The Founding of Jewelspar

After we got our small farm up and running, we started thinking more about the nearby coastline. Bognus has always wanted to build boats, so we knew that we’d want some sort of dock-type area – which made us realize that we were probably going to have to place a deed. With the amount of work we were going to be doing, there was no way we wanted to leave it open for someone else to deed over! Suddenly our little farm plan turned into something quite a bit larger…

Using WPlanner, we mapped out an approximate layout of the land around us, including the main road leading to nearby deeds, and the water on the other side of us. Bognus came up with a way to avoid the nearly 20 tiles of marsh between us and water, and still have a dock area! We ended up with a plan for three tiers of land, stretching in a long and narrow deed from the road towards the water:

Early deed plan

Early deed plan

To avoid the nearly 20 tiles of marsh between our deed and the water, Bognus suggested digging a canal through the marsh, and then having our dock area open up more once we got through the marsh.

The middle area, separated from the docks by the blue line on the plans, is where we plan on putting our house and a church for the priest (Bognus is almost 30 masonry, yay stone houses!).  The grass tiles will probably be filled in with trees and/or bushes.

The bottom section is where we first started. You may notice that the low stone walls are in the same placement as our previous tiny farm plans – this is because we didn’t have the strength to bash down walls when we first planned our deed! This section will probably be revamped at some point in time to just a few larger fields for crops.

Our settlement token is on a raised platform in the middle section, level with the highest tier. We’re planning to do a little “town square” type thing, with the token and a mailbox (and maybe a fountain).

 

And thus, Jewelspar was born! We planted our deed the next morning, and have been working on construction ever since. Stay tuned for details on our epic dock project – which turned out to be much more work than we’d imagined!

 

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