Astral Brotherhood

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Astral Brotherhood
StatusActive
FoundedAugust 22, 2021
Members32 (Lunarium and up)
LeaderJoey_Coconut, LordGalvatronMC, smcz19, Enchoseon
BasesVega, Santiago, Menegroth, Astralia, Okab, Capybara Castle, Nautilus, Poppy Town, Durkaa's Farm, End Gape, New Lugdunum, Obsidian Isle, Helheim, Helheim 2, Hintertown 6, Neritum, Skylight Haven (joint base with SBA), Lidenbrock, The Rift, Solaris, Polaris, Spawn Migration, Taiyo, Stellaris, Molaris, Aeolus, Elsweyr, Dubrovnik, New Menegroth, Concord, Spawn Migration 2, Fatlantis, and others
GriefsGeezer Town 9, Caledonia, Oceanix, Red Castle, GeezerTown X
Events

The Astral Brotherhood is a private building group that is comprised of mainly older players.

History

The group was founded by Joey_Coconut and LordGalvatronMC on August 22nd, 2021. After the fall of all the major groups of the previous years such as Emperium, Vortex Coalition, and Infinity Incursion, the two friends expressed mutual interest in reviving the Astral Order, seeing it as a good opportunity to capitalize on the vacuum of builders seeking a new group. They invited builders from the aforementioned groups, as well as Shortbus Caliphate, Guardsmen, Builders Haven: Remastered and Drain Gang.

Formative bases

I_tri founded the first base, Vega, with Joey_Coconut on August 22nd 2021. The base housed 34 members until being griefed by The Backstreet Boys on Sept. 6th 2021. After this, the group introduced the Shrine Program and a more concrete vouch system to further scrutinize applicants.

Up to the end of Vega, every member of the group was at the same base. Upon its grief, this changed. Santiago - the second meteorite base - was founded on September 7 2021 by Beardler, and Menegroth - the first Lunarium base - was founded by Joey_Coconut and Galvatron a few days later. Santiago was inactive for the majority of its lifespan, Enchoseon built a significant portion of the base by himself. After its grief, the Shooting Star rank was instituted to de-rank inactive members without fully removing them from the group.

At Menegroth, many players built, especially A97J, Joey_Coconut, LordGalvatronMC, smcz19, and bread_loafs. Activity slowed as burnout set in. Upon Santiago's grief in early October 2021, a new full-group project was started - Astralia. The base started as a quick resource-gathering operation for a few bored Menegroth builders, but quickly became a well-attended group base, inhabited by Enchoseon, crzychris, A97J, SCR3BALL7030 and Joey_Coconut. Intended to host a Halloween event for the group, it was self-griefed along with Gaza and Halicarnassus after the Fifth Column griefed Menegroth.

Following the grief of the Rat House, many of its builders joined the Astral Brotherhood, although many were already members. The Capybara Castle was founded for the fomer Rat House builders, although few (the exception being Aresyl) built at the location between its foundation in October 2021 and its grief in February 2022.

Okab

CirocDrip founded Okab a few days after the destruction of Astralia. It was initially purely for Meteorite members, meaning the base was not particularly active for much of its lifespan. After the base was accidentally leaked through a failed Baritone command, Enchoseon and Joey_Coconut relocated the signboard several thousand blocks away, and invited many higher ranked members of the group. After a building competition and a large group project (the Beard hole), the base exploded in size. It was leaked after Redstoner logged onto a group member's account using the Log4j exploit, and was subsequently griefed by BIKMUNNI.

Nautilus Era

Nautilus was founded in October 2021 by Joey_Coconut after the grief of Menegroth. The members, led largely by Enchoseon, build a large elliptical drain there over the course over the next few months. Once the draining process concluded, the members dug out the entire area in under a week. The base progressed in waves, with the most significant being right before it was self-griefed in January 2022 after it was determined that 7red had leaked the coordinates.

Astral came to the Poppy Town on January 2nd, 2022 after the grief of Okab, the base continued in parallel with Nautilus, before all members moved there after Nautilus's grief. Poppy Town itself was griefed by both the Fifth Column and the builders of the base on February 2nd, 2022.

April 2022 Expansion

Following the grief of Poppy Town, the group's focus pivoted, with the ranked bases of Durkaa's Farm and Kekwtown slowing almost to a standstill, while Obsidian Isle was founded to build with many members and affiliates of Astral somewhat regardless of their ranks within the group. Many groups and players were invited to Obsidian Isle, mostly from the Ancients, Spawnmasons, and Highway Workers Union. This brought a large influx of builders into the group. This, coupled with the recruitment of a large group of people (including r22r, cpybara, xrayessay, YoMoBoYo, mootvey, and white_wolfy), resulted in activity within the group rising to an all-time high, as well as the foundation of a short-lived feeder group called the 'Terrestrial Sisterhood'. Bases founded in this era include 3 Moonshriner bases (Hurtbase, Dorado, and D_loaded's base), 4 Meteorite bases (Helheim, Helheim 2, and Hintertown 6, Neritum), and a Lunarium base (New Lugdunum). The End Gape was also constructed along with Polish youtuber elomordo.[1]

Helheim Franchise

The main group activity in this period came through the Helheim series of bases, starting with the short-lived Helhieim, which was founded by cpybara. All the new members of the group from the recent Moonshriner bases and from Obsidian Isle were added to Helheim, making it the most active Astral Base at the time. After a map was made of the base a week later and rebane2001 visited, it was determined to abandon the base. Immediately afterward, HURTLOCKERBECK, cpybara, and mootvey co-founded Helheim 2, which fared better, and had a variety of builds constructed at it. Helheim 2 was also the site of a building competition (won by xrayessay). Some members at Helheim 2 decided to build in a different terrain type, and so, led by hinterhof, they started building Hintertown 6 several thousand blocks away. Both Helheim 2 and Hintertown 6 were abandoned after Helheim 2 was robbed of all its building materials. Some members were promoted to Lunarium and moved to New Lugdunum, while others continued on to r22r's new Astral base, Neritum, which soon thereafter went inactive excepting r22r.

New Lugdunum

New Lugdunum (often shortened to 'New Lug', or simply 'Lug'), was founded by LordgalvatronMC and Joey_Coconut on 20 March, 2022 as a spiritual successor to the Astral Order base, Lugdunum. It was constructed on 2 extreme hills biome islands as a medieval town with infrastructure in-progress to connect the two islands. The base progressed regularly, especially as a result of smcz19's efforts. It was griefed by BSB on May 18, 2022.

Lidenbrock

Following the grief of New Lugdunum, there were no immediate plans as to the next base. Joey_Coconut designed a large dome for a project he entitled 'Lidenbrock', and founded a base to construct it at on May 25, 2022. After design of the dome was complete, xrayessay, YoMoBoYo, and cpybara designed a terraform to put in the dome, and Enchoseon designed a large tree to place at the center. The hole was dug on the server in under 2 weeks, largely as a result of Durkaa's efforts and Beardler's return to Astral. After the hole was dug, progress slowed, with Beardler building a majority of the base over its month's existence. It was griefed by Zetrax and maksitaxi on June 25, 2022 amidst the grief of a number of other Astral bases, although Lidrenbrock was not meant to be griefed that day. As a result, almost no tnt was brought, and the base members willingly donated tnt to the griefers. Lidenbrock was griefed along with Helheim 2, Skylight's Haven, and Terrestrial Sisterhood 1, in addition to self-griefs on Helheim, Neritum, The Drip, and Hintertown 6.

Post-Lidenbrock Interlude

A shortlived main base called Palmyra was started after the grief of Lidenbrock, although it was abandoned before any builds were started when it was leaked to the Astral leadership that it had been Steampunkjax who had leaked New Lugdunum and Lidenbrock, as well as various SBA & DonFuer bases, as well as MoLaST, after Steampunkjax offered to sell the IPs of several astral members (Steampunk maintained afterward that he did not have any IPs and that it had been a red herring on his part). Steampunkjax was removed from the group, and Dubrovnik was founded. Founded within days of Palmyra was Solaris.

-aris bases

Following the grief of Neritum, HURTLOCKERBECK founded Solaris as the next major meteorite base of the group on July 29, 2022. Initial progress was slow, although as a result of many new meteorites being invited from SBA and T gang, it increased significantly in size, especially as a result of AnimeTiddie's castle. The base was griefed by BSB on October 14, 2022. The base's name started a trend in the names of astral meteorite bases over the next 6 months, with nearly all subsequent bases (Polaris, Stellaris, Molaris) having similar names, and being occupied by a similar group. Polaris was a short-lived base in December, but was followed by Stellaris and Taiyo.

Taiyo was founded on December 20, 2022 and lasted only to January 2, 2023 after it was leaked by Makaneek to the Fifth Column. Despite the base's limited lifespan, RICELAND1 and Animetiddie were still able to complete many of their planned builds. The members of Taiyo moved to Stellaris.

Stellaris was founded on September 17, 2022 by Berkoes and Katzeflocken as a sequel to Stone Brick Sanctuary, and was thus originally named 'Stone Brick Sanctuary 2'. After the base went inactive, Katze and Berkoes merged the SBS group into astral, resulting in the invitation of many players to the base. Universin, Osmobyte, RICELAND1, and AnimeTiddie constructed most of the builds at the base, resulting in it becoming the largest meteorite base of the group ever constructed. Following its grief, the members split between Molaris, Aeolus, and Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik

Following the grief of Lidenbrock and the abandonment of Palmyra, Dubrovnik was founded on August 23, 2022 by Joey_Coconut, LordGalvatronMC, smcz19, and cpybara as a short-term, less-planned, and smaller scale base than the two previous, which had been large time-consuming group projects. On the 1-month anniversary of the base, a celebration was held that saw smcz19 promoted to the council, the leadership in the group. Dubrovnik expanded for months, and it was decided to stay there more permanently and significantly expand beyond the base's original scope. Large builds were constructed there such as xrayessay's cathedral and Joey_Coconut & YoMoBoYo's meteor. Also started was RICELAND1's 'Son of Veles'. The base was found in late March 2023 by an unknown base hunter who stole all the base's building materials during a lull in activity. The council decided to invite all active affiliates of the group to Dubrovnik, who built there (amidst several other uninvited players arriving at the base) until Snippykeegan attempted to sell the base to Dima788 on April 9th. Dima warned Galvatron and Joey; they self-griefed the base, as well as Elsweyr and Aeolus along with several other members of the group.

Bases

Full Group Bases

  • Vega - Founded August 22nd, 2021 by I_tri and Joey_Coconut as the first base of the group. It housed all new recruits until September 6th, 2021 when it was griefed by BSB.
  • Poppy Town - Astral began building at the location on January 21st, 2022. It housed several dozen players until its grief on February 2, 2022 by the Fifth Column.

Lunarium Bases

  • Menegroth - Founded on September 11th, 2021 by Joey_Coconut and LordGalvatronMC. It housed 7 players until it was greifed on October 22nd, 2021 by the Fifth Column.
  • Nautilus - Founded on October 26th, 2021 by Joey_Coconut. It housed 20 players until its self grief on January 29, 2022.

Meteorite Bases

  • Santiago - Founded on September 7th, 2021 by Beardler. It housed 17 different members until it was greifed on October 2nd, 2021.
  • Astralia - Founded on October 3rd, 2021 by Joey_Coconut and LordGalvatronMC. It housed 21 players until it was leaked by Zetrax then self griefed on October 22nd, 2021.
  • Okab - Founded on October 27th, 2021 by CirocDrip. It was migrated and restarted by Enchoseon and Joey_Coconut on 22 November 2021. It housed several dozen players until Redstoner leaked the base using the Log4j exploit and BIKMUNNI griefed it on 12 December 2021.
  • Durkaa's Farm - Founded In October 2021 by Durkaaqt. He gave the base to the Astral Brotherhood for a Meteorite base on February 20, 2022. Ten members built there until its grief on April 11, 2022 by Tensive on 7red's account.
  • Helheim - Founded on April 11, 2022 by cpybara. It housed 10 players until its abandonment on April 17, 2022. It was self-griefed by Enchoseon on June 25, 2022.
  • Helheim 2 - Founded on April 18, 2022 by cpybara, HURTLOCKERBECK, and mootvey. It housed 20 players until its abandonment on May 16, 2022. It was griefed by the Fifth Column on June 25, 2022.
  • Hintertown 6 - Founded on April 18 by hinterhof. It housed 7 players until its abandonment on May 16, 2022. It was self-griefed by Enchoseon on June 25, 2022.
  • Neritum - Founded on May 18, 2022 by r22r. It housed 7 players until its self-grief by smcz19 on June 24, 2022.
  • Solaris - Founded on June 30th, 2022 by HURTLOCKERBECK. It housed 27 players until it was griefed by the Backstreet Boys on October 14th, 2022.
  • Polaris - Founded on October 17, 2022 by Zero18485. It housed 21 players until it was griefed by the Fifth Column on November 20, 2022.
  • Stellaris - Founded on September 17th, 2022 by Berkoes and KatzeFlocken. It housed 24 players until it was griefed on January 26, 2022.
  • Molaris - Founded on January 30th, 2023 by Snippykeegan. It housed 15 members until it was greifed on Febuary 20th

Moonshriner Bases

  • Kekwtown - Founded on January 27th, 2022 by A97J as the first Moonshriner rank base of the group. 9 people built there before its grief by the Backstreet Boys on March 28, 2022.
  • Dorado - Founded on April 6th, 2022 by mootvey and White_wolfy. 5 people built there before its grief by an unknown player on or around April 20th, 2022.
  • Hurtbase - Founded on March 30, 2022 by HURTLOCKERBECK. 8 people built there before its grief by Clout Club.

Other Astral Bases, Joint Bases, and closely associated bases

  • Capybara Castle - Founded on October 10th, 2021 by Steampunkjax for former Rat House members. 6 people went to the location before its self-grief on February 5, 2022.


Base Gallery

Organization

Ranks

Astral Council - The Astral Council serves as the leadership of the group.

Celestial Emissary - Celestial Emissary was a vanity role given to Celestium who manage bases for the brotherhood, although it was discontinued when the group briefly moved to Constantiam and was not reinstated.

Celestium - Members of the group deemed highly trusted and competent enough to lead projects.

Solarium - Individuals deemed trusted and have made significant contributions to the group as a whole, also help to lead projects when needed. It was discontinued when the group briefly moved to Constantiam, but was reinstated.

Lunarium - Full members of the Astral Brotherhood who are active and trustworthy enough to be allowed into more secure projects, such as group bases.

Hubal - Honorary Member of Astral, Granted to trusted long-time friends of the group and inactive full members of the group.

Meteorite - Individuals who were vouched in, but are not full members.

Shooting Star - Inactive Meteorites that can be re-ranked in the case of a resumption of activity on their part.

Members

References