Cnossos Restoration Project

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The Cnossos Restoration Project was an attempt to improve the aesthetic value of Cnossos Island. The project aimed to reduce the number of buildings on the island, and to rearrange those remaining so as to improve the overall appearance. A secondary objective of the project was to stabilize an over saturated economy.

Governance Council

The project was spearheaded by a group of flags under the guidance of Zanered and overseen by a governing council.

Project History

Building Names

Phase 1 regarded the naming scheme of the island. Most islands in the game have a theme for the building names. The naming scheme for Cnossos was Greek and Roman names, but a series of flags placed shoppes that did not conform with this scheme. In Phase 1, the council renamed buildings to conform to the theme.

Permission to rename Glub Glub Glub was given on October 7, 2005, but the rename never took place for unknown reasons.

Property Dusting

Phase 2 of the project sought to reduce the number of buildings on the island. Dusting is the process of allowing a building to be destroyed by failing to pay the property taxes for four consecutive weeks.

  • Hercuweaves - a weavery that dusted on October 3, 2005
  • Icarus on the Rocks - an inn that dusted on October 3, 2005
  • Troy Swords- an iron monger that dusted on October 21, 2005
  • Pandora's knots - dusted some time after October 21, 2005
  • Cheaper Buy the Galleon - a shipyard that dusted on December 19, 2005
  • Anchor Management - a shipyard that dusted on December 23, 2005.

Other shoppes that were dusted at an unknown time were Bull Cannon and Argoknot. The managers of Anchor Management initially moved into Trojan Oar and Anchor Management was dusted. Trojan Oar was also dusted at a later unknown date.


Phase 3 involved Ocean Master intervention to move the remaining shoppes on the island to new positions. This was done to make the island look nicer from the main island map. In order to move the shoppes, the council in charge was required to receive permission from each individual shoppe owner, which was done from October to December of 2005.

Commerce Assistance

The final phase of the project involved jump starting the economy by importing needed basic commodities. The first weeks of the project saw a large influx of wood.

Over the next three months, a more stable trade was established to the island.

  • Iron - 500-1,500 units per week
  • Wood - 100-600 units per week
  • Hemp - 100-600 units per week

By December 25, the economy of the island was considered to be more stable. The average cost of basic goods on the island was decreased.

Fundraiser History

In order to raise funds for the project, a series of fundraisers were held.

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