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[TWI Only] [OOC] Gresswell Island - Collaboration

Postby Ainslie » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:45 pm

Gresswell Island
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This thread is for residents of The Western Isles Only. Trespassers will be dealt with accordingly.

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Overview
Life on Gresswell is a unique experience - a place where the sun does not shine at all for a few weeks presents its own unique challenges. An island with just over 130 permanent inhabitants, the small population and the researchers who frequent this island certainly have stories that can be told.

This thread is for OOC coordination - a place where collaboration in regards to the island can occur. You can discuss anything and everything about Gresswell Island in this thread - whether that be history, IC posts or its complex relationship with the outside world. IC posts surrounding Gresswell Island will occur in The Citizens of The Western Isles thread unless a RP comes up that can justify a new IC thread for it. IC posts will generally be random in nature, with little story direction. The factbook for the territory is here.

So, there’s been a lot of ideas pitched in regards to this territory and this is the perfect place to discuss and plan some of them.
  • A weather station (canon) where meteorology and climate change research can occur (it can kinda be our antarctica regarding that)
  • An observatory (non-canon)
  • Having the island as a location for peaceful geopolitical friction (canon) (ie intrigue between Thuzbekistan and Ostehaar under the disguise of non-militaristic scientific research)
  • A polar expedition, which could possibly be a RP (non canon)
  • Seed bank (kinda canon)


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Postby Athara Magarat » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:37 pm

I would like to have an observatory there.

And does this place have unique fauna? We could study them.
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Postby Townside » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:10 pm

Thanks for tagging me in this. It gave me fuzzy feelings.

I would love the idea of having an observatory on Gresswell Island, or at least, seeing how Athara Magarat seems keen on the idea as well, maybe a collaboration?

That can be quite shaky though considering the tensions existing between Townside and Athara Magarat ICly. The fact that Athara Magarat could pull researchers from the University of Townside without batting an eye doesn't help either. We can still discuss this, maybe as a goodwill gesture between our two nations, but if that doesn't work out, you could always consider having two observatories on the isalnd :lol:

It's such a coincidence because I was doing some preliminary plans for the "Royal Penrith Observatory, Townside" dispatch. I'll have that up in about a year. Perhaps if I do end up setting up an observatory on Gresswell, it will be administered by the Royal Penrith Observatory.

Meanwhile, I'll wait to see if there's any other ideas from others that I might... jump on.
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Postby Athara Magarat » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:02 pm

Townside wrote:Thanks for tagging me in this. It gave me fuzzy feelings.

I would love the idea of having an observatory on Gresswell Island, or at least, seeing how Athara Magarat seems keen on the idea as well, maybe a collaboration?

That can be quite shaky though considering the tensions existing between Townside and Athara Magarat ICly. The fact that Athara Magarat could pull researchers from the University of Townside without batting an eye doesn't help either. We can still discuss this, maybe as a goodwill gesture between our two nations, but if that doesn't work out, you could always consider having two observatories on the isalnd :lol:

It's such a coincidence because I was doing some preliminary plans for the "Royal Penrith Observatory, Townside" dispatch. I'll have that up in about a year. Perhaps if I do end up setting up an observatory on Gresswell, it will be administered by the Royal Penrith Observatory.

Meanwhile, I'll wait to see if there's any other ideas from others that I might... jump on.

The gov received a huge flak from intellectuals for that. I am sure Gresswell can be one of the ways of mending ties.
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Polar Svalbard - 8/10 would bang.




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Postby Vancouvia » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:42 pm

Interested

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Postby Ainslie » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:57 pm

Collaboration sounds good, Athara Magarat + Townside. Perhaps you could take over the Ahnslen observatory modern day?
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Postby Athara Magarat » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:10 pm

Ainslie wrote:Collaboration sounds good, Athara Magarat + Townside. Perhaps you could take over the Ahnslen observatory modern day?

I will see what Townside has to say.
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Covonant - It's a different unique concept which is nice to have. I love that in TWI is not just Western modeled states but states of different cultures and ideologies which makes the RP more interesting.

Polar Svalbard - 8/10 would bang.




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Postby Thuzbekistan » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:47 pm

Le tag for the moment
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Postby Townside » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:49 pm

Athara Magarat wrote:
Ainslie wrote:Collaboration sounds good, Athara Magarat + Townside. Perhaps you could take over the Ahnslen observatory modern day?

I will see what Townside has to say.


I don't mind collaboration with Athara Magarat!

Silently eyes Athara Magarat suspiciously

I don't mind collaboration... :p
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Postby Jorvvik » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:15 pm

Jorvvik would be interested in having an arctic research station and perhaps a Ice Breaking Vessel in the area to keep shipping lanes open etc.

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Postby Ainslie » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:17 pm

Jorvvik wrote:Jorvvik would be interested in having an arctic research station and perhaps a Ice Breaking Vessel in the area to keep shipping lanes open etc.

We're not exactly sure what's north of us, but icebreaking vessel sounds like a good idea.

Thuzbekistan wrote:Le tag for the moment

I have been copyright infringedeth!
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Postby Thuzbekistan » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:21 pm

Why would a polar expedition be a non-canon RP? Or does that mean it just hasn't been canonized yet?

Thuzbekistan would love to have an observatory there, but it would have to be built in the mid-seventies.
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Postby Jorvvik » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:22 pm

Jorvvik would be willing to fund and stage expeditions, explore uncharted territory etc. Jointly if anyone else wanted in...

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Postby Thuzbekistan » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:24 pm

Jorvvik wrote:Jorvvik would be willing to fund and stage expeditions, explore uncharted territory etc. Jointly if anyone else wanted in...

It's a very tiny island.
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Postby Jorvvik » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:26 pm

Thuzbekistan wrote:
Jorvvik wrote:Jorvvik would be willing to fund and stage expeditions, explore uncharted territory etc. Jointly if anyone else wanted in...

It's a very tiny island.


There are oceans surrounding it, we could do deep sea exploration, caving etc.

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Postby Thuzbekistan » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:31 pm

Jorvvik wrote:
Thuzbekistan wrote:It's a very tiny island.


There are oceans surrounding it, we could do deep sea exploration, caving etc.

this is true
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Postby Ainslie » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:04 pm

Polar expeditions is an idea, therefore non-canon at the time and currently. It was something I was meaning to follow up Verdon (Who came up with it) about in this thread so we can start a RP about it.
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Postby Thuzbekistan » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:11 pm

Per the discussion in Discord (as that is the place where all shenanigans take place), Ainslie and I will have been jointly building a port in Greston. It will be economic in nature and meant to facilitate the growing fishing and service industries in the North Sea.
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Postby Thuzbekistan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:55 pm

If it pleases the crown, I would love to have an observatory as far from greston as possible. Also, given the presence of so many observatories, I think there should be a law that cuts light pollution after a certain time of night. Perhaps limiting lighting to homes and major roadways as well as tall buildings?
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Postby Jorvvik » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:00 pm

Would like to conduct deep sea - ocean research off Gresswell, Jorvvik can also send a Ice Breaker to base itself in that area.

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Postby Ainslie » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:59 pm

Thuzbekistan wrote:If it pleases the crown, I would love to have an observatory as far from greston as possible. Also, given the presence of so many observatories, I think there should be a law that cuts light pollution after a certain time of night. Perhaps limiting lighting to homes and major roadways as well as tall buildings?


130 people live there. Is there really going to be that much light pollution. A law could work though. Curfew at the airport, closure of port except emergencies and those three things you were saying.
Jorvvik wrote:Would like to conduct deep sea - ocean research off Gresswell, Jorvvik can also send a Ice Breaker to base itself in that area.

Anyone else interested in deep sea research as well?
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Postby Thuzbekistan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:05 pm

The university of bashlon would be down with that
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Postby Jorvvik » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:44 pm

A good way for Jorvvik and Thuzbek to strengthen ties after the 1920's/1960's.

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