It’s a shame to see such an incredible timeline come to a de jure end, but I can’t think of a better way to end it than to start what is already looking up to be another fantastic, if not better, timeline!Well, I am pretty sure I had not seen this day coming for quite some time, but here we are!
I've come to this decision after much thought and debate, and also with consultation of the folks who have assisted me along the way, that Our Fair Country is formally going to be coming to an end. I am sure many have noticed the sharp and complete drop-off of activity and updates recently, and much of this has been due to a reassessment of my plans for the timeline, and earlier conflicting lore problems. I have decided, instead of a massive retcon that would make the earlier one in 2019 seem pretty minor in comparison, that I will be sunsetting this timeline, and beginning a new one with a similar divergence point, but taking a far different approach to alternate history.
And so, it comes to this announcement that I am happy to announce the name of my new timeline, Ship of State, which will work in a more chronological manner. For Our Fair Country, I am remiss to say I did not plot out the exact sequence of events to bring us to the present-day, which is something I am remeding for Ship of State. The lore will be deeper and more richly explored, and many area of the world will be delved into deeper and a more well-balanced and researched manner. This change, of course, might not please everyone, and Our Fair Country might still get an update from time to time, but it will no longer be my main focus.
This being said, all future public updates on Ship of State can be found on the Our Fair Community Discord where I maintain a project channel there to discuss relevant areas of research and lore development, along with general question and answers about the timeline! I'd like to seriously thank everyone who has read along and contributed to Our Fair Country, and I hope to see everyone as I delve into my next project!
As a means of introducing everyone here to the new timeline, here is a snippet of what is to come from this project:
Either way, I’ve adored reading through this amazing world you built that I really think has pushed the boundaries of what alternate history can be. You managed to strike a perfect harmony between familiarity and cohesion that I’ve never really seen replicated just as well, you filled every caveat of this timeline with amazing detail, you subverted numerous cliches to create something completely original, and it all came with some of the most comprehensive and pleasing graphics on AlternateHistory.com to boot. Just... wow. I can guarantee you that this TL will be well-remembered and enjoyed years from now and has already proven itself to be one of the most influential TLs on this entire site (I’m sure you’ve noticed all the graphics TLs that cite your work as inspiration!).
Thank you so much for creating Our Fair Country and I can’t wait to see what you have in store next with Ship of State.