Monthly Archives: July 2015

A Few Comments on CCE’s Birthday

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Today marks the end of yet another year of CCE, a milestone that always brings out in me some nostalgic pondering and commemorative musings. It was nine years ago on this very day that I took a few paragraphs chronicling my explorations of the great Copper Empire sprinkled them with …

The Vanishing of South Range

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The collapse of the great Copper Empire took with it not only the thousands of jobs directly tied to mining, but also thousands of other jobs which complemented and supported those mines. These jobs were often less celebrated and for less skilled, jobs found in grocery stores, hardware stores, restaurants, …

The Lost Temple of the Red Metal King (p4)

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As we exited that dark dingy tunnel and made our way into the light we looked back at the temple ruins stretched out before us yet again. Stretched in front of us was the grand performance space, joined on its backside by the remains of a narrow seating hall. While …

The Lost Temple of the Red Metal King (p3)

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So far we’ve explored two rooms of the great temple. The first seemed to be some type of waiting room, while the second – found up a flight of stairs – was some type of audience chamber. This room was missing its far wall, its maw opened out onto a …

CCE Field Guide Photo Search

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For the past nine years I’ve been sharing with the world my explorations of the great Copper Empire, documented by millions of words, hundreds of maps and drawing, and – most importantly – tens of thousands of pictures. Because of this it may seem a bit ironic that today I’m …

The Lost Temple of the Red Metal King (p2)

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The forsaken temple at the south end of Torch Lake lies shrouded within the embrace of the surrounding forest. From the looks of things it has done so for some time, its windows smashed, its walls crumbling, and its ceilings weeping. This ravages of time have scarred and scabbed over …

The Lost Temple of the Red Metal King (p1)

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Shrouded in a dense calico camouflage of  foliage lies the ragged and faded remnants of an old abandoned temple.What ancient civilization built it? What deity did it honor?  Our apprehension soared as we carefully hacked our way through the thick jungle at our feet and approached the forsaken structure in …