Calleta City

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Calleta

Calleta is a part of Heterocera continent with many urban landscapes. According to City & Town definitions, it is a city because it covers multiple regions.

History

Unlike other pre-defined urban places, like Bay City, Nautilus City or Kama City, Calleta was not intentionatelly built that way. Its composing regions don't share a common word. Even so, from beginning, Calleta was one of the first regions in Heterocera and the most important place for new settlers to start their journey. Its strategic position helped it to grow.

In Calleta, Neumogen and Columbia large railway maze stations were built. Later, many of them changed their forms and even transformed.

In A.D. 2014, Calleta was transforming. Someone set up the Embarcadero a bomb in late 2013 and the Neumogen maze is under reconstruction. In summer 2014, Calleta Monorail was born, covering a large surface in Columbia region.

In September 21th 2014, Calleta was the center of a massive Griefer attack that paralyzed all traffic for 10 hours.

Geography

Calleta is in the South West Plain, with an average Altitude of 25 meters and sea contact. The plain continues to West. To North, the low mountains start to rise. To East, the Inner Delta is very close. To South, the ANWR channel (see Transcontinental Channels) is nearby.

It is composed of the following region (in alphabetic order):

  • Burns - a transitory landscape between urban Neumogen and rural West plain
  • Calleta - heart of the city, with many buildings
  • Cercopia - the docks and the gateway to Sansara
  • Columbia - has urban streets, a harbor, SLRR and Monorail connections, alternative ferry to Sansara
  • Euryalus - transition to the delta
  • Hera - suburbs, residential area and railways
  • Lebeau - suburbs, representance from Lionheart Microcontinent
  • Neumogen - also known as Tokyo, a railway maze
  • Oculea- a transitory landscape
  • Sweetbay - suburbs in South
  • Tuliptree - headquaters of Virtual Railway Consortium

Transporation

Calleta is the most important intersection in Heterocera, for roads, railways, waterways and air transportation.

Airports There are two airports in the Calleta City area. Port Calleta (SLCI) in Cecropia is the gateway to Heterocera, in the Cecropia region, with a direct and unobstructed landing path from the ANWR strait.

Hinamizawa Airport (SLNZ)is located in Neumogen. Since there are not many parcels of Land With Restricted Access around, airplanes can fly basically to any direction.

Railways All regions except Euryalus have railway access. Also, many of the buildings existing in Calleta are railway-themed. The main line starts from Tuliptree, then goes through Sweetbay, Columbia, Sweetbay again, Calleta, Oculea, Neumogen. Many private-owned railways exist in the area. The West Atoll Railroad started from Neumogen and connected all the region in the South West Plain. WARR holdings in Neumogen and Burns are now owned by the Hinamizawa Airport. From Burns to Grote, ending at Sandhill Sage Road, is owned by Govorner Linden. The remainder of the former WARR has been cleared of all rails and is designated as "Linden Right of Way".

Other two railways once connected Neumogen with region in North West (Hera, Griffin and Rustic). They changed their shapes many times and currently they start from Oculea. Another, less known railway, is Oculea - Lebeau, that ends in a train depot. From that depot you can get a landmark to Lionheart Microcontinent. The only remaining part of these lines now ends at Route 1.

The GSLR is a strategic and historical railway that connects Heterocera with Sansara. It starts in Calleta, then continues to Cecropia, where you can take a ferry to Purple station and continue your journey in Sansara.

Railway map changes every month. For example, at some point in 2013 there was a large train depot in the center of Calleta. It was replaced with Urban Degenerate (see below). Eventually Urban Degenerate abandoned much of its land in Calleta and the ALPHA Center moved in. ALPHA abandoned their holdings in Calleta and much of the land is now part of Calleta Union Station, a depot whose construction began in late 2013. The railways to Hera and Rustic changed their shapes many times. In summer 2013 there was a long tunnel in Hera. Then, the Rustic rail vanished for a while. The cosmic railway, that connects Neumogen with a high skybox with the help of an invisible railway, changed its shape many times. Late in December 2013 Neumogen railway maze vanished without a warning and Hera-Rustic railways were connected to the main line from Oculea.

A great improvement was in summer 2014, when Calleta Monorail was created on abandoned fields in Columbia and Cecropia. The monorail was closed in August 2017.

Railways have automated transportation. There are many trains seen every day.

Roadways Calleta is an important intersection. Road access is easy to North, East and West (and then to the entire continent). Neumogen is an important starting point for trips to Heterocera mountains (see Mountains Of Heterocera for more data).

Since West Atoll Railroad has been abandoned, the road network must take all the traffic WARR had in past.

There is automated road transportation. Yavanna Llanfair script pods can be found on most all roads and rails on the grid. Also frequently seen on the rails and waterways are automated trams and boats operated by Ana.

Waterways

Cercopia is the gateway to Sansara. For the first settlers, this was the place they arrived after passing through the ANWR channel. Cercopia has its own docks and so do all regions close to the shores: Calleta, Tuliptree or Hera. Unlike other places, Heterocera has official automated water transportation. There are 3 ferry routes through Calleta city: Cercopia - Purple, Tuliptree - Bay City and Tuliptree - Bhaga. Sometimes, also Yava script pods can be found sailing small distances.

Important Places

Calleta Union Station is a large train station in Calleta City, in the Calleta region. It connects with the main SLRR line to the east and the Northern Continent branch of the GSLR to the west. The station has three boarding platforms, two alongside station land track and one alongside the GSLR line itself, which can be used by trains that wish to stop at the station but do not wish to turn off the GSLR line.

The Hobo Railroad Infohub, located in Calleta, is an official SecondLife Infohub, owned by Governor Linden but operated and maintained mostly by a group of long term citizens. It is in the theme of a depression era hobo encampment, and set the tone for the original theme of Calleta.

Urban Degenerate was formerly the center of Calleta City. It was a Soviet-themed place, with a lot of radioactive waste, built on the ruins of Calleta railway depot. Everything was rusted, toxic and full of Communist symbols. It even included a railway station named Chernobyl (cyrillic writing) and a subway station too.

The Embarcadero/Columbia Mall used to be an important structure, surrounded by a large boulevard with its own tram. Unfortunately, it got blown up and the land it occupied is now an open field.

Tuliptree is important for its railway station and contains a VRC center.


See Also

Second Life Geography

Heterocera

Bay City

Bembecia City

Kama City

Nautilus City

City & Town