Black Tower

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Building Black Tower

View of the tower amidst NewAtlanta

Owner SlowRiot
Category Towers
Underground? No
Public? Yes
Size north to south 7m
Size west to east 7m
Height 60m
Coordinates X=900
Dimension Overworld
Nearest warp NewAtlanta
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Black Tower is a mainly ornamental edifice located within NewAtlanta, giving a view over the town and surrounding hills, and giving access to the communal mines below.

It is part of a series of towers by SlowRiot, each located in one of the newly founded cities at the time. Other members of the series are:

The above towers, with the exception of Central Tower, all have one thing in common - they scale all the way to the top of the height limit, and they also have a hollow excavation at their base extending all the way to bedrock. This was inspired by the contemporary trend of handing out fixed square plots of land in cities, which were often quite small in footprint, but which mandated neither a height limit nor an excavation depth limit - therefore, these towers were a way of optimising space usage within the confines of an allocated plot.


The tower was built by SlowRiot in the founding days of NewAtlanta, on a small rectangular cobble plot allocated from the purpose.

During these early days of the server, admin and moderator use of materials such as obsidian was still considered acceptable, as moderators could still spawn items and server-side inventory had not yet been implemented, making it possible for players to obtain any inventory items easily (see timeline).

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