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The story of a city, a journey from it's foundation, to the present day.

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Chapter 3

The Story of Englewood

Chapter 3

On the night of April 4th 1784, the plan to construct a lighthouse in Englewood was approved. Due to the large number of shipwrecks in the foggy Chester Bay, a lighthouse was considered necessary in order to prevent any future wrecks. Other important meetings were happening around the same time as well about the future of Englewood and the English colony of Aurylia.

Meetings about the flag, anthem and other patriotic things were being discussed.


On May the 11th 1787, construction of the Pierres Noirs (Black Rocks) lighthouse was complete.


This is a photo of the Enlgewood region in 1787. As you can see, agriculture was a very large part of the workforce.


That's all for today, stay tuned for more!


Chapter 2

The Story of Englewood

Chapter 2

1793, Englewood is now an incorporated town. In just 10 years, it's population grew from about 150 to about 1,000.

In the center of Main Street, we see the Englewood catholic church which was built in 1788 and still remained the tallest building in town until the early 1800s. Around it we find small shops, markets, housing and more.


The town hall is located at the north end of Main St. looking over the entire town. It was built in 1786 and was designed by an Joseph Wallingburn, an English architect.

In April of 1794, there was an important meeting on the proposal to construct a lighthouse at the westernmost tip of Englewood. Due to often foggy weather, ships can sometimes have trouble navigating the water around Englewood.

A plan to construct a road from Englewwod to Rockport was also proposed that same year. Rockport was was a town a of about 1500 people, 170km south east from Englewood.


People gotta eat right? Farming was a big part of the economy in the late 1700s as it employed a large part of the population.


We can see in this image, farmers herding cattle. (Excuse the coffee stain, after the images of Englewood were found, little precaution was taken in order to preserve them.)


A typical Englewood country farm house.


That's all for now, we currently stand in the year 1785 in the story.

Stay tuned for more! Thank you for viewing!


Chapter 1

The Story of Englewood

Chapter 1

Today is a very special day for the modern Aurylian people. Deep inside an underground safe within the National Museum of Aurylian History in the capital city of Portsmouth, lies some very interesting documents.


Unknown by the CIA, for hundreds of years, the Aurylian government has been aware that alien life exists. Proof?


High resolution satellite images of the foundation of Englewood in 1787 have been kept away from the public since their discovery in 1801. Hundreds of images and documents written in plain English of the founding people, working, constructing, unknowingly living their lives while being spied upon by... something. The history of Aurylia is very clear thanks to a downed alien space craft inside Aurylian territory carrying these printed documents. (Apparently they had not discovered digital storage yet.)

On this day, those images will be shared with the world... While the story those images will tell, will be narrated from the first to the last.

Now without further adieu, let's get started.

We start in 1779, the English have recently lost the 13 colonies. Desperate to regain it's strength, the English look for new grounds to colonize. We see here the Shelby (top) and the Hazel (bottom) sailing in the ocean heading east.

So why are these images all old-looking you ask? Especially if taken by an advanced alien satellite? Well stick a piece of paper in a wooden box and leave it there for 250 years and there's you answer! hehe :D Anyways.


They stumble upon a very appealing chunk of land in the middle of the Atlantic.


The crews of both ships dock on the beach and begin exploring the land.


Both crews did not stay long, only a few weeks as winter was approaching. They return to the motherland to spread the news and wouldn't return until 1781, 2 years later.

Upon hearing the news, the ruler of England approves the plan to colonize the land... That land was voted to be called Aurylia!

England created a plan to continue to explore Aurylia and incorporate more cities wherever may be suitable. It was decided that the first Aurylian establishment be called Englewood. That's where the name was born.


After arriving to Englewood, Aurylia for the second time, construction immediately began. Small shacks were built to house families and workers.


A port was needed in order to import more supplies as the population of Englewood grew. More families were constantly being shipped in. People wanting to start new lives, people who were rebellious to the American colonies. Population doubled from about 150 settlers to about 300 in 1 year.


Workers hustled day and night to finish the port before winter struck in 1783.


Sadly, many died in the process due to work injuries.


That's all for today! But the story continues!

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