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Re: Banishedsanni - Poppyglade
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2020, 02:25:59 AM »
These are wonderful, very inspiring, thank you!
I love the small scale and detailing, really brings it to live.
I might start a small village/community soon too.

I too like to get more connected to my banished town, try out the foods which my bannies have. I've been doing historical baking/cooking for a while now and it really makes you appreciate the taste pallet and food variation of the times.


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Re: Banishedsanni - Poppyglade
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2020, 10:02:25 AM »
@Artfactial  Thanks :)

If u plan to upload a detailed blog here be careful! For me it is really hard to express everything in english. I write the text in my native language first and then i translate it into english. And because I can't express myself in english that well I have to cut a lot of text and often formulate differently. Sometimes I have to break down the original text to such an extent that it seems very bumpy to me.

So just a little warning that this can be a lot of work :D

But I am looking forward to see more inspiring content!

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Re: Banishedsanni - Poppyglade
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2020, 10:31:00 AM »
Haha, thanks for the warning!^^

I already have a way too detailed village blog on here, actually:D :
http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?topic=2835.0

But something small scale might be just what I need to get back into it and pick that up again at some point.
English isn't my native language either and finding my way around it and working with historical terminology can be tricky.

But you're doing fine be the looks of it!
Do you keep a family tree to keep track of the people and their stories? I can really recommend it, especially if you're planning to make this a multi-generation town.:)

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Re: Banishedsanni - Poppyglade
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2020, 10:50:12 AM »
Oh! I will have a look into your Connecticut Coastal Colony! Did ot discovere it yet.

Since there are only 4 adults and 6 children I dont need a very professional family tree yet.
But I have a noted down who belongs to whom, yes.
And since I recently opened Poppyglade for outsiders, I guess I will have to make a more professional one in the future.
More work awaits me! :D

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Re: Banishedsanni - Poppyglade
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2020, 01:19:36 AM »
Haha yes, once migrants come into town the complexity of it all increases greatly!^^

All caught up now, really like the story so far, well done!:)
Love how you include little natural things that had such great impact on daily lives (but aren't really simulated in the game) like the learning of skills, trail and error, pregnancies and the changes in nature that come with the seasons. A small community like this would be so much more connected with and dependent on these things.

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Re: Banishedsanni - Poppyglade
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2020, 10:31:28 AM »
10. June
In the pleasant mild nights, which we like to spend chatting outside in the garden, we have been talking very often lately about the returning to our homeland. We are undecided. Except for Norwoodie. When I met him, he was a wandering musician without a home. But his place is now by my side, he says, and he'll go where I go. Even if he would have to face my parents for it. On the one hand, this brings me to tears, on the other hand, the whole burden of the decision rests on my shoulders.
Miliss and Winstonewall grew up as children in the luxury of two rich families and had enjoyed working in the family business for several years before they ran aground here. The prospect of luxury and less hard work seems tempting, but the two of them are actually very happy in this simple life in the poppy glade. And me? Even though we were in a fight the last time we saw each other, I love my parents very much. The chance of seeing them again ... But what then? Would i stay there? Would they even accept Norwoodie and the kids? Wouldn't I want to go back to the poppy glade someday? We could simply start a new life in Wyndmoorcross. One gets always work there. On the other hand, we built up a lot in these last 10 years and now that we have contact with the outside world, maybe a lot would become easier. Maybe even more people will come here. I just do not know. Not yet.
Nettel had made it clear that he wouldn't be able to come back this year. So we still have a little time to make a decision.

10. October
The weather in October was awful rainy. On one of the few sunny days, we all went outside together for a little walk along the river bank. The children built huge mountains out of leaves, that had already turned brown and fell from the trees, and romped about in them. In the distance, Winstonewall saw something and pointed to it. After a while, this something became somewhat recognizable as a ship. We had not expected that. Didn't Nettel want to come back not before next year? When the ship followed the bend in the river and we looked not at the bow but at the side of the ship, Miliss cried out, took Winstonewall with one hand on the elbow and pointed to the side of the ship with the other hand. It said in large letters: "Thomson & Taylor - Textile Company". This company belonged to Miliss' and Winstonewall's families!

We excitedly waited until the ship finally arrived at the jetty, what felt like eternity. Meanwhile it had started to rain. As soon as the ship was moored by the ship's crew, Miliss and Winstonewall cryingly hugged their families. Thomasa, only three years old, did not seem to understand the situation properly and started to cry. Dandro hugged his little sister and tried to explain that mom and dad were crying for joy. Although I was sure that he didn't know why exactly.

Meanwhile Nettel approached Norwoodie and me and explained that he saw a Thomson & Taylor Company ship in the port of Wyndmoorcross a few weeks after he returned home and told the crew about our fate. That ship had probably passed on these hot news to both the families. A few weeks later the parents of the two had sailed to Wyndmoorcross and sought out Nettel. He finally brought them here.

In the meantime, the focus was on the children now. Dandro and Lessandria stood next to Thomasa, who was smiling again, and curiously eyed the unknown relatives. Miliss explained to the children who the four people were, who mommy and daddy had cryingly hugging. Rihann, Since and Rheatalia excitedly approached. Winstonewall's father tried to explain my three sweeties, that he was not their grandfather. But Dandro hugged Rihann tightly, gave her a kiss on the cheek and replied indignantly that we were all one family. Miliss, Winstonewall, Norwoodie and I looked at each other with a smile and I knew we all thought the same thing. Dandro was absolutely right. We had grown into a big family in the past few years. And the children knew nothing else.

     

Since the rain was getting stronger, we decided to go inside. The children stormed ahead, happily holding hands together. Shortly afterwards we all sat in the kitchen, our families, Nettel and the crew of the ship. It was a little cramped because the kitchen, although it was the largest room in the two houses, was not designed for so many people. The children excitedly besieged the newcomers, showing them their favorite toys and handicrafts that they were particularly proud of. Before the children could take our nerves off with a shrill flute concert, Miliss and I served herbal tea and honey biscuits. One cannot play the flute with your mouth full.
We talked for a long time, told our stories again in detail. The children simply slept on our laps. The birds started chirping again when we finally took the children to their beds and then fell into ours ourselves. Our visitors slept on the ship.

The next day started mild and sunny, so we put all the tables and chairs we owned outside and had breakfast in the garden. When the plates were empty, we enjoyed the last warmth of this year on our skin and chatted calmly. Winstonewall's mother liked what we had built here over the years. And her husband and Miliss' parents nodded. She added that it would be almost a shame that this would degenerate when we returned home.
There was a momentary silence. Rihann frowned in confusion and Since broke the silence when he outraged replied that we were already home. All the children nodded their heads eagerly. Norwoodie put his hand on my knee and squeezed it gently, as if he meant so silently that he agreed with the children. I put my hand on his and gently pushed back. Winstonewall sighed, gave his daughter Thomasa, who was sitting on his lap, a kiss on the back of the head and began to say what we all thought.

10. November
After a few days and many, sometimes heated discussions, the Thomson and Taylor families finally gave up and it was finally certain that Miliss and Winstonewall would stay here. I am so relieved. If the two had left us, Norwoodie and I could never have hold our own here alone. We would have to leave too.
But now that we would all stay here together and we finally have contact with the outside world, I am very confident about the future.

And I'm eagerly awaiting the coming spring. Nettel had brought us everything that was on the list that we had given him on his first visit. We had mainly put various medications on the list, such as a vial of real steam distillated lavender oil to treat burns. At the request of the men also some meat. Since fishing is so ridiculously easy here, no one has bothered to go hunting. That means our children have never actually eaten meat. I'm curious to see how they like it. In addition, Nettel also brought us two huge boxes of onions (the good ones from Wyndmoorcross, of course) and, to my delight, five chickens. They are still very young and will probably only lay eggs in a few months. The same day we quickly built a makeshift chicken coop next to the old warehouse. It is too wet and too cold for larger construction projects at the moment, so the chickens will have to be satisfied with this temporary solution until spring. Oh, how happy I am with the prospect of eggs!

The Thomson and Taylor families also insisted on building an interim storage facility for the "Thomson and Taylor - Textile Company" here. Certainly an emotional rather than a strategic decision. Our island is relatively easy to get to from Wnydmoorcross by boat and there would be no taxes or rent, but it is otherwise not close to any major commercial centers. Quite the contrary. The reason why this island is so unknown is because all the important places, indeed all other known places, lay in a completely different direction. Nobody usually gets lost here and ships that venture out into the open sea beyond Wyndmoorcross never return. I therefore suspect that this interim storage facility is more a connection between parents and their children. And everything that connects us to the outside world should be right for us at the moment. But here, too, construction cannot begin before spring.

10. December
Winter is wet and cold. If the weather permits, the children spend a lot of time with the chickens. The animals are new and exciting for our darlings.
I gave our visitors a letter for my parents when they left in late October. It will take a while for this letter to make its way to Glaster. How will my parents react? On some nights these thoughts rob me of sleep.

 



Lot of Text, im sorry :)

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Re: Banishedsanni - Poppyglade
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2020, 02:00:55 PM »
No sorry, itīs a nice text.! :)

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Re: Banishedsanni - Poppyglade
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2020, 04:48:59 AM »
Thanks :) glad to read

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Re: Banishedsanni - Poppyglade
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2020, 04:59:24 AM »
Yes, this is wonderful to read, the texts are long but you don't waste a word!
Very curious to see where the town will go.:)

 

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