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|image = SpawnMason logo.png
| approx_founding_date = Mid January, 2017
 
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|caption = The logo of the SpawnMasons
| status = Active
 
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|date_founded = Mid January, 2017
| #_of_members = ~35
 
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|date_disbanded =
| #_of_bases = Many group bases, lodges, and travel lodges
 
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|status = Active
| image = SpawnMason logo.png
 
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|members = ~35
| caption = The logo of the SpawnMasons
 
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|bases = 150 Lodges and several bases
| notable_members = [[HermeticLock]], many more
 
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|events =
 
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The '''SpawnMasons''' is a group founded by [[HermeticLock]] with the help of [[Jumbo_Warrior]] in January 2017. It lasted until August 6th of 2017, then was brought back and has been active since early September of 2017 to the present day. It is one of the more secretive groups on 2b2t, and does not often interact with the majority of the server's community.
   
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As the name suggests, the SpawnMasons often build close to spawn and embrace the added risk to be closer to the source. The group builds temporary lodges for weekly meetings, participates in long-term group bases and oversees other spawn projects. The group tries to accumulates older, capable or influential players while staying small enough to be a close brotherhood.<ref>https://www.spawnmason.com/</ref>
The '''SpawnMasons''' is a group founded by [[HermeticLock]] with the help of [[Jumbo_Warrior]] in January 2017. It lasted until August 6th of 2017, then was brought back and has been active since early September of 2017 to the present day. It is one of the more secretive groups on 2b2t, and does not often interact with the majority of the server's community. The group is well-known for having some of the oldest remaining players on 2b2t, as well as some of the oddest initiation rituals.
 
   
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==History==
The group builds temporary lodges for meetings, participates in long-term group bases and oversee other spawn projects.
 
   
== History ==
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===Creation ===
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The SpawnMasons were created by HermeticLock and Jumbo_Warrior, and the group imitates its real-life counterpart, the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemasonry Freemasons]. The SpawnMasons conduct an initiation ritual and, like the Freemasons, hold meetings to discuss group business. The group expanded quickly, and easily became one of the most notable groups on 2b2t.
   
=== Creation ===
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=== First degree ===
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In May of 2017, the group was at its highest member count. In a single night, it had initiated players [[Sato86]], [[jared2013]], and [[Fit]], solidifying its position as the most elite group on 2b2t. At its height, a weekly meeting could have more than thirty-five SpawnMasons in a voice chat at once. The SpawnMasons cemented their reputation as builders and often stayed out of trivialities of conflict between the other groups. During this time, the SpawnMasons constructed a series of bases that include Spacejam, Vulcatavio and a fortified skybase during July's temporary map. The quality of lodges also improved after Negative Entropy decided to create something a bit more unique, leading to the abolition of the SpawnMasons' tendency to destroy every lodge after hosting a meeting there. Some memorable lodges are the first lodge, the Tropical Island and Ain's Airship.
The SpawnMasons were created by HermeticLock and Jumbo_Warrior, and the group imitates its real-life counterpart, the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemasonry Freemasons]. The SpawnMasons conduct similar initiation rituals and, like the Freemasons, hold weekly meetings. At the beginning of its existence, the group accepted nearly anyone who wanted to join. This lead to a dysfunctional group, as demonstrated when called to the Valley of Wheat for assistance, during which, rather than helping to repair the valley, the group griefed it. After this, HermeticLock and Jumbo_Warrior began to reform the group, and made a more complex initation to avoid letting in unqualified players to the group. The group expanded quickly, and easily became one of the most notable groups on 2b2t.
 
   
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After Fit released his video of the destruction of [[Summermelon]], the SpawnMasons were faced with the issue of whether or not to allow Fit and [[AlphaComputer]] to remain within the group. AlphaComputer and Fit had broken the SpawnMasons' code by destroying a base that housed other SpawnMasons, and killing [[Krobar01]], who was a fellow member. AlphaComputer was voted to be kicked from the group, and Fit barely got enough votes to stay in. Shortly after this controversy, HermeticLock decided to take a break from 2b2t and resigned as leader of the SpawnMasons. An official SpawnMason disbandment reddit post was made, and a brief intermission ensued where the SpawnMasons were nonexistent.
=== Prime Time 1 ===
 
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[[File:L amp lodge.png|left|thumb|265x265px|Greek Temple lodge, built by l_amp]]
In November of 2017, the group was at its highest member count. In a single night, it had initiated players [[Sato86]], [[jared2013]], and [[Fit]], solidifying its position as the most elite group on 2b2t. At its height, a weekly meeting could have more than thirty-five SpawnMasons in a voice chat at once. The SpawnMasons cemented their reputation as builders and often stayed out of trivialities of conflict between the other groups. During this time, the SpawnMasons constructed a series of bases: Boghdad, Vulcatavio, Spacejam, and the Western Air Temple. The quality of lodges also improved drastically, leading to the abolition of the SpawnMasons' tendency to destroy lodges after hosting a meeting there.
 
   
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===Second degree===
=== Summermelon controversy ===
 
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In August of 2017, members Ain and [[_Henry_]] re-established the SpawnMasons, giving previously Worshipful-ranked players their ranks back, and reconstructing the group in a similar manner as HermeticLock had previously established. _Henry_ came to act as the unofficial leader of the SpawnMasons in HermeticLock's absence. The group continued its course and bases were founded, like Boghdad and the skybase of April's temporary map. Lodges included dr_frankfurt's Flashback, [[Negative_Entropy]]'s Western Air Temple, Jumbo_Warriors' Snow Globe, Krobar01's Kang and Kodos and l_amp's Greek Temple. Overall there was decreasing interest in 2b2t and lodges started happening only monthly.
After Fit released his video of the destruction of [[Summermelon]], the SpawnMasons were faced with the issue of whether or not to allow Fit and [[AlphaComputer]] to remain within the group. AlphaComputer and Fit had destroyed a base which housed other SpawnMasons, and killed [[Krobar01]], who was a fellow member of the SpawnMasons. These players had violated the SpawnMasons' code, but were still friends with many of the players who were within the SpawnMasons, including leader HermeticLock. In a close vote, it was decided that AlphaComputer would be kicked from the group, and Fit later left the group after barely getting enough votes to stay in. This lead to HermeticLock's resignation as leader of the SpawnMasons, an official SpawnMason disbandment reddit post, and a brief intermission during which the SpawnMasons were nonexistent.
 
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[[File:Smibville render.jpg|thumb|400x400px|Smibville base, render by Terbin]]
   
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=== Third degree===
Member Ain later re-established the SpawnMasons, giving previously Worshipful-ranked players their ranks back, and reconstructing the SpawnMasons in a similar manner as HermeticLock had previously established. _Henry_ was promoted as the unofficial leader of the SpawnMasons in HermeticLock's absence.
 
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In the beginning of 2019, HermeticLock created a secret channel in the original mason discord, invited a few friends, and suggested that it was time for great change. As a result, a degree system was implemented by Hermeticlock, Ain and Henry, in order to promote player activity. Since this moment, the group has been consistently active and not a single weekly lodge has been missed. Around this time, the SpawnMasons became the first group to grab the discord.gg/2b2t URL. They were able to do this because they were one of the first servers in the community that had boost capabilities. The Masons capitalized on this and made the discord public for a few weeks in order to grab over 50 boosts. This experiment ended when more servers started getting boost capabilities.<ref>https://www.reddit.com/r/2b2t/comments/bsd7v4/when_you_let_500_2b2t_players_into_your_faction/</ref>
   
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Concluded bases during this era are Club-33, [[Autistralia]], [[Smibville]], Photosynthesis and [[COVID-2147]]. The most significant among these was Smibville, which was founded by ufocrossing and had nearly all active players build there.<ref>https://youtu.be/nSHb3gecB_E</ref> Spawn projects included [[Cloud Club]], [[The Masonic Eclipse]], lead by [[leijurv]] and Hermeticlock in late 2019, and the Transmutation Circle, lead by Negative_Entropy in early 2020. The SpawnMasons are also intertwined with the [[2b2t Party Committee]] and helped out for construction of Halloween and Christmas villages. Memorable lodges are [[BoomerangVillage]]'s Loo lodge, Negative_Entropy's Northern Air Temple, Scribblefox's Courthouse, BottleCapBrony's Cloudsdale PVP arena, Jordanl666's Initiative Testing, the 100th lodge and Breithan's Mirror lodge,
=== Early 2018 conflict ===
 
In early 2018, the SpawnMasons experienced a series of clashes with player jared2013, who managed to get coordinates a number of their bases. For his Christmas Destruction, he griefed the SpawnMason bases of Vulcatavio, Boghdad, and the SpawnMason spawnbase. A few players left the SpawnMasons on account of suspicion towards other members of the group. These griefs, however, did very little overall to hinder the SpawnMasons. The Masons continued until a long pause of activity in late 2018
 
   
=== The Discord Link ===
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===Fourth degree===
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The fourth degree was started in August 2020 and is still ongoing.
In early 2019 the SpawnMasons became the first group to grab the discord.gg/2b2t url. They were able to do this because they were lucky enough to be one of the first servers in the community that had boost capabilities. The Masons capitalized on this and made the discord public for a few weeks in order to grab over 50 boosts. This experiment ended when more servers started getting boost capabilities. It's often joked that even though they succeeded it costed them their integrity. <ref>https://www.reddit.com/r/2b2t/comments/bsd7v4/when_you_let_500_2b2t_players_into_your_faction/</ref>
 
   
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<br />[[File:SpawnMason Banner.png|alt=|thumb|160x160px|SpawnMason banner]]
=== Prime Time 2 ===
 
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==Meetings==
The group has since been revived to become more active once again. Concluded bases are [[Autistralia]], [[Smibville]], [[Cloud Club]], and [[COVID-2147]]. Spawn projects included [[The Masonic Eclipse]] in late 2019 and the Transmutation Circle in early 2020.
 
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The SpawnMasons gather weekly on Saturday to conduct a meeting. Most meetings are held in-game in a lodge — a space created to host a meeting — but some are held in well-known locations. These lodges are often destroyed after use, but some of the more impressive lodges have remained. The destruction of lodges is symbolic and honours the [https://youtu.be/Oy1UUoq_RGg Builder's Dilemma].
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==Relations==
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The SpawnMasons have no official stance on any group; they largely operate independently of other groups.
   
=== Present ===
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==Sources==
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<references />
The weekly lodges have been continued and since 2019, not a single week has been missed.
 
   
== Meetings ==
 
[[File:SpawnMason Banner.png|alt=|thumb|126x126px|SpawnMason banner]]The SpawnMasons gather weekly on Saturday to conduct a meeting. Most meetings are held in-game in a lodge — a space created to host a meeting — but some are held in other pre-built places. These lodges are generally destroyed after use, but some of the more impressive lodges have remained.
 
 
== Hierarchy ==
 
 
* '''Guest''' - A player that is not affiliated with the SpawnMasons, but is generally accepted by them but does not meet the requirements for initiation is allowed into their (otherwise private) #general chat in the SpawnMason discord. Suggestions of new guests must be brought to the rest of the group at a lodge.
 
* '''Initiate''' - A player that has submitted a initiation application. They have the same permissions as a guest.
 
* '''Approved Initiate''' - An initiate that has been approved. They will be eligible for the next meeting.
 
* '''SpawnMason''' - A Mason is a member of the SpawnMasons. They are referred to as brother or sister or sibling by other Masons.
 
* '''Worshipful''' - A Worshipful is a leader of the SpawnMasons. They manage meetings, administrate the discord and generally lead the SpawnMasons as a group.
 
 
== Initiation ==
 
Recruitment is by invitation only.
 
 
Once an Initiate is approved they are scheduled for initiation. Initiations take place at weekly meetings, in lodges built by fellow brothers. They make the lodge look pretty and you'll be able to explore what they've built. The initiation includes agreeing with the rule of not hurting any other SpawnMason in any way.
 
 
Every week a SpawnMason is assigned a date that they will build a lodge.
 
 
Once a player becomes a SpawnMason there are several different paths to take. There are different base groups and committees focused on many different secret projects.
 
 
Once trusted, Masons are eligible to be nominated for the position of Worshipful. This is made by motion, seconds, and then approval by unanimous vote. Worshipfuls are the admins of the group, and they run meetings and conduct initiations. Agendas are made and minutes are recorded at every meeting by the Lodge Secretary.
 
 
== Relations ==
 
* The SpawnMasons have no official stance on any group; they largely operate independently of other groups.
 
* The [[The Peacekeepers|Peacekeepers]] - The Peacekeepers attempted to get into conflict with the Masons with a few spawn skirmishes. However, the Masons ignored their hostility.
 
* Some anti-SpawnMason fagtions and parody groups were made but most did not last.
 
 
== Trivia ==
 
* The SpawnMasons work in a similar fashion to a fraternity or brotherhood, calling their members fellow brothers, sisters, etc.
 
* The group has a meeting to induct new players into the group.
 
* Their "tradition" to blow up bases after a the conclusion of a meeting was not an original rule. This is a common misconception. This tradition has been discontinued. Much of the rhetoric contained in this tradition pertains to that expressed in [https://youtu.be/Oy1UUoq_RGg Builder's Dilemma]
 
 
== Notable members ==
 
 
*[[HermeticLock]] (founder)
 
*[[Jumbo_Warrior]] (co-founder & former leader)
 
*[[_Henry_]] (former leader)
 
*[[Sun_Wukon]]
 
*[[Fuffer]]
 
*[[Vel_]]
 
*[[Jacktherippa]]
 
*[[Babbaj]]
 
* [[Sato86]]
 
*[[Negative_Entropy]]
 
*[[Todarac]]
 
*[[ufocrossing]]
 
*[[Ain]]
 
*[[Giganox]]
 
*[[Terbin]]
 
* [[NickHasCancer]]
 
*[[Torogadude]]
 
*[[Fit]]
 
*[[AlphaComputer]]
 
*[[AutismBot]]
 
* [[P529 ]]
 
*[[Anar_NL]]
 
*[[Nordic93]]
 
*[[Krobar01]]
 
* [[Docsmurf]]
 
* [[Parthicus]]
 
* [[toysoldier|ToysoIdier]]
 
* [[Tanaxis]]
 
*[[dryg_]]
 
*[[http_logan]]
 
*[[iTavux]]
 
*[[Kalju]]
 
*[[0x22]]
 
*[[086]]
 
*[[McNeo]]
 
*[[CasparovJR]]
 
* [[doctrzombie]]
 
*[[Chunkr]]
 
* [[kyle_rayner_ion]]
 
*[[Enjoy]]
 
*[[SalC1]]
 
*[[TheDark_Emperor]]
 
*[[TheFunnnCubes]]
 
*[[1Charlie3]]
 
*[[IronException]]
 
*[[SonEasterZombie]]
 
*[[Breithan]]
 
*[[jordanl666]]
 
*[[leijurv]]
 
*[[Scribblefoxx]]
 
*[[L amp|l_amp]]
 
*[[WarlordN1k]]
 
*[[Hari_Hari]]
 
*[[Nekramite]]
 
*[[HansCor]]
 
*[[HawkedOnFonix]]
 
*[[D_loaded]]
 
*[[Policemike55|policemike55 2]]
 
*DieloTai
 
 
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[[Category:Groups]]
 
[[Category:Groups]]
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[[Category:2017]]
 
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Revision as of 12:29, 16 April 2021

SpawnMasons
SpawnMason logo.png
The logo of the SpawnMasons
StatusActive
Approx. FoundedMid January, 2017
Members
~35
Bases
150 Lodges and several bases
Events


The SpawnMasons is a group founded by HermeticLock with the help of Jumbo_Warrior in January 2017. It lasted until August 6th of 2017, then was brought back and has been active since early September of 2017 to the present day. It is one of the more secretive groups on 2b2t, and does not often interact with the majority of the server's community.

As the name suggests, the SpawnMasons often build close to spawn and embrace the added risk to be closer to the source. The group builds temporary lodges for weekly meetings, participates in long-term group bases and oversees other spawn projects. The group tries to accumulates older, capable or influential players while staying small enough to be a close brotherhood.[1]

History

Creation

The SpawnMasons were created by HermeticLock and Jumbo_Warrior, and the group imitates its real-life counterpart, the Freemasons. The SpawnMasons conduct an initiation ritual and, like the Freemasons, hold meetings to discuss group business. The group expanded quickly, and easily became one of the most notable groups on 2b2t.

First degree

In May of 2017, the group was at its highest member count. In a single night, it had initiated players Sato86, jared2013, and Fit, solidifying its position as the most elite group on 2b2t. At its height, a weekly meeting could have more than thirty-five SpawnMasons in a voice chat at once. The SpawnMasons cemented their reputation as builders and often stayed out of trivialities of conflict between the other groups. During this time, the SpawnMasons constructed a series of bases that include Spacejam, Vulcatavio and a fortified skybase during July's temporary map. The quality of lodges also improved after Negative Entropy decided to create something a bit more unique, leading to the abolition of the SpawnMasons' tendency to destroy every lodge after hosting a meeting there. Some memorable lodges are the first lodge, the Tropical Island and Ain's Airship.

After Fit released his video of the destruction of Summermelon, the SpawnMasons were faced with the issue of whether or not to allow Fit and AlphaComputer to remain within the group. AlphaComputer and Fit had broken the SpawnMasons' code by destroying a base that housed other SpawnMasons, and killing Krobar01, who was a fellow member. AlphaComputer was voted to be kicked from the group, and Fit barely got enough votes to stay in. Shortly after this controversy, HermeticLock decided to take a break from 2b2t and resigned as leader of the SpawnMasons. An official SpawnMason disbandment reddit post was made, and a brief intermission ensued where the SpawnMasons were nonexistent.

Greek Temple lodge, built by l_amp

Second degree

In August of 2017, members Ain and _Henry_ re-established the SpawnMasons, giving previously Worshipful-ranked players their ranks back, and reconstructing the group in a similar manner as HermeticLock had previously established. _Henry_ came to act as the unofficial leader of the SpawnMasons in HermeticLock's absence. The group continued its course and bases were founded, like Boghdad and the skybase of April's temporary map. Lodges included dr_frankfurt's Flashback, Negative_Entropy's Western Air Temple, Jumbo_Warriors' Snow Globe, Krobar01's Kang and Kodos and l_amp's Greek Temple. Overall there was decreasing interest in 2b2t and lodges started happening only monthly.

Smibville base, render by Terbin

Third degree

In the beginning of 2019, HermeticLock created a secret channel in the original mason discord, invited a few friends, and suggested that it was time for great change. As a result, a degree system was implemented by Hermeticlock, Ain and Henry, in order to promote player activity. Since this moment, the group has been consistently active and not a single weekly lodge has been missed. Around this time, the SpawnMasons became the first group to grab the discord.gg/2b2t URL. They were able to do this because they were one of the first servers in the community that had boost capabilities. The Masons capitalized on this and made the discord public for a few weeks in order to grab over 50 boosts. This experiment ended when more servers started getting boost capabilities.[2]

Concluded bases during this era are Club-33, Autistralia, Smibville, Photosynthesis and COVID-2147. The most significant among these was Smibville, which was founded by ufocrossing and had nearly all active players build there.[3] Spawn projects included Cloud Club, The Masonic Eclipse, lead by leijurv and Hermeticlock in late 2019, and the Transmutation Circle, lead by Negative_Entropy in early 2020. The SpawnMasons are also intertwined with the 2b2t Party Committee and helped out for construction of Halloween and Christmas villages. Memorable lodges are BoomerangVillage's Loo lodge, Negative_Entropy's Northern Air Temple, Scribblefox's Courthouse, BottleCapBrony's Cloudsdale PVP arena, Jordanl666's Initiative Testing, the 100th lodge and Breithan's Mirror lodge,

Fourth degree

The fourth degree was started in August 2020 and is still ongoing.


SpawnMason banner

Meetings

The SpawnMasons gather weekly on Saturday to conduct a meeting. Most meetings are held in-game in a lodge — a space created to host a meeting — but some are held in well-known locations. These lodges are often destroyed after use, but some of the more impressive lodges have remained. The destruction of lodges is symbolic and honours the Builder's Dilemma.

Relations

The SpawnMasons have no official stance on any group; they largely operate independently of other groups.

Sources