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NameLayer is a plugin (source) which manages the creation of NameLayer Groups, often called nl groups or simply groups. Namelayer groups allow sharing reinforcements and sending shared chat messsages. Users in a Namelayer group can be assigned four different roles: member, mod, admin, or owner, each coming with an increase in permissions.


Each Namelayer group has four different roles that users can be assigned to: member, mod, admin, or owner. There is also the primary owner role, which can only be held by one member at a time.

Roles give certain permissions to members assigned to that role. Permissions assigned to each role can be customized by anybody with the PERMS permission (by default, only owners and primary owners).


Namelayer can be used entirely via commands, but it also offers a GUI which can be easier to use. Use the /nl command to bring up the Namelayer GUI.

The GUI opened by typing '/nl'.

The first screen of the Namelayer GUI shows rows of chestplates. Each chestplate corresponds to a Namelayer group, and the type of chestplate shows your permission level. Leather is member, gold is mod, iron is admin, and diamond is owner or primary owner. The enchanted chestplate shows your default group, which is the group used by Citadel commands when a group is not specified.

Even though an account can be Owner of any number of NameLayer groups, an account can only be Primary Owner of up to 15 groups; after that, group creations and Primary Owner transfers to that account are denied, until groups are either transferred to another account or deleted.

One can get around this limit by owning multiple accounts and adding the actively used accounts as Owner (instead of Primary Owner, which is one of the alt accounts).

Unique Usernames

Although minecraft allows updating your account name, namelayer mechanics rely on a player's username being unique. Namelayer will use whatever username you first log in with. Changing your minecraft account username will not change it on your namelayer groups.

If a player logs in with a username which is already in use in a namelayer group on the server, that player's displayed name will have a "1" appended to it.


Namelayer Commands
Namelayer command Function
/nlcg <group> [password] Creates a group, optionally with password
/nlsp <group> <password> Adds password to an existing group
/nljg <group> <password> Joins a password protected group
/nlag <group> Accepts an invitation to a group
/nlbl <group> <player> Blacklists a player in a group
/nldg <group> Deletes a group
/nlip <group> <player> (PlayerType- default MEMBERS) Invites player to a group with optional rank
/nlleg <group> Leaves a group
/nllink <super group> <\sub group> Links two groups to each other as nested groups. (unsupported)
/nlmg <The group left> <The group that will be gone> Merges two groups together. (Warning : Doing this is not recommended and may eventually cause groups to break)
/nlmp <group> <add/remove> <PlayerType> <PermissionType> Modifies the permissions of a group.
/nlpp <group> <player> <playertype> Promotes/Demotes a Player in a group
/nlrg <group> Rejects an invitation to a group.
/nlubl <group> <player> Removes a player from the blacklist for a group
/nlrm <group> <member> Removes a member from a group.
/nlri <group> <player> Revokes an invite
/nlsdg <group> Sets or changes default group
/nltaai Toggles the auto-acceptance of invites
/nltg <group> <player> Transfers a group to another owner
/nlunlink </super group> Unlinks two groups from each other. [Unsupported]
/nlun [CONFIRM] Updates account name on the server to the one minecraft account currently has [Unsupported]
/nllg Lists all groups player is in. Formatted "<group> : <permission level>"
/nlgdg Gets default group
/nlgls Gets the amount of groups on server
/nlgs <group> Get stats about a group. (Total members and list of members)
/nlid Infodump including list of members for each role level in each group
/nllci Lists players current active invites.
/nllm <group> (PlayerType) List the players with selected role in a group
/nllp <group> <PlayerType> Shows permissions for a PlayerType in a group.
/nlsbl <group> Shows all blacklisted players for a group


Namelayer Permissions (ordered as they appear in the GUI)
Permission Name Function
LIST_PERMS Can list the permissions of any PlayerType
OPEN_GUI Can open namelayer GUI for group
BASTION_PEARL Can pearl into bastion fields
BASTION_ALLOW_EXILED Allows exiles inside bastion range
MERGE Can merge group with another group they have MERGE permissions on [Note: Does Merge group work as intended?]
DOORS Can open and close reinforced doors
ADMINS Allow inviting admins and removing existing admins
CLEAR_SNITCHLOG Can clear snitchlog with /jaclear
SNITCH_NOTIFICATIONS Can see chat messageswhen players trigger snitches
JOIN_PASSWORD Perm level given to members when they join with a password
LINKING Linking to another group as supergroup or subgroup [Unsupported]
OWNER Can invite new owners and remove existing owners
DELETE Can delete group
READ CHAT Can read chat messages sent in group
MODS Can invite new owners and remove existing owners
ACIDBLOCK Can place acidblocks reinforced to group (/ctacid)
CROPS Can place and destroy crops
UPGRADE_FACTORY Can upgrade factories
MEMEMANA_WITHDRAW Can withdraw mana
SNITCH_IMMUNE Will no longer cause snitch alerts when in range of snitches on group.
BASTION_PLACE Can place in bastion ranges reinforced to group
WRITE_CHAT Can type messages in group
READ_SNITCHLOG Can check snitchlogs with /ja
MEMBERS Can invite new members and remove existing members
PERMS Can adjust all permissions in group (Dangerous)
USE_FACTORY Can use factory reinforced to group
INSECURE_REINFORCMENT Can use hoppers to take items out of reinforced containers /ctinsecure
SNITCH_TOGGLE_LEVER Can do /jaToggleLevers 1 to allow snitchs triggering redstone
BASTION_LIST Can list bastions on group (/bsl)
REINFORCEMENT_INFO Can use /cti and see group block reinforced to
BYPASS_REINFORCEMENT Can use /ctb and break reinforcement, returning reinforcement item
REINFORCE Can /ctf, /ctb blocks
LIST SNITCHES can /jalist to see all snitches on group
BLACKLIST Can blacklist players and remove existing blacklisted players
PASSWORD Allows viewing this groups password and changing or removing it
GROUPSTATS Can check stats on group
LOOKUP_SNITCH Can /jalookup a snitch giving coords
RENAME_SNITCH Can rename snitches
CHESTS Can use chests
KIRA_MANAGE_CHANNEL Can setup Kira relays on discord to relay group messages and alerts