Simple Fences

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Simple Fences icon.png Simple Fences
"Simple Fences allows you to construct sturdy fences to keep intruders out."
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Proficiencies required:
800 Arts & Crafts icon.png Arts & Crafts
2000 Hammer & Nail icon.png Hammer & Nail
800 Law & Lore icon.png Law & Lore
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External Fences

External Fences, also known as Walls, are Fences which are used as a Defense against Crime! icon.png Crime!s such as Theft, Trespassing, and Vandalism. External Fences MUST be used in conjunction with a Claim and be Lock icon.png Locked in order to be effective. Additionally, using Aggressive Defenses to protect your Fences can dramatically increase your security. Often several Fence types are layered around a Base, with the lowest tier Fences always built the furthest out.

External Fence Tiers

Fence Tier Strength
Makeshift Fence icon.png Makeshift Fence 1 Very Weak
Split-rail Fence icon.png Split-rail Fence 2 Weak
Stone Hedge icon.png Stone Hedge 3 Medium
Plank Fence icon.png Plank Fence 4 Moderate
Brick Wall icon.png Brick Wall 5 Strong
Iron Wall icon.png Iron Wall 6 Very Strong

Internal Fences

Internal Fences, are Fences which can be built inside certain Buildings and generally have a specific use.

Fence Built In Use
Barn Stall icon.png Barn Stall Barn icon.png Barn Separate and manage Domesticated Animals.

Fence Construction

All Fences have four basic components a Starting Post, a Corner Post, a Fence Segment, and a Gate. To construct a Fence a Starting Post must first be built; when building a Starting post do NOT use ctrl to detach it from the building grid, or else the sections may not line up correctly. Once your Starting Post has been completed, you can right-click it and select the cardinal direction you wish to extend you Fence in, this will build a Fence Segment. Right-clicking a Fence Segment give you the option to keep extending your Fence in the same direction or build a Corner Post which allows you to again extend your in any direction. To build a Gate, leave a 2 tile gap between two Posts. Righting-clicking on either of these posts will then give you the option to build a Gate.

Splash Damage

Fences are not indestructible and can be Destroyed by well-prepared raiders. A Fence's strength is dependent on its tier - the higher the tier, the harder it is to Destroy. Once Destroy icon.png Destroyed or Salvage icon.png Salvaged, Fences that are OLDER than 7 days will send out a wave of Splash Damage which will damage the nearest Fences of an equal or lesser tier. For this reason, when laying Fences, make sure to have the lowest tier Fence on the outside and the highest tier the most on the inside. Splash Damage has been known to travel as much as 5 tiles.

A Fence about to Destroyed - notice no other sections have taken damage.
Once the target section is Destroyed about 80% damage splashes to adjacent sections in each cardinal directions.
In all to break through 3 sections in only took 140% damage - 100% damage to first Fence, 20% to the second and again 20% to the last section.