Years ago, the tiny town of Maple’s Landing was an amazing sight. Bustling with activity, it seemed as though the land had received the Harvest Queen’s blessed touch; and it had.
Blissful life took a turn for the worse over a decade ago, when a great Calamity touched the land. Horrified by the events, the people rebuffed their Queen. Saddened by her people's snubbing, she put herself into a deep sleep and the land withered. Now, the town is tasked with saving their homeland before it's too late.
Join the townspeople in their arduous task and enjoy life in the meantime, form bonds, find love and live!
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• FESTIVALS & EVENTS •
WIN. 6 [8/11] | Starry Night Festival
Pack some holiday snacks or some red wine and spend some time beneath the stars! It's the perfect chance to get closer to your family (or your special sweetheart) on this beautiful, clear night.
WIN. 11 [8/21] | Festival of Lights
Bundle up nice and cozy and head out to Phinae's Tree for an evening of fun and mystery! Join the friends and family for a cup of cocoa, pick up a fortune, and participate in the candle lighting ceremony as we look forward to a year full of good luck for everyone.
Skin: toadstools, with input from all of staff! Graphics: DayDreamer, Mona, & Half Alive Ice
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Maple's Landing A small cluster of commercial and residential buildings in the heart of the country. It seems that the builders were in a hurried state at the time, as most of the buildings are interestingly stacked on top of one another, sometimes even appearing charmingly lopsided.
To the western side of the town is the Inn, and a few blocks from that the marketplace, bordered by a series of small homes and townhouses. All of the town is built surrounding the Poplar River, a once proud-flowing river that provided clean water and fish to the residents. Lately it appears that the river has been dammed, and the buildings and residents are suffering for it. Subforums: Town Hall,
The Landing Public Library,
Maple's Landing Police Station,
Maple Landing Public School,
Maple Station Forum Led by: Moderator
Rowan Fields A large expanse of farming land that borders the north and east portions of Maple's main town. It is a mostly flat farmland, but drops off into a cliff the further southeast it travels. In the summertime, bushes are bustling with berries, and children frolic in the tall grasses. In the winter, old duck ponds freeze over and provide excellent spots for ice skating. Forum Led by: Moderator
Phinae's Tree The massive tree sits within green foothills scattered with flowers as bright as the tree itself, making it a good place to sit and relax! No matter the season, the Tree sports full branches of bright green leaves, and plump, ripe fruit. A large circle of healthy grass encircles the Tree, with wildflowers growing between the roots.This is also the home of the Harvest Queen, Phinae and the Harvest Sprite, Cayenne. Phinae may still slumber inside, but her power grows ever slowly, waiting to be unleashed in full strength. Forum Led by: Moderator
Castor Forest Located North of Maple's Landing is Castor Forest. It grew wild and hostile during the Queen’s absence, but thankfully with the effort of the villagers, the forest has returned to its original state. Deep within the forest is where the fabled Child’s Tree lie, home to the Harvest Sprites Rocoto and Serrano. The forest offers a bounty of wild plants, like herbs and mushrooms, making it an excellent place to forage. Other rumors entertain the thought of a Witch living in the deepest, darkest parts of the forest, but those rumors have yet to be proven true… Subforums: Cypress Church Forum Led by: Moderator
Catalpa Mountain The Catalpa Mountain range is one of the most unique areas to Maple's Landing. Located west of the village, it was once an extremely active volcano, that has since died and fallen dormant.
However, past eruptions have caused the entire mountain's face to become columned in basalt: solid, stepping-stone like structures of solid, cooled rock. People sometimes climb the pathways up to the mountain’s summit. The air is always cool and fresh here. Subforums: Hemlock Hollow Forum Led by: Moderator
Kapok Coast The expansive Kapok Coast stretches nearly the entire length of Maple’s Landing. Closer to the town is a more hospitable area of the beach—sand, waves, and sun; but as you walk further along the coast, you’ll begin to notice that the landscape is freckled with craggy rocks jagging into the ocean. The tide seems to always be low, and there is a constant fog that seems to loom over the coast the further away you get from the town, but it seems to constantly be creeping closer. The waves are too dangerous for anyone to swim out too far. Maybe it has something to do with the increasing frequency of storms lately… Forum Led by: Moderator
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