Bastion's Point (Player Owned Village Crossroads, Led by Sacrifice)

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    Update Notices:

    7/8/16 Bastion's Point is Ready for for R32 and Final Wipe!
    7/8/16 Bastion's Point is now part of SOTAMAPS and will continue to keep Free/Occupied lots updated moving forward.
    5/31/18 Bastion's Point: Rotated to 180. Changed location. Upgraded to Crossroads Village. Interconnection (with Harvest).
    2/27/19 Bastion's Point: New water lots added (3 Village, 1 Town) Obsidian Tower returned to Bay Isle and themed for Dungeon Quests, Ruins of Cinderholm added on the cliff overlooking the tower. Cinderholm Novel Vendor added in Obsidian Tower. Begin work on 1st town themed dungeon, Tower Catacombs.

    Updated Information, Enjoy!

    On the western shores of Novia, near Harvest, lies a small fishing village who’s trade and craftsmanship is known throughout all of New Britannia. Unwilling to cave into the pressure of mass development and large architecture, the patrons of the village remain true to their history and beliefs, leveraging that which they know to be solid and trustworthy. In the early days, the hamlet was protected by a small militia, with a short, gruff leader named Bastion Krieg. Bastion was stout of heart and muscle and led his troops with the ferocity of a pack of grizzlies. For years the militia held off the miscellaneous dangers of this broken land, allowing free trade from this small port to the rest of Novia. Until the coming of the Kobolds. Fierce and organized, they grew more deadly with each raiding party.

    One cold winters evening, came the most destructive battle in village history. The kobold pressed on, relentless in their drive to seize the hamlet and its many assets. What the kobolds wanted remains a mystery to this day, some say they came down from Skrekk or perhaps Krull, I know not. For in this broken land after the Shardfall, there has been little unity, and even less long lasting peace.

    The warlords of old took what they wished, and if you could not fight them, you became subject to them. So you fought for what you had, without boundaries and without regret. All you had was what you woke up with, and you hoped every day that when you went to sleep you had exactly that still. This is all that mattered to Bastion, that was his wish for the people he protected. Not who was here first, nor who was even the rightful possessor of the land, because most all known official rights were lost long, long ago.

    Locked in battle with the kobold leader on a cliff overlooking the village, Bastion could see his future slipping away. For all his heart and vigor he had not the stamina of his adversary. He knew this battle would not end well. With all the power he could muster, Bastion dropped his axe and ran headlong into the leader, wrapping his arms around it and pummeling headlong over the ocean cliffs into the frozen waters below. Disoriented and confused with the loss of their leader, the kobold finally lost focus and were driven back beyond the shores.

    In the year that past after the battle, the militia grew in numbers and branched out to include more of the hamlet’s population. The deeds of the fallen leader inspired those that remained to fight for what they had, with everything they had, until there was no more to give. It was then that it was time to give yourself as well. Craftsmen, politicians, mages and knights joined the cause, and on the one year anniversary of his death, the militia was rebranded to a new name, Sacrifice, the organization that still protects the hamlet to this day.

    What the name of the hamlet was before that day has been lost to time. Its residents only care about what it has become. On the upper cliffs overlooking the ocean now stands a memorial of the fallen leaders sacrifice, and to the port hamlet which carries his name, Bastion's Point.

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    Owner: Sacrifice
    Type: Village Crossroads
    Future Name: Bastion's Point
    Theme: Guild Supported, Crafting, Guild Functions, Events, etc.
    Quad: Western Novia (Upper Left Quad), Near Harvest
    Planned Government: Mayor's Court (Small Council) - Non-Elected
    Militia: Guild (Sacrifice)
    Website?: http://sacrifice-guild.enjin.com/bastionspoint
    SOTAmap: http://sotamap.com/?map_id=37&x=67....ategory=&poi_subcategory= / &poi_description=
    PvP or Not?: Not


    Bastion's Point was created to be safe-haven and home for Sacrifice guild members. Our goal is small waterfront village to be used for trade and crafting and we hope to work/ship/supply with many of the other Player Owned Towns.

    There will be housing lots available in Bastion's Point to the public, however first and foremost our priority is to the guild, and second would be to players interested in helping evolve the crafting economy of our Hamlet. This could include harvesting, production, refinement and/or safe trade to other locations. Due to the limited size and housing of Bastion's Point, we will probably not entertain residents who are not committed to it's economic future.

    We purposely chose a smaller Player Owned Town to remain productive, graphically performance high and low overhead. At our core is a solid group of four royal founders, all with pledges over Citizen level. We also plan to continue our lore throughout the Episodes, publishing books and stories adding to the history of Bastion's Point.
     
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    Great story, and solid planning so far Aartemis. Best of luck with the endeavor.
     
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    New Maps!! Updated Original Post.
     
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    Date: 29 October, 2015
    From: Sir Aartemis de Turton, Hand of the Gov'ner -
    Bastion's Point
    RE: Growth

    Yesterday, the Gov'ner of our fair hamlet, Trevour, finalized and submitted parchments to the Novian Government to officially re-brand our Hamlet into a Village! We have seen much interest in our location and new residents have brought with them even more trade-skills and economic growth.

    In officially moving to a new municipal tier, the crown has awarded us some new warrants to provide additional services to our residents that were not previously available.

    The lamplighters guild has sent representation and training has already begun to lighten the previously darkened areas of the village. Our crafting center has been enhanced and we have entered into a negotiations with Ardoris to supply a new, steady flow of base tools, resources and fuel. A couple of wandering Sages have also been attempting to set up a small tent to test the market for permanent Reagent sales.

    This should be a busy month but we hope that by the end of November all the new pieces of the upgrade should be in place. We thank you for your patronage, residence and fierce loyalty to Bastion's Point and we promise to continue to work towards making it the best it can be! You can place your trust in us for a safe and secure place to call home!

    The Village of Bastion's Point
    Location - Just South of the Lunar Rift at Solace Bridge, on the Coast.

    Please Note: With the current changes that cleared the lot markers, we will be taking our time to replace and structure the village proper. Please be patient as we slowly set up the town for the next quarter of releases. Our goal is to use this time to create a layout that will NOT have to be changed once Shroud is released. Our founding premise is security in lot placement and ownership. We are striving to commit to a final version and never needing to submit an owner to lot movement for the sake of change. We will start by colonizing the area near the Waterfront and then slowly inhabit further areas only as our village grows.
     
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    Very cool backstory and its nice to see how things have developed:)
     
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    Very lovely little town.
     
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    BASTION'S POINT SEEKS WARFMASTER.

    Are you planning on placing a Knight's Lighthouse after Final Wipe? Would you like to avoid the land rush and know you have a place reserved? Well then Bastion's Point would like to talk with you! We are in our final design stages and one of the landmarks we would like to see filled is a Lighthouse for the bay.

    Bastion's Point is located just south of Solace Bridge on the Perennial Coast of Novia. If this sounds like your type of Seagull, then please leave word for us and we will get back with you.

    Thanks for your time!

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    Great Job! Bank and Merchant right at Zone entrance first day.

    Very Helpful guys
     
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    WELCOME TO BASTION'S POINT!

    (Located Just South of Solace Bridge on Novia's Perennial Coast!)

    If you are fighting near Solace Bridge, be sure to visit our Upper Village Outpost located right at the map zone in.

    We offer Banking Services, Basic Weapon and Armor Supplies, Crafting Fuels, Magic Supplies and Home Decorations!

    There are also Blacksmith, Tailoring and Alchemy Crafting stations available in the NPC Shops.

    Lot Markers will go up in the next couple days to prepare for this weekend. As we are only a village, we did not plan any large scale lots above Town size. However, if you just can't live anywhere else (I *KNOW* the feeling!) Be sure to let us know and we will see what we can do!

    Bastion's Point will be offering many Village and Row lots with stunning views and wooded lots all near quick walking distance to our Fully Expert Level Crafting Center located in our Market Square! Why fight the hustle of the big cities when you can craft the day away feeling the ocean breezes on your face with our sea-side crafting center?

    Parched from a rough day of adventure? Mac's Pub will have you toasting with a BP IPA or Sacrifice Stout in no time flat!

    We are also seeking a Dockmaster who wishes to place and live in a lighthouse on the bay.

    Full Service Adventure Outfitting coming soon to our Village Proper! Stay tuned as Persistent Release Month Continues!

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    Bastion's Point would like to Welcome it's newest Citizen, Alinareal Voom, who Reserved Lot R13 with a stunning view of the Ocean and the Bridge crossing the Lazy Gnome River!

    It was a pleasure getting to meet you yesterday and I look forward to seeing you within our Village. :)

    All LOT MARKERS Have now been placed and Reservations Locked in according to the Bastion's Point Map at SOTAMAP.COM.

    During the coming weeks we shall be working on our Village Proper, building our Vendor Tents, Streetlamps, and getting all stocked up for adventure. Be sure to pardon our dust, but don't hesitate to stop by and check us out. With the Lunar Rift right next door at Solace Bridge, Bastion's Point is sure to be a gateway to world over the coming episodes!
     
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    Very nice backstory. Going to come check it out.
     
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    Bastion's Point has opened up more Village and Row Lots (as seen in Green below in the image).

    Our Market Square is coming along nicely and all remaining shops should be placed on or about R33 release!

    If you are looking for a place to live in a great location, friendly people and warm ocean breezes, come check out Bastion's Point!
    (Just South of Solace Bridge on the road to Soltown).

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    Updated OP with R54 Changes to Bastion's Point
    • Bastion's Point: Rotated to 180. Changed location. Upgraded to Crossroads Village. Interconnection (with Harvest).
    Background:

    While we were in Early Release, before town placement, we (the owners) had always envisioned Bastion's Point as a fishing village in the north-west area of Novia.

    We hoped to be a trading village located on main corridor but on the outskirts of established civilization and large towns. We wanted to be a safe haven out in the dangerous unknown, a resting place from a days long adventure. Our POT placement draw was actually the 3rd or 4th choice on our list and did not fit well with what we had hoped to be. Still, we tried to embrace the decision and make the chosen location work. We met wonderful people and so many adventurers visited and even called us home. Something, however, just never settled in and I think that was our location so close to a starting point in the game, and not being the wilderness safe-haven we hoped for.

    In R53 we upgraded our town to Village Crossroads but missed the window for getting it done for that release. We then took advantage of the extra time with our unlocked POT form to address the things we really wanted now that we have officially launched. The idea to get back to our original plan was brought up and we all quickly agreed upon it.

    We know change is never easy, and for some, this is not what they signed up for when they chose BP as a home. We have tried to be as forthcoming with the change as we could, as soon as we could so players would have time to adjust. We even made up some in game lore and placed it on Books in the game on a vendor near the Crafting Pavilion in town. I was stunned to sell over 45 books of lore describing our in-game version of the move of Bastion's Point. Thank you one and all for that support!

    Moving forward, we are very excited to get to work with our town expansion plans and adding more advanced living arrangements (more village and town lots). I hope you all will continue to stop by and support us in our new location on the west coast of Novia near the bridge by Harvest. This Main Corridor Crossroads of North to South Travel in Novia is exactly what we envisioned to be. Adventurers embarking or returning from dangerous PVE quests in dungeons against the Kobold Armies, or PVP battles in the Verdantis Shardfall, Dysborg or Kas Ruins is our vision for the future. We hope to be a common stop in your travels and look forward to your continued visit!

    Thank you, and Huzzah to Bastion's Point!!
     
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    WELCOME TO THE NEW BASTION'S POINT!

    Greetings Avatars! Over the past couple of months, as explained in our previous announcement, we have been hard at work to re-invent Bastion's Point into the Olde World Style, Adventurers Outpost we had originally envisioned it to be. We are happy to announce the main structural changes are now complete and we are ready to open our doors once again to new Citizens!

    Bastion's Point now has cobblestone street pathings, a new centralized entrance, themed devotional ruins, enhanced crafting pavilion, closer row house access and vendor opportunities, medieval street "feel" and decor and many more available lots including Village and Town (Water Lots Too!).

    Newly Positioned near many T5+ content zones in the upper north west of Novia (Near Harvest), Bastion's Point is launching point and retreat for weary adventurers looking to stay near the action yet rearm themselves for battle. From Upper Tears, to the Ruins, Shardfalls, The Rise entrances, Kobold Dungeons and Control Points - Bastion's Point is now in the heart of it all with no scene transitions/control points to get you to Brittany, or most of Novia. In the months to come, the all new Serpent Archipelago (EP2) will be located just off our northern shores and the Lunar Rift at Westend is short stroll away.

    Come Visit us Again! https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/map/?map_id=37


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    Bastion Point has a number of water lots now open for any of you who like the whole living by the water in a port town. Our town is very well decorated and we have a good number of people online so we feel busy and alive. We have a nice Crafting Pavilion and other amenities for you to use. We are located on the West Coast of Novia, near Harvest and very close to the upcoming PLANNED entrance to Episode 2, as well as Upper Tears! A few of Land Based lots are also available, but not many. Our town is themed as an Olde World feel, as opposed to the shopping mall setup. Our Docks are decorated with lights and benches to enhance your fishing experiences and we have many themed points of interest ready for dungeons and quests. Come visit us, maybe you will want to stay a while.

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    Bastion's Point opens East Pavilion Market Area!

    5 Row Lots and 3 Village Lots surrounding an all-new Crafting Pavilion Service.

    If you are looking for a change, or have a small guild/friends that want a close area for sharing and growing, the new East Market area is for you! Bastion's Point is one of the oldest towns in Shroud, decorated in an Old World fashion. Role-Player Friendly!

    Msg Aartemis with any questions on Lots. We'll work with you and your group! Tenant Access to all residents on Pavilion for storage! Bastions Point is near Harvest on the West Coast of Novia - right on the doorstep of Episode 2 Lands!

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