RtkweIsland

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Settlement RtkweIsland

The view from atop the Western Spire

About
Founder getplayerhead.sh?rtkwe&16.png rtkwe
Contributors getplayerhead.sh?Krenath&16.png Krenath, getplayerhead.sh?Charlesbaechler&16.png Charlesbaechler, getplayerhead.sh?TheSuicideBooth&16.png TheSuicideBooth, getplayerhead.sh?Acsidol&16.png Acsidol
Category Cities
Underground? No
Fortified? Yes
Public access? Not Yet
Public build? We'll Call You
Size north to south 200m
Size west to east 250m
Transport
Road link? Yes
Nexus link? No
Rail link? Yes
Boat link? No
Portal? No
Location
Coordinates X=2060
Y=116
Z=393
Dimension Overworld
Nearest warp TwinTowers
Map link


Built by Rtkwe since he joined the server in late March 2011, RtkweIsland is home to many large structures and is surrounded by a large wall partially donated by Krenath.

Contents

Founding

Tired of the limited options and solitude of SSP and in search of new and exciting vistas Rtkwe set off in search of a server. He quickly settled upon MinecraftOnline and began scouting with the live map for a large interesting area close enough to a warp to begin quickly building. The strange jagged nature of the land south of TwinTowers and easy access via the old SkyRoad enticed Rtkwe so he quickly moved in to the area. Initial construction was all within the rock spires littering the area. After building up a nice house and stock of materials within the mountains Rtkwe emerged to begin making his mark upon the land outside.

The Buildings

The Great Funnel

After flattening a large area and being flush with materials, Rtkwe sought to create an area that was uniquely his, thus the Great Funnel was born. Composed of cobble this large circular building has a large 99 diameter circular top with several small buildings and domes for a sustainable community. Unfortunately such a large structure drew quite a lot of attention to the fledgling Principality and was quickly the target of raids by various parties seeking to plunder the wealth. To stymie the less audacious griefers Rtkwe built a wall around a large area hoping to keep the erosion of his land to a minimum. The wall now spans roughly 250 to 275 meters on a side with a height of approx 20 meters. The initial iteration of the wall was a simple cobble wall but slowly transformed unto it's current half slab clapped double wall version.

Connection to the Outside World

Not content with the long walks needed to visit his Island and suffering from a mild case of builders block, Rtkwe decided to connect his lands with those of Shypixel far to the South, and he approached Shypixel with his plan. The two worked from opposite directions, Shy building ground rail from Lavatown, and Rtkwe building a raised rails along the skyroad from his island. A few days later, they met near the Lavatown coast, and the new line was complete. Dwarfing the length of those that came before it, at over 1200 blocks long, the Island Spur with its raised rails would become the model for future lines. The atrractive new sky-rails generated a lot of interest with their stunning vistas and lack of obstacles.

Recent Construction

Hilbert Curve Cube

Because fractals fucking rule Rtkwe recently created a large 31x31 face cube with faces composed of a Hilbert Curve fractal for use as a public meeting area. Currently under construction using smoothestone slabs and lightstone there are 2 more layers currently planned for the interior of cube.


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