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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:56 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 5:38 pm 
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Alpha 13 is considered to be approximately equivalent to Leng for the purpose of inter-factional politics.


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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 5:56 am 
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Alpha 7

”Alpha 7 is one of the largest manufacturers of hand tools in all of skytopia. Many craftsmen carry their 'sevens' with pride.”

”Sword violence outnumbers gun violence on Alpha 7. It's the only skyland where people still wear suits of armor.”

”Try the local coffee shop. Apparently they average three caffeine overdoses a week.”

”Kids on Alpha 7 make a pastime of arson. As a result, Alpha 7 has the best fire department in skytopia.”

”Alpha 7 is one of the least populated Alpha platforms.”

Leng

”Leng makes a fair amount of money by selling off its excess water to dryer skylands. It collects water in large storage tanks hanging from the side of the skyland. When ready to be shipped, they are simply disconnected and lowered into a waiting airship.”

”Leng has drifted quite a bit during its history. Most businesses have suffered since the skyland left the core and floated to the outer rim.”

”Leng's airstrip is deceptive. For the first few landings, pilots are terrified of misjudging and hitting the skyland's side. Eventually they realize Leng has one of the largest and most forgiving airstrips.”

”At various times, Leng has sold off more water than it could sustain losing. There are now strict regulations in force to prevent the water supply from drying up again.”

”Leng's is known as 'Skytopia's most upside down mountain.'”

Midgard

”Midgard is one of skytopia's biggest skylands. Both in terms of population and landmass.”

”Since 206 AU Midgard has hosted a stunt flying show during Birthday, skytopia's annual celebration of gaining age and experience.”

”Midgard has been a powerhouse in skytopia since it was first settled. Its large population and booming economy make it a highly contested target.”

”Some Midgardians long for the days when their skyland was capital of the Commonwealth. Even more appreciate the extra freedoms and autonomy they gain under the factions.”

”Midgard is divided into two skylands, long having been connected together. Travel is constant across the bridge and elevators between the two.”

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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
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Isla di Pisa has a big boulder, whats up with that?

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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
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Uurwerk

Uurwerk is densely populated... by long, dark, windowless corridors...

Some Skyrates believe that Uurwerk drifted into Skytopia from some other, distant cluster of Skylands.

Uurwerk is a Skyland that is 99% mechanical. No one quite knows what that other 1% is, but it seems infeasible that it'd be 100% mechanical... right?

Uurwerk is not reknowned for its parties, because it is so quiet and far away. A party would be absurd.


Grottopolis

Grottopolis is really far away from the Core. Think of it as a reminder of how far you've come since you first started flying... literally!

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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:13 pm 
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Grottopolis:

July 18th is Cattopolis Day!


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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:13 pm 

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Cidade is home to many crime family syndicates. Because of this, it is one of few skylands to have its own major police force.

(Altough that last bit can be taken out)


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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:19 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
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Cidade: The city's architecture is planned around a social hierarchy. The higher towers and upper suites are reserved for the wealthy bourgeoisie, while the lower apartments and outer real estate near the runway are reserved for low income labourers. The richest have their own landing pads and runways built atop the towers to avoid going through the slums to use the public ports.


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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:46 pm 
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Bump, but I thought it was an interesting one that was brought up and used a few times in RP.

Cidade: Due to the high density of urban development, traditional graveyards and similar settings aren't practical. In response to the limited space, Cidadians instead have built vertical crypt-like grave houses for their dearly departed. They recently dedicated a section to those lost during the Hidden Fleet war.

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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:17 pm 
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After a lot of RP taking place in Cidade lately more can be added.

Along the long miles of 8th street lie Cidade's biggest shopping district, headquarters and flagship stores to several high end fashion labels and many other smaller boutiques and fine dining in between the large department stores. While pricey, the quality of the clothing cannot be denied and is often the envy of many a fashion critic

Also located throughout much of the city are tall viewing towers, able to see as high as many of the skyscrapers in the center of the city while being shorter, yet just as incredible of a view as the interior ones dot the perimeter of the skyland. This is mainly a tourist attraction and is regulated by ticket sales to ride to the top. Small vendors also set up there for light eats and drinks and some other small gift shops

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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 2:55 am 

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Skylands with no facts:
* Getty
* Phillipia
* Sharif
* Volstoy
* Alpha 1, 3, 4, 9, 14, 15, 17

Skylands with a single fact:
* Juliet
* Kadath
* Romeo
* Tehras
* Alpha 8, 10, 12, 13

Hopefully I didn't miss anything.

Also, in case Harris turns up and wants to know, he also didn't write about:
* Grottopolis
* Luz
* Uurwerk

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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:24 am 
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I'll add these into the game if they're less than 250 characters and full of awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:07 pm 
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Ohhhhh, neat! Does that mean ones that are already posted, as well as new?

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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:14 am 
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Most of the ones posted in this thread are too long or there are multiple suggestions for the same skylands.
I'm hoping someone will collate & collect the best ones and edit them to 250 characters.


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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:24 pm 
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Calvin wrote:
Most of the ones posted in this thread are too long or there are multiple suggestions for the same skylands.
I'm hoping someone will collate & collect the best ones and edit them to 250 characters.


Sometime next week maybe, if it's in the cards, I can at least pull some of them, and try to clean them up for review.

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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Any facts from the nature walk that can be added for Arcadia? I can't remember if any were added to this thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:00 pm 
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That would be a huge honor to have some of those in there Pen, thanks for recommending that nature walk.

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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:00 am 
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Naes Draw wrote:
Sometime next week maybe, if it's in the cards, I can at least pull some of them, and try to clean them up for review.
They don't have to all be at once. We can do them as we go along. Adding them to the game isn't exactly trivial, but they can be edited for more awesomeness later.


EDIT: We can also do the Fuel Stations. I'll post a list of all the Skylands and Fuelies below to make it easier to keep track of what the options are. Feel free to just quote the following post in your submissions.


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 Post subject: Re: Submit your Skyland Facts!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:12 am 
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1 Volstoy
2 Romeo
3 Aleut
4 Juliet
5 Isla di Pisa
6 Getty
7 Fuseli
8 Tehras
9 Goldenrod
10 Sharif
11 Olio
12 Phillipia
13 Alpha 1
14 Earthbreach
15 Luz
16 Alpha 2
17 Jordan
18 Shriebeck
19 Leng
20 Echo
21 Valvia
22 Lhasa
23 Midgard
24 Alpha 3
25 Tinkspoit
26 Eltsina
27 Alpha 4
28 Gonk
29 Cidade
30 Tortuga
31 Alpha 5
32 New Hovlund
33 Steppe
34 Kadath
35 Arcadia
36 Islo
37 Grottopolis
38 Uurwerk
39 Alpha 6
40 Alpha 7
41 Alpha 8
42 Alpha 9
43 Alpha 10
44 Alpha 11
45 Alpha 12
46 Alpha 13
47 Alpha 14
48 Alpha 15
49 Alpha 16
50 Alpha 17
51 Fuel XIII
52 Fuel XIV
53 Fuel XV
54 Fuel XVI
55 Fuel XVII
56 Fuel XVIII
57 Fuel XIX
58 Fuel XX
59 Fuel XXI
60 Fuel XXII
61 Fuel XXIII
62 Fuel XXIV
63 Fuel XXV
64 Fuel XXVI
65 Fuel XXVII
66 Fuel XXVIII
67 Fuel XXIX
68 Fuel XXX
69 Fuel XXXI
70 Fuel XXXII
71 Fuel XXXIII
72 Fuel XXXIV
73 Fuel XXXV
74 Fuel XXXVI
75 Fuel XXXVII
76 Fuel XXXVIII
77 Fuel XXXIX
78 Fuel XL
79 Fuel XLI
80 Fuel LII
81 Fuel LIII
82 Fuel LIV
83 Fuel LV
84 Fuel LVI
85 Fuel LVII
86 Fuel LVIII
87 Fuel LIX
88 Fuel LX
89 Fuel LXI


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