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This is Cuva Cavelio. I always wanted to create this kind of city. Aitortilla's latin pack and Ole's unlimited version made it possible. A big Thanks to you both of course and all other modders too. More pics will be added soon.
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The City of Cuva Cavelio (origin of the name "Cuva" unknown) was founded about 1550 by Francisco Cavelio (1513 - 1568), a conquistador and later governor at the coast of today's Northern Union Republic (N.U.R.). It's located in the southern part of Pretego Bay coast in the South of N.U.R.
Francisco Cavelio, about 1544
Cuva Cavelio was a important emporium for seafarers and privateers for their voyages in the late 16th century. In the years between 1570 and 1600 the town grew and became a highly frequented place. At the peak of its glory the city was burned down by pirate Admiral Frank Destise in 1612 who captured the silver fleet.
Log of Destise: "After looting that overweening unprepared town i enjoyed the scene of burning houses and destroyed forts for two more days before continuing my trip to south. My crew is pleased and emptied 5 barrels of rum while singing hymns from home."
After destruction the reconstruction of Cuva Cavelio began, but lost importance. The transport routes changed and the citizens became impoverished. In 1641 illnesses and diseases almost killed the whole population.
The recovery in late 17th century and the new colonization brought back wealth to the city. It has been avoided from further lootings by protection of the spanish crown with its infamous coastguards, especially the city's location at the entrance of the bay was very valuable. Pirates and privateers were forced to take longer routes to enter the bay while merchants were able to go to Cuva Cavelio without danger.
After completion of Pretego Canal in 1852 the final rise of the city started and grew to its todays size, especially along the coast. Since independence 1873 the city belongs to the Northern Union Republic.
Northern Union Republic
The Sunset Town
Mayor: Carlos de la Hoya
The crime rate was the highest in the country, the Mafia clans of the Gastonelli and the Ancertino families ruled over the city for about 30 years. The city council of Cuva Cavelio was able to avoid criminality gradually and banished the mafiaclans. However some institutions of the past remained (brothels and casinos). The economical and social rise of the city began and today Cuva Cavelio is THE summer tourist destination par excellence. Thanks to some industrial regulations and drastic tax cuts also bigger companies chose the city to become their new headquarter.
Many houses are vacant during winter because of the specialization in summertourism. Workers of the tourism industry come from abroad or the structurally weaker areas to find jobs over the summer in hotels, casinos or gastronomy. The population of the city in January is about slightly more than one-third less than in August.
Special Pics edited by Ole and kipate (recommended)
Thank you very much, guys!
I've made some new overview pictures and replaced the other with this new, dense hill. Just go to the spoilers.
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Pics Part 2:
*1 (C) wikipedia, Pedro de Alvarado
*2 (C) mutualart.com, picture of Antwerp