The Region of Rodentia
In 1895, a plague of rats and mice ravaged the Sim Nation countryside. Countless stores of grain were destroyed and although no deaths resulted (due to a massive emergency distribution of the nutritional drink Simsure), rodents quickly became public enemy #1. Some Sims, however, interpreted the plague as a sign of rodents’ innate dominion over simkind and sought to elevate the standing of rodents to, if not a god-like, then at least to a mythic status. Naturally, tempers flew and the amicus rodentia soon found themselves treated as objects of both ridicule and disgust. After an unfortunate and highly-publicized incident involving a mousetrap, three blocks of brie, and the Secretary of State, the “Simdents” (as they likened to call themselves) decided to depart Sim Nation for good in search of a new, more rodent-friendly world. These brave settlers charted unfamiliar lands, fought off feral housecats and packs of Ratting Terriers, and discovered several previously unknown species of rodents (family: Sciuridae). Finally, five years to the day after the great plague (The Incisor Awakening as it is called by Simdents) they reached a region with lazy, endless rivers, pristine mountains, and err…soft, rolling hills. There, they decided to stay and name their new nation Rodentia. First city: Marmot Hollow.
Rodentia’s Motto: “That one island looks like a hamster, mayor.”
Year 1900. Marmot Hollow is founded. The mountainside is believed to be carved from an ancient glacier, no longer present but whose vanished streams and waterfalls sculpted the land to what it is today.
Citizen Nibbly Murphy is unanimously voted in as mayor and quickly goes on an ambitious building spree. As it stands today, Marmot Hollow has a fledgling population of 156 Simdents but some 200ish marmots.
The Town of Marmot Hollow. Marmots abound.
Clockwise From Upper Left: a small residential area, the town center, the hamster wheel factory, and a farm.
Punxsutawney Phil Elementary School educates the youth of Marmot Hollow and is located a short walk from home.
The Hamster Wheel Factory is on the right. The cow farm was immediately established soon after Marmot Hollow was founded, due to a high demand for cheese that is used in both religious ceremonies and everyday consumption.
Residents of Marmot Hollow have cultivated their recreational spaces to be a habitat most conducive to marmot living spaces and for marmot-watching.
Credits: I use a lot of mods but the main ones featured here are from SimPeg (PPonds, SPAM, terrain detailing ploppables), NAM & SAM, SFBT trees, and Cycledog’s Trees. The terrain is Appalachian by Lowkee33 and the rock mod is SHK HD Rock Mod 1 (both are absolutely amazing).
Thanks for checking out my region, more updates in the near future!