Origin

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Origin
City
View of the city from west.
View of the city from west.
Flag of Origin
Flag
Official seal of Origin
Seal
Official logo of Origin
Touristic brand logo
Motto(s): 
Totum incipit hic
(Everything starts here)
Location of Origin
Coordinates: 🌍 -33,12,0 (map)
FoundedApril 2017
Founded by👑 gabriel
Government
 • Mayor⚖️ Felfa (Die PARTEI)

Origin is a coastal city built around the world origin of coordinates, managed by ⚖️ Felfa. It's also the initial spawn point for every new player. It's eminently a residential and commercial city.

Toponymy

The name of the city echoes the term used to refer the point in a Cartesian tridimensional space where every axis are meeting. That's because the city it's located both on meridian and parallel 0 axis.

For the same reason, the main square of the city is named as Cartesian Square.

History

The spawn point of the former server. Here we can appreciate the Colosseum (one of them) that is currently present at the city center since the beginning.

In April 2017, 👑 gabriel inaugurated the LinuxWorks Next Generation server featuring the ethereal mapgen as a novelty. Some buildings from the former LinuxWorks Server like the Trump Tower, Shanielle Park, ScottishLion's City and the Colosseum were migrated to the current server. The last one, located at the point of origin of the new map, is probably considered one of the earliest buildings of the city.

Between April and May, the Origin Subway Station was built and the Spawn Subway Line 2 started to operate here to bring an ease of access to the Spawn city, by then the most crowded place with the greatest infrastructures of the server. The station was acquiring more departures as the Spawn Subway network was starting to grow quickly.

Jungle Wood Hotel built by katr. One of her most enduring buildings in the city.

Origin was an insignificant place in its early days and the greater area was left unprotected, being only the major buildings (eg. the Free Rental Houses), railways and some user areas the only protected areas in the city. Due to that, griefing was very frequent in this area. One of the early builders of the city, katr, helped to improve the city building some houses and mini stores around the city center, but most of them were poor quality cobbleboxes used for private storage only. Other players like ⚖️ Felfa also were contributing sporadically to the expansion of the city starting with Mercadona and with some leisure areas like the A-maze-ing Maze.

At late August 2017, 👑 gabriel started to work for the first urban plan of the city and then several new places emerged on the city, like the Admin Shop, the Panorama Tower, the Ice Rink and Arcade. Also, with ⚖️ Felfa's help, the Origin Ring Lines were built and inaugurated in order to give greater mobility to the city.

Since then, the city began to grow little by little, highlighting the arrival of the Marcuse Street Subway Station in October 2017, the opening of new services and infrastructures and the emergence of new neighborhoods.

(to be expanded, needs to be verified)

Territorial organization and urbanism

Neighborhoods and Districts

The political and administrative organization of Origin divides oficially the city into 4 districts:

  • Central/Inner Origin
  • Agbar (part of Origin Island metropolitan area)
  • Northern Origin-Urbarroja
  • East Origin

It also has some scattered rural districts under development at the southern part.

Places of interest and recreation areas

Admin Shop LinuxWorks Explanada Origin Court.png
Colosseum.png Origin jail.png

A store settled in the Cartesian Square. It serves some useful tools for newcomers, but it also serves some uncommon and uncrafteable items, such as special train tracks, billboards, apartment panels, etc.

A 70m promenade made out of 1400 tesserae built at early January 2018, during the first Northern Origin district reforms, next to the Origin Sands.

It features the Pacmine Arena, located at the Arcade Road. Consists of two mazes ocuppying around 900 m² (Pacmine Mini), and another larger maze (Pacmine Classic) of about 1200 m². It's also the loudest place on the server.

Rental terraced houses sited at the eastern part of Origin Island.

Where the judicial processes of the server used to take place. Currently, the court has no use and it's left as a historical building. It also has a park behind the building, occupying until the end of September 17th Street.

Area originally focused as a PVP arena, inherited from the old server. It was left as a decorative monument once the pvp was vetoed in the server.

First area where all the players were imprisoned. It is currently open only for visits, since a new jail with higher security was open at Origin Island.

Natural and symmetrical square built at East Origin, next to the Idiot Cementery of the old prison. Its name is due to the fact that for some reason, before this park was built, this place was always crowded by black sheeps, all of them escaped from Ovis Decipula.

Place where different classes of unknown items from old mods are exposed and described. It also exposes some oddities or other items that are currently not obtainable at all.

Geography

Topographic evolution of the city (since August 2017).

The city is located on the shores of the Torvalds Canal. Originally it was found in a green grass plain surrounded by a jungle from north-west, a wood of mushroom-shaped trees from south and a bamboo grove from east.

As buildings and urbanizations have grown on this city, the weather has dried up and consequently, the dimensions of the jungle biome have been decreasing in favor of the grow of the bamboo and grove biome. The terrain is mostly flat, and currently the urban facade and the green grass predominates. It lacks of any ravines or mountains. A natural beach, Origin Sands, also stands out at the northern part of the municipality.

Economy

The economy of this city is driven mostly by tourism, commerce and industry. It features several rental and purchasable houses along the northern and western area of the city, some of them supplying electric power for the inhabitants.

Origin also offers several commercial services, such as stores and restaurants. The first and the most prominent store of the city is Mercadona, found at the central part of the city. This area also had a Lottery Administration, until its dismantlement in October 2018 due to suspicion of financial fraud. A new Random Item Lottery was opened in 3 december 2019. Also, the local transport of this city is paid with a small fee.

Transport

Map of Central Origin showing ring lines and spawn subway
Marcuse Street Station

Origin is served by a number of Spawn Subway lines, including lines 1, 2, 2a, 4, 5 and 8. Apart from that, there are two elevated ring lines (O1 and O2). Since June 2019, a tram network is being constructed, but this is not yet in operation.

Origin has two long-distance railway stations. Marcuse Street Station on the Spawn-Origin Mainline operates train services to Spawn, South Forest, Riverside and Kulbacki Land, while Origin Berton Street Station operates the ATL Zinc Line and the Crystal Farms Express.

Festivals

The only and most important festival in this region is the Burning Pine Day and it takes place during February 24 every year.