Pearled Harbor

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Pearled Harbor
DateDecember 7th, 2021
The Crucible,  Columbia
Result Dozens of pearls freed, major damage to Columbian treasury.
 Kallos  Columbia
Commanders and leaders
  • Columbia Shadedoom
  • Columbia Doommad
  • Units involved
    2 Insiders Nobody
    Casualties and losses
    None Wealth stored within the Crucible was lost, vault rendered useless.
    Gregy165's reaction after learning of the event

    Pearled Harbor took place on December 7th, 2021 (the 80th anniversary of the attack on IRL Pearl Harbor) when the player KnotNSA, a former high ranking member of Columbia's government, insided Columbia on behalf of Kallos[citation needed]. Allegedly, the event stemmed from a personal dispute between Knot and the Columbian player Doommad. During the course of Pearled Harbor, Knot entered Columbia's vault (The Crucible) and released the vast majority of the pearls held within[1].

    The Crucible included pearls containing Infinity War NATO fighters, Ohio players, CompassCraft players, and more. Among those freed include Lowtuff, who was pearled for violating an exclusion zone in the far northwest of the map, and former Columbian co-emperor Kdeeks and his ally pds0303, who was pearled at the end of the Columbian Bush War. The only players Kallos refused to release during the event were the Rhodesian player Jfkvius, CivUniverse creator IanX12, BlackManDiggy, and SirCrowley[2].

    In addition, SinjoroJoCrafter was released from the Arx Centuri so he could see the end of the world as well as for comedic potential. Nearly immediately after Knot released him, Lowtuff was re-pearled by Hjaltland in Carson[3].

    Series of messages showcasing Lowtuff explaining he got pearled by shapha2002[4]

    Knot also allegedly burnt the majority of the wealth guarded within The Crucible, causing Gregy165 great distress. The repercussions are currently unknown, though it is certain that the once-close relations Kallos and Columbia had are severely damaged. There was also speculation that Pearled Harbor may spark a wider conflict between Kallos and the entirety of the UDF, the latter potentially also bringing in as well the Entente and SATO.

    KnotNSA took refuge within Kallos' vault, Arx Centuri. Kayla declared her intentions to not allow Knot to face justice or be pearled.[5]

    Pearled Harbor was ultimately triggered by the leak that CivClassic 2.0 was ending finally reaching the leadership of Kallos. Seeing that the EOTW news leaking was already causing substantial consequences, the server owner TealNerd decided to use the last backup from before Pearled Harbor occurred, and used it as the final save of the map for his later project, [[CivLegacy]].


    1. Knota (December 7th, 2021). “so is every single pearl Columbia holds [immediately after another of their own messages saying "yes lowtuff is free"” – via Discord (#knotaappreciationchannel). CCCP/TWP (CivClassic). Retrieved December 8th, 2021.
    2. [[|Kallosian Leadership]] (December 7th, 2021). “The only pearls that we didn't free were: Jfkvius, JustIan12, BlackManDiggy and SirCrowley” – via Discord (#general-mandated-vtuber-watching). CivClassic Official Discord. Retrieved December 8th, 2021. Screenshot
    3. Lowtuff (December 7th, 2021). “ok shapha just pearled me” – via Discord (#knotappreciationchannel). CCCP/TWP (CivClassic). Retrieved December 8th, 2021.
    4. Lowtuff (December 7th, 2021). “i was in a bunker below carson pumpkin farms. saw them on snitches. did a double take and looked at the door in front of me [beginning of the series of messages pictured here]” – via Discord (#knotappreciationchannel). CCCP/TWP (CivClassic). Retrieved December 8th, 2021.
    5. Kaloa_HG (December 7th, 2021). “We never had any interest in attacking blue or icenia and i'm being blatantly honest with you shade when i say that I did not expect this at all but i'm not going to kick knot to the curb, he's still my friend” – via Discord (#DM). shadedoom. Retrieved January 25th, 2022.