EOW#53 Tunnel City POLL
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For this Challenge we Had 20 images started, 18 going to poll. 2 UNFINISHED Several first time entries, several returning past winners. Lots of beautiful work and a great round
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EOW# 54 Two houses, both alike in dignity, In Verona's fair city
Security in the gas mines was always a priority to operations on Halon V. The discovery of the Mk 9 gas vein in Tunnel 316 lead for a completely new style of colony mining. Simple tunnel gate security wasn't enough, pirates could infiltrate the surface colony in order to gain access, cargo ships were hijacked and stolen regularly. During a lockdown of the tunnel, the pirates would assault the surface colony, using it as a ransom to have the gates re-opened, after months of stuggling to break even the colony leaders & security firms made a new deal & moved the entire colony inside Tunnel 316.
The basic idea is a network of caverns far beneath the ocean. The chambers have filled with seawater, but liquid CO2 has collected at the bottom, forming an undersea lake. I'm not sure, but I think the 'city' (even though it was fashioned by creatures as a dwelling place, I doubt it's sophisticated enough to be considered a city) is actually a ruin, with only the dead husks of its former inhabitants filling the tunnels.
Since construction on the moon began these 'tunnels' have been specially built to quickly and safely transport materials needed from Earth. The tunnels lower from a group of space stations in geo-stationary orbit.
this looks like cave but it's not cos if i'm right cave is a hole where is just one way in and out and tunnel is where is another way out or in...
soo in this place there is lots of entry passages... and lots of people living... well not exatly people but greatures...
they found this stalactite cave like tunnel network and started their colony in there cos they cant stand light they provide them selves gloving stones to light their way...
in time the tunnels collapsed so they didnt get out in night to go hunt or get other food but they got other ways to feed their hunger... (big mystery)
and they still live in there without the knowing of rest of the world or we knowing about them...
in 2067, after the world crack up a secret organisation called the pink fandangos start they uprising blowing up the most impotant city around the world...
In the Tunnel between Heaven and Hell the city grew. taking advantage of the quixotic gravity , everyspace was utilized by this teeming commercial metropolis. It is amazing how many things from heaven are longed for in hell and vice versa. The merchants have made a fortune in the thriving trade....
Located at the very bottom of the deeps, these caves were found when a research team set out to recover long lost DNA in order to kickstart operation: F.I.S.H.
Hoping to find remnants of organic material at the bottom of The Oestersjoe the crew patiently scanned the bottom of the abyss and stumbled upon the tunnels.
The completely lifeless oceans were thought to be thoroughly mapped but these huge tunnels came as a big surprise. Although test proved these tunnels to have been submerged during the construction of the strange facilities stretching across the tunnels, no signs of life were ever found.
founded 2391 in the wreck of the fallen battleship Prts.fr7, tunnel city quickly became universe´s largest crackhotel.
london was once the hight of elegance a pioner in achitecture but some time in 2074, a rare and valuble deposit of oil was discovered deep beneath this city, whilst alternative fuels where failing, the location of the last oil deposit spread across the world and in a matter of months and soon after america declared war on the country, its reasoning for doing so has never been publicly admitted, but even so the war contiued, this oil reserve had made england one of the most powerful countrys in the world and they were reluctant to give it up... for three years now the war has been fought over london with only meters of progress lost and gained...
the few recruits left to hold the city have coded it as the "tunnel city" due to the fact that for three years the the sun has been blocked out due to all the smoke and debre being constantly threwn into the air, now the only light sorce comes from the constant and deafening explosions heared from all around. and still the guns keep firing...
The lone mechanized transportation facility in the Pluto colony was a ceiling mounted electric monorail. No need for roads led to the result that the entire floor of the 17 mile long tunnel was a warren of randomly jumbled buildings with narrow corridors in between.
This is a post-modern Dwarfen Mining City. The Mining Communities were first established to create affordable accommodation for the Miner's families. The community rapidly grew through its efficiency and international success so they expanded rapidly, building more and more accommodation in the pre dug tunnels. Now the Mining Community has grown into a Mining City, which is formed of vast amounts of Towns that litter the numerous tunnels, created from constant mining.
Day 267 of Our Lord's 345th year
The sun was just rising, and I could hear that stupid lizard again. Every morning for the past 2 weeks that thing keeps waking me up with its barking noises. I swear it knows how annoyed I get. I wish one of the Fire Talons would swoop down and get it, but it either hides too well, or they just ignore it. If this keeps up I'll have to move deeper, but then I won't get to see the sunset. Sometimes I wished I had never moved. Oh well, I guess I'd never have a job as good as the one I have now. Off to work.
This subterranean city is built in the middle of the Aghorin Desert and occupies most of the massive piece of sandstone rock that dominates the horizon. Underneath this massive rock fortress there is a great subterranean lake, which makes it possible for the city to be completely atonomous from the outside world, which in the past made it a strategic position for both its neighbouring kingdoms. However, No enemy has ever taken the city because its few well guarded entrances and maze of tunnels make it a very hard target. Lately rumours are spreading that, since there has been no major rainfall the last couple of years, the underground lake is getting dried up because of the massive city that depends on it every day. It seems that the once great city of Aghmagrollah will lose its power and will empty, its inhabitants migrating to better lands. The desert will reclaim it once again.
In the worlds of Dryven, therein lies a vast abandoned network of massive paasageways thought to be long abandoned. After a time, many intrepid explorers returned this vast network to power and brought them to the skyies where it now lies as a vast sky port of the Dryven
This is the future. In the biggest cities, there's not space left to expand and the scyscrapers can't grow forever so more and more buildings are built underground. As time goes by, a whole new world developes under the downtown. A massive tunnel system goes miles belove the ground. Apartments above the ground level cost a fortune. The poor live in the deepest levels of the city. There is a 3d subway net - trains don't go just north and south, there are trains that go just up and down. The tunnels are actually empty, the streets are built indoors. However, when you look outside the window, you may see a striking view like this
The City of Durinthia: Guardian City of Hell's Passage.
Durinthia was constructed in the mid 19th century when the church discovered the first entrances to hell. Pope Gregory XVI commissioned the city in secret as a means for the church to bind Lucifer's demons. A large tunnel leads several miles into the earth, where special priests hold vigil morning noon and night, performing ceremonies which seal the entrance to hell using the power of sacred relics.
Tunnel City, said the legend was created in the search for Chaos, the godess of the Depths, the faith and belief was so big that the tunnels extended for almost all of the Trident continent, settlers created cities, every time a war was fought the previous city had been demolished and the new one built on top, the tunnel surrounding it was sacred therefore never touched.
City dwellers move about this great metropolis hidden within this tube-like city.