Well, I think Bluff Island is off to a good start, and I will work to keep it that way. Before any more updates come, however, there must be an introduction. This is that introduction.
Bluff Ventures is, as you know, the joint stock company that is financing and sending the expedition to Bluff Island. The company is listed on the Franklin County Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BVE, and is currently trading at around 18 AFD per share.
Below is a chart of the stock price since the initial listing:
The Franklin Assembly has passed legislation recognizing Bluff Venture's ownership of Bluff Island, and entitling it to the protection of the Franklinite government.
BVE has also signed a deal with Virgin Oil (VO), to send a 5 man team to Bluff Island, to search for oil and minerals. If any are found, BVE will get 10 percent of the profits from them.
For those who don't know, Virgin Oil is the oil company of Virgin Shores, a CJ authored by Deathtopumpkins, a regular replier in all of my CJs, as well as a fellow member in the Alliance of Fuel Developing and Exporting States (AFDES).
For obvious reasons, Bluff Island is not an AFDES member state, since it is under the protection of Franklin County.
Now for some geographical information.
Bluff Island is an uninhabited island 14 kilometers long, about 500 kilometers from Franklin. Here are their locations on a world map:
Bluff Island is closer to Canada than Franklin is, and is part of the overall group of islands Franklin is in in the North Atlantic.
Bluff Island, like Franklin County, is warmed up by the Gulf Stream, and has a climate similar to Southern England.
The geological history of Bluff Island is like many other islands in the North Atlantic, formed by volcanism. Bluff Island first broke through the ocean surface 42 million years ago. For 15 million more years, the volcano erupted periodically and grew the island until the volcano went extinct.
Since then, erosion has acted on the island, in some places revealing the hard metamorphic rock beneath the surface. Geologists believe that rock may contain precious minerals, so the Virgin Oil crew could have a chance of success in their venture.
That's all for the introduction.
In the next update, something significant will happen to the expedition in the North Atlantic, something which could change the entire focus of the settlement on Bluff Island.
Please post comments, suggestions, and questions.