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File:SpawnMasonSpawnbase.png
An image of the SpawnMasons' spawn base, late 2017.
File:SpawnMasonLodge1.png
A lodge created by Giganox and Todarac.
File:SpawnMasonLodge2.png
The inside of Negative_Entropy's Western Air Temple.
File:SpawnMasonTempbase.png
The SpawnMason base on one of 2b2t's temporary maps. This base was defended for six days straight.
File:SpawnMasonGang.png
An image taken from l_amp's initiation.
File:SpawnMasonBoghdad.png
A render of the SpawnMasons' base, Boghdad.
File:SpawnMasonVulc.png
A render of the SpawnMasons' base, Vulcatavio.

Overview

The SpawnMasons are a group on 2b2t. The group was originally founded by HermeticLock and Jumbo_Warrior in early 2017. It is one of the more secretive groups on 2b2t, and does not often interact with the majority of 2b2t'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.

History

Creation
The SpawnMasons were created by HermeticLock and Jumbo_Warrior, and the group imitates its real-life counterpart, the Free Masons. The SpawnMasons conduct similar initiation rituals and, like the Free Masons, 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.
Prime
In November of 2017, the group was at its highest member count. In a single night, it had initiated players Tim_Mcnukepants, 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, 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.
The Summermelon Controversy
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 both Fit and AlphaComputer were to be kicked from the SpawnMasons. This lead to HermeticLock's resignation as leader of the SpawnMasons, and a brief intermission during which the SpawnMasons were nonexistent.

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.
Conflict in Early 2018
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.
Present
The SpawnMasons have recently opened their group to the public, sporting the title of "FlattenSpawnMasons," as a joke. This was done because _Henry_'s previous Discord account was terminated during the Sixth Incursion, and Discord policies state that a server must have over 100 members before an ownership transfer may occur. As of July 2018, the SpawnMasons remain relatively active, but are no longer the powerful group they once were.

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 other pre-built places, such as Armorsmith's 200 150. These lodges are generally destroyed after use, but some of the more impressive lodges have remained, to the amazement of the public.

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.
  • 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 SpawnMason is a member of the SpawnMasons.
  • Worshipful - A Worshipful is a leader of the SpawnMasons. They manage meetings, chat in private and generally lead the SpawnMasons as a group.

Initiation

Each initiate must prove themselves worthy in order to join the SpawnMasons. They must submit an application and receive at least 80% support of the group.
Here is an example of a SpawnMason initiation: