Traveling to the West

Today, we delve into the third district!

 

Today’s journey takes us away from Main Street and the northern area and drops us off in the west. Of the three districts in this super special kingdom, this is the section that has been the most neglected.  Ok, perhaps neglected isn’t the correct word, it has such a negative connotation. How about underdeveloped? That sounds a little better! Today, the most underdeveloped district gets a little love!

Before it gets the love, this land needs some special attention to get it ready.  Not sure why this reference popped in my head, but it’s like Katniss after she volunteers as District 12’s tribute and her Capital-given beauty consultants have to get her “civilized” before her meeting with Cinna in the Hunger Games.

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Random reference to a book series, I know, but appropriate for the slide show above, right?


 

Hooray! Today is special! You don’t only get one slide show, but you get two for the price of one. Yes, you read that correct; it’s a BOGO slideshow, two for the price of free!

I don’t know a lot about what I want to do in this area yet.  My first, initial, thoughts are to make this mostly residential. See? I have a sign that says it.

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It’s posted on a sign, so it must be true? Right? Like the internet?

Anyway, yeah, regarding lore, I thought that as the city grew, places to live became more and more scarce. Obviously, this is the best place ever to want to live, so the city expanded.  As the city grew, it developed closer and closer to the dwarves.  Perhaps this could be a cause for the animosity and tension between the two kingdoms? This is a line of thought that I need to continue in the future. Hmmmmmmmm……

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At some point, the dwarves offer assistance in a gesture of friendship.  This excites me for a variety of reasons, but primarily it excites me due to being able to get away from building with wood!  I can use concrete and stone and then use wood as an accent!

In addition to getting fun building materials, I was thinking about taking using some ideas and influence from Skyrim.  (If you’ve not played it and are a fan of fantasy, I would recommend it. Be warned, it’s a loooooong game, especially if you are a completionist like me.)  Anyway, in Skyrim, there is a city (Markarth?) built into a mountain.  Perhaps I can push into the stone mountain and build some residences there.

There is a lot of potential in this area, and it will be fun to use a different build style and palette.  We’ll be in this area for the next couple of posts, so expect more updates and thoughts!  I’ve not written lore for quite a while, so including some more of that is also a goal.

Until next time!