendant had the fires going inside - there was a chill in the air. Brickleton had chosen the spot for his home during an early scouting survey. When he saw the magnificent oak next to a small stream, he knew he would build his house next to it. With so few trees on the island of Panarium, a mature oak was to be treasured. Licensed as a medium residence in Wullham
  21. Name: Mesabi Landing Ownership: Wayfarer Trading Company , via the Crown of Corrington Location: Argentia, East Prio Sea Map: Mayor: Count Mesabi . Trade Value: see accounts spreedsheet Town Bank: see accounts spreedsheet Who can own property in Mesabi Landing: Anyone Who can freebuild in Mesabi Landing: Anyone Description: Pax Corlandia was a dangerous incident for all sides involved. With the Corrish occupation of Nova Malto, battle lines were drawn, and names were made. One of these names was Captain Mesabi, who was annointed Count for his bravery (or lunacy?) during the incident. After the whole Nova Malto incident, the Corrington Colonial Council decided to do something to about the troublesome - now Count - Mesabi. The solution was simple: send him to a faraway island. Isle 14, AKA Keep-Yer-Boots-On, AKA Argentia, was decidedly the right place. Littered with waste from passing ships, cacti, crabs with hats, and mysterious plants, Argentia is perhaps the most depressing of the Islands of the Prio Sea - and a perfect place to keep Mesabi from causing more trouble. Undeterred, Count Mesabi established a settlement on the barren island, naming it after himself. Newly ennobled, he seeks to make the settlement the greatest in the Prio seas, at all costs. The settlement has grown quickly, becoming a haven for exiles, outlaws, and traders from all known (and sometimes unknown) nations. The WTC unofficially controls the town, despite the protests of the Crown. However, the settlement remains a rough place, and at the same time an eldorado for those looking for adventures, glory - and profits. Original Information: Builds in Mesabi Landing Please help us out by posting a link to your Mesabi Landing builds in this thread. Each builder is listed after the type of licence. Properties: 254/300 Size for EGS purposes - Level 32 'Grand City' Required for Level 64 'Capital City': x32 artisan, x26 commerce, x27 factory and x5 education. Four royal properties are needed as well. NPC Residences: 89 Residences: 10 Mesabi Residence, medium residence, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Home of Miss Agnes Winterbottom, small residence, Brickwolf (+1 settlement size) A Merrynight Story, small residence, Mesabi (+1 settlement size) Ralph Clutchingtons residence, medium residence, LM71Blackbird (+2 settlement size) Timber frame house, medium residence, LM71Blackbird (+2 settlement size) Somewhere to live, medium residence, Lord Buckethead (+2 settlement size) Factories: 37 Mesabi Landing Foundry, medium factory, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Foundry No. 2, medium factory, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Metal Foundry, medium factory, LM71Blackbird (+2 settlement size) Bricks for Mesabi Landing!, medium factory, Darnok (+2 settlement size) Inky Brewsters, large factory, Mesabi (+3 settlement size) Barrels!, medium factory, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) WTC Shipyards, large factory, Darnok (+3 settlement size) Hydrological Harvesting, large factory, Mesabi (+3 settlement size) Royal Shipyard of Mesabi Landing & Executive Offices, royal factory, Mesabi (+10 settlement size) Miscellaneous Goods, medium factory, Darnok (+2 settlement size) Books for the people, large factory, Mesabi (+3 settlement size) Railside Moonshine, small factory, Mesabi (+1 settlement size) Shot Tower, medium factory, Darnok (+2 settlement size) Artisans: 32 "Fallingwater" pub, small artisan, Maxim I (+1 settlement size) "Twin Palms" inn, medium artisan, Ayrlego (+2 settlement size) Office of the "WTC Monthly", small artisan, Darnok (+1 settlement size) "Blue Dragon" tavern, medium artisan, Darnok (+2 settlement size) Peterson's Discount Boat and Scavenge, medium artisan, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Coal transportation in Mesabi Landing, medium artisan, Lord Buckethead (+2 settlement size) Chef Curtis' bakery, medium artisan, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Rotating Meat, small artisan, Legostone (+1 settlement size) Something Fishy, medium artisan, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Tuber Tavern, medium artisan, Darnok (+2 settlement size) Aqueduct and laundry store, large artisan, Mesabi (+3 settlement size) The Yellerbelly Inn, large artisan, Mesabi (+3 settlement size) Tuber's Shop'n'Farm, large artisan, Darnok (+3 settlement size) Pub "Chapter 6", large artisan, Mesabi & Darnok (+3 settlement size) Green Line, Market Street Station, large artisan, Darnok (+3 settlement size) Commerce: 38 Mesabi Landing Stockpile, medium commerce, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Yet another warhouse, small commerce, Mesabi (+1 settlement size) Mesabi Landing - The Harbour, large commerce, Darnok (+3 settlement size) Office of Agnes Mesabi, small commerce, Mesabi (+1 settlement size) WTC Sales Division, medium commerce, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Arriving in Mesabi Landing, small commerce, Lord Buckethead (+1 settlement size) Market place in Mesabi Landing, medium commerce, Darnok (+2 settlement size) Small WTC warehouse, small commerce, Darnok (+1 settlement size) Waymart Flagship Store, large commerce, Darnok (+3 settlement size) Royal Dock, medium commerce, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Small pier, small commerce, Darnok (+1 settlement size) Outdoor Sausage Smoker, small commerce, LM71Blackbird (+1 settlement size) "One boat, two boats, three boats...", large commerce, Darnok (+3 settlement size) Harbour Administration, medium commerce, Darnok (+2 settlement size) Small dock, small commerce, Mesabi (+1 settlement size) Mesabi Landing Oktoberfest, medium commerce, Darnok (+2 settlement size) Mesabi Landing Loading and Freight, large commerce, Mesabi (+3 settlement size) WTC Offices, large commerce, Mesabi (+3 settlement size) Merrymas Market 618, large commerce, Darnok (+3 settlement size) "The WTC needs YOU!", small commerce, Darnok (+1 settlement size) Art and Culture: 13 Mesabi Monument, small art and culture, Darnok (+1 settlement size) Crashing a wedding, medium art and culture, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Egg-tion in Mesabi Landing!, small art and culture, Darnok (+1 settlement size) Celebrating Easter, medium art and cuture, Darnok (+2 settlement size) Flying Fish Fountain, small art and culture, LM71Blackbird (+1 settlement size) Mesabi Landing's Got Talent, small art and culture, Darnok (+1 settlement size) Agnes Mesabis private chapel, small art and culture, Mesabi (+1 settlement size) The Paradise Isles Cup, large art and culture, Darnok (+3 settlement size) "Praise be for food and beer!", small art and culture, Darnok (+1 settlement size) Education: 10 Library of Learning, large education, Mesabi (+3 settlement size) Karst Geographers, medium education, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Laboratory of Doctor Edmund Vesper, medium education, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Mesabi Landing Gamma School, large education, Darnok & Lord Buckethead (+3 settlement size) Plantations: 12 Poppy plantation, small plantation, Mesabi (+1 settlement size) Agave plantation, small plantation, Darnok (+1 settlement size) Stevia plantation, small plantation, Darnok (+1 settlement size) Potatoes for the people, medium plantation, Darnok (+2 settlement size) Brickford Plantation, small plantation, LM71Blackbird (+1 settlement size) Millet plantation, large plantation, Darnok (+3 settlement size) Agave plantation, medium plantation, Darnok (+2 settlement size) Jubaea plantation, small plantation, Darnok (+1 settlement size) Mines: 4 Staking a claim on Argentia, prospecting build (coal), Darnok Mesabi Landing Daycare and Coal Mine, mine, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) More prospecting on Argentia, prospecting build (quarry rock), Darnok Mesabi Landing Rock Quarry, mine, Darnok (+2 settlement size) Lord Buckethead Mining Co., prospecting build (coal), Lord Buckethead Tactical prospecting, prospecting build (salt), Mesabi Gold at last?, prospecting build (iron), Darnok Forts: 7 Fort Agravia, medium fortress, Mesabi (+2 settlement size) Fort Mesabi, medium fortress, Darnok (+2 settlement size) West Shield, large fortress, Darnok (+3 settlement size) North Quarter: 3 Green Street: #1 | #2 | #3 | . each an unlicensed small residence, Darnok (+3 settlement size) Troops: - Vessels stationed here: - Other related builds: Pax Crablandia, Kai NRG Landing on Argentia, Mesabi A letter to Colonel Allcock, Darnok Restoring Order (Part I), Ayrlego Restoring Order (Part II), Ayrlego Planning North Quarter, Darnok WTC Advent Calendar 2018, Darnok Era III?, Darnok "Disaster at Mesabi Landing" storyline: Setup The Devastation of Oldtown, Darnok For Whom The Bell Tolls, Roadmonkeytj The Flooded District, Mesabi Walking the ruins, Mesabi Cobbling together a street, Mesabi The WTC needs YOU!, Darnok Conclusion Find a discussion of the rebuilding organisation here.
  22. First of all: do NOT use this topic to bump old threads and do NOT ask any question here. All comments should be asked in the BoBS discussion thread. To all the mayors and responsibles of a settlement: please make one and only one post for each settlement, using the following format: I will then link all settlements in this first post. Index: Settlements of BoBS The world of BoBS is large, and contains many large and small settlements, ranging from hamlets to capitals. This thread is the place where they are all indexed! Corrington Arlinsport, Tiberia Black Beach, Gunpowder Island Brickford Landing, Annettaskrona Elizabethville, Lacryma Camp Isaac, Cascadia Hussar's Isle, Cocovia Jameston, Celestia King's Harbour, Cocovia Mesabi Landing, Argentia Mooreton Bay, Alicentia Myzectlan, Cascadia New Haven, Alicentia Port Raleigh, Annetta (aka Berelli or Blueton) Port Woodhouse, Garma's Key Quinnsville, Cocovia Spudkirk, Avestia Stormhaven, Serentia Wullham, Panarium Eslandola Bardo, An Toli Ceniza Bajo, Eileanne neh Luithhr (aka Luther Islands) (New Haven Sea island #9) Chiquita, Chiquara (New Haven Sea island #1) Elysabethtown, Berelli (aka Annetta or Blueton) Fortaleza Victoria, Isla de Victoria Fuerte Unido, Isla de Victoria Hojaroja, Otoño Interlagos, Maldria Lakor, Isla de Victoria La Puebloto, Isla de Victoria Mehit, Isla de Victoria Montario, Nelissa Nova Malto, Isla de Victoria Nova Terreli, Nellisa Pontelli, Nellisa Port Wilks, Isla Phillipe Puerto Alijo, Torrach Bonn Puerto Desafio, Isla de Victoria Punto Sur, Maldria Salida Este, Ferro Azure Trador, La Sombra Weelond, An Holli Oleon Acropolis, Pharos Astrapi, Île de Zeus Breshaun, Le Bellan Cecropia, Île de Tyche Dragonstone (now Aurelia), Blueton (aka Annetta or Berelli) Eltina, Le Bellan Fatu Hiva, Île d'Or Fort Arltrees, El Oleonda Jiangkai, El Oleonda Lavalette, Stéphanique Nouveau Oleandia, île Dionysus Windfall Island, Stéphanique Sea Rats Bastion, The Nest of Thieves Charlatan Bay, Infero Pordejon Haven, Isla del Diablo Hellion, Raider's Haven Moray's Den, Isla del Diablo Poppy Port, Sabre Island Rassilon, The Nest of Thieves Takashii, The Nest of Thieves Tortuga, Sea Turtle Island The Sereen Cay, The Rock New Nassau, Blond Beach/Mud Beach Island (island 21) NPC Settlements Alexport, Ilse de Romantica, The Grand Duchy of Prio
  23. This thread encompasses all builds within Elizabethville and on the Corrington claimed island of Lacryma. Name: Elizabethville Ownership: Crown Location: Lacryma Mayor: Tom Mercer (SilentWolf) Trade Value: See account sheet Who can own property in Elizabethville: Anyone Who can freebuild in Elizabethville: Anyone Map: To be released someday About the settlement of Elizabethville: Elizabethville is founded on the island of Lacryma which was discovered by Micah and the other members of the WETEC while searching for new islands to the East. They found there a friendly local tribe, and were informed that the island had many other tribes as well. The partners founded a horse ranch in the area near there discovery of a cave. This was the beginning of the settlement that is growing as new settlers arrive from all parts of Corrington and the brickworld. The geography of Lacryma is mostly pedestrian looking plains with plenty of trees scattered about along with a few small forests. There is no great harbor on the island, but several places to anchor a ship safely. Builds in Elizabethville, a level 4 Large Town: Properties to reach level 8 City Residences: 2 Factories: 4 Artisans: 3 Commerce: 3 Education: 0 Art & Culture: 0 Other Licensed Builds: 10 Licensed properties (38): 1. Residence (6) Chief's Longhouse S-Licensed Captain's Residence S-Licensed On the Frontier S-Licensed Cole Family Residence S-Licensed Mayor Tom Mercer's Residence S-Licensed Natural Growth Residence - 1 2. Factory (4) From all over they have come M-Licensed Micro Mill M-Licensed 3. Plantation (6) Horse Ranch (Includes these two builds: Defending Horses against Pirates and Unexpected Attack) M-Licensed Ahoy, Fishermen! S-Licensed To Make Ends Meet S-Licensed On Lacryma M-Licensed 4. Mine (2) Mercury Mine (Hi, ho, quicksilver, away!) - Licensed 5. Artisan (5) Preservation of Food S-Licensed The Bittersweet Mug M-Licensed Tomahawk Makers Longhouse S-Licensed Small Inn S-Licensed 6. Commerce (5) Trading with the Whole Village L-Licensed Founding a Colony M-Licensed 7. Education (3) The Present Will Be History L-Licensed 8. Art and Culture(4) The Art of Horses and War M-Licensed A Fountain S-Licensed Thanksgiving in Elizabethville S-Licensed 9. Forts (2) Fort di Legno M-Licensed Other Mocs (2) Where Only the Strange Men Go... The First Election We have found gold! Letters to be written (Please help me out by posting a link to your Elizabethville builds in this thread as well as what category they are licensed as.)
  24. Sloops for the Royal Navy Citizens of Corrington, shipwrights of the Brick Seas, and boatyards of Terra Nova. The Royal Navy hereby initiates a building program for mid-sized warships to safeguard the shipping lanes of the colonies. This building program includes three types of vessels with each a different purpose, mainly within the classes 3 and 4. Class 3 vessels will be bought into the service for 50 dbs and class 4 vessels for 60 dbs. Island defenses The success of the Corlander gunboats have led the admiralty to propose larger vessels of similar types akin to the galleys of old. Oar and wind powered warships with heavy guns, typically carried fore and aft. Low range, high manoeuvrability and heavy firepower makes them perfect to complement the gunboats for inshore defences. Royal Customs and Pilot Corps With trade on the rise, the Royal Navy Customs and Pilots Corps is in need of swift vessels for conveyance of pilots and customs officers, and to hunt down smugglers and privateers. Highly manoeuvrable cutters, luggers and schooners with light armament and reasonable range. Sloops-of-War The Royal Terra Novan Navy is in need of mid-sized warships to cover escort duties, general patrolling and similar. Typically well-balanced vessels, often brig- or snow-rigged, and able to sail the high seas. Once a design has been submitted, the Navy Board will review it, and send any requests for change back to the constructor. (OOC: You may be asked to improve on your design to have it accepted, so it may be prudent to present the WIP before rigging.) For the first 9 vessels, the best design of every three vessels commissioned will be awarded with a prize from the stock of dry-docked captures. (Class 3 or 4 vessel) The Crown will assign these vessels to colonial enclaves as they are finalised, based on tactical needs. Signed Rear-Admiral Fletcher Commander, Royal Terra Novan Fleet PS. The Allcock estate has most graciously offered to finance this incentive, for which the crown is most grateful.
  25. Name: Port Woodhouse Ownership: The Crown of Corrington Location: Garma's Key, in the Garma Strait, East Prio Sea Map: Mayor: Trade Value: See account summary Town Bank: See account summary Town Income per turn/Town Expenses per turn: 99DB/100DB Who can own property in Port Woodhouse: Anyone Who can freebuild in Port Woodhouse: Anyone Description: Port Woodhouse is a settlement located on the small but strategically important island of Garma's Key. Garma's Key is a small low laying island located astride the Garma Strait that separates the Islands of Celestia and Cascadia. The sea directly around the key is shallow and hosts coral reefs, but the south eastern coast is deep enough to harbour larger ships. It is on the south western coast where the settlement has been established. This strategic position guards the entrance to Safety Bay, a large deep water bay in which an entire fleet could easily shelter. The settlement itself sits on the most southern point of Garma's Key and the adjacent small tear-dropped shaped island just to the south has been earmarked for the sight of giant fortifications to guard the entry to Safety Bay. A naval base is also being established to protect Corlander commerce in the region. The settlement's purpose as a naval and military outpost, together with its unsuitability for cash-crop agriculture, have resulted in it being dwarfed in size by neighbouring commercial settlements such as Jameston and Mesabi Landing. Despite this, Port Woodhouse looks to be growing into the administrative capital and the seat of Corlander Colonial government in the Paradise Islands. The crabs that are abundant on the island are prized for the taste of their meat, and the island has quickly become known for the quantity of it's seafood. Properties licensed to exploit this have been observed to make a slightly larger profit than other similar properties. Original Information: Builds in Port Woodhouse Please help us out by posting your a link to your Port Woodhouse builds in this thread. Licensee is Listed after the type of licence. Properties: 47/61 Size for EGS purposes - Level 4 'Large Town' Required for Level 8 'City': 19 properties of any type including: x4 factories and x1 art and culture. Artisans: 10 Pottery Workshop,small artisan, Ayrlego (+1 settlement size) Armoury, medium artisan, Port Woodhouse (via Ayrlego) (+2 settlement size) Heffrington's Inn, medium artisan, RSND (+2 settlement size) Swordsmith, medium artisan, Port Woodhouse (via Ayrlego) (+2 settlement size) Cavalry Stables, large artisan, Port Woodhouse (via Ayrlego) (+3 settlement size) Commerce: 8 Crabber's Rock, medium commerce, Ayrlego (+2 settlement size) Seafood Stall, small commerce, Ayrlego (+1 settlement size) ETTC Office, medium commerce, ETTC (+2 settlement size) Adminstrative Offices, large commerce, Port Woodhouse (via Ayrlego) (+3 settlement size) Factories: 4 Brickworks, large factory, Port Woodhouse (via Ayrlego) (+3 settlement size) Pump Station, small factory, Port Woodhouse (via Ayrlego) (+1 settlement size) Residences: 9 Infantry Barracks, medium residence, Port Woodhouse (via Ayrlego) (+2 settlement size) Blackwood's Lodgings, medium residence, Ayrlego (+2 settlement size) Officer's Barracks, small residence, Legonaut (+1 settlement size) Private Residence, small residence, Port Woodhouse (via Ayrlego) (+1 settlement size) Fortified Barracks, large residence, Port Woodhouse (via Ayrlego) (+3 settlement size) Art and Culture: 2 Gallows, small culture, Port Woodhouse (via Ayrlego) (+1 settlement size) Customs Office, small culture, Corrington (via Puvel) (+1 settlement size) Educational: 7 Naval Medicine Research Centre, medium education, Port Woodhouse (via Ayrlego) (+2 settlement size) Office of the Royal Corps of Engineers, small education, Lord Buckethead (+1 settlement size) Bayonet Drill, small education, Ayrlego (+1 settlement size) Naval Intelligence Office, large education, Corrington (via evancelt) (+3 settlement size) Plantations: 1 Farm House, small plantation, Port Woodhouse (via Ayrlego) (+1 settlement size) Mines: Forts: 5 Tower Battery, medium fort, Port Woodhouse (via Ayrlego) (+2 settlement size) Fort Edwards, large fort, Corrington (via Legonaut) (+3 settlement size) Troops: 1st Battalion, Queen's Mardierian Legion Other Buildings: The Arrival of Edward Brown, Legonaut (+1 settlement size) Vessels stationed here: Other related builds: