Episode 1: Welcome To Cudgeldeer!
After days of hard travel from The Childlike Twine, nine hardy gnomes have come to the land they had been searching for. A land of natural beauty, full of lush forests and wild strawberries. While the area is hilly and untamed, the gnomes have decided that this land is too good to pass up and set to work.
Two yaks came with the gnomads and were pastured to keep them from wandering away. The gnomes went to work felling trees to make way for new workshops while also providing a valuable resource for construction. Gravewalker and Jabba grabbed a hold of the mining picks and started digging out a tunnel which will eventually hold the great hall, the living quarters and most likely many workshops. Both gnomes were surprised at the appearance of copper ore, so close to the surface. Hopefully this bodes well for the future of the kingdom!
And finally BK, our builder, set up the first workshop of the new kingdom. While it is crude and inefficient, it will open the door to many more areas of industry.Episode 2: Grounded
It is still the first day of Spring, and while much has been accomplished, there is still much left to be done. Food was brought with the gnomes, but the reserves have been running low. The gnomes know now is the best time to plant and so set up farms of wheat, strawberries, and cotton. Cotton of course can't be eaten, but it is still desirable to fill mattresses, make bandages, and pad armor.
A great deforestation has also taken place. Wood is useful for so many projects, but the gnomes have been careful not to completely destroy future sources of fruit. Even the birch and pine trees have been treated with respect. With the removal of so many trees the gnomes have been quick to replant saplings in groves to keep from deeply impacting the land. Gnomes are always conscious of their surroundings, and while they strive to grow and expand, they do not wish to harm the beautiful nature around them either.
Jabba and Gravewalker were spending this time busy removing ramps into the compound. Without the ramps the hills have become a natural wall, limiting the access into the base from any foreign attackers that may beset the gnomes. Soil walls may not look pretty, but they are cheap and easy to work with. Plans are already in the works for upgrading them to something a bit more...palatable to the gnomes taste.
While most of the gnomes were busy setting up farms, groves, and walls, a couple gnomes were also hard at work setting up some more workshops. Stone Cutting, Carpentry, and Stone Masonry are now available tasks for the gnomes, and will be essential in building up the infrastructure of the kingdom.
All in all, four days of hard grueling work. The compound looks like a tornado has swept through, but things are starting to come together. Soon things will be cleaned up and organized. For now though, the gnomes have their eyes set on more pressing matters.