Things of Legend, Original Sin, Outbreak

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Things of Legend, Original Sin, Outbreak

Postby teknoblade » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:32 am

The following posts will help give everyone a general idea of the story and campaign thread. These stories are adequate for any low to medium, heroes existing or new, is totally up to the players. I will review you hero and give my opinion on there level, though final adjudication is up to Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami,.

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Re: Things of Legend, Original Sin, Outbreak

Postby teknoblade » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:35 am

Things of Legend...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tristan_da_Cunha

The world’s most isolated inhabited island is Tristan da Cunha, a dependency of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena. It is located far in the South Atlantic, roughly equidistant between Cape Town, South Africa and Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Tristan da Cunha is 2816 km (1750 miles) from South Africa and 3360 km (2088 miles) from South America, making it the most remote inhabited island on the planet. There are numerous islands in the central Pacific more distant from continental landmasses, but not other inhabited islands. The closest inhabited island to Tristan da Cunha is Saint Helena, 2173 km (1350 miles) to the north. The world’s most isolated island in general, Bouvet Island, is located about 2000 miles to its southeast.

Tristan da Cunha is the largest island in an archipelago consisting of two other main islands and a couple tiny ones. In order of size, these are Inaccessible Island, Nightingale Island, Middle Island, and Stoltenhoff Island. These islands are all located about 20 miles from one another, the arrangement of the largest three islands resembling an isosceles triangle pointing towards the northeast, with the largest island, Tristan da Cunha, serving as the leading vertex. The two smallest islands are located right alongside Nightingale Island. Another island, the uninhabited Gough Island, is located 395 km (245 mi) to the southeast.

Tristan da Cunha itself has an area of 121 mi² (201 km²), similar to a large city such as Paris, although most of the island is mountainous and uninhabited. The island’s only flat area is the location of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, the island’s capital and only real city. Locally it is known as “the Settlement”. Tristan da Cunha has a population of about 272 people, with 80 families sharing just eight surnames. Due to the limited size of their gene pool, hereditary health problems, such as asthma and glaucoma are more common among the island’s inhabitants.

The island’s inhabitants live off fishing and growing vegetables on small plots of land. Its economy is built around its canned crayfish factory and the exporting of distinctive stamps and coins. Due to the lack of an airstrip, transportation to and from Tristan da Cunha is difficult, and must be conducted by boat. The island lies near the trading path for ships traveling from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cape Town in South Africa.

The island’s highest point is a volcano, Queen Mary’s Peak, with an altitude of 2,062 m (6,765 ft). In 1961, it erupted, pouring lava down a side of the island and forcing the evacuation of all residents to the United Kingdom. Most of the residents returned to the island in 1963 after a Royal Society expedition sent there to investigate reported little damage to the primary settlement.


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