Western Islets

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The western islets (or islands) are three minor land masses in the gulf to the west of the main island. Two lie close to the northern shore of the south-most peninsula and are seperated by shallow straits from the mainland. The third is considerably larger and lies off the west coast of the mainland separated by shark-infested waters.

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First western islet

The westernmost islet, centered at [-70.644,+26.390], has a land area of 86 squares (30 jungle, 56 beach). As of 29 July 2006 it is marked by numerous signposts which refer to it as "Rodrigo Island", and a signpost at [-70.645,+26.390] reads "Rodrigo Island - Discovered by Alex Rodrigo in the early weeks of the colonization".

Islet - Territory Map
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Unincorporated ("Jungle")
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Second western islet

The second western islet at [-70.628,+26.385] is the smallest of all the islets in the realm of Shartak with a land area of just 52 squares (9 jungle, 43 beach). As of 29 July 2006 it is marked with a signpost at [-70.628,+26.385] which reads "Ernst Island - Discovered by Vittorio Ernst".

Islet - Territory Map
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Third western islet

The third western islet, located around [-70.568,+26.416] and commonly known as Unity Island, is the largest of the six known islets in the realm of Shartak. It is 56 squares long from east to west and about 19 from north to south at its waist. The island consists of only beach and jungle terrain and has no fruit trees or bushes, huts, ruins, or other terrain details. The wildlife appears to be very similar to that found on the mainland, though no alligators or rats have been found on it. The third western islet appears to be the farthest from any form of civilization.

History

During the early period of exploration and mapping, this islet or island became the subject of some contention when two seperate groups or clans both claimed naming rights.

The Discordian Cargo Cult were the first to announce a name for this land, calling it La Islet Bonobo. Their explorers had noted the similarity between Shartak and Hispaniola and hence expected an analogue to the island La GonĂ¢ve. They laid claim to the area on their clan page on 2 April 2006 and formally named it on 29 April 2006.

This claim was contested, however, by the Royal Expedition. One of their members had reached the island on 26 February and a second joined him on 22 March. The majority of the island was added to the Shartak UBER MAP as a result of their efforts, shortly thereafter. Discussion of a suitable name was underway without having reached a resolution when the proclaimation of the DCC precipitated a reaction. On 3 May the RE declared the land to be called Shark Island.

Following negotiations between all the interested parties, the island has been renamed Unity and has been declared a No-Violence Zone.

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