The head of the construction team building the road to nowhere picked up his phone and smiled.
The project was back on.
And.....the government was doubling the amount of workers on the project.
It was released in the papers the next day that coal had been found in the valley.
With dirt cheap prices and the promise of coal 700 people sold there homes and floated down the river in there small boats
in search of a better life in the valley.
The initial phase of construction for the road, clearing a path, moved far faster then anyone could have ever dreamed when the
thick forest abruptly ended and all that lay in front of them was open land.
It had been a good day.
Fast forward several months.
The northern most part of the road connecting the Belfast Valley to the rest of the world has been completed.
There is still a visible mark left by humans where they had set up camp several months ago. But other than that the drive into the valley is surrounded only by nature.
Unfortunately the project is still not completed. The southern half of the road is still only mud tracks that snake through some of the most beautiful fields the world has ever seen.
These fields won't last for long. As soon as truck traffic picks up along this road, pollutants will undoubtedly kill off large amounts of
The government does not care however. There main interest is simply recovering the money lost in the economic depression that
has fallen upon their country.
They see the coal and redwoods as the way to do this.
They see this plant as the hope for their unstable world.
While the government capitalizes on the valley's resources the new residents continue to expand they're new world.
The small amount of farmland doubles in size. Most residents now have leftover food they can sell and make a small profit off of.
Of course in order to do this they need to have shops in which to sell they're goods. A small section of town becomes the
only market place in the valley.
Being the only place to shop for food and goods in the valley many of the 700 people that moved into Belfast flock to this island.
They set up they're own little community on the coast where they have breath taking views of the lake.
The Valley is still slowly growing...Even with the coal industry gaining its footing in Belfast.
The Government knows that if they have any chance of pulling they're country out of debt they need the resources found only in the
There has to be some way to motivate people to move there.....
The congressmen pondered over this for days before inspiration struck. It came to one man as he filled a glass with water.
As he began to drink he tasted something foul and spit the water out. He looked at the glass and realized it was unwashed,
contaminating the water he was drinking.......that was when inspiration struck...it was an idea that disturbed him, as well as
the other members of congress....but they decided that they needed money more then anything else in this situation....the next
shipment of coal from the valley would not be sold.....it would be used to motivate the residents of a small town nearby to move.