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Settlement Underworld

Underworld

About
Founder getplayerhead.sh?SlowRiot&16.png SlowRiot
Contributors getplayerhead.sh?TheMightyCheeze&16.png TheMightyCheeze getplayerhead.sh?At0m1Ca15&16.png At0m1Ca15 getplayerhead.sh?ToneDial&16.png ToneDial getplayerhead.sh?Madjock999&16.png Madjock999 getplayerhead.sh?bastetfurry&16.png bastetfurry getplayerhead.sh?runechan&16.png runechan (and lots of others)
Category Cities
Underground? Yes
Fortified? No
Public access? Yes
Public build? Yes
Size north to south 160m
Size west to east 160m
Transport
Road link? Yes
Nexus link? No
Rail link? No
Boat link? No
Portal? No
Location
Coordinates X=-828
Y=91
Z=654
Dimension Overworld
Nearest warp UnderWorld
Map link

UnderWorld is a predominantly underground region of Freedonia, conceived and built as such, but also containing links to numerous overground buildings and subsettlements.

Contents

UnderWorld main

History

The city was founded in April 2011, with the original intention of providing a rich communal mining environment.

Despite the size, the cavern was constructed by hand as a team project overseen by SlowRiot, with the simultaneous assistance of over a dozen players.

Design

Underworld is a giant cavern, comprising of one central cavern in the shape of half a sphere with a diameter of 120 blocks and a series of daughter caverns around the permieter which have a radius of 20 blocks each. The cavern is a half-dome shape, as is each of the smaller daughter caverns, with their centre placed just above bedrock level.

Each of the daughter caverns is divided into two halves, offering a total of 16 sections available for player exploitation. Unlike traditional managed-layout cities where plots are limited externally, in Underworld plots are only limited internally; this means that a player is assigned a section of wall, and a limited angle through which they are permitted to excavate. There is nothing stopping a member of Underworld digging as far out as they see fit.

The below-ground structure is echoed by an overground structure consisting of a central tower, or spindle, surrounded by eight auxiliary towers. Each of these comprises of a light shaft providing daylight (and dispelling the gloom) at the bottom of the world for the central and daughter caverns. A circular road links all eight towers, and sky roads branch out from each of the towers linking them to nearby settlements and further outwards.

Economic impact

Due to its nature as a communal mining hub, the construction of the city promoted a leap in the general wealth of Freedonia as a whole, offering economic revitalisation after a period of general scarcity. As such it became a hub of merchandise and trade. The first tests of server shops, using NPCs, were carried out in the heart of Underworld, and although these tests were largely unsuccessful, they paved the way for the later introduction of server and player shops. Underworld has the oldest running marketplace in Freedonia, and the first automated group warehouses were tested here also.

As new materials, such as Lapis Lazuli were introduced, and the balance of originally rare materials such as clay altered, the underground city fell into disuse. However, it remains as a monument to massive underground building projects, and is the largest single organised mining project in the history of Freedonia to date.

Transport

The spindle of the city presently acts as a sky road hub, within walking distance of Spawn, DrumCity and Clubhouse. The spindle was later retrofitted with railway tracks for the Freedonia Railway System, as well as a simple junction, allowing the switching of traffic between Spawn, Dial Republic and DrumCity, and the long line to ForbiddenOutpost.

Unnamed underground city

Settlement Underground City

View of the interior

About
Founder getplayerhead.sh?lacrosse1991&16.png lacrosse1991
Contributors getplayerhead.sh?AgentMuu&16.png AgentMuu getplayerhead.sh?kanne35&16.png kanne35 getplayerhead.sh?Kiatarie&16.png Kiatarie getplayerhead.sh?Krenath&16.png Krenath getplayerhead.sh?shypixel&16.png shypixel
Category Cities
Underground? Yes
Fortified? No
Public access? Yes
Public build? No
Size north to south 100m
Size west to east 100m
Transport
Road link? Yes
Nexus link? No
Rail link? No
Boat link? No
Portal? No
Location
Coordinates X=-914
Y=30
Z=514
Dimension Overworld
Nearest warp UnderWorld
Map link

An unnamed underground city sprung up at around the same time as Underworld, and was later linked by a tunnel, springing from a natural cave system in the south-east of the city.


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