Levithium is Molybdenum42's very first big project, and as such he is very excited about it. Please leave critique, comment or praise in the talk page :D
Considering the coming revamp of the Voxel Box, Levithium is arresting development. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed! This town as taught me a lot, and as such I am not sad to let it go.
|Approximate Location:||x: +1400 / z: +2700|
|Associated Builds:||The Zephyr, Lehmann Airfield, Azores|
|Travel:||Fly from Azores Expedition Camp, The Zephyr from Lehmann Airfield|
The Mining Era
A few hundred years ago - the exact date has been lost among the dusty tomes of the Floating Library - Sir Moly I. the Flyer spotted a strange natural phenomenon while on overflight of the newly discovered Chocobo Islands: In a beautiful valley parted by a raging river, several islands were floating - slabs of rock, dirt and grass, simply hovering mid-air. He decided to halt the expedition and landed the Airship, the magnificent Conquistador, and set out to explore the mysteries of the valley with his companions. Not too long after the first foot had been set on the virgin ground, an arcane discovery was made: deep in a natural cave system, an astounding gem was found, hovering mid air. As the finders experimented with it (as in, played around with), they discovered that it had the ability to negate gravity and thus enable levitation. Upon showing Sir Moly I. their discovery, it was decided that the gem should be named Levithium, and that excavations shall be made to investigate for possible further deposits of the unique and immeasurably valuable ore. Indeed, after an initial camp and dig site had been installed, vast deposits were found and it was decided that a town should be founded in this spot.
The Trading Era
Levithium remained the main export of the town for about 200 years, and it caused it to flourish and grow in the glimmer of it's floating light. In honor of the seemingly magical ore found here, the town was given the same name as it's treasure. But the gem wasn't only used for trading, the town's own airship fleet was equipped with the precious stone as well, as it allowed for larger, stronger and better constructions because it enabled easier levitation. In this era, the Spire was built, as a hub where all the airships would dock. Soon it was decided that the area needed protection considering it's valuable treasure and strategic position, and so plans for a "hugeass" caslte, as it was often described by it's lead architect - Sir Moly II. the Builder, Son of Sir Moly I. the Flyer - were made. The village was already quite well established on the western slope of the canyon, and so the Arch Bridge was built to connect the two sides and provide the possibility to erect Levi Stronghold, into which the Spire was to be integrated.
The Learning Era
As it goes with most earthbound treasures, this one depleted eventually, as well. After about 300 years of prosperity and growth, no more Levithium could be found in the mine under the city, and also several new attempts at locating new deposits failed miserably. Facing a grim prospect, Sir Moly VI. the Thinker, a direct descendant of Sir Moly I. and Sir Moly II., decided to shift the focus of the settlement. For centuries now the mystery of the Levithium had attracted great minds from all over Pangea, but no proper attention had been paid to them. It was only Sir Moly VI. that discovered the potential that laid in this, new treasure, and so the previously only sporadically used floating islands were repurposed into the University of Levitating Studies, with the Floating Library closely affiliated. A great surge of scientists, philosophers and other great thinkers came into the town, and prosperity returned with neverending learning. To this day, the mystery of the Levithium has not been solved, although assumptions are made that possibly the dragons know about it.
- The Spire
- House (WIP)
- Barracks (WIP)
- Conquistador (FUUUU that thing is @#!*% massive.)
- Blade (Under construction at riv991's town.)
- The Gale Rider (Shriker3's Whitelist build kindly ported by aitren)
- The Hover Worm (Shriker3 Levithium Transport Barge
- The Sky Dragon (Shriker3 Levithium Defense Ship
- One long and one shorter bridge.
- Two dams (both WIP)
PLEASE ADD YOURSELF TO THIS LIST IF YOU HAVE CONTRIBUTED!
- Major terraforming, made the valley.
- Amazing river.
- Minor terraforming, lots of blend balls.
- Terraforming, added jagged landscape to make up for billyy's overuse of blendballs.
- A house.
- Dam #1
- Dam #2
- Vyryl's smithy
- The Galerider
- The Hover Worm
- The Sky Dragon
- Road from dock into valley, up to the bridge.
It's pretty easy to get to from Azores Expedition camp (which in turn can be reached conveniently by balloon from Citadel.)
- General infrastructure
- Peak Hotel, embedded into the mountain
- University of Levitating Studies
- Floating Library
- Build moar airships
- Dams, bridges and Mine
- MetroVox? Maybe? I'm not sure about this myself just yet.