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Title: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 08, 2017, 01:25:27 PM
Intro


  This is the 21st story in the Smallville series.  The founders of this town did not come from Smallville but are descendants of those who did.  They came from the North Pole Fishing Hole of Story 5.  The residents of that settlement were having a hard time feeding themselves in that cold Nordic climate and were struggling to provide enough stocking stuffers to fill Santa's sleigh.  This group of Santa's elves traveled south of the North Pole to establish a village to produce enough fruits, nuts, cookies, and candy to fill the ever increasing number of Christmas stockings being hung by the fireplaces with care.  The supply needed replenishing after Saint Nicholas made his rounds on December 5th and before Santa took off with a full sleigh on Christmas Eve.


The Map is #592329066  Plain Arid, Small, Fair, Disasters Off, Easy Start


Mods and Load Order:

Starting and Map Changing Mods:  Banished UI Maps, Banished UI Mods, Labor Window, RKMinimized Status, RK Vanilla TP, CC Light Rain, Wild Oats

Tweak Mods: Better Fields, Bigger Wheelbarrows, Busy Laborers, Busy Pastures, Fishing Dock +25%, Hunting and Gathering, Hunting Season, Longer Living Orchards, Increased CC, 1:1 Aging, Rocks Respawn, Tool Value Up, Woodcutter +3

Main or Must Have Mods:  An Empty Square, Nomad Sign Complete, Kid-Alotofseeds Trader, Colonial Housing, Colonial Resources, Garden Shed II, Tiny Separate, Workplaces

Supporting Mods: Brads Smoking Shed, Christmas Mod, Colorful Little Houses, Fenceless Pasture, Kid-Bakery & Garden, NMT3 Deco Crop, Kid-Yard Cover, Nordic Houses, Nordic Log Cabin, Nordic Wooden Houses, Old Hunter Hut, Orchard Foresters, Red Creamery Cows & Main, RK Stockpiles, Storage Crates, Tjurko Mil, Warehouse Inc., White Picket Fence



So, weary traveler, I will tell you all about North Pole South Annex but then you must hurry home and hang up you stockings because:


Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 09, 2017, 09:57:36 AM
Chapter 1

  Well, weary traveler, we wasted no time but got straight to our work.  We had a lot to do.  There were 22 of us, 12 adults and 10 children, which included a pair of twins and a set of triplets.  My husband, Garet, and I, Molli, had no children yet so we were put in charge.  We all took what supplies we needed and headed home before beginning our first day of work. 

  We gathered what wild foods and herbs we could find, and began hunting when we spotted a large herd of deer southeast of town.  Meanwhile our 4 builders constructed an animal shed for our cow and chickens, and a pasture for the sheep.  A fishing pier was build in a prime location north of town.  A woodcutter and garden shed would supply us with logs and firewood.  A school was constructed and waiting for its first student.  A large field was cleared across from the sheep pasture and would be ready for spring planting.  We wanted our food supply to be well established before we began producing the needed stocking stuffers.

 In late autumn, 4 babies were born, our first born son, Kellyn included.  Our population grew to 26. 

  By winter we built a tailor and blacksmith workplace but had no blacksmith.  Brie began making hide coats, Dashade, her husband was teacher.  Ritch was forester and his wife Fannika was tending the cow and chickens.  Mauriel was woodcutter, Garet was fishing, and I was tending the sheep.  That left us with only 2 builders and 3 laborers but we were doing well.  At year end our storage barn was full to overflowing.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: RedKetchup on December 09, 2017, 10:13:17 AM
thats a seed with alot of children (22 bannies total)
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 09, 2017, 10:46:21 AM
I thought the same, a lot of little mouths to feed but it took a while to find a nice map with sheep and the river flowing in the right direction.  It would have taken me till Christmas to find perfect map.  ;D  Instead I added more tweaks to increase food production.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: brads3 on December 09, 2017, 10:54:42 AM
what mod did you get the cow shed from/ that is a nice looking building. you always find tidbits to use.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 09, 2017, 11:01:57 AM
hi @brads3 the animal shed has cow and chickens on nest in yard - produces milk and eggs.  It comes in 2 colors, red & white and green & white.  Sneak peak at part of @kid1293 new Christmas mod - coming soon to a download section near you.  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: kid1293 on December 09, 2017, 11:35:19 AM
 :)

I will upload soon, @brads3 !

@Abandoned - Nice touch to always use their names. Feels more personal. :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 09, 2017, 02:51:22 PM
Thanks, @kid1293 , I actually rejected on pretty good map because the names of the starting adults were so terrible.  ;D
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: brads3 on December 09, 2017, 03:28:24 PM
i should have known you stole another 1 somewheres. at least now i know i didn't miss 1 somehow.do you have to feed it? NECORA's cow barns and rabbit pens, we feed corn to get the barns to produce.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: kid1293 on December 09, 2017, 03:34:56 PM
It is Christmas, @brads3 !
Don't be a Grinch :D Cow and chickens eat leftovers from some vegetarian BBQ!
I am sure they feel fine even if they don't move.  ;)
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 09, 2017, 03:35:32 PM
no @brads3 , no feeding, just a worker.  A nice amount of milk and eggs. I will keep showing production figures.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 10, 2017, 01:27:53 PM
Chapter 2

   By early spring of year 2 we had not even begun to clear the land for a crop field.  We only had cabbage and pepper seeds to plant in large fields so we decided to plant a small field of barley instead.  We needed grain as we had no one who could gather wild oats.  We also had no one who could use the small hunter cabin that was built.  We still had no blacksmith but our school now had 2 students and we looked forward to having educated workers to fill the needed jobs.

  We were getting a small but steady supply of milk and eggs and the barley was doing quite well.  We would soon need tools, but other than that our inventory was in very good shape.  In fact, our storage barn, sheds, and crates were again full.  By summer of year 3, we had constructed a large storage barn.  By autumn we began clearing a large area for an orchard.

  By Christmas we had a beautiful tree in the town square, our tailor and blacksmith had a yard cover to protect them from snow and rain, and a small walled garden was producing spices.  Our school now had 5 students.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 11, 2017, 01:43:02 PM
Chapter 3

  By Spring of year 4 our apples trees were planted and 13 elves arrived to help with all the jobs that needed filling.  We now had a hunter and a wild oat gatherer.  We built a beautiful mill to make flour but our miller said a large mill like that was suitable only to mill flour from wheat, corn, or oats.  As soon as we had enough housing built, we constructed a smaller mill near the spice garden and storage shed.  A bee hive had also been set up to produce honey.  Our food supply was good and there was still milk and eggs to be picked up and taken to storage.  We had plenty of herbs, tools, and coats.

  By year end the North Pole Annex had a population of 42, 20 adults, 10 students, and 12 young children.  Our second son, Elissie was born back in late spring.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: brads3 on December 11, 2017, 03:46:15 PM
don't you hate when that happens. built the wrong mill. i have done that a few times. i still like the options though. it is neat to have different mills for different grains.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 11, 2017, 10:14:43 PM
Hi @brads3, yes, hate when that happens but I still like the looks of that mill.  :)  I used Colonial mod for the red barns and red mill for Christmas but I soon realized I failed to update my mod notes when I updated from 106 to 107 version of Colonial, corn, wheat, and oats for mill.  I was just playing map and traded for wheat seed, now realized and made note that I must assign worker to that mill.  Glad you commented.  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: brads3 on December 12, 2017, 02:08:02 AM
yep CC has started to change that issue by making all mills use all the same or many grains.i still like the old way even though you must be careful about which mill you build. an old mod mill mills corn and the old bakery makes cornbread,the nordic mill does rye,KID's is handy for oats,and the large CC mills for sorghum. the old way forces you away from building the same mill on every map since the start can give you a different grain as well as the trader might.makes the game more interesting than generic.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 12, 2017, 06:31:48 AM
I will have to continue making better notes as CC continues to come out with modular, I have little experience playing CC.  I do like the variety and choices of combining different sets, picking and choosing different for each map.  I do have some must haves that are used more often.  There are an awful lot of mod to chose from.  ;D
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Nilla on December 12, 2017, 07:10:24 AM
There's one building I don't recognize. On the picture with the smaller mill; in the front. It's also partly to be seen on one of the pictures from your last entry.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: kid1293 on December 12, 2017, 08:24:23 AM
I guess you mean the Herb Garden? It is from Bakery & Garden mod.
I try to introduce spices to the game and you have to get them somewhere.
Last it was seen in old Christmas mod where I made spices as crop.
After 25 years of waiting for spice seeds I guess many gave up.
I will have a spice greenhouse in new Christmas mod. Coming very soon.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 12, 2017, 09:42:42 AM

@Nilla, the small mill is indeed from Kid-Bakery & Garden mod along with the Spice Garden for herbs or spiced



Chapter 4

  Flour from the mill, honey from the hive, and spice from the spice garden were all the ingredients needed to build a gingerbread town hall.  The townspeople as well as the 22 elves that arrived in spring were impressed with the festive atmosphere of our town center. Our education rate was now 35% but we had 10 students in our school.

  A second animal shed was constructed down the road from the first and with more milk and eggs, we thought it time to start producing some rich and creamy eggnog, a favorite seasonal beverage.  The Nog Nook was built near the first animal shed.

  By early autumn of year 5, we built a bridge across the river.  We thought the land on the other side would be suitable to grow fruit and nut trees, we had apples but nuts were also a great stocking stuffer.  A trading post was also built in the hopes of getting a lot of seeds.

  In late autumn the first snowstorm of the season hit.  The last of the elves that arrived in spring would have a home before Christmas, and we had a feeling that Rudolf's nose was going to get a work out this year, there was one snowstorm after another to end the year.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 13, 2017, 01:46:24 PM
Chapter 5

  Early spring of year 6 was cold and snowy with crisp and clear days that were even colder mixed in.   The first river boat trader arrived.  We traded iron tools, hide coats, leather, venison, and bonemeal for the wheat seeds he had.

  Weather permitting, we worked on developing the area across the river.  A walnut forester and orchard gatherer were built and all the elves were impressed with the hobbit style buildings.  It reminded us all of The Shire.  Jadonis, the forester, immediately began collecting stone, iron, and logs while planting walnut trees.  He and his new bride, Machelsey, moved into the Nordic log cabin nearby.  They were North Pole South's first newlyweds.  She was still a student but would one day take over for the gatherer who was busy collecting mushrooms, berries, roots, and onions while waiting for those walnut trees to grow and produce. 

  Another of Santa's elves began working in Santa's Workshop as soon as it was completed.  Before long we had some addition iron tools, hide coats, firewood, and candy.  We were really getting into the Christmas spirit now and plans were being made to build a candy store.  Maybe next year.  This year we were disappointed in our first apple harvest.  The final apple count was 798, a nice amount but considering the field was 12'x14', it should have been much larger. The climate was fair, but not fair enough for that size orchard.  Only 43% was harvested, the rest of the apples were lost.  Next year we would added a second farmer to the orchard.  We could spare a laborer, we had 8.  Our population was now 77, 35 adults, 15 students, and 27 young children.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 14, 2017, 12:36:33 PM
Chapter 6

  By early spring of year 7 we had built a spice house, you can never have enough spices at Christmas time.  One of the 3 elves that arrived in town began working there.  We thought this was a good time to build a cemetery and chose a spot next to the apple orchard where there was plenty of stone.  The new wheat field was growing quite well by the time the cemetery was completed.

  On the other side of the river, a plum forester was built.  Another orchard gatherer was built nearby and again the gatherer began collecting wild foods while waiting for the forest trees to produce plums.  Another Nordic log cabin was built near the bridge for the workers.

  There were quite a few objections when the candy store was built right next to the school but no one objected to the delicious honey & spice candy that was produced, certainly none of the children minded.

  The wheat field produced a reasonable amount of grain which was soon on its way to the colonial mill to be turned into flour.  The apple orchard produced more apples this year than last however, even with a second worker, some of the apples were lost to an early freeze.

  Greenhouses were built to protect the barley fields and Santa's workshop now had a residence built above it.  There was quite a bit of talk about a bakery and Yule Tap when the workshop produced tasty gingerbread cookies and ale.  Maybe next year.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: brads3 on December 14, 2017, 01:07:25 PM
besides rotting your teeth,does the candy and gingerbread help your diets?how good is the trade values? sorry for your bad lcuk with the apples.they actually like and need cold to produce. 1 of those deals the game doesn't take into consideration.the aples already produced should just freeze on the tree or ground and next year the tree should give more fruit.not a fault of a modder since the growing seasons are hardcoded.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 14, 2017, 02:34:03 PM
@brads3 candy and gingerbread is food so must be the same trade value.  I will send some to the trading post to check the value.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: brads3 on December 14, 2017, 05:14:18 PM
don't send it. just tell the trader to ship 5. click open the trade value menu and it will automatically be listed with a trqade value.then go reset the 5 to 0. it can be a handy trick when dealing with many items.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 15, 2017, 05:56:51 AM
@brads3  trade values are as I remembered: gingerbread 1, eggnog 1, candy 2, plum cake 2, and spices 3.  They make good Christmas treats but not good trade goods.  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Maldrick on December 15, 2017, 06:47:32 AM
Looking very nice, @Abandoned .

Getting me in the Christmas spirit early this year!
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 15, 2017, 10:43:22 AM
Thanks @Maldrick , I will have to take a screenshot of the toolbar icons and the inventory, they both look real Christmasy.  :)  Have a Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 15, 2017, 12:13:54 PM
Chapter 7

  The next year was a busy one.  Our first concern was our egg and milk production.  The output of our animal sheds were good considering they each had only 1 cow and a few chickens each, but Austic, the educated elf who worked at the Nog Nook, said the eggnog production would increase if he didn't have to always wait for eggs or milk.

  We built a 2nd bridge thinking to add another animal shed or two on the other side of the river where there was plenty of room to expand.  We also built a 2nd trading post hoping a riverboat merchant would bring dairy cows. Dashade our trader said he would have no problem working  at both trading posts.  When Auren the seed merchant arrived, he had no seeds we wanted.

  In early spring of year 8 the Christmas Baker oven was built.  We had plenty of flour, honey, and spice to start baking gingerbread.  The smell of fresh baked gingerbread was wonderful and our Christmas spirit increased.  Some elves were even humming Christmas songs already.  In spring, 4 more elves joined us and that summer we concentrated on building more housing for them and for the young couples who wanted a place of their own.

  A third animal shed was built and a matching colorful little house was built next to it.  There was talk that a second story could be added on. Well, we did need more housing.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: RedKetchup on December 15, 2017, 04:03:49 PM
woah ! do you have problems with my Colorful Little Houses ?? ? ??
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 15, 2017, 08:32:02 PM
@RedKetchup the wall texture seems a bit dark, the new version lacks the warm glow the old version seemed to have, but it still looks a bit too dark.  I notice the little flickering torch light by the door.  There is no problem with building or adding second story or with Bannies moving in, just the texture.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: RedKetchup on December 15, 2017, 08:54:59 PM
it is only that one with the green roof ? or all of those ?
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 16, 2017, 11:56:17 AM
note: reply to roof question in mod discussion thread.


Chapter 8


  By Autumn of year 8, there was a house built for every couple who wanted one.  The main part of town was nicely developed but could use a few more storage places.  The North Pole South Annex was quite productive.

  On the other side of the river, the first walnuts were gathered.  The second story was built onto the little house and the occupants of the new addition said the view of the river from their windows was fantastic.  Another little house was built nearby and a field was being cleared to plant the potato seed that Auren the seed trader brought with him on his last stop.  What respectable shire did not have a field of potatoes? 

  Again there was an early freeze but the apple harvest was better than it had been the previous two years.  This year we lost a small percentage of the wheat crop.

  Lamarcellus, the general goods merchant, arrived at the new trading post but had nothing we needed.  He did have some delicious looking wedges of cheese and we again hoped we would be able to trade for dairy cows soon.  A creamery would be a nice addition to our town but townspeople were again expressing a desire for something other than milk or eggnog to drink.

  Our population was now 90, 50 adults, 17 students, and 23 young children.  Our education rate was 42%.  Maybe next year we would need another school.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 17, 2017, 12:33:13 PM
Chapter 9

  In early spring of year 9 we built a spice house near the trading posts.  When the seed merchant arrived we sent him on his way.  We had not decided where or what we wanted to plant next.  In spring 4 more elves arrived so we built more houses and a barn storage unit by the apple orchard.  The elves built a bakery workplace and began baking herb bread.  They remind us that it was important this time of year when the days were short that it was important to eat healthy foods and not just treats. 

 On the other side of the river we built a tiny school insuring no child would miss out on getting an education.  Next to the school we built a grape house and closer to the river another animal shed was built.  When Mannine, the livestock merchant, arrived we ordered Fresian cows.
 
 We had an early snowfall that year but the rest of the potato harvest did eventually make it into the storage shed.  The potatoes that didn't make it into pots of mutton or venison stew went to the new snack stand to be baked.  Parents were happy the children had a nice hot baked potato to snack on instead of candy.  They would also have more apples, with the new barn storage so close the orchard farmers could spend more time harvesting the apples, we had the best harvest ever.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: brads3 on December 17, 2017, 12:48:10 PM
being up there in the cold, do you have a coffee greenhouse and a grinder???
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 17, 2017, 01:50:35 PM
no, we have better, in next 2 chapters  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 18, 2017, 02:01:00 PM
Chapter 10

  By early spring of year 10, we had our 1st plum harvest and a Christmas baker began making plum cakes.  When the seed merchant arrived we traded for chestnut seeds and immediately clear the land and planted an orchard next to the potato field.  Ayde, the elf working at the snack stand, said in a few years he would have chestnuts roasting on an open fire.

   Over by the Colonial chapel a cow pasture was prepared in anticipation of the arrival of the milk cows we ordered.  A Christmas tree was decorated long before the Thanksgiving Day services and before the first snowfall, an orange forester began planting orange trees.  Like apples, oranges made great stocking stuffers.  And orchard gatherer would collect wild foods until there were oranges to harvest. 

  Before year 10 drew to an end, a spice garden was built by the grape house and construction began on the long awaited Yule Tap tavern.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: RedKetchup on December 18, 2017, 03:54:26 PM
just destroy the little house and rebuild them. if you downloaded the 2.2 version, after rebuild they should look ok
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 18, 2017, 10:27:28 PM
@RedKetchup and @kid1293 thank you for updates.  I downloaded and installed both little house update and colonial house update and when I loaded map the little houses were as pretty as they should be.  :) 
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Nilla on December 19, 2017, 04:08:21 AM
There you have your really pretty Green village! I`m pleased, that you solved the problem!
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Maldrick on December 19, 2017, 04:13:37 AM
The green is lovely!
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 19, 2017, 05:45:57 AM
I do like that green and it matches so well with Kids Tiny School, I am thinking blue little house will match with Tiny blue pieces.  I am also thinking next time I rearrange my mod list, little house with have to move up to the must have group.  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 19, 2017, 11:03:33 AM
Chapter 11

 The Yule Tap was completed by early spring of year 11 and soon grapes and spices would be brewed into comforting mulled wine to warm and enjoy by the fire on cold winter evenings.  Another Yule Tap was constructed on the other side of town, apple cider would be brewed there.
 
 We were in need of more laborers so were happy to welcome 5 more elves in spring.  One of them would plant the new pecan orchard, our final stocking stuffer.  We had a lot of work to do.  We built more houses and collected stone and iron when needed.  We began construction on a 3rd bridge and a general store by the pasture north of the barn storage.  Both were completed by early spring of year 12.  Although merchants stopped by quite often now, we still did not have cows for that pasture.

  In spring, 4 elves arrived but did not stay.  The were checking on our progress for Santa.  They also informed us that we would need to clear a large area for the sleigh to land.  It would be a good idea to store the needed stocking stuffers near the landing area so the sleigh could be loaded quickly and Santa would be on his way without delay.

  We had no pecan or oranges yet but the orange trees were doing quite well by autumn.  We did however have our first harvest of chestnuts and looked forward to a special warm snack that Christmas.  A warm snack or hot apple cider were especially got after hours of tree cutting and supply gathering.  A large area was cleared for the landing area and the foundation was being laid for a large warehouse to store the needed stocking stuffers.  We knew Santa would be coming soon.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: brads3 on December 19, 2017, 01:07:49 PM
what kind of magic soil do you have to grow oranges and pecans so far north??
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 19, 2017, 07:48:09 PM
The magic of Christmas  ;D
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 20, 2017, 01:14:16 PM
Chapter 12

  By early spring of year 13, the warehouse was completed. It was an impressive building with plenty of storage space and an upstairs lounge where Santa could take a break and enjoy milk and cookies while overseeing the loading of his sleigh from the tower windows.  It needed a few more Christmas decorations to make it look more festive.  The nearby general store made it easy to transfer the needed merchandise to the warehouse.

  That summer our orchard forester began harvesting the first oranges.  By early winter there were 400 oranges in storage just waiting to be picked up and taken to the warehouse.  The first pecans were also being harvested.  The 6 elves that stopped by earlier in the year advised us to have 1,000 of each stocking stuffer on hand for Santa.  There would be apples and oranges, walnuts and pecans, and candy and gingerbread cookies.  We had a lot of merchandise moving to do.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: brads3 on December 20, 2017, 04:30:32 PM
you broke TOM's game ,you grinch. you can't grow oranges that far north,
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: RedKetchup on December 20, 2017, 05:51:04 PM
it is nice to see the warehouse :) i think it is the first time since i made it a year ago :P
it is me ... or it is bad proportionned way too small ?
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 20, 2017, 08:28:14 PM
@brads3 North Pole South is south of The North.  Tom's game is perfectly safe.

@RedKetchup the size of the warehouse is fine, nice large building, with nice selection of roof colors.  I used it in Haunted Hallow, it matched well with Kid's Gothic mod, just had to use it again.  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 21, 2017, 07:40:18 AM
Chapter 13

  North Pole South Annex was doing quite well.  In early spring of year 14 we had a population of 138, 78 adults, 15 of which were Santa's elves, plus 21 students and 39 young children, all 100% happy and healthy.  Our education rate had risen to 50%.   We had 41 families but only 37 homes, we needed to build more housing.  Two colorful little houses were built over by the general store.

Garlan, the resource merchant, when he arrived said he had no idea when the cows we ordered would get here so we built another animal shed.  We wanted to be sure to have enough milk on hand to go with the cookies when Santa arrived.

  Because the workplace baker was making herb bread, we were short on herbs.  The baker switched to baking nut bread instead since we had plenty of walnuts, half the required number was already in the warehouse.  The laborers immediately began collecting herbs.

  The orange and pecan harvests were very good this year but they still waited in storage to be taken to the warehouse.  Another worker was added to the warehouse staff to help collect the stocking stuffers.  We already had enough apples and candy.  We would add 20 extra gingerbread to go with the 20 milk we had on hand for Santa.  Everyone in town was excited that Santa would be coming here soon.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: kid1293 on December 21, 2017, 03:23:03 PM
Intriguing!

If they don't fill the stockers...  does it mean Santa stays until they are full? :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 21, 2017, 08:51:30 PM
Well now, if Santa has to wait around maybe I should stock more milk and gingerbread.  ;D
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 22, 2017, 12:59:12 PM
Chapter 14

  Over the winter we began building a red creamery.  We had no cows in the pasture but we all liked the one on the weather vane up on the creamery roof.  We had enough milk from the animal sheds to begin making cheese.  A small wedge of cheese would go nicely with a mug of mulled wine.

  In early summer of year 15, Trenataly, the farmer died of an unknown cause.  The town was saddened by its first loss.

  In late summer, Mannine, the livestock merchant, finally arrived with Fresian cows.  We traded almost all of our trade goods for 10 of the black and white cows.  They huddled together for awhile afraid of their new surroundings but before long they were on their way to the pasture.  The cows were already giving milk before the last cow made it to the pasture.

  With stockpiling stocking stuffers for Santa we were concerned that the citizens of North Pole South might not have enough treats for this Christmas but after inquiring about their pantries it was discovered that everyone in town had pantries full of firewood and food, a nice assortment of meats, fruits and vegetables, and special Christmas treats.  By year's end, the warehouse only needed oranges and pecans.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: RedKetchup on December 22, 2017, 02:40:41 PM
you seem to prefer the green roof one from colorful little house :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 22, 2017, 03:22:00 PM
@RedKetchup , I like all the colors, especially the blue, but for this map I am sticking to the Christmas colors of red and green.  It is a nice shade of green  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 23, 2017, 10:48:35 AM
Chapter 15

  That winter of year 15 we examined our food supply more closely.  We had plenty of wild oats for breakfast and there was more than enough wheat and barley for flour.  Our supply of herb and nut breads was sufficient.  In early spring of year 16, we decide to grow carrots in one of the greenhouses, we would then have all the ingredients for a hearty mutton or venison stew with carrots, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms.   There would also be smoked fish this year and chestnuts roasting on an open fire.  The Christmas bakers continued to make plum cakes and gingerbread cookies, there was plenty of milk and the Nog Nook kept us supplied with eggnog.  Santa's workshop gifted us with ale and the Yule Taps produced plenty of apple cider and mulled wine.

  During the summer of year 16 we realized we had done quite well here in the center of this small plains south of the North Pole, our town center was bustling with activity and had a town hall built of gingerbread and a beautiful Christmas tree.  On the east side of town we grew apples and oranges and pecans, and we had dairy cows and a creamery.  On the west side across the river we had animal sheds, plums, walnuts, and chestnuts, and colorful two-story houses.

 In early autumn we held our breaths hoping the pecan harvest would be enough to fill the warehouse with the required number of pecans by this Christmas.  The pecans were the last stocking stuffers needed to fill Santa's sleigh.
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 24, 2017, 06:18:43 AM
Chapter 16

  In December of year 16, our North Pole South Annex has a population of 159, 95 adults, 16 of which are Santa's elves.  We have 21 students and 43 young children.  Our education rate is 60%   We are happy and healthy and have a warehouse full of stocking stuffers.  Santa and all his reindeer have arrived and, as we speak, he is warming up in the warehouse lounge having milk and cookies while the sleigh is being loaded.

So weary traveler, you better hurry home and hang your stocking and say your prayers, then jump in bed and cover up your  head cuz Santa Claus comes tonight.







Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.    The End


Thank you @kid1293 for the surprise gift of Santa's Sleigh.  It's fantastic  :) Merry Christmas
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: kid1293 on December 24, 2017, 06:23:54 AM
Merry Christmas!  :)
Title: Re: Abandoned - North Pole South Annex - Story 21
Post by: Abandoned on December 28, 2017, 09:37:13 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year  :)