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Dear EOS members,

I would like to try to do a storyline about a KBI ship making port calls throughout the EOS. If you're interested, I'd need a (coastal) city, some "flavor" about the urban area (i.e. tourist spots, monuments, ect...), and any ideas you'd like to put through. I realize that I don't do much RPing, so this is my first overall attempt to "get more involved".

Sorry I haven't been adding as much as I ususally do, but I've been updating my NS background. Any suggestions, please add. biggrin.gif

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Nice idea.

 

Well, you could choose Tamurin's port "Hlondeth". It's one of the biggest cities, an international trade port, very modern. Many buildings are about 100 years old, the core of the city was destroyed during the first civil war, so it's "design" is late-imperial age. Feel free to invent some minor stuff.

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(Ooh ooh pick me pick me! coffee.gif )

 

A fitting destination would be Zuidhaven, located in the central region of the Empire and the nation's most southern port city. Zuidhaven is responsible for 55% if the entire Orioni shipping, which makes it one of the biggest economic zones in the country. Together with Nordhaven, the portcity is responsible for transshipping goods to the imperial capital city of O'polis. The southern coastline of Orioni is also internationaly known for it's excellent quality wines.

 

Zuidhaven gained it's dominance because of it's strategic location in the delta of the Orinoco. The southern shores or Orioni have been known to contain many old ports, dating back to the times of the old Ionians, a Hellenic tribe who arrived from the east. Although the area is highly industrialised, there are still many relics left, one of which is close to the the Imperial Summerpalace.

 

Zuidhaven, our eye in the south

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The Imperial Summerpalace, close to the ruins of our ancient culture

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Some of the many vineyards in the south of Orioni

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Thanks for the blazing responses - I'll start on it!

BTW, at least for descriptive purposes, one thing I'd like to ask for is a description (and background for it, if you want) of any really notable items that a person would see as they enter a port (i.e. NY's Statue of Liberty, SF's Golden Gate Bridge, Seattle's Space Needle, Rio's "Christ the Redeemer", that kind of thing...)

I'm finishing up my current batch of stories, so again, feel free to add as much as you want to...

Also, Welcome Back Orioni! - We missed ya! biggrin.gif

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OK...

 

Something really impressive of Hlondeth are the huge docks. Hlondeth has the most and the biggest shipyards in Tamurin and huge civilian and small military ships are built and maintained all the time.

 

Tourists entering the harbor may see the biggest freighters and tankers they will ever see in their life.

 

Also, in the shops and malls around the harbor you can buy everything that is traded internationally.

 

In short: Hlondeth is the commercial city in Tamurin.

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Emakera has 2 major ports.

 

 

ANGRA (Based on Santos, S?o Paulo):

 

Angra is known for it's dirty beaches, the stadium of Vila Belmiro, home of the Angra FC, known to almost never lose at it's stadium and for being the team of the former soccer player, Edson "Pel?" do Nascimento. While the city itself is a nice place to visit, the shores are dirty and clogged by buildings.

 

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BISLER (Based on Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro):

 

Saint Sebastian of Bisler, wonder of the world. Set on the bay of Guanabara, it is a favorite tourist spot around Europa, not only for the natural beauty, the tourist attraction, but for the easy-going and friendly people. All the famous landmarks are visible by sea; the Sugar Loaf mountains, a local favourite to climbers. If you're not the climbing fellow, there are the famous blue cable cars, who take you to both of the peaks and their parks, stores, and the like.

 

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But the most famous landmark in Bisler and, perhaps, the most famous in the east, is Christ the Redemeer. He faced many persecutions by the early communist government, but still stands, not only welcoming all visitors, but, as the Fundadorean citizens says, "Waiting for the cariocas (citizens from Bisler) to actually work to clap his hands at them".

 

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Hmm, Miiros has a lot of ports, so I'll give you some choices. The largest city ports are Korrina (pop. 45 million) and Port Alexandras (pop. 52 million). They are both located in the wealthy regions of the Free City and are graced by towering skyscrapers rivaled by only the capital subcity of Orthen. There are many buildings breaking the 100 story mark and they make up the bulk of things here with other buildings getting lost in the skyline. There are also a number of grand buildings that tower around 200 stories. Those are the important landmark structures of these subcities. All regions also boast impressive examples of mass transit since travel by car is very difficult due to huge amounts of traffic.

 

Miirosi architechture also seeks to add nature and art to the big city, so many buildings boast garden terraces, water features, and statues. Angels and gargoyles are popular iconology for buildings.

 

Port Alexandras specifically boasts a port designed to bring in tourists specifically since many of the nations gambling centers are nearby. Also, the subcities of Rouge and Valua nearby have reputations of being the Miirosi red light districts and are a huge draw for tourists. Alexandras itself would be like a immense version of Las Vegas really with more learning centers however. Important landmarks would be the Tower of Light, a skyscraper also doubling as a Great Lighthouse figure. Also there's the Silver Square, a large area with lots of gardens and nightclubs boardering it.

 

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The people here mostly want to work in the day and have fun at night. They're relaxed, but fast paced individuals full of dreams of making it big someday. Overall, they're the friendly kind of people who'll buy you a drink or two and show you the city.

 

Korrina is more of a financial center, with many banks headquartered there. It is more or a corporate office stronghold with lots of executives wandering about. The buildings here are still very tall and built largely in an art deco and modern styling. Many of the technology exports Miiros does are handled here. Interesting places would be Violet Street, home to many clubs and bars. There is also The Gardens of Korrina, a large statdium-sized glass pyramid structure with an interior forest for meditation and reflection.

 

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The people here are stressed and always on the go. They have little time to be disturbed and as such would be rude to any tourists wandering around trying to see the city. They're cynical and dismissive of other cultures and generally want to be left alone. The kind of people who are always on their cell phones and give you nasty looks if you try to get their attention.

 

Another option would be to stop in Sector VII's industrial port to see a little-known side of the Free City. This massive area is free of the skyscrapers and instead full of large manufacturing plants, refineries, and huge stretches of decaying slums. Anything you want that's illegal, can be purchased here as crime is rampant in these poor regions known as the Industrial Wastes. Buildings here are not meant to be pretty, but efficient. Concrete, steel, and dirt are the things one would see everywhere in this sector. Meet suffering homeless, angry youths and maybe get mugged a few times! Such fun!

 

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This massive area is free of the skyscrapers and instead full of large manufacturing plants, refineries, and huge stretches of decaying slums.

OOC: And also full of the Proletariat ready to throw of the chains of the bourgeoisie and make a true workers' paradise in Miiros, rather than the decadent, morally bankrupt cess pit it is!

 

Hmm...

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Well you can cruise on into the old port of Constantinopolis, with its rich cultural heritage and large naval base or you can visit the upstart commercial port of Romanna.

 

Constantinopolis - Naval yards dominate fully half of the port, however, the rest is as old as old gets. The dominant "structure" is a lighthouse, similar to Alexandria's of old on the Egyptian coast. I do not have pic at the moment. This is the oldest, busiest, most congested port in the nation. Much of the business that occurs is ignored by the general populace. Tourists that come here are usually here because the city is "old", or to see the ruins or lighthouse. (I have not gotten to write histories for all my major cities yet)

RL ports to compare to - Istanbul, Athens...more of an old world feel

 

Romanna - Newer docks, more nations' ships, advanced and new technology are what make this port different. The largest city in the region of Hithlum, the city is rapidly overtaking Const. as "the" port to do business. Usually has problems due to unrest and labor strikes. No outstanding monuments near the port.

RL ports to compare to - Hong Kong, Singapore, in traffic, but with a Baltic seaport look.

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This massive area is free of the skyscrapers and instead full of large manufacturing plants, refineries, and huge stretches of decaying slums.

OOC: And also full of the Proletariat ready to throw of the chains of the bourgeoisie and make a true workers' paradise in Miiros, rather than the decadent, morally bankrupt cess pit it is!

 

Hmm...

OOC: My "proletariat" are perfectly content with their lives. That may be due to the drugs or the numbness they feel after inhaling all that pollution though. Besides, they can VOTE for change. Miiros doesn't have any tyrant to cast down, we did away with the tired old monarchy long ago. tongue.gif And how is Miiros a morally bankrupt cess pit?! We have some of the highest standards of living in Europa... Don't you have opium farmers to chase or Confederates to bother? biggrin.gif

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OOC: Actually, the Confeds bother us, rather than the other way around. And the opium thing is mainly because it's a new territory, although I like it so I shall keep it. Add the crazy religious right and the secret police, and you get a nice picture of the messed-up state Tagmatium is in.

 

EDIT: And now I will cease spamming your alliance's board.

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