Old Spawn Road

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Old Spawn Road
"Almost no people were online, and this man built a damn road tens of thousands of blocks long" - Fredmodulars
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LegitYarik on a horse traveling the old spawn road throughout its construction.
Cardinal DirectionWest
Founded2013/2014
StartWrath of Armorsmith
EndTerminal Base
DimentionOverworld
The Old Spawn Road, also known as the Non-Axis road or the West Road, is a road that does not run on any axis and stretches for ~27,000 blocks. It is one of the oldest roads on the server and is unique in the fact that it does not stay in a straight path and it twists and turns. The road, along with most other highways, access roads, and roads, was made and restored by several players. It was also one of, if not the, longest non-axis road on the server at one point. It now dwarfs in comparison to most non-axis and axis highways.

History

The old spawn road was built by a player named LegitYarik - his (now dead) post on Minecraft forums - in 2013/14 as he needed a way back to his base as an alternative to coordinates, which he disliked as "they ruined the immersion".[1] The road passes through the now ruined Castle Hatehart, which was also created by LegitYarik, and the present-day 1533 Highway. A repair group was founded, dubbed "The Fellowship of the Road," however this is not confirmed by LegitYarik or other players.[1] The road also passes near the relatively intact 2014 base "UMONFORD" with signs dating back to that year. The Old Spawn Road also passes by near an End Portal.

Present

The road was completely griefed by Armorsmith at the beginning of 2018. Armorsmith himself would later build his wrath at the beginning of the road, located at -3500 300. Demolition to the Wrath was throughout (and by) the Sixth Incursion. After Armorsmith griefed the road, multiple restoration projects gave been done, and these days the road is now somewhat intact thanks to the efforts of multiple players restoring it. BestConNA connected the road to an old terminal, which was blown up, both the griefer and the path extender being Armorsmith's friends.[1][2] The tower nearby the Old Spawn Road at Castle Hatehart (pictured above) was also restored in a recent restoration attempt. As part of the restoration, blocks were added, that weren't nessceraly cobblestone. In addition, several detours were made to avoid the Withers which were spawned on the way. The Old Spawn Road still serves as a high traffic location and many players built sanctuaries and bases near it.

Terminal Base

Phase I

Before 2018, a cathedral and a small fountain were built and griefed 27000 blocks away from Spawn. The builder Medicated_ came to the site after the end of 2019 and brought some friends to expand and repair the area. Armorsmith's Followers connected the Old Spawn Road to the base, practically setting a final edge to the road, and making it officially stretch for 27000 blocks. The base was the named the "Terminal Base" due to its usage as the final landmark and border between Old Spawn Road territory, and the open map of Spawn. Eventually, Armorsmith grew tired of the vast progress made at the base and decided to grief it along with its huge wheat farm.

Terminal Base
Terminal Base

Fastvincent1 later toured the base along with the griefer.

Phase II

A few months after the destruction of the base, Medicated_ announced the reconstruction of the entire proejct, by building a large city above the griefed wheat farms on the hillside. This time, Armorsmith's Followers decided to ally with Medicated_ by making an official contact and adding him to the group. They then completely repaired the cathedral, added a new Armorsmith castle, expanded the base and added hammers and sickles and infrastructure such as EXP farms. The base was then used by Armorsmith to test his new recruits, and he took it upon himself to protect and defend the base and repair it whenever it was necessary. The base turned into one of the largest Spawn bases ever constructed. Eventually it was griefed over time by random players who finished the Old Spawn Road trek.

Phase III

Eventually, Armorsmith's Followers stopped repairing the Terminal Base, which left Medicated_ to repair it by himself. Later, in 2021, a few other players found the base, and decided to help rebuild and upkeep the base. One player, decided to re-add the Armorsmith's Followers' logo, the hammer and sickles, back into some of the buildings, which then led to the base being minorly griefed by a few players, who disliked the Armorsmith's Followers. Shortly thereafter, Medicated_ and the other players took down the hammers and sickles. After the grief, Armorsmith sent one of his followers to check up on the base, but they didn't stay to help rebuild. Medicated_ had expressed that he would like to leave Armorsmith's Followers, citing that they had stopped helping him upkeep the base, but Armorsmith kept his listed as one of their members.

Medicated_ and the other players quickly rebuilt most of the base, excluding the hammer and sickles from the buildings. Armorsmith came to the base a couple weeks later, and asked the group to put back up the hammers and sickles. The group refused to do so. Armorsmith then killed members of the group who were online, and called in members of the Backstreet Boys to help grief the base, this time majorly, entirely destroying the original cathedral which stood there, along with the rest of the city, just recently rebuilt. Medicated_ and the group decided not to rebuild the base, as they had been doing for a couple months, but to move somewhere else. The base still stands, ruined, with very few visitors, and with no one trying to rebuild it.

External Links

Sources

  • LegitYarik
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWzlCmrU65E, the History of the Old Spawn Road, told by fastvincent1, LegitYarik, and Armorsmith
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X4pG5d30Tw, Video of the Old Spawn Road Terminal Grief