[EVENT] A Seismic Shift
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What? Something is happening!


The ground is shaking again... the intensity seems considerably less than incidents in years past, but it just keeps shaking and shaking, accompanied by other strange phenomenon. While the inhabitants of the peninsula can only guess at what these tremors mean, their home seems intent on reshaping itself once more, breaking and reforming anew, and breaking again. From the ground, things may not look very different until one comes upon a cliffside that is much closer than it used to be, a river that's widened, a bridge that's collapsed, land that extends further now, somehow...

Luperci will never be able to glimpse what their home looks like from a bird's eye view, but perhaps the birds can tell them how startling the world can be sometimes.


Timeline


  • Nov 18, 2022: Ground tremors begin -- they're very noticeable, but not particularly disruptive once you get used to them. Mammals may lose their footing more easily on uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Objects on shelves or high places may gradually inch towards the ledge and fall. Weird bubbles begin coming out of the ocean near where the Red Star landed (southwest of the peninsula), though this would only be noticeable to ships out in the sea. (And it's not a good season for trading boats to be out so far.)

  • Nov 20, 2022: Ground tremors continue with a slight increase in intensity. Things fall more readily off shelves, but there is no real structural damage anywhere. Fissure lines appear on the Nova Scotian peninsula. Ocean waters in the region are noticeably warmer and even hot to the touch.

  • Nov 22, 2022: Ground tremors continue at the same intensity throughout the region, but the Fundy landbridge feels extra shaky and discouraging to travelers. Fissure lines rapidly expand across the width of the peninsula. Ocean waters are still warm.

  • Nov 23, 2022: There is a brief, sudden increase in the intensity of tremors as the end of the peninsula splits off entirely. Some of the land north of Halcyon Mountains also breaks apart and falls away. Minor to mild structural damage occurs across the region, though the mainland is less affected.

  • Nov 24 - Dec 5, 2022: Ground tremors continue and almost feel normal at this point. The broken-off peninsula slowly drifts westward. Portions of the Fundy landbridge fall away, leaving a suspended landbridge, rather than a solid one. Ocean waters gradually cool back to normal temperatures and tides rush back into the Bay of Fundy.

  • Dec 6, 2022: The broken-off peninsula makes contact with the mainland, causing localised earthquakes and considerable damage between St. John and Freetown, as well as to the once-peninsula/once-island itself. Other areas feel brief, intensified quakes, but experience minimal damage.

  • Dec 8-15, 2022: Ground tremors slowly dissipate as the land settles again. The gap between the coast of the mainland and its new extension is filled in with a heavy rain, but the narrow valley of water quickly drains away while seeming to heal the fissure.

Yo, WHAT just happened??


Tada!


This will be the new map after the events described above. We'll officially replace the current map with the December newspost. Again, players are welcome to have as much or as little damage occur to structures as they like.

Territory Updates


The following territories and subterritories have been destroyed:
  • Broken Occident
  • Shiloh Hills
  • Freetown
  • Primeval Memories
  • Cape Hopewell
  • Clements Park
  • Wolf's Peak
  • Wentworth Valley
  • Cobequid Foothills
  • Ames de la Mort

The "Territory Transference" territory covers the former end of the peninsula which is now a part of the mainland. The subterritory "The Scar" covers where the land is joined at a healing rift. This area is rocky and unstable for the moment, but it can be crossed if one is careful.

Do note: The Bay of Fundy is once again a bay with access to the open sea, though the landbridge is also still in place and usable. Ships traveling in and out of the bay go under the landbridge, which is now a proper arched bridge. Strong tides are once again a part of the bay's features (though perhaps still not as wild as they once were), and sailors used to the relative calmness of the now former lake should take extra care... or learn the hard way.

These territories and subterritory pages still need to be updated on the Wiki, btw...

Is Oglethorpe ok


Probably!

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