Cnossos Island (Midnight)
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|Cnossos Island on the Midnight Ocean|
|Large island in the Diamond Archipelago|
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|Controlled by||Cold Steel|
Cnossos Island is a large island located in the Diamond Archipelago. There are four known routes from the island: Winter Solstice, Alpha Island, Turtle Island, and an inter-archipelago route to Guava Island in the Emerald Archipelago. There is also an extinct training route that encircles the island.
Initially, buildings on Cnossos were named with Greek and Roman themes. Later, under Sexi Star Flag, many buildings were named (directly or indirectly) after players, flags, and crews. Due to the effort of the Cnossos Restoration Project, Cnossos has resumed the Greek and Roman themes. Also because of the Restoration Project, many of the buildings appear to have been built in April 2006 when, in fact, they are much older.
- Marathon Rum (bazaar)
- Fearless Liters (upgraded)
- Glub Glub Glub (upgraded)
- Hera and Baccae Again
- Alexandria's Domiciles (right-facing townhouse)
- Athena's Refuge (left-facing estate)
- Minos' Secret Evilla (right-facing villa)
- Terra-Cottage Mazes (left-facing cottage)
- Trojan Houses (right-facing shack)
- Demolished Structures
- Apothecaries : Contracting Iris, Oh Dye? See Us!, Dyedalus
- Distilleries : Stillin' the Maize
- Furnisher : Homer Depot
- Inn : Icarus on the Rocks
- Iron Mongers : Bull Cannon, Crete Balls of Fire, Troy Swords
- Shipyards : Anchor Management, Cheaper Buy the Galleon, Trojan Oar
- Tailors : Crazy Oeddies Toga Emporium, Keep Your Pantheon
- Weaveries : Hercuweaves
- Unknown : Argoknot, Pandora's Knots
The island is named after the Ancient Minoan city with the same name.
The Cnossos Island monument is located north of Contracting Iris.
Cnossos I - 2004-5-21, Black Sails won the first blockade of Cnossos in ten rounds, besting contender Equinox. Cnossos II - 2004-10-29, upset about the destruction of commodities and excessive shoppe placement with Dolzar as governor, Scallywag Syndicate blockaded Cnossos, but lost in seven rounds. The blockade was sinking.
Cnossos III - 2004-11-06, Scallywag Syndicate tried a second time to take Cnossos; they succeeded in eight rounds. It was the first time a large island had been lost by a defender.
2005-03-21, Scallywag Syndicate announced a raffle of Cnossos.
2005-03-29, Scuppering Seven Seas won the raffle and took control of Cnossos.
Cnossos V - 2005-04-09, upset by extreme taxation imposed by Scupperer as governor, Raptus Regaliter blockaded Cnossos. Aided by Scallywag Syndicate and Notorious Fandango, Cnossos was defended in four rounds.
2005-06-02, After a month without tax payment, the Cnossos palace crumbled; the island reverted to uncolonized status.
2005-06-03, Vilya took control of Cnossos.
2005-07-13, BRC ceded the island to Sexi Star Flag.
2006-06-21, Jesters' Court ceded the island to Widows and Orphans.
Cnossos IX - 2007-08-11, Cold Fire declared a blockade on Cnossos, and won control of the island in three rounds, Phobos Et Deimos also blockaded this island at the same time, and gave up after two rounds leaving Cold Fire with a free third round win.
Cnossos X - 2008-06-14, As part of Cold Fire's merge into Don't Panic, Don't Panic declared a blockade. Broadsiders joined the offense, and despite losing rounds one and two, managed to win the third round. This forced the blockade to go into a fourth round which Don't Panic won, gaining control of the island.
Cnossos XIII - 2009-09-26, As part of their retirement, Folie Circulaire scuttled one Brigand King for each island that they held. Brynhild Skullsplitter's flag, Ice Wyrm's Brood attacked Cnossos, and won the uncontested blockade in three rounds.