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So yes, that statue did come from your deed after it disbanded. :)

 

And yes that is Hanalei. Where I was born and raised (On a taro farm.) till I married a service man, and we eventually moved to the mainland.

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16 hours ago, Ohana said:

So yes, that statue did come from your deed after it disbanded. :)

Thank you for rescuing my lady (girl)! I am sure that she is now very cared for with your company, being no longer abandoned in the wilderness.

 

Yes, I remember several taro farms around Hanalei, as well as your being from that area. A beautiful place, without doubt.

 

=Ayes=

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On 8/16/2018 at 10:33 AM, Ayes said:

My mayor there was struck by lightning while I was just outside his house doing some work. Strange thing is that he suffered no damage at all but out of curiosity I examined the lamp planted next to him and it had some significant damage on it. It was a really startling experience so I remember it quite clearly and seeing the event message too that Zip had been struck by lightning.

 

Ahh!  I remember Zip getting struck by lightning.  It's been so long that I'd mis-remembered it as having happened that very first night.

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And hopefully I'm not too late - I finally managed to find my old logs from 12-12-2012 - I've extracted all the deeds that were founded in that first four hours after Pristine opened on 2012-12-12 @ 2000 for the sake of the archive and a trip down memory lane for some:

 

Spoiler

[20:05:32] The settlement of Praesidium has just been founded by Astrogoth.
[20:10:35] The settlement of Gossamer Wings has just been founded by Rynack.
[20:12:55] The settlement of Pristine Village has just been founded by Allysia.
[20:16:28] The settlement of Island Mines has just been founded by Cornflake.
[20:23:33] The settlement of Shadowdale has just been founded by Tayne.
[20:26:31] The settlement of Boat Port has just been founded by Guf.
[20:27:32] The settlement of Winterspring has just been founded by Rauthr.
[20:30:44] The settlement of Foggy Mountian has just been founded by Gynrus.
[20:47:11] The settlement of Darkhold has just been founded by Demoralizing.
[20:51:16] The settlement of Port Cyrus has just been founded by Cyrussph.
[20:55:30] The settlement of Odenville has just been founded by Crackheadzz.
[20:57:59] The settlement of Payon has just been founded by Shuouma.
[21:04:10] The settlement of Mortopolis has just been founded by Mortommes.
[21:07:17] The settlement of Monastery Of The Lucius has just been founded by Amethys.
[21:15:10] The settlement of The Wurm Academy has just been founded by Joel.
[21:18:53] The settlement of Oakview has just been founded by Fordring.
[21:19:41] The settlement of Any Harbor has just been founded by Plower.
[21:22:08] The settlement of Scurvy Cove has just been founded by Acaos.
[21:23:00] The settlement of Beach Villa has just been founded by Gerbil.
[21:23:04] The settlement of Aurora Bay Fishing Co has just been founded by Aurorafinem.
[21:23:18] The settlement of Island Retreat has just been founded by Wideload.
[21:26:26] The settlement of Heart And Seoul has just been founded by Seraphina.
[21:28:51] The settlement of Otg Outfitters has just been founded by Traderart.
[21:29:50] The settlement of Hamster has just been founded by Dire.
[21:31:17] The settlement of Serenity Cove has just been founded by Bjoern.
[21:46:48] The settlement of Meerhaven has just been founded by Sidereal.
[21:53:52] The settlement of Shrine Of Knoweldge has just been founded by Daimous.
[21:54:10] The settlement of Dwarven Embassy has just been founded by Magoggles.
[21:54:22] The settlement of Tundra Cove has just been founded by Claive.
[21:57:16] The settlement of Alnwick has just been founded by Boldrick.
[22:00:02] The settlement of Camalot has just been founded by Wil.
[22:00:09] The settlement of Hyundai Flats has just been founded by Elantra.
[22:07:51] The settlement of Spider Island has just been founded by Sephieroth.
[22:21:03] The settlement of Neosophy has just been founded by Archaegeo.
[22:29:45] The settlement of Apple Cove has just been founded by Ricopolo.
[22:33:11] The settlement of Molyneux Harbour has just been founded by Icelion.
[22:33:45] The settlement of Aberdeen has just been founded by Zanril.
[22:35:48] The settlement of Marseille has just been founded by Blesse.
[22:37:36] The settlement of Ashenheim has just been founded by Rust.
[22:41:32] The settlement of Daggerdale has just been founded by Nalfeen.
[22:42:12] The settlement of Drakes Abbey Foundation has just been founded by Deathdrake.
[22:42:54] The settlement of Pristine Market has just been founded by Jags.
[22:52:33] The settlement of Cape Hazard has just been founded by Typhoid.
[23:02:07] The settlement of Genesir Harbour has just been founded by Aikanaro.
[23:03:43] The settlement of Arat Erar Mining Company has just been founded by Serani.
[23:05:16] The settlement of Point Break has just been founded by Omatoes.
[23:10:18] The settlement of Ethiopia has just been founded by Mohr.
[23:18:32] The settlement of Solitude has just been founded by Yasmine.
[23:19:59] The settlement of Shadowland has just been founded by Forwin.
[23:38:54] The settlement of Lakeview has just been founded by Gerbil.
[23:48:19] The settlement of Geuldoche has just been founded by Kalame.
[23:53:36] The settlement of Zion has just been founded by Rastafari.
[23:55:07] The settlement of Astaroth has just been founded by Lingbo.
[23:56:15] The settlement of Serenity Cliff has just been founded by Arbalion.
[23:58:13] The settlement of Sadie has just been founded by Gremmy.
[00:02:42] The settlement of Belhaven has just been founded by Navarr.

 

As for personal reminiscing:
 

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From The Founding of Meerhaven:

I remember a hundred souls huddled in the Golden Valley awaiting the appointed hour.

I remember crossing the portal and bearing witness to an utterly pristine wilderness.

I remember the shores of Blossom before it was ever a city.

I remember choosing to head South.

I remember being pursued by every manner of nightmarish beast.

I remember blindly fleeing through an olive grove, desperate to find a body of water to lose my pursuers.

I remember stumbling out onto the great mossy hill in the South of Pristine.

I remember founding Meerhaven on day of Tears in week 3 of the starfall of the Digging in the year 1028.

I remember looking up into the night sky, wondering how long it would be until another soul would join me on the coast.

 

I woke up the next day to seven new neighbors that had all been saved by the spirit templar.  😆

 

Intending to focus on animal breeding and leatherworking, I began collecting wild horses and settling in.  In early 2013, I went on vacation for two weeks only to come back and find all my horses had starved to death.  It broke my heart so badly, I couldn't bear to log in again.  Meerhaven puttered on until December of that year when the upkeep finally gave out.

Fast forward to 2015 and the announcement of Wurm Unlimited.  Feeling nostalgic for the sunsets on that coast, I promised myself I'd log in one last time to see who now lived on the old land - long enough to see one last sunset.  Then I'd head off to look for new adventures somewhere in WU.

I logged in and was promptly eaten by a hellhound. 🤣

The old deed had gone wild - I could see the marks of whoever settled there and disbanded in the interim.  The only thing left to do was to replant the old deed marker and start rebuilding.

Edited by Sidereal
spelling, grammar, argh

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Phew!  Also - I swear I found some old screenshots of those first hours of Pristine of a bunch of naked settlers in Blossom, but I can't seem to find them at the moment.  I'll keep digging!

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I'm *really* late on this, but here's some pictures from around day 2 on Pristine that I thought folks might enjoy: https://photos.app.goo.gl/KFLuZfU1itUz4dQp6

 

My deed (Stonehaven) was also founded on day 2 - took us a full day of wandering to find the perfect spot. Deed still exists, though I've mostly swapped to WU these days. Pictures are mostly of the area around Stonehaven / Bargrum's Folly (which was deeded twice, but we never got around to 'finishing' it either time, and eventually disbanded); I'm sure I have more screenshots, but I didn't feel like digging through years of screenshots tonight. ;)

 

An early map I saved:

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There is so much info that I've set up a blog and I'm still working on it, so the info you're providing is awesome. Thank you everyone! 

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On 12/1/2018 at 10:57 AM, Mayrin said:

... An early map I saved:

 2423a917c5.png

 

That is such a sweet map.

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