|Hamlet of Oakhurst|
|Foundation date||19th August 2017|
The Hamlet of Oakhurst was a small, autonomous region of Southshire on Civclassics 2.0 owned and lead by Orinnari.
Orinnari began building in the area in early August 2017 after one too many snitch pings from his home in Southshire's downtown area motivated him to seek a quieter place to reside. Not wanting to leave Southshire however, he moved to the untouched and out of the way micro-peninsular to the south-east, constructing what would later be referred to as the "soap coloured palace" by Dr_Oracle.
Oakhurst was later declared autonomous by Orinnari on the 19th August 2017 when he retired from the Council for stress related reasons . His goal was to create a loose facsimile to the City of London, cementing this by declared himself the "Lord Mayor of Oakhurst". Soon after Oakhurst's founding, Orinnari's successor stood down from the Council, thus triggering an election. Orinnari submitted his candidacy and, with the help of Charlameme, negotiated the means to temporarily suspend Oakhurst's autonomy should he be successfully re-elected to the Council. After Orinnari's defeat in the election however, he impulsively declared Oakhurst a separate entity, a borough unto itself, believing it to be the only way he could exercise law-making ever again. This however inflamed recent hostilities from SamuelV who saw it as a slap in the face and began propagating harmful characterisations of Orinnari. This matched along with the casual dismissal from others in the Commonwealth meant that progress in establishing Oakhurst was slow and fickle. On 18th September 2017, Oakhurst drew the ire of Dr_Oracle, the owner of Southshire's then branch of Empty Promises, later citing misleading information from the Council after Orinnari sent him an essay. However, after two additional weeks of casual hostility and disregard, particularly when Orinnari attempted to establish a short connection to Southshire's rail station, he felt it would be best to relocate Oakhurst elsewhere. Oakhurst was dismantled and ceded back to Southshire on 30th September 2017. At first, Oakhurst was relocated to The Plantation, an area that later became part of Arran, but after facing difficulties with an abandoned yet largely reinforced area was relocated again to a small island to the north that Orinnari named Shen. Given the social and infrastructural isolation of Shen, this became a very inactive period for Orinnari. Oakhurst was implicitly dissolved around November 2017 when Orinnari returned to Southshire.
On 7th June 2021, Orinnari visited Southshire after seeing RoboRik's designs for a new factory building for Southshire's downtown area. During this visit, cinzar invited Orinnari to build a house, but was later given permission by StrPlatinum to claim most of Oakhurst's old territory as private property. Cinzar insisted however that the Nymph Embassy ought to remain. However, Orinnari successfully negotiated the deed to the land in return for manually relocating the embassy and its items to the opposite side of the canal, effectively reclaiming all of Oakhurst's former territory as private property. StrPlatinum then spontaneously granted Oakhurst autonomy.
Oakhurst on Civclassics 2.0 was located on the south-eastern peninsular of Southend, consisting solely of roofed forest surrounded by river.
Oakhurst had none of its own laws prior its refounding. After the refounding, Orinnari established a series of "precedents", laws that could be described to as Customary Law:
- Oakhurst is bound by Southshire law unless where otherwise exempted or irrelevant.
- Oakhurst's territory was first deeded to Orinnari then granted autonomy, thus Orinnari owns and leads Oakhurst.
- Oakhurst is expected to retain pre-existing infrastructure unless otherwise given approval to change or remove.
- Justice is a private matter between the alleged wrongdoer and the wronged party.
- Unjust outcomes of Precedent 4 can be appealed to the leader of Oakhurst.
- Unjust outcomes of Precedent 5 can be appealed to the Council of Southshire.
- Player Essence is a restricted good and cannot be sold in shops.
- Pearls cannot be held permanently or indefinitely.
- Discord's Community Guidelines are justiciable.