Manumanu

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Manumanu, Itokani
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The island as seen from dynmap
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Manumanu flag
Officials
Owner MinecraftYoshi26
Transit
Water Itokani Local Transport
Facts and figures
Founded April 4, 2020
Completed May 3, 2020
Coordinates 19389, 65, -19727
Official languages English, Fijian
World New World
Ward 2

Manumanu is an island in the Northern Ocean that is a part of the town of Itokani. Owned by MinecraftYoshi26, the island was the second settlement for Itokani. The island began construction on April 4, 2020 and was completed on May 3, 2020.

Manumanu is the notable for being the fauna and flora-filled island of Itokani and having Pablo Memorial National Park.

History

The Pablo Memorial at the center of the island

When planning the region, MinecraftYoshi26 wanted to make this island a nature-focused island, with an abundance of flora and fauna. After finishing the island of Karakarawa, Manumanu was claimed on April 4, 2020.

When minor construction started, the island was deforested and cleared of grass and small water ponds. The lava pool that originally existed was kept. The land had some minor smoothing with world edit, making the island less hilly. A few of animals on the island that were spawned there naturally were kept and still roam the island.

Major construction began on the island on May 1, 2020. Some beaches on the island were paved with grass to give more room for the trees that would be placed in. The first major construction was the Pablo Memorial in the center of the island. Following that was the creation of the Roka Pond and the Koula Hot Springs, which had some help from mine_man_. Dromodromo Lighthouse was also pasted in during this construction period and turned yellow to represent the bees and main color of the island. The Manumanu Itokan Memorial Graveyard was built shortly after to represent the less touristy and more native aspects of the island.

The Tree of Time atop Galili Mountain

The island was given a nature revamp, as Galili Mountain was created to be the highest peak on the island. After all paths were placed and connected, jungle leaves, grass, oxeye daisies, dandelions, and lilies of the valley were used to decorate the grounds. Following that, approximately 16 different types of palm trees and oak trees were placed to make the island heavily forested and dense.

Following the placement of over 120 trees, many different fauna were spawned in to populate the island. The fauna that currently populate the island include cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, parrots, cats, bees, rabbits, turtles, and fish. Currently, the largest animal populations on the island are cats, parrots, and bees. The rarest animal population on the island are rabbits, as the population is dwindling due to the large population of cats attacking them.

The island was declared as completed in less than 72 hours after major construction began on May 3, 2020 after the Aroma Coffee was placed.

Etymology

The island was named after the Fijian word for 'animal'. A few locations on the island are named after Fijian words. Galili Mountain is named after the Fijian word for 'lonely'. Itiko Village is named after the Fijian word for 'community'. The Koula Hot Springs is named after the Fijian word for 'gold'. Vonu Beach is named after the Fijian word for 'turtle'. The Lailai Farms are named after the Fijian word for 'little'. The small lake that flows into the ocean in the north, Roka Pond, is named after the Fijian word for 'color'. Dromodromo Lighthouse is named after the Fijian word for 'yellow'.

The majority of the island is land in the Pablo Memorial Nature Preserve. Its name serves as a memorial honoring a named bee on _Kastle's survival server that died.

The two of village houses in Itiko Village are references to pet names, while the other is named after a villager from the video game franchise Animal Crossing. The residence on top of Galili Mountain, Toph's Home is a reference to a character in the media franchise Avatar: The Last Airbender. The unmarked Tree of Time at the top of Galili Mountain is named after a tree from the same franchise. In the southwest, the unmarked Vakayawan Ruins is a reference to the MRT game show Survivor: Vakayawa.

Geography

Manumanu is located on the Northern Ocean. It is the north-easternmost island in the region of Senikau. It is one of the few islands in the region that does not have land that touches a lukewarm or warm ocean. The waters surrounding the island are either a deep ocean or ocean biome.

In relation to other settlements, the closest other settlement is the island of Vinataka to the south.

Builds and attractions

The bubbling Koula Hot Springs

Manumanu has a total of 6 buildings: an Aroma Coffee, the Dromodromo Lighthouse, the Pablo Memorial Nature Preserve Ranger Station, Purrl's House, Squig's House, and Tweak's House.

Attractions on the island include the Pablo Memorial in the center of the island and the Koula Hot Springs in the southeast. The Pablo Memorial is a large statue of a Minecraft bee made out of stone. The Koula Hot Springs is a bubbling pool of water known for its hot, relaxing temperature and atmosphere. The bright hot springs are filled with natural yellow plants and ores.

The other major point on the island is the Manumanu Itokan Memorial Graveyard. It is a historical native site with native Itokans being buried there.

Transport

The only exit from the island is through the Manumanu Main Dock in the western portion of the island. The Itokani Local Transit boats take passengers to other islands in the city of Itokani.