This fictional land is located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 150 miles off of the eastern coast of the United States, adjacent to the state of Georgia. This beautiful country is known for its mountains and unique bedrock-exposing cliffs.
This journal follows the last one hundred years of the land's history, focusing on the state's unique ability to balance industry and the environment.
Politics & History
The first recorded sighting of the great island came in the late fall of 1517 by a sailing party from Spain. The records are uncertain as to the exact date of discovery, but the party returned home having charted the northern shores of the land and delivered to Spain a map of the coast. Until the time of settlement, the island remained a type of trading post where locals would exchange goods with visiting ships. Fruits and livestock were often traded for foreign items.
In 1526, a Spanish explorer named Lucas Vásquez de Ayllón, established a colony near what is present-day Georgia. His colony was falling apart. In a desperate attempt to search for supplies and food, de Ayllón sent a large party to the unnamed islands. De Ayllón was not successful in establishing a Spanish colony and eventually died. However, the party he sent off to what is present-day Bedrock lived on and established a small settlement on the land. Spain continued in its efforts to settle the land.
In 1534, Spain’s first fleet, led by Basko Nunez landed on the northern shores. With little resistance from the natives, Spain established what would later be called the colony of Isla de Roca Acantilado. While Spain maintained technical control over the island for almost 200 years, the power eventually fell to Great Britain. These events took place during the Spanish and British conflicts of the late 1600s and early 1700s over the southern territories of the United States.
Bedrock was later grafted into British North America as part of the thirteen colonies in 1734. Britain sought to exercise its power by renaming the colony and its cities after won from Spain. The land was mainly populated by farmers who put up little resistance to the change. Small cities, spread out across the country, were close to the oceans’ edge for trading purposes and the people of them were humble. Bedrock remained a quiet colony until it joined the American Revolution of 1776.
The country of Bedrock is broken between two different islands: the north island and the south island. Below is a picture of the hand-crafted land:
Bedrock's journal will be on the story, history, and updates to the region. This interactive city journal will be one where you make decisions as we trek through Bedrock's history, shaping it to a modern-day state. Our decision making will begin in the 1950s.
I hope you enjoy!