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« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2017, 01:35:50 PM »
Chapter 7

The prospectors:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi1DTMP8-nc
   
 A couple of prospectors stopped by but didn't stay long.  They said that old white mountain looked like it had some gold in it, yup, yup, yup.  They sat around the campfire by themselves for a while and then set off downstream.

  That mountain did look like a good spot to dig a gold mine, so that's what we did.  When Heneral and Darleigh arrived in April, Darleigh grabbed a pick and headed for the mine.  They said they didn't want any share of the gold until they paid us back for the fine house, food, clothes, and tools we gave them.

  We spent a lot of time that year collected wild foods, we needed more variety since our overall health was still low.  We also began roasting venison over an open campfire and it was a good spot to warm up at on rainy and snowy days.  We had an early October snowfall that was just beautiful with big fluffy flakes.  It was followed by a cold and snowy winter.

  Ameronie was happy to make the switch from the bloomery to the covered blacksmith workshop.  She would be just as happy when she could switch from making heavy iron to making tools instead.  By the end of year 7 there would be plenty of tools in storage and some for the trading post also.  Ballace, the trapper, sent plenty of furs to the trading post that year too.  We could have used a few more deer hides for parkas but we had plenty of venison and salmon.  The only thing our town of Prospect seemed to be lacking was workers.


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Re: Abandoned - (North to) - Prospect - Story 18
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2017, 03:52:55 PM »
To bad my english is not good enough.
I understand the video for the most parts but sometime (when they laugh)
it just goes by. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #32 on: September 26, 2017, 04:33:11 PM »
@kid1293 I think you probably understood it well enough.  I thought the one guy looked more like a pirate than a prospector though.  :D

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« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2017, 02:52:22 PM »
Chapter 8

  In year 8, we began giving more thought to the layout of our town.  We designated an area to be used as a cemetery should the need arise.  Prospecting and mining were dangerous jobs.  We also gave some thought to where more housing could be build. 

  We were delighted when Hold, the food merchant, arrived in April with flour.  We traded for 380 units.  Everyone was a bit upset that Damare and Ameronie took way more than their fair share, especially since we selected a location and laid the foundation for an oven house to bake bread.  It didn't really matter since we realized in order to finish the building we would have to wait for bricks or make our own, a task we could not spare workers to undertake at the moment.

  We gained 4 more workers when Kather and Earl and Garvie and Skyleena arrived.  We then had  a charburner, a gatherer, and a stonecutter, leaving us with 4 laborers and 1 builder.  Those laborers spent a bit more time that year gathering firewood and wild foods and herbs.  Thanks to our improved diet and herbalist, our health had improved.  By year end we had a new fishing pier.

  Shedric was disappointed we hadn't been able to improve our mining and prospecting, we only had 60 gold nuggets in storage.

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Re: Abandoned - (North to) - Prospect - Story 18
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2017, 12:52:14 PM »
Mod Note:  Tom Sawyer's Hunting Cabin has been added to the mod list.  Thank you, Tom

Chapter 9

  In April of year 9, a couple arrived who had been hunters for a small group of prospectors whose claim was played out.  Those 5 prospecting families arrived a few days later.  We had barely begun constructing houses and the new hunting cabin when a large group of gold seekers arrived from the southwest.  They heard we struck it rich here "below that big white mountain just a little southeast of Nome".  Struck it rich, what the heck were these people talking about and where did they hear such a thing?  Well it didn't matter, we couldn't let them roam off into the mountains, they had 10 young children with them and little else.

  So we made a deal with them.  If they stayed and helped us with our claim and our goal of 200 nuggets we needed,  we would see that they had housing, food, clothing, tools, and education for their children plus every man, woman, and child would receive a big nugget of gold before the town of Prospect was done.

   Could we keep such a promise? Only time would tell.  In a few short months our town had grown from a population of 40 to one of 67, 39 adults, 1 student, and 27 young children.  We had work to do, at least now we had workers to do it.  We now had 3 builders who got busy building cheap and easy housing all around town.

  We were very glad when Scaly, the merchant, arrived with corn a short time later.   Roosevelyn and Luannemari got the first house and he set right to work hunting.  That new hunting cabin was a very impressive looking building.  A second one was being constructed a ways south of the main part of town.  On the other side of the river, several log cabins were being built as well as a gatherer and forester station.  There was a lot of game in the surrounding forest so a small hunting stand would also be built there.  It was a chilly rainy fall and we still had many homeless people.  It turned cold and snowy very quickly and appeared that we were in for a bad winter.

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Re: Abandoned - (North to) - Prospect - Story 18
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2017, 01:39:15 PM »
you need some snoeshoes on your hunting cabin.oh and a log with a chipmunk too.

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Re: Abandoned - (North to) - Prospect - Story 18
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2017, 02:07:40 PM »
 ;D  I would love a log with a chipmunk.  I think Necora's igloo could make us some snowshoes. I think that is one nice looking hunting cabin.

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« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2017, 12:29:57 PM »
Chapter 10

  As expected, it was a cold and snowy winter.  Our builders were still busy constructing houses, laborers were busy hauling materials.  Each step of our iron processing chain now had its own worker, they were glad for the extra warmth their tasks provided.  With extra hunters we not only had more venison but we also had more hides for coats.  Our supply was increasing.

  Our family was doing well, the children were healthy and happy.  Shedric and I made frequent trips to the herbalist so our health was steadily improving.  There was plenty of firewood to gather from under the trees but we added another woodcutter to our workforce.  Our workers were well divided among the needed professions.  By the end of year 9, we had 20 homes and no homeless families.  Our population was 69, 39 adults, 2 students and 28 young children.  Our education rate was 21%.

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« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2017, 10:11:20 AM »
Your bannies are doing alright even under stress.
First Adam and Eve and now the harsh climate of the North.
Will there be a swamp map? Sorry if it exists I haven't seen all. :)

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Re: Abandoned - (North to) - Prospect - Story 18
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2017, 10:31:45 AM »
@kid1293 A swamp map? Ya, there will be if talented modder makes enough swamp things   :D

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« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2017, 10:32:52 AM »
what would you like for the swamp ? RED's new canals,CC dock pieces,Ds docks??

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Re: Abandoned - (North to) - Prospect - Story 18
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2017, 10:35:01 AM »
Pirates and alligators  :D

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« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2017, 11:54:10 AM »
Chapter 11

  In April of year 10, we saw a merchant coming downriver and hoped it would be a food trader but it Elliam who had dalers to trade.  We trader for another 20 and then had 40 in storage at the trading post.  Shortly after, 7 prospectors arrived followed by 36.  We badly needed more housing and more food.  In July Garvie the laborer died of starvation. It was time we start making use of the resources the big lake could provide.  Problem was we had no builders skilled at jetty building but they would do the best they could.  By the end of the year we were critically short of food.

  In April of year 11, Lamberto the resource merchant arrived.  We did not need tools, iron, or steel but we placed an order for bricks. We were very glad that the 11 prospectors who arrived shortly after did not want to stay.  They did not want to wait around for a share of the gold.  The young couple that arrived alone however were happy to stay with us, they were tired of struggling on their own.

  In June there was an outbreak of mumps.  In September, the first victim was laid to rest, a young child.   The number of cases was rising.  Would the small sauna be finished in time to save the rest?

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« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2017, 11:09:42 AM »
Chapter 12

  By the time the small sauna was completed, there were 7 cases, 6 of which were immediately admitted for treatment.   It had already begun to snow and our food supply was critically low.  The weather was bitterly cold and our supply of firewood was also low.  Laborers were sent to the woods to collect firewood but at this time of year there were no wild foods to collect.

  A new trading post was completed and we waited impatiently for a food merchant to arrive.  It was Dandro, the seed merchant, who arrived at the old port, but he had no grain seeds.  We could not afford to use our dalers for anything else.  At least our lake fisherman were producing well despite the cold and snow of winter.  The disease claimed no more victims and we ended year 11 hoping the new year would be a better one.

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« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2017, 01:07:02 PM »
Chapter 13

  In spring of year 12 we added another hunter in the North and a fishing pier in the southeast.  When the food merchant arrived we only traded for a little smoke fish, we would send laborers out more often to collect wild foods.

 In July a couple arrived and like the others were happy to join us and wait for a share of the gold.  One became the 4th worker in the gold mine and the other a fisherman.  They built a house on the jetty where a 2nd mollusc farm was being constructed.  We now had 40 homes and 40 families.

We needed flour, bread, or herbs, but when the merchant arrived we traded for 160 mollusc and hoped our food production would hold steady over the coming winter months.

  At the end of the year, Fores the hunter, was killed by a bear.  He was one of Prospect's original settlers.  We were left with a population of 138, 75 adults, 7 students, and 56 young children.  We needed another school and we now need 338 gold nuggets.  We only had 112 in storage.