ForbiddenOutpost

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Settlement Forbidden Outpost

The central square and getplayerhead.sh?Flippeh&16.png Flippeh's house

About
Founder getplayerhead.sh?ChivalrousWeasel&16.png ChivalrousWeasel
Contributors getplayerhead.sh?Flippeh&16.png Flippeh, getplayerhead.sh?ToneDial&16.png ToneDial, getplayerhead.sh?bastetfurry&16.png bastetfurry, getplayerhead.sh?lacrosse1991&16.png lacrosse1991, getplayerhead.sh?SlowRiot&16.png SlowRiot, getplayerhead.sh?Madjock999&16.png Madjock999, getplayerhead.sh?Charlesbaechler&16.png Charlesbaechler, getplayerhead.sh?TheMightyCheeze&16.png TheMightyCheeze, others
Category Towns
Underground? No
Fortified? No
Public access? Yes
Public build? Yes
Size north to south 100m
Size west to east 100m
Transport
Road link? Yes
Nexus link? No
Rail link? Yes
Boat link? No
Portal? Yes
Location
Coordinates X=-4495
Y=70
Z=653
Dimension Overworld
Nearest warp ForbiddenOutpost
Map link

ForbiddenOutpost is a small town in the far northern area of the world.

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History

Initially started as an invitation-only project organised by several admins, ForbiddenOutpost was thus named because it was not initially given a public warp. This village was intended as a chance for admins to play true survival, with no temptation to spawn items or use previously-accrued materials. Several trustworthy players were also invited to contribute, on the condition that they bring nothing whatsoever to the village - everything built here must be mined from materials here.

Later the warp was opened to the public, and the town declared available for public build; in time, a railway station was constructed, and ForbiddenOutpost now serves as an important rail hub providing changes to destinations in the North.

Location and Transport

ForbiddenOutpost is located in the frozen northern wastes; an area remarkable for a large profusion of snow, tundra and taiga biomes. The heart of the town is located at a point precisely north of the centre of UnderWorld, and precisely west of AmpCity.

Road

The precisely located geometrical position of the town centre was designed with a crossroads in mind, to permit a perfectly straight road to be run North from Underworld, and to meet a similar road running West from AmpCity, forming a town at its intersection. As such, each of the two roads running to the town are perfectly straight. At the time of construction, the road North from Underworld was the single longest straight road in Freedonia, and also the longest road to be constructed in one sitting. It has since been upgraded to house a railway line underneath, in the style of the other major trunk skyroads.

The road running to AmpCity was not a skyroad, being built instead at ground level, so the track to AmpCity was not built into this road, instead taking a separate course slightly south.

Rail

ForbiddenOutpost has a train station for the Freedonia Railway System, allowing onward travel on three lines:

Nether

The train station also features a Nether portal.

Notable buildings

  • The market square in the centre still has public chests for shared communal materials and tools, recalling the original small community nature of the town.
  • The Craftbook Museum is just east of the town.
  • The Gatehouse guarding the road east to AmpCity is one of the first buildings constructed in the town, built by SlowRiot.
  • getplayerhead.sh?TheMightyCheeze&16.png TheMightyCheeze's baths.
  • getplayerhead.sh?Nipde&16.png Nipde's hotel.
  • getplayerhead.sh?Flippeh&16.png Flippeh's house
  • SkyCity trading outpost by Skybirdthing
  • Cottage by Flippeh - possibly the last thing Flippeh constructed on the server.
  • Castle by ToneDial
  • House on the frozen lake built by Madjock999 after he was exiled from the main town for smuggling in construction materials against the original charter.
  • ForbiddenOutpost station

Sky City

Map view of skycity, 17 August 2011

More recently, a separate but closely connected settlement has popped up at ForbiddenOutpost, named SkyCity - this is a floating city, that has already expanded beyond the original size of ForbiddenOutpost, and threatens to overshadow the original town entirely.


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