History Main / CityOnTheWater

15th Apr '17 1:11:36 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', there are a number of these (although we only see the one) in the future of Alpha Timeline Earth after the Condesce floods the planet, where the timeline's Exile population (and Roxy) live. Unlike the shiny high-tech version of this trope you usually see in science fiction, these are ugly blocks of prefab housing stated to be basically floating slums, since the well-being of her subjects isn't terribly high on the Condesce's list of priorities.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', there are a number of these (although we only see the one) in the future of Alpha Timeline Earth after the Condesce floods the planet, where Roxy and the timeline's Exile population (and Roxy) live. Unlike the shiny high-tech version of this trope you usually see in science fiction, these are ugly blocks of prefab housing stated to be basically floating slums, since the well-being of her subjects isn't terribly high on the Condesce's list of priorities.
14th Mar '17 5:56:13 PM MasterHero
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* ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'': Rikka, the series' main setting, is an artificial island-city based on a crater-lake in North Kanto.
27th Jan '17 5:40:24 PM Vilui
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* UsefulNotes/{{Venice}}, although it's not in open sea, is probably the better known example we have today.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Venice}}, although it's not in open sea, is probably the better best known example we have today.
20th Jan '17 8:00:15 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Litearture/{{Magic 2.0}}'', the Sunken City of {{Atlantis}} is a gleaming reflective bowl that stands on pillars in the Mediterranean. It's explained that "sunken" does not mean UnderwaterCity in this case but more of an architectural style, like in a "sunken apartment". The outer shell of the city is pure solid diamond created on a molecular level with a macro (similar to a MatterReplicator but with programming code). Inside, the city has buildings all over the sloping walls with one-way windows through the "floor". FloatingPlatforms (also diamond) provide transportation across the city. Plumbing is handled by teleporting waste into orbit, resulting in a lot of shooting stars. The city is ruled by a triumvirate: the President (the sole elected post), Brit the Elder (the builder of the city), and Brit the Younger (Brit the Elder's [[TimeTravel younger self]]). Atlantis is a haven for female time travelers and the largest time traveler colony, as most of history [[BurnTheWitch wasn't very kind to women with magic]].

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* In ''Litearture/{{Magic ''[[Litearture/{{Magic20}} Magic 2.0}}'', 0]]'', the Sunken City of {{Atlantis}} is a gleaming reflective bowl that stands on pillars in the Mediterranean. It's explained that "sunken" does not mean UnderwaterCity in this case but more of an architectural style, like in a "sunken apartment". The outer shell of the city is pure solid diamond created on a molecular level with a macro (similar to a MatterReplicator but with programming code). Inside, the city has buildings all over the sloping walls with one-way windows through the "floor". FloatingPlatforms (also diamond) provide transportation across the city. Plumbing is handled by teleporting waste into orbit, resulting in a lot of shooting stars. The city is ruled by a triumvirate: the President (the sole elected post), Brit the Elder (the builder of the city), and Brit the Younger (Brit the Elder's [[TimeTravel younger self]]). Atlantis is a haven for female time travelers and the largest time traveler colony, as most of history [[BurnTheWitch wasn't very kind to women with magic]].
20th Jan '17 7:59:53 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Litearture/{{Magic 2.0}}'', the Sunken City of {{Atlantis}} is a gleaming reflective bowl that stands on pillars in the Mediterranean. It's explained that "sunken" does not mean UnderwaterCity in this case but more of an architectural style, like in a "sunken apartment". The outer shell of the city is pure solid diamond created on a molecular level with a macro (similar to a MatterReplicator but with programming code). Inside, the city has buildings all over the sloping walls with one-way windows through the "floor". FloatingPlatforms (also diamond) provide transportation across the city. Plumbing is handled by teleporting waste into orbit, resulting in a lot of shooting stars. The city is ruled by a triumvirate: the President (the sole elected post), Brit the Elder (the builder of the city), and Brit the Younger (Brit the Elder's [[TimeTravel younger self]]). Atlantis is a haven for female time travelers and the largest time traveler colony, as most of history [[BurnTheWitch wasn't very kind to women with magic]].
13th Sep '16 4:14:58 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Literature/TheHobbit'', Esgaroth, or Lake-Town, is built on a series of wooden platforms in the middle of the Long Lake, ostensibly as protection from the local fire-breathing dragon.




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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', there are a number of these (although we only see the one) in the future of Alpha Timeline Earth after the Condesce floods the planet, where the timeline's Exile population (and Roxy) live. Unlike the shiny high-tech version of this trope you usually see in science fiction, these are ugly blocks of prefab housing stated to be basically floating slums, since the well-being of her subjects isn't terribly high on the Condesce's list of priorities.
24th Apr '16 3:46:01 PM Nippertipper
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Related to UnderwaterCity, which is when the colony is under the water instead of on it. Likely to also be a CityOfCanals.

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Related to UnderwaterCity, which is when the colony is under the water underwater instead of on it. Likely to also be a CityOfCanals.
6th Mar '16 6:55:47 AM Ohio9
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* In ''DaphneInTheBrilliantBlue'', the setting is a series of connected cities on water due to a cataclysmic event that flooded the world.
31st Dec '15 9:25:33 AM Codefreak5
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** The upcoming expansion pack for it's SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', will also allows players to build cities on ocean tiles. Ocean cities will work very differently to land-based cities, with increased production rates for naval units and certain buildings, while facing other challenges, such as Kraken attacks and obstructive Hydra-coral growths. A new Sponsor, the very British/Scandinavian-flavoured North Sea Alliance, will give a number of bonuses to oceanic cities. According to the fluff, the founder of NSA is famous for pioneering the concept back on Earth with the so-called [=ARCs=], one of which he personally piloted to an island nation in danger of flooding and handed it over to the locals, earning himself international fame. Aquatic cities are unable to expand borders by accumulating culture (buying hexes with cash still works) but can build a recurring project that moves the city one hex upon completion, which expands borders. There is even an achievement for crushing an enemy unit with a city (difficult to do, since everyone can see the warning "arrow" coming from the city towards a particular tile). This way, aquatic cities can act as mobile bases for an invasion and an impromptu aircraft carrier.

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** The upcoming Rising Tide expansion pack for it's its SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', will also allows players to build cities on ocean tiles. Ocean cities will work very differently to land-based cities, with increased production rates for naval units and certain buildings, while facing other challenges, such as Kraken attacks and obstructive Hydra-coral growths. A new Sponsor, the very British/Scandinavian-flavoured North Sea Alliance, will give gives a number of bonuses to oceanic cities. According to the fluff, the founder of NSA is famous for pioneering the concept back on Earth with the so-called [=ARCs=], one of which he personally piloted to an island nation in danger of flooding and handed it over to the locals, earning himself international fame. Aquatic cities are unable to expand borders by accumulating culture (buying hexes with cash still works) but can build a recurring project that moves the city one hex upon completion, which expands borders. There is even an achievement for crushing an enemy unit with a city (difficult to do, since everyone can see the warning "arrow" coming from the city towards a particular tile). This way, aquatic cities can act as mobile bases for an invasion and an impromptu aircraft carrier.
1st Dec '15 10:21:19 AM ChronoLegion
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** The upcoming expansion pack for it's SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', will also allows players to build cities on ocean tiles. Ocean cities will work very differently to land-based cities, with increased production rates for naval units and certain buildings, while facing other challenges, such as Kraken attacks and obstructive Hydra-coral growths. A new Sponsor, the very British/Scandinavian-flavoured North Sea Alliance, will give a number of bonuses to oceanic cities.

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** The upcoming expansion pack for it's SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', will also allows players to build cities on ocean tiles. Ocean cities will work very differently to land-based cities, with increased production rates for naval units and certain buildings, while facing other challenges, such as Kraken attacks and obstructive Hydra-coral growths. A new Sponsor, the very British/Scandinavian-flavoured North Sea Alliance, will give a number of bonuses to oceanic cities. According to the fluff, the founder of NSA is famous for pioneering the concept back on Earth with the so-called [=ARCs=], one of which he personally piloted to an island nation in danger of flooding and handed it over to the locals, earning himself international fame. Aquatic cities are unable to expand borders by accumulating culture (buying hexes with cash still works) but can build a recurring project that moves the city one hex upon completion, which expands borders. There is even an achievement for crushing an enemy unit with a city (difficult to do, since everyone can see the warning "arrow" coming from the city towards a particular tile). This way, aquatic cities can act as mobile bases for an invasion and an impromptu aircraft carrier.
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