|Date Started||July 1, 2017|
|Date Completed||July 1, 2017|
Lord Hewett's Town is the seat of House Hewett, a noble house from the island Oakenshield in the Shield Islands, in the Reach. This island is the largest and most populated of the Shield Islands, with the majority of the population living in the town.
The project had previously been started by ZeRamenGuy and Veggie on separate occasions, but both times the project was abandoned. MDMeaux applied formally for the project in July 2017, although extensive disccusions and tests had taken place prior to establish a consistent style for the Shield Islands, after previous abandoned projects such as Greyshield had failed to do so. While most of the project was rebuilt from scratch, elements of Veggie's build were incorporated into the current build, notably the tower in the town, which was unchanged save for the palette. As the island needed to be terraformed from scratch, a novel approach was taken. A scale model of the island was built on a test world using wool colours to form a height map, and this model was upscaled using WorldEdit, and then detailed.
Inspiration for the town buildings, castle and lands were taken primarily from the Atlantic coast of France, notably towns such as La Rochelle, and the layout of the town was based off that of medieval Genoa. The terrain drew heavily from that of the channel islands.