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Established by Spanish Conquistadors in the mid 17th Century, the cape of Coronet was long a quiet, rural territorial asset in North America, changing hands between multiple governments...

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Fleet Harbor

Fleet Harbor

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Status: Ward

Population: 150,000 (approx.)

Founded: 1660

Mayor: Cmdr. Wilson Sheldon (Ret.)

Another City whose name speaks for itself.  Because of the remoteness of Coronet, the need to have a deepwater station that was defensible for ships brought about the annexing of the bay immediately north of Citadel City for military use.  Until the Act of Sovereignty, the entire area was a restricted military installation, but with the new government in power, the military authority was reduced to dockside and scattered installations throughout the ward.

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3 out of 4 ships in active service are stationed out of Fleet Harbor...the most notable are Coronet's missile cruisers and submarines, which always draw onlookers as they come to port.

A major attraction of the naval yards is the battleship Resolved.  Deactivated from combat service in the 1970s, she continues to serve as the symbolic flag ship of the fleet and ship of state for dignitary functions.  She spends most of her days dockside, but once a month weighs anchor and takes visitors on a cruise around the Cape.  The event is capped by "noon guns", when Resolved's last active battery fires a blank salvo at the stroke of noon while under way.

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The City of Fleet Harbor is spread across 2 coastal shores and a center island.  The island, which once was used as the main military barracks area, is still a significant residential neighborhood.  While bridges connected the 3 "districts" of Fleet Harbor more then half a century ago, ferry use is still very high in the city.  The citizens have an attachment to the maritime tradition that is unparralled anywhere in Coronet.  If you plan to visit Fleet Harbor, you simply must get out on the water.

 

 

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Iron Plain

Iron Plain

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Status: Ward

Population: 250,000 (approx.)

Founded: 1650

Mayor: Brent Chavez

Originally, this large plain near the coast served as vast pastures for cattle of the early settlers.  The name "Iron Plain" came from rusted iron rock scattered about the pastures and the prominent hills to the north.  When the population of the area grew sufficiently to begin mining the ore, the city began to develop around Coronet's first deep water harbor.

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The "city" of Iron Plain has expanded repeatedly over the years to accommodate it's expansion.  The original settlement was on the southern most point.  Most of this old town is now incorporated into Iron Plain's University.

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Following the massive industrial growth of the city, a new downtown was established in the mid 19th century.  Today, what is commonly known as "downtown" lies between the major industrial parks on the southern plain and the residential hills to the north.  Most of the civil services and transportation hubs can be found here, as well as some of the oldest and most well regarded theaters and music halls in all of Coronet.  The working man's city has it's charms too.

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The latest attraction of Iron Plain is the third renovation of the cities "center".  Known to locals as "New Center", it represents Iron Plains growth in the commercial sector of the Coronet economy.  Showcased by the iconic "Crystal Spire", this district has become a key financial and trade center, as well as providing comfortable space for businesses to operate on the outskirts of the city of Golden Harbor.

Recently, the mass transit system of Iron Plain received a massive overhaul to upgrade it's freeway access into Golden Harbor as well as linking the elevated rail network into Golden Harbor service lines.  Downtown Iron Plain to Downtown Golden Harbor can be done in 45 minutes by rail.  This has brought a boom to Iron Plain's residential sector, as it embarks on a new metamorphesis into a suburban community.

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Angler's Rock

Angler's Rock

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Status: Township

Population: 14,000

Founded: 1813

Mayor: Sally Chang

Fishermen and boating enthusiasts need venture no further!  Angler's Rock, which sits just a short ferry ride from Conquerer's Bay, is a haven for those hoping to catch the big one, or just out for a casual day on the water.

The islands that make up anglers rock are the most easterly siting landmasses of Coronet, open to the incoming seas.  As such, just a few miles east, fishermen can find currents carrying schools of market ready fish from native habitats.  On the Western side, the lands shallow significantly, allowing for ideal gentle waves for recreational boating and leisure fishing.

 

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While certainly lacking the scale and variety of larger neighboring towns, Angler's Rock has the full accomodations for families and fishermen...plenty of hotels, cabins, and even campgrounds line the shores.  The local "Rockers" have a strong belief in self sufficiency...so almost all significant needs can be found right on the islands, including the small "Angler's Channel" college, which has an impressive standing among Coronet's High Education ranks.

Angler's Rock is a quiet gem for visitors, as it's not built specifically for tourist crowds, but can provide them with simple luxuries anyone would expect. 

Pay them a visit.

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Citadel City

Citadel City

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Status: Township

Population: 43,000

Founded: 1650

Mayor: Patricia Willis

Citadel City is named, not surprising, for it's landmark feature.  Atop the the prominent hill due north of Conquerer's Bay, a military fortification was erected to protect the sprawling farmsteads.  This fort eventually became known as the "Sanctuary Citadel". 

 

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The Fort was abandoned in the 19th Century, only to be restored to active status after the act of sovereignty.  Today, the facility serves both as active post, museum, and as the premier academy for officers of the Coronet Armed Services.  A special relationship with nearby Upton College has led to increased military/civilian education opportunities, as well as a unified "Degree of National Service" which is achievable by any attendee of either institution.

Citadel City is a township approaching the much valued "Ward" status.  Townships who's populations exceed 50,000, and who have a balanced finacial record can become a "Ward"...a status permitting it access to major nation wide projects, such as the special commuter service lines, consideration for commercial opportunities like trade centers or convention spaces...and above all at present, a chance to be chosen as the location for the new massive Coronet International Airport, now in initial phases.

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Conquerer's Bay

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Status: Township

Population: 22,000

Founded: 1646

Mayor: Nathaniel Tyrol

 

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Feature Attraction: Re-creation of the Original Bay Settlement.

 

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Conquerer's Bay is the oldest modern civil center on the Cape.  At the end of "Main Street" (aka Conqueror's Way / HWY 1), was the original location of the first settlement, founded by Spanish Conquistadors in 1646.  Today, that area serves as one of Coronets busiest ferry launches.  With several island villages in this area of the Cape, this makes Conquerer's Bay a major gateway.

 

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The "Mainland" area is a second commerical district in the Bay.  Originally a separate village known as "Green Shores", when the act of sovereignty was passed and the land divided into it's townships, Green Shores was annexed by Conquerer's Bay.  This area, perhaps better then downtown CB, provides the neccessities for visitors, including access to highways, proximity to attractions, hotels, markets, the largest train station in the township, and a much easier ferry launch for excursions.

 
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I just wanted to set aside a page to general questions, comments or suggestions on the growth of "Coronet".

2 things I very much need to investigate for future projects:

1) modular airports

2) peripheral aesthetics - billboards, statues, towers...non-essential space fillers. (Just from the images I've already posted, I need to find some avenue roundabout monuments/parks.

Suggestions are always welcome.

I'll try to answer questions about BATs as best I can.  99% of my custom content was downloaded right here on simtropolis.

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Welcome Information

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The Citizen's of the Sovereign Nation of Coronet welcome visitors to the world renown "Land of Spectacular Lights".

Essential Stats for Coronet:

Population: 8.75 million (approx)

Area:  Approx 1500 square miles on the Cape of Coronet, North America.

Settled: 1646 AD

First Settlement: Conqueror's Bay

Capital: Sovereignty City

Government: 2 house parliament - Lower House (House of Elders) is a municipally elected body of mayors who investigate domestic issues and draft legislation to this end.  The Higher House (Hall of Electors) is a nation wide elected council of 12 persons, all of whom have served in the House of Elders.  The Electors establish international policy and trade law, as well as oversee the National Defense.  Head of State is the Grand Marshall, originally the office of law enforcement for the first 2 centuries of Coronet's history, today, the Grand Marshall is head of the national defense, the ceremonial head of the House of Electors, the chief host of all foreign dignitaries, and the face of national dignity.  The Office of Grand Marshall is a hereditary title, though confirmed by both houses.  It has passed through 3 families since the position was raised to prominence.  The current Grand Marshall is Hugo Plimpton-Yamato.

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Largest Ward: Solar City - 1.1 million residents

The cape and it's adjoining islands are subdivided into 108 municipal townships or Wards, depending on population density.

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The population of Coronet is a demographer's dream.  A melting pot of cultures from around the world.  Much of the oldest structures in Coronet are of European ancestry, while many of newest and grandest structures are due to the massive influx of oriental cultures to the cape.  Native "Capers" are rare.  When Conquistadors landed in the 1640s, most thought the land to be barren...a land best suited to grazing sheep.  They encountered what they thought were natives at the historic "Conquer's bay", only to discover they were nomadic fishermen from the far east.  Actual natives of the cape were located in small villages in the deepest inland bays, numbering only 30,000 at their highest count.  Today, native's have almost entirely intermingled with the immigrant population, though one ceremonial chair in the House of Elders is always presented to the head of the "Coronet Natives Guild".

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In the coming pages, we shall visit each of the 108 townships/Wards of Coronet, learn about each's attractions, citizens, establishments, and more.  Come learn about the amazing land of Liberty, Leisure, and Light!

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