Lakeland Estates has been successfully developed, and now I have devised a new challenge to test my competitors. The setting is a beautiful Island Paradise set in the tropics of the Pacific Ocean, the Turquoise Islands. As before each of you will be given full control over your own Corporation. And...as before each of you will be given only very limited choices and information. You must choose your own Corporate colour from the list below.
You must also choose a Corporate name which suitably fits the geography, and theme of the challenge.
Information pertinent to the Islands is included in the attachments at the end of this memo. Good Luck!
Attachment #1: Local Populations and Culture
The Turquoise Islands are situated in a remote region of the Pacific Ocean and are home to one of the last remaining uncivilized peoples of the World. Very little is know about the peoples of the Turquoise Islands except for legend and lore. Archeological expeditions sent to the islands have been plagued with misfortune and strife. Generally speaking the expeditions never returned. The only serious sociological study conducted by Berkeley University's esteemed Carol Van Gyssel told fantastic stories of an island culture dominated by a bloodthirsty female hierarchy. The study was debunked as feminist propaganda. Ms. Van Gyssel's male colleagues disappeared and were not able to verify or contradict her findings. Rumours of cannibalism and Human sacrifice remain unsubstantiated.
Attachment #2: Religion and Ritual / Myth and Legend
With no verifiable archeological or sociological information we are left with myth and legend.
The Turtle Shrine Legend
The centre of the Turquoise island religious experience is entwined into the Turtle Shrine Legend and island Girl Legends. The Giant Turtle is seen as a God and great shrines have been built throughout the Islands for this gentle beast. Legend has it that if the Islands are ever threatened the Giant turtles will rise from the sea to protect their great Shrines.
The Island Girl Myth
The strangest myth surrounding the Islands is the myth of the Island Girl. The Island Girl is a magical heroine who has four magical attendants. They travel the island world searching out and killing any male who seeks to achieve a position of authority within their culture. The Feast of the Island Girl is a celebration of the heroine and her attendants in which they consume great quantities of magic ale as well supposedly, their victims.
Attachment #3 Your Objective
Setting aside the myth and legend, the objective of each corporation is to first secure their island corporate headquarters. Build a fleet of corporate yachts and ready the inner islands for the construction of the new 'Daniel Thump Turquoise Island Paradise Casino Resort'. Assimilation and training of the natives is essential to your goal.
Beware of your attempts to modify this map. Due to the highly irregular characteristics of each leader the map is unstable in the editor. (Plays fine just hard to edit) Any changes to the map options settings will destroy the race leaders and replace them with level one leaders without proper names. (I am not kidding here as I have done some extremely weird stuff on this map.)
The map is designed as a four player free for all.
Playable Teams are
Do not Customize your leader. Play with explore on.
If you wish to play with alliances do not change the settings in the editor, as I stated, any such changes will destroy your leaders. Just formallize your alliances in game.