#26: Key to The City

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#26: Key to The City

Postby Kagoma_Kage » Fri 18th Jul 2008

Alright, I'm finally back online now.
So lets kick things off with a new Challenge.
It's occurred to me that, we've actuality seen very little of Haven City through out the books aside from Spud's Spud Emporium, and it's gotta get beter that that.
So this time I'd like to place you in the role of under-earth architect.
I want you to design a business for Haven and describe it as distinctly as possible.
What I'll be looking for here is creativity, so nothing is off limits, if you think elves would pay for it, it counts as a business.
For example, in Tokyo there is a business called Nekobukuro which literally boasts this as it's description: For Tokyoites that may not have the time or space to keep their own pets Nekobukuro provides short-term cuddling with surrogate cats.
Good luck.

P.S. I'd also like to take this time to encourage people to visit the "Your Ideas for Challenges" thread and submit their ideas. Because as you can see, my ideas are starting to come from further and further left field. :lol:
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Re: #26: Key to The City

Postby HollyShort9 » Sat 19th Jul 2008

Oh this'll be a tough one... OOOO!! I GOT ONE!! (btw it's titled the Implant Place)

Basically, it's a place where fairies can get implants to look like other species. Like human growth thingies. Rounded ears. Animal tails/ears, etc. (I bet a lot of pixies and dwarves and centuars and stuff would go there..)
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Re: #26: Key to The City

Postby TabbyFowl » Sun 20th Jul 2008

ummm lets see *searching brain*OOO I GOT IT!!!!!!!!

Allergies Away is what it's called.Basically you go there and if you are allergic to something like a cat, they will give you a shot and your allergies will vanish as if they never existed.The handy dandy shot is courtesy of.......*drumroll* Foaly!*crowd goes quiet and one says "Of course!"* :lol: I agree with the man in the crowd, Foaly makes everything, so it's not that exciting that Foaly made that.*Foaly clops up and smacks me with a fish*Owww that hurt. :?
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Re: #26: Key to The City

Postby TabbyFowl » Wed 30th Jul 2008

O.K. nobody else is posting.... WHY??????????????????????????????????
I <3 EMMETT NOT EDWARD!
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So what if I love Emmett instead of the norm,a.k.a. Edward/Jasper/Jacob? It just shows how notnormal I am...:)

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Re: #26: Key to The City

Postby HollyShort9 » Fri 1st Aug 2008

Don't doublepost, please.
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Re: #26: Key to The City

Postby PhoenixRSA » Sat 2nd Aug 2008

I have two ideas? That fine? If not, pick the second one.

Goblin-Goods, stationed in the Goblin Ghettos (If there are any left after TLC), this shop provides all the low income goblin needs, for second hand clothes to very dodgy beds.

Or

<Untitled> (Run under the cover name of Bork's goods and services)

First off it looks innocent enough, a normal store selling a few items, but if you are one of Haven's more shady residents you know what it really is: A store and haven for the criminals of the lower elements. Selling stock from illegal, old Neutrinos to car and shuttle modifications. It also servers as a haven for criminals hiding from the LEP. To get in, you must say "I went to the park". The cashier will ask "What did you see?" and you must reply "Five blue ghosts." He leads you to a trapdoor and you are in the midst of Havens criminal underworld.
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Re: #26: Key to The City

Postby Thanatos » Sat 2nd Aug 2008

Fresh Air

The business that brings you clean fresh air from the surface!

The business works off the fact that since Haven is underground and all the air is recycled it isn't fresh, which is something Holly has said in the past. Air from the surface is better.


You go into the medium small building, and you put on a small mask, sort of like the masks they drop in planes, from there the mask pumps in air directly from the surface.

Of course you'll have the option of choosing where your fresh air is brought in from.

A field of flowers?
A beach?
A deep forest?
Any where you want your air from you can get it.

You pay different prices for how long you want to be there. From minutes to hours.
"But I don't want to go among mad people." said Alice

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"We're all mad here"
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Re: #26: Key to The City

Postby PhoenixRSA » Sun 3rd Aug 2008

Nice idea.
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Re: #26: Key to The City

Postby Thanatos » Wed 6th Aug 2008

Thank you.
"But I don't want to go among mad people." said Alice

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Re: #26: Key to The City

Postby Kagoma_Kage » Sun 17th Aug 2008

Finally the scores!
In First Place:
Thanatos for
Fresh Air
This was a fabulously inventive take-off on the idea of an oxygen bar.
Really believable.

Second:

PhoenixRSA
Bork's Goods and Services
We always knew someone around here had a finger on the pulse of the fairy underworld, turns out it was PhoenixRSA all along. I like that you went with such an unusual back market idea.
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Third:
HollyShort9
Implant Place
The idea of fairy "glamors"* is one very close to my heart as a avid "Elf Punk"* reader, however I've always missed their presets in Artemis Fowl, so in my opinion, the Implant Place would be a welcome addition to Haven City.

*A spell that alters one's own appearance.
* General term for books that portray elves as modern.
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Re: #26: Key to The City

Postby HollyShort9 » Tue 2nd Sep 2008

YAYYYY I PLACED!! EVEN THOUGH IT WAS IN THIRD!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! *hugs Kagoma so hard that she starts saying 'can't....breatheeee'* *she shoves me off her*
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Re: #26: Key to The City

Postby MaeveCrowArtemis1 » Sat 6th Sep 2008

Congratulations people :)!!!
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