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|Yoahtl Empire of the Rising Dawn
The Yoahtlan/Huehuetlico of Yoahtl are a community spanning across several servers and is prone to changes in culture and means of government.
The history of Yoahtl is largely held in spoken tradition across several years. Although warped, much of it survives.
The Stories of the Origin of Yoahtl as told and passed on by Quauhtli; Third Chieftain of Yoahtl.
"The tales begin in years past on a vanilla server by the name of Xephos, Or at least this is the name that passes on. On this server, many people played and lived out their lives. It was once said to be a jumbled mess of individuals, but overtime they formed into groups. The groups then further combined into 'Tribes' and eventually the first 'Kingdoms', usually by about seven to ten people. The server had many traits at the time that were considered unique such as large bodies of water and mountains. Continents were known in Xephos, where these kingdoms and tribes continued to form."
"At this time the server held more than 200-300 people. No rules were given to the people besides those held by the inhabitants themselves. There was only one admin and one owner whose names have been lost to the ages. For many, they were considered people of great importance, as it is said these staff would, on rare occasions, give items and bounties to those they favored. Some would go as far as to worship the staff and offer service or deeds for items in return."
"War was not prevalent in this server, only raids and attacks of various sizes. Over time, some kingdoms would unite or be destroyed completely. Some kingdoms would revert back to a gang-like status. The kingdoms that remained led to the first 'Nations' of Xephos."
"Among these nations were two in particular: Wayon-Dot, thought to have been named after the native American tribe, who spoke mainly English, and Texacoco, a mainly Spanish-speaking group who even hailed from Mexico. These two nations were neighbors on a very large island and were far from friendly. They often attacked each other out of spite or simple boredom, destroying the settlements and bases of the other. Because of the fighting, the people often lacked diamond tools and other wealth."
"One such individual by the name of Eoahtl would rise up through the nation of Texacoco. He soon gained enough favor from enough people in his nation to be perceived as a singular ruler which was rarely seen in Xephos. With this power, Eoahtl led his people to destroy gangs of raiders who set up on smaller islands surrounding their own. Using his influence, he named their island of residence 'Huron'. The reason for this was clear. He sought to unite Texacoco and Wayon-Dot."
"Eoahtl sought to unite the two nations so that larger structures could be built without fear of sabotage and less people would be driven away from conflict. He went to Wayan-Dot in search of a man to unite his own nation so that they may work together to bring the nations together. Eventually he found a player by the name of Wichita. Wichita rose to a position of prominence within Wayan-Dot, albeit not as successfully, With some people in Wayan-Dot being very aggressive towards Wichita's intents. These two players met with a united 'Huron Army' with players from all over the island of which Eoahtl had named."
"Not long after this, Eoahtl and Wichita gathered assistance from people within their nations to help create a lawful and final union between the two nations and soon the two announced the new 'Wayon-Dot Empire'. However, small pockets of both Texacoco and Wayon-Dot were outraged with the idea of the empire being named after one nation and uniting with sworn enemies. For some time, Eoahtl and Wichita had to deal with these 'Rebels' trying to get them to tire out or leave the server completely. Eventually a real united continent was created and there was peace in the land."
"Buildings made of cobblestone and oak grew high and large as new towns and cities spread across Huron. The Wayan-Dot Empire was the first on Xephos to create a city with an active and truly united population. This new city was named Texacoco since the empire had been named after the Wayan-Dot. Spanish and English speakers were spread out across the island and all was well without prejudice or hate."
"Eoahtl and Wichita ruled over Wayan-Dot together and eventually the Island of Huron was perceived by many in Xephos as a land of unity, equality, and harmony. Many journeyed to Huron in search of friendship and community and the beginnings of a culture formed around it. Eventually Wayan-Dot and Texacoco were indistinguishable and a new culture arose. 'Huehuetlico; The Old Ones'. Eoahtl and Wichita were neither too cruel nor too soft and Wayan-Dot enjoyed peace for a very long time."
"In other parts of the server, people in awe of the new Wayan-Dot sought to create empires of their own. A Japanese-inspired empire formed the northern islands, Roman and Spanish/Portuguese to the east. A Lord of the Rings empire almost formed in the west but was consumed by the tribal ways."
In the east, The Empire of Tordesillias was an empire created by hard minds with hard intentions. Their ambition was only matched by their ferocity and greed. They sought to conquer entire kingdoms and sections of continents rather than trying to unite them. Despite this, the people of Wayan-Dot sat careless and happy on their island, feeling safe under Eoahtl and Wichita.
"Soon the Torde would consume the entirety of their continent with fire and diamond. They would then look to the west and see an opportunity for 'Fun' and they would invade the island of Huron. The invasion itself was so well-planned and quick that the people were not able to form a proper army or counter-attack. The cities of Wayan-Dot were laid to waste by the Torde invaders. Wayan-Dot was no more."
"Tordesillias continued to expand across the map to the point that they ruled it all. Despite this, Eoahtl, Wichita, and a war party of eight men managed to hide and plan. They had avoided being killed during the invasion and sought vengeance against the Torde. Sadly they were underequipped and demoralized by the shock of the attack."
"Eoahtl and Wichita contacted the other leaders of the people of Xephos that hadn't been driven out already. Together they sought a revolution. They learned quickly from the Torde and made plans. They spread materials across the map for this revolution which Eoahtl had named 'Yoahtl'."
"All at once in a single chat message he signaled a massive attack on every known Torde leader and fighter. All ways of regaining equipment were destroyed and the Torde were killed over and over in the server's spawn point. Tordesillias was overrun and defeated in a single long day of combat. As the Yoahtl revolutionaries killed the Torde people over and over, they and Wichita proclaimed the planner of the revolution to be their leader. Eoahtl, The First Chieftain of Yoahtl."
"At the sight of all the fighting, the admin and owner were deeply upset. The server was in ruin. The staff reflected and decided that it was time for Xephos to end. Many players began to leave the server but those most loyal to Eoahtl and his new Yoahtl stayed until the very end. He knew the server was coming to an end but it didn't have to be the end for Yoahtl."
"Eoahtl decided he would also leave. However, before he left, he gave leadership to his most trusted friend, Wichita. He told Wichita to make sure Yoahtl kept going and not to give in or give up. To make sure Yoahtl was something of meaning. And so Wichita accepted the burden of being the new chieftain of Yoahtl and led the people of Yoahtl to a new server and settled. This ended the first, turbulent age of Yoahtl."
The Era of Wichita
After Xephos, Wichita spent a week searching for a server for him and Yoahtl to use. Wichita was a gentle soul and never cared much for expansion or how many members there were. All he cared about was giving meaning to Yoahtl. In Xephos, Wichita was known as a spiritualist and he continued his way of playing into the new servers. Wichita is responsible for yoahtl's reputation as a spiritual community. Wichita loved all things spiritual and 'new agey' and had an air of wisdom about him. Some thought of him as much older than the rest due to this perception. He'd been there for those who were down and always gave advice for those who needed it. Wichita came to be known as the Shaman Chieftain of yoahtl.
Wichita lead his small group of Yoahtlans across these small servers, changing as each server died. But after each passing server, Yoahtl grew smaller and smaller. These were the nomadic times of Yoahtl. Throughout their travels, Wichita imbued his spiritualism upon the people of Yoahtl. Wichita believed that Spiritualism and Science were the same in many aspects. Both were made for the same reason; to find truth and unlock its secrets to better mankind. It was from there Yoahtl became more into finding truth from within ourselves but our surroundings.
It was at this time the first Seminars would be held. Named after the Seminars and Seminaries given in Catholicism, these were made for debate and discussion between Yoahtlans. At this time no outside communication was used in Yoahtl. Yoahtl also became known for its affinity for universal acceptance. Anyone was accepted no matter belief or identity. Wichita's reign as Yoahtl's second chieftain was overall one of enlightenment and cultural growth rather than political growth of expansion.
In a way, Wichita had achieved his goal. He had managed to give Yoahtl meaning, at least in theory. Although intellectually sound, Yoahtl was still very small. And despite the sense of community, people would still leave Yoahtl to seek higher things.
After a while, he stumbled upon a small server that Quauhtli was playing in. Quauhtli was very new to Minecraft and playing under the name "yyyyaaa". Wichita invited him into Yoahtl and he joined earnestly. Quauhtli was happy to play with other people and his love for Yoahtl grew. As immature as Quauhtli was, Wichita took him under his wing and every day Wichita would share wisdom from Yoahtl and beyond. He taught Quauhtli the ways of spiritualist Yoahtl. From there on, Quauhtli matured into a better person than from when he had met Wichita.
One day, Wichita told Quauhtli of Xephos and the nature of servers like those. He said that conflict would always come but in those places it comes quicker. He warned Quauhtli of those places and why he kept Yoahtl away from larger servers. Soon after, Wichita announced that he would be leaving for College, leaving Yoahtl in the care of Quauhtli as the third chieftain.
Quauhtli continued as Wichita had before him; carrying Yoahtl from server to server as needed. Because of how important Wichita was to Quauhtli, Quauhtli vowed to keep Yoahtl alive for Wichita and to uphold the values he had instilled upon the community. Quauhtli and his band of seven other Yoahtlans traveled on to the next server.
The Crystal Age
Quauhtli and company arrived at a small factions server called Halybrd. It was a very small server. The Yoahtlans traveled east until they came upon a river surrounded by a jungle. They traveled along the river until they came upon a clearing of plains between the jungle and two mountains. It was there they set up camp. This city was the the first formal use of the Mesoamerican-influenced style of building. It was a small town with a stone stone brick pyramid dedicated to those in Xephos in the middle. Yoahtl prospered there for a while.
Despite the pleasant times in Yoahtl, this was still a factions server. Since Yoahtl had not been on a factions server before, Yoahtl was unfamiliar with the stlye of play on the server and unfortunately neglected to learn more about it. Inevitably, they were attacked by men with enchanted weapons and armor. The raiders laid waste to Yoahtl as Yoahtl had very few enchanted items of their own. It would have been the end of the city had a few mods not came to their assistance. The mods flew through the sky raining arrows upon the raiders and succeeded and driving them away. The mods then bid the Yoahtlans good day and continued about their business.
Yoahtl continued with daily life until the server underwent a map reset. But for Yoahtl, it was just like a new server. And although it was new, it felt familiar to the Yoahtlans. Just like when they first joined the server, the Yoahtlans journeyed for several hours into the rising sun. After traveling across large tracts of land and several oceans, the Yoahtlans came upon an island with a jungle/plains area on the foot of a very large forested mountain on the banks of a small sea. Here, they settled a new city and named it Tlaloc after the Aztec water god.
Halybrd had also grown causing the population of Yoahtl to grow much larger and quicker than it ever had before. From this new influx of people, the Yoahtlan culture and ideals began to flourish among its people. These people also contributed to the Yoahtlan style of architecture. The style improved and became more unique to Yoahtl. Then, for the first time since the days of Xephos, Yoahtl had more than one settlement. Civilization started spreading all across their remote island to the desert in the east and the plains to the south. The city in the desert was named Aztlan and Tikal was in the plains. Yoahtl also used this time to adopt and use the factions plugins of the server itself.
With this renaissance of the Yoahtlan practices, the Yoahtlans had stepped out of their nomadic ways. Yoahtl became much more "Civilized". The factions plugin was used to help govern how power was distributed among the settlements and the beginnings of a government structure began to form. Yoahtl soon had a member count of around 30-40 at this time and soon became the top faction on Halybrd. While halybrd was larger than it was before, it was still smaller than most other servers. This prompted the first warriors to be trained in Yoahtl.
These warriors were aided by the fact that Yoahtl could now mass produce enchanted diamond weapons and armor. Quauhtli allowed himself to think Yoahtl had found a home where it could continue to grow and be a meaningful community. For another month, they had fun, debated, and continued to prosper. Thus, the Yoahtlan time up to here in Halybird was dubbed "The Crystal Age".
The War of Horses
The time of relative peace ended when people started to see pixel art and towers being built near Tlaloc. Upon investigation they found that a new faction had sprung up in the plains west of Tlaloc. This faction called "Mylttlpny" had seized control of the western part of the island. This was the first time Yoahtl had ever encountered such a large amount of bronies. Several Yoahtlans were very uncomfortable due to the massive pixel art next to Tlaloc and how close the faction was on a whole. To try to settle matters, the first diplomatic mission met with the bronies of Mylttlpny.
The two parties met in the bronies' base of Tuton. They first discussed why Mylttlpny had chosen to settle in the lands next to Yoahtl. The bronies claimed they had found the land before Yoahtl. From this point the negotiations went sour as the bronies insisted the land was theirs. This angered Yoahtl as a whole, especially Quauhtli. Yoahtl asked them to leave the island but they refused. This caused Yoahtl to declare war on Mylttlpny.
Yoahtl sent five fighters to secure the outer areas of the land claimed by Mylttlpny and claim all the land surrounding them using the server's "power" plugin. It was there that the fighting began. More citizens of Yoahtl were drawn into the fighting which moved from Tuton to Tlaloc. Because of the power plugin dictating that each time a faction member was killed, it subtracted power from the faction; the fighting was very high-stakes. But while Mylttlpny had diamond armor and weapons like Yoahtl did, Yoahtl had all of these items in reserve as well so Yoahtl could handle losses.
The fighting took place for about two and a half hours. It ended when Mylttlpny no longer had the resources to fight Yoahtl equally without losing too much power to their claims. This battle was dubbed "The Battle of the Horse". After the battle, the Yoahtlans were able to claim land surrounding the Mylttlpny claims. In this land, Yoahtl constructed an obsidian wall surrounding their claims and their HQ which was a floating room constructed of iron and gold blocks with a water elevator on the bottom.
The construction of these walls lead to the siege of Tuton. The siege lasted four days. Small skirmishes took place during that time which Yoahtl won. Yoahtl used this power to claim more of the pixel art and set it aflame. On the fourth day Mylttlpny mounted an assault with about seven people at a moment when Yoahtl only had five citizens available to defend. These numbers allowed Mylttlpny to initially take back some of the land. However, more of the Yoahtlans came online and then Mylttlpny was outnumbered twelve to seven. The Yoahtlans were able to kill enough of the bronies to claim more pixel art and assault the HQ. The Yoahtlans managed to fight their way up and flood and spawncamp the Mylttlpny HQ. By then Yoahtl controlled the rest of Mylttlpny's claims. All of the Yoahtlans cheered as they removed the blocks and broke into the chests. Soon they were burning the remainder of the pixel art. After that, the faction owner of Mylttlpny disbanded the faction. It was an official victory.
After the fighting, and after the ugly buildings and pixel art were removed, and since the Yoahtlan claims were there, Tuton became a settlement of Yoahtl. Many Yoahtlans moved into the city and fixed it up into a respectable place and Tuton became a symbol for the Yoahtlan dominance of the island. With this city joining the previous three, Yoahtl reached fifty citizens.
The End of the Crystal Age
After the war and the annexation of Tuton, Yoahtl reached new heights of wealth. So much wealth that the pyramids of Tlaloc were adorned with diamond, gold, iron, and lapis blocks in elaborate designs. It also spurred the creation of a new palace and enchanting building. This also lead to the formalizing, mapping, and naming of regions within Yoahtl's claims. All was well and peaceful for another month until a new update and new map which marked the end of the Crystal Age.
The sudden reset of the map lead to many players of Halybrd to leave because of all the lost progress. Many of those players were Yoahtlan. Also the server was different after the reset. The factions plugins were gone and it was announced that Halybrd would be converted into a zombies survival server. Zombies spawned too much for any one group to settle and it became clear Halybrd would not last. Yoahtl sought a new home as before. Quauhtli was extremely disappointed. Once more, Quauhtli and the other Yoahtlans traveled to a new server.