Vinataka

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Vinataka, Itokani
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The island as seen from dynmap
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Flag of Vinataka
Officials
Owner MinecraftYoshi26
Transit
Water Itokani Local Transport
Facts and figures
Founded May 4, 2020
Completed May 11, 2020
Coordinates 19480, 67, -19086
Official languages English, Fijian
World New World
Ward 2

Vinataka is an island in the Northern Ocean that is a part of the town of Itokani. Owned by MinecraftYoshi26, the island was the third settlement for Itokani. The island began construction on May 4, 2020 and was completed on May 11, 2020.

Vinataka is the notable for being the island of Itokani with a volcano.

History

Mount Vakatiki overlooking Ririkotaki Village

When planning the region, MinecraftYoshi26 wanted to make an island with a volcano, similar to the San Buenaventura Volcano on the Hummingbird Islands. After the completion of Manumanu, Vinataka was claimed on May 4, 2020.

On the day of claiming, the trees on the island were cleared to make way for the creation of the volcano, Mount Vakatiki. Terraforming and the creation of the volcano began on May 8, 2020.

After basic terraforming was complete, the first major non-natural construction on the island was the Vutuniyau Mines, which as made to emphasize the island's main economic export of mined materials. The Ririkotaki Village was built following the completion of the mine. The addition of the farms followed directly after. At the same time, the creation of the tourist shopping area in the northern portion of the island was built and the Moli Lighthouse was added.

Following the lighthouse, the Vinataka Public Docks were created near the tourist area with six shops. These shops and the houses were then furnished.

Eight different types of palm trees were placed on the island. They were placed not too densely and approximately 75 trees were placed on the island. With the island nearly complete, llamas were spawned in on the island to populate it. Their presence was the reason they were the name island's official animal.

The island was declared as completed on May 11, 2020 when an in-game map of the island was made.

Etymology

The Vutuniyau Mines in Ririkotaki Village

The island was named after the Fijian word for 'desire'. A few locations on the island were named after Fijian words. The Vutuniyau Mines are named after the Fijian word for 'rich'. Ririkotaki Village is named after the Fijian word for 'risky'. Mount Vakatiki is named after the Fijian word for 'bubble'. The Moli Lighthouse is named after the Fijian word for 'orange'. The Tadra Well is named after the Fijian word for 'dream'.

The villagers are named after characters from the video game franchise Animal Crossing. The villagers in the village are Apollo, Beau, Pierce, Roald, Jay, Bones, Walker, Erik, Bill, Cookie, Dotty, Fauna, Goldie, Maple, June, Margie, Poppy, Whitney, Tia, Pekoe, and Stella.

Geography

Vinataka is located on the Northern Ocean. It is the easternmost island in the region of Senikau. The waters surrounding the island are either a deep ocean or deep lukewarm ocean biome.

In relation to other settlements, the closest other settlement at the time of completion was the island of Manumanu to the north.

Builds and attractions

The shops and Tadra Well in northern Vinataka

Vinataka has a total of 22 buildings: thirteen village houses, the Ririkotaki Village Hall, the Vutuniyau Mine Foreman Office, the Moli Lighthouse, the Vinataka Island Gift Shop, a Gregg Fyfe's Fish & Chips, a Mossack's Gems, an AstroSlurp, an Aroma Coffee, and the New Bakersville Mail Company.

The island's main attraction is Mount Vakatiki, a large, bubbling volcano slightly taller than the lighthouse, the tallest building on the island. The volcano has various llamas with orange and light gray carpet on it.

The other major point on the island is the Vutuniyau Mine adjacent to the Ririkotaki. It is rich with minerals and materials, which are the island's major export.

Transport

The only exit from the island is through the Vinataka Public Dock in the northern portion of the island. The Itokani Local Transit boats take passengers to other islands in the city of Itokani. Vinataka is only connected to Waitui by boat.