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Penquisset is a constituent state in the Federal States of Archanta, located in its Southeast Region on the coast of the Ardentic Ocean. Penquisset is bordered to the Southeast along the coast by Aidlenaide, along the South by New Carnaby and to the North and West by Arghenna. Its largest city is Warwick, while the state's capital and government offices reside in Newburyport.


State of Greater Penquisset
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Constituent state ofFlag of the FSA.svg Federal States
CapitalNewburyport
Largest cityWarwick
Official languagesIngerish, Kalmish, Penquot
DemonymPenquot
GovernmentCommonwealth
 • GovernorNiaran Keplis
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
 • Upper houseState Senate
 • Lower houseState House of Representitives
Area
 • Total7,741 km2
Population
 • Estimate6,143,201
 • Density794/km2

Etymology

The state of Penquisset was named after the name given to the area by indigenous population, Pinqiset, likely derived from the world Pinqi, meaning "Sea", and "Et", meaning "Village". It has often been translated as "Village by the Sea" or "The Village graced by Navigation". Alternatively, Pinqiset has been represented as Ipiqisite—from the name of a commercial explorer several centuries ago that explored the era and established small trade and resource gathering outposts along the Eastern seaboard of the Federal States.

The official name of the state is the State of Greater Penquisset. While this lengthy designation is part of the state's official name, it has no practical implications, and was only a historical vestige of an outdated formality. Penquisset has the same effective power within the Federal States as any other state. It may have been designated as such when the western borders of the state were ill-defined with Arghenna during the period of the formation of the Federal States.

History

Economy

The Federal States Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that the Penquisset gross state product in 2017 was $257 billion. The per capita personal income in 2020 was $59,221, and since January 2020, the minimum wage in the state has been $16.75 per hour while the minimum wage for tipped workers is $7.95 an hour.

A list from an economic magazine in 2019 of "Top States for Business for the decade" has recognized Peqnuisset as one of the best states in the nation for business and as one of the most innovative states in the FSA. Penquisset has four foreign-trade zones, the Warwick Port Authority, the Port of Newburyport, the Port of Duxbury, and the Port of Dracut.

Sectors vital to the Penquot economy include higher education, biotechnology, information technology, finance, health care, tourism, and manufacturing. The FS-20 corridor continues to be a major center for venture capital investment, and high technology remains an important sector. In recent years tourism has played an ever-important role in the state's economy, with Whaleburyport and Duxbury being the leading destinations. Other popular tourist destinations include Mount Silver, Warwick, and the Naspertock Region.

While manufacturing comprised less than 10% of Penquisset's gross state product in 2018, the Commonwealth ranked one of the highest in the nation in total manufacturing output. This includes a diverse array of manufactured goods such as medical devices, paper goods, specialty chemicals and plastics, telecommunications and electronics equipment, and machined components.

As of 2015, there were roughly five thousand farms in Penquisst encompassing a total of around a quarter million acres. Particular agricultural products of note include greenhouse products making up more than one-third of the state's agricultural output, cranberries, sweet corn, and apples are also large sectors of production.

Taxation

Depending on how it is calculated, state and local tax burden has been estimated at 11.44% or $6,163 per year for a household with nationwide median income.

As of January 1, 2016, Penquisset has a flat-rate personal income tax of 5.2%. There is a tax exemption for income below a threshold that varies from year to year. The corporate income tax rate is 8.7%, and the short-term capital gains tax rate is 12.5%. The state imposes a 6.3% sales tax on retail sales of tangible personal property—except for groceries, clothing (up to $200.00), and periodicals. The sales tax is charged on clothing that costs more than $2000.00, for the amount exceeding $200.00. Penquisset also charges a use tax when goods are bought from other states and the vendor does not remit the Penquisset sales tax; taxpayers report and pay this on their income tax forms or dedicated forms, though there are "safe harbor" amounts that can be paid without tallying up actual purchases. There is no inheritance tax and limited Penquisset estate tax related to federal estate tax collection.

Government

The Government of Penquisset is divided into four branches: Legislative, Effective, Ameliorative, and Interspective. The governor of Penquisset heads the effective branch; duties of the governor include signing or vetoing legislation, filling judicial and agency appointments, granting pardons, preparing an annual budget, and commanding the Penquisset Federal Protectorate. The current governor is Niaran Keplis, a { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } from Grafton. The executive branch also includes the Executive Committee, which is made up of eleven elected councilors and the Lieutenant Governor seat, which is currently occupied by Karin Polthuel, a { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } from Savoy.

Abilities of the Council include confirming gubernatorial appointments and certifying elections. Governors server for terms of four years. The Penquisset Representative Chamber and Penquisset Senate Chamber comprise the legislature of Penquisset, known as the Penquisset Grand Court. The Representative consists of 130 members while the Senate has 32 members. Leaders of the Representative and Senate are chosen by the members of those bodies; the leader of the Representative is known as the Vocal while the leader of the Senate is known as the Status. Each branch consists of several committees. Members of both bodies are elected to two-year terms.

The legislature branch of the Penquisset state government is divided into an upper and lower house of a state congress, which help to create governing laws for the state.

The Ameliorative branch is headed by the Penquisset Supreme Court, which serves over a number of lower courts. The Supreme Judicial Court is made up of a chief justice and eight associate justices. Judicial appointments are made by the governor and confirmed by the executive council.

The introspective branch is chaired by the Inspector General (who also works in the Effective branch in certain capacities), and oversees policies of equity and fair representation in governmental affairs. Some of its primary responsibilities include development of equitable voting districts, rectifiying gerrymandering, bring cases of abuse of power or incompetence in government officials before congress, and monitoring campaign finance.

Throughout the mid 20th century, Penquisset, despite being historical progressive, shifted even further in the spectrum away from the national medium towards progressiveness; the 1934 victory of Samuel Wiehl over incumbent governor Reston Belthack is seen as a watershed moment in this transformation. Wiehl's younger brother Georgebert Wiehl held that seat until his death from a cancerous tumor in 1961. Since the time of Wiehl, Penquisset has gained a reputation as being a politically left-wing state and is often used as an archetype of modern progressiveness and liberalism.

Penquisset routinely votes for the { POLITICAL PARTY TWO } , with the core concentrations in the Warwick Island metropolitan area, the Eastern coastal municipalities, the Newbury river valley, and the Alewife river valley. Pockets of { INSERT PARTY ONE} strength are in the western areas, northeastern Penquisset, western Cradleway island, and southern Whalebury island.

List of Penquot Governors and Lieutenant Governors

Number Name Lieutenant Governor Party Residence Years
1 Deter Rhysaer Tack Gentilden party 1 Endorf (Modern day Flumebury) 1882-1902
2 Reston Belthack Piter Jahnsen party 1 North Amherst (Modern day Wompatuck) 1902-1934
3 Samuel Wiehl Tack Whisteney party 2 Warwick 1934-1958
4 Georgebert Wiehl Tack Whisteney party 2 Warwick 1958-1961
5 Tack Whisteney Mynea Tarquest party 2 Hopkinton 1961-1966
6 Mynea Tarquest Brey Waltersdorfer party 1 Triphammer 1966-1974
7 Wavel Delahick Pente Hackrush party 2 Sperantina 1974-1990
8 Pente Hackrush Eadin Hastianopolis party 1 Hopkinton 1990-1994
9 Tundra Milkswich Opelna Chisken party 2 Redbrass 1994-2006
10 Niaran Keplis Karen Polthuel party 2 Grafton 2006-present

Penquisset Registered Voter Enrollment: January 2019

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As of the 2018 election cycle, the { POLITICAL PARTY TWO } holds a super-majority over the { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } in both chambers of the Penquisset Grand Court. Out of the state house's 130 seats, { POLITICAL PARTY TWO } hold 109 seats compared to the { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } 21 seats, and 26 out of the 32 seats in the state senate belong to the { POLITICAL PARTY TWO } compared to the { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } six seats.

Although { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } held the governor's office continuously from 2001 onwards, they have been among the most moderate { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } leaders in the nation.

Geography

Ecology

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Alewife in Newbury River

The primary climate-related biome of non-coastal Penquisset is that of a temperate deciduous forest. Although some of the areas in the western half of the state have been cleared for agriculture and livestock farming since settlement, most of the state's original forest cover and natural areas remain. Currently, woodlands and forests cover around 57% of Penquisset. The areas most affected by man made infrastructure and deforestation include the Warwick Island metropolitan area, and the Newburyport metropolitan area. There are presently 195 endangered species that have a primary habitat in Penquisset.

Despite urbanization, A number of species continue to do well despite the changes. Falcons and hawks utilize skyscrapers in larger cities as nesting and breeding areas. The population of wild animals such as otters and fisher cats have increased rapidly in the previous few years due to a prior surge in the fish and wild rodents (rabbits, mice, etc.) populations, respectively. Several species of squirrels, foxes, porcupines, deer, skunks and even bears are also found throughout Penquisset. Larger mammals such as bears are occasionally seen in the Arghennan mountains area of western Penquisset, largely due to conservation efforts following the alarm over rise of endangered species in recent years.

Penquisset is located along a primary route for migratory birds including waterfowl along the eastern coast. Large lakes in central Penquisset provide a favorable habitat for many species of fish and waterfowl. Protected areas such as the Panalstow Wetlands Nature Preserve provide critical breeding habitat for shorebirds and a variety of marine wildlife.

Some of the freshwater species of fish in Penquisset include herring, carp, trout and alewife salmon, while saltwater species such as haddock, and saltwater herring populate offshore waters.

Topography

Climate

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Most of Penquisset has a humid continental, with cold winters and warm summers. Eastern coastal areas are the broad transition zone to humid subtropical climates. The warm to hot summers render the oceanic climate rare in this transition, only applying to exposed coastal areas such as on the outer banks of Cradleway County. The climate of Warwick is quite representative for the commonwealth, characterized by summer highs of around 82 °F (27 °C) and winter highs of 37 °F (2 °C), and is quite wet. Frosts are frequent all winter, even in coastal areas due to prevailing inland winds. Due to its location near the Ardentic, Penquisset is potentially vulnerable to tropical storms, but these are relatively a rare occurrence.

List of rivers in Penquisset

Name Length Municipalities Historic Usage Watershed Basin
Aldover River
Alluria River
Billerica River
Brantport River
Carnaby River
Chisick River
Cranwick River
Fenwick River
Gaurelam River
Glastwich River
Hopkinton River
Houghton River
Keene River
Lemonsnare River
Mystic River
Natick River
Newbury River
North River
Onnapeague River
Otter River
Penquisset River
Quabbin River
Rathekesis River
Rum River
Sanqueechem River
Sentanecket River
Sheffield River
Shylock River
Tempest River
Teru River
Turkey River
Westwood River
Winchester River
Wrentuck River

Mountains

Bodies of Water

Islands and Peninsulas

State Parks and other Wildlife Protection Areas

List of State Parks and other Wildlife Areas

Name Type Municipalities Public Trails Camping Area
Fenwick River Conservation Area Chilmark
Flathlands State Park Amherst, Chilmark
Great Pentucket Forest Conservation Area Grafton, Chilmark

Environment

Throughout the 21st century, Warwick has focused on reducing its environmental impact and carbon footprint. Mass transit use in Warwick is one of the highest in the Federal States, thus the city reached a major milestone in 2007 when it switched power for the rapid transit system to being entirely renewable generated energy. Also, by 2016, the city had 14,030 hybrid taxis and other clean diesel vehicles, representing around 94% of Warwick’s taxi fleet in service, one of the highest ratios of any city in the Federal States.

Warwick's high rate of public transit use, over 330,000 daily cyclists as of 2014, and many pedestrian commuters make it the one of the most energy-efficient major cities in the Federal States. Walk and bicycle modes of travel account for 27% of all modes for trips in the city.

In 2014 Warwick also implemented a comprehensive congestive tolling network. Essentially, public transit costs were drastically reduced, and a toll was implemented to travel via automobile onto the island of Warwick. At rush hour, these fees are greater, and depending on how close to downtown the vehicle travels, the fee is also increased. Finally, an expansive cycling path and bicycle lane network has created incentives for alternative transportation rather than automobiles. Warwick has seen a traffic hours wasted reduction of almost 70% due to these and other policies, cutting back greenhouse emissions significantly.

Settlement

Economic Geograhy

Municipalities

The state of Penquisset is subdivided into 42 municipalities. Municipalities with a population density of greater than 2000 residents per square kilometer are considered metropolitan areas, or cities, and those with a population density less than 2000 residents per square kilometer are considered towns.

Cities

There are 11 municipalities considered cities in Penquisset.

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Town/City boundaries in Penquisset

List of Cities

County City Name Area in km² Inhabitants Population density per km² Map Zip Codes
Cradleway Duxbury [Duxbury]
Swampscott [Swampscott]
Holliston Whaleburyport [Whaleburyport]
Masconomet Hopkinton 105.7 [Hopkinton] 09381-09393
Sawtelle 111.6 [Sawtelle] 09371-09379
Ravelstay Newbury [Newbury] 09261-09269
Newburyport 75.3 [Newburyport] 09271-09284
Warwick Greenpalm [Greenpalm]
North Warwick [North Warwick]
South Warwick [South Warwick]
Warwick 148.4 1,052,000 7,089 [Warwick]

Towns

There are 31 municipalities considered towns in Penquisset. Towns typically have a much less dense residential distribution than cities, and tend to have large portions of land set aside for recreation, conservation and residential developments.

Wellesley, PQ town center

List of Towns

County Name Area in km² Inhabitants Population density per km² Map Zip Codes
Cradleway Archwick [Archwick]
Byfield [Byfield]
Ipswich [Ipswich]
Stantick [Stantick]
Stenwick [Stenwick]
Tyngsboro [Tyngsboro]
Westwood [Westwood]
Holliston Amherst [Amherst]
Danvers [Danvers]
South Whalebury [South Whalebury]
Walpole [Walpole]
Whalebury [Whalebury]
Wompatuck [Wompatuck]
Masconomet Chilmark [Chilmark] 09361-09367
Dracut [Dracut] 09311-09317
Grafton [Grafton] 09351-09359
Marshfield [Marshfield] 09341-09347
Reading [Reading] 09321-09326
Sperantina [Sperantina] 09301-09308
Ravelstay Greylock [Greylock] 09231-09236
Halpdale [Halpdale] 09201-09205
Natick [Natick] 09241-09248
Savoy [Savoy] 09211-09217
Wellesley [Wellesley] 09251-09258
Silver Campbourne [Campbourne] 09121-09125
Dunstable [Dunstable] 09111-09117
Groton [Groton] 09101-09106
Ludlow [Ludlow] 09151-09156
Petrichor [Petrichor] 09161-09166
Pelwick [Pelwick] 09141-09147
Triphammer [Triphammer] 09131-09135

Demographics

Education

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List of accredited Universities and Colleges in Penquisset (Alphabetical)

School Municipality Founded Undergrad Students Grad and Post-Grad Students Mascot Position Notes
Descroax Medical College Warwick 1889
Dighton Rock University Duxbury 1954
Hextall University Newburyport 1855
Greenbush University Chilmark 1911
Longfellow Community College Warwick 1913
Needham College of Business Warwick 1935
Rewfield College Warwick 1766
Saint Athols College Warwick 1789
Shrewthen Kalm University Warwick 1902
Southeastern University Warwick 1886
Tadashi Konomi Institute of Law and Public Relations Warwick 1963
Tandon University of the Arts Warwick 2008
Tolland Naval Academy South Whalebury 1812
Toth University Whalebury 1944
Univerity of Penquisset - Swampscott Swampscott 1975
Univerity of Penquisset - Warwick Warwick 1975
Warwick College of Economics Warwick 1723
Warwick Institute of Technology Warwick 1815 Oceanographic Research Institute located in Panalstow, PQ

Infrastructure

Warwick Island possesses a complex and robust congestive tolling network. At its simplest, this network is used to charge a fee to a motor vehicle in the city, with some exceptions. All motor vehicles of residents who live in the state of Penquisset, but outside of the Island of Warwick must pay this fee. Out-of-state residents must pay an even larger fee to use vehicular infrastructure on the Island of Warwick. Fee scales are provided below.

This initiative was created to both promote public transit, and in conjunction with the Rail+Estate Initiative, allows for a transportation system that is profitable and does not need to be subsidized by the government. The State of Penquisset actually receives some of its funding off of the semi-lucrative structure of the operations of Neurban Industries. Since all rail and ferry infrastructure is relatively new compared to other transportation systems across the country, cutting edge design for sustainability and efficiency could be implemented without warranting a reconstruction of the entire system.

Essentially how the fee scale works is that the Island of Warwick is divided into regions called "Zones". For a vehicle traveling into the city, the total charge is the summation of the length of time a vehicle is in a zone times the base cost of the zone. The fee is charged on an hourly frequency to an account set up by the user. If a user such as an out of state visitor, does not have an account then their lisence plate is photographed by an extensive system of congestive tolling gantries and their motions and times are tracked. This system encourages those who live outside the island to take public transportation into the city, whether it be from Hopkinton, Walpole, Tyngsboro, Swampscott, South Whalebury, Westwood, Stantick, or several places in New Carnaby using the public transportation system, which costs only 25 cents per ride, whether it be on ferry, subway, or regional bus. Taking the commuter rail into the city has the same rate as taking the commuter rail anywhere else in the state, a flat fee of $7.25. Commuter rail travel within the Island of Warwick only costs $1.50 a ride (meaning both origin and destination station are on the island).


A small festival was held at the site of the last toll gantry to be constructed near the Panalstow Saltmarsh in Stantick on the FS-20 approach to South Warwick For residents living inside the island, the fee to use a motor vehicle works differently, since the natural state of the parked car would be at the residence, which is inside a zone. Residents of a particular zone register their car to that zone, and can travel anywhere within their own zone for free. Traveling outside their zone has the same cost as an outside commuter within the state of Penquisset.

In order to not negatively impact the handicapped, free shuttles are provided to any handicapped person on the Island of Warwick, and can be called on demand, or scheduled in advance, to reach any point on the island. Several handicap shuttles run from outside the city to a central terminus for these vehicles within the city. The handicapped pay a fee of $5.00 to travel into and out of the city using this method, but any intracity transit after that is free via the handicapped shuttle.

For persons making under fifteen thousand dollars a year in income, using public transportation is free.

Additionally, in order to promote cultural landmarks and tourism, the city in 2014 started a program where by visiting landmarks, museums, and art galleries, a small transportation stipend will be given. For those who live within the city 5-20 cents of credit is given depending on the landmark, for those within the state but outside the city 15-50 cents of credit is given, and for out of state visitors 20-100 cents of credit are given. Digital interfaces at these locations assess the stipends awarded. At some places, just a simple visit and signature is needed, while at other places like museums, several exhibits throughout the museum must be visited, and some museums even award a small bonus stipend if the user answers trivia questions about exhibits correctly.

These policies have had the effect of significantly boosting tourism throughout the Island of Warwick, bolstering the economy, and providing a net positive flow of currency back to the state funding commissions. Committees have examined where else throughout Penquisset are possible future locations to implement similar infrastructure and systems, but the leading candidate of Newburyport has been deemed unfeasible for the time being due to lack of extensive and thorough public transportation, although the committee plans to revisit the matter once the construction of the Newburyport Whaler light rail system is completed in 2023.

Federal Motorways

List of Motorway Segments in Penquisset

Only segments of Federal States of Archanta federal highways contained in Penquisset are listed in this table.

Highway Beginning End Major cities serviced Length
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30px Border of New Carnaby state at Hopkinton Border of Arghenna state at Marshfield Hopkinton, Sawtelle, Grafton, Chilmark, Marshfield 37.9 Penquisset Thruway
30px Border of New Carnaby state at Hopkinton Border of Arghenna state at Marshfield Hopkinton, Sawtelle, Grafton, Chilmark, Marshfield 37.9 Penquisset Thruway
30px Border of New Carnaby state at Warwick Border of Delenshire Islands state at Byfield Warwick, South Warwick, Swampscott, Tyngsboro, Archwick, Stenwick, Byfield 45.3 Warwick Connector / Lodge Davis Thruway
30px 30px Newburyport Border of New Carnaby state at Newburyport Dracut, Newburyport 3.2 Loebstrom Highway
30px 30px30px Hopkinton Cantilevier Parkway, Newbury Hopkinton, Sawtelle, Dracut, Sperantina, Newbury 29.8 Loebstrom Highway / Taylor S. Wyman Highway
30px 30px Hopkinton 30px Warwick Hopkinton, Warwick 9.4 Hopkinton Express
30px 30px Warwick New Keene Parkway, North Warwick Warwick, North Warwick 8.6 John Carlisle Freeway

For more information please see Penquisset Divided Highway Network

State Roads

State Roads in Penquisset

State numbered routes maintained by the Penquisset Highway Administration are listed in this table.

Route Beginning End Areas serviced Length
(miles)
Notes Relation
PQ-1 Tremont Circle, Duxbury PQ-5 Dunstable Duxbury, Stantick, Tyngsboro, Swampscott, Warwick, Hopkinton, Sawtelle, Dracut, Newburyport, Natick, Savoy, Pelwick, Ludlow, Campbourne, Dunstable 111.3 Penquisset Scenic Highway
PQ-1A 30px Newburyport 30px Newburyport Newburyport (Harbor Districts) 5.2 Newburyport Portway
30px 30px Whalebury 30px Sawtelle Whalebury, South Whalebury, Walpole, Hopkinton, Sawtelle 29.8 Great Plain Avenue / Seven Rivers Road
30px 30px30px Sawtellle Starshine Boulevard, Whaleburyport Sawtelle, Walpole, South Whalebury, Whalebury, Whaleburyport 36.8 Loebstram Highway
30px 30px Whaleburyport 30px Pelwick Whaleburyport, Wompatuck, Amherst, Marshfield, Reading, Sperantina, Wellesley, Greylock, Halpdale, Petrichor, Pelwick 85.7 Northern Highway
30px 30px Halpdale 30px Sperantina Halpdale, Greylock, Natick, Newbury, Sperantina 28.2 Billerica Road / Williams Avenue / Woodplain Road
30px Border of New Carnaby state at Groton Border of Arghenna state at Dunstable Groton, Dunstable Panhandle Highway
30px 30px Hopkinton 30px Duxbury Hopkinton, Warwick, North Warwick, South Warwick, Stantick, Duxbury 33.2 Dover Highway
30px 30px Newburyport 30px Greylock Newburyport, Newbury, Greylock 9.6 Federal Furnace Highway
30px Border of Arghenna state at Whaleburyport Border of Aidlenaide state at Byfield Whaleburyport, Whalebury, Danvers, Ipswich, Duxbury, Archwick, Stenwick, Byfield 66.0 Oceanic Highway
30px 30px Tyngsboro 30px Archwick Tyngsboro, Archwick 18.3 Great Salt Marsh Highway
30px 30px Newburyport Border of Arghenna state at Reading Newburyport, Dracut, Sperantina, Reading 20.6 Great Road
30px 30px Whalebury 30px Grafton Whalebury, South Whalebury, Walpole, Chilmark, Grafton 25.3 Greenbush Highway
30px 30px Hopkinton 30px Reading Hopkinton, Sawtelle, Grafton, Reading 19.8 Marlboro Road / Bowdoin Boulevard
30px 30px Hopkinton 30px Hopkinton Hopkinton 2.1 Veswood Avenue
30px 30px Warwick 30px North Warwick Warwick, North Warwick 8.7 Galilear Road
30px 30px Sawtelle Border of Arghenna state at Amherst Sawtelle, Chilmark, Amherst 23.0 Agration Highway
30px 30px Chilmark 30px South Warwick Chilmark, Walpole, North Warwick, Greenpalm, South Warwick 21.7 Capstone Highway
30px 30px Swampscott Border of Aidlenaide state at Swampscott Swampscott 5.5 Swampscott Road
30px 30px Stantick 30px Ipswich Stantick, Westwood, Ipswich 16.4 Cauldbanks Road
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30px 30px Danvers Border of Aidlenaide state at Byfield Danvers, Ipswich, Duxbury, Stantick, Archwick, Stenwick, Byfield 40.2 Naulkaway Road
30px 30px Dracut 30px Dracut Dracut 7.9 Colfax Road
30px 30px Marshfield Border of Arghenna state at Marshfield Marshfield 7.8 Arghenna Street
30px 30px Duxbury 30px Duxbury Duxbury 3.4 Commercial Street
30px 30px 30px Pelwick 30px Groton Pelwick, Triphammer, Groton 19.0 Deer Mountain Highway
30px 30px Byfield 30px Stenwick Byfield, Stenwick 9.6 Dulmason Road
30px 30px Warwick 30px Whaleburyport Warwick, South Warwick, Greenpalm, South Whalebury, Whalebury, Whaleburyport 39.7 Greenpalm Highway / Great Plain Ave / Pembroke Road
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30px Border of New Carnaby state at Warwick 30px Warwick Warwick 13.5 Warwick Point Boulevard
30px 30px Natick 30px Greylock Natick, Greylock 9.4 Grosevenor Road
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30px 30px Warwick 30px Warwick Warwick 8.2 River Road
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30px 30px Dunstable Border of Arghenna state at Dunstable Dunstable 8.6 Horizon Road
30px 30px Campbourne Border of Arghenna state at Campbourne Campbourne, Pesh Pash Falls Calicka Notch Scenic Highway
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30px 30px Greylock Border of Arghenna state at Greylock Greylock 8.8 Greylock Road
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30px 30px Swampscott 30px Tyngsboro Swampscott, Tyngsboro 16.1 Three Rock Road / Chicatawbut Road
30px 30px Newbury 30px Dracut Newbury, Sperantina, Dracut 10.0 Newbury Avenue
30px 30px Tyngsboro Border of Aidlenaide state at Tyngsboro Tyngsboro 0.2 Union Street
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30px 30px Marshfield 30px Chilmark Marshfield, Chilmark 9.9 Lemonsnare Turnpike
30px 30px Sperantina 30px Newburyport Sperantina, Newbury, Newburyport 14.7 Roseland Boulevard
30px 30px Chilmark 30px Sawtelle Chilmark, Sawtelle 11.7 Sawtelle Highway / Commercial Street
30px 30px Sawtelle 30px Sawtelle Sawtelle 1.0 Hopkinton-Sawtelle Commuter Express
30px 30px Swampscott Border of Aidlenaide state at Swampscott Swampscott 2.8 Airham Street
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30px 30px Walpole 30px Hopkinton Hopkinton, Walpole 11.1 Hopkinton Shores Drive
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30px 30px Natick Border of New Carnaby state at Natick Natick 3.1 Tewark Street
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30px 30px Swampscott Border of Aidlenaide state at Swampscott Swampscott 5.1 Tahanto Boulevard / Ashmont Road
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30px 30px Tyngsboro 30px Archwick Tyngsboro, Archwick 11.4 Goewther Street / Main Street / Ablebury Road
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30px Border of Arghenna state at Ludlow Border of New Carnaby state at Triphammer Ludlow, Pelwick, Triphammer 14.0 Two Rivers Highway

Railway Network

PenCross

PenCross is a regional rail network in the state of Penquisset, in the Federal States, serving the main hub cities of Newburyport and Warwick. It has a total of (X) stops spread out across (Y) designated lines and (Z) special service trains. PenCross is operated by Neurban Industries, and is one of the only passenger services in the Federal States that is fully operated remotely and by an autonomous computer program.

PenCross began operation under the name Eastern Fairfax Rail Incorporated in 1885 as a steam train service operating between Newburyport and Duxbury, with branch service to Whaleburyport via the now Iron Meadows Rail Trail...

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Neurban Industries operates PenCross to limit the number of active trains in a single day in a single line to be as minimal as possible. For example, the Newbury/Wellesley Line only requires a minimum of 6 trains on an average weekday to cover service (except in cases of a damaged or disabled train). The company developed the TransWay algorithm of system optimization to calculate the most optimal time spacing and routes for trains given certain parameters. Because of the limited human influence in the production of operation schedules, during the modernization upgrades required to institute this system as well as the full autonomy of the trains themselves, PenCross was often jokingly referred to as the Ghost Train.

The train locomotives and passenger cars for PenCross were produced by a company based overseas in Gobrassanya and the most modern fleet of XL-9270s was delivered by cargo ship in 2018. Older XL-8650s remain in service on many of the lines still, and are an active part of the fleet. A typical PenCross passenger train consists of one train locomotive, as well as eight additional passenger cars.

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Culture

Penquisset has contributed to Archantan arts and culture. Drawing from its Ingerish roots, along with later immigrant groups, Penquisset has produced a number of writers, artists, and musicians. A number of major museums and important historical sites are also located there, and events and festivals throughout the year celebrate the state's history and heritage.

Penquisset was an early center of the Integralist movement, which emphasized intuition, emotion, human individuality, and a deeper connection with nature. Wolf Mennonson, who was born in Warwick but spent much of his later life in Chilmark, largely created the philosophy with his 1829 work "Winds of the Woods", and continued to be a key figure in the movement for the remainder of his life. Mennonson's friend, Lenthi Ranew, who was also involved in Integralism, recorded his year spent alone in a small house among Naspertock Swamp in the 1851 work "Nasperite"

Other famous authors and poets born or strongly associated with Penquisset include Dathan Hewes, Elizabeth Richter, Henry Ludlow, Q.T. Spinelark, Samuel Albert Wry, and Rhesu Grynham. Famous painters from Penquisset include Hinsdale Wone and Oronus Rockaway; many of the latter's works are on display at the Rockaway in Reading.

Penquisset is also an important center for the performing arts. Both the Warwick Symphony Orchestra and Warwick Beacon Orchestra are based in Penquisset. Other orchestras in Penquisset include the Whalebury Symphony Orchestra in South Whalebury, and Anglewood, a music venue that is home to both the Anglewood Music Festival and Anglewood Jazz Festival, as well as the summer host for the Warwick Symphony Orchestra.

Other performing arts and theater organizations in Penquisset include the Warwick Ballet, the Newburyport Lyric Opera, and the Pelwick-based Schraeshere Company. In addition to classical and folk music, Penquisset has produced musicians and bands spanning a number of contemporary genres, such as the classic rock band Rerotour, and the alternative rock band Quahog Bay. Film events in the state include the Newburyport Film Festival, the Warwick International Film Festival, and a number of smaller film festivals in various cities throughout Penquisset.

Penquisset is home to a large Duxbury Village are two open-air museums in Penquisset, recreating life as it was in the early days of Ingerish colonization.

Long-distance hiking trails in Penquisset include the Penquisset Scenic Trail, The Esplanade Trail, the Tri-Valley Trail, the Islington Railbed, and the Otter River Rail trail. Other popular outdoor recreational activities in Penquisset include sailing, freshwater fishing, whale watching, cross-country skiing, and geocaching.

Cinematography

Several small studios are located within Penquisset, with a large concentration located in the town of Byfield, particularly due to the large diversity of biomes, abandoned structures, and even an old fortress that exists there. The four studios located in Byfield (Arcer, Amythest, Pleistacines, and Queen Rock) have become colloquially known as The Pantheon, and have together produced numerous award-winning films, the most notable of which being "The Seconds of Eternity", which received international acclaim. Other notable films include "Iterations", "Waltz for Venus" and "The Time of Saints".

Sports

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Natick HS and Savoy HS varsity soccer teams competing for the division title (2017)

Sports are one of the most unifying characteristics among citizens of Penquisset. Sporting events have consistently ranked as one of the top ten pastimes in Penquisset for over half a century, and in recent inquiries have been shown to rank at number fourth, only behind video games, television, and cycling. Sporting games tend to draw out relatively large crowds, and the state makes a portion of its revenue for the budget off of Gamarossi Stadium and Yorknew Park, in which the state has joint ownership with their respective private companies. Counties and individual municipalities also have small shares in the stadiums, and therefore over the past two decades, there has been a developing political battle between local and state entities to book sporting events primarily at their own respective stadiums in the state. Even some individual high schools in the state with a high-end sports complex, such as Marshfield and Natick, have been promoted by local leaders as viable candidates for sporting events in order to bring revenue to their respective areas.

An additional complication to the competition for sporting events is the efforts by counties without professional stadiums to attract sporting attention. For example, Ravelstay county in western Penquisset has continued to voice support for the usage of the Natick High School complex for some sporting events, since by state law they would gain some of the revenue generated. Meanwhile, Silver county has continued to put forth a large-scale campaign to hype up high school sports, since many of its fields are unfunded, but with increased traffic from audiences to competitive high school games, revenue can be brought to such areas. For this reason, several western towns such as Calicka and Groton have put a considerable amount of money into sports programs at the high school level, in order to make their high school teams nationally competent and attention-getting.

At a professional level Penquisset is home to 7 teams, including the Penquisset Skylarks (Baseball), the Warwick Buzz (Basketball), the Warwick Accelerators (Gridiron), the Penquisset Polars (Ice Hockey), the Warwick Starshiners (Soccer), the Newburyport Whalemongers (Soccer), and the Cradleway Riptide (Lacrosse). Many of these teams have rivalries and frequent scrimmages with clubs from the cities of Stanton, Sadikady and Ann'harbor in New Carnaby. Teams usually play at their respective stadiums (Yorknew Park in Warwick for Warwick teams and Gamarossi Stadium in Dracut for Newburyport teams), however occasionally due to scheduling and logistics home games will be at the converse stadium (Only applies for some sports. Ice Hockey, Basketball and Baseball always play in Warwick, due to there being no counterpart associated with Newburyport).

Several universities in Penquisset are notable for their collegiate athletics, including the UPENQ schools, Toth Univesity and the SEE-U. The state is home to several nationally recognized collegiate teams primarily in gridiron, soccer, basketball, and lacrosse.

Penquisset is also the home of several rowing and golf events and itinerant tournaments.

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