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Hammerlea was the capital of the Hammerlands during Dragonhollow's Seventh Era.

Located on the River Lethe, Hammerlea served as the headquarters of the Hegemon Retro and the Priesthood of Eris. It was a crowdsourced and collaborative effort that incorporated a number of structures built during the Sixth Era. Sanctuary was its sister city, as the two were interconnected by a series of portals.

Hammerlea used a colored beacon system for navigation.


History


Wiz: Welcome to Hammerlea
0uttaTime: stop hammerlea time!
Wiz and 0utta greet newcomers


Eris began plans for a city named Hammerlea halfway through the Sixth Era but put them on hold when she decided to depart for distant realms and leave Dragonhollow in the capable hands of her Hegemon Retro.

Construction of Hammerlea began on 6E:122 under the direction of Retro, with delegation of duties to his hand-picked build team consisting of Architects of Eris Jinx and Sleekit, Priest of Eris Zen, and the Historian Tox. The work coincided with a renovation of Sanctuary and the ongoing Twilight Project.

The city incorporated a number of landmarks and buildings from other regions built prior to the Seventh Era, including entrants from the Hallowmere Best Build Contest. These structures were chosen by the build team and transported magically by Retro.

Hammerlea opened to the public on 7E:1 with an inaugural event, the Hammerlea Scavenger Hunt, hosted by Jinx.

Jinx performs essential work during the construction of the city

The city was widely praised for its architecture and utility, though a number of individuals criticized its large size in the State of Dragonhollow Survey.

In a stark contrast to the planet's other capitals, Hammerlea lacked a nearby residential community. This was caused by a number of factors, including the extensive safe zone surrounding the city that prevented claims with the golden shovel as well as the Hammerlands Railway network that made it convenient for people to settle further from its nexus.

The marketplace helped drive the latter half of the boom-and-bust economic cycle of the Seventh Era, giving those who weren't able to capitalize on the riches promised by early oceanbed mining a means to make profit. In particular, Cibrel sold the haul from his mine and Tox maintained a bass pro shop and a nether goods store there.

Chairty travels the streets of Hammerlea

At some point, the Dragonslayers stole 9 stacks of apples from the zoo exhibit in the attic of Wool World, causing the Zen doppelganger there to slowly starve.

On 7E:71, Eastbrook Raceway was unveiled on the city's northeast side and the Third Eastbrook Races would eventually be held there.

The Ziggurat, which served as the entry and exit point to Sanctuary, was revealed to be an alien starship on 7E:86 when it mysteriously lifted off and began hovering around the city.

Cupid sold items at the Hammerlea Marketplace on 7E:110 to celebrate Valentine's Day.

As foretold by ancient prophecy, Dragonhollow was consumed by apocalyptic Nyx—the Eternal Night—and winked out of existence on 7E:120. In the last moments before darkness befell the world, Hammerlea was torn asunder by chaotic gravitational forces.


Points of Interest


Dap: Who all did this here spawn area?
Dap: This place is awesome looking
Tox: Team effort! Some of us did different areas
Dap: Well, awesome job, team! It looks really well put together.
Dap likes what he sees


The Ziggurat, entry and exit point to Sanctuary, with a portal to the Nether Hub in the background

Ziggurat

Main article: Ziggurat

The Ziggurat was the entry and exit point to and from Sanctuary. Residents teleported at the apex, from which four staircases descended to paths in each cardinal direction leading to Eastbrook Raceway, the Phoenix Spire, a nether portal to the Hammerlea Nether Hub, and Town Hall.

The Ziggurat was designed by Zen. As a navigational aid, it was lit with a green beacon.



The Hanging Bridge

Hanging Bridge

Made from a variety of woods, the Hanging Bridge spanned mountainous cliffs to connect the Ziggurat to the Phoenix Spire with the Ziggurat.

The bridge was built by Zen.



The Phoenix Spire, airship ticket office and winner of the Hallowmere Best Base Contest

Phoenix Spire

Main article: Phoenix Spire

The Phoenix Spire served as Hammerlea's airship ticket office and dock for the Dhyāna Sky. It was originally built in the Sixth Era as MaccaMan's winning entry into the Hallowmere Best Build Contest and later transported by the Hegemon Retro. The surrounding landscaping was done by Jinx.

As a navigational aid, the Phoenix Spire was lit with a red beacon.



The Dhyāna Sky

Dhyāna Sky

Main article: Dhyāna Sky

The Dhyāna Sky was an airship offering residents and visitors transportation to both Sanctuary and Marshacre Arena. Its upper deck offered spectacular views of Hammerlea and the River Lethe. The vessel was docked at the Phoenix Spire.

Zen originally built the airship in the Sixth Era, where it was docked at his Shambala coastal fortress.



Eastbrook Raceway, a horse track designed by Acey

Eastbrook Raceway

Main article: Eastbrook Raceway

Eastbrook Raceway was a racetrack designed for racing horses, donkeys, mules, and pigs as well as a large stable where anyone could rent a stall on a first-come, first-serve basis. It was originally designed by Acey in the Fourth Era and transported from the Summerlands by the Hegemon Retro. Tox carried out the terraforming and landscaping necessary to integrate it into Hammerlea. The Third Eastbrook Races were held there on 7E:110.

As a navigational aid, Eastbrook Raceway was lit with a sea green beacon.



Hammerlea Town Hall, meeting center for the Priesthood of Eris

Town Hall

Hammerlea Town Hall was a small two-story spruce and dark oak hall where impromptu meetings between the Hegemon Retro and the Priesthood of Eris could be held. There was a “town issues” board that listed supposedly controversial topics with a humorous bent.

The town hall was originally designed by Wojcik for Westernmere, his entry into the Hallowmere Best Build Contest, and later transported by Retro. Jinx was responsible for the interior decoration.



Inside the jail

Jail

The Jail, a low-slung flat-roofed structure of stone brick and slab, was used as a temporary housing unit for troublemakers and miscreants whose crimes did not arise to the level of banishment or execution. With a word, the Hegemon Retro and his trusted deputies could sentence anyone to a cool-down period in the cells.

The Jail was originally designed by Wojcik for Westernmere, his entry into the Hallowmere Best Build Contest, and later transported by Retro. Jinx made some minor exterior modifications.



The Token Exchange, an essential part of the Hammerlands economy

Token Exchange

The token exchange allowed residents to exchange any denomination of tokens for another, useful for being able to pay local merchant shops the exact prices of their items. The exchange also accepted gold for conversion into tokens (and vice versa) at a fixed rate.

The building housing the exchange originally served as the bank for Westernmere, Wojcik's entry ino the Hallowmere Best Build Contest. It was later transported by Retro who turned it into the exchange.



The barista sold goods at the Hammerlea Bistro

Hammerlea Bistro

The Bistro was a beverage shop with a barista selling the following items:

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Image Name Buy Price Sell Price
Mocha.png x1 Mocha Gold nugget.png x8 Gold Nugget Gold nugget.png x6 Gold Nugget
Espresso.png x1 Espresso Gold nugget.png x12 Gold Nugget Gold nugget.png x8 Gold Nugget

The bistro was originally designed by Wojcik as a blacksmith shop for Westernmere, his entry into the Hallowmere Best Build Contest, and later transported by Retro.



Wool World, a wool shop

Wool World

Wool World, also called Woolworth's, was a shop that sold wool of every color at a cost of two gold nuggets per block. In the attic, a wild doppelganger of Zen was kept in a zoo cage for observation, with residents able to feed him periodically from an apple dispenser. The Dragonslayers eventually stole the entire supply of apples leading to his eventual starvation.



RenPlex Stained Glass, a stained glass shop

RenPlex Stained Glass

The RenPlex was a two-story shop that sold stained glass of every color at a cost of six gold nuggets per block.



False's Dye and Flower Shoppe

False's Dye and Flower Shoppe

False's Dye and Flower Shoppe sold all dyes and flowers at a cost of one per gold nugget.



The Hammerlea Marketplace, home to resident-owned shops

Hammerlea Marketplace

The marketplace had stalls available for any resident to rent for 64 gold ingots, lasting indefinitely as long as their claims remained active. Sellers could manage their inventory and adjust prices through an automated system as explained in the Player Shop Guide.

Jinx built the market and the back-end mechanics were designed by Retro.



The Saloon, a frequent site of bar-room brawls

Saloon

The Saloon offered small rooms for rent at 10 gold ingots. The bartenders sold Piss Water for 2 gold ingots.

The building was originally designed by Wojcik for Westernmere, his entry into the Hallowmere Best Build Contest, and later transported by Retro. Jinx was responsible for additional interior decoration.



The baker sold goods at the Bakery

Bakery

At the bakery, a baker bought and sold the following oven-baked goods:

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Image Name Buy Price Sell Price
Apple.png x1 Apple Apple.png x8 Gold Nugget Apple.png x6 Gold Nugget
Cookie.png x1 Sanctuary Cafe's Cookie Gold nugget.png x16 Gold Nugget Gold nugget.png x12 Gold Nugget
Pumpkinpie.png x1 Sanctuary Cafe's Pumpkin Pie Gold nugget.png x32 Gold Nugget Gold nugget.png x24 Gold Nugget

The building was originally designed by Wojcik for Westernmere, his entry into the Hallowmere Best Build Contest, and later transported by Retro.



The General Store was a good place for newcomers to buy and sell a variety of goods

General Store

The general store bought and sold a broad selection of items useful for new arrivals:

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Image Name Buy Price Sell Price
Cobblestone.png x1 Cobblestone Gold nugget.png x1 Gold Nugget Gold nugget.png x1 Gold Nugget
Oak.png x1 Oak Wood Log Gold nugget.png x2 Gold Nugget Gold nugget.png x1 Gold Nugget
Lead.png x1 Lead Gold ingot.png x2 Gold Ingot
Saddle.png x1 Saddle Gold ingot.png x5 Gold Ingot
Nametag.png x1 Nametag Gold ingot.png x2 Gold Ingot
Fishingrod.png x1 Fishing Rod Gold ingot.png x1 Gold Ingot
Carrot.png x1 Carrot Gold ingot.png x3 Gold Ingot
Sponge.png x1 Sponge Gold block.png x2 Gold Block
Iron block.png x1 Iron Block Gold ingot.png x3 Gold Ingot
Coal block.png x1 Coal Block Gold ingot.png x1 Gold Ingot
Obsidian.png x1 Obsidian Gold nugget.png x3 Gold Nugget
Lapis block.png x1 Lapis Lazuli Block Gold ingot.png x2 Gold Ingot
Quartz block.png x1 Quartz Block Gold ingot.png x2 Gold Ingot
Blaze rod.png x1 Blaze Rod Gold ingot.png x1 Gold Ingot

The general store was lucrative option for miners to offload excess ores for gold. At the suggestion of Wiz, the sell price for blaze rods was reduced from three gold ingots to one to prevent those with blaze farms from crashing the market—only after his Scylfings had become obscenely wealthy by doing the same.

The building was originally designed by Wojcik for Westernmere, his entry into the Hallowmere Best Build Contest, and later transported by Retro.



Tox's Cabin, a mysterious wooden hut seen all over Dragonhollow

Tox's Cabin

Main article: Tox's Cabin

This rustic wooden structure, originally built by Tox early in the First Era, appeared suddenly on the lagoon that surrounded the Hamadryad. Inside, concealed beneath a trapdoor, was a long dark shaft that somehow connected to the same cabin in Sanctuary.



The Hamadryad, one of Dragonhollow's Great Trees

Hamadryad

Main article: Hamadryad

The Hamadryad was a massive acacia tree situated above a lagoon on Hammerlea's east end. A network of hidden passages carved through its trunk led to a cozy lounge known as the Hamadryad Hollow. By braving the fireplace, it was possible to teleport through magical means to a fire pit at Satan's Alley in Sanctuary and vice versa.

The Hamadryad was grown by Tox and was considered one of Dragonhollow's Great Trees, whose roots were thought to reach the Heart of the Hollow.

The Home Tree

Home Tree

Main article: Home Tree

The Home Tree was actually two jungle trees that supported a treehouse framework. Nestled in its heights was the only public level 30 enchanting table in Hammerlea.

It was originally grown by Zen in Hardship as an entry for the Hallowmere Best Build Contest and later transported by Retro.



Vigilance, a disqualified entry in the Hallowmere Best Build Contest, stood tall over Hammerlea

Vigilance

Main article: Vigilance

Vigilance was a colossal prismarine statue of a pensive protector that overlooked the city. Its base contained a small workshop that served as office space for Tox.

The statue was built by Tox as an entry for the Hallowmere Best Build Contest, but he voluntarily disqualified himself after the Hegemon Retro consecrated him as the newest Priest of Eris.



The river ruins appeared to be built by unknown architects dating back to the Ancient Era

River Ruins

The ruins were ancient stone relics overtaken by vines and vegetation on the bank of the River Lethe and included a decrepit dock.

They were unearthed by Zen.



Morpheus' Cave was part of the Finding Tortuga questline

Morpheus' Cave

Main article: Morpheus' Cave

The gloomy cave, hidden amongst the River Ruins, was where the Finding Tortuga questline began by interacting with Cassandra.

The cave was designed by Tox.



The plaza on the city's west side provided access to Grand Central Station, Hammerlea Public Library, and the Post Office.

Plaza

The stone brick plaza, its main concourse decorated with oak trees and a central water fountain, provided access to the Jeweler, the Armorer, Grand Central Station, the Hammerlea Public Library, and the Hammerlea Post Office.

It was built by Jinx and used as a staging area for the Priesthood of Eris during the city's construction.



The jeweler allowed residents to exchange precious metals and gems

Jeweler

The jeweler was a precious gem and metal exchange, offering the following items:

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Image Name Price
Diamond.png x1 Diamond Gold block.png x1 Gold Block
Diamond block.png x1 Diamond Block Gold block.png x9 Gold Block
Gold ingot.png x3 Gold Ingot Diamond.png x1 Diamond
Gold block.png x3 Gold Block Diamond block.png x1 Diamond Block
Emerald.png x1 Emerald Gold ingot.png x3 Gold Ingot
Emerald block.png x1 Emerald Block Gold ingot.png x3 Gold Ingot
Gold ingot.png x1 Gold Ingot Emerald.png x1 Emerald
Gold block.png x1 Gold Block Emerald block.png x1 Emerald Block

The jeweler was designed by Retro.



The armorer sold leather and iron armor

Armorer

The armorer's blacksmith offered the following armor for sale:

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Image Name Price
Leather helm.png x1 Leather Helm Gold ingot.png x3 Gold Ingot
Leather chestplate.png x1 Leather Chestplate Gold ingot.png x4 Gold Ingot
Leather leggings.png x1 Leather Leggings Gold ingot.png x3 Gold Ingot
Leather boots.png x1 Leather Boots Gold ingot.png x3 Gold Ingot
Iron helm.png x1 Iron Helm Gold ingot.png x6 Gold Ingot
Iron chestplate.png x1 Iron Chestplate Gold ingot.png x8 Gold Ingot
Iron leggings.png x1 Iron Leggings Gold ingot.png x6 Gold Ingot
Iron boots.png x1 Iron Boots Gold ingot.png x6 Gold Ingot

The armorer was designed by Retro.



The Hammerlea Public Library sold informational guides and books written by residents

Hammerlea Public Library

Main article: Hammerlea Public Library

The Hammerlea Public Library was a major source of knowledge and learning in the Hammerlands. A number of informative books could be purchased there for just a single gold nugget, including a guide to the city itself. The library also concealed the entrance to the Hammerlea Catacombs.

The library was built by Jinx. As a navigational aid, the Hammerlea Public Library was lit with a dark blue beacon.



The catacombs contained the tombs of many residents and Acey

Catacombs

Main article: Hammerlea Catacombs

The catacombs were an underground cemetery with tombs built into a tunnel system beneath the Hammerlea Public Library. Most of the epitaphs were transcribed from the graves in the Summergate Sematary.

The catacombs were designed by Jinx.



Grand Central Station was the central hub for the Hammerlands Railway

Grand Central Station

Main article: Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station was a railroad terminal serving as a central hub for the Hammerlands Railway. Free minecarts were available from a kiosk.

The station was built by Jinx. As a navigational aid, it was lit with a yellow beacon.



Hammerlea Post Office

The Hammerlea Post Office provided mailboxes to residents free-of-charge

Main article: Hammerlea Post Office

The Hammerlea Post Office was a structure supporting a mail system for the Hammerlands. Any resident could apply for and receive a mailbox free of charge. The design was nearly identical to that of the Summergate Post Office.

The post office was designed by Retro and Tox. As a navigational aid, it was lit with a white beacon.



Gallery


"I must admit this spawn is really nice."
Ben grudgingly praises Hammerlea




Behind the Scenes


The following is out-of-universe information about the real world Dragonhollow.

"They did a great job on the new spawn!"


Acey named Hammerlea after the region of the same name from the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV.

It is unclear what her original plans for the town were, but after Retro purchased the Dragonhollow server, Tox suggested they keep the name.

Retro's initial concept for Hammerlea was a bleak ghost town populated by old ruins from the previous map, specifically the winners of the Hallowmere Best Build Contest. However, after organizing a competent build team, those plans quickly evolved into a far more ambitious spawn.



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