Odresh-Phylon Conflict

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Odresh-Phylon Conflict

Odresh's rail approaching Phylon, as viewed from the ocean below
DateDecember 21st-22nd, 2018
Phylon, Odresh
Result Phylon repulses Odreshi raid
Odresh Phylon
Commanders and leaders


Units involved
2 fighters 4 fighters
Casualties and losses
1 pearled, both fighters sentenced to 2 weeks prison pearl in post-conflict trial Minor raiding damage

The Odresh-Phylon Conflict refers to a territorial dispute on CivClassic 2.0 between Olivay and the nation of Odresh over the island of Phylon, culminating in a raid by Odreshi leaders on the island itself, as well as a skirmish in Odresh City.


Odresh had been founded in September 2018 by a group of Okashimans, and was hoping to join their mother country in the NCA. With a rail connection as an informal condition to join, Odresh began construction of a railway to connect the new settlement of Odresh City to the Great Overland Railway. The planned route of this rail went through the island of Phylon, which Odresh believed to be long inactive, having not seen it on recent claims maps. In December, a connection from Odresh City to Phylon was completed, and plans were put forward to continue to the next island on the way to the GOR. A little after this, the citizens of Odresh voted 4-2 to annex Phylon, and announced their new claim on the subreddit. Olivay responded with a vague, threatening comment, but this was taken as a joke, and Odresh assumed that no one contested their claim.


First Contact

On December 21st, while checking up on the Phylon end of the rail, Lokilog, F.A.R. of Odresh at the time, discovered a snitch had been placed. Upon breaking it, he saw that the snitch had been placed by Olivay, reinforced to to a Tel Aviv group. Crusher6581, Deputy F.A.R., contacted Olivay about the snitch, who explained that Phylon was, in fact, active and still claimed. He demanded that they not go to the island under threat of pearling, and announced closed borders on the subreddit.

Odresh Attempts to Assert Control

Believing they would have the backing of Okashima, the F.A.R. and his Deputy went to Phylon as a way of asserting what they believed was their rightful control. However, this stroll around the island quickly turned into a raid, with the two of them breaking into buildings, popping chests, and breaking snitches. Upon noticing Olivay online, they quickly returned to the surface with three stolen health potions and retreated to Odresh City, dropchesting their valuables in preparation for an imminent attack.

Phylon Retaliates

Minutes after the Odreshis returned to Odresh City, Olivay and three others were spotted tripping snitches on the rail. Lokilog and Crusher fled, but Crusher was caught and pearled. Lokilog took refuge in the community center and logged out, where a logbox was build to trap him.

Okashima and Vinland Respond

By this point, Odresh had alerted their friends in Okashima and Vinland, who began the journey to Odresh to free Lokilog and secure the town. However, Odresh had not informed their allies that they were at fault for the raid, leading them to believe that Phylon had attacked without reason. After a few hits from both sides, Olivay's force dispersed while Lokilog was freed from the logbox. He then fled by water to the GOR, and took refuge in NYC.


Public Reaction

A post was made to the subreddit declaring Crusher pearled and Lokilog wanted, while a PR battle was being fought in the comments. Later, NeoTide made a post clarifying Okashima's involvement, but this too was met with scrutiny.

Trial and Sentencing

Once things had begun to calm down, Lokilog, Crusher, and Olivay brought in Askedar, a judge from Mount Augusta, to oversee a trial. Lokilog and Crusher were sentenced to 2 weeks in the End; they were to return all stolen items, and provide compensation for broken reinforcements. Lokilog would never serve his sentence, as the whole situation receded into memory and was never followed up on.

Effect on Odresh

This conflict send Odresh into its first real period of inactivity, and the nation lay more or less dormant for the next few months. It completely halted the nation's rail project, and in general, dealt a major hit to the nation's morale.

The logbox as seen in 2021

Soon after the raid, the old community center, now inside a logbox, was torn down, and the logbox itself was turned into a memorial, which stood until the end of the server.

Future of Phylon

With the wound growing old after over a year of silence from both sides, Crusher approached Olivay in January 2020, asking for permission to use Phylon's farms with the promise that they would make no modifications or otherwise tamper with the island. Much to his surprise, Olivay agreed, allowing them access for two months. Later, after Olivay gave the island was given to Adina, Odresh worked with the central Yoahtl government (under which Odresh was now a province) to purchase the land. The final deal was for 188 diamonds, 64 of which were supplied by Odresh as the terms for placing the land under their jurisdiction.