Jodrell Bank

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Jodrell Bank
Left-facing Bank (upgraded) on
Eta Island (Ruby Archipelago)
Cerulean Ocean
Owner Redshadow
Erected August 2004
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Jodrell Bank is the left-facing, upgraded bank of Eta Island, erected in August 2004 under the governance of the flag Silver Dawn.

Rename History

Originally named OOO Shiny by owners Easily Distracted, the building was renamed to Eta Bank after the Scallywag Syndicate's takeover following Eta III.

Syndicate leader and then-bank-owner Robertdonald solicited donations to raise the 100,000 PoE required to purchase the new name. Many people were unhappy with the old name of the bank. [1] Contributions were published at the bank's shoppe news: Robertdonald (15k), Casanova (15k), Whoisyou (15k), Shrug (11k), Tankus (10.5k), Belgarion (10k), Mrbeard (10k), Squeakbeard (10k), Rmatey (6k).

Eta Island has since been taken back by Silver Dawn, however restoring the original name of OOO Shiny was deemed unnecessary because of the introduction of the global purse.

At the end of September 2006, Notorious Fandango gained control of the island, and deemed a rename to Loose Change worthy of 75k (a flag donation). The name was chosen as a reflection upon the then-recently retired pirate Looseweed, who had brought about much of a change to the flag.

The bank was renamed to Jordell Bank in December 2010 by Dies Irae during The Building Rename Competition to better fit with Eta's theme of scientific concepts, or prominent scientists, mathematicians and philosophers. The name is a reference to an observatory that hosts a number of radio telescopes, and is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester.