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Update Fourteen | OSITM Talia Part One

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Hello everyone, sorry I didn't get this out earlier this week, I wanted to polish some things in the rural areas but my game has been difficult, but I think I've got it working right again. Today we revisit Talia, a city in the hilly interior of Insulo. Nestled in a valley along the Rio Vino on the western end of the Terrefuego mountain range on the border of the provinces of Terrefuego and Vinola.

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Without further ado, let's get into the pictures. I only have three new pictures today, but this is the first part of this update. The next portion will be posted sometime later this week.

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Most of you probably recognize this picture, as this is the one from my teaser on New Years Eve. This image shows the Plaza de la República, the main square in the city. On the left you can see the Talia Cathedral, which is the only building that directly bordered the original square on this place. This square was the site of a horrific massacre of 306 protesters in 1984 by the ruling group at the time, the Insulonian Nationalist Party, a fascist faction that ruled in a totalitarian manner from 1910 until their overthrow in 1985. The new mayor of Talia in 1984, Don Capel, opposed the nationalists, and allowed a rally to be organized in his city demanding reforms. Troops surrounded the square and arrested Don Capel, and when a protester reportedly threw a rock in the direction of a line of soldiers they opened fire. The event turned most of Insulo against the regime and ultimately resulted in its downfall. The fountain is part of the memorial for the victims of the massacre that extends further to the right out of view. We will see that in the next part of this update.

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Now, to mix it up, we venture far outside the city to Lago Espejo National Park, a relatively small park surrounding it's namesake lake, which is home to rare alpine marshs. Here we see a cabin that can be leased in the park.

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Here we see a house under construction on a high plain in the mountains outside Talia. This area is prime for cattle ranching and many people who wish to escape the bustle of the city to build their dream homes and live a simpler life on a ranch. This homeowner has chosen to camp in his caravan while his house is being built.

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Lastly we see a stadium built for Insulo's most controversial pastime, bullfighting. The stadium is busy place most weekends, with many events other than bullfighting being staged in it as well.

Hope you enjoyed this short update,

- Jon -



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