The Shortbus Caliphate
|Founded||November 006, 2017 (four years ago)|
|Bases||Fort Aqua, Benghazi, Beirut, Cum Zone II, The Autumn Drain, Funbase, The Calculator, The Calculator II, Adamantium, Whistler, Mediano|
|31bases31griefs, Purgatory II grief, 6th Incursion, 7th Incursion, 10th Incursion, Camp Spooky, Phobos incident|
The Shortbus Caliphate was founded on 6 November 2017 by AutismBot, Joey_Coconut, and _m_o_t_h_r_a_ following months of Islamic religious instruction in the Block Game Mecca discord server by Joey_Coconut. Its ostensible purposes - to be the "most irrelevant faction on 2b2t", and to 'spread the glories of Block Game Islam'. Its actual purpose, however was to serve as a smokescreen for Block Game Mecca, so that projects could be built and posted about, crediting the members of the base, but protecting the secret identity of Block Game Mecca.
Immediately following its foundation, the Shortbus Caliphate as an organization itself was not very active, as the vast majority of its members were residents of Block Game Mecca. Most activities of the Shortbus Caliphate were also activities of Block Game Mecca. While originally following this routine in the case of the Shortbus Caliphate Mapart (designed by _m_o_t_h_r_a_, actualized by Joey_Coconut, and built by the Meccaites at large), attitudes gradually shifted. During this period there was a large influx of members. As a a Hitler statue had been built and the schematica already existed (special thanks to Nations), it was decided to build a replica in spawn. The result was the Hitler Beach Party Scavenger Hunt in April of 2018. This was during the Sixth Incursion, where most members of the Caliphate were participants, although not under its banner.
The construction of Hitler II was a landmark event in the History of the Shortbus Caliphate as it was its first major activity that did not just include members of Block Game Mecca. About 1/3 of the participants were not Meccaites. Many members of the Shortbus Caliphate joined jared2013 and the revived 4th Reich for its 31bases31griefs challenge. This ended on 31 May, 2018. Soon after this, Block Game Mecca was leaked and griefed by Beardler. Information regarding the coordinates of Beardler's base, Purgatory II (of the Builder's Haven group) became known. Xdolf and AlphaComputer joined the Shortbus Caliphate and they, _m_o_t_h_r_a_, and AutismBot destroyed the base. Beardler was subsequently kicked out of his own group and his involvement in the server fell drastically afterward. Upon the fall of Block Game Mecca on 1 June, 2018, the members decided to shift to a Jewish theme, though that theme was never fully committed to.
Even though the group was renamed and re-themed, all the members continued to call it the Shortbus Caliphate. On September 11 2018, AutismBot resigned from his position at the head of the Caliphate (since he quit the server), and handed leadership over to Joey_Coconut. It was subsequently reorganized on the 20th of that month to fit its original Caliphatic theme. The group became inactive, only reactivating again in late July of 2020, after Joey_Coconut merged the JIDF back into the Shortbus Caliphate.
In July of 2020 Joey_Coconut revived the Shortbus Caliphate as a group dedicated to trolling and having fun on the server. The group has had several publically known bases, starting Fort Aqua,which was leaked after being discovered by digandbuilder on stream with coordinates showing. Next was a shortlived meme base named Benghazi, which was immediately followed by a base called Beruit. It was leaked after a member made a map of the surrounding area,and was then griefed. Many members of the group participated in the construction of Cum Zone, and Cum Zone II along with Crimson Star. The Shortbus Caliphate was a prominent participant in the Tenth Incursion. Following the breakup of Crimson Star, most of the members joined Shortbus Caliphate. Many members also built at The Autumn Drain and Camp Spooky. Several other bases have been built by the group, called Calculator I, Calculator II, and Funbase. Together with the Guardsmen, the Shortbus Caliphate built Adamantium, Whistler, and Mediano. Shortbus Caliphate has a close relationship with the Guardsmen as a result of many shared members and some shared leaders, although the two are not formally allied.
The Calculator I was a base founded by Joey_Coconut on November 27th, 2020 and was Intended to be used as a Spawnmasons lodge on December 12th, 2020. However The short lived Calculator I was greifed on November 30th 2020. After the destruction of Calculator I, Calculator II was founded on December 3rd , 2020, and it was planned to just be used for the lodge, but it slowly began to develop into and actual base. At the beginning there were only around 10 members that were building the lodge, however by the end of the base, over 30 people had visited the base, and many of them were members. The Calculator 2 was greifed on December 26th, 2020 by Armorsmith's Followers.
Ranks and members
- Ascended Caliph - The Leader
- Caliphs - A council that helps govern the group
- Soldiers of Allah - Most trusted members, help come up with new projects and manage lower members
- Assad Supporters - Trusted members
- ISIS - A member of the group
- Jihadi - initiate/trial members
Soldiers of Allah-
Assad Supporter, ISIS, and Jihadi not listed
- Ascended Autist- An honorary rank exclusive to AutismBot
- Ascended Caliph - The rank of the leader of the old Shortbus Caliphate, held by Joey_Coconut
- Pharisee (F.Caliph)- The most trusted rank of the old Shortbus Caliphate, these members (including the Ascended Autist) are the ones who have proven themselves trustworthy
- Imam - Following its reorganization under Joey_Coconut, all Caliphs not well-known to Joey_Coconut were demoted to this honorary rank
- Sicari (F.ISIS)- Full members of the group
- Jew(F.Jihadi)- New unproven members