Official Flag of Laconia
|Capital city||Mt. Doom|
|Foundation date||Early CivClassic 2.0|
|Motto||Si vis pacem, para bellum or more commonly as Molon labe|
Laconia was a group of players that has spanned multiple maps since Devoted 2.0 in early 2016.
Their most important incarnation was founded in the first month of CivClassic 2.0 in June 2017, when the Laconians constructed the fortress town Mt. Doom, originally a set of stone brick walls on a mountaintop that served to defend Yoahtl's then-capital city, Axochitlan, until Laconia declared independence. After tensions between the two nations rose to the point of war, the Laconians captured Axochitlan. This forced the other half of Yoahtl on an exodus to the other side of the map, where they founded New Yoahtl City. Tensions and intermittent conflict between the sibling nations continued for several years until the Infinity War, when Mt. Doom was captured by Coalition forces in January 2020 after a four month siege. After peace negotiations that took over a year, Laconia's citizens were freed from Hjaltland's vault and founded a new city on Doom Island, to the east of Mount September, where they remained peacefully until the end of the map in December 2021.
Due to their split with Yoahtl, the two nations ended up on opposite geopolitical axes, with Laconia signing an alliance with Lexington, and Yoahtl becoming closer with Hjaltland, who were the early competitors for global hegemony. Even though Laconia consciously stayed out of the Somber War, thereby escaping the destruction the other allies of Lexington faced after its final defeat, this early alignment ended up deciding Laconia's place in the geopolitical structure and the sides it took in future conflicts.
Laconia can trace their roots to a group on Devoted 2.0, the Revenants. Born out of a shared hatred of the Pirates, it was the fusion of several early-map groups, led by Vapin, Tofee_Dodger, FRESH_Candy, and BuckyHD, with ashnwill joining later. They were early allies of Agora, who were later known on CivClassic 2.0 as Hjaltland (sort of). They formed the Conglomerate which fought the Pirates and Ascalon (led by Vicccyy and SirCrowley respectively).
Bucky and Fresh began thinking of new names for the group, one of which mentioned was Laconia. This first version of the Laconian state on Devoted 2.0 was essentially ashnwill using the name, building a vault with Tofee_Dodger, Malen, and Brocktree, and attempting to make a preemptive power-play against Agora by invading the Semper Union. This was foiled by the betrayal of Malen and Brocktree, resulting in his permapearling and his excommunication by the Revenants.
CivTemp and 3.0During CivTemp, the group that formed the Revenants and Laconia did not play much, aside from BuckyHD playing apart of Yoahtl. During this time, BuckyHD further developed the idea of Laconia. After failing to convince Yoahtl to change with documents and reforms written by BuckyHD, and with the help of zachtack, they began to write documents for Laconia for the anticipated 3.0, such as a legal document, charter, and plan of Laconia. When 3.0 began, the group of Revenants officially became Laconia, and recruited many people, notably JohnFairfax and few other HCFers. Laconia was located in the same shard as Yoahtl as they were to be allies due to Bucky's friendship with Quauhtli_Mia and Yoahtl. The capital city was Lacedaemon and was to become a vault city, but due to people becoming inactive and an alt raider attack on the bunker, Laconia broke apart and became inactive, or moved to other nations.
The people who made up the Revenants of old Devoted joined with Yoahtl. They began construction of the fortress town on the mesa island north of Yoahtl's then-capital city, Axochitlan, to act as its military base. It later got the unofficial name Mt. Doom, with its official name becoming Mt. Vesuvius, though it was rarely referred to as the latter.
The Laconians discussed a land deal with Hjaltland for a portion of the nearby jungle without consulting the leadership of Yoahtl, angering St_Leibowitz, who blamed Tofee_Dodger and demanded his expulsion. As a result of this demand, FRESH_candy, BuckyHD, and Tofee_Dodger left Yoahtl to become their own private group, a corporation called Quantum Company, as they had planned to do on CivCraft 2.0.
This split resulted in some anger towards the group, notably from WackyAki. GDAN12, owner of Danville, as well as LordEmberscar, joined the group, resulting in Danville, a portion of Pumpkintown, and Mt. Doom becoming property of Quantum Company. This encouraged Bucky to enact his plans for a Laconian nation-state once again, incorporating the properties of Quantum Company as provinces.
Eventually talks began for Laconia to merge back into Yoahtl, but bgbba, who was acting for St_Leibowitz, began to talk about forming a coalition between the two nations, or joining Laconia with Pumpkintown. After much time talking about a coalition it was revealed bgbba was unable to actually decide on this. This angered the Laconia leadership who viewed it as a waste of time.
First Laconia-Yoahtl War
This all came to a boiling point when Yoahtl attacked Laconia, resulting in the first Laconian Yoahtl war and Laconian victory, resulting in the first treaty. This resulted in many Yoahtlans moving away, viewing they could no longer live beside the Laconians.
Due to the threat of altraiders from Hjaltland, Laconia made agreements with Lexington, such as a defensive agreement.
FRESH_Candy and Tofee_Dodger decided to reinvite ashnwill to the reborn Laconia around this time. He had a bad history with sintralin, the leader of Lexington, and so he played on the secret alt TotallyNotHigh to avoid provoking her and jeopardizing the alliance. Around this time Laconia began to slowly go inactive again, with Bucky rarely logging on and Fresh and Tofee somewhat working on Mt. Doom, while ashnwill began to grind at Mt. Doom, building a vault at world border along with a 7km tunnel to it.
Second Laconia-Yoahtl War
Yoahtl enacted a second attack on Mt Doom, resulting in the second Yoahtl-Laconia War, where Laconia was able to pearl a majority of those who attacked the Mountain, pearling multiple, including Quauhtli_Mia, and transporting them to the Lexington vault due to the agreement. This resulted in the second treaty of Laconia to be made with bgbba.
Laconia again became inactive, this time fully with little play on the server. Ongoing around this time was the Somber war, and due to Lexington having been aggressive, Laconia did not have to join in with the agreement, and were also told not to due to being so close to Hjaltland, who we made an agreement with not to get involved unless directly provoked.
For months, Laconia remained inactive, until it was brought to our attention people were constantly trespassing on our mountain and breaking stuff in our vault. This, plus recent developments in drama and the beginning of Summer, brought Laconia back in full swing. Yoahtl began to try and reclaim Axo, which resulted in tension between the two groups, but Laconia began discussing selling all the land, excluding Mt Doom, to Yoahtl with bg.
Third Laconia-Yoahtl War
After the talks kept being stalled, and tensioned increased yet again in Axo, Yoahtl prepare an attack on Mt Doom. Many Yoahtlans attacked Mt Doom, starting the third Laconia Yoahtl war, aiming to pearl the members of Laconia inside, claiming if Laconia gave the land this would stop. Yoahtl greatly damaged Mt Doom, acid blocking, DRO griefing and bastioning the mountain. As a result of the attack, some offered aid and help in cleanup and condemned Yoahtl for the attack. One of those that came to help was SteveBuscemi of Rhodesia. During this, Yoahtl attacked again and began to chase Steve in an attempt to pearl him. Due to this, Capri rushed to the aid of Steve which resulted in the pearling of bgbba.
The war ended as a result and has lead to the creation of the Laconia-Yoahtl peace agreement, which can hopefully put to rest the hostilities between the two nations.
War of World Police Aggression
Post Entente-Laconia War and return of Laconia
To be finished..
Government and Cities
BuckyHD, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Infrastructure
FRESH_Candy, Minister of Economics and Public Relations
WorldPoliceAlt, Minister of Mining and Industry
ShadySauce, Monarch, Head Architect and Foreign Ambassador
(Former Minister: Tofee_Dodger, Minister of Defense and Production)
Doom Island, New Capital of Laconia
Old Laconian Territories
- Mount Vesuvius, Referred to as Mt Doom, Old capital of Laconia, now a landmark
- Pompeii, Previously Axochitlan, City of Laconia
- Anvil, Previously Danville, Province of Laconia, Now apart of Yoahtl
- Emathia, Previously Pumpkintown, Province of Laconia
- Lemnos, Previously Goodsprings, Province of Laconia
- Acheron, Previously T'lel, Province of Laconia
- Thule, Province of Laconia