Forum:Territory application/UL10-16

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UL 10-16 - Nenninshire and Welric

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The area is low-lying and agricultural in character, inspired by the landscapes of East Anglia. It is largely flat in the east, the coastline being dominated by large areas of wetland and beaches, rising to the highest points of around 800ft/243m, in the west. A large minority (~20%) of the region is within a few metres of mean sea level, consisting of reclaimed land, drainage channels and managed marshlands. In the sketch attached, these areas of marshland are marked in blue.

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The region has a population of around 1 million, with a higher than average proportion of people aged 60+. There are many second homes and holiday lets in the area, often owned by people from the capital. Historically the economy was centred on fishing and agri-business with some manufacturing industry in the larger population centres. Tourism and renewable energy are also important, growing sectors of the economy.
The largest city is Talansby, with a population of around 200K which lies roughly 20 miles inland at the centre of the region. Along the coast are the smaller seaside towns Eappenwood and Kenrickstow that both attract tourists with their beaches and resorts. Heltonrepps, Wedrey and Aldehall are all located within the Cuttwaters National Park and benefit from boating and eco-tourism.

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The region is divided into two historic counties by the Delliscoe River. The northern county is Nenninshire and its county seat is Heltonrepps. The southern county is Welric and its county seat is Talansby.

Before the Unifiction, Nenninshire and Welric formed a petty kingdom that maintained its independence for several centuries. Due to its remote location the eastern wetlands were home to a variety of monastic and early religious settlements. During the medieval period the coastal towns were important boat building centres. The local population, well used to maritime activities, provided many of the nations sailors during the age of sail. There are a variety of medieval castles and more modern sea defence fortifications dating from the 18th and 19th centuries in the area.

The history and culture of the region will be decided in line with the wider project but due to the isolated and rural nature of the landscape the region was unlikely to figure greatly in the wider events that defined the nation. There may be one or several air or naval facilities in the region.

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A small selection of my previous mapping. Everything in Ullanyé including Cacamarr and Ke Kez. Stuff in Alormen such as Coldrey, Simprey Port Vaughn, Alamar and Delorme County, New Carnaby

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--Ruadh (talk) 21:27, 4 May 2023 (UTC)

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  • This looks good to me! Works well with my application for UL10-15. I think it'll be a really good, consistent area. --Myrcia (talk) 12:11, 5 May 2023 (UTC)

Hello! This is a great application, and I'm thrilled you're interested to join the project. I have a couple quick points of feedback before approving it, however.

  • From the looks of this, you don't plan to keep Martinfield and that pre-existing mapping. Is that correct? If not, I want to offer it to another project first. Should there be no takers to our initial inquiry, it can be wiped.
  • As you might imagine, the capital region is still in flux right now, and the urban agglomeration won't fill the entire space. Be prepared to make adjustments, as always, as things unfold with that. There are some proposals with significant changes to hydrology; of course, in your region you'd have control over that and could work it out with your neighbors. Just something to keep in mind.
  • As I'm telling everyone, feel free to divide the region into multiple historic counties. We're still working out how we want the regions 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.
  • Lastly, if you need the border adjusted with the region immediately to the west in a more significant way, please let me know.

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

Hi, so just to quickly answer some of your points.

  • Yes, hopefully the Martinfield mapping can be repurposed elsewhere. It's not bad mapping but I don't see it as a good fit for the region as planned and tbh I'd prefer to start from scratch rather than wrangle pre-existing work into something coherent.
  • I was a bit vague in the application as regards regional naming. Nenninshire and Welric are just suggestions for the two counties, not the region, the region could be called something general like East Coast Central or Eastern Coast etc.. I'll go with whatever the consensus is.
  • The borders can stay as they are for the time being. As things progress I might have a preference to change them but it depends on how the hydro/terrain plans progress, and what happens in UL10-13 and the capital region.

Thanks for taking the time to review my proposal. I'm looking forward to taking part! Ruadh (talk) 18:58, 16 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) 16:12, 18 May 2023 (UTC)