Talk:Civilized Highway Society

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Very impressive so far. I can't formally commit any of my characters to this group, but I will attempt to assist in maintaining any roads that I happen across. --Lint 21:02, 16 April 2006 (BST)

Any effort to build roads will increase trade and prosperity. My company definately encourages this. --Lord Shade 21:38, 16 April 2006 (BST)

I'm exited to find a clan that shares the same goals as me, i'm already 5 days into the Durham York road, and i've cleared about 40ish paces, with the road being 2 paces wide, to minimise the effect of plant growth. I would much like to join your Society. --Sling484 11:57, 17 April 2006 (GMT)

  • Please, feel free to add your name to the list of members at the bottom of the main page. My character is way over on the other side of the island right now, as I was making my way to Derby when I happened on this idea. I think I'll make my way back to York and assist you. A 2-pace wide road... excellent idea!! --VTBassMatt 13:56, 17 April 2006 (BST)

Speaking of roads, I have found an interesting path up the side of a mountain. It starts at [-70.364,+26.432] and I don't know where it ends. I hope to sometime, but I say this, I think this route should be of some interest to the Civilized Highway Society. I have even found a cave with a tunnel network that starts at [-70.368,+26.442]. It has the potential to cut through the mountain. Sadly, I am on a trade mission and cannot explore the mountain fully. Can someone of explorer's ilk go take a look? And while i'm at it... can it be called the Jack Spalding Trail? --Lord Shade 19:58, 17 April 2006 (MST)

  • I've found another tunnel. It's extremely short. I don't have GPS on this character, but I think its coordinates are roughly [-70.331,+26.430].
  • This tunnel would be of great interest to the Society... I had heard rumors of it before, but you are the first to present its precise coordinates. I, too, am unable to do anything about it for the moment, but hopefully someone will follow up.
  • Still not at the end of the road. Had to hack through a few bushes, but it looks like the path was cleared enough to walk through before, so I think the natives have used it before. It is a bit twisty turny, so I don't think it is the most efficient route. However, I have not seen an animal, much less a hostile one, since I went on the mountain trail, and no natives have attacked me up there. Though this may change, it looks like this route is more secure. Who knows, maybe some day i'll contribute to your society by clearing it out... or at least mapping it. Problem is, I need exploration and cartography and it is not priority right now. --Lord Shade 22:48, 18 April 2006 (MST)
  • Exciting news! I found another entrance to the mountain path! It's at [-70.382,+26.479], where the road takes on a westerly direction. And the best part of it is... that's not the end of it! There is still more. However, I must urgently get back to my trade mission, so I will head north into the jungle. But these last few days had such exciting discoveries. I am glad to be a part of it. --Lord Shade 08:35 , 19 April 2006 (MST)
  • The mountain path seems to go almost all around, from the north entrance all the way west, then south and east to the exit west of the waterfall, don't venture into the caverns if you don't have a paper to write your movements, I had a native lost in there for two whole days. LOL --El Pirata Cofresi 16:07, 19 April 2006 (BST)

I'm working on the Derby Direct, would it not be easier to that connect that to Wiksik? instead of the current Wiksik-Derby? Easier to maintain also. --El Pirata Cofresi 19:35, 18 April 2006 (BST)

  • Anyone? --El Pirata Cofresi 16:07, 19 April 2006 (BST)
    • Yes, that's probably easier... the only reason I've included the W-D path is that it already exists! I'll add a spur from Derby Direct up to Wiksik as a secondary path. Thanks!!
      • Good, already working on it. With a native character to boot. --El Pirata Cofresi 21:24, 19 April 2006 (BST)
        • Derby Direct from Derby to the Wiksik spur is done, the rest been worked on. --El Pirata Cofresi 02:39, 4 May 2006 (BST)

Mountain Loop South

If any of you are in the Dalpok area and have a GPS, could you venture down the beginnings of the Mountain Loop South trail? My pirate does not have a GPS but has been hard at work on starting the road... it would be great if it showed up on the satellite.

I am a member of the SSTC and will do some freelance work when I can. I am currently heading towards Durham so will help on the Southern Coastal Boulevard for a couple of days.

Southern Coastal (Durham-York road)

From the satellite photo, it looks like the Durham end is coming along nicely. I've cut from York west, then turned northwest, then west some more, but I've only been doing a 1-pace-wide road. When I meet up with the Durham builders, I planned to turn around and widen my section, but if anyone is in York and wants to come along behind me widening the road, feel free to do so on the NORTH side of what's been built. Thanks! --VTBassMatt 12:55, 28 April 2006 (BST)

York-Derby Jungle Trail

I've just finished mapping out a trail through the jungle between york and derby, with instructions cut into the trees every five squares, along the lines of "York; 5SW, 5SW. Derby; 5N, 5N.". Having been extensively involed in both of the old roads north out of Derby, I thought that this low-maintainence approach would result in a path that's much quicker to cut (I did it in a week or so, including the time taken to map out the route, and time taken to retrace my steps after a nasty native attack), requires much less looking-after, provide more information (such as destination and approx. distance), and is just as quick (and almost as easy) to follow as a normal path. And so long as the jungle stays below density ten, it will require no further work!

Anyways, if anyone wants to inspect the trail, it starts at [-70.370,+26.317], and i'll be somewhere along it finishing the last few signposts and graffiting the intervening trees! if you guys feel like endorsing the route, I'd be happy to carve some of your slogans into a tree along the way :) --Less Than Lethal 22:20, 28 April 2006

Um, when I chopped jungle in a square, the instructions posted there disappeared. (?) Thanks. --Tycho44 22:34, 28 April 2006 (BST)
Yeah, that'll happen if you chop below a certain density. So long as the jungle is still navigable (that is, just below max. density), it still costs the same amount of AP to move through it, so feel free to let the trail grow wild! I've just come all the way back along the trail finishing a few of the waypoints. I'm going to hang on the beach for a day or so, then walk back along marking the corners with signposts. --Less Than Lethal
Consider yourself endorsed; any help is always welcome, even if it's not precisely what we specified on the main page! --VTBassMatt 14:50, 30 April 2006 (BST)
Woo! --Less Than Lethal


Interesting--as I was headed north out of York, I noticed something new at the head of the trail: a signpost! The image is here: sign.gif. The text reads:


Hardly any vegetation is here. There are a few small plants sprouting from the soil but you'd find it hard to get rid of them.

A makeshift sign stuck in the ground reads North for York Mountain Highway. Please keep the road clean and tidy.

It is an attackable item, and I presume I can write on it with my knife (although I didn't try).

Has Simon implemented signage for us?! --VTBassMatt 13:04, 2 May 2006 (BST)

Update: I was wrong, I cannot scratch on it with my knife.

  • Update 2: I talked with Simon today, and he indicated that signs are an item-based thing. When you have the appropriate items in your inventory, you'll have the option to create a signpost. No one can deface them, but they can be smashed to pieces. Once we figure out what items are required, someone should change our signage requirements from scratching on trees to signposting. --VTBassMatt 19:01, 2 May 2006 (BST)
  • You just need two bits of driftwood (and maybe a knife?) and the sign option appears below 'speak' and 'write' --Less Than Lethal

Machete break statistics

I've recently created the page Special weapon event odds in an attempt to determine the chances of a melee weapon breaking, dealing extra damage, or becoming dull (in the case of a machete or cutlass) from chopping the jungle. You people chop quite a lot of jungle, so if any of you would take a look at the page and consider helping the cause, I would appreciate it. After all, you'd probably benefit more than anyone else from such information. — Elembis 22:26, 21 May 2006 (BST)

SPF Press Release, 14-06-06

Subcommandante Marco is proud to announce the closure of the Derby Direct route to York, effective as of 1200hrs, on the 15-06-06. Following this date, all traffic on the road will be asked to leave; those ignoring signs and requests to leave will be removed using force, if nessecary. The SPF does not wish to use excessive force. However, this road passes perilously close to several fragile microhabitats along the coast, which we cannot allow to be harmed by the heavy traffic expected to flow along the road once it is completed. Therefore, anyone refusing to vacate the road will be assumed to be hostile.

Barricades and signs have been erected at the ends of the roads; please leave these in place to prevent civilians from accidentally entering the controlled zone.

The SPF (YMH branch) would like to extend invitations to all fellow eco-warriors to join our struggle, and also to members of the Anthropological Society to study the rare microhabitats along the beaches.

To everyone else, please stay clear of the area to avoid causing erosion and pollution. Poaching, trespass, sabotage and intentional ecological damage will be strongly frowned upon. --Marco

Of late, I've just been carving crop circles in the grass anyhow... --VTBassMatt

The Yorkman

We're interested in running a story on the approaching completion of the road network in the second issue of the Yorkman (to be published around 1st sept). If you're willing to answer some questions about the network, the construction of the roads, and the future plans of the clan, please e-mail us in the next few days. -- The Yorkman 14:12, 26 August 2006 (UTC)


I have just made a list of all the groups operation in a certain city on the city articles. I could not find out where your group is based. Please add your group under the correct cities. -Che 05:36, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Dalpok to York trail, created and [formerly?] maintained by Woo Elephant Yeah

I'm quite aware this isn't a CHS road, but any idea what happened to it? The signs (originally found along every square of the path) seem to stop around the northwestern road around [-70.386,+26.398]. Not sure what happened there. ...Hmm. Continued northwest to see if it picked back up, and saw this sign: “Head West, the South path is a fake! Dalpok to York path created and maintained by Woo Elephant Yeah”. That one's at [-70.396,+26.408]. *wonders who actually hangs around the wiki anymore* --V2Blast 23:13, 31 August 2009 (UTC)