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Thank you both!^^
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Council Reports and documents of 1690-1692
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2019, 07:34:30 AM »
Notes on the Council Meeting of Septermber 12th AD 1690
On June the 5th Colon Glowbrenn, age 24. Died during a rock fall accident in the LeFevre quarries. He was buried in the Church of the Trinity graveyard.

On Construction:
In August the old saw shed was deemed too loud for the town’s square and was broken down to provide more space for housing.
In the summer a small parish was completed for the service of the Brickwork residents. Wald Price assumed work as pastor.
In June, a new grazing field for our Cows was dedicated on a woodland area by the New Pastures.

On the populace:
In January Hayde Mersey and Clelarly Mersey moved to a new upper floor of the new herbalist on the second street.
In spring Corter Vincian and Loraina Haynes moved to the New Pastures.
With all boarding houses mostly empty, the council has agreed to start letting in new colonist once more.
In October we traded Pear seeds for glass, firewood, and fired bricks.

On affairs in the Colonies:
While war has been waged between the French and a Dutch and English alliance in Europe for a few years now, battle has now been brought to our shores. The New France colonies have enlisted the Indians and have been attacking and raiding our cities since last year. The savages have hit the Massachusetts Bay on multiple occasions which prompted a retaliation on the French colony of Port Royal which was quickly captured.
Our colony’s founder’s sought reprieve from the religious wars to a place of renewed community. It seems that the conflict has now followed us to these lands.

Rye- 3843
Squash- 651
Carrots- 917
Acorns- 600
Tea- 107
Strawberries- 434

Of livestock:
19 Sheep
45 Chickens
20 Pigs
14 Goats
12 beef cows
5 Red Deer

Governor Haywardo Haynes


Notes on the Council Meeting of September the 5th of November AD 1691, A Year of Trails.

As the war with the French and Indians continues, our colony has been called upon to provide support. After the failed march against Montreal earlier last year, the northern settlements of the Connecticut colony are in dire need of protection. To this end Haynestown has send out a regiment of our militia, led by councilmen Darney Mersey and Aryant Glowbrenn as well as Captain Ottie Germain.
As such, the Ruling council gathers in reduced capacity on this day.

A few matters of the town of note:
During summer a new house on the second Carrotstreet was completed, Arvile and Bessee moved in.
another large house was completed at the new Pastures and Egbertie and Anja moved in. Katerin and Haywardo, after having lived in the Saint Damasus Hostel, moved into a new, spacious house by the old Town’s Square.
Work on the Southern docks gotten well underway and a few more trading piers have been completed, in time this side ought to provide the town with the means of exporting most of our goods, while the northern bay will focus more the inland river connections.

To supply all this, a new, large, sawmill has been decreed in the burger woods.
The pear seeds have been distributed among the burgess so that they may be planted in gardens for the benefit of all.

In early October, a bout of Consumption hit the colony. Starting with Wallanen Hull, who had moved to the new pastures. Whom was soon followed by Cammi Haynes, daughter Neva Haynes. The symptoms soon were observed on other planters and all had far to travel to the sick house on the north side of town.
Our physician for the last few years, Jenne de Grondy, who had remarried to Damarco Swart since the passing of Colon Glowbrenn, was quick to apply her knowledge in fighting the blight.
Alas, Calvia Roos, age 11, died on November 12th.

As of the date of this meeting the final patient is making good recovery and is expected to leave the sick house soon.
The culprit for it all was found in young Deeannabel Barents, who was tried and found guilty of witchcraft. Let is black page in our history be a lesson of vigilance to those to come.

On new arrivals:
The voyage on The Hope was a rough one and a great number of the settlers did not survive the journey. They first moored by New Haven and pressed on to our waters. Many orphans and bereft were accommodated by our young folk. The colony of Haynestown has welcomed the following settlers.

New Families:
The Barreige Family, being: Chaun Barreige age 20 and Renna Geadais Age 10
The Copeland Family, being: Chesteband Copeland age 18 and Cathlene Peyton age 25
The Nye Family, being: Authotron Nye age 20 and Renice Elton Age 24
The Byron Family, being: Etlwoodrow ap Byron Age 20 and Paraleen Shrew Age 26, son Bert Byron age 1 and nephew Orio Shrew age 11
The Hull Family, being: Wallanden Hull Age 30 and Oliviana Baxter age 27, son Dentony Hull age 4 and daughter Melli Hull age 1.
The Oakly Family, being: Dicki Oakly age 21 and young Trice Whitby age 11?
The Paxton Family, being: Deandrae Paxton age 18 and Valarice Haley age 15 and her brothers Dwig Haley age 5 and Derrill Haley age 7.
The Visser Family, being:  Zandell Visser age 22, Almiracle de Graaf age 33 and daughter Yolannine age 1 and adopted child (f)Matthia 11 de Graaf. Also slave (f)Teressika , age 20.
The Everly Family, being: Clevelano Everly age 25 and Kierrat Parker age 31, her daughter Rose Parker age 9, indentured servant(f) Math age 20.
The Thorner Family, being: Tone Thorner age 27 and Aurenee Walker age 16 and his daughter from a previous marriage Grise Thorner age 4.
The Goody Family, being: Warney Goody age 20 and Cataly Hurrell age 9, betrothed.
The Scovel Family, being: Brocky Scovel age 15 and Norence Winters age 17, his sister Kasandria age 9 and son Yanden age 0.
The Spinks Family, being: Norrish Spinks age 26 and Halan Fry age 18 and her godchild (m)Corne Prim age 14.
The Gibbs Family, being: Wenders Gibbs age 31 and Laina Catchpole age 34 and son Grantley Gibbs age 10 and daughter Matti Gibbs age 7 who was soon betrothed to Muhammed Barents and the moved in next to them.
The Pelan Family, being: Germain Pelan age 37, Moria Le Duff age 45 , son Lamon Pelan age 24 and daughter Keller Pelan age 16
The James Family: Hall James age 9 and Kailah Crowe age 19
The Osbourne Family: Maxwellyn Osbourne age 25, Ofeliah Ellery age 22 and his neice, Tristela Osbourne age 15.
The Francis Family: Brocky Francis age 15, Norence Dew age 17 and son Yanden Francis, age 0. And Kassandria Planter, Norence’s godchild, age 10.

Dean Townsend, age 20
Leeannine , age 20
Sophronica Berthou, age 19 who soon marries Dandreas Chaarason and moved into the lean-to of the LeFevre family. Dandreas is now 51 years of age and is happy to finally have found a wife.
Elberto Viatti, age 18,
Jessiah Sawyer age 18, both moved into the old Mersey house with Kristophe and Reana Glowbrenn.
Warney Mersey, took care of young Cataly Rhyme who had lost her parents on the Atlantic voyage and settled by the new Pastures.
Derril Sleaford, age 7, whom Leeannine Haynes took into custody and settled in the new Glowbrenn estate wing.

Gorvernor Haywardo Haynes


Fourth Assembly of the Court of Law of Haynestown, October 22nd 1691
The Court being comprised of Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey and the ruling Council of Haynestown.
The Plaintiffs being Wallanden Hull, aged 32 and Cammi Haynes aged 18.
The accused being Deeannabel Barents, aged 26.

Trailed and found guilty of devils worship, witchcraft and the spreading of disease among the burgese of the colony of which at least 8 have been afflicted. Both mister well as young miss Haynes testified to have seen the accused with their vicinity of work among the New Pastures when they were gripped by disease. Reverent Darney Mersey of the Church of the Trinity concurred in not having seen her for mass on multiple occasions. To this was added with the fact of the accused’s general melancholy and her being born in the Year of the Devil.
In defense of the accused rose councilman Jalentin Barents, father to the accused, who postured that the accused had been of his own seed and upbringing and the family had never let the Devil inside.

In reply to, and after vigorous questioning by, the Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey, the accused admitted to fervently hating upon the town and its people and had prayed to the darkness for plague to beset our community. She would not admit to being part of any convent here, or elsewhere, and had simply acted out of spite and malice.
Considering this, the court sentenced the accused, Deeannabel Barents, found guilty of devils worship, witchcraft and so bringing pestilence to our colony.
Deannabel Barents, after confinement in the Baystreet bridge gatehouse, will be led to the gallows the morning of November 3rd AD 1692, to be hung by the neck, until dead.

Thus decreed and sentenced the Court of Law of Haynestown , under the Charter of the Connecticut Colonies. Being  Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey,  , Governor Haywardo Haynes, Humbert Haynes, Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason and Clarench Germain, Aryant Glowbrenn, Jalentin Barents and Cleonidad LeFevre


Notes on the Council Meeting of December 5th AD 1692- A Year of Trails.
5th of January, Adalia Haynes aged 71, matriarch of the Haynes family and wife to humbert Haynes passed away by the fire in their home in the center of town. She shall be the first to be in… into the new Haynes Mausoleum on the Haynes estate.
March 13th, Mathen Germain, husband of Consuele Germain, died while fishing on the lake. He has been buried in the Church of the Trinity graveyard.
12th of August, Kristeen, and later that month, Lavares, two of the settlers that had come ashore on The Hope, were found dead in the street, as no accommodation was available to them. We have failed in our collective Christian duties.
In September, Spensen, last of the homeless settlers, was found dead by the canal. We were not able to complete either a tent or the new hostel for him in time.

Of the populace:
Zavie Haynes, former neighbor of Consuele and Mathen moved in with Consuele Germain to look after her housekeeping.
As the superstition has spread throughout these parts like wildfire, with the Puritans in the forefront, a series of events that can only be described as vulgar and pagan has seen the death of scores of woman, labeled as witch and devil’s worshippers. Especially the news from the Boston Bay Colonies has been horrifying. The colony has been bestirred by these threats and many have become suspicious. It is of the upmost import to retain our sense of justice and keep vigilance during these times. Last year’s trial of Deeannabel Barents has many in fright, but we should be the ones drawing the line between supersessions, malice and the diabolical. Not let that line be drawn for us, as long as our faith in God remains.
Our Latin school has of today 56 students, a grand future awaits them. Tenne and Macker have been at the head of the school for many years now and, as such, have driven our communities pursuit of the natural sciences.
In May, Sophronica Berthou moved into the old Haynes house to take care of the aging Humbert Haynes. She took young Latrina with her by reason of Dandreas’ inability to look after the family and habit of taking to drink.

The Freeman House, as the original Mersey estate has been called of late, has caused some upheaval in town on several occasions. The fact that Reanna Glowbrenn is living with no less than three unwed men and the house has gained a reputation for late feasting and revelry has caused the Ruling Council to call prudence. Reverent Darney Mersey, of Church of The Trinity, will be lecturing them in the nature of their ways and the exemplary role that is to be expected of them.

While Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey still lords over and resides on the Glowbrenn estate (inherited from late wife Emerly Glowbrenn), he and Aryant Glowbrenn, current patriarch of the family name, have had a falling out over the years which has resulted in Master Glowbrenn forbidding Master Mersey from using the Glowbrenn name (a rule put in place by Zachery Mersey) for any of his current(Corinda, Marvid and Audio) and future children with Katience Haynes. Content with this and the keeping of the estate Master Mersey has complied. Thus notes the council.

On Construction:
The second Tea orchard was completed  in spring on the Haynes estate.
Three new Second Carrotstreet houses were completed, 2 new small and one large house at the new Pastures and in early march we started planting our first Flax seeds in the gardens and fields so to comply with the Connecticut laws of Flax plantation.
The first flax seeds were planted. Soon distribution to gardens, so that our colony can start fulfilling the 1641 Connecticut law of Flax production.
In April we traded fresh flowers and some glass panes for a dozen muskets and some boxes of homewares.
In April, a new brick house was finished on the Baystreet and by summer, The (Maxwellyn) family had completed the second floor on their residence and now stage a hostel in it.
We were quickly able to get the new Sawmill operational to quicken the process of cutting the Burgerwood timber.
This October, the new Sick house was completed on the island at the river mouth on the lake.

On Trade:
In January, traded 200 boughs of Hardwood for bags of sand. These will be used in the making of some fine furniture.
In  February, traded some  good wraps cloth for 50 iron tools, which we direly need.
In May we traded some glass panes and cloth for a 150 blocks of good stone.
In order to increase our food stocks, we traded a 1000 fresh mollusks and 2098 tomatoes, 100 raspberries.
Last week, a group of traders from Hartford ported in. We were able to buy Flax seeds from them, a crop that has made them considerable wealth. We did so for wool, fur, beeswax and feathers.
As the importance of copper in our produce becomes more important, it was decreed to no long offer our copper ore for trade. Furthermore, 200 crates of copper ore were traded for double our sacks of sand.
In June we traded 50 fine dresscoats and some flags for our glass, bricks and bonemeal.

857 Melons
3455 Rye
626 Squash
608 strawberries
472- flax

Gorvernor Haywardo Haynes

(A bit of a dark turn in events. Big edits afterwards needed, I lost track of events and timeline somewhere during the chaos of 1691 so had to retrace and re-write 4 years of events)
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Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
« Reply #50 on: July 16, 2019, 05:04:44 AM »
Short update: haven't had much energy to play of late and just came out of a 3 year famine so have to pick up the pieces that chaos storm left over town.

Also, mistakes like this only now become apparent when children of accidental families become parents themselves. Ohwell..

Hopefully the next chaotic 5 years soonish. Next genealogical update will be at the turn of the century as we enter the 1700's.
Speaking of, I only recently found out that the March year change of Banished is actually historically correct as England and its colonies only switched to the Gregorian new year (31 of Dec.) in 1752 and used Lady Day in the 25th of March before that time.:)

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Notes on the Council Meeting of 1693-1694
« Reply #51 on: August 04, 2019, 04:41:12 AM »
Notes on the Council Meeting of October 18th AD 1693
August 19th, Trice Whitbly, aged 13, due to starvation in the fort.
August 27th, Warney Goody, aged 22,  starved.
September 3rd, Cataly Hurrell, age 11, starved
Dicki Oakly, husband of Trice, aged 23,starved septemer 14th
Thadden Shaw, student, starved October 5th.
Humbert Haynes, died of old age 71,and in good company on October 18th.

The Council has endeavored to keep a closer track on the Parishes in the colony and their respective preachers:
  • The Four Pines  Parish, Protestant, Kurtiss Mersey
  • Church of The Trinity, Protestant, Errold Germain
  • Reformed Congregation of Brakel, Dutch Calvinist, Herschelen Jung
  • Church of Saint Damasus, Jansenist Catholic Church, Moira Le Duff
  • Porters’ Parish, Almire LeFevre

Of trails and possessions:
Last year’s April, Audio and Loreann, pennants of the Baystreet Hostel, complained to Maxwellyn of infernal sounds coming from their neighbors. When inquired Waylan and Neva Glowbrenn confessed to having begotten a child, and were willing to pay penitence if only to be rid of the child possessed now in their care. They named the infernal boy Demon.
This January, the Town’s square was wrecked with more hellish screeching when, in the same house that once held Dandro and Tajaney Grimberghen’s unholy union. Many, spooked by the stories that have come down from the older folk in town called out and were up in a frenzy about the possible haunting. While these superstitions proved only partly untrue, soon the the newlywed couple Averne LeFevre and Lekenzie Green, when questioned by Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey, they too had produced a child with many of the symptoms on display by the Glowbrenn brood. They too had named their bellowing offspring Demon.
Almire LeFevre vowed to help the couple and their child in these trying times and keep them in the light of God for she yet saw hope in the boy’s future.

Of the Burgesse:
Orio Glowbrenn left his apprenticeship with Neva Haynes, and married Cammi Haynes and they soon moved into the new upper floor of the Freeman’s House.
Sophronica Haynes left Dandreas Chaarason and moved in with Humbert Haynes with her daughter Latrina after voicing neglect on her and the baby in the household.
During the cold month of February, Dalinsday Haynes, Carpenters’ apprentice, fell out of favor with her parents Selmerson and Liviana, after her apparent pregnancy, and was cast from their home on the Main street. She was housed by the St. Damasus Hostel and later married her long lover, Wintony Vincian, giving birth to their first child, Astoniwall Vincian in March.
The same month, Audio Le Veelu fell into a row with his father, Lashade. He temporarily moved into the new Baystreet hostel.
In May a group of 31 refugees from the war in the East passed our parts, but we could not offer them residence.
Jessiah Porter, late servand of the LeVeelu family had gone out to the Sheep’s Pen Pub on the eve of June the 3rd and has been missing since.

Of Construction:
The council hereby decrees, in light of multiple complaints on the soot produced by, and the general fire hazard being the iron smelters’ workshops by the canal; to be moved to the mining area.
In after Lente, Dicki Oakly and Trice Whitby moved into the fort keepers’ house.
It became apparent to them that it was exceedingly hard to get back to town from thence and with supplying the fort and easing the road Eastward in mind, the council has decreed a new, stone, bridge to be built on the south side to cross to Fort Edgardner.
As trade and commute between New Haven and Fairfield and the general use of the Stratford Ferry has become more prevalent, it was decreed that a broad avenue road should be constructed and maintained to ease the traveling to, from and through these parts.
By Lent our planned city wall had been half completed. The war is not soon to come to us but we will all sleep better knowing to be safe within its confinements.

6-1: Traded for lobsters, sausages and radishes to strengthen our winter reserves.
28-2: Trader from New Haven: 20 Silverware for 1 glass, 42 bricks, 28 bonemeal.
12-3: Trader From Hull: 30 copperware for 64 wool.
26-8: Trader from Manhattan: 2000 Sorghum and 904 plums for 50 lumber, 10 glass, 39 pearls and 420 kegs of fertilizer.
25-10- 18: Muskets and 5 Cannon. For Wool, fur and wax.

Due to early frost in November and an unexpected delay in harvesting, a large portion of the first flax planting has withered.

Gorvernor Haywardo Haynes


Notes on the Council Meeting of October 12th 1694
November 4th Racque Bowen, a seafarer working at the Roperry, died of starvation.
November 7th, Pennefred Barrow, age 10 ,student starved.
November 12th, Ston Shaw, age 9, student, starved. Leaving Rayburnie and Ernestin Childless.
November 25th, Hugh Barrow, age 8, student, starved.
November 27th, Neva Haynes, age 51, while working at the Baystreet fishery, starved.
December 3rd, Ethaniel Davenport, age 55, died of old age.
December 6th, Lamario Glowbrenn was found frozen in the Burgerwoods after a hunting trip, age 31.
June 14th 94, Jessiah Sawyer, age 20, starved.
July 2nd, Reana Glowbrenn, aged 42, Starved.
July 9th, Chesteban Copeland, Pine Logger, starved
august 15th, Ryle Copeland, aged 2, starved.
August 21st, Princes Haynes, 58, died of old age. Nephew Kylar lives in Chaarason house. Burry at Chaarason estate, next to Salvah.
August 27th, Mine Ludlow, aged 10, student, starved.
Same day, Elayna Ludlow, sister of Mine, age 6, student, aged, starved.
September 4th, Hessi Hartfort, age 28, working at the LeFevre mines, starved.
September 7th, Arabella Ludlow, student, aged 8, Starved. The last remaining Ludlow child.
September 12th, Demon Glowbrenn, age 1, starved
In February an urchin was found frozen dead in the field. She could not be identified.

As of this date , as per decree and in accordance with the Foundation of 1639 and the Amendment made in cooperation with the Connecticut Charter of 1662, this council has elected Clarench Germain to be the 12th Gorvernor of Haynestown.
Gorvernor Germain’s upbringing by the bayside and general connection to the populace will be paramount in helping those areas most in need of extra food supplies.

On Construction:
In February, the new lake mollusk farm and cranberry bogs started working to accommodate our food shortage.
Lashade LaVerve has taken the initiative to take the mining further: construction tunnel mine started in march. This mine is planned to tunnel through the hill on the east side of the Commons  to, in time, provide more space to build.
The big stone mansion on the Haynes Estate was finally finished this April.
By the end of summer, the new saltbox house had been completed at the new Pastures and the Visser Family moved in.

Of the Burgesse:
The famine now striking our town, and most generally the Brickworks, will be a hard beast to tame in the times ahead.
The Freeman house was one of the first in the town proper to be wrecked by famine, both Reana Glowbrenn and Jessiah Sawyer starved.
As the New Pasture community becomes more and more independent of the town, as by design of Gorvernor Germain, Matthia has started a vending stall on the crossroads at the center of the village.
Rooseveland and Amintie moved into Neva’s old home by Butcher Bridge after het death.
In May, Chestaban and Cathlene moved into the new Burgerwood hunter’s lodge house, finishing the construction started by Lamario Glowbrenn.
By October, the death of Demon Glowbrenn caused Waylan and Neva Glowbrenn to move out and settle in the recently vacated Mersey residence, as all freeman’s house residents had succumbed to the hunger.
In June another 25 refugees from the war-torn New Hampshire arrived, which we were forced to decline.
In late July Kylar Haynes married Herlie Mersey, started living in Chaarason estate.
Princess Haynes, having overseen the Burgerwood lumber harvest over the last 10 years and prompted the idea of the new Sawmill has, as of August 5th 1694, officially chartered the Princes Pine Logging Company. Shortly after, she fell ill and passed away at age 58. Her son Aryle Chaarason, continued her work as head of the Company.

We hauled in our second harvest of Flax to the total of 698 sacks.
17-11-93: 381 oats for fried flowers and glass panes.
24-11-93: 33 bars of iron and 2 boxes of homewares for 250 Tallow, 200 salt and 49 firewood.
4-12-93: 200 sorghum for 50 Lumber
6-1-94: 26 copper alloyed tools for, bricks, glass panes and fishing equipment. And 11 linens for some silverware.
5-3-94: 286 plums and 150 cucumbers for 50 lumber and 168 fertilizer.
29-10-94: 530 cucumbers for 150 kegs of fertilizer and some pearls.

Governor Clarench Germain,
ruling Council Members Haywardo Haynes, Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason, Aryant Glowbrenn, Jalentin Barents & Cleonidad LeFevre

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Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
« Reply #52 on: August 04, 2019, 12:01:33 PM »
Are you deliberately keeping the food stores low to get a historically correct story? Can you manage that those (presumably rich people) living in big houses and estates don´t starve? Because that would not be very historically correct.  ;)

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Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
« Reply #53 on: August 04, 2019, 12:34:06 PM »
Gehe, sadly no, most of that is just mismanagement on my part that I have to fit into the historical picture.:P Which indeed fits fine...most of the time. When the lording class in the mansions starve while the workers in the fields are fine it's time to either wrangle the story into some dramatic fashion...or just throw my hands up in resignation, tally the deaths and try to get out of the spiral.:')
I did eventually, 5 years down the line, but the resulting baby-boom is starting to catch up with my frantic building of new food sources.

This is one of the areas where the realistic aging discussion is relevant here: sending a whole batch of students home to work in the fields ruins an entire generation for 7+ years to come.

But yeah, managing the game, the historical accuracy (Can this crop be introduced here yet? Was this technology available at the time?)the story and the data at the same time makes me drop balls at places.:)

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Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
« Reply #54 on: August 06, 2019, 07:43:34 AM »
While researching the Native American tribe areas around my fictional town, at the mouth of the Housatonic, I came upon some journal descriptions of the area and the Quinnipiac tribe land there.
It includes a 1758 hand drawn map of the exact area I am playing in which apparently in reality held a 200 acre reserve at the time, the area which is now a wildlife reserve.
I love this kind of details directly from the source. Am going to have to implement the Quinnipiac more thoroughly into the story.
Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy

I have been working on a map of the town of which to base different cartographic plans for things like ownership and city expansions planning.

Edit: Nevermind, it is not the same area, I goofed. Still a nice piece of history and it talks of the Stadford Ferry which is close to my town at any rate.
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Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
« Reply #55 on: November 15, 2019, 02:27:08 AM »
Slowly starting to write up on the backlog of entries. There's 5 years of writing to do and some mess to untangle with all the dying, but it'll be a good exercise to get back into the setting.
After that I'll  do an update on the genealogy in 1700 ad, after which I'll see if I can get back to actually playing and in what format I can best register and present the project without it being an ever increasing strain and burden.  Keeping myself to the last rule set out in the OP is very important to the survival of the project. And mine, for that matter.
I'll probably hurry a almanac or regional courier/news paper soon to allow for a more fluent and detached storytelling format without having to get into too much of the raw data.
I would like to do more illustrations with the entries to enliven it all but this obviously adds more complications so they'll probably be scarce until I find a more manageable format and have an in-game parchment/paper production set up.
I don't know how many of you are currently interested in the continuation of this, but I figure it's of minor concern as the project as a whole will be a thing people can get into whenever in the future. Those along for the ride in the now: thanks for sticking along!

My plan to make it as far as possible into historical time and transition over into Cities Skylines is still an ambition but obviously one far ahead in the future. The current goal is to make it to the end of the 19th century, possibly ending it at the conclusion of the Civil War, but again, that's far into the future and we'll have to see how long the save game, the database management, and me hold out.

Till the next entry, take care!

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Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2019, 09:03:28 AM »
I follow this thread because it´s so different from everything else. And I´m very impressed by how you keep track of your population and that you are able to put thinks that happens in the game in an historical context. So at least you have one reader: ;) :)

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Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2020, 02:29:56 AM »
Thanks @Nilla , that is very nice to hear!:)

I'm looking into getting back on track. The savegame is still in a starvation cycle and there is still a lot of writing to do.
Dealing with and writing about large death tolls might not be what I, or anyone, is looking for right now. But giving historical events a more relatable link to the present to learn from has been at the core of this project so it might be just the thing to do. I'm not setting things into stone, but I will give it a shot.
This project still has a lot of potential and I'd love to see the town grow to city size as the many progressions and revolutions of the 18th century take hold.

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Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2020, 05:59:19 AM »
I guess it wouldn´t be hard to find a time period in history with a lot of starvation deaths. But of course, starvation in Banished and starvation in history are two different things. In Banished your rich landowners may as likely starve as your slaves and after the starvation, you will have difficulties to track your people; they will move together randomly.  And besides; the governours´ widow may very well remarry a slave. I solved these things my own way in my history game, even if I had no starvation. Did you check out my attempt to transfer Banished into history? It made a lot of fun because it was so different from everything I usually do in Banished.

After that, I even admire your ability to keep track of your people more than ever. I tried to make notes, giving everyone numbers but after a few generations, it was too much for me.

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Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2020, 06:26:40 AM »
Keeping track over everyone is a chore yeah, the story that is created through it all is one of the things I enjoy about it!
Inter-class marriages, clan-forming and habits from different families is a lot to keep track of, especially in historical context. Luckily, history is never clear cut and written by those who prosper in their times, so anything kind of goes and is part of the story for me.;)
That said, yes, there will be a lot of mess to clean up after this famine.
It might get a bit grim, which I can understand is not something many would want to read during these times.

I hadn't seen your historical village yet! I've been away from here for a while so a bit of catching up to do.
Will read it in the morning with my coffee, something to look forward to, very curious how you handle things!:)