It has been one year since the Dynamo Dukedom has been granted sovereignty from the Continental Kingdom of Mintakous. After much study, it has been decided that Markland Woods will be chosen as the site to build the new Dukedom Capitol. Markland Woods is a large tract of land which has been used in the past for agriculture, and logging. Markland Woods also has the largest population of all incorporated areas of the dukedom as well as large areas of former crown land which now belongs to the Dukedom National Forest Concerns.
Markland Woods is mostly a farming area with a few small settlements as well as some projects that the Continental Kingdom of Mintakous was working on before the dukedom was formed.
The small hamlet called "Pimento Beach" is an area where local farmers and residents can come to supplies. A very small are that has a fire house as well as a Dynamo constabulary building.
The main, and only, rail station is found in the settlement called "Warrington Station." This area is where farmers can bring their goods for transport across the dukedom; as well as for export to the Continental Kingdom and beyond.
Black Horse Corners is a recent development at the major intersection of Kings Road 5 and Pimento Road. A place for travelers to rest as well as local residents to buy supplies.
The village of Shalebridge started as a shanty town when the Kingdom of Mintakous began construction of the Markland Canal. The shanty town has developed into the largest settlement which can be found in Markland Woods.
The Markland Canal was built by The Kingdom of Mintakous to allow a better corridor for ships to enter Long Lake from the Epsilon River. Before the canal was built, ships used a small fork from the Epsilon River to traverse into Long Lake. However, with receding river levels and dangerous bends to navigate, the canal was built.
The King Roland Break wall was built in an attempt to stop the waves and high tides from coastal storms from destroying the banks of the lower Epsilon River.
The Epsilon Rail Bridge, when completed will also a continuous rail link from the Mintakian Peninsula to the main continent.
We will keep you informed of new developments as they take place.