NOTE: It is important that you read the update before voting in the above poll(s). Images will enlarge when clicked.
Updates will now be posted every second Friday.
If this is your first time reading Progress I recommend you go back to the first update (I call it Update Zero), which includes some important information about how this works.There is a link to it on the right sidebar.
Update Two - Home
The date is March 15th, 1859. The season is Spring. The current population of the settlement is 122, with 98 adults and 24 children.
Most of the citizens of the progress settlement have settled in and starting going about their new lives. A vote was held on what to build in a designated common area and the people chose to set up a public market. This Market has become the center of activity in the new town and has attracted traders from afar.
Farther down a few people have made homes near the site of the original camp.
The waterfront will no doubt become a busier area once a proper landing is built.
A couple members of the Progress expedition have decided to settle outside of the town itself.
Marshal Thibodeaux opted to construct a small cottage and farm along the river downstream from the town.
John Harding built himself a hunting cabin in an open clearing north of the town.
After the first round of claims the settlers decided to draft up a new map showing the property holdings in the town.
Join Action: To join Progress click the image below.
Character Action: There are four possible actions for characters in this update.
Action 1: Pick a lot and settle in the town or clear your land outside of town. (Only if you have not yet done so)
Action 2: Build a home or shop on the land you selected. (Only houses can be built outside of town) (Only if you have not yet done so)
You may only do one of the following:
Action 3a: Claim more land outside of the town and build a home or farm. (Only if you already have selected property in a previous update)
Action 3b: Apply for more land in the town. This requires a valid reason and will be voted on in the next update.
To perform a character action reply in the comments using the form "Character name selects lot x and builds a shop."
Community Poll: Build docks or expand street network?
Building a dock will allow for more trade while expanding the street network will open more land up for settlement in the town.
The next entry will catch up with the settlers in the Summer of 1859.