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Follow as we look at the goings on in the Royal City of Alexandria, the capital of the Kingdom of Alexandria. Set in present time, follow as we keep an eye on the city as it faces...

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spikeydarren

Here are some pictures from around the city. From now on all images will include the following details:

- Which district it is in the city

- Which Link Station is closest (The Link is what we call the subway/underground transit system in Alexandria)

Here's a Link Map for your reference:

 

 

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Above: St Cid College of the Royal City of Alexandria University on the banks of the River Bahamut

District: Prince Marquee Lagoon

(Nearset Link Station - Alexander)

 

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Above: official headquarters of the Bank of the Kingdom Of Alexandria.

District: Bevelle

(Nearsest Link Station - Liverpool Street or King Luxitor Rail Station)

 

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Above: Ella Beatrix Mansions within the city wall. On the left is the Barracks of the Knights of Pluto and the City Dungeon.

District: Inner City Walls

Nearest Link Station - Garnet Square

 

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Above: Eiko Eiko Chapel Tower

District: Palace

Nearest link station - Queen Brahmme Square

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Above: King Lustos Museum

District: Clifton

nearest Link Station (Clifton)

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above - Princess Olivia Station on the left and the M1 in the centre.

District: Bevelle

Nearst Link (Princess Olivia Station)

 

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Above: Princess Mara Station (Part of the cities new High Speed Rail Link to King Luxitor International Airport located outside the cities main metropolitain area to the west)

District: Prince Marquee Lagoon

Nearest Link: Atomos Road

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Above: Abbolts Square

District: Little America

Nearest Link: Little America

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Above: Bahamut Falls

District: Fall

Nearest Link: North Bevelle

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Above: Bevelle Central and Princess Olivia Canals

District: Bevelle

Nearst Link: Bevelle Central

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Above: Commuter Routes in Rah Rah Walks Suburban Area

District: Rah Rah

Nearest Link: Bronky

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Above; Charlotte avenue

District: Little America

Nearest Link: Bronky

 

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Above: Bevelle

District: Bevelle

Nearest Link: Italy Road

 

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Above: Garnet Sq at Night

District: Inner City Walls

Nearest Link: Garnet Square

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Above 2 pictures: Little America

District: Little America

Nearest Link: Little America/Bronky

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Above: Lulu Avenue

District: Bevelle

Nearest Link: Liverpool Street

 

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Above: Palace Walk and River Bahamut

District: Palace

Nearst Link: Queen Brahme Sq

 

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Above: Clifton, looking over to the Basin. Frenchie & Dean station seen in the centre

District: Clifton

Nearest Link station: Clifton/Frenchie & Dean

 

 

 

 

spikeydarren

 

So the nominations have been announced...

For the 79th Neighbourly Kingdom Games.

As of yesterday each city has released it's proposed logo's for the games. The competition is hotting up as the commitee of the games prepares to start it's scoring process in each city.

Just to remind you, here are the nominations:

Yolanda (Lindblum)

Rozarrio (Romaria)

Burmecia City (Burmecia)

Pinnacle (Lindblum)

RC of Alexandria (Alexandria)

Each location will now face an inspection. The commitee will score on various subjects such as crime levels, transportation, gpd, pollution etc.

Here are the official logo's proposed by each city. Which one do you prefer?

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spikeydarren

So I thought I'd post a few more pics of the Plateau so that you can get to know the area a bit more.

Cheers for the comments about the rail maps and the photo's etc hope the next one's are okay.

First heres a picture of the Link Map again so you can see where we are. The Plateau only has access to the Royal Cliff Line (The purple one). The loop section at the top covers most of the plateau.

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Below is The Royal Front Gate and station. The station on the other side of the gate is Garnet Place

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The next picture shows the area surrounding Outer Wall Station. You can also see the East Gate. This are has many offices, shops and apartments. The church in the forground isbeouterwallstationarea.jpg

The image below shows Garnet Sq in the bottom right. To the left of Garnet Square is Garnet College of the Univeristy. In the top right is King Hollosal Memorial Statue. The building in the centre is Hollasal Library of the University.

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Below is more of Hollosal Square. The colum on the left was built by Queen Garnet and is called Hope Colum. It is dedicated to the The Last Hope. The building in front of it is The Last HopeCollege of the University. King Hollasal Sq is just to the left of the colum.

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Below is St Ramuh College and the church just below it is St Rumah Chapel. St Ramuh Station on the Link is just in front.

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The image below shows the section of the Royal Cliff Link situated on the plateau.

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Alexander Colum is shown below. To the left is part of Alexandria Palace. The River Bahamut runs through this area.

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Below is a close up of S Ramuh Chapel

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The Royal Front Gate showing Garnet Sq in the top left.

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Passenger Rail

The city has an excellent overground rail system which connects the suburbs with the centre. Here's a map of the Rail System:

Please note that this map only shows stations within the Royal City of Alexandria boundries.

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  A new major rail station is currently been built just to south of Capita Rail Station as this is the site of the new Airport for the city: Alexandria City International Airport.

Top 5 busiest rail stations:

The stations that see the most commuters a day,  number 1 seeing the most are:

5. Airport

4. Frenchie & Dean

3. Princess Olivia

2. Abraham Central

1. King Luxitor

King Luxitor is situated right in the middle of the cities main financial district Bevelle as seen in the below image:

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Underground Rail in the city:

The city also has a Underground rail system called the Link. You will see on the rail map that there are many interchanges with the overground rail system. Many commuters in the city use both rail and the Link to travel to work.

For example, a commuter living in Hyde Road in the Veronica area to the West of the city and working in Clifton may get a bus into Veronica Central Rail Station, change for the train to King Luxitor Rail Station, then change for the Royal Cliff Link (Purple) to Clifton. This journey would take approx. 35 minutes.

Below is a map of the The Link. You will notice that an extention on the Veronica Link (Blue) is currently under construction in order to provide a connection to the cities new major airport. The airport will be the biggest in the Kingdom.

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Notice how the Royal Cliff Link  (Purple_ forms a circle around the central area of the city. This allows easier access to the busy financial district. I also means communters travelling on the Olivia Link (Red) can easily change for another link as the Olivia Link (Red) is the only one that doesn't pass by King Luxitor Rail Station. The Olivia Link was recently extended from Bevelle to Frenchie & Dean Rail Station.

King Luxitor Rail Station is a very important terminal in the city. Some say it's the gateway to Alexandria. The cities main bus and coach terminal is located there as well.

Due to the rapid growth of the Bevelle area and the development of large luxury high residential apartment blocks in Bevelle and the Abraham area, some sections on the Link are currently experience major congestion. The following stations are particulary over capacity at peak times:

- King Luxitor

- Abraham Rail Station

- Joker way

- Outer Wall

- Sidco

- Princess Olivia Rail Station

The Link doesn't cover as much of the city as the overground does. However there are plans to extend some of the other lines currently in negotiation, although they may not be underground lines, instead the extentions make a transition from underground to above ground.

The oldest Link on the system is the Royal Cliff Link. This line first connected the Plateau with King Luxitor Rail Station. The first stations to be built were St. Ramuh, Clifton and King Luxitor. They were all opened in 1979

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The Royal City of Alexandria

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The image above shows the area of the city located on the Plateau of Alexandrios

The historic part of the city is located on the Plateau. The area is known by locals as the Royal Cliff, also Inner Walls and Outer Walls. Situated here is the following important landmarks

  • Alexandria Castle
  • Alexandria Palace
  • 7 Colleges of the University of the Royal City of Alexandria (UCRA)
  • Garnet Square
  • Founders Park
  • Brahmme Square
  • St Ramuh Cathedral
  • Til Alexandrios Cathedral
  • Knights of Pluto Royal Barraks
  • Knights of Beatrix Royal Barraks
  • Queen Rosalind Hall of Peace
  • Queen Garnet 1st Memorial Musuem
  • Battle of the Last Hope Memorial
We will look at some of these sites at a later time.

Public Transport on the Plateau

No overground rail station is situated on the Plateau of Alexandrios. The building of a rail line into the area has been attempted but a connection to ground level has proved impossible due to steepness of the plateau.

However, the area is well served by over 12 bus routes connecting the Inner and Outer Walls and also into the other areas of the city located in the basin. The Plateau is also very well served by the cities Link system by the Royal Cliff Link (Royal City of Alexandria's Underground Passenger Mass Transit System).

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The image above shows part of the Royal Cliff Link which connects areas on the plateau with the rest of the city.


The area mostly consists of the univeristy, museums, theatres, landmarks, churches/cathedrals, squares, parks and some shops and offices and a small amount of residence. The Outer Walls area has more commercial and residential zones.

Chelsea Avenue & Square

This area is home to theatres, the avenue is also lined with coffee shops, restaurants and boutique stores. Above the stares are apartments owned inhabited by scholars and professors.

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Chelsea Square (Top Left: Rembrant Theatre on Chelsea Avenue. Bottom Right is Garnet Street

and road leading to the bottom left is Founders Avenue) 

Queen Brahmme Square

This area of the Inner Walls is home to the Queen Brahmme Raza Alexandrois XVI Memorial. Queen Brahmme XVI was the Queen who

innitiated the war against Lindblum to due her daughter Princess Garnet being allegedly kidnapped by Lindblum authorities.

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(Bottom Left - Queen Brahmme Raza Alexandrios XVI Statue and Square. The large building in the top centre is the largest and tallest building within the City Walls. The building is the Head Quarters of the Knights of Beatrix. The avenue to the top right is Founders Avenue. Queen Brahmme Link Station is located just to the south of this particular image)

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The Kingdom of Alexandria is a contemporary monarchy. It is bordered by Lindblum to the South, Burmecia to the West and Romaria to the East. It has an estimated population of 11,572, 200 and its capital is the Royal City of Alexandria, currently the most highly populated city in the Kingdom. The city is located in the Luxitor High Lands Area of the country.

Alexandria

Alexandria is divided into 7 territories. Each territory has it's own central town/city - which is usually the largest settlement in that territory.

The 7 Territories and they're central towns/cities

Territory                             Central Town/City
Luxitor High Lands                Royal City of Alexandria
Luxitor                                 Rosalind
Savannah Plains                   Jerico
Treno                                   Helda
Garnet                                 City of Garnet
Graham                               Graham City
His Great Corner                  Kalm

The Kingdom is completely surrounded by a large mountain range. Around the border are various large flat plateau's on which most settlements first started to develop. The land at ground level is known as the Guntar Basin or more commonly known as the Great Basin.
Due to the unique weather conditions in the basin, caused by the natural shield from the surrouning mountains, a think mist/fog covers the entire area for half the year during the Winter/Autumn months.


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The image above shows the view of the Great Basin looking from St Catherine's Lookout in the City
Of Alexandria


A Brief Summary of the History of the Kingdom


The Kingdom was founded in the year 708 when an explorer from the
Kingdom of Lindblum called Luxitor Alexandrios successfully passed over the tall mountains that surrounded the area. The Plateau of Alexandrios was the first place he found. He then recruited civilians from nearby Lindblum to build a caslte which still stands today – AlexandriaCastle.

 
The mountain ranges and plateau’s of Alexandria offered a natural defense system from Lindblums enemy state Romaria. This is where the Kingdoms motto derives from: To Protect and To Defend.
 
Various forts quickly sprung up around the various plateau’s all over Alexandria. Natives of the area were welcoming to civilians from Lindblum. The natives originally lived in the Basin under the mist but on the discovery of the plateau’s they to migrated to them.
 
In 1101 when the Romarian army planned to invade Lindblum with their powerful army’s, Lindblum secretly launched an attack on Romarian troops from the mountains above the Treno Plateau, as they were traveling for the lands of Lindblum.
 
After the Lindblum/Romarian war, the forts and villages across Alexandria quickly developed into thriving towns. The perfect weather conditions and natural shield from wind provided nutritious farm land.
Later discoveries of coal and oil in the Great Basin lead to developments of large industrial towns in the basin.
 
Alexandria quickly developed to a population nearing the total population of the Kingdom Lindblum.
 
In 1525 the Regent of Lindblum, Jerico VXI gave Alexandria to his son, Prince Fransis. Prince Fransis therefore became the first King of Alexandria.
 
First Alexandria/Linblum War
 
In 1756, the Princess and heir to the throne, Princess Garnet VXII was allegedly kidnapped by Lindblum authorities. This triggered the Queen of Alexandria to declare war on Lindblum. The Queen sent her army’s, including the famous Knights of Pluto. The army had originally been developed when the Queen learned of threats from Romaria to invade Alexandria.
 
Much devastation was caused in Lindblum in 1759 in the Great Brahmme Attack. The Kingdoms capital was severely damaged including it’s castle and palace. The Lindblum armies were severely weekend.
 
Learning of the weakness of Lindblum’s defences and Alexandria’s concentration on invading Lindblum, Romaria moved in.
 
Romaria then had little interest in invading Lindblum. They unexpectedly attacked in 1760 causing devastation in Alexandria. Civilians were enslaved and the Queen of Alexandria and all the royal family assisinated. The only remaining rightful heir to the throne was the missing and feared dead Princes Garnet XVII.
 
Alexandria remained under the control of the Romarian Empire until 1766.
 
During that time secret developments were taking place in underground caverns in Lindblum. Princess Garnet was not dead or was not missing, she in fact ran away from Alexandria for Lindblum after a disagreement with her mother over her plans to invade Romaria.
 
In 1766 and at the age of 20 the Princess lead a secret force known as The Last Hope. The troops proceded for Alexandria, and with the help of Lindblum and neighbouring state Burmecian army’s successfully reclaimed Alexandria from the Romarian Empire in the Great Battle for Alexandria.

The 7th November remains a public holiday in Alexandria known as the day of the Last Hope.
 
In 1780, Queen Garnet lead the development of the The Act of the Neighborly Kingdoms of Burmecia, Romaria, Lindblum and Alexandria.
The purpose of the act was to generate peace amoungst the kingdoms and for them to work together. Various initiatives were put in place such as the Neighborly Tournament – a tournament of sports held every 4 years, bringing all four kingdoms together. Other’s including music competitions.

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The above image shows The Great Battle for Alexandria of 7th November 1766.

Demographics of Alexandria

The average life expentancy in the Kingdom is 76 for males and 77 for females.
Alexandrian Born:  8, 574, 392
Lindblum Born: 2, 382, 290
Romarian Born 468, 392
Burmecian Born: 292, 281
Europe: 138, 382
Burmecian Born: 75, 392

Towns/Cities
Most settlements in the Kingdom are located on the plateau's surrounding
the great basin. This is bacause the plateau's rarely experience the thick
fog/mist that is experienced in the basin. From the plateau's during the winter
months it is impossible to see the lands of the plains/great basin.
However, over the last 100 years the Great Basin has seen development
due the discover of coal. The largest city in the plains is Jerico with a population
of 246 392.
The second largest city in the Kingdom is Graham City with a population of 
2,463, 291. The largest being the capital, Alexandria with a population of
2,673, 399. The population of these two cities are very close and sometimes it
is unsure of which one has a bigger population.


 

 

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