Stone Slabs versus Marble Bricks versus Trees versus etcetera


We decided to use Stone Slabs as they look great!

Thank you everyone for your input to help us make the right decision.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

The citizens of New Festival Cove on the Independence are looking for your opinion on whether to use Stone Slabs (on the left side of the picture), Marble Bricks (on the right side of the picture), Trees, or some other material on a very steep slope.

We haven’t been able to acquire black slate yet, so keep that in mind while voting.

Our current thought is either Stone Slabs, Marble Bricks, or Trees.  However, your opinion could help sway us.

By using Trees, they can be easily  cut down as you go up the road from the Mayor’s Home to the Stables, replanted, and give way to more growth of the same trees.

Other thoughts are that huge slopes create a great consistent view along a road or view, and therefore should be slabbed/bricked up with something, so no one can do anything with them.

What are your thoughts?

June 4, 2018 – Troll Dies After Killing 2 Local Guard Militia Members On Nearby Mountain

A Troll has killed two (2) local Guards, of the Southeast New Festival Cove Tower Guard Militia, after maintaining a lengthy fight on the mountain.  Ultimately, the Troll was killed, after reinforcements arrived.

“He (the Troll) had an elevation advantage.  I am in shock!”, reported one of the Guards, after witnessing his brother’s death.

“We are deeply saddened upon hearing this news, but battle protocol must always be maintained.”, reported Guard Militia Leader, “Vooch”.

After reviewing , we can examine (post hoc and, in this case, post mortem) why these two Guards died almost at the same time:

Height Advantage. The tank should always get a height advantage over the enemy. There are two levels of height advantage: one is obtained at 20 steep and the second is obtained at 40+ steep. Note: This is the same advantage you get when using mounts, so using both will not give you any more benefits.”

Our condolences go out to the family members of the Southeast New Festival Cove Tower Guard, and all those involved.

March 17-19 Dead Settlement Hunt

i’ve learned a lot about some players in our alliance.

I would like to thank my friend @Goddessotu for steering the ship tonight.

We went through the SW shore into  the Port Kincaid area, looking for treasure, and I came back full-handed, with hearts, fats, and something i forgot.  Sorry!

“Fat Farm” Renamed To “Leftover Ranch”

We’re renaming “Fat Farm” to “Leftover Ranch” per a suggestion from @Dorian .

And, we’re going to give out these animals to citizens, alliance members, or anyone on the Independence server, based upon need.

Here’s the latest pic with all the fencing finished:

March 9-12: We’re Making Great Progress on the Ledge at New Festival Cove


We’re making great progress on the Ledge project!  This is a project, where we dig away A LOT of dirt to give a spectacular view to citizens living at the top.  We also want to make it easy to forage and botanize while walking the cobblestone road.

We’ve added a couple more side projects where we’re taking the dirt from the Ledges and dropping it in the community area pools to expand the roads, so we can move around more easily.

Our plan this upcoming weekend is to continue: 


Major Improvements At The Grain Farm (aka Scythe Field)

Citizens of New Festival Cove have free access to Farm (with a Rake) and Harvest (with a Scythe), at our grain farm.

As you may know, only four (4) items, are harvest-able with a Scythe:

  • Barley
  • Oat
  • Rye
  • Wheat

Citizens of New Festival Cove also have free access to our regular farm, which has things such as cotton, vegetables, and wemp.