Valley of Wheat

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Valley of Wheat
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StatusPartially restored
DimensionOverworld
InhabitantsJaang, Offtopia, xcc2
LocationX: 13,537, Z: 0
Construction
Started2011
Finishedearly 2014
Destruction
Griefed2016 – early 2017
GriefersThe Resistance, Team Rusher, Team Veteran, multiple independent griefers
World download


The Valley of Wheat was the largest known sanctuary ever to exist on 2b2t. The wheat covered almost every block of grass around the area, spanning over one thousand blocks from end to end in places. In addition, the Valley also contained many Ancient Egypt-style structures such as large pyramids, pillars, and sphinxes, built using sandstone and netherrack. It is currently thought to be the most griefed landmark. There have been numerous repair attempts, the most prominent being by the Russians in 2021.

History

The Valley of Wheat was built by Jaang, a player who did not really like to interact with other players. Jaang was the sole builder of the entire sanctuary. He spent his entire time on 2b2t building and expanding the Valley in both of its constructional phases (2011–2012 and late 2013–2014). To gather more players to visit his Valley, Jaang built a pyramid in The Nether, which would lead players through a portal and into the Valley of Wheat. Jaang let players take food from the Valley but never allowed them to build in it.

During a trip through the Nether, Jaang was attacked by another player but was saved by Offtopia, who was one of the only players Jaang ever interacted with. Offtopia gave Jaang gifts and protected the Valley of Wheat at all costs, killing anyone who did not replant the wheat. Offtopia also invited other players to the Valley, such as xcc2, passie05, zxcwbz1, and others. They all helped replant and remove any minor damage, such as lavacasts and TNT craters. Offtopia would continue to defend the Valley, with "tooth and nail" according to Fit, up until the Rusher invasion.

The base's existence was nearly universally respected; no one would destroy the base. Even popbob once killed Jaang in The Valley, but did not grief it. One of the most notorious griefs on the Valley of Wheat before the Rusher War was committed by an oldfag known as IMBJR. The Valley was eventually restored by xcc2, Offtopia, and others. However, the destruction following IMBJR's grief caused Jaang to leave 2b2t. Eventually, xcc2 and others left in early 2016, leaving Offtopia to defend The Valley. Despite these events, many other nonaligned players contributed to restoring the Valley.

Rusher War

During the events of The Rusher War, the Valley of Wheat was griefed once again by The Resistance, some Team Rusher members, and independent Rusher newfags. The griefing of the Valley was a major event of The Rusher War as it escalated the Veteran frustration against the Rushers and pissed off several oldfags. During the war and after, the Valley was restored by Team Aurora, and several other nonpartisan players.

Various repair attempts

Valley of Wheat after GoA's Repair

Ever since the Valley of Wheat was griefed it has become a very popular repair destination. Most were unsuccessful. In November 2020, Guardians of Andromeda decided to bomb all lavacasts within the valley. After this, several groups repaired the valley and claimed credit.

Post-Soviet Invasion

Popular Russian YouTuber BULDZHAT, popularizer of all sorts of MMO stories and 2b2t in the Russian-speaking segment, returned to the server. He decided to go on his Spawn journey, and one of his stops was the Valley of Wheat. There he found the work of the unknown restorers and wanted to "help" them. BULDZHAT gathered people from the New Baikal, but there were not many of them, and he decided to invite a little more. Through friends of friends, BULDZHAT gathered as many as 30 people. But, there were some problems, in the early days, the construction and restoration of parts of the Valley did not really go on. Everyone was sorting out the relationship, who got whom when, and so on. BULDZHAT personally communicated with each representative of the drama, analyzed situations, reminding that everyone had gathered here for the restoration of the Valley. By the third day, everything came to peace and the players began to work together, forgetting about their past dramas and conflicts. By the fifth day, New Baikal, Golden Dawn, The Fish Club (former The Prismatic), Nitrous Mafia, Zip Club participated in the project - they worked together, without conflicts and dramas. The Fish Club clan formally joined, but only the creator came from it - OffeeX. Also, youtuber Denis Filin joined. As a result, some buildings were restored, two whole pyramids. Also, they decided to do something else. A Huge Pyramid, 256 blocks height, Converging The Main Lavacast.

Two whole weeks passed, and the Russians decided to stop for a while. They made a general screen where most of the people helping in the construction were. This is how the Russian invasion of the Wheat Valley ended. After BULDZHAT released his video about the valley,[1] it was discovered that the unknown restorers were part of the group called Luminous Sandclave. The group is populated by members of a small group named Luminous Enclave. They decided to destroy what the Russians have built because Luminous Sandclave were already restoring it. But after some negotiations between groups, it was decided to keep the obsidian pyramid.

On May 15, 2021, Fit released a video documenting the Valley of Wheat's Repair by the Russians.[2]

The Luminous Sandclave

The Luminous Sandclave is a group that was created by Wallace1020, who is also known by the name of 8nothing, on the sixth of July, 2019. At this time, Wallace1020 had only just begun restoring the Valley of Wheat, and created the group, which was originally named Caretakers of the Valley of Wheat, so that he could communicate with other restorers he met along the way. At this time, the Valley of Wheat was nothing but a wasteland, with only the Southern Pyramid, Pyramid of Bones, and the Pyramid of Cows remaining. The group consisted of only 5 active restorers at the time, Jadestrouble, OhThatYes, DistantFoSho, and Matthew2400000. During this time, They would all work together to remove the lavacasts, restore the pyramids that weren't covered in the massive lavacasts, and do their best to rebuild the original land. Their efforts would result in absolute and total failure because of the many griefs that inevitably ensued. After a while the group began to tire of the same old cycle, and started to doubt they were getting any progress done at all and one by one each member left. A few months later, Wallace1020 and Matthew2400000 would return to the valley to try once again to restore the ruins. To their dismay they found out that someone, or many, had lavacasted over the Pyramid of Bones and the Southern Pyramid. After some talking and planning, however, the two decided to lavacast the rest of the valley, for they thought that if they could just hide the valley from casual onlookers, that they would be able to get more work complete underneath. After this, the two blew up holes in the casts where the paths would be restored. After about a month, all the pyramids were restored completely, with Mules, Central, And Eastern being built entirely out of obsidian. After this, The two went inactive for only a little bit of time, before a group known as the Luminous Enclave formed together, and wanted to restore the valley too. They only restored the valley so many times, however, before going inactive. After a bit, both Wallace1020 and Matthew2400000 had gone completely inactive as well, and were taking a small break from 2b2t. But soon enough the two began their work on the valley again, and this time, they decided that they were going to restore the valley completely, and started to restore the pyramids of Mules, Souls, and Central, and had made quick work of them, bringing them back to life for good. Unfortunately they had run out of the resources they needed to continue restoring the rest of the Valley of Wheat, and went out to stash hunt for more materials. It was during this time that BULDZHAT found the valley and decided that he wanted to restore it. After hearing about the attempted restoration by the Russians, Wallace1020 and Matthew2400000 returned, for they were excited to see what these Russians had done, but were greatly disappointed when they found out that these new restorers had no intention of restoring the valley accurately at all. And so they immediately got to work, removing the smaller Russian pyramid and using the obsidian to restore more of the original land. During this time, The two met other restorers who had also been restoring under the radar, namely, EggsundHam, Joey_, IKIK, and MultiColorSplash, who had also disapproved of the recent public restoration of the Russians. The Luminous Sandclave actively restores the Valley of Wheat to this day, and will not stop until all is complete.

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