About the Island Jul 26, 2010 19:33:01 GMT -5
Post by Kurosaki on Jul 26, 2010 19:33:01 GMT -5
Created by Flame Edited by Flame
Name of Island:Eldoran Island
Size of Island:Smallish Island, probably on par with original Jaya. It is shaped like a crescent with the two points of the crescent almost coming together. Thus creating a small harbor inside the island. It was created by a now inactive volcano that dominates the center of the island.
Log Pose Time:3 Days
Climatic Type:Spring Island
Climate:Eldoran Island has a semi-tropical climate. If not for the cool tropical winds which constantly cross the island the island would be extremely humid and hot. Instead the winds keep it vaguely cool upon the island. And when its not raining (which is fairly often) the weather is actually quite pleasant tending to be fairly sunny.
Island Appearance:There are two main views that are possible as you approach the island. Either view contains rising above the otherwise flat island the now inactive volcano that once was the progenitor of the whole island. It stands large and fairly green as it is covered in bamboo now that the bamboo is free to grow without being burned down by lava.
The two main views are split into, the normal one, which is almost always the one you'll see. Which consists of a coastline of beach that has a spattering of palm, coconut, and banana trees. Further back will likely be wooden buildings generally of one of the three lesser towns that are upon Eldoran. If you are between them you will probably find yourself staring at a bamboo forest.
The second view and generally rarer view is a view of the fairly narrow entrance to the inner harbor of the island's crescent. Within the harbor one is likely to find a few large marine vessels docked at the Hibai Marine Port. They are generally here to drop off new recruits or here to restock.
Flora and Fauna:Fauna: There is practically no unique fauna upon Eldoran Island. The most diverse group of fauna (apart from fish) are the birds and those are generally migratory from other parts of the seas not unique to Eldoran. Any animal life upon this island other than those two is likely to be some sort of household pet.
Flora: The flora of Eldoran consists mainly of a multitude of different types of bamboo which grow across the unincorporated parts of the island including on the slopes of the volcano. A special type of bamboo found specifically on the slopes of the volcano contains a dangerous neurotoxin which if ingested is strong enough to knock out a grown man for a week. It should be easy to avoid because it is from a specific type of bamboo which has an obvious tell tale sign of being purple.
Apart from that palm, banana, and coconut trees are common across the island. Other than that some subset of lush greenery including ferns, and large flowers can be found across the island none of them particularly dangerous.
Inhabitants:There are two major groups of humans that inhabit Eldoran Island.
The first group are the original residents of the island. They originally made a simple living surviving by growing eating fruits and fishes, and building bamboo structures as bamboo was the most common and most usable material around. With the coming of the second group their lifestyle has become even more relaxed. While they still fish and collect fruit, with the import of new materials from other islands they have made the majority of their wealth from feeding off the many people who pass through the island. Restaurants, bars, general stores, and inns are now the most common things to find being run by the original residents.
The newcomers per se are the marines. Stationed at the Hibai Marine Port, the marines on the island are generally recruits. The Hibai Marine Port apart from being a refueling station for passing marine vessels also acts as a major training camp for marine recruits destined for Grand Line stations. Apart from the marine recruits there is a small backbone of highly trained marines and marine trainers that act as a fast action task force for nearby action when necessary.
Prominent Organizations, Groups and Establishments:Hibai Port Marines
The Hibai Port Marines are made up of a small highly skilled backbone of marines, and trainers surrounded by recruits still in training. Led by Commodore Bailey Core, a good humored and popular commander who maintains good relations with residents of the island. The Hibai Port Marine recruits rotate duties between running the base and training. It is an efficient program that is well known for creating well trained and well rounded crew members for the crews of Grand Line based marine crews.
Marine Police Patrol Squad
A smaller more radical sect of the marine recruits existing on the island. These marines generally act a little beyond the scope of their duties. Led by Captain Xin Gi, a ruthless man, they are supposed to keep the peace among the islanders but are often found overstepping their bounds and invading properties based solely on rumors that there might be pirates there. In general they tend to give Commodore Bailey Core a headache and strain the relations between the marines and the residents.
Eldoran Underground Fight Club
Set in Ran Town, the underground fight club is a combination of fighting tournament and betting center running unlawful free for all tournaments once a week. For many fighters it is a good way to make money as the prize almost always exceeds fifty thousand beri. But the real way to make money is by betting, final matches have had people walking away with hundreds of thousands of beri. The tournament is a no-rules one-on-one single elimination tournament with regulars and people with bounties seeded higher than no-name fighters. This can be quite the deadly tournament. It is currently run by a former champion Krit Dagur.
Apart from the commonly seen marine outfits, there is no real style on this island. If there is a common type of clothing to find here, it is light button up shirts and similar thin pants. It is generally a reaction to the humidity and warmth of the island. But otherwise there is nothing really to see.
The main authority on this island are the marines of the Hibai Marine Port. They have been given authority to do many things on the island so long as they don't disturb the usual living conditions of the residents. As such the marines act as a police force for the island keeping the peace so to speak. There is a little tension between the two groups but the commander of the marines does his best to keep that tension to a minimum.
There is no real industry upon this island unless you consider tourism to be it. And while it is certainly not an unproductive industry for Eldoran it certainly does not move money around quite as well as the Underground Fight Club. It really has no special product or specialty to be found and bought here.
There are no fancy dishes that are commonly eaten upon Eldoran Island. If anything coconut drink stands are petty common as they are just places where people will open a coconut for you so you may drink from it. The other popular sort of street food are fish filled bamboo, where the bamboo has been basically emptied in the middle and filled with a concoction of fish meat and spices. It tastes very interesting that is for sure.
NPCS:Commodore Bailey Core
Commodore Core is an older member of the marines. He is a very charismatic man who uses his skills very wisely. Core has a good sense of humor and is likable and is a main reason why the relations between the marines and the civilians is so good. As the commanding officer at Hibai Marine Ports he oversees the general management of the port base. He is also chief training officer though normally he delegates such duties that he would have to his staff.
While he is more elderly he is not to be underestimated, Commodore Core earned his rank through many a campaign against the pirates of his time. He has very much earned his position and though his strength has been waning as of late he is more than a match for any new-bloods coming up the line.
Captain Xin Gi
A top-ranking marine stationed at the base, Captain Xin Gi is one of the most strict trainers within the staff of Hibai Marine Port. He is known to constantly clash with Commodore Core due to a difference in views on enforcement of justice. Unlike Commodore Core he is quite young, a little young for his rank. To many he is viewed as a shoo-in for the Commodore's position upon the man's retirement. To others he is a slightly tyrannical man. The leader of the Marine Police Patrol Squad, Xin Gi is a proponent of absolute justice and will stop at nothing to see it done. Some speculate he may be stronger than Commodore Core, but his rashness can sometimes get him into more trouble than good.
The now portly middle-aged man who runs Dagur's Pub for Alements, Krit Dagur's portly shape hides the skills and scars of the man who was once multiple-time champion of the Eldoran Underground Fight Club. Now apart from running his pub he also runs the underground fight club. He is stern and stubborn man when not drunk, when he is he is hilariously different being very open and boisterous. He keeps a large hammer up on the wall of his pub, it is his most prized possession as it is the weapon that won him multiple championships.
A young well built civilian around town. He is a normal competitor in the Underground Fight Club. With nothing but his fists he enters every time but has never gotten past the second round of the tournament. He is a likable fellow who is trying to win the tournament to woo a girl. How pitiable ...
Town(s)/Village(s)/City or Cities:Hibai Marine Port
The Hibai Marine Port is set on the inner shore of the crescent of Eldoran Island. The Marine Port consists of dozens of buildings set in a semi-circle around the inner harbor. The main building is sent on the slope of the volcano, around it are many of the other main administration buildings. On the outside ring are most of the residential buildings which are just long halls of beds for the recruits. At the far end of the base there are large sheds full of supplies. Areas within and around the base tend to be large open fields for use as training grounds. Along the edge of the shore are multiple docks enough to house at least six marine warships at a time. The total population of the base is nearly 1,500 marines.
Set on the western side of the island, El Town is generally the first town sighted by people coming down the Grand Line. As such it has a lot of traveler friendly businesses. Lots of general stores and specialty shops for all sorts of knick knacks that are useful for travelling. There is even supposedly a shop that specializes in log poses. Though many of them are apparently fake. El Town has something around 400 residents.
Set on the eastern side of the island, Do Town is similar to El Town except for it specializes in inns and pubs. The population of this town is barely one hundred residents, but it sees a lot of travelers passing through which can make the population swell by a few hundred. Its a pretty shoddy town overall mostly wooden buildings set along the shore. It has a few makeshift docks whose owners charge the fair penny for their use. Do Town is generally the departure point from the island for non-marines.
The largest of the civilian towns on Eldoran Island it is also the most rambunctious. Set on the opposite side of the volcano from the Hibai Marine Port Ran Town has a population of nearly eight hundred. Being the major mass of residents of the island it is the most residential and the most normal in terms of what can be found here. This is also home to the Underground Fight Club. Set in the basement of one of the largest buildings it is actually across the street from Dagur's Pub of Alements. On the outside of town there is a large mansion that is owned by Harold. Not many of the residents actually know that Harold lives there but he does.
The Marine Patrol Squad is onto the Underground Fight Club. You have been recruited to pull them off the scent. Will you draw off the marine police and risk capture or will you turn them in. The reward is greater with the Fight Club.
Harold has asked you to rig the tournament so that he can win. Will you train him to be a better fighter, will you knock out all his competition, there are many choices but just get him to the finish line. He will be more than willing to share the prize money.
Island History:-In many ways Eldoran Island truly began as an island as an atoll with a volcano upon it. Over the hundreds of years and multiple eruptions of the then active volcano the island has slowly grown in size while going through many changes in flora and fauna. Given the originally small size of the island it was never the fauna that was truly able to survive. Every eruption life seemed to die out, the only thing that survived were the hardiest of the flora ad they rested in the ground before sprouting.
-In more recent times the island's volcano finally went dormant and the remaining flora began to flourish across the island. Bamboo and tropical fruit trees began to pop up all over the island bringing flocks of birds to the area. It was then that the first human settlers came, following birds and log poses they came to the island full of food both on land and in the waters and began to settle down. At first in small fishing villages upon the shores of the island those villages slowly grew merging into the three towns we see today. All of them reverential of the volcano and staying away from what they deemed 'its land' or the inner harbor of the island.
-The first major groups to come through the island were all pirate crews, and while many kept going some stayed, and over time broke apart and simply became part of the population. The great majority of those who stayed ended up in what is now Ran Town helping lead it to its more rambunctious crowd of citizens.
-After one especially dangerous group of pirates came and started a violent take-over of the island the marines began to take interest in the island. It was a quick scourging of the pirate overlords as three marine battleships ran through and purged the island of them. And while those pirates who had already settled down years prior were untouched the island was claimed by the World Government.
-A few years later the Hibai Marine Port began construction on the island in the only real open area of the island. As the port expanded it began to become a major hub for resupply in the early part of the Grand Line for marines. But even with the Marine presence, pirate incursions still remained and at that point the Marine Police Patrol Squad was first formed under a different leader.
-Though the pirate incursions continued, at a general level Hibai Marine Port brought a certain level of peace to the area that had not previously existed. The coming of the marines also brought a level of tourism and thus income to the island allowing a general increase in quality of facilities from bamboo to wood. The most recent problem has become an increasing number of people coming to live on Eldoran Island has caused the towns to start to expand. And given the small size of the island space is quickly running out on the small island.