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Drifters End Pictures, A Little History And My Babble


In the beginning...

About a hundred and fifty years ago, Captain Douglas Gallows purchased a small, desolate island upon which to build a home for himself and his young wife in celebration of the news they were to have their first child together. The cost of the land purchase and build was higher however than the Captain had anticipated, depleting his savings completely, and so he took on a dangerous commission to deliver and receive goods in the Southern seas. If all went as planned, the Captain would return to his wife two months before the birth of their child with enough money to keep them comfortable for years.

The time of the Captains expected return came and went, and the household feared the worst. But his wife Hope refused to accept he had been lost to the sea. Every day she stood in the highest window of the house her husband had built for her, looking out to sea, waiting for her husbands return.

In time Hope gave birth to a baby boy. He was sickly and weak, and the doctor told the distraught mother it was only a matter of time before she would loose the child too. With this news something snapped inside the Captains wife, who now accepted she was in fact his Widow. And one cold and foggy morning she took her husbands rowboat across the bay to an old watch tower, climbed to its top, and threw herself to a watery grave to be reunited with her beloved husband and await the arrival of their son.

And so the road leading to the Captains old house is now called Widows Watch, and the tower across the bay Hopes Fall. The son in fact did not join his parents right away, he survived to have a family of his own. Although the house was eventually sold, the Gallows family still resides in Drifters End to this day.

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In 1919, Lord Melville Dupont arrived with big plans for the sleepy fishing village of Drifters End. Still little more than a scattering of homes around the docks, the young Lord saw great potential as the nearby city of Trenton experienced an unusual growth spurt at the end of the war. Lord Dupont bought up all the available plots on the mainland and began to build his dream of a thriving port and retirement community.

By 1939 warehouses, a dock, apartment dwellings, a hospital and even a stadium had made Drifters End the place to be on the coast. Lord Dupont had married Millicent Bergsten, daughter of a well to do Importer of exotic goods. But just as the couple found out they were finally to have a baby after years of trying, War broke out once more and the Lord left to do his duty. He was never to return, being killed in action.

Without Lord Dupont as a driving force, the development of Drifters End slowed, then stopped all together. Lady Dupont gave birth to a baby girl, Meredith. Mother and daughter lived on in Dupont House as the community slowly began to decay around them. By the time of Lady Millicent Dupont's passing in 1988, the family's fortune was all but gone.

 

Pine Box Bridge leads to Gallows Island

A Chapel and Graveyard overlook the Farming District and Lakes

The old Warehouse District on the Mainland, alongside vital services, bars and the less family friendly businesses, has a Boardwalk and shared housing for hospital residents, police cadets and firehouse probies.

There are a few areas of Drifters End that take a little hunting around to find how to get to them, including a couple residential lots that are easiest to get too by swimming!

Most of the buildings on Blind Raven Island are brick and Victorian in style, but when famous Modernist Architect Philip Weston retired there and offered his services for free the town leaders jumped at the chance and had him design the new Library, Pool and Museum.

The real reason I built this world, I wanted a tree lined residential street like this and a windy road leading to a cliff lookout LOL