Major Update!- The Municipality of Beran's Reach

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    Just a quick update. For anyone who's intrested, we're in the final stages of sorting out plot allocations. We have a range of plots which will be available, for free, to anyone who makes active use of them. This goes from Row Houses right up to city plots! A list is currently being built and maintained here, corresponding to the map below. So, if you fancy simply hanging your hat at beran's Reach, or etablishing a business or venue, please feel free to get in touch to reserve a spot. The more the merrier!

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    Just a quick update. With a bit of time I've tweaked the massively out of date original post with up-to-date information. I'll post here with regular updates on where we are, and plot availability for those interested.

    Here's a copy of the new front page:

    While many stories and tales are told of its origins, it is questionable that anyone truly knows the origins of Beran's Reach. As ancient as time itself, since the dark times it has served as a refuge from the great cataclysm and subsequent calamities that have befallen the people of New Britannia. Bardic tales tell of a great clash between an ancient foe and a hero of great renown, from whom The Reach takes its name. While stories vary greatly in the telling, nearly all agree that the Metropolis was founded upon the great riches taken from the great beast when it fell. The fate of Beran is a contentious topic within many taverns and inns across the domain.

    Situated within the mountains of Regalis, Beran’s Reach has steadily grown over the millennia to form the cosmopolitan metropolis it is today. Calling scholars, merchants, soldiers and adventurers, fed on stories of adventure and glory in the wild North, Beran’s Reach serves as a nexus for those seeking adventure, as well as a new beginning for those seeking a fresh start in a realm where few people ask questions. The home of Northmen, dour and rugged yet quick to aid and slow to judge lend to The Reach’s reputation as a place of refuge.

    A cultural and economic hub, its shops and bazaars boasts a wealth of exotic goods from all over the known world. Its craftsmen are masters in their respective trades, renowned for producing some of the finest adventuring equipment to cope with the harsh, unyielding climate. The Bear Tavern is a local landmark and sits at the heart of the community and provides valuable information, a place to congregate, or take in finely crafted beer exclusive to the region.

    A Traveller's Guide


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    Beran's Reach is the home of The Bear Tavern community, a proud founding member of The Beran League. Situated to the North in the region of Regalis (at the present site of Victory Arena), the metropolis aims to provide and living, breathing world for both residents and visitors. Run by The Bear Tavern in heavily consultation with a citizen council, Beran's Reach is an ideal choice for anyone wishing to mark their mark at the edge of the world.

    Here are a some key details for those interested:
    • 83,400 sq of space, for the most part freely available to the entire community. There is no requirement to buy a plot, with a well-developed system to handle the fair distribution of plots.
      • 1 Castle Plot - Dedicated to the community Arena of Victory Arena, the home of The Bear Tavern Brawl.
      • 1 Keep Plot - The permanent site of The Bear Tavern.
      • 8 City plots.
      • 18 Town Plots.
      • 42 Village Plots.
      • 24 Row Plots.
      • Plot availability can be checked here.
    We're very much open to those interested in a plot, either as a home or to set up a local business. We'll be maintaining an availability update on this thread on a regular basis, in order to keep everyone informed. Please feel free to contact myself for any specific enquiries and I'll get back to you ASAP.

    Yours,

    V

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    The current design of Beran's Reach in Alpha

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    An older concept sketch of Beran's Reach, which we'd like to work towards as Alpha develops!
     
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    Here's a quick update on plot availably:

    Castle Plots - 0/1 available
    Keep plots - 0/1 available
    City plots - 5/8 available
    Town Plots - 5/18 available
    Village Plots - 27/42 available
    Row Plots - 18/24 plots available
     
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    With less than a week to go, this is a polite nudge to highlight that Beran's Reach has some larger plots still available. We're getting prepared to be active from the off, so if you're looking for an active POT then we're well worth a look. Feel free to post any questions in this thread and we'll do our utmost to respond to them in a timely manner. Don't hold back. :)
     
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    Quick update:

    Castle Plots - 0/1 available
    Keep plots - 0/1 available
    City plots - 5/8 available
    Town Plots - 5/18 available
    Village Plots - 23/42 available
    Row Plots - 17/24 plots available
     
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    Good news! We're finally on the map, behold!
     
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    Congrats!! :)
     
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    Beran's Reach is slowly-but-surely taking shape, with the central square well on the way. Couldn't help but add the beautiful tree for that Kuldahar vibe! Here's a couple of shots:

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    Day time!

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    We've got a fair few plots which are freely up for grabs, from row to city. Happy to accomodate anyone interested. :)
     
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    Well I'm not sure if anyone noticed, however we hosted a small party recently which seemed to go down pretty well. :)

    Beran's Reach will be playing host to the welcome quest this weekend. For anyone looking for a place to call home, or even an an additional location, this would be a good opportunity to come give us a look. We have plenty of plot space left from row to city plots, many of which are freely claimable, so feel free to visit and explore!
     
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    To all!

    Following a citizen vote, we're going to be trying something new or R29. We're going to be giving the frankly beautiful Mountain biome a go folioing the penultimate wipe prior to R32! We're still working on it, however we're currently working through the following lay-down:

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    Thoughts welcome. :)
     
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    Ooo! That one might be a nice template! Spoon is going to be trying it out too for Lux Sanctuary. :)
     
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    I guess we'll all find out tomorrow. :)

    The process is still ongoing, however here's some further tweaks to the design:

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    We'll continue to play with it over the weekend. Stay tuned for more info!
     
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    So, haven't posted anything in this thread for a while it seems! Beran's Reach has been building slowly but surely since it's test of the mountain biome and slight move to a more prominent position in the North.

    We've made the jump from producing photoshop maps to making use of Jakub's rather splendid SOTAmap service, which we're now using to track BR's build and plot availability. We're slowly but surely filling up (as you can see here), however given the Metropolis's generous size we have absolutely stacks of land available. We've set the plots to be openly claimable for the next release or so, with our plan to gradually confirm plot placement in time for R32.

    So, everything's going rather well. :) If you fancy playing around and seeing how the biome work for you, feel free to grab a lot and try out housing in different locations. Feedback welcome.
     
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    Note that, in the map linked to above, not all the lots which are taken have a house image in them but if you click on the plot it will tell you if it is claimed or not.
     
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    Wow, been a while sine I posted here.

    Anyway! I am pleased to report that Beran's Reach is in the process of undergoing construction. After endless designs, tweaks and revision we are currently rolling with the following design, a walled-city build with numerous opportunities for plots of all shapes and sizes:

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    We've used SOTAmaps to sketch out the design. We'll be updating it shortly to show placements as well as indicate vendor locations and points of interest. You can find that map here.

    We have previously run a campaign of plot allocation, with details on who is where found here. However, we have many plots from Row to City that are set to be freely claimable on a first-come-first-served basis. If you would like to live with us, you are more than welcome. We are building Beran's Reach to be an active and well-managed community POT that we hope will be the focal point of fun events (including tavern events as well as future Bear Tavern brawls!), so it's a good fit for anyone wanting a bit of company. Fancy living in the wilds of the north with some good company? We may be a good fit. :)

    Yours,

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    Can you tell me how to find your town please? I am looking for a place to call home.
     
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    Sorry I missed this... If it is not too late.

    BR is on the route between Brittany and Northwood. From brittany go north to the road, keep right across bridge. Then go up the hill, there is no road and you will see another road. BR will be right ahead next to the road.
     
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    Looking good guys, you have any interesting shops there?
     
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    It's still under construction. Hopefully things will be mostly in place late this month, or next.
     
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    My land rush date is Aug 23rd, so I still have time.
     
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