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  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Landmarks
    1.   2.1  Government Estate
    2.   2.2  Oxley
    3.   2.3  Central Market
    4.   2.4  Tormentine Railyard
  3.   3.  Islands
    1.   3.1  Fraser Shipyard
  4.   4.  History
    1.   4.1  Claimed Land
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Region Northern Tides
Territory Frost Reaches
Major Waterways Northumberland Srait
Size 91.55 sq km / 35.35 sq mi


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1.  Description

A cool northerly community. The small town is tucked against the Northumberland Strait; as a result, the area has relatively mild summers and very cold winters. Quaint buildings, influenced by the French, English, and First Nations human residents, stands in poor condition. Wooden structures have suffered more damage than stone, though the reclamation of nature and extensive weathering is apparent everywhere. One of the more interesting human legends surrounding Bathurst is the ghost ship. Almost two centuries have perpetuated the legend -- and somehow, it seems to have carried over to the Luperci. Perhaps this owes to the ghost ship paraphernalia, ranging from the town's welcome sign to two independent trinket shops.

Average New Brunswick flora can be found outside Bathurst with no particular rarities. The only wider variety of flowers are spread within the tangle of overgrowth at the florist in Central Market and only blossom during a small window of early summer weeks of the year. Expectedly, the inner city Bathurst only has a few animals: small birds, squirrels, cats, coons, and the very occasional lost deer. Around the Government Estate where bare forestry is found live fox and a couple bears. There is a family of moose living near the Railyard. For the most part, Bathurst is a safer area for young wolves to adventure, unless they do not watch their step within buildings.

2.  Landmarks

2.1  Government Estate

The former quaint, unobtrusive location of New Brunswick's central government and home to its Lieutenant Governor, very unlike a central government building in a territorial capital as most countries had done. The building itself is extremely old but was very well kept in its day. It has deteriorated at an average pace and is as apt to choking dust and collapsing floors as any other building, but the government house bears plenty of very fine architecture, high ceilings, and wealthy furniture, all covered in a layer of dust and worn by weather and torn and frayed by rodents. Its floor-level rooms include a dining room and kitchen, a waiting/sitting room, a bar lounge, various offices and storage places, as well as a sizable library of government books, documents, scavenged, and Luperci-made material. The upper story once belonged to the governor's family, though, there are other rooms of various purposes to be found there as well. Some of governor’s wife’s jewelry could once be found up here, although all of these belongings have long-since been pilfered. St. John's River flows nearby.

2.2  Oxley

Upon the western outskirts of the densely packed central market, where the tightly packed buildings give way to rubble and untamed greenery is what remains of the small gated community known as Oxley. Smothered in overgrown ivy and shrouded from sight by trees that have thrived out here, lay a handful of French style buildings; beautiful and in an array of disrepair, these derelict buildings may not be the most inhabitable but hold promise with a bit of love being shown their way.

Winding between the houses that still stands is a maze of overgrown trails, surely to confuse even the most adapt at navigating their way around. Breaking only in the central space, where the remnants of what appears to have once been a grand fountain, this place simply whispers untold secrets and romance.

2.3  Central Market

The heart of Bathurst, the market is a term for its bigger intersections within the city. The buildings are fairly numerous and squished together tight. Cracked and broken streets, rotted doors and lost windows welcome any explorers. Most buildings bear typical, curved French roofing that makes for both amazing icicles and sudden falling snow drifts in the winter. The market is a fine place for exploring; most of its buildings have been subject to serious deterioration but a few hidden treasures can still be found inside. A former jewelry shop, tattoo parlor, barber, pawn shop, and florist—whose windows are bursting with a jungle of overgrowth from within—can each be safely entered and glanced. The Central Market is beautiful all seasons of the year: in the spring the songbirds return; in summmer, a variety of flowers grow within the jungle-like state of the former florist shop; in autumn, the colorful leaves twirl in the roads; in the winter, the curved rooftops are filled with hanging icicles.

2.4  Tormentine Railyard

A sprawling railyard once supported Bathurst, shipping bountiful catches from the Northumberland Strait, Atlantic Ocean, and elsewhere south to Saint John and points beyond. The railyard nearly exceeds the town in size, though there is a good mile between the outskirts of Bathurst and the beginning of the railyard -- in respect to the human residents' ears, one might guess. There is a family of moose living near the railyard that very commonly wander through.

3.  Islands

3.1  Fraser Shipyard

An island in the tidal mouth of Bathurst's river. In its prime, this shipyard was considered one of the most important commercial establishments in its area. The Fraser Shipyard once produced boats suiting the coinciding golden age, but the island was abandoned. Boats no longer float in the harbor, having long since sank or drifted away. However, within its main hangar built over an inlet is a medium-sized fishing boat once suspended over the shallow water but now crashed down and partially submerged in the sea. All that remains for claimable items are broken poles and rotting nets. The island itself is small, but as thick in foliage as anywhere else; a forest with a few nature walks of old lay twirling about the isle, overgrown but obvious in direction. The island can be reached by boat or by forging a way across a particularly shoddy bridge very deteriorated since its use for vehicles. There are a few old cottages, most likely once belonging to shipyard workers, but the sea air has deteriorated them badly and with the lack of prey on the island, they are not very habitable. As it is partially isolated, Fraser Shipyard has more greenery but far less fauna. Rabbit, deer and squirrel appear to be the only inhabitants. Thorny bushes and ragweed are particularly thick on the island, but if one is able to stomach the allergen and avoid the thorns, creeping thistle, blite goosefoot, and arctic butterbur can be found in small patches throughout the lush island.

4.  History

4.1  Claimed Land

  • New Caledonia currently claims the northernmost portion of Bathurst.
  • Sapient previously claimed Bathurst from October 2014 to July 2018.

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