Province of Peycore


Northern Eumasia was targeted for lumber growth early on. Homesteading was postponed until after forests were established. The government prepared the soil, and then initiated lumber growth with mass tree plantings.

Usually plantings would involve several steps:

  • A fire perimeter line was plowed (through the Prickleberry shrubs) which encompased a square mile.
  • This square was burned followed by plantings of various soil enriching plants and mushrooms.
  • Cycles of these enriching plants wree planted for several years.
  • Special seed/sprout packets complete with water and early minerals and nutrients were air-dropped over the target area.
These air-dropped packets were, in essense, small, strung-together biodegradable bombs which impacted and drove about a foot into the soil. The bomb casing were connected by a biodegradable cord which made them drop in a line. A plane would fly over a target area, and would drop a string of several thousand packets. This string would trail out the back of the plane until the last one left the plane. Fins on the packets kept the string tight, and properly placed. The resultant forest was defined by relatively tightly packed rows, but sparse columns of trees. That is, a given row of several thousand trees spaced roughly twenty feet apart would be separated by a hundred or so feet from another similar row of trees.

After the forests were established limited homesteading was opened up to individuals interested in maintaining forests. Homesteading was limited to prevent the area from being logged and turned into farmland. Over the centuries Peycore has remained largely a lumber province. Fishing has also become a staple industry out of Picaso City.

Lumber harvest has been carefully controlled. After a region is harvested it is carefully replanted for regrowth. Cuts are performed in an ecologically sound manner. Many different types of trees were planted early on. Many regions of slow-growth trees were given a long growth period before harvesting began, and once it did, it was paced so that there would always be a supply of slow-growth lumber. As a result, in the current day, Peycore has millions of acres of hundred year old Oak, Black Walnut, Redwood, Sequoia, and many other trees noted for there beauty and their lumber.

The forest planting program was put in place early on, starting in the late 400's. Picaso City began forming in the early 500's as early forest homesteaders and fisherfolk began moving in. The province of Peycore itself was formed in 647. Peycore is the second smallest province, larger only than Farland in population. It remains a somewhat rustic province.

Products
  • Lumber
  • Seafoods