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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2019, 03:00:50 PM »
 :)  It does have some very unique things added - it is fun to play with.  :)  And there's more  :-X

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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2019, 03:13:35 PM »
Does that mist actually move as the tree leaves do?
There's never enough deco stuff!!!
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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2019, 03:18:09 PM »
yes, the mist is animated  :)

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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2019, 09:44:10 AM »
Chapter 9


  Heavenia, the livestock merchant, had arrived in late autumn of year 8.  She had a message scroll from the Elven Council saying there were several groups of elves close by who were in need of crystals and bows.  The scroll also said the river boatmen that came to call could be trusted with those items and  this one was bringing sheep that the Council knew we needed.  We knew this message scroll to be genuine because we recognized the Council's seal.  We needed wool for warm coats so we wanted some of those sheep.  It was late winter before we had enough items to trade for 3 of the sheep.  The crystals had a trade value of 4 and the Elven bows 20.

  We traded only 3 of the bows because in spring of year 9 our Elven hunter working in the tower needed a steady supply of bows.  Two student, Lise and Tenise, became adults so we had a herdsman to tend the sheep that were in the fenceless pasture where the corn field used to be.  The other student went to work in the tailor shop making warm coats with leather and down from the new hunter tower. We collected wild foods and branches to replace the firewood we had traded for the sheep.

  In Autumn we looked over our inventory records in the Tree of Leaflets.  We may have traded away too many of our crystals, but we had vines and some bows.  We would need to make more iron tools soon. We had some wild oats.  We needed more of a lot of things and we needed more workers.

  By winter of year 9 another student finished school and became an adult.  Crystal Canyon would continue to progress.

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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2019, 11:59:35 AM »
why do you keep scarying me with those trees?

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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2019, 12:19:35 PM »
 ;D Scaring you with trees?  Look closely, tree fellow is smiling  ;D  He is big friendly tree  ;D

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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2019, 03:31:06 PM »
why do you keep scarying me with those trees?


Perhaps he thinks you're an Orc. :P
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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2019, 06:32:27 AM »
 :)

Chapter 10


At the beginning of year 10 Crystal Canyon still had a population of 26 but instead of only 10 adults we had 14.  There were 9 school students and only 3 young children.  That number would change soon, we began building new houses for young couples. The large houses would hold a family of six.   Steward and Tenise moved into the first new mountain house that was built and Lise moved into the  ground level house nearby.  We hoped she too would have a mate and there would be newborns in the 2 new houses. Their parents were still young enough to have more children.  There would also be more couples starting out and needing homes, of the 9 students 3 were age 12 and 1 was 11, they would soon be adults.

  Until those students joined the workforce we still had job juggling to do.   The tailor stopped working until we would have more down or wool.  Early in the year a lamb was born so in the future we could expect more wool.  The blacksmith returned to work only long enough to replenish our supply of tools.  The trader would take one of those jobs or become a woodcutter or laborer once he had the trading post restocked with trade goods.  We had a large surplus of wild honey which we hoped to trade for grain.   

  In late autumn our workforce consisted of 2 laborers, 1 builder, 3 workers (a vine grower, crystal harvester, and Elven hunter), 1 magician, 1 herdsman, 1 gatherer, 1 fisherman, 1 forester, 2 teachers, and 1 trader.

  In winter 3 babies were born.  Stewardo and Tenise had their first daughter, Stewardo's parents had their 5th son, and Lise's parents had a new son also.  As hoped, Tenise's twin brother moved in with Lise.  It was hoped that the twins' parents would have more children now that they were alone in the small house by the fishing tree.  Year 10 ended with Crystal Canyon having a population of 29, 14 adults, 11 students, and 4 young children with more on the way.

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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2019, 07:48:55 AM »
Do you people want crystals to spawn in nature?
They do look good when placed as decoration :)
I don't know how to make them grow just a few.
Maybe someone have the numbers.

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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2019, 07:56:40 AM »
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;D Scaring you with trees?  Look closely, tree fellow is smiling  ;D  He is big friendly tree  ;D
Yes, now that i looked closer, maybe its not evil after all.  :)

kid1293 I think only for decorations.

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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2019, 01:22:04 PM »
2 teachers for 11 students..... must be bad elves.

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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2019, 02:08:53 PM »
 ;D Have to have someone teach them magic  ;D not to mention shorter travel distance and less chance of overlooking overcrowding and a student missing school and education rate dropping below goal of 100% education rate.  :)

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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2019, 08:37:50 AM »
Chapter 11


  With our population increasing it was again time to assess our food supply.  Fishing and hunting were both good.  Our 1 Elven hunter brought in a fair amount of bear, game, and venison along with leather, furs, and down.  Our gatherer also brought in a good amount of wild foods considering the large area of land to cover.  Both hunting and gathering totals could be improved if the workers lived closer to their workplaces or if another worker was added to each location.

Our population increased again in late spring of year 11, Constanley and Anabell were no longer alone in the small house by the fishing tree, they had another son names Robertie, and their son Eastoney and his wife, Lise, also had a son they named Fernandon.  We had more children than adults, 17 children and 14 adults.  In late summer 3 students became adults and the numbers reversed, we then had 17 adults and 14 children.  No matter how you looked at the numbers there were a lot of mouths to feed and our overall health was a little low probably because of a shortage of grain in our diet.

  The only way we were going to get enough grain in this climate was by growing it in a greenhouse.  First we would need compost to enrich the soil and we would need crystals to build the greenhouse.  The crystal glass would not only absorb the sunlight but would heat the greenhouse with it's own radiant warmth.  The magician in the spell tower would have to stop enchanting bows so we would have enough crystals.

We chose the other side of the river to build our compost heap.  There was room there for the greenhouse, a small shed, and a house or two. We had a surplus of onions to add to the compost heap.  The days were short, the shadows were long, the weather was cold, and we had heavy snow.  Work was slow.  Another baby was born.  Our tool supply was getting low, but worked continued.

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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2019, 03:46:27 PM »
Compost heap!!! ;D  And a round greenhouse. :)  There's so much different stuff in this mod!
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Re: Abandoned - Crystal Canyon - Story 36
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2019, 10:36:03 AM »
 :)

Chapter 12


  By spring of year 12 we already had a nice amount of compost and the greenhouse was almost complete.  Dentony moved into the nearby house as soon as it was completed and was already looking for a wife to start a family with.  By early summer we were growing corn in the greenhouse.  We transplanted some flowers into the greenhouse with wild bees to pollenate crops that we could grow that would need pollenating.  The corn plants only needed the pollen to drop from the tassels unto the corn silks below to produce an ear full of corn kernels.  We would be able to grow strawberries, beans, cabbage, corn, oats, potatoes, pumpkin, or squash inside our greenhouse.  We could add some of those crops back into the compost heap, as well as wild foods, herbs, or even vines not needed for bow making.  By early autumn we already had 308 ears of corn and the crop could be grown year round.

Once the greenhouse had the needed building materials, the magician returned to the spell tower to make more bows.  He had been working temporarily as a second worker in the crystal garden.  We had enough crystals on hand to build another greenhouse as soon as we would have another spare worker.  The magic school still had only one student but by the end of the year 2 more babies had been born.  Crystal Canyon's population was 34, 18 adults, 8 students, and 8 young children.