Ostrow

Ostrow
Location 4970 X, 4870 Z
Map
Local Languages German
English
Dutch
Demonyn Ostrower
Government Dictatorship
Leader P_P_A
Establishment ?
Population 1
ASC/S OST

The Ostrow islands in the East of the map were settled by merchants of the Walschor East Alpha Company under the leadership of P_P_A, then under the sovereignty of the disbanded Cærulean Federation. The city of Ostrow is a small port town composed mostly of Brick Gothic and Dutch Renaissance buildings.

Etymology
                                                           

Not to be confused with Russian “Остров”, Ostrow derives its name from the Germanic root of the word “east”, which developed into “Ost” in German, and “austr” in Old Norse, among others. The ending “-ow” is of Slavic origin and often found in placenames in real-life Pomerania, on which much of Ostrow's architecture is based.

History
                                                           

Founding

Ostrow was established as an outpost of the Cærulean Federation in the east. It was to serve as a base of operations in the eastern sea, and as a trade post from which to establish contact with the people of Aestland.

With the dissolution of both nations, it had lost its purpose, but P_P_A had taken a liking to it and continued to develop the island.

Geography
                                                           

A bird's eye's view of Ostrow.

Ostrow is comprised of three islands, of which only the biggest one is currently inhabited.

Economy
                                         
A trading outpost deprived of anyone to trade with, and situated on a small island without any natural resources, Ostrow is a poor settlement which has yet to find a niche of its own.


Demographics
                                                                                          

P_P_A.

Culture
                                                                                          

Architecture

A map of the islands.

The island's architecture is based on the styles found on the southern shores of the Baltic Sea, with a focus on Pomerania. Many of the buildings are more or less loosely based on real-life ones found in Stralsund, Stettin, and Riga.

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