Icenia (CivMC)

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Icenia
The flag of Icenia
General
Location-,-
DemonymIcenian
Activity levelHigh (as of 16th October, 2023)
AllianceDGP
Capital cityIcenia City
Government
GovernmentSemi-Democratic Republic
Governing documentConstitution of the Third Republic of Icenia
Culture
LanguageEnglish
MottoSneed!

Icenia, officially the Third Republic Of Icenia, is a nation on CivMC led by ChrisChrispie. Located in the -,-, Icenia consists of mostly desert, plains, and taiga biomes. The nation is consists of former Icenians, Bloomians, and select members of Mount Augusta from CivMC and follows a Semi-Democratic style of governance with an elected senate and tiered citizenship based on contribution to the nation. Icenia has three states at present: Bloom, Icarus, and Icenia Federal Territory. It has a large population.

Initial Formation

The Third Republic of Icenia was announced unofficially shortly after the closure of CivClassic, but formally announced on the CivMC subreddit on May 15th, 2022[1]. In the formal announcement by ChrisChrispie, it was stated that Icenia would strive to be "an economic and transportation hub" with the ultimate goal of being a "major metropolis". Icenia is expected to maintain close relationships with former players of Civclassic's UNC, UDF, and Entente, however according to ChrisChrispie the nation is "open to positive relationships with any player group on Civclassic" and in statements posted on the CivMC discord "does not have a desire to "World Police".

Shortly after the unofficial announcement of Icenia reforming on CivMC, former Icenian subgroups such as Titan Industries and Otonabee, announced their intentions to become independent of Icenia, while many former members of Bloom, which Icenia had absorbed in Civclassic, announced their intentions to remain Icenian.

Foundational Period

Icenia started its CivMC experience off by being stuck in queue, having reinforcements constantly reset, and looking for suitable land close to potential allies. Icenia would eventually settle on land in the -,- with an island serving as the future city center. The claims would be bordered by Rhode Island, a successor of Rhodesia to its east, Utopia to its south and Petrichor to its southwest. This would set up Icenia squarely away from nations such as Titan Industries and Yoahtl, both of which the country had initially planned to be close to.

Settling

Icenia was forced very early on to come to grips with its new neighbors, primarily Rhode Island, Fellowship, and Utopia. Select Rhode Island players such as Adderall and Vanax had previous run-ins with Icenia during the Infinity War on Civclassic, and Utopia was led by Saren_Solaris and Kicky, two players of whom many Icenian officials initially had concerns about.

On the first day of the server, Icenian Rinvincibl3 discovered a Nether portal relatively close to the city at the same time Kicky, of Utopia, did. A back room deal was quickly reached that the portal would be split between Utopia and Icenia, with Saren showing deference to Icenia in terms of group management due to the size of the nation.

Icenia would neglect “locking down” the portal though, instead focusing on getting internal factories up and running. When Icenians returned, they discovered that the portal had been sealed off by a bunker which was quickly discovered to be owned by Fellowship, led by Vah.

Icenian officials determined that the best way to deal with the situation was by force, and a group of 10 Icenians were dispatched to the bunker. They quickly broke in, broke snitches, and began deconstructing the bunker. The situation was quickly resolved after Vah would reach out and agree to split the portal.

During start of the world situations would also arise with Valyria over the boundary between Bloom and their nation center. This situation was quickly resolved as well though diplomacy, and a payment of some 48 diamonds for taiga forest.

Meanwhile, Icenia continued to build up farms, create rudimentary defensive infrastructure, and create it’s Capitol city, and by the middle of July, had become one of the largest cities on the server.

Development Internationally

Early on in the server, Icenia would form a tentative alliance with Petrichor and Southshire, two groups that the nation had been allied with in Civclassic. This alliance would eventually turn into the MDSC, an alliance designed initially to provide a "second choice" apart from Rhode Island in the West. Icenia would also sign a "trade agreement" with Titan, formalizing relations.

Entry into Generic War

On August 18th, 2022, Lagiacrus11, Shadno, and Slushii responded to snitch pings reporting Vah's presence at Motoko Mountain, the home of MotokoKusanagi. This had become a common occurrence over the previous week and limited infrastructure had been built out to the mountain in order to apprehend Vah, who had been on a raiding spree, but by no means was it capable of handling a coordinated attack. As Lagi and the PvP crew approached the mountain, it became clear that Ez2Clutch, who was previously pearled by Rhode Island, was also present in the region. This was soon confirmed by the fighters and an effort to kite back to the city was ordered. Unfortunately, Lagiacrus11 would get pearled in the ensuing fight and would be kited to Rhode Island's vault.

In Lagi's absense, former NATO fighter Seared would be appointed as shotcaller over a dozen citizen-defenders in Spaceneedle III, where Ez2Clutch, Vah, and other Rhodesians began concentrating their attack on Icenia at. As they settled into a siege defense, a general call to arms across the server was issued, and Saren_Solaris would arrive and begin shotcalling as well. For the duration of the night and into the early hours of the next morning, Icenia managed to hold off the Rhodesian crack team, but as work and school became a priority, the order to self-greif the groundbunker was given and all materials were either dropchested, or moved to the skybunker. Within hours of the move, and with limited defenders and supplies, the order to kite to Titan was given to the remaining fighters at Spaceneedle III, and Icenia City would fall. Over the coming hours, Rhodesia would disable downtown city bastions and obby bomb the city.

Move to Titan

Over the next few days, logged out defenders would be broken out of the skybunker by Saren_Solaris and other Icenians during Rhodesian off hours. Over the course of the general evacuation, Icenia would lose no pearls, but some PvPers would have to wait upwards of a week to be freed from greif. There had been some debate among Icenian higher ups over where to send fighters to aid in the war, but ultimately the decision was made to kite to Titan's Foxhole bunker, where "Little Icenia" would be constructed and defenses would be created.

Attack on Blockchainistan

Icenia, Moloka and Fempire were displaced. Titan, who took in the groups as a form of refuge against Rhode Island, would form a internal coalition of states that was meant to be more formalized than the greater coalition with Pavia, Estalia, Volterra, Icenia, Moloka and Titan. Among this coalition, Icenia would stand as the most prominent as Icenia had suffered brutal obsidian bombing campaigns that amounted to hundreds of stacks of obsidian used against them by Rhode Island. Suspicions would arise due to the continued war effort of Rhode Island after their XP farms were snitched and disabled by Estalia, leading to the discovery of an iceroad that linked Blockchainistan to Rhode Island. This road would be bombed and an additional and more secretive iceroad would be discovered later in this operation. Plans were made to assault the Blockchainistan bunker down the line due to the hazardous nature of Blockchainistan's geography, having been largely filled with traps. Plans were made to pearl everyone present and at first, success was

found with Xjiro and UndyneHeart being pearled but with the arrival of Vanax and Adderral, the pearling operation and assault on the Blockchainistan bunker were thusly halted and a full retreat was made back into Titan territory.

The Battle of Titan Bunker and The Fall of Titan

After the failed attack on Blockchainistan, retaliation from the nation would occur with Blockchainistanian soldiers breaking numerous bastions within Titanian territory and trapped the surrounding land. Multiple Icenians were pearled during this period.

The larger coalition's response to this would be to assault Blockchainistan to remove them from the conflict once and for all. A skybridge made of deepslate would be utilized, allowing Coalition combatants to destroy bastions and providing an avenue to assault the wider city of Blockchainistan. Before this assault could begin however, snitches in Titan territory would receive pings that detected Rhode Island soldiers in coordination with Blockchainistan soldiers assaulting the Titan Bunker. Immediately the assault from the Coalition would be called off to repel this coordinated assault and for a time, Rhode Island and Blockchainistan had been repelled. However, due to the timing of this assault, more players had to leave the defense to attend to real life matters as this had been done on a work night. The Titan Bunker would continue to be broken and pearls were kited to Estalia to help prevent further losses.

Most controversial however, would be the presence of VPN users, ban evaders and hackers such as Bolxy_ as reported by the player Gwua that utilized kill aura to further batter the defenders.

With the bunker destroyed, a large portion of Molokan and Titanian players continued to serve in the war, fighting alongside Estalia where their new homes were made. Unfortunately, Titan's leadership felt that due to the willingness of the Blockchainistan-Rhode Island coalition to be willing to stay up into the early hours of a weekday, there was no use in fighting against them and thus, Titan would be disbanded as a result of this assault.

Return to Icenia [September 2022]

Over the duration of the war, Icenia had been fully griefed around four times. Although much of Icenia's wealth had been dropchested, most homes and private bunkers had been broken into, Spaceneedle III was in complete disrepair, and most government factories were severely damaged. Thankfully, Rhodesia had failed to find Icenia's advanced cauldron, hadn't damaged any of Icenia's farms, and hadn't bothered with the shared Butternut-Icenia nether portal. Degriefing the city would take place immediately upon return, and within a day, Bewsij had given Icenians access to the IceniaMonument group under which most of the IRO and DRO grief was placed. This subsequently began a very fast cleanup that made many people rich.


Shortly after the completion of the clean up of Icenia, the Temporal Isles announced its intent to secede from Icenia, and after negotiations between President ChrisChrispie, Speaker of the Senate Rinvincibl3, and Consul PhysicsGamer, the Temporal Isles was allowed to secede from Icenia, with the secession having been formalized on September 26th, 2022. Despite a number of incidents causing friction between the two nations, they have committed to improving relations and continuing to cooperate.

Temporal Isles Crisis

Formation of the SEC and Ocala/Kallos Conflict

"That's Nuts" War and Aftermath

Butt-SEC War and Loss+Aftermath

Reparations/Formation of Lambeau

After the war, many Icenian fighters who were not pearled chose to "not log in" or turn themselves in for reduced sentences. ChrisChrispie decided to take a massive step back during this time as well—due to feeling as if reps made no sense because of the initial defense nature of the war. As such, most negotiations with TB of Butternut, Chosen of the new nation of Lambeau (on Icenia's southern border near Butternut), and Gang Shi were handled by Shadno and Seared. These reps would, essentially, bankrupt most of the population of Icenia and caused much public consternation. Nevertheless, Icenia followed through on most of the reps requests (save for Chosens who requested Icenians "dig him a hole") who most Icenians decided they'd fight regardless eventually.

Post-War Economic Miracle Led by Seared, Juniortide, and Shadno

As a direct result of having to pay exorbitant amounts of diamonds, Juniortide, Shadno, and Seared looked toward the future rather than the past and worked with Icenians such as Anvil to get the economy booming again—following in the path of Rinvincibl3 before them, they worked on expanding EXP exchanges, nether farms, and server-wide shops such as "Sneed Store" in Pavia.

Temporal "Empire" Crisis and Obbybombing

At some point PhysicsGamer had a gamer breakdown and decided to attack TE. Theres a lot of drama here beforehand.

Formation of Dawn Guard Pact with Yoahtl

-Explain how Icenia and Yoahtl decided to keep their independent alliance with each other post war and formed a dedicated discord called the DGP in order to create iceroads, share POS lists, and watch Gang Shi.

Drama Factory Crisis

ChrisChrispie's "Left Alone" Address to Gang Shi Operatives

ChrisChrispie, ever lurking in the shadows, decided after the pearling of Senator Justice to go to Wilson directly and express that if Wilson had "just come to him about his concerns" in regards to the derelict Icenian iceroad by Winterborne, he would of had the iceroad removed quickly. Wilson agreed and, for a while, it seemed like nothing bad could possibly happen until...

Florance and DarkFCC Crisis

On or around Thanksgiving of 2023, the Icenian Senate became aware of a bunker being constructed just north of Whole Foods Bunker by DarkFCC. After further examination, it was found that ChosenTwiceLOL had moved most—if not all—of his operations in the fake nation named after a team in the NFC North (FTP) to there. Further examination revealed that the bunker was on track to become, in essence, a "pocket vault" not unlike Whole Foods itself. Discussion quickly moved into the DGP discord as to what to do with this newfound information and a date was set for an invasion of Florence. This planned attack would have undoubtably led to another war with Gang Shi as Wilson had expressed to then Minister of Defense Shadno that "under no circumstances should Florance be touched". An attack bunker was built in secret—but the night of the attack, something huge happened that would change the course of Icenian history forever.

War of Icenian Coalition (Post-Nut Clarity Conflict)

FastestGrass Leaks on Gang Shi New World Order Initiative

The night of the planned DGP operation in Florance, ChrisChrispie and Speaker of the Senate Quanton_Biscut were pulled into a secret VC with Yoahtl and former Gang Shi member FastestGrass. Fastest explained that he'd faced both terrible treatment from Gang Shi in the wake of the Butternut-SEC war, in particular from Wilson—the Emperor of Gang Shi. Fastest would then provide verifiable leaks of the Gang Shi discord essentially confirming what most in Icenia had suspected since the end of the war—that being, that despite the cessation of hostilities, Gang Shi had devised a long-term strategy of containment for Icenia with the end goal being the extermination and destruction of the nation.

Operation "Grasslands"

Fastest also explained that he had an insider in Gang Shi with full group access to Gang Shi's snitch grid and vault—Black Mesa—and that if Icenia and Yoahtl were to press his claims on Black Mesa, he'd have the insider add combatants to groups there so they could CTR the living shit out of the vault and make it his own. He further explained that this insider, at the time of the discussion, had full access to the Gang Shi discord as a moderator. Plans were made that Icenia would secretly replace Kira in the Gang Shi discord with the Sneed3000 snitchbot, which would give bogus affirmative responses exactly like Kira for any on-discord group management. Furthermore, the DGP planned to CTR Gang Shi iceroads far out from the vault itself in order to create a secure access point, head into the vault, and—Jah willing—give it over to Fastest. Unfortunately, the night before the attack, the insider was removed from Gang Shi moderator role in discord. As a result, top minds in Icenia decided to test out the SnitchJammer5000 tech—developed long ago in a salt mine during the USA war. This would have a profound impact on the attack as it jammed Gang Shi's snitches, apparently, for like a full day and a half.

Defense of Yoahtl

Operation Cleveland Brown

On December 11, 2023, ComradeNick called President ChrisChrispie and explained that they wanted to "end the war" as it had become toxic in a way that was similar to the end days of the Infinity War. He expressed that there was a general desire among Gang Shi leadership to obby bomb cities and that he had groups to Butternut Vault and Gang Shi's vault and intended to hand these groups over to members of the Dawn Guard Pact so they could strike a final and decisive blow upon both vaults. This was enacted on and in the early morning hours of December 12th, members of the DGP streamed into Butternut Vault and CTR'd all reinforcements essentially making the vault their own property.

Post-War Economic Miracle+Warthunder Diplomacy

Foreign Relations

MDSC

Despite the MDSC no longer existing after the end of the Generic War, Icenia still maintains strong relations with its member states: Pacem, Nassau, Commonwealth, and Otonabee. After many of Petrichor's citizens joined Estalia during the Generic War, the remainder of Petrichor was incorporated as a state within Icenia.

SEC

Due to increasingly close ties with Kallos and Cortesia Del Mar, Icenia helped found the SEC, a defensive pact similar to the UDF. Icenia shares defensive infrastructure and maintains close relations with the SEC member states of Southshire, Kallos, Cortesia Del Mar, and Arsenio Pact. The SEC was disbanded by Icenia, as the last surviving member nation, after the Butternut - SEC war.

Other Relations

Due to past cooperation during the Generic War as well as previous conflicts on CivClassics, Icenia has a good relationship with the Holy Empire of Gang Shi as well as the Elysian Pact.

Geography of Icenia

Icenia on CivMC is significantly less centralized then the layout on CivClassics. The newly designed consitution added further support of states, and Icenia has strong participation from its constituent states of Petrichor and Bloom. Petrichor maintains its initial claims prior to joining Icenia and Bloom owns land North of Icenia City. Another notable territory in Icenia is far to the Northeast, where Icenia maintains nether portal access as well as significant defensive infrastructure and farms. Due to its proximity to Temporal Isles this area is frequently known as Tempussy Isles, or the Chocolate Factory.