Positioned in the southwestern portion of Oklahoma, the region of Cornale (core-NAH-lay; or as some locals say, ker-NAH-lee or just COR-nayl) provides many opportunities for those who seek them. Whether you are living here, or just visiting, this diverse region allows those who seek opportunity to enjoy the lifestyle of their dreams. From the buffalo herds of the Wichita Mountains to the wide-open plains, Cornale shows its natural face in every direction.
Cornale's economy has a strong base in agriculture. Over the years, the role of agriculture has diminished somewhat; portions of the economy previously reserved for agriculture were initally replaced with manufacturing and logistics. However, the advancement of environmentally friendly technologies has provided Cornale with a new economic boom, bringing with it a strong economy and low unemployment rates. Due to this factor, Cornale wants to position itself as a "green" city.
Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
Considering Cornale's position within the state of Oklahoma, the region is subject to frequent bouts of severe weather, including the potential for tornadoes. Despite these hazards, many people and businesses continue to move to Cornale.
The Meers Fault raises the issue of seismic safety and preparedness in Cornale. Capable of delivering a shock up to magnitude 7.5, an earthquake here could cause severe damage to the region, as well as affecting some other major cities, such as Oklahoma City and possibly Dallas. Fortunately, major earthquakes do not occur frequently along the Meers Fault. (The last major tremor, of at least 6.5 in magnitude, occured around A.D. 750, give or take 50 years)
- In French (of which Cornale, surprisingly, has a small French population), residents of Cornale are considered Corneilliens, due to the fact that the names Corneille and Cornale are related to each other.
- While not official, many North American francophones have begun to refer to Cornale as Corneille in the French language; however, some francophones still call the city Corneille even while speaking English. The locals began to embrace refering to French fries as "Freedom Fries" as a result of this; not to mention starting an anti-French "Keep It Cornale" campaign.
Currently, I only have the raw USGS elevation data for the Wichita Mountains region. (I'm also on a Mac) I need to make that into a 16-bit png before I can render that into a usable SC4 region in SC4Mapper (using Wine). (those steps are done) After that, I will need to pre-plan the region on paper, in terms of the locations of roads, as I want Cornale to represent a realistic city on the Great Plains. Then I can start to build in SC4.
If you have any suggestions for terrain, tree, or rock mods, please leave a comment below. I want mods that will best represent the Wichita Mountains region.