Larkspur City Hall with a view of Thanksgiving Square to the right.
Flag of LarkspurNew World.
|MRT||Larkspur - Northmont|
Larkspur Frankford Airfield (Senator) |
Horizon National Airport (Governor)
|Other transit||Larkspur Trolley|
|Facts and Figures|
|Town Hall Coordinates||-8403, -8924|
|Founded||September 11th, 2018|
|Recognized as town||December 9th, 2018|
Larkspur is a city on the MRT, based in and entirely within New World Ward 8. It was founded at the site of the MRT Station NW22 on September 11th, 2018 by Vickiposa. Their official news source is The Golden Arrow.
- 1 Reaching Here
- 2 Physical Geography
- 3 Transit
- 4 Meta History
- 5 Administration
- 6 List of Franchises Built Here
- 7 Image Gallery
Note: All of the following methods to reach Larkspur will be assumed to be started from Central City.
By Warp Rail
In order to access the Warp Rail networks from Central City, one should go to the Central City Warp Rail Station. The entrance is at Hoopsville Avenue and Oasis Street, right under the MRT Plains Line track between Central City—Eisitasi Avenue and Central City—NE Station, and the main terminal is a great white structure easily visible from A0 and A1 on the north end of Central City.
Larkspur is directly connected to IntraRail's train network via Beckham Cross Station in the center of the city. One should take the following steps to get here:
Centralen (-> Segville International)
- Segville International Airport
Republic Express (-> Ravenna Union Station)
Upwester (-> Larkspur)
The trip takes 11 stops, costing $1.1 MRT total.
Currently, as of December 17th, 2018, it is impossible to reach Larkspur exclusively by using roads -- as there currently lacks a link from Vegeta, the terminus of the A8 Freeway--the closest road connected to the main highway system to Larkspur.
Accessing Larkspur currently must be done jointly with MRT rail travel. The quickest way taking established infrastructure:
- Take the A8 west out of Central City (via Inchmuir Street).
- Take A8 Exit 13 in Whitechapel towards A89.
- Following that highway the entirety of its length until Snowtopic.
- You must then board the Northern Line at Snowtopic Industrial (Snowtopic Industrial).
- Ride the train westbound for 8 stations until you reach Downtown Larkspur. (7 for Northmont)
Plans have been expressed in building a B-road between Cattington and Vegeta, an extension of A8 at least to Willow and most likely Norwest, and the construction of a new A92 highway connecting to the A89, B95, and A1. Constructing any of these would allow Larkspur to connect to the contiguous road network, but so far none have come to pass.
By MRT Rail
There are two viable options:
Arctic Line (39 stations, 1 transfer):
- Board the Arctic line in Central City, outward.
- Take it all the way to Snowtopic Industrial, the sole Northern Line transfer.
- Transfer to the Northern line towards NW26.
- Ride the train westbound for 8 stations until you reach Downtown Larkspur. (7 for Northmont)
Taiga Line (52 stations, 1 transfer):
- Board the Taiga line in Central City, outward.
- Take it all the way to Foobar, the first Northern Line Transfer.
- Transfer to the Northern line towards Titsensaki.
- Ride the train eastbound for 3 stations until you reach Downtown Larkspur. (4 for Northmont)
Larkspur was founded within the Transitional Taiga between the Tundra and Megataiga that together dominate central Ward 8 along the western part of the MRT Northern Line at station NW22.The natural landscape is moderately rugged with the lowest elevations in the north and west and rising in the south and east, but peaks hardly surpass 40 meters above sea level.
Historic Downtown Larkspur, also known as Timpani, composes the original 16 blocks where Larkspur was founded and has since expanded to include various adjacent areas. The roads bounding the conventional borders of Timpani include West End Avenue to the west, Charlotte Street to the south, Fayette Avenue to the east, and Zephyr Street to the north. In addition, the south flank of the MRT Northern Line adjacent to this region are also included within Timpani due to the proximity, practicality, and shared building restrictions--but are not included in the block model.
Adjacent municipalities include Cattington to the southwest, Chillington to the west, and Spruce Valley to the southeast. The northward direction remains unincorporated and relatively open for future expansion.
Local bodies of water include Whitlea Creek and Genesis Pond.
Larkspur was built upon and continues to be served by the MRT Northern Line, the relevant section of which was built by AP_Red, using MRT v5 technology. Larkspur currently has a two adjacent stops along the line, Larkspur - Downtown and Larkspur - Northmont. The closest connections along the line are the MRT Taiga Line and the MRT Arctic Line at Borealia and Snowtopic, respectively.
|Previous station||Next station|
towards NW26 / T50
|Larkspur - Downtown
Larkspur - Northmont
towards Titsensaki via Quiris
Almost immediately after becoming Councillor, the Larkspur Trolley was built connecting the southern portion of Timpani to the bus station. It is a short loop travelling along Beckham and Charlotte Streets. While it may be archaic and slightly unappealing appearance-wise, it is preserved due to its historical significance.
|LST 01||West End - Bus Transfer|
|LST 02||Beckham Cross - Thanksgiving|
|LST 03||Bruford - Beverly|
|LST 04||Fayette - Residence|
|LST 05||Beckham Cross - Viscount|
The Beckham Cross Warp Rail Station is located near the center of the city. The following companies serve Larkspur with their respective train lines:
IntraRail operates the Upwester to Larkspur, connecting it to the rest of the server via Horizon Airport. This was Larkspur's first formal link to the rest of the world besides the MRT, and was authorized and completed following the January 2019 GSM.
|Previous station||Next station|
|Terminus||Larkspur - Beckham Cross
towards Lanark/Konawa Horizon National Airport via Upwester
Main page: Larkspur Frankford Airfield
The City of Larkspur currently operates a relatively small airport with 12 gates. In spite of that, it connects to many destinations across the world, such as Venceslo, Deadbush, and Sunshine Coast. It opened for service on February 5th, 2019. It is a hub for LARLAT Airways.
Pre-Founding (Nov 2016 - Sept 2018)
While Larkspur was part of original Gamma release of the New World, the site was largely ignored until after Frumple’s 2016 Epsilon server update which expanded the size of the New World dramatically into its current state. Plans were put into motion by the admins to expand the MRT rail system to incorporate this new land. Included among the plans were the construction of a new MRT Northern Line and the expansion of the preexisting MRT Taiga Line to serve the outer regions of the expanded Ward 8. Once they were completed sites where new stations lay were prospected and typically acquired by many members seeking either sites to build new projects or to serve as bargaining chips to trade with other players. Regardless of purpose, ModernArt claimed the land around the station NW22 under the town of Berlin (later transferring it to frogggggg). A small dock on Genesis Pond on the north side of the station and a small library (known as “Munich Library”) on the south were both constructed in this period, however the site soon fell into neglect and had been left abandoned and without a de-facto owner since well before the turning of 2018.
Founding and Establishment of Larkspur (Sept 2018 - Oct 2018)
Future founder Vickiposa stumbled on the MRT website online sometime on September 9th, 2018 due to a fluke google search seeking ways to improve the efficiency of rail transport in single player. That evening she decided to log on as a guest and explore the map as it existed at the time. She soon became deeply interested in full MRT membership and she soon sought a site at neighboring an MRT station in order to establish a settlement. She was disappointed to find out that there was very few stations that were both unclaimed and suitable for building but she soon found promise at a station laying at the crossroads of the tundra and the great taiga forests. After discussing with the mods, Vickiposa was able to get previous claims on the area nullified due to inactivity and established a town she called Larkspur, naming it after a flower.
After gaining Member, she went to work. Over the next few days, she built the starting grid of the Timpani district and built the brick building (Moresby's Conveniences) and the Yellow Building (Munich Cafe and Snack Bar) in order to fulfill her requirements to be promoted to citizen rank. Notably on the first day of her membership, she built Thanksgiving Square as a way to thank everyone for their help. After this, she built the City Hall to give the town a central nucleus. Businesses were founded along Astoria Avenue to accommodate outside builds. Planning of B846 began as a connection to Cattington, and was approved at that month's GSM on the 29th. Throughout the rest of September, she began to fill out Timpani and built roads to tie the town together, and started to climb the ranks in order to get the town recognized.
Hiatus and Later Expansion (Nov 2018 - Dec 2018)
Later in October, November, and into early December 2018, Vickiposa spent little time on the server (mostly on for the ongoing Survivor: Utara) due to increasing demands that college presented, and other games she was playing at the time took up a lot of other time. However, as November turned into December, less demand meant she could focus on MRT more. It was at this time Larkspur finally gained Councillor, and began to fully fill out Timpani. Larkspur's first public transport, the Larkspur Trolley, was built at this time, and the Viscount Department Store soon followed.
While building the library in anticipation for becoming mayor, frogggggg came onto the server for a while, and, taking a valuable opportunity, Vickiposa decided to purchase his town of Northmont for $500 and subsequently annexed it into Larkspur proper. This transaction was made on December 20th, 2018, and while the annexation opened up huge opportunities to expand to the east, which was now relatively open, Vickiposa reasoned that this new territory was sprawled out in a way that it would present issues for attaining Senator in particular. Alas, there was celebration regardless.
On December 23rd, 2018, Larkspur was promoted to Mayor. On the same day, the MRT mini-golf building competition began, and so plans were laid out for Larkspur to contribute a course.
Larkspur's Golden Age (Jan 2019 - Present)
Throughout the Winter Break of 2018-19, the city entered a period of rapid development due to spare free time. This was the period that saw the final filling out of the Timpani district, integration of Northmont into the urban infrastructure, the building of Magellan Parkway and new businesses in Larkspur's east, and continued forging of connections. A92 was announced right out of the new year. Chillington was transferred to Vickiposa during this time, opening the doorway to expand west.
Shortly after the conclusion of winter break, Vickiposa declared her application for Senator rank, and built the Clatsop Golfing Resort as her entry into the mini-golf contest. Soon after the submission period for golf courses concluded (with Clatsop's easy course, the Bogey Hill, being the entry), on February 3rd, 2019, Larkspur gained Senator. Furthermore, later that day, after the February 2019 Rules Revamp ASM concluded that underground airport terminals would continue to be legal for the foreseeable future, Vickiposa began work on Larkspur Frankford Airfield, which was pasted in a couple days later. The competition was fierce for the 7 available gates for public release as Larkspur was starting to become one of the most popular rising cities in the world. Important cities such as Venceslo, Carnoustie, and Sunshine Coast (all premier candidates for the upcoming February 2019 GSM) established links to Larkspur in this competition. Furthermore the funds to the city and given gates to LARLAT Airways would help spur future expansion efforts.
These positions have no real power, but these go to people that are known to have a significant historical impact on the city of Larkspur itself; The order of the following positions corresponds to the mayoral line of succession if all the major positions are unable to occupy the position.
- ModernArt - For being the original occupier of NW22 (Berlin).
- frogggggg - For being the original occupier of NW21 (Northmont).
- Frumple - For being Frumple.
List of Franchises Built Here
(Note: not necessarily a thorough list.)
- Tacurger Shack
- Persimmon Hotel
- Purple Pidgeon
- Viscount Department Store
- Groundhog Drive-In
- Eat and Bowl
- Hvt's Arcade
Kyoto's embassy within Larkspur.