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Title: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 20, 2018, 02:35:24 PM
Intro

This is the 23rd story in the Smallville series and tells the tale of the 13th expedition to leave that town.  It has been a long time since an expedition left Smallville, it is now approximately year 53 Smallville time.  Smallville's founding families were orphans of a natural disaster and after settling Smallville they knew all too well the problems that arise due to lack of trees.  When word arrived by boatman that a tornado had touched down in Newport an expedition was formed to go to their aid.  The group would take sufficient seedlings from Smallville's famous greenhouse with them as tornadoes were know to do mass destruction to forest lands.  When this expedition reached Newport they learned the town had suffered many personal losses but the town itself received little damage, surrounded areas were not so lucky and Newport had taken in many disaster victims.  The area to the east was hardest hit, expedition 23 headed in that direction to revitalize the area.  They establish the town of Springfield.

The map seed is #276519626  Plains with Lake, Medium Size, Harsh Cold Climate, Disasters On, Easy

Like Smallville I am using DS Small Village mod.  Other mods used and load order :

Starting and Map Changing Mods: Banished UI Maps & UI Mods, Labor Window, RK Minimized Status, DS Terrains & Climates, DS Roads, New Flora

Tweak Mods: Better Stock Piles, Bigger Wheelbarrows, Longer Living Orchards, 1:1 Aging, Reindeer Hides

Main or Must Have Mods:  An Empty Square, Nomad Sign Complete, Smallville Sign, DS Jetty & Bridges, Small Village Homes, Production, Services, Storage, Stone Bridge, Town Houses, Kids Alotofseeds Trader, Mini Buildings
Supporting Mods:  Better Stockpile Storage, DS Ale House, Bridge Crossing, Bryce's Butcher, Celtic House & Village Beta, Chapel of St. Ernest, Crest Blacksmith, Fences & Decorations, Fruit & Veg Barn, Lumber Mill, Market Harborough Old Grammar School, Roasted Nuts, Small Village Tents, Stone Hovels, Storage, Tunnels, Wagon Vendor, Green House, Kid's Abandoned Places, New Trees, Small Town Home, Styth Tower, Tiny Quarry, Tunnel Mine


Thank you @Discrepancy for so many great mods



So, weary traveler, I will tell you all about Springfield, but first, come sit closer to the fire.  It is a harsh cold first day of spring to be sure.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: brads3 on March 20, 2018, 02:43:44 PM
WB.where have you been?
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Turis on March 20, 2018, 02:48:13 PM
Do we have Clark Kent aka Superman in the city?
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 20, 2018, 03:37:07 PM
Hi guys  :)  I've been around but not playing Banished.  Busy winter at home Spring Cleaning  ;D  There have been a lot of updates and new mods in the last few months.  It took sometime to update my mod list.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?  I hope it will be a city, bigger map size this time.  ;D
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Discrepancy on March 20, 2018, 03:58:22 PM
I'm glad you are still continuing :) good luck.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: kid1293 on March 20, 2018, 04:05:36 PM
Good to see you :)

I have missed this!
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Nilla on March 20, 2018, 04:14:23 PM
Im happy to see you back in action, too! :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: RedKetchup on March 20, 2018, 05:00:05 PM
Im happy to see you back in action, too! :)

yup, welcome back !
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 20, 2018, 09:00:54 PM
Thank you all, it is nice to be back doing a map and story.  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 21, 2018, 01:04:19 PM
Chapter 1

 The first day of spring was very cold the year we arrived here.  The small settlement had been abandoned.  It reminded me of stories told by my grandparents who were two of the founders of Smallville.  My name is Maebell and my husband is Larryl, we have a 1 year old son who was born shortly before we left Smallville.  Four families set out from Smallville.  We traveled to Newport then headed east, but there were so many downed trees it was rough going. We followed a small stream and ended up much farther north than we had planned.  Two more families joined us along the way.  They and the orphans with them were all that were left of their towns that were destroyed by the deadly tornado.  There were 26 of us then, 12 adults and 14 children.   It was very cold and we had several days of heavy snow before we came to a clearing where we saw the bridge and houses across the river.

  The settlement appeared to have been recently constructed.  There was only the bridge, the barn, and a few houses.  We found some supplies and some scrawny sheep that had taken shelter in the barn and one of the houses.  Some cleaning and a few minor repairs and the houses were quite livable.  We found hunting and fishing gear and some baskets that lead us to believe this may have been the temporary home of hunters and gatherers.  None of the equipment was useable.

  When it finally stopped snowing, Roberton took the sheep to the small clearing northeast of town.  He said we would probably need some fences. We built a small outdoor classroom but Damar the teacher said we would need a schoolhouse because of the icy cold rain.  Corten, the woodcutter, was hard at work replenishing the firewood we took home to our fireplaces.  He said we would soon need a forester.  We would need a green house to protect and nurture the seedlings we brought with us from Smallville.  We had many needs.

 Spring was cool and rainy.  We gathered herbs, mushrooms, and wild oats.  We were concerned for our food supply, we had 14 children to feed.  We constructed a hunting cabin and fishing dock not far north of the bridge.  We also found evidence that the tornado had cut a path of destruction through this area as well.  It was hard to tell what the destroyed building we found might have been.

  By early summer we had a mini Town Hall build and a small workshop.  Alph said he could make iron tools, hide coats, hunting and fishing gear and even some gathering baskets.  We did not wait for the baskets to be made but every chance we got we gathered herbs and wild foods.  The summer was cool and it was only 55 degrees in late summer when we began clearing a field for crops to be planted next spring.   We had a very heavy frost in early autumn and we wondered what the winter and following spring would bring.

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 22, 2018, 02:08:00 PM
Chapter 2

  Three babies were born in late autumn including my daughter Christyn and our outdoor classroom had 2 students. It was a harsh winter that first year with temperatures dropping below zero.  None of us had ever experience a minus 3 degree day before.  When the temperature rose to 5 above zero we thought it was warm, especially the forester and hunters.

  Early spring of year 2 was cold and snowy.  Weather permitting, we began laying stone roads and since it was a struggle to keep the seedling alive, we began building a greenhouse.  Even if we couldn't spare a worker to tend them, they would do better planted there.  A field of corn was planted but it was too late to plant cabbage by the time a second field was cleared.  Five disaster survivors arrived in town that spring and we certainly needed the help.  They had trouble decided which of them wanted to be a forester and which a herdsman. The youngest among them, who was only 7 years of age, went to work instead of school. We would need more housing so we would need more logs, we added another forester to our workforce.

  It was a cool summer with temperatures only in the 50s, the corn crop was doing well until it snowed in early autumn, not all of the corn was harvested.  We  must remember to assign another farmer to the field next summer. 

  We began building a small village school but it would not be finished before winter but hopefully no child would miss out on an education.  Our outdoor classroom had 5 students already.  Everyone was surprised when Inelli, who was still a student, moved into the warmer leather tent with Kartell, age 8.  The stone hovel was completed and the last homeless family moved in by early spring of year 3.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Nilla on March 22, 2018, 04:05:05 PM
Maybe Springfield could need the advice from a wise old lady, accustomed to harsh conditions?

They don't need to assign another farmer, if they remember to start the harvest early enough. In a harsh climate, you have to start the harvest manually to get a good harvest. Start it at 80%. You can see, the first planted crops are fully grown and when the farmer reach the last row, it had time to grow full as well. You lose nothing but win a lot.

Orchards are a bit trickier. Here you really lose some fruit on the first trees, that are harvested if you start earlier. So assign more farmers, just before the harvest starts, might be a better idea.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 22, 2018, 04:34:30 PM
Thanks wise Nordic woman @Nilla I will try an early harvest.  I played the next year a while ago and added another farmer to corn field and new field also.  I left the harvest for laborers to pick up so I got full harvest.  I also build a storage unit close to the fields.  I will try early harvest at 80% next.  I can certainly use the workers elsewhere.  :)  I have yet to plant an orchard.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 23, 2018, 02:07:08 PM
Chapter 3

  It had been another harsh winter and cold snowy early spring. Some thought this settlement may have been abandoned because of the harsh climate.  We needed more firewood, more roads, and warmer clothes if we were to survive here.  The Village Tailor was completed by summer of year 3 but we soon were out of leather for warm coats, Yosella would make some wool coats instead.  We were lucky Yosella, who was educated, stepped in to take the job of tailor rather than one of the 6 uneducated settlers who arrived in spring.  They migrated from farther north where the winter had been even worse than ours.  They decided to stay with us.  We needed the laborers to cut trees, gather stone and wild food.   In late summer 2 of them became farmers to help bring in the corn and cabbage crops.  The harvest totals were good.

  The early frost and snow had a deer herd grazing close by, but they moved on before a hunter with hunting gear got there.  Our food supply was good but we needed the leather for warm coats.  Our new families were still homeless and the new Village schoolhouse was not yet finished.  On the coldest days the outdoor classroom moved into the barn.  The schoolhouse was completed by early winter and the teacher and parents were glad the children were inside out of the cold.  By the end of year 3, there were 3 more children, our newborn son, Hollinton, among them.  Springfield's population was now 43, 22 adults, 5 students, and 16 young children.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: RedKetchup on March 23, 2018, 02:11:40 PM
how comes after 3 years and being almost at spring 4 , you still have 6 citizens who dont have an house ?
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 23, 2018, 02:17:35 PM
Hi Red, these 6 arrived in spring of year 3 and I am short of logs and stone.  The tailor and school were already started so materials were going there instead of to the 3 house.  With these new arrivals I at least have laborers cutting trees and gathering stone.  I should have waiting before building stone roads, I thought more speedy travel time would help.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: RedKetchup on March 23, 2018, 02:25:47 PM
oh ok sorry. they are nomads, gotcha.
i am not used to see nomads so much early
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 23, 2018, 02:30:05 PM
Using the 1:1 aging is a very slow start especially if you want to educate children right away, so I use a mod to get some nomads early.   :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 24, 2018, 02:54:32 PM
Chapter 4

  At the start of year 4, our priorities were logs, firewood, stone, and housing for our 3 homeless families.  In spring, 8 more migrators arrived.  They were cold and tired and did not want to travel any farther.  We would need more housing.  We added a third builder to our workforce.  With more laborers to help, we cleared the land for a fenceless cemetery and an orchard, thus adding logs and stone to the stockpile at the same time. 

  We wanted to tell the farmers to begin harvesting early but we were busy elsewhere and the  harvesting was already underway.  We quickly added an extra farmer to each field and had them leave the baskets of crops for the laborers to pick up and we hoped for the best.  It was definitely not the best.  We lost a considerable amount of corn.

  At least the year ended well. We had enough laborers to collect wild foods and cut trees, and we added another woodcutter to the workforce.    All our families had homes.  We began construction of a bee shelter.  Although we had no surplus firewood, no one was cold or hungry that winter.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Gatherer on March 24, 2018, 03:00:52 PM
We quickly added an extra farmer to each field and had them leave the baskets of crops for the laborers to pick up and we hoped for the best.


I've been wondering about this. What mod is this that the farmers leave the crops for the laborers to pick up? I don't recognize it from your mod list for this map.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 24, 2018, 08:00:20 PM
@Gatherer a pick up button comes with the Village Crop Field that is part of the DS Small Village Production mod.  It is a nice added feature.  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 25, 2018, 02:08:14 PM
Chapter 5

  Flowering plants and trees began to bloom in the spring of year 5 and bees began to stir.  We still had occasional snow showers but we all looked forward to warmer weather, especially those working outdoors.

We were still critically short of logs and firewood so we build another forester east of town past the crop fields closer to the lake.  We had more workers since 6 more migrators, who were displaced by the tornado, joined us.  We also now had an herbalist next to the green house but we still had no one tending the seedling.  I was now teaching at the school and our oldest child was a student.  Larryl, who had been a fisherman for some time now, said maybe the town should consider utilizing the lake resources since farming in this harsh climate was so difficult.

  The cabbage harvest was already underway so we added another farmer to help harvest, but we remembered the teachings of Wise Nordic Woman and began harvesting the corn early with only 1 farmer.  We were rewarded with a good harvest from both fields.

  In early spring we built another hunting cabin up near the first forester and by autumn we had a small gatherer's hut built there as well.  What laborers were available took to the woods to gather wild foods, wood, and stone. We still needed housing.  By early winter, we had 19 families but only 17 homes.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 26, 2018, 02:46:47 PM
Chapter 6

  Year 6 brought with it another early spring with cold and snow and another spring with flower plants and trees and snow showers.  We were again short of logs, firewood, leather, and grain.  We considered building a trading post but realized we had nothing of value to trade.  We also did not know if there were any towns or settlements upriver and if they had anything to trade.  We had not seen a boat on the river since we've been here.

  We had only one farmer working each crop field so we kept a close eye on the ripening of the crops.  We did not want to miss starting the harvest early this year.  By autumn our health and happiness were high but our food and firewood supplies were not.  We had seen several herds of deer near the eastern forester so we decided to build another hunting cabin there.  It was not that far from the lake and we realized that it was a pretty big lake.  It would take a lot of logs to develop industries on that lake, and logs was something we had little of.

  The harvest that year was not the best but it was not the worst either.  We made sure we gathered all the wild oats and foods nearby before the snow.  The new hunting cabin was completed and we looked forward to more venison and leather for warm coats.  It promised to be another very cold snowy winter.

  A new full-size blacksmith workshop was being constructed.  Hopefully it would keep our blacksmith warmer while he worked.  Despite having 2 woodcutters, we were continually short of firewood.  Often they had to wait for logs.  The blacksmith building was impressive looking when it was completed.  We had many thing to consider over the winter months.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 27, 2018, 12:39:28 PM
Chapter 7

 With the 7th new year and early spring came the promise of our first chestnut harvest.  Despite the bitterly cold winter the townspeople  were still 100% happy and healthy, thanks in part to our varied diet.
  Last year we began both corn and cabbage harvests early, when they were at 82 and 83%.  The harvest were not the best. This year we assigned a second farmer to each field.  The cabbage harvest total was much better, the corn much worse.  Each field had one educated and one uneducated worker.  We reached the conclusion that no matter what we did we would not get a reliable harvest total in this harsh climate.  For the few orchard trees we had, the total of 300 chestnuts was acceptable.

  We needed to do something about our shortage of firewood.  Another woodcutter got to work as soon as the second workstation was completed and we hoped there would be enough firewood to see us through another hash winter.

  Another concern was the forester and hunting cabin over by the lake.  The logs and venison were vital to our survival.  We could not let anything happen to these 2 buildings.  They were near the lake but too far to haul water in case of fire.  We built a well between the 2.

A couple of stockpile storage units and a storage wagon were set up close to the lake and in late winter of year 7 we began our lake development project. We calculated that the project would take many years to complete.

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 29, 2018, 01:02:29 PM
Chapter 8

  In early spring of year 8 another construction project was underway.  A barn and forest food gatherer were built on the east side of town. The gatherer had a larger work radius than the small one over by the river.  We had to insure a continual supply of food.  We often lacked enough laborers to go foraging in the forest for wild foods.  We made sure that wild oats were gathered whenever they were spotted.  The summers were pleasantly mild, never too hot, and no one minded a walk in the forest to collect wild foods.

  A jetty house was complete and work on the jetty walkway had begun.  It was a beautiful lake and we had high hopes it would be productive.

  We were pleased that by summer we had a surplus of firewood.  We could all face our early autumn cold and snow with more confidence of surviving the harsh winter.  Our corn, cabbage, and chestnut harvest were all slightly better than the previous year.  Everyone was glad they were not one of the builders of the jetty when early winter temperatures dropped to 2 degrees and below.  We could not wait for spring to arrive in Springfield.

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 30, 2018, 01:59:25 PM
Chapter 9

  In early spring of year 9 the jetty fishing dock was completed.  The fisherman assigned there was glad when temperatures climbed above freezing.  The crop fields would each have only one farmer this year, we needed the laborers.  We were short of logs again.  We hoped that the drift wood collector would help eliminate the wood shortage.  Apparently the tornado deposited a lot of logs and even firewood into the lake and only now was some of it surfacing to be collected.

  We paid close attention to our supplies at the town hall.  Our records showed a nice surplus of venison but not much mutton.  We were also out of wool again. Without the extra farmers working the crop field, the harvest was not a good one. If we had a worker to spare we could have a linen weaver make linen clothes with the flax that had been collected.  Maybe next year.   This year we decided to clear the land near the crop fields for another sheep pasture.  It would take several years to fill the pastures to capacity after dividing the sheep but we had enough venison and other foods to tide us over until then.  We thought the jetty fisherman and driftwood collector would have done better.

Maybe next year.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Nilla on March 31, 2018, 01:22:39 AM
I see no stores on the jetty. There are some very nice, looking like a jetty, to build close to the fisher and collector. It will increase the productivity. I don't remember exactly how the output was as I tried these mods. It was some time ago and it might have been changed, but I think the fisher was good, the collector not so. I think I also collected only logs, seemed at least to that point to be better. One important thing; logs/firewood is a limited resource and you can't demolish the site. If this hasn't changed, I can only recommend to keep the building after it doesn't find more logs.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 31, 2018, 03:22:23 PM
Thanks @Nilla I plan to expand the jetty when I have more logs.  There is a storage wagon and stockpile for logs & stone on shore.  I saw that the driftwood collector will last 5 years. The DS forester buildings only employee 3 workers, not 4 like vanilla.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on March 31, 2018, 03:24:56 PM
Chapter 10
 
  By early spring of year 10, the new pasture was ready and 5 sheep found their way through the snow to get to it.  A fence was being erected around the pasture so they wouldn't wander any farther in the snow and become lost.  Since it would be some time before we again had wool or mutton, we built a butchery to extend our venison supply as much as possible.  The building was soon finished as well as a small house nearby.

  The sheep settled well in their new pasture and the crops were planted.  We again considered building a trading post to trade for grain.  It would be nice to have a bakery but we had little to trade and we were again short of logs.  We needed a few more houses and wanted to continue building the jetty development but we also needed firewood for the coming winter.    Again the labors cut trees and gathered wild oats.  They noticed there was an abundance of acorns on the oak trees this year so the small workshop was reopened in order to make some gathering baskets for acorns.  We again neglected to assign a 2nd farmer to help harvest, and an early snow destroyed a good portion of our corn harvest.  Two farmers would work that field next year.

  Our population was now 77, 47 adults, 10 students, and 20 young children.  Our education rate was 51% and our town's people were still  100% happy and healthy.  How long would they stay that way?
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: brads3 on March 31, 2018, 03:44:15 PM
looks like the sheep kicked the fence.all broke up.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Gatherer on March 31, 2018, 03:49:59 PM
we built a butchery to extend our venison supply as much as possible.


Could you please post the input and output production numbers?
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 01, 2018, 06:27:40 AM
@Gatherer DS Bryce's Butchery mod has 3 butcheries to build, one beef, mutton, or venison.  Input for each is 10 of the required meats and the output is 8-11 prime meat cuts plus 3-5 offal cuts.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Gatherer on April 01, 2018, 12:10:43 PM
Thank you.
 :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 02, 2018, 10:54:53 AM
 :) Your welcome.


Chapter 11

  Year 11 began like every other year, early spring was cold and snowy.  The only difference was that this year we had a surplus of firewood.  We also had a new firewood splitter over by the jetty.  We added a 2nd worker to collect driftwood.  In spring 4 migrators arrived at the town hall looking for work.  We couldn't turn them away, they were so young, they were our age when we arrived here.  We needed more houses.

  Our oldest son, Nest, moved into one of the new stone hovels with his bride, Marlet.  He was now gathering acorns a short distance from the house.  Marlet was a farmer, tending the orchard.  They thought we should build a campfire pit to roast the chestnuts and acorns.  One was planned for later in the year. 

  The corn field had 2 farmers this year and they start harvesting early, in summer.  The cabbage harvest had already begun and both harvests were good this year.  When the campfire was built, Marlet began working there roasting chestnuts.

  By winter no one was homeless but there were still young people who wanted to set up housekeeping on their own.  We had 31 families but only 27 houses.  We would build more.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: brads3 on April 02, 2018, 12:00:04 PM
do these chesnuts and acorns appear all over like the pine mod items? do with Necora was still here so we could add things like that.
      there is so many great ideas and differences between modders. i can only add so many together though. i like DS's hovels and wish i had the small wood barn and grass covered celler or viking storage.it is always neat to see you do these story maps. good way to see what all is in some mods.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 02, 2018, 02:40:43 PM
@brads3 the chestnuts are being grown in an orchard.  I don't think the acorns are being spawned on the map itself, I think the basket that the blacksmith makes is supplying the acorns.  You can make baskets to gather food, acorns, or herbs.  We have not seen Necora in awhile, maybe he will return again.  The Viking storage was in a small older mod before it was combined here.  It would not have the new flags though.  I am glad you enjoy the stories.  I am way behind in reading the blogs,  will catch up when I have more time.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: brads3 on April 02, 2018, 02:51:04 PM
yeah, i tried to go back and look for some old mods. DS has took the out after he combined all the barns. are you saying NILLA and i write too much?
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 03, 2018, 05:40:44 AM
  ;D  @brads3 Hard to catch up once you fall behind, now I think I will have to start reading last threads from the beginning  ::)  When I have time I will probably have to pack a lunch or bring snacks.  ;D
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 03, 2018, 01:17:35 PM
Chapter 12

  Year 12 began like the previous year and all the others with a cold snowy early spring.  Again this year we still had firewood but were short on logs.  Again the laborers helped the foresters cut trees.   We wanted to continue work on the jetty.  The driftwood collectors continued to supply logs and firewood close by.  Crates and barrels made a convenient jetty storage area.  By early autumn we had a fish drying facility constructed with plans for another fishing dock.  We would get 18-24 pieces of dried fish from every 12 freshly caught fish.

  Early autumn this year was surprisingly warm and rainy with temperatures in the mid forties.  Our harvest promised to be good one despite the farmers having to work in the pouring rain.  By the beginning of autumn however the temperatures began to fall rapidly and we soon had our first frost of the season.  At this time we also had our first loss of a loved one, Helley, the worker, died during childbirth.  A small cross marked her final resting place.

Cold and snow followed and work on the jetty continued.  The second fishing dock was completed and so was a small workers house nearby.  The jetty walkway was also extended with more building plans in mind.  It was now that we realized just how big our lake really was.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 04, 2018, 12:30:32 PM
Chapter 13

  By the end of year 12 the chestnut harvest had already been roasted so we switched to roasting acorns.  Once again we opened the small workshop to make gathering baskets.  One basket held 32 -44 acorns.

  By early spring of year 13 our storage units were nearing capacity.  We built another storage barn and a cellar in town and a storage shed on the jetty.  The barrel and crates had filled up rapidly once the mollusc farm began producing.  A 2nd driftwood collector was also built on the jetty.

  In early summer, 4 Celtic nomads arrived from the north in the pouring rain.  We had a stretch of cool damp weather and we feared more illnesses than just the usual sniffles, coughs, and colds.  We thought we should at least be a little prepared in case of illness or disease so we built a mini hospital.  Our population was now 101, 61 adults, 15 students, and 25 young children.  We would build a full size hospital soon.

  The Celts decided to stay in Springfield but build a small house and storage shed some distance away from the rest of us.  We always thought the Celts were warm friendly people but these did not want to have much to do with us.  Maybe they would warm up to us in time.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: kid1293 on April 04, 2018, 12:50:50 PM
Those lake pictures are just too good. Makes me want to find a lake myself :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 04, 2018, 12:56:27 PM
Banished is such a pretty game.  I love the water and the reflections in it, both the lakes and the rivers.  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Nilla on April 05, 2018, 02:01:04 AM
Banished is such a pretty game.  I love the water and the reflections in it, both the lakes and the rivers.  :)

..... and the modded buildings and the way you put them together. :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 05, 2018, 05:15:49 AM
Thanks @Nilla , even after all this time playing Banished, I still marvel at the game itself and the things the modders create and how they function in the game.  And I still find myself watching the deer or waiting for the moment after the rain when the sun comes out,  ;D and then I find that I miss starting the harvest early  :D
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 05, 2018, 10:59:57 AM
Chapter 14

  In Spring of year 14 we hoped the weather would warm up.  It was still snowing and the crops were not getting planted.  We noticed that the Celts had built another house, a well, and had hunting gear.  They also cleared and prepared a crop field.  They seemed to prefer to be independent from the rest of us.

 A water pump was build on the jetty.  The walkways and jetty buildings were exposed to constant sun and wind, the wood was weathering badly and posed a fire hazard.  In case of fire the pump would make a huge difference.

  We thought it time we did some trading.  Our population was always increasing and our corn and wild oats did not go far.  Although we planned to trade mainly for grain or grain products we built a General Jetty Merchant trading post.  We hoped a trader would find us here.   We would need trade goods and thought weaving our stock of flax into linen clothes would be a good choice so we built a linen weaver.  We now had plenty of warm coats so the hide and wool coats could also be traded.  We had a great deal of venison that hopefully would have a good trade value.

  By late winter the Celts were chopping their own firewood.  That was well and good but we did not understand why they were using precious logs to build a tall palisade fence.  Were they afraid of us?  Would we alienate them further by bring up the subject.  They did not hesitate to help cut down marked trees when the laborers again helped the foresters gather logs.  We would wait and see.
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Post by: Abandoned on April 06, 2018, 01:29:52 PM
Chapter 15

 By spring of year 15, 2 merchant offices were built, one on the jetty and one by the river trading post.  Both would be invaluable for keeping track of statistics and inventories, no need to travel all the way into town to check in at the mini town hall. Someday we plan to build a full size village hall but for now the merchant offices would do nicely.

  In late summer Garther, the hauler arrived at the trading post. He said as of now there were only a few small settlements up in the northeastern mountains.  They would provide some trade goods and they received some indirectly from Pumpkin Hollow.  Down river was Bloomington and Chattachoo, both would welcome linen clothes and just about anything else we would have to trade.  He did have firewood to trade at this time but it was early in the year yet and our wood choppers were hard at work so we decided instead to trade for flax to supplement what we gathered.  Buying flax for trade value of 3 and selling linen clothes for trade value of 15 was a good way to turn a nice profit.  He couldn't help but notice our greenhouse and said he could find a market for seedling down river.  We were happy with our trade and the information we received when Garther went on his way.

  Meanwhile the Celts were busy continuing construction of their palisade fence and building a small workshop for their own iron tools.  Again they helped collect logs, stone, and iron.  They also collected wild oats and other wild foods for their storage barn.

  Our 2nd oldest son, Hollington, who was still living at home took the job of botanist to tend and multiply the seedling we brought with us from Smallville.  Not only did he take on the responsibility of the new job in the greenhouse but he build a small village house nearby and took a bride.

  By late winter the Celts were building a Celtic Village House that would temporarily house 3 families.  We wondered if they were expecting company.  We also wondered if they were expecting trouble, they built a lookout tower along the palisade fence. 
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 07, 2018, 12:02:47 PM
Chapter 16

  The Celtic Village House was completed by early spring and building of the palisade continued.  We were happy to see the Celts set up a mini forester.  Logs and firewood were always in short supply and year 16 was no different.

  We thought the use of logs was justified when we began building a grammar school east of town.  We still had plenty of room for students at the small village schoolhouse but many students had a long way to go to and from school in the cold.  Many neighbors of the new school, our son Nest included, had young school age or soon to be school age children.  The children could spend more time in the classroom than walking back and forth.

  Two of our uneducated fishermen were having a debate at this time.  Melishaad said he could catch more fish than Elayna could, he claimed she was too close to the trading post.  He chose a location a little farther upriver by the bridge where he said fish would hide.  The fall fishing was good, the water was still warmer than the air.  Melishaad was not fishing all of last year, but this year he had indeed already caught more fish than Elayna had.

  In winter Lamarcelino, the company merchant, returned for the second time.  In late summer he had nothing we needed or wanted, and this time was no different.  He had no logs, firewood, or grain. He was in a hurry to be on his way before the temperature dropped any lower.  Thanks to the swift currant the river never froze in our harsh subzero winter climate but he did not like the cold.  We didn't either.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: kid1293 on April 08, 2018, 05:01:27 AM
I like the fishing competition!  ;) :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 08, 2018, 05:21:37 AM
 :D These 2 are quite competitive, the competition will continue.  Totally unplanned  ;D   I thought I built the trading post too close to fishing spot and planned to move it if production dropped.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Nilla on April 08, 2018, 07:10:48 AM
I don't think it's the trading post; it doesn't look like much water in the fishing circle. Of course I don't know, if @Discrepancy uses the "normal parameters" for fishing output, but as far as I remember, these fishers are as dependent on much water in the circle as normal fisher. Let them continue their competition and move out on a small "hook" to try their luck. (and don't forget a close store, that's as important as much water.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 08, 2018, 12:31:04 PM
Thank @Nilla , I made a note, I will add a storage cart or food cellar closer to the 2 fisherman I the future.  Their fishing circle is quite small with little water as you say.



Chapter 17


   Our firewood supply has been very low at the start of each new year, year 17 was no different.  The foresters had stopped planting trees so they could spend more time cutting but the laborers still had to help cut trees to meet our demand for wood.  There was some grumbling about the fact that the Celts had finished building the palisade even though we were short of logs.  By late summer our supply of logs and firewood had greatly improved.

  In late summer, Jolee the Planter arrived at the trading post with seeds.  We debated the wisdom of buying seeds even though the beans and potatoes were awfully tempting.  In our harsh climate the beans might do alright but the potatoes we feared would be the same as the corn and require 2 farmers.  We needed the laborers we had, and besides our food surplus was very good.  We decided we would be better off waiting for a food merchant who had grain to trade.

  This year the Celts used far less wood but they erected some type of stone monument to which they sacrifice a deer, 200 pieces of venison.  For what purpose?  One of the hunters said he had heard of such a stone before, it was called a Lugh's Stone.  That's all he knew.

  By autumn our stockpiles were a little less empty than they had been.  When the temperatures again dropped below freezing and the snow began to fall we felt a bit more secure knowing there was a little more firewood on hand this year.  The foresters resumed planting seedling and would continue as long as weather permitted.

  Melishaad and Elayna were still arguing about their fishing spots and skills as fishermen.  At the end of last year Melishaad caught 50 more fish than Elayna had.  She still claimed the fishing spot was a good one.  He told her that he was just the better fisherman then.  She did not agree with that either so they agreed to switch places this year.  By early winter she had caught 60 fish more than he and claimed it proved she was the best fisherman.  He stuck by his claim that the fishing spot by the bridge was indeed the better place to fish.  No one was willing to take sides in this debate.

  Garther the Hauler returned in winter, we had enough leather and wool but were out of flax.  We traded for all 200 units that he had with him.  We hoped next year a food merchant would stop by.

  The Celts again surprised and puzzled us with their latest building projects.  Why would they build a school house.  They had no children in their village and if they had, they would be more than welcome at our schools.  The small village school still had room and there were as yet no students attending the grammar school.  It made no more sense to us then the stone circle did or who caught the most fish.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 09, 2018, 10:48:40 AM
Chapter 18


  The Celtic school house was completed but would probably remain unused for several years.  Work continued on the stone circle but no other building project was begun.

  In town the main stockpile was again short of logs and firewood.  The wood choppers said they could chop more firewood if there were more logs.  Well that made sense.  They suggested a mini forester close by like the Celts had.  That made sense too.  The blacksmith agreed but he added that he was also short of iron. It was now a long way to go for the laborers to collect iron.

  We had a chance to add more laborers to the workforce when 18 migrants from the North showed up at the town hall.  Did we have enough wood to build and heat more houses?  We would do our best to see that we did.  We laid the foundations for several homes, 3 families moved into the Celtic Village house.  With so many extra laborers, we went far afield to gather more stone and iron and to cut trees.  As soon as we had enough building supplies we would add an extra builder or 2.

  Our 2 drift wood collectors provided a small but steady supply of logs and firewood but those sources would soon be depleted.  The new mini forester was almost complete but that would not be enough.  We were very happy to see Lamarcelino, the company merchant, when he showed up that summer with firewood.  We traded 200 seedlings for all 400 pieces of firewood that he had.  We also traded linen clothes for 40 hardened tools.  They would last longer than our iron tools and the surplus would give our blacksmith a chance to build up a surplus of our iron tools.

  I could not help but notice that Melishaad and Elayna had switched fishing spots once again.  They were now back fishing at their original locations.  I spoke briefly to Elayna and discovered that the couple were actually married and lived in the small village townhouse by the bridge.  They had 2 young children at home and could easily run home often to check on them.  It did not matter who caught more or which spot was better, together they provided enough for their family and a surplus for the town.  So that settled it, we needed to keep both fishing spots at least until their children reached school age.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 10, 2018, 12:56:07 PM
Chapter 19

  That summer of year 18 the Celts finished building their stone circle and the circle was immediately filled with worshippers from their village and ours.  We obviously neglected to build any places of worship, we would have to rectify that.

  The Celt's school house remained empty but our old grammar school now had 3 students.  We still had homeless families and began building another stone cottage near the school.  An early first frost of the season again signaled the loss of our crops and had us studying our production numbers.  We were still producing more food than we were using but for how much longer, and we needed grain.

  We made a little progress towards avoided future shortages by building a village hunting cabin and a forester south of the old grammar school.  Workers would live close by, there was room by the school for more housing for our homeless families.  The foresters would also collect the stone and iron in that area.  By late winter another stone cottage was built, plus a mini wood cutter with stockpile storage for logs and firewood.   When Garther the Hauler arrived with logs, we traded 100 seedlings for the 400 logs that he had.  We also traded venison for flax and when he left port we added another trader to help get those logs out to the stockpiles as soon as possible. The year ended well and we were grateful that in 18 years we had had no disasters.  By early spring of year 19 the village chapel we built was filled to capacity.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 11, 2018, 02:35:07 PM
Chapter 20


 By early summer of year 19 our fishing couple had again changed places but now they had a village storage cart between them.  The small village barn close by was filling up rapidly with fish and venison.  The main stockpile in town was nearly filled to capacity for the first time due mainly to the logs we had purchased.  By summer we had built a another trading post on the other side of the river and Melishaad left his fishing spot to become trader.  We hoped a merchant would visit soon with grain.

 The Celts corn crop did better this year than last but still was not as good as we would have liked.   We needed more grain for our growing population.  We considered growing more corn instead of cabbage next spring or clearing another field all together.  Another field would require to more farmers.  In late autumn, Hilber the food trader arrived.  We traded for potatoes, bread, and a little of the corn he had. 

The temperatures again had dropped rapidly but the wait for spring did not seem quite so long, a village kitchen was built on Main Street and soon we had hot vegetable stew.  We longed for mushroom soup but we would need cleaner water than the firefighting well provided.  We built a small water well like the Celt's firefighting well but deeper so the water would be cleaner and safer to drink.

  At the start of year 20 our crop fields remained the same and we did not clear a new field.  The river boat merchants came to our ports often now and we had high hopes of getting grain soon.  We began building a village windmill close to where the grain would arrive but discovered we would need canvas to complete it.  We built a storage facility nearby for grain to be stored.  In late summer Hilber returned and we traded for 1400 units of wheat.  Fresh baked bread would go good with hot vegetable stew or mushroom soup.

  During year 20 we built several housing units around town for our growing population.  We now numbered 161, 100 adults, 27 students, and 34 young children.


Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 12, 2018, 01:40:16 PM
Chapter 21


  Building projects continued on the other side of the river, a doctor's office was built and a bakeri and townhouse were started.  The doctor could not help Ennie, the woodcutter, who died of a weak heart.  The weather was rainy and dreary when Ennie was buried in the town cemetery.

  We were full of anticipation when 2 river boats were spotted coming down the river, but we were disappointed with what they had to offer.  Garther, the hauler, had no canvas and would not even take an order for any, and Hilber had a wide variety of food items but nothing we wanted or needed.  We had no idea what was needed or how to make canvas but we began work building a weaving guild. The bakery was completed and we looked forward to bread, cakes, and even meat pies as soon as we got either flour or grain and canvas for our own windmill.  We would need a water supply nearby so we laid the foundation for a village water pump by the river.  It would provide fresh drinking water and water for baking.

  A large upper living quarters was built above the doctor's office.  The building projects on that side of the river were rapidly depleting our stockpiles of logs, stone, and iron.  The laborers had far to go in the cold and snow to collected more.  Elayna was now one of the builders working on these projects and Melishaad had returned to his fishing spot on the riverbank.  Our son Hollington took over Elayna's fishing spot and his wife, Callas, took over my job as teacher.  They now had a baby girl, Kanessa, our grandchild.  I took over Hollington's job as botanist and Larryl was now the herbalist next door to the greenhouse.  We were both working close to home to look in on our youngest child, Alph, who would be starting school soon.

  I late autumn, Hilber returned to port and we traded for bread, potatoes, and flour.  Our baker could now begin baking bread.  The impressive looking village water pump by the river would provide all the water that was needed. Garther also returned before the end of year 21 and we traded for flax.  Shortly after he left the weaving guild was finished and we realized we would need to trade for hemp in order to make canvas to complete our windmill.  We would have to wait for the traders to return at the beginning of the year.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 13, 2018, 12:58:25 PM
Chapter 22


  In early spring, it was Hilber the food merchant who returned.  We traded 100 seedlings for 300 eggs and 200 bags of flour. We could have bread and cakes now.  When the eggs ran out we would need more honey.  We built another bee shelter across the river, and a village bakery in town.  Hustonewall, who lived across the road, became baker.  His wife Calissouri said they loved the extra warmth the baker ovens provided even in summer when temperatures were only in the low 60s.  And it smelled so good when they walked out their front door.

  And speaking of walking, it was a long walk for the laborers to collect iron and stone.  For the first time we considered doing some mining but we were no where near any hills or mountains.   We would be closer when the village across the river grew larger but we discovered there was a large scattering of stone and iron in the area bordering that mountain range.  We would not need to do any mining anytime soon.  Larryl, had a suggestion that would solve 2 problems, the distance to the resources in winter and room to build the new Village Hall.  He suggested that we scavenge the abandoned places for logs and stone, even some iron.   When we were done we would have plenty of room behind the small village school to build the Village Hall.  Our mini town hall did a good job providing us with information on our town statistics and we could always trade for needed resources.  When Lamarcelino arrived in summer he had logs to trade, but 3 workers were assigned to clear away the debris behind the school instead of making a trade.

  In late winter both traders arrived at the ports, we could not resist trading for brussels sprouts.  Lamarcelino had canvas coats we did not need but no canvas.  We placed an order for hemp.  Hopefully next year we would make some canvas and finish that windmill.  We would also need to concentrate on building homes.  Our population was 172, 111 adults, 27, students, and 34 young children.  We had 63 families but only 52 homes at the end of year 22.

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: kid1293 on April 14, 2018, 10:04:32 AM
A good climate for brussel sprouts. They need a night of frost.

This story is like a cliff-hanger. Will there be canvas? :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 14, 2018, 12:51:35 PM
 :D Yes, this story is sure exciting- canvas or no canvas ?  :D  At least we have Brussels.  :)


Chapter 23 

   We were concerned about our lack of available housing when 27 migrants arrived in spring.  We need not have been concerned, they'd had enough of this harsh climate and were headed farther south, they would not stay.

  Another concern was that parts of town did not seem to be getting enough variety of foods in their areas, we needed vendors.  A wagon would be best to transport items from the main storage barn so a small workshop to make iron wagon parts was constructed behind the blacksmith in town.

  When the food merchant arrived, we traded for more eggs and flour.  Checking our inventory we discovered we were out of flax that we needed for the linen clothes we used as trade goods.  We immediately sent laborers to gather some but being Spring there were not many to find yet.  We also discovered we had quite a bit more leather than wool needed for making warm coats.  A town tailor was built across the river to make hide coats for trading until we obtained more flax.  A herbalist was also constructed on that side of town.

  It was early autumn before Lamarcelino arrived with the hemp we ordered.  The weaving guild immediately began making canvas.  What we didn't need we could trade or use to make canvas coats for a better trade value.

  There was still plenty of resources to gather from the abandoned place but 3 workers could not keep up with our need for iron.  The laborers again traveled a long way in the snow and cold to collect more.

  In late autumn we traded for potatoes and wheat and in late winter the mill was complete and the wheat was being ground into flour.  It was a beautiful mill.   To make sure that townspeople on the other side of town, especially those near the jetty, got their fair share of bread and baked goods, a wagon vendor headed to that location to display his wares.  Year 23 had been a good year.

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 16, 2018, 07:45:50 AM
Chapter 24

  By early spring of year 24, a town market was built on the other side of the river to insure they had a wide variety of needed items.  What we really needed in all sections of town was housing.  We had 69 families but only 54 houses.  We needed even more when in spring 8 Celts arrived at the Lugh's Stone in the Celtic Village.  The Celts immediately began building houses in their village and a wagon vendor took a wagon load of provisions to their palisade gate.

  As our population grew we became concerned for our food supply.  We were now using more than we produced.  We sent laborers out to collect wild foods on each side of town.  We added another hunter to the cabin south of town and a fisherman to the jetty fishing  dock.  Since fishing was good here in Springfield we built a fishing dock and fish drier on the other side of the river.  We built some homes but still needed more.  We also needed to provide fire protection for the big wood houses that were so close together.  Two young couples that apparently got tired of waiting for a house actually pitched a couple of canvas tents in the wooded area  over on that side of the river.

  When the river boat merchants came we traded for flax, vegetables, and apples.  Maybe our population would be healthier with more fruit.  Springfield now had 192 citizens, 130 adults, 23 students, and 39 young children.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 17, 2018, 11:02:56 AM
Chapter 25

  At the very end of year 24, we lost our 3rd adult.  Orio the herdsman was trampled by livestock. Most of the towns people attended the burial.  Living in town we couldn't help but notice how full the stockpile was as we passed by on our way to the chapel by the cemetery.  Larryl and I had switched jobs, he was now the botanist and I the herbalist.  We all had enough firewood that harsh winter even those living in tents.  Another canvas tent was built across the river.  It came to our attention that canvas was not used to make canvas coats, those coats were made directly from hemp.  We had no hemp for the tailor to use.

  Year 25 was a busy year like all the others.  We planted another chestnut orchard, this one 15x15.  We ran out of gathering baskets for acorns and then ran out of acorns for the nut roaster.  We traded for more apples but nothing else.  We continued to build houses, several couples still wanted homes.  We were low again on stone, iron, and firewood but we had plenty of logs.  A very nice covered bridge now crossed over the river.  In early Autumn we lost another herdsman but his death had nothing to do with his profession.  Prent died of old age and was laid to rest in the village cemetery.  A Village Inn was being built on the riverbank near the new bridge.

  At the start of another cold winter we were low on firewood.  One of our driftwood collects had collected all the logs and firewood they could at that location.  It was not a lot but it certainly helped.  The other collector estimated they had about 25% remaining to collect. The abandoned place still had 68% remaining.  We ended year 25 with all available laborers out collecting stone and iron.

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 18, 2018, 12:25:23 PM
Chapter 26

   At the start of year 26 we were still low on stone and iron, and had used up all the hemp.  We were low on wheat and flour.   When the food trader came we traded for flour and apples.  We decided we would clear more land for crop fields, after all our town's name was Springfield, and we would buy seeds to grow our own grain.  We had plenty of laborers who would willingly become farmers but by the time the fields were cleared it would be too late to plant crops this year.

  In autumn we traded for flax and hemp, our weaver was again making linen clothes and the weaving guild was making canvas coats.  We must remember to collect our wild flax more often.  We wondered if we should use some of our trade goods to obtain coal to make better tools.  Coal would cost 6 trade goods, steel tools 10.

  We assigned 2 farmers to each of the 2 new fields.  They would plant corn and cabbage if we did not trade for other seeds by planting time.  We decided to clear a 3rd field.  Another townhouse was being built on that side of the river.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: kid1293 on April 18, 2018, 12:29:18 PM
Springfield sounds like an easy ride but you have proved it is not that easy.
I wish your bannies the best! :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 18, 2018, 12:42:38 PM
Thanks, Kid.  :)  I am finding it a little more of a challenge than the small maps with the tweak type mods I usually use.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Discrepancy on April 19, 2018, 12:35:58 AM
I have been enjoying the story :) well done.

On the previous page you mentioned the hemp wasn't being made into Canvas? there should be the option for that at the top of list in weaving guild, if not, something isn't right.

Though there is the option to make clothing directly from hemp in the weaving guild, it cannot make it from the canvas unlike the village tailor.

It isn't working correctly in the current released version as I mixed up the building production numbers, but the tailor should be faster than the weaver, and the weavers also go through tools quicker.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 19, 2018, 05:28:22 AM
@Discrepancy, I am glad you are enjoying the story.  :)  I am enjoying using these mods.  I really can't say which part of town I like the best, the main part, the Celtic village, or the colorful townhouses.  :)

I must have missed that the village tailor can make canvas coats from canvas.  I had that tailor making warm coats.  I did have the guild making canvas from hemp and made quite a bit before I discovered the guild doesn't use the canvas for coats. So I used the canvas for tents  :) and traded for more hemp.   Thanks for info on speed and tools.  :)

This harsh cold climate is quite a challenge.  Springfield is always waiting for spring just like we are here in north USA  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 19, 2018, 01:12:35 PM
Chapter 27

  At the start of year 27 two of the new fields were planted, 1 with cabbage and 1 with corn.  The windmill had no wheat so began milling flour from what was left of last years corn crop.

  In spring 26 nomads arrived at the mini town hall.  We were relieved when they said they were just passing through on their way south.  We had 214 citizens and our education rate was 66%, we did not want that to change.  Shortly after they left, however, the Celts asked if 13 of their kinsfolk who arrived at the Lugh's Stone could stay.  We could not refuse.  We were pleased they had asked but it wasn't really necessary.  We were all family now, there had been many marriages between our people and theirs.  The newcomers were welcomed and several stone hovels were soon built for whoever wanted them. 

  It wasn't long after that when Jolee the Planter arrived.  We traded for wheat and Brussels sprout seeds.  When Hilber the food merchant came to port we traded for wheat and flour to tide us over until the new crops were planted next spring.  The new corn and cabbage plantings did very well.  So well we planned to plant them again next year.  We began clearing a large 22x15 field for the wheat.  We had 45 laborers now so could easily afford 3 or 4 farmers to work the wheat field.  We hoped for a chestnut harvest from the new orchard next year and considered clearing land for an apple orchard.  When the traders returned we traded for more apples, flour, and hemp.

  We were not happy when we were again short of iron and the laborers left the crops sitting on the fields while they went off to collect the iron.  By late winter we were also short of firewood and the crops still had not been brought in from the fields.  We now considered a coal mine, not for making better tools but for fuel, or maybe an iron mine.  At the end of year 27 the crops were not stored and the new wheat field was not cleared.

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 20, 2018, 10:16:38 AM
Chapter 28

  Year 28 was off to a very bad start.  By spring the corn and cabbage harvests had still not been brought in off the fields and the new crops were not being planted.  The Brussels Sprouts were up and growing before the cabbage got planted.  The corn did not get planted and the new wheat field still was not cleared by late spring.  Our food surplus had dropped quite a bit.

  The laborers were sent out to gather whatever wild foods they could find.  It was then that the blacksmiths informed us that they were again low on iron.  Our surplus of stone had also dropped.

  When Hilber, the food merchant, arrived in early summer, we traded for wheat, potatoes, and apples.  We could have traded for more but wild foods were still being gathered and our harvests would soon be started.  It was shortly after Hilber left that we discovered the our original corn and cabbage fields had not even been planted that spring.  How could it be that with over 40 laborers they could not gather resources and crops in time for the farmers to return to their fields in spring.  What the heck were they doing.  They had another guess coming if they thought they would be getting a tavern anytime soon.

  Something had to be done about the crop situation.  Farmers were instructed to pick up their own crops immediately and take them to storage.  We would add more farmers to the fields if need be.  The new wheat field would have 4 farmers when it was time to plant next spring.  We did have some good harvests, the Brussels sprouts did very well and even though the cabbage was planted late, it to did well and even better than the previous year. 

  When the leaves started changing colors we check our new chestnut orchard, we would have our first harvest this year.  We were already expecting our first frost so we started the harvest early.  The orchard was only 73% harvestable but that was better than losing the whole crop.  And next year we would also have an apple orchard.  We traded for apple seeds and began clearing a large 20x15 area next to the chestnut orchard.   The wheat field had finally been cleared and was ready to plant next spring.

  By late winter of year 28 we had 2 unemployed workers.  The 2nd driftwood collector had collected all the logs and firewood they could.  Did we want to build another collector workplace?  Would we not be better off with another forester and wood cutter?  Did we want to expand our lake fishing?  How could we again be short of iron?

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Nilla on April 20, 2018, 10:34:48 AM
You know, that no new crops will be planted until the field is completely empty. It may happen also when farmers carry the harvest into the stores themselves, that one pot is left on a field. If I see such a pot, I always use the priority tool. I don't know, if you used it, when the crop was left on the field.

You always seem short of iron. Maybe you have uneducated blacksmiths? They do "destroy" a lot of iron compared to educated. If it's difficult to always have educated blacksmiths, maybe it's a good idea to buy tools.

It will be interesting to see how you decide to replace the driftwood collectors. I think there is no "right" answer to what's the best thing to do. If you want efficient workers, I think forester and chopper are better, if you have enough worker and want everything close, driftwood collectors might be the best decision.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 20, 2018, 02:54:14 PM
@Nilla no, I did not think to use the priority tool, I do use it sometimes when I want a building constructed before another one.  I was surprised when I saw laborers ignoring the harvested crops.  They were being harvested before I marked the iron to be collected.  The iron is far from town and I tried to time collection of it after harvest and before planting.  This is the first time I have had crops left on the field.

I have not checked blacksmiths if educated, I have 2, education rate is over 60% and blacksmiths are in old areas of town and farthest from available iron. We have had no tool shortages.  Some buildings and houses also require iron to build.  New construction of houses and need for firewood is on the other side of the river, far from lake and collectors.  I think forester and woodcutter over there will prove to be best choice.  We shall see.  :)

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Nilla on April 21, 2018, 03:15:31 AM
I have no experience in using the "laborers pick up crop" tool. I have never really used it, but maybe these pots were set down in priority, so the laborers "preferred" to clear iron and all other "laborers work" first. There are some work, that are considered more important than others. The different tasks aren't always executed in the same order, as you assigned them. I'm sure of that, but I have never really understood exactly how this work. I try not to assign too many different jobs at the same time, and I also use the priority tool quite often.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 21, 2018, 05:04:52 AM
@Nilla I have used the pick-up tool before with no problem.  I have never had as many laborers as I do now so was surprised when crops were not picked up promptly.  Maybe I am sending laborers too far, I am not used to medium sized map. Closer stock piles would shorten gathering time.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: RedKetchup on April 21, 2018, 06:10:49 AM
@Nilla I have used the pick-up tool before with no problem.  I have never had as many laborers as I do now so was surprised when crops were not picked up promptly.  Maybe I am sending laborers too far, I am not used to medium sized map. Closer stock piles would shorten gathering time.

it is super good but you cannot set big zones to clear because when priority will kick in badly for those.... the baskets in crop field can stay there longtime, specially at 10x, the winters can flies.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 21, 2018, 08:30:46 AM
@RedKetchup oh my gosh, I usually play at speed 1x but this map 2x  ;D and that is why I missed starting early harvests so many times (but don't tell Nilla that)  ;D  Maybe I set to many small zones  to be cleared and they did those before crops.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: RedKetchup on April 21, 2018, 08:51:55 AM
@RedKetchup oh my gosh, I usually play at speed 1x but this map 2x  ;D and that is why I missed starting early harvests so many times (but don't tell Nilla that)  ;D  Maybe I set to many small zones  to be cleared and they did those before crops.

sometimes, when you asked a clearing job done and time has passed since and still not completed because you asked 100 more jobs to do and you have prioritized those... at some point no matter you will ask to do something new(like crop buckets) you will never be prioritize it over a job asked like 24 yeahs ago ^^

some very ancient job cant be overcome by the priority tool.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 21, 2018, 01:22:18 PM
Good to know, thanks @RedKetchup



Chapter 29


  In early spring of year 29 we watched and waited for the farmers to start planting.  One by one they returned to their fields in the pouring rain.  Then and only then did we send the laborers out to collect iron.  We again considered mining.  We had more than enough laborers who would rather work inside a mine than outside in the rain or snow and cold harsh temperatures.  Before that decision was made we became aware that there was no hemp for making canvas coats.  Should we wait for the trader to bring hemp or should we buy hemp seeds and plant our own?

  The apple orchard had been cleared and 1 farmer began planting.  We would add more.  A worker was added to both fish driers and 1 was added to the jetty mollusc farm and another to the butchery.  Another fishing spot and workers house was added to the jetty.

  We traded for hemp seeds and in late summer a field was being cleared and a stone hovel was being built not far from the weaving guild and tailor.  Laborers were sent out to collect flax and wild oats.

  Five farmers were not enough to harvest the wheat crop before the autumn snow. We would need to start harvest early or assign more farmers, or do both.  Our original cabbage field also did not get completely harvested and we neglected to start the chestnut harvest early.  The apple trees were  planted and doing well.

  In early winter the laborers headed towards the mountain to gather stone and iron.  Stockpiles were placed along the road to the mountain to shorten their return.  Some trees were also cut, our supply of firewood was getting low.  Several laborers said they wouldn't mind living in the area by the mountain.  By late winter 2 stone townhouses were built.  We had 87 families but only 80 homes.  Springfield's population was now 256, 162 adults, 32 students, and 62 young children.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 22, 2018, 12:29:22 PM
Chapter 30


  By spring of year 30 we were very low on firewood.  We built another village firewood yard and mini forester near the new stone townhouses.  The crops were being planted.  By late spring we had a new concern, we feared no one would want the job of herdsman in Springfield, we lost the 3rd one.  The profession seemed to have a way of aging people, Johann the herdsman, died of old age.

  The crops were doing well this year and the hemp seemed to be thriving in our climate.  We began harvesting the wheat early , when it was 89% mature.  We had 6 farmers working that field but it appeared they would still not complete the harvest in time.  Thanks to the timely construction of another town storage building the crop was harvested and stored with very little lost to the first heavy frost.

  When the food trader arrived we traded for eggs and potatoes.  It was when checking inventory that we noticed our leather shortage.  After learning of the discrepancy we checked our weavers and tailors.  There was no problem with the linen weaver as long as the laborers collected wild flax at regular intervals. The weaving guild had made a surplus of canvas then began making canvas coats out of hemp.  The town tailor was making hide coats from leather and the village tailor was making warm coats from wool and leather.  We then had no leather but a large surplus of wool.  Adjustments were needed.  The town tailor would make coats from wool to trade.  The weaving guild would make warm coats from hemp and wool until our leather supply was replenished, and the village tailor would switch to making canvas coats from canvas.  The new system should work well as long as our herdsmen stayed alive long enough to produce the wool.

  The next death came all to soon but this time it was a fisherman, Anasta, who died of old age in early winter. It was at that time that we were completely out of stone and iron and were also short of logs.  The small townhouses and the tunnel mine we began nearby took a lot of resources.  We wondered why the mine was not finished yet, then discovered the workers need 2 steel tools to complete it.  It was not long before Gather, the hauler, arrived and he had steel tools.  We traded for more than we needed and also traded for some coal to make our own should the ones we traded for not make it into the hands of the builders.  Hopefully the laborers would finish collecting iron and stone before it was time for the farmers to return to their fields in spring.


Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: kid1293 on April 22, 2018, 01:32:20 PM
It is frustrating with so many setbacks but you make it a challenge to overcome
the problems. Nice to read about.
I wish I could that determined in real life. :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 22, 2018, 02:46:34 PM
Thanks, @kid1293 it is a challenge but the problems are reoccurring.  Every time I think I have a problem solved I find it isn't.  It wouldn't be bad if it were only 1 or 2 things to keep an eye on.   :) I am determined, I will keep trying.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 23, 2018, 12:02:24 PM
Chapter 31

  The tunnel mine was finished by the start of year 31 and 4 miners set to work extracting iron.  We would add more miner and more housing for them.  Several warm leather tents were set up near the mine.  As soon as the first mine was up and running, we began construction of a second mine.  The building materials collected for it left the stockpiles short of logs.  We we also low on firewood so it was crucial that we send the laborers out to cut some nearby trees immediately.

  It was another cold rainy spring and the 35 nomads who arrived didn't stay.

   The second mine was completed and the miners were extracting coal.  Hopefully, coal would take some of the pressure off the foresters and wood cutters.  We were still short of iron and the iron mine was a long way from the blacksmiths.  The blacksmith in town was educated and made good use of the iron when he could get it but the Celtic blacksmith was not educated.  We considered a materials wagon vendor, we had wagon parts, but feared he would take logs and firewood away from outlying areas that needed them.

  In late summer 2 traders arrived and we did a quick inventory check when we saw them coming down the river.  We needed flax and we were almost out of canvas.  We again adjusted the textile workers, the guild would again make canvas and the village tailor would make warm coats until enough canvas was available.  We had enough food and grain in inventory and it was almost harvest time.  We ordered no food from the food merchant or seeds from the planter.  We started the wheat harvest early at 84 % and the chestnuts at 53%.  An early snowstorm still cost us some crops.

  Building was at a stand still, we were short of building materials.  We did however build another village well to protect the buildings we did have.  The abandoned place provided all the scavenged materials it had and the last of it was removed.  The foundation for the Village Hall was laid.  Diligent laborers took logs, stone, and iron to the site before we could stop them.  We were again short of logs, stone, and iron.

 Arnon the fisherman drowned, he must have slipped off an icy fishing pier.  It was another cold harsh winter in Springfield.

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 24, 2018, 01:04:35 PM
Chapter 32


  The building of the Village Hall was off to a good start.  Early Spring was too, flowering trees and spring flowers seemed to bloom early that year but there was another snowstorm before the weather finally warmed and the Village Hall was complete. The building left us short of logs, stone, and iron.  Laborers cut a number of trees near each woodcutter to prevent a firewood crisis.  Laborers gathered the closest stone and iron they could find and 2 miners were added to the iron mine.  We were concerned that our tool supply had been dropping, the blacksmiths need both logs and iron.

  In the summer of year 32 we decided to try a new system of retrieving resources.   We build a materials wagon by the main stockpile close to the blacksmith.  We then set up a stockpile far to the west near the mountain where there was still both iron an stone to be gathered.  The laborers would have a short distance to go with the materials to the stockpile and the 2 material wagon vendors could pick them up and take them to town.  It would have been a good system had it worked, by autumn there were still no materials brought to the vendor's wagon.

  Luckily, both traders came to port.  We traded for Brussels Sprouts, wild oats, and berries.  We got all 200 logs Garther, the hauler, had plus firewood, stone, coal, iron and hardened tools, and some flax.

  In winter the laborers were still gathering stone and iron by the west mountain but the 2 vendors were nowhere to be found.  They were too busy idling to make the trip to the west stockpile which had high priority.  Both Sienned and Damar gathered fuel from the other side of the river in late summer but neither one returned to the wagon by late winter.  Perhaps they took it home for their personal use, it was as always a cold harsh winter.

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Nilla on April 25, 2018, 01:02:39 AM
Is it the right cart? Are you sure that iron, stones and logs are flagged "material"?
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Discrepancy on April 25, 2018, 01:51:36 AM
the Materials Wagon Vendor should store Logs, and what is Flagged as Materials (Custom4-clay,lime,fertilizer), and construction (Custom5-wagon parts,bricks,roof-tiles,lumber).
many of which would not be available in this game as not in the mods.
The MIS Wagon Vendor will store Materials (CoalFuel-coal, iron ore), Iron and Stone.

The Wagon Vendor mod is one that does now need updating ASAP also... DSSV, and all the others...

but for next version I will include a larger collection of different supplied wagons.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 25, 2018, 03:43:28 AM
Oh that explains it then, thank you.   When I first considered using the wagon vendor I saw one would store iron and stone, but apparently I picked the wrong one when I built it.  :(
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 25, 2018, 01:07:03 PM
Chapter 33

  By spring of year 34 the 2 wagon vendors had still not returned to the cart with any materials.  The logs that were stored in the cart were brought from the trading post but not by the 2 delinquent vendors.  They were dismissed.  They claimed it was the wagon's fault not theirs.  We would check out that wagon when we get a chance.

  Thanks to our timely trade deals we had building materials.  We were short on housing.  We had 102 families but only 85 houses.  The 29 Celtic nomads who arrived in summer did not want to stay if there was no housing available.

  In late summer we began building stone cottages by the nut roaster and stone hovels across the river by the crop fields.  We traded for wheat and flour and began the wheat harvest at 71% and the chestnuts and apples at 70%.  We again lost some crops to an early frost.  We also did not gather wild foods as we usually did, instead we added a gatherer to each of our 3 forest gatherers and built 2 mini gatherers, 1 not far south of the greenhouse and the other 1 south of the mines.  Gathering flax and wild oats would have to wait, the laborers would need to head west to retrieve the resources from the stockpile there.  We would build a stockpile elsewhere next year if needed.

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 26, 2018, 02:06:30 PM
Chapter 34


  In early spring of year 34 Hestel, the builder, fell off a ladder and died, it was surprising that he died from the fall, the roof of the Celtic storage shelter was not that high.  A short time later Fores, the miner, was killed by a cave in.

  We found a location not far from the first one where there was still a lot of surface iron and stone.  We would build a stockpile there and begin collecting resources as soon as the farmers were all back in their fields. 

  In summer  we traded for Brussels sprouts and potatoes and were again surprised that Pumpkin Hollow and small villages so much father north could have already harvested those crops.  The boatman said the Hollow was in a small valley well protected by high mountains.  We later traded for flax.

  We built a new forester's lodge north of our crop fields across the river.  We built a new woodcutter workstation nearby plus began a constructing a mini hunter and herbalist.  We soon realized our mistake.  We had a herbalist not far from the mill, what we needed here was a mini gatherer.  The buildings were all finished by late autumn.  The laborers then went to work gathering resources in the south east forest area.

  Year 34 ended well.  We had healthy surpluses in all of our inventory items.  Our population was 304, 190 adults, 48 students, and 66 young children.  Our education rate was 72% and we had 95 homes for our 100 families.  We were all relatively happy and healthy.  By late winter we had chosen a location for a Village Church.

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 27, 2018, 12:19:38 PM
Chapter 35
 


  At the start of year 35, the Village Church was completed and was filled to capacity the moment the doors opened.  It was a beautiful church with  huge clock and bell tower.  As soon as the church was finished, work began on a Village Hospital.  There was a doctor's office on the other side of the river and a mini hospital near the center of town but both were a long way from the Celtic village and the jetty workers.  The new hospital would be built at the crossroads between the two.

  In spring 30 nomads arrived but did not stay, they were headed south to warmer climates.  Our laborers were headed south too but only as far as the new stockpile to gather resources.

  The harvests were again started early this year.  Construction of the new hospital was well underway. Even if completed it could not have prevented the loss of 2 more of our citizens.  Raymond the fisherman drowned and Corden the laborer died of old age.  It was autumn when we realized we had a serious new problem.  We were short of tools and thinking back over the past year we realized we had missed the signs of the impending crisis.  Despite that, the new hospital was quite impressive.  We hoped we would not have to use it.

  By late winter there were workers who had no tools.  We realized that it appeared that we had enough log and iron for tool making but the problem stemmed from the fact that most of the needed resources were far out on a stockpile in the forest.  The closest iron was near the mine so we immediately began building a mini workshop and prayed we were not too late to avert the crisis.

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 28, 2018, 11:56:58 AM
Chapter 36


  Our tool shortage continued to grow in the spring of year 36.  We waiting impatiently for traders to arrive, they came often.  We were disappointed when it was Jolee, the planter, who came first.  We emptied the forest stock pile and hoped that the new workshop and close-at-hand resources would solve our problem.  There was still plenty of surface stone and iron in that area so 2 new stock piles were started.

  By summer the tool shortage was much worse.  We wondered what impact the lack of tools would have on our harvest.  We began harvesting early and began collecting wild foods and flax close to every storage facility.  Our wheat harvest was good and so was our overall food surplus, and our tool supply increased somewhat by autumn. Garther, the hauler, finally arrived and we traded for all 200 steel tools he had with him.

  By late autumn, almost everyone again had a tool.  Our main stockpile was nearly full and we took time to examine the materials wagon.  It appeared this wagon would not hold iron and stone, the vendors were right, it was not their fault.  Over winter we would send the laborers out to fill the 2 new stock piles in the southeast forest while we build a new wagon.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on April 29, 2018, 01:48:11 PM
Chapter 37


  By early spring the new wagon was constructed and before long the vendor was filling it with stone and iron.  We lost 2 of our miners, one right after the other.  Trevent and Bree were both killed by a cave in.

  Year 37 we concentrated on adding additional housing and maintaining our supplies.  We collected flax and wild foods and made sure our crop fields were harvested early.  It was an uneventful year with no new problems to overcome.  The people of Springfield worked hard and have endured many hardships, we thought it high time they had a Village Mead Brewer.

  We chose a location near the trading post in case we would need to trade for ingredients.  The small brewer was completed by spring of year 38.  It was then we discovered we were out of herbs.  We also had no flax.   We had plenty of laborers to send out to collect herbs, flax, wild foods and resources so we did not mind that the 36 nomads that stopped at the Village Hall decided not to stay.  They were looking for a better life not a more difficult one of hauling stone and iron from the new area where we built stock yards.  The wagon vendor made several trips to the new stock yards but not to one of the earlier ones even though it had higher priority.  The laborers would have to clear that one too.  Milland the laborer died of a weak heart.

  We checked our production numbers and found we were using more than we produced of many commodities, especially food.  We traded for potatoes, apples, and eggs and collect more wild foods.  To insure a more stable food supply we began constructing another Village fishing dock and hunting cabin south of the covered bridge.  The hunting cabin had just been completed when Alentine was trampled by a wild boar and the fishing dock just begun when Melishaad the fisherman died of old age.  Was this a strange coincidence or a sign or omen that we were doomed to fail?
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Gatherer on April 29, 2018, 03:29:41 PM
That's a big food deficiency per year. You should use what the lake has to offer more imo.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 02, 2018, 05:10:37 AM
@Gatherer I will take your advice, T think further development on that big lake might help.  The cold harsh climate is not good for farming, it is too easy to miss starting the harvest early.  The supply of trade goods disappears fast.  I managed to play several years ahead while the site was down so it will be a few chapters before returning to jetty building.  Thanks for advice.  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Gatherer on May 02, 2018, 07:27:50 AM
Tom's standalone smoking shed produces a lot of smoked fish as long the supply of raw fish and firewood is constant. With 3 trade value per smoked fish you can buy a lot of other food and even some materials.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 02, 2018, 08:29:00 AM
@Gatherer , yes I like Tom's smoking shed very much and have used it often.  I thought I was getting too dependent on it so I did not activate it for this map.  I do have 2 jetty fish driers built and 1 butcher and kitchen.  I could build more of those to expand food production.  Up until now I have not done a lot of trading, usually only for seeds and livestock, Today's chapter I am trying auto trading for the first time.  :)  Thank you for fish trading tip.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 02, 2018, 12:52:49 PM
Chapter 38


  By early spring of year 39 the fishing dock was completed.  Thanks in part to the new hunting cabin our surplus of leather had grown.  We build a mini workshop near the trading posts to make hide coats to trade.

  When Gilber, the woodcutter died of old age, we thought the frequent deaths may soon fill our cemetery and we would be unprepared to handle any more burials.  A new cemetery was need before that occurred.   There was some debate over its location but it was finally decided a small cemetery near the apple orchard would be a good choice.

  Our surplus of leather was only part of the large number of textiles in storage.  We also had a large surplus of canvas.  We added another worker to the Village Tailor shop where canvas coats were being made.  We also noticed we had a supply of coal now so we decided to make some longer lasting steel tools.

 Despite our cold harsh climate and brief tool shortage the citizens of Springfield were consistently healthy and happy.  We credited our wide variety of foods and wanted to insure that consistency.  When Hilber, the food merchant, arrived we traded for potatoes and eggs and thought it about time we try some auto trading.  We could use a more steady supply of fruit.  We wanted to keep our population healthy and happy.  Springfield had a population of 349, 220 adults, 59 students, and 70 young children. 
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: brads3 on May 02, 2018, 04:12:42 PM
what nomad catcher are you using and how big are the groups? lately,i get only a couple small groups and then it jumps to huge groups.the larger goups come closer together than the small start groups did also.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 02, 2018, 06:38:57 PM
@brads3 I read that on your blog, strange. I have 3 nomad attractors, mini town hall, village hall, and the Celtic Lugh's stone.  For the last 10 years nomads arrived every year or every other year in group sizes of 27- 36.  If I am not mistaken they were at the village hall and Celtic stone.  Next chapter year 39 10 Celts at stone and 57 at the mini town hall, a large jump.  Are you using mini town hall?
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: brads3 on May 02, 2018, 06:54:49 PM
yes,i am using the mini TH. i did try KIDD's well but that is when i noticed they came every year and each bigger and bigger group.switched back. was like 2 small sets and then jump to big 1's.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 03, 2018, 05:00:38 AM
@brads3 I used Kid's well a lot but don't recall ever getting real large groups of nomads but have noticed bigger groups with mini town hall and arrivals not always at regular intervals. I do not often have more than 1 nomad attractor so I am thinking it is having multiple attractors that cause the variance.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 03, 2018, 06:12:45 AM
Chapter 39


  By early spring of year 40 construction of a lumber mill began.  Workers could process logs into lumber for building or firewood.  Our first auto trade was made, we got 200 cherries. Gather the hauler had flax, we traded for all that he had.

  In spring 10 Celts arrived at the Lugh's Stone and wished to stay in a town that housed other Celts, of course they could stay.  The 57 migrants that arrived at the mini town hall had no desire to stay in our cold valley and were soon on their way south.  We were glad to see them go.  We worked hard to get our education rate up to 74%.  We had 60 students and 75 young children that spring and realized we would soon need another school, the  old grammar school was filled to capacity.  The other side of the river had a large number of homes and families but no school.  The school house was completed by the end of summer when early harvesting began and wild foods were being collected.

  We increased our auto trade to include vegetables and grain and when Hilber left port in early autumn our trading post had 143 each of apples, berries, cherries, peaches, plums, lentils, potatoes, mushroom soup, pumpkins, roots, squash, vegetable stew and wild honey but very few remaining trade goods.  The trading post was not completely restocked by the time Hilber returned in late winter even though we added another worker.  Our stock of trade goods was gone but we got apples, bannocks, beans, cabbage, flour, hunters stew, onions, and pears.  We would certainly have a wide variety of foods as long as we had enough trade goods.  We needed more trade goods, we needed another green house.  It was completed before the beginning of the new year.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: kid1293 on May 03, 2018, 06:15:18 AM
Looks like spring is finally coming to Springfield :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 03, 2018, 06:28:37 AM
 :) yes, like spring things are improving and there is hope, I hope  ;D
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: brads3 on May 03, 2018, 08:15:47 AM
it is nice how you have 1 nomad catcher ring small groups and 1 to bring larger.in my case i only have the ini townhall.seems to have become an issue of huge groups since my crash.way my game is configured it would be hard to find why.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 03, 2018, 09:52:26 AM
I thought the number of nomads that arrive is based on the population so unless there is a huge increase in population then the number of nomads should gradually increase along with the population.  Unless using a mod like Kid's welcome sign where you choose the percentage you want when you build the sign.  Anything else I assume something is wrong somewhere.  Perhaps multiple nomad attractors confuses the game. 
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: RedKetchup on May 03, 2018, 11:07:21 AM
yes it is on a % of pop.

vanilla townhall is around 10%. but a moddler can decide of the %.

if you get 10% of 50 pop it will be 5 nomads. and 10% of 300 will be 30.
but if a moddler decide it is 80% ? 100 ? 200% or 300% ?
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 03, 2018, 12:32:52 PM
That is what I thought, thanks for the information @RedKetchup  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: RedKetchup on May 03, 2018, 03:32:46 PM
That is what I thought, thanks for the information @RedKetchup  :)

you are welcome :)

btw when i say "around" there is a minimum and maximum value defined. this why i said around ^^
so numbers can go a bit more or bit less. tahst the median
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 04, 2018, 10:37:17 AM
thanks, Red, good to know.  :)


Chapter 40


  By the beginning of year 41, the lumber mill was up and running and producing lumber.  We built a mini forester the mill would have a nearby steady supply of logs.  Why did we need lumber, you ask?  Well, we had a new building project underway, a stone bridge.  There was so much surface stone in the area, on both sides of the river, and the village was always expanding on the other side.  We needed a bridge, why not use the stone?  It needed lumber.

  The builders constructed an impressive set of stairs up to the bridge walkway where they built a storage shed, convenient for both sides of the river.  There were soon 2 houses built on the bridge, rather one was over the bridge and one was under it.  We were concerned that the house under the bridge might prevent the boatman from passing under, especially when a jetty fishing spot was added next to the house.  The river was not very wide at this point and we had come to rely on trade to maintain our food supply.  But we need not have worried, the boat passed under the bridge with room to spare.  Our short stone bridge was completed with another set of stairways on the other side of the river and the lumber mill switched from producing lumber to cutting firewood so the residents of the bridge houses would have an ample supply of firewood nearby that winter.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 05, 2018, 12:57:10 PM
Chapter 41

  Spring of year 42 found us considering what to do with all the land on the other side of the river.  There was plenty of stone and wood for housing and plenty of room for crop fields.  But did we want to do more farming?  Our food supply was the lowest it had been in years because being occupied with bridge building we neglected to start harvests of our existing fields early and we did not sent the laborers out to collect wild foods.  As soon as the farmers returned to their fields we sent the laborers out.

  When Hilbur the food merchant arrived he took whatever trade goods we had in stock, the problem was we were not restocking fast enough between Hilbur's visits.  We added 2 more traders to the food trading post bringing their number up to 4.  We also adjusted the inventory of the general trader, making more of that stock available for the food merchant.  We carefully checked inventory and realized we could move more seedlings and canvas coats to the trading post.  We came to the conclusion that we needed to increase our production of trade goods and our food supply.   Our population at the beginning of year 43 was 402, 260 adults, 63 students, and 79 young children.  That was a lot of mouths to feed.

  We did not think more farming was the answer in our cold harsh climate.  We began building a hunting cabin and forest food gatherer south of the greenhouse on the other side of the river.  It was brought to our attention that we could be making better use of what our big lake has to offer.
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Post by: Abandoned on May 06, 2018, 12:53:21 PM
Chapter 42


  By the beginning of year 43 our thoughts returned to lake development but the laborers and builders had something to say about that.  We lost several workers from both professions to old age and weak hearts and the younger replacement workers said if we expected them to work in the cold out on that lake they wanted hot food nearby.  They also pointed out we were short of herbs.  So while a herbalist and gruel kitchen were being built by the lake we sent laborers out to gather herbs and turned our attention back to the other side of the river.  The maximum number of herbs were gathered before the herbalist was completed.

  On the other side of the river, by early spring, the new hunting cabin had 3 hunters working and the forest food gatherer was almost completed.   If we needed stone or iron we knew where to get some.  We also knew where there was plenty of land for more crop fields.  When the food merchant came to port in spring we noticed that the 5 traders still had not stocked any mead even thought our inventory and storage barrel showed a surplus.  We instructed the general trader to stock the mead and no sooner had he set out to do so, the food trader finally did the same.  After 5 years the food trading post had mead in stock. Go figure.

  With 3 hunters in the new hunting cabin we figured the amount of venison would be even better next year so we constructed a new butchery nearby.  We also constructed a 3rd greenhouse.  The seedlings were a most welcome trade good and it was vital that we had sufficient goods to trade for food as our population continued to grow.  Our population growth had slowed, new births barely out numbering deaths.  We needed more housing.

  We again turned our attention back to lake development.  By late winter we had several new walkways, storage units, workers houses, and another fishing dock.  It had been another cold harsh winter in Springfield.
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Post by: Abandoned on May 07, 2018, 02:29:54 PM
Chapter 43


  In late spring of year 44 we were deluged with nomads.  First 33 nomads arrived at the Village Hall in the pouring rain.  Their village was wiped out by flooding from the torrential spring rains we'd been having.  They were barely out of town when 38 Celts arrived at the Lugh's Stone.  Wind and rain drove them from their village, they did not want to stay either.  The rain that let up for a short time returned with a vengeance, it was then that 49 displaced persons arrived at the mini town hall.  They had had enough of this climate and were headed south.  A total of 120 nomads were headed south that month. 

  It was difficult getting the crops planted and working on the jetty in the pouring rain.  By early summer a storage shed and several smaller storage units were built plus several worker's houses and another fishing dock.  Later another mollusc farm was added.  The harvests were not started early so our food supply was again lower than we would have liked. The cabbage and Brussels sprouts were often completely harvested even when harvesting was not started early.  We remembered from Smallville that beans had a short growing season.  When Lamarcelin, the company merchant, arrived in autumn we traded for bean seeds.  We prepared a 10x14 crop field near the stone bridge where several stone hovels were being constructed.  The laborers collected what wild foods they could before the snow got to deep and the temperature to cold. 

  We checked our inventory and our trade goods and decided it was safe to raise the amounts of auto food purchases.  We increased grain to 3,000 units and fruits to 2,000.  We would continue working to stabilize our food supply.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: kid1293 on May 07, 2018, 02:40:51 PM
Hehe, I like your jetties. I think they will save Springfield from disaster. :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 07, 2018, 02:52:53 PM
 :) I hope so, year 44 and no disaster yet.  Will luck hold out ?  We will see  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: kid1293 on May 07, 2018, 03:02:13 PM
Persistence makes you live 'til 100 :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Discrepancy on May 08, 2018, 12:45:58 AM
 :)

so many nomads visiting the celtic stone!


Well done, the town has survived and grown well in this harsh climate :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 08, 2018, 05:10:33 AM
Thanks @Discrepancy , Springfield is a challenge but an enjoyable one.  I was surprised to have nomads arrive at all 3 attractors one after the other, that was a lot of nomads.  :)

@kid1293 I think Springfield will persist a few more years but not until year 100  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: kid1293 on May 08, 2018, 07:45:52 AM
We thank you for what we get :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Gatherer on May 08, 2018, 09:28:27 AM
@Abandoned What's the size of that big wheat field and the average harvest? How much do you lose to frost and have you considered dividing the field into two fields? Perhaps just 1-2 years with 3 workers each to check the amount of wheat harvested.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 08, 2018, 11:54:58 AM
 :) our welcome @kid1293

@Gatherer that wheat field is 22x 15 with 6 workers.  The highest total I noted was 2152 when the harvest was started early, another was 2048. I did not keep track of amount lost but if harvest was not started early there was some loss.  The lowest was 780 but only 4 workers and not started early.  I am a few years ahead playing than writing but I will do a year with no early start and the following year I will divide the field in half. Result will be interesting.  :)



Chapter 44


  The new bean field was cleared and ready to plant by spring of year 45.  We began clearing a 2nd field for Brussels or cabbage but did not think it would be ready in time to be planted.  Thinking back to the earlier year when the laborers failed to pick up the harvested crops from the fields until the following spring, we remembered that the cabbage was planted much later than the other fields.  We took the chance and decided on cabbage for the new field and were pleased when one of the 2 farmers assigned to that field began planting even though it was already early summer.

  As we thought, by early Autumn the older fields of Brussels and cabbage were harvest without an early start.   The new bean field was almost harvested and the new cabbage field was more than half done.  We did lose some to the first frost and snow but we were pleased with the new fields.  We began clearing another field for more Brussels Sprouts.  We built a vegetable field cellar and collect wild foods and flax.  A few more stone hovels were built in the area.

  Across the bridge we built a Village blacksmith.  We notice our inventory of tools was not as high as it could have been.  We did not want another tool crisis.  Our supply of warm coats could also be higher.  We stopped making canvas coats and made more warm coats instead.  We would have to watch our wool supply.  Hide coats would be the only ones traded for the time being.  We need more flax for linen clothes, we would buy all the flax the river boatman had with him.  To insure we would have enough trade goods, we built yet another greenhouse.

  At the end of year 45 we needed housing.  Springfield had a population of 428.  There were 164 families but only 123 houses.  We would concentrate on building houses next year.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: brads3 on May 08, 2018, 01:59:50 PM
in the blacksmith pic,what are those long log piles? are they just decorations or do they function as storage?
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 08, 2018, 02:45:22 PM
Hi @brads3 yes, those long log piles are just decorative, very nice.  The small square ones are storage.
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Post by: Abandoned on May 09, 2018, 12:55:35 PM
Chapter 45

  At the beginning of year 46 we decided it was time we split the sheep from one pasture and create another to increase our mutton and our wool.  We could always trade for wool if the need arose but we would rather our trade goods be used for food.  Our supply of warm coats had increased and our supply of wool was good, now was the time to build a new pasture.  There was plenty of room near the new crop fields for a 10x20 fenced pasture.

  After building stone hovels we were short of stone and the foundations for more were laid out so the laborers were sent out to gather more stone.  Then the blacksmiths said they short of iron.  We were totally taken by surprise to hear the shouts ring out FIRE !!!   The lumber mill was ablaze.  Everyone nearby ran to the river but the mill was soon engulfed in flames.  It was severely damaged and would have to be rebuilt.  We added another builder to the workforce.

  Materials were delivered to build a new Tailor but the building of it would wait until the new pasture was finished and producing wool.   Construction of more houses would continue.

  In summer the merchant arrived with flax, we traded for all 200 units.  In late summer the lumber mill was restored and again cutting firewood.   In autumn the pasture was finally ready but we were concerned.  The sheep being split from the flock would have a long way to travel to the new pasture, winter came early in this cold harsh climate.  We watched them closely and all 6 made it safely to the new pasture.  By the end of the year our food supply was the best it had ever been and our other surpluses were also high and holding steady.
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Post by: Abandoned on May 10, 2018, 02:38:43 PM
Chapter 46


  At the start of year 47 we were 100% happy and healthy and had an education rate of 82%.  We had 70 students and 63 young children.  We decided to build another school down by the stone bridge where most of the recent construction had been.  To the west and farther south there was plenty of wood, iron, and stone.  There was a prime fishing spot just waiting for a fishing dock to be built.  The water was shallower there and would warm sooner in the sun.  All that was needed was a simple log bridge.  A longer one across the main river would connected the area to the main part of town. The shallower water would make bridge building easier.  Several small village homes were being constructed on this side of the bridge.

  The area on the other side of the river continued to grow.  A mini storage shed and hunting cabin as well as several Celtic houses were built.  Our trade deals and harvests were good that year, we raised our food storage limits, our surplus was the highest it had ever been.  Springfield was thriving.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: kid1293 on May 10, 2018, 02:40:17 PM
 :) The tides are turning.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 11, 2018, 12:52:26 PM
 :)

Chapter 47


  Even after another harsh cold winter, Springfield's food surplus was high that early spring of year 48.  We took time to consider last years wheat harvest.  We failed to start it early and the harvest total was only 1738.  It should have been at least 2000.  The 6 farmers working the 22X15 foot field claimed it was more difficult to work and harvest than the smaller fields, even with extra workers.  So, we thought we would experiment.  We divided the field in half making two 11x15 foot fields and assigned 3 of the 6 farmers to each field. All of the farmers were educated.  When it was time to plant the farmers began to immediately plant the east field but the farmers were late getting to and planting the west field.  In late summer harvesting began on the east field but the west field was not yet ready to harvest.   The east field was almost harvested when the harvesting of the west field finally began.  The east field had a good harvest total of 1176, we expected a crop loss in the west field even though the farmers continued to work in the snow.  The harvest total for the west field was 952.  The total wheat harvest from the 2 fields was 2,128 roughly the same as the large field when the harvest was started early.

  As usual the laborers collected mushrooms, onions, roots, and berries and our food surplus at the end of year 48 was 32,796 units of food.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Nilla on May 11, 2018, 02:11:50 PM
When I play on "harsh" I use smaller fields than that; maybe 80 tiles for one worker or if I have a lot of workers, 2 farmers on about 100 tiles.

I like this little settlement. :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 11, 2018, 02:49:00 PM
 :) Thanks @Nilla I have 2 workers on all the smaller fields, the corn field probably could use 3 farmers. I have not been starting harvests early  It is funny of these 2 wheat fields the one always lags behind right from planting time, I think it must be the distance the farmers live from the field.  Storage distance is about equal.  :)
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Post by: Abandoned on May 12, 2018, 06:27:05 AM
Chapter 48


  As soon as the snow stopped in early spring of year 49, the farmers started planting.  We again turned our attention to our housing shortage.  We had 145 but 185 families.  Young couples were eager to have homes of their own.  Several houses were under construction around town and on the jetty.  It was our lack of housing that caused 51 nomads who arrived at the mini town hall and 43 at the village hall to decide to be on their way.  It was our lack of iron that was delaying some of the housing construction.

  It was time we checked our mines.  The iron mine still had 62% of the iron remaining, the coal mine 65%. We were using more iron and tools than we were producing.  Iron was still slow to reach most of our blacksmiths even though the 2 wagon vendors were taking iron to the center of town.  Surface iron was even farther away then the mines. 

  We also discovered we were using more clothes than we were producing probably because we were out of wool.  It was time to again make canvas from hemp and have our main tailor shop produce canvas coats.  If our wool inventory did not increase we would have to trade for some.

  Our harvests were good again this year.  The west wheat field again lagged behind the east one but our overall food surplus was the highest it had ever been.  After most of the crops were harvested the laborers were sent out to gather stone and iron.  We thought it time to build another iron mine.  Our main blacksmith in town would have to make some steel tools for its completion.  By late winter our firewood and coal supplies were low.  The location for another coal mine was selected.

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Post by: Abandoned on May 13, 2018, 08:13:17 AM
Chapter 49


  By early summer of year 50 our firewood and coal surpluses had picked up.  We began building yet another mine, a 2nd one to produce coal.  Our main blacksmith would continue making steel tools until the building materials were delivered to the mine.

  A new problem arose, a crop field was infested.  It was cool and rainy and looked as if the infestation would spread from the corn field to the cabbage but it did not.  It did spread through the corn field and it was decided to try to harvest as much as we could that was not infested.  We hoped no one would become ill eating the harvested corn.  Less than one third made it into storage. 

  When the new mine was completed and 8 miners went to work, it was decided they would mine iron instead of coal until the next heating season started.  When the harvests were completed the laborers went out to gather more stone and iron.  Both wheat fields did very well that year.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Gatherer on May 13, 2018, 02:29:42 PM
Once started, infestation only spreads to fields that have the same crop as the first infested.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 13, 2018, 03:09:23 PM
oh thanks, @Gatherer , that is good to know.  I have only played a few maps with disasters on.  I was not quite sure what to do, but it was okay and got a partial harvest.  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Nilla on May 13, 2018, 03:56:35 PM
If you don't know, how to handle infestations, I can give you some advice/tricks; it's often better to demolish an infested, field than to harvest. (especially if there are other fields with the same crop close.) You can let the crop, that's left on the ground grow until autumn and "harvest" by using the clear resources tool (maybe you'll also need the priority tool to get it all in the barns). If an orchard gets infested, all trees have to be cut down, it's better to demolish the orchard, than only to cut the trees. This way the decease will not spread. If a pasture get infested, there's a trick. (A bit cheaty, I know) Just "fake demolish" (demolish/reclaim) the pasture and the infestation is gone and the sheep will return to the pasture healthy as ever. If you don't want this cheat, it's good to have an empty pasture somewhere. If you move the animals, the decease is gone.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 13, 2018, 08:26:43 PM
Thanks @Nilla for the information, I have made a note of it for future reference.  :)
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Post by: Abandoned on May 14, 2018, 08:28:05 AM
Chapter 50

  Yes, weary traveler, it has been 50 years since we settled here in Springfield.  The town has sure grown from that first small settlement with its mini town hall, greenhouse, village school and chapel.  The Celtic settlement expanded it to the north and the jetty fisherman and mollusc farmers expanded it to the east.  Beautiful colorful houses were built across the river to the west where crop fields, orchards, and mines are located.  Across the stone bridge to the south our people and the Celts live closely together, we are all dear friends and family now. 

  Springfield has 196 families, 501 citizens, 346 adults, 54 students, and 101 young children.  Our education rate is 86%.  Larryl and I are alone now, our children are grown and have families of their own.  We were so young when we arrived here all those years ago.  We are still in our old wooden house after 50 years and still gather herbs and tend the seedling in the old greenhouse.

  Yes, weary traveler, it is time you were on your way to make a new start somewhere else.  Now is a good time,  after all, it is once again Spring in Springfield.


The End
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: brads3 on May 14, 2018, 08:38:49 AM
that 1 was a struggle. a change in climate does have a big change to the food outputs.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Nilla on May 14, 2018, 10:29:22 AM
It's sad to say goodbye to this nice village. :'(

How do you decide how long you want to play a map, or maybe the question ought to be; what makes you stop and go on to another map?

Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: kid1293 on May 14, 2018, 10:43:14 AM
A happy ending for the bannies! :)

Living through this ordeal surely made them stronger.
It could be interesting to check in, say 200 years. What would pass?

Thanks @Abandoned for this story. :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 14, 2018, 12:07:58 PM
 :) Your welcome, @kid1293
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Gatherer on May 14, 2018, 02:51:47 PM
All good things must come to an end. Such is the story of life.
Title: Re: Abandoned - Springfield - Story 23
Post by: Abandoned on May 14, 2018, 03:05:59 PM
 :) Thanks @Gatherer