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September 4, 2012
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As with Freya, I was going to wait a while to post this, but I really want a placeholder for the city, so I'll post now.


What is Alexandra?

Freya was going into an economic downfall.  The fishing industry was leveling off, the discovery of glowstone made the oil from fish pointless and the village was in financial trouble, having a great amount of debt owed to Vetra.  The population of Freya was dwindling, a lot of them moved to nearby Navarro, and something needed to happen.  A group of people decided that there needs to be a governing body to control the economic flow of the region.  The only problem was that the only suitable land for this was a desert to the west that was occupied by Native Indians known as 'Testificates'.

Thus began the Haas Wars that consisted of 4 battles.  Not much is spoken of these battles.  No records were taken, nothing.  The only thing we know is that Freya won.  With that, the first thing they built was an aqueduct system to bring water to the center of the city.  After that a capital building was erected.  Then a cathedral, bank, a great library and shops.  People started to come back to the island and Alexandra became one of the most populous destinations in Vetronia.

There still lied one problem.  The island was still solitary.  No way to get there besides ferry.  With Freya (and Alexandra) out of debt and actually having money to spend, they constructed a bridge, called the Union Bridge, to connnect to the mainland of Trymaer.  With this, everybody had the ability to access the island.

With Alexandra still growing, only time will tell what amazing structures will pop up in the city.

With Freya nearing its completion (At the time of this post, all is left if the guild house and the hamlet.  Both are already premade in my single player creative.), the second phase of the island can begin construction.  The purpose of the project is to really let my mind go wild with creativity.  There really is no true purpose but to make some great buildings and a place people want to visit and possible stay.

Building concepts:
Center court - A large open area for people to gather.  In the center of the area is a large pool.
Government building - This is where all the important political stuff happen.  Who knows what's going on behind those doors.  They better not raise taxes!
Aqueducts - I may go away from this idea and figure out an alternative. Maybe include something like "technology advanced and the need for aqueducts was deemed pointless and thus constructed an underground method of transporting water throughout the city" or something like that.  We'll see.
Grand Library - Essentially just a big library with lots of books.

Bank - This is where your money goes.

Plots - This is where people live.



Alexandra can be found in the image below, towards the bottom.  Alexandra is in the desert biome to the east of Freya.

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Personal take on Freya:

The Alexandra concept comes from a couple of places.

The name itself is actually a modified version of the city in Egypt, Alexandria.  That's pretty much the only thing the two cities have in common though, lol.  Alexandra was a prototype city being built on my last server before the release of 1.0.0. The prototype itself turned out to be my best build ever, but the server owner decided to create a new world and thus Alexandra was lost.  A couple months ago, the server owner posted the world file in which Alexandra was in for us to play in and look back at the great stuff we built.  With that I've been trying to convert the world into map form (like Dynmap) so I can locate where abouts Alexandra is on the map and use that as the template to the start of Alexandra in Vetronia.  Problem is that the world map is almost 4GB and my computer can't handle the rendering to map form.  Hopefully I can find another alternative to get the map.  Alexandra really depends on finding this on that map.

The builds itself are rather different than Freya and I want to use Alexandra to challenge my building ability.  The primary block will be sandstone, but it will look nothing like Vetra.  I'd like to use Alexandra as my playground on the server.  Another thing that differs this from other builds is nothing will be premade and then translated into the city, with the exception of the court and government building, which will be the foundation of the city.

I really hope this city can go far in regards to wowing all of you and I'm looking forward to breaking ground in the near future!

Any input would be greatly appreciated.  The goal for ground breaking is approximately October 1, but really based on Dynmap being back.

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October 23, 2012
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edit: Alexandra will now be called Alexandria to better reflect historical accuracy of names, like that of Rhodes

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