Collapse of Eddie Murphy

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The collapse of Eddie Murphy was a geopolitical event taking place between February 16 to 22, 2021. The collapse affected what was at the time one of the most active nations on CivClassic, Eddie Murphy.


February 13, 2021

At 6:00am EST (yodabird19's time zone), Vice President of Cortesia Del Mar yodabird19 was pearled by the Socialist Federal Republic of Nyasaland's Commissar BennyZ at the nation's capital's rail station. When the pearlee's own direct attempts at communication were ignored, Oko, de facto leader of Eddie Murphy (which was experiencing a succession crisis on account of the split-off of Anyakova on the same day)[1], an ally of Cortesia via the Defense Union for Mutual Prosperity[2], took it upon herself to pursue the case, quietly, seeking an uncontroversial resolution.

February 15, 2021

With Oko's attempts at communication also not responded to, the Cortesian President IceCarim posted on behalf of the nation's leadership a public appeal to the r/civclassics subreddit, describing the situation as it perceived it and seeking an agreeable resolution[3]. The response in the comments was overwhelmingly positive[4], and public pressure mounted against Nyasaland[5][6][7][8]. However, still, the Commissariat remained silent.


February 16, 2021

After three days of ghosting by the Nyasan Commissariat, yodabird19's defenders were beginning to worry. With all contact refused, and Nyasaland lacking a court system[9], the Cortesian Vice President began to suspect he was to be permapearled. The issue, in which the entire DUMP alliance was now firmly involved, was under discussion in the alliance's leadership-only Discord channel in the evening.[10]
At 7:00pm EST, Kayla (who, despite being leader of a non-DUMP nation (Cascadia)[11], had access to these critical Discord channels as a result of Cascadia's close friendship with Eddie Murphy), sought to use her namelayer-group access to Nyasaland's vault to steal yodabird19's pearl.[12] Kayla received heavy pushback from those present, but was insistent.[13] yodabird19 had to leave for a critical 40 minutes - stymieing effective diplomacy for that time, as he remained the epicenter of the brewing disaster.
At approximately 7:20pm EST, Kayla jumped into the Nyasaland vault.[14] Quickly progressing to the vault center on account of her permissions, Kayla pearled Nyasan Commissar BennyZ in his own vault,[15] before immediately logging out. This dropped the Commissar's pearl, unfueled, in a barrel at Kayla's log-out point;[16] yodabird19's pearl was untouched.
At 7:40pm EST, yodabird19 returned to DUMP's leadership chat; Oko claimed that the Entente alliance had read Kayla's attack on its member as an attack by closely-associated Eddie Murphy, and was dispatching forces to break Eddie Murphy's vault and pearl Oko[17]. To avoid this, Eddie Murphy hurriedly handed primary ownership of its vault namelayer group to Naglafer, relieving the hulking newfriend nation of the asset for which it might have been attacked (and preserving the vault, as Naglafer was more respected by the Entente than Oko). To prevent any implication of the alliance, yodabird19 shot out a condemnation of Kayla's actions[18] by 8:15pm EST. At 9:00pm EST, after nearly four days, BennyZ created a #yoda-pearl channel[19] in the Nyasaland discord, in which he stated that

"For Yoda to get released the terms are that you refund a god bow(Power V, Flame I, Infinity, Unbreaking III) and that Cortesia Del Mar stays neutral in any conflicts involving Veldt and Gul"

The first term was a request for fulfillment of yodabird19's promise "to refund the contents of the Nyasan Comissar's [sic] inventory at the time of his death"[20], the second was likely a consequence of Nyasaland's budding relations with the Veldt leading to concerns about a repeat of the One Hour War.

February 17, 2021

At 10:30pm EST, Columbia declared war on Kayla's nation of Cascadia for its "unwarranted attack on the Nyasaland Vault", "a breach of the non-aggression clause of the Treaty of Valyria, recently signed to allow Cascadia to secede".[21]
What exact events occurred following this war declaration are hotly disputed. Kayla currently (5/26/2021) claims that, while she did destroy some Cascadian valuables as Columbian forces approached, little legitimately owned by Eddie Murphy was damaged as a result of the Columbia-Cascadia War[22]. However, on the day of the war's declaration, she claimed to have "broke every single chest and factory in CAS" and that "everything is dropchested or logged out on accounts that will never login ever again"[23]. Columbia holds that its sole action in the Columbia-Cascadia War was to destroy the Cascadian state, and that it did not destroy any Murphian wealth[24] (which is corroborated by shadedoom's statement that Kayla "took the loot out of Cascadia" the day of the declaration[25]). Murphians, especially Oko, have made several claims, varied by individual, time, and evidence, as to who did Eddie Murphy what harm.[26]
However, one thing is for certain: Between the (supposedly temporary, but decidedly permanent[27]) loss of its vault, and the contested events of the Columbia-Cascadia War, and the psychological and reputational toll of the crisis from yodabird19's pearling[clarification needed], Murphian activity plummeted.

February 22, 2021

At 7:00am EST, after five days of CivClassic players reporting substantially lower average activity on the server, Tiddy1806 posted a Civball comic titled "EM gone; Empire born"[28]. It portrayed the formation of The Empire (as well as Anyakova, though this nation was 9 days old already by this point)[29] as the result of Eddie Murphy being bludgeoned by "BULL SHIT", officializing the death of Eddie Murphy.


February 19, 2021

At 8:15pm EST, Camokool, who had formerly been kept out of primitivist DUMP nation Gul's territory by an independent Murphian intervention, declared his intent to reestablish his antithetical nation of the Veldt[30]. Due to the predicament of Eddie Murphy, this second Gul-Veldt conflict moved to the slow and tense realm of diplomacy, where the claim conflict simmered for exactly one month before Gul dissolved on March 19, 2021[31], handing the contested land to the Veldt by default.

February 20, 2021

At 6:45am EST, almost exactly seven days after yodabird19 was pearled, BennyZ of Nyasaland, having received his "god bow" from a charitable Doommad, freed yodabird19's pearl.[32]

No Specific Date

The collapse of Eddie Murphy had profound effects on its former alliance, the DUMP. Formerly an alliance of decidedly weak nations protected by a "babysitter" Eddie Murphy, the defensive alliance, stripped of its most militarily capable member, was forced to dramatically realign its operations. With both Anyakova and The Empire inactive in the extreme, Cortesia Del Mar became the alliance's tentative centerpiece. The DUMP's remaining active nations (at this time, Cortesia, Monterrey, and Blackwell) experienced strong pressure to develop rapidly and grow defensive capabilities, a pressure which remains in play to the present (5/26/2021).

No Known Date

Following the Columbian occupation of Cascadia, Kayla, not having quit the server after all, turned for an unknown length of time to guerrilla war with the Columbian occupiers, making several threats against their nation and vault[33], but achieving little overall.[34]

March 12, 2021

Kayla, having resolved issues with Columbia, along with her friend Kicky, made a third attempt at founding a nation: Kallos, which remains relatively successful to the present.[35]


  1. Oko (16 February 2016). “i dont even run em anymore i havent for like a few days” – via Discord (#chat). Defense Union for Mutual Prosperity. Retrieved 30 April 2021. Screenshot
  4. Examples:
    "I have no skin in the game, but this seems open, transparent and honest. I wish you well"
    "I'm of the opinion that communication should be established so that talks can start. I’ve only really dealt with Yodabird on the subreddit, but they deserve action on the issue. It would be a shame to lose a player who seems as dedicated as they are."
    "Yoda has always been levelheaded and decent in my (and Caledonia’s) interactions with him. I hope this issue is resolved promptly."
    "In all my dealings with Yoda I've been impressed with how honest and open they have been with me, and they don't have any ill intentions. I'm sure this is just a misunderstanding. Yoda should be set free."
    "The Republic of Lambat respects the right of all nations to secure their borders from unauthorized entry, provided that the methods employed are fair. However, we are alarmed to know that a high-ranking official of a sovereign nation has been pearled for supposedly trespassing another's land.
    CDM is and has always been a friendly nation. It has assisted our country in times of need. Therefore I am obligated to call upon the release of Yodabird, and that this case go through a diplomatic process without the involvement of force.
    Our nation wishes for a peaceful remedy to this situation.
    SGD -- President of the Republic of Lambat"
  5. Imp (14 February 2021). “Nyasaland kinda bad now though Free yoda” – via Discord (#off-topic). Mount September. Retrieved 30 April 2021. Screenshot
  6. Lodish (16 February 2021). “people seem convinced yoda was raiding, not seen evidence or heard from actual accusers though” – via Discord (#general). CivWiki. Retrieved 30 April 2021. Screenshot
  7. Wingzero54 (Unknown at 3:34 AM UTC). “Oh right that stupid reason” – via Discord (#in-game-global-chat). CivClassic Official Discord Server. Retrieved 30 April 2021. Screenshot
  8. hockey328 (Unknown at 19:28 UTC). “#FreeYoda” – via Discord (#in-game-global-chat). CivClassic Official Discord Server. Retrieved 30 April 2021. Screenshot
  10. [[{{{sender}}}|{{{sender}}}]] ({{{date}}}). “{{{text}}}” – via Discord (#{{{channel}}}). {{{server}}}. Retrieved {{{access-date}}}. Screenshot
  12. oko (16 February 2021). “we have vault groups<br>the guy who has it is on their way now” – via Discord (#leadership-council). Defense Union for Mutual Prosperity. Retrieved 10 June 2021. Screenshot
  13. oko (16 February 2021). “vault gamer is acting now and i dont really get to stop them” – via Discord (#leadership-council). Defense Union for Mutual Prosperity. Retrieved 30 April 2021. Screenshot
  14. yodabird19 left at 7:16pm EST.
    Oko wrote "BENNY DOWN" at 7:26pm EST.
    The jump must have occurred in this time frame, likely at least several minutes before BennyZ was killed.

    Yodabird19 02/16/2021
    I'm trying to find out where kayla put benny's pearl
    Enforcer 02/16/2021
    Didn’t it just despawn lol? She logged out?
    oko 02/16/2021
    its in a barrel
    Yodabird19 02/16/2021
    which barrel
    oko 02/16/2021
    it spawns one
    when you logout
    Yodabird19 02/16/2021
    oko 02/16/2021
    itll decay
    its 4% and in his own vault
    he can get someone else to do it
  24. DoomToday at 11:47 AM
    Yes so
    1) they despawned it all
    2) they dropchested and or logged with it and
    3) oko and EM “acquired” it
    I’m leaning on the first and second one though
  26. Please dear god don't make me search for examples