Sumeru Island (an all natural southern hemisphere island)!

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Far off on a deserted island in the intense foliage lies a beautiful and bustling landscape, home to many critters and natural wonders. This forest-like, all-natural place is known as... Sumeru!


Hey there, everyone! After no longer having my previous built island, UA Academy, I was very unmotivated to play ACNH again and create a new island. However, I did have a name picked out should I ever decide to play again, and the newest TBT event has motivated me full force to build a new island!

Sumeru island will be different from my previous islands in that it will be a southern hemisphere island, and it will also be all-natural, meaning there will be little to no terraforming done on my island! An exciting prospect indeed, as this will give me the chance to build an island based more on natural beauty, with a small section devoted to a bustling city center. Now, let's hop right into the adventure, shall we?

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Speaking of the word HOP, how ironic is it that Mira is one of my two starting villagers?!? Teddy is my other starting villager as well.

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Decided to name my resident rep after myself this time instead of any character or anything else. A wise decision (and knowledge and being wise are things highly sought after in the land of Sumeru).

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First step is to set up my own tent, so I have a place to rest my weary soul from the harsh climate of Sumeru (not to mention the various dangerous animals that come out at night!).

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I then get started on finding places for my colleagues' tents, Mira and Teddy. They're very appreciative it seems.

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The starting fruit is oranges, which is nice and different from what I had before. Can't wait to try out some tasty orange juice. 😋

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I name the island Sumeru, and thus Sumeru is born! 🥳

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Here is the current map and my current resident rep passport. The quote in my passport is a reference to Paimon in Genshin Impact, which is where Sumeru is based off of. Paimon is a trusty companion who accompanies the traveler all across the lands, with Sumeru being the most recent addition to the game.

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With all that out of the way, I take a rest in bed, and then my new island life in Sumeru begins! Stay tuned to this thread for at least the next several weeks, as I will be playing every day and uploading new entries every now and then. Thanks for reading!​
 
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SUMERU ISLAND JOURNAL

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 2023

EPISODE TWO: THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR HARD WORK, NOT EVEN KNOWLEDGE ITSELF


Hey there, everyone, and welcome back to the wild adventures of Sumeru island! On this episode I'll take you through some more developments that were made on the island.

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First order of business is to say that the airport is now open! That means that online functionality is now available and we won't be stuck on Sumeru island at all times! Wooo!!!

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Daisy Mae also let us know that she'll be collaborating with us by letting us buy her turnips. How kind of her!

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Time for the first development! In order to keep Sumeru bustling and active with an actual economy, we're going to need to open up a shop. Thankfully, the materials were a breeze to gather!

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And in no time at all the shop is ready to be built! An exciting time for Sumeru island, as the other villagers and myself will now be able to buy more things for ourselves and our homes.

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The other villagers and myself hold a ceremony in order to celebrate the opening of the new shop. Let the festivities commence!

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After this, the next step is obvious. We need a bridge to connect the separated parts of the island! Thankfully, I know just the place to build it so that I can get to every nook and cranny of the island (with the help of a ladder, of course).

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With the shop built and anywhere being accesible on the island thanks to the bridge that was built and the ladder I have, I began working on cleaning up the island of weeds. I left the flowers and trees intact, but cleaned off the rest of the island in order to enhance Sumeru's natural beauty.

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Teddy gave me the perfect accessory during these times, an explorer's hat! Very fitting since my character is named after my traveler in Genshin Impact.

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I also found out that Teddy and Mira finally got homes of their own as well! Now we won't have to worry about the dangerous creatures at night as much!

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Saharah and Mabel also make guest appearances, with Saharah selling me some wallpaper and flooring, and Mabel saying she will sell clothes to us.

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Here are updated pictures of myself, my house, and Sumeru's map.

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Who is Tom Nook blabbing to now?

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Wait, Tom Nook! Come back! I still need your heeeelllllllp!

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But by the time Tom Nook came back, it was too late... Riley the traveler had already crossed the bridge... to destiny! What will happen when we invite even MORE villagers to Sumeru island? Next time, Episode Three! There Is No Substitute For Hard Work, Not Even Knowledge Itself Part Two! Planning to record it? Great idea!

 
SUMERU ISLAND JOURNAL

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 2023

EPISODE THREE: THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR HARD WORK, NOT EVEN KNOWLEDGE ITSELF (PART TWO)


Hey there, everyone, and welcome back again to the wild, wild adventures of Sumeru island! On this episode I'll show off recent developments on the island AS WELL AS new villagers that were brought to the island!

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But first it seems Tom Nook is unamused with my craftsmanship skills taking so long to come to fruition. Ah well, what can you do?

But what's this, more villagers on the HORIZON?!?

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That's right! Explorers Patty, Al, and Vesta have moved to Sumeru island to soak up in the fun island adventures (I'm personally the most excited for Vesta's arrival, but don't tell Patty and Al that!)!

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And it looks like for good reason too! Vesta is the only one to thank me for welcoming her to Sumeru, and gives me a portable record player for my house. :giggle:

Next, let me go through a couple MAJOR developments on the island!

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That's RIGHT! The museum, tailor services, and resident services are all now open for BUSINESSSSS!!! 🎵

Some other happenings on the island!

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Harvey, Luna, and the Happy Home Paradise crew are ready to work with traveler Riley!

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Poo bear, I mean, Teddy, is hunting... for butterflies? Ah, so serene. 💚

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I receive my first letter from a villager, and it's from none other than Mira! In case you're wondering, she sent me a manhole cover. How... thoughtful. :LOL:

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I'm trying to make one right NOW, Teddy! Move out of the way! 😡

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At least Mira knows what's up (sometimes).

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And now, welcome to the popular show... SQUID GAME (what? wrong show?)!!!!!!!

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An updated picture of my house and myself as well.

What's this? Now Tom Nook wants to attract K.K. Slider to the island?!?

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Thanks, Nook, I always knew I did as well. 😎

What will happen when EVEN MORE villagers come to the island and K.K. Slider performs? Next time, Episode Four! The Big, Bad K.K. Musical... OPERATION (oh yeah!)! Going to watch the reruns? Not a bad idea!

 
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SUMERU ISLAND JOURNAL

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2023

EPISODE FOUR: THE BIG, BAD K.K. MUSICAL... OPERATION!


Hey there, everyone, and welcome back to another fun adventure on the island of Sumeru! Today I'll be talking about the recent villager additions to the island, as well as a few small, cute happenings.

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One of the aesthetics of Sumeru in Genshin Impact is that it has a desert, so it's NO SURPRISE that Ankha HAS to be one of my villagers. It would just feel wrong if she didn't move here, wouldn't it?!?

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Up next, Raymond moves to the island. While he doesn't exactly fit the Sumeru aesthetic, he is a fan favorite villager for the game, so I absolutely had to include him on my island.

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Next up to move in is Poppy, and she DOES fit the Sumeru aesthetic because her home is real forest-like, and there's lots of forests and jungles in Sumeru as well.

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Last to move in as the 10th villager is Tia, who also really fits the Sumeru aesthetic, because she's a white elephant. Truly classy. ✨

I will definitely be kicking out a few villagers, so my lineup isn't permanent right now, but it's nice to have a full island of villagers finally!

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And of course Teddy has to ruin the moment by talking about weight-lifting again... sigh...

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Wow, um... thanks, Raymond (he does know I know what a garden lantern is, right?)!

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Awww, what a sweet gift from Poppy. I probably won't use it, but a sweet gift nonetheless!

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Updated photos of my passport and my map. I won't be showing off my actual island scenery just yet, because some major work needs to be done. But! Episodes 6-10 of this island journal will focus more on that.

Just what will happen when the island gets decorated and becomes a natural paradise?!? Next time, Episode Five! The Big, Bad K.K. Musical... OPERATION (part two)! Going to fast forward through the commercials? Go ahead!

 
SUMERU ISLAND JOURNAL

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24TH, 2024

EPISODE FIVE: INTERLUDE. THEN AND NOW


Welcome back everyone to my island journal focused on my island from New Horizons, Sumeru! As a reminder, this island is going to be an in-game replica of the actual Sumeru from Genshin Impact, and terraforming is NOT allowed. Now without further ado, let's dive into some of the recent changes I've made!

The first HUGE change I made was turning the center area of the island into a giant flower field! This area is meant to represent the vast jungles and forests of Sumeru.

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Looking much better, isn't it? Next I decided to turn the southwestern portion of the island into the desert from Sumeru. Keep in mind that this is a WIP, and I'll be adding to it as time goes on. But basically there will be lots of cacti, pyramids, and the center pond serves as an oasis! :blush:

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And last but certainly not least, the entrance to the island has some gazebos around it now, reminiscent of the gazebos you'd find at Sumeru City in Sumeru!

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Here's a map of my current layout. Not much will change here because I won't be terraforming, but my villagers will definitely be changing. Six of them I'll be keeping and four I'll be getting rid of. Which four will be replaced? Stay tuned for the next episode of... SUMERU'S ISLAND JOURNAL!! 🥳

Going to catch the recaps online? Not a bad idea!

 
SUMERU ISLAND JOURNAL

SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH, 2024

EPISODE SIX: FAMILIAR FACES, NEW PLACES!


Hey everyone and welcome back to my island journal in which I'll be recreating the nation of Sumeru from Genshin Impact in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Remember that there is NO terraforming on this island, and it takes place in the southern hemisphere.

Since last time I discovered that I can move more villagers in using the AC Amiibo cards I have. Unfortunately I didn't realize until it was too late that someone was already moving into my 10th plot, but fortunately, however, it was Eugene! I really like him as a villager, and he fits the overall aesthetic of Sumeru since he's a koala, so I really lucked out on that.

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Next, I decided to move in two Sanrio villagers in Etoile and Toby, since I wanted both Vesta AND Etoile on my island, and Toby fits the aesthetic of Sumeru as well!

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It's funny because I have both Etoile and Toby in my ACNL town, Port, as well now. :p

Here's a map of my current layout and villagers. Hippeux, Patty, and Mira are all gone, but I decided to keep Al to make things easier, and also because as an ape he fits the aesthetic of Sumeru pretty well too. Thus, I have 10/10 dreamies for my island FINALLY! 🤩

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When I next play I'll be working on adding more inclines and bridges to the island, to connect everything and also get my island star rating up from 3 to 4. Until then, stay tuned!

Going to pirate the episodes online? That's pretty risky, matey.

 
SUMERU ISLAND JOURNAL

SUNDAY, MAY 5TH, 2024

EPISODE SEVEN: ANOTHER BIRTHDAY AND ANOTHER LAND CONNECTION!


Hey everyone and welcome back to my island journal featuring Sumeru from Genshin Impact. Today I'll go over a few additions to my island and also the fact that it was my birthday both in real life and in-game!

The first thing I did since last playing was unlocking The Roost. Once Crazy Redd showed up it was a piece of cake (pun totally intended)!

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Next, it was time to add more bridges and inclines to the island. Not wanting to rely on turnip selling just yet, I made it work by selling a lot of my furniture and items. I decided that I'll only be using log inclines and log bridges, since those both fit the aesthetic of Sumeru really well!

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And thus, the upper woodlands area of Sumeru as well as the desert are now easily accessible thanks to adding an incline and bridge.

Lastly, I had Poppy invite me over to her house to celebrate my birthday! It was really nice seeing my villagers celebrate with me another time. I even fed some of them cupcakes as thanks!

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When I next play I'll continue adding scenery and working on getting my island up to a 4 star rating. Until then, stay tuned!

Going to look at the Wiki online for a description of the episodes? Not a bad idea, but don't spoil yourself!

 
SUMERU ISLAND JOURNAL

SUNDAY, JUNE 16TH, 2024

EPISODE EIGHT: ROSTER STILL NOT FINISHED?!? A NEW BASED FRIEND JOINS THE ISLAND!


Hey, everyone, and welcome back to my island journal thread, where TODAY I'll be going over how I encountered one of my FAVORITE villagers EVER, Sasha, at my campsite! 🥳 🎉

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I encountered him and after about an hour of resets, got him to replace Toby! I'm not really upset that he's replacing Toby because they're both rabbits, and I have Toby's Amiibo card if I ever need to move him back in.

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I should also mention that it's now winter on my island due to my island being in the southern hemisphere! Such lovely activities to be had during this time, and would you look at that! I learned the Glee reaction from Poppy! Perfectly encapsulates my feelings for finding Sasha in my campsite.

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And now he's here and my roster is once again complete with all of my dreamies! 🎵

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When I next play, I'll be continuing to get the island to a 4 star rating. Until then, stay tuned!

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Going to time travel into the future to catch the next episodes? That could be dangerous!!

 
SUMERU ISLAND JOURNAL

TUESDAY, JUNE 25TH, 2024

EPISODE NINE: 4-STAR RATING ACHIEVED! ONE FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS!


Hey, everyone, and welcome back to my island journal thread where today I'll be going over some of the recent developments on Sumeru!

For today I have some exciting news to share! Sumeru is FINALLY a 4-star island! I made a lot of improvements with additional fencing and furniture, and sure enough Isabelle gave me the good news.

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Now that Sumeru is a 4-star island, let's take a look at some of the recent developments!

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As you can see, there's been lots of furniture and fencing added. I've made sure to partition parts of the island so that you can only access certain destinations by following the intended paths.

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And wouldn't you know it, Sasha, Etoile, and Eugene all got together and sang a cheery tune to celebrate the island's new rating! 😁

The next step for the island will be to get it to 5 stars, and to help with that, the very based @Yanrima~ helped me with selling turnips so I could amass a fortune!

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But it looks like Daisy Mae wandered too much and thus got sent to prison, and will have to deal with Yanrima's island's court system. 😬

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Thanks to this, I was able to build another incline and pay off a home loan (decided to go with the green roof, since it fits Sumeru aesthetically)! 🥳

When I next play I'll be laying paths down and continuing to build on the island while working towards making it a 5 star S-Class island. Until then, stay tuned!

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Going to watch the next episode from a space station? Now that's living it up in style! 🚀

 
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