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Thorinoakshield

Help needed at Ageless Lake coastal road tunnel

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Although I haven't been playing Wurm that long, compared to some players; I started playing in september 2015; I've been involved into some large public projects over time.

First project was connecting the Wonders Alliance to Whitefay, a job Keyos started and the entire alliance helped finishing it.

Then I got the odd idea to construct a coastal road along the shores of the Ageless Lake, as well as improving the tunnel previously known as Covenant tunnel and now as the Ageless Lake Tunnel.

The latter got finished with the help of - once again - the Wonders Alliance, as well as several other players who donated materials or decided to strongwall half a thousand or so walls (have you been counting them, Zigozag??) ;)

OK, enough of the bragging. I still prefer to work at the background anyway. :D

 

 

With some large projects finished, the coastal road, planned to connect the deeds along the shore to the Ageless Lake tunnel,  and thus opening up more of northern Xanadu still isn't finished. The first part between Weird Wonders, past Metallic Wonders and Wonderland Terrace all the way to Windspears has been finished some time ago. The Wonders Alliance even build a couple of bridges - most of it done by Dredbanger - to connect the island to both shores, making it possible to travel a circular route from Greymead to Whitefay to the Wonders Alliance to Greymead. That is, if you're able to survive the Emerald Highway. :) But that's off topic. ;)

 

At some point I started a tunnel north of Windspears, as I simply couldn't get enough dirt to drop a two tile road all along the mountainside. Flubb helped me with it and managed at some point to connect the tunnel we started to an old tunnel cutting through the mountain. 

Last december the entire tunnel has been made two tiles wide and not long after that, Rusk managed to connect an old highway to both his deed, as well as to some old - and at the time abandoned deed near the lake. And thus once again finishing a part of the coastal road.

 

However.... the tunnel remained a two tile wide tunnel, with a partially reinforced floor and no reinforced walls. That is....... until a couple of weeks ago.

In the past weeks I've been working at creating 300 support beams to reinforce the floor. With another character, I've been cutting veggies, hoping that 600 of them would be enough. Well, they weren't. :(

And looking at the state of some parts of the tunnel, I'm going to need a lot of concrete as well.

Given the time I have; which is limited due to working in shifts, I'm going to need help. And I'd really apreciate it if anyone actually could help me.

 

So...........

 

You wonder what I'm going to ask? Not that much, actually.

 

I'm currently using a Magranon priestess to strongwall, so a nice amount of locks or chopped up veggies to help her boost her favour would be apreciated. If / when delivered in crates, a crateswap is possible.

If you got a Magranon or Nahjo priest(ess) yourself, coming over and do strongwalling is certainly apreciated. There's plenty of space to build another altar, so that isn't a problem at all.

If you love to make concrete and / or like mining, there's a whole section of floors that needs to be lifted 20 dirt before it can be reinforced. That is, if it's possible to remove the old reinforcements. :huh:

I am able to do it all by myself or with the help of some players, except I'll take another 2-3 years before the entire road is finished. And although I'm usually very patient, I'm not that patient. :lol::lol:

 

So, those of you who'd love to help, you can always contact me here or ingame under this name or as my alt Ironmaiden.

 

 

 

Thorin :)

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Hey Thorin :) I don't read the forums much, so I didn't see you made this post. After I finished reinforcing my tunnel, I've been using my favor from farming on making dirt for the road further north, but I can start saving it up and come down and do some reinforcements/and or make a crate or two of beams. That way you're not stuck down there alone :P

 

I went through the tunnel yesterday, and it's already improved, great job. 

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I enjoy making maps :D This is the current state of the project, as I understand it. I think Thorin is also planning a coastal route between the Windspears tunnel and Bjerkely.

 

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Thanks Rusk. This project looks like it's within relatively easy sailing distance of me.

 

If I understand correctly, chopped vegetables will help this endeavour. I don't fully understand why that should be the case, but it's something I can supply. 

 

If I just dump a load of barrels of them near the project, would that help?

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Chopped veggies lets priests reinforce mine walls and create dirt from thin air, so it is a huge help. Donations are appreciated :) I think the easiest would be to try to catch me (Rusk or Ronia) or Thorinoakshield online. 

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Righto. I'm working on my own coastal road south of Pumpkin Fields (lake south of you) so I feel your pain.

 

I'll get to work on the veggies and will ping you ingame when I'm ready to deliver.

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Thx for the donation, Ajala. It's really apreciated.

 

Since Trooperau's locks helped me a lot with strongwalling (got about 50% done) and I still got close to 1.2K of chopped veggies in stock, which are hopefully enough for the other half; I wouldn't mind of they're dropped off at Rusk's, so he can use them to cast dirt. There's still a lot of dirt dropping to be done at the last part, so we can use whatever we get.

And while we're at the dirty subject, I got a lot of dirt coming from my new deed over time; which might be enough to complete that final part of the road to the Ageless Tunnel Lakeside Entrance. When that's done, the road is finished as far as I'm concerned. With the current tunnel I'm working at, there's no need to continue a coastal road between Windspears and Bjerkely, as hooking up the latter to the highway is a lot easier to do. ;)

 

Thorin :)

 

PS: When all is done, Rusk, you're gonna be the one drawing the map for the server map; you do realize that?? :lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Hey I have a Nahjo priest in a deed there that is rotting away. I can't supply veggies as I am not a farmer but if veggies are available or mining is needed I can sail him there and help you mine/strongwall. I am currently elbow deep in Nadroj's project in Exodus, but I can spare time when I am recovering my sleep bonus with my characters there and come help you out. 

 

I don't check this forum much so if you think you can use the manpower, let me know in a pm and I'll sail Reuxor over to do what's needed.

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I have a Nahjo priest myself, who spend most of her time farming, chopping, and making dirt, so I don't think we need help with that. And it looks like Thorin is finishing up strongwalling now on his own. Once that is complete the rest of the work is all above ground, raising tiles and paving. There is a section where we will run in to some clay where I think the best solution is to surface mine on the side of the mountain to get around it. 

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Update from Dirt Town: Ronia has been spitting out dirt, thank you to Zane and Ajala, your donations were helpful.

Today I hit the clay area, and I've started surface mining to go above the area. Looks to be about 30 tiles that needs lowering in total. Come on over if you want to help out.

Squinting at the map dump we look to be very roughly half way to the channel now with the 1 tiles wide road, so that's exciting :) 

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Always happy to help with public infrastructure projects, but I draw the line at surface mining ;)

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And another update from "construction town":

I'm currently working at imping enough lamps for the first tunnel, now all the strongwalling is done. I still have some chopped veggies left of the donation Soleca made, so I might as well transfer them to Ronia for more dirt spamming.

As soon as the lamps are planted, I'll head out to my new deed to do some massive leveling. The dirt coming out of that project will be used on the coastal road as well, hoping it will eventually be enough to turn it into a 2-tile lane overall.

And of course, as soon as the regular deed tasks are done, I'll head over with the mining priestess to help doing the surface mining. :wacko:

 

Too be continued........

 

 

Thorin :)

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