Forum:Territory application/UL10-05

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UL 10-05 - Gurehamshire and Daventry
I kindly request just the Eastern half of UL 10-05, as depicted in the below map. Gurehamshire and Daventry can be combined as one, or kept separate.
Noun Project Map icon 1463108.svgPhysical geography
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The physical geography will be inspired by south English counties, such as Oxfordshire and Hampshire. Rivers will follow the paths as already mapped. Hills will be most significant in the southwest, where there will be a few lakes and a large forest. This region could be part of a national park extending into the neighbouring regions.

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Gurehamshire will have a similar population density to south English counties such as Oxfordshire. There will be no large cities, and 2 large towns / small cities of 100-250k (I note I may add more large towns to fill the gaps if it seems necessary after further development of the Ingerish nation). One of these towns (Gureham) will be an old university town, similar to Cambridge. The other town saw a large population boom during the industrial and post-industrial periods, and serve as a major commuter hub to the capital, similar to Reading.

Daventry is a mid-size city of around 400k.

Motorways and railways will be developed together with the national plan. However, I expect a major motorway through the north that connects the capital to the northern industrial powerhouse. More motorways and railways will expand radially outwards from the capital. An early suggestion of the layout is included within the region sketch.

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The region will be among the most affluent regions of the country, is very well-educated, and, in general, more right-wing leaning. The region prides itself on being a "pure" manifestation of Ingerish culture, and there will be no significant minority cultures. Gurehamshire, named after the university town of Gureham, was reconstituted in the 20th century.

Daventry is significantly less affluent than Gurehamshire. Daventry was founded in is the first millennium BC, and established itself as the main crossing of the (unnamed river) in the first millennium, until improved engineering allowed more bridges further downstream. Its central location within Ingerland has ensured its continued relevance. In the 20th and 21st century, Daventry has received large investments as a commuter city between the capital and the northern industrial belt. As such, there are large planned neighbourhoods within Daventry which are known to be more dangerous.

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My main nation is Nuen, a nation very loosely inspired by Japan. I've mapped both rural ( and urban ( areas. I also used to map Tengappei ( and have mapped in a more British style in various blue countries.

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Gubble (talk) 20:51, 5 May 2023 (UTC)

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Discussion for clarification & decision

  • A good application but I think you'll need to replace the name Daventry since it is a real place already. --Myrcia (talk) 18:02, 6 May 2023 (UTC)

Hello! This is a good application, and I'm happy you're interested in the project. I have a couple quick points of feedback before approving it, however.

  • Normally I wouldn't be keen on splitting the regions, but I'm willing to make an exception given the initial starting-up phase that the project is in.
  • As I'm telling everyone, feel free to divide the region into multiple historic counties. (Single region as the territory but multiple counties encouraged.) We're still working out how we want the region names to appear on the map (and it'll be a discussion to involve all region-owners). Our preference right now is not to have a ton of X and Y regions but rather names more akin to real-life generalisations (Midlands, East of England, etc.); this doesn't mean there won't be "X and Y" regions, but we would love to see some variety. Just something to think about.
  • The name Daventry is something I'd prefer to avoid. It isn't solely because of it being a real placename but also one that I think people might be familiar with.
  • As you know, the capital region is still a work in progress. The urban agglomeration will not be able to fill the entire space. Keep that in mind about your commuter town in particular; it's a pretty good ways away from the capital centre. Also, there will necessarily be compromises that will be needed on things like hydrology. Please acknowledge that you're aware of this.

Let me know what you think. Have a great day! — Alessa (talk) 14:40, 12 May 2023 (UTC)

Thanks for the comments! Just a few quick responses:

  • I do intend on splitting the region up into multiple counties: Gurehamshire, (Daventry to be renamed), and probably more. Understanding that the entire region should have it's own name as well, a name like "Central Ingerland" would work well for me. I'm not 100% sold on this type of naming in general though, and I think they could be more inspired by old English regions (eg Wessex, Mercia): I guess something to discuss in the collab thread.
  • Daventry will be renamed to Aventry.
  • You're absolutely right, I did get the scale of the Capital Region slightly off. It's a much larger region than I realized. However, I still think the Reading like commuter town makes sense. Reading is around 60km away from central London, while my proposed town is about 65km away from the marked capital location. Aspects like hydrology, geography, road layouts, etc... are very flexible. Drawing natural forms, rivers especially, is one of my favourite things to do in OGF so I'll definitely be up for that. Gubble (talk) 21:22, 12 May 2023 (UTC)
Feather-core-check-square.svg Territory application approved
Territory request approved - welcome to Ingerland!
Always keep in mind that this territory is part of the Ingerland collaborative project. Make sure you are familiar with the rules of the project and what you can and cannot map. Happy mapping. - Bixelkoven (talk) 16:20, 18 May 2023 (UTC)