|Name: São Porco
|Status: Griefed and Abandoned
|Formed: April 19th, 2021|
|Abandoned: August 28th, 2021
|Members: ostrich1414, cheesy_chips22, willowienal, ElectricChugg, MoWobbler, SkullerG, diGGing4Gold, Master_Xybot, iLxgend, Haunter125, bruno_vera, ADHDTV, GentleGiant69, cmlove|
|Clans: The Order of Wilbur
São Porco was a city founded by ostrich1414 and cheesy_chips22 on April 19th, 2021. Located along the coast of an extensive jungle biome, São Porco was the successor of the City of the Divine Lord, Wilbur, becoming the newest headquarters for The Order of Wilbur; as such, many of the members of the city were either Wilburians or close allies. São Porco was unique for its theme and aesthetic, being largely influenced by Brazilian architecture and inspired by coastal, tropical cities within the country, including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. A series of man-made cliffs and hills dotted the coastline, boasting Brazilian-style villages, favelas, and highrises.
On August 28th, 2021, several members of the city raided, severely griefed, and evacuated it after growing concerns of security threats loomed over it. Thus, after a few short months, São Porco was officially abandoned, with a select few members moving on to found a new base in its wake.
A New Endeavor
In the spring of 2020, ostrich1414 and cheesy_chips22 had based together, alongside Zepheron, at the City of the Divine Lord, Wilbur (better known as "Wilburia") for many months. At the time, this was The Order of Wilbur's headquarters, and its first group-exclusive city. Unfortunately, the city would fall by May 2020 after an incident in which the Caudices located it using a wolf tracking exploit, annexing the city and forcing its members out. It would sit abandoned for almost a year until being griefed by ostrich1414 and Zepheron in January 2021, upon being discovered by hackers. Since then, cheesy_chips22 had largely gone on an extended hiatus from SimPvP, and ostrich1414 had focused on other projects, while the Order of Wilbur had only focused on small-scale projects.
By April 2021, cheesy_chips22 had finally returned to the server for the first time in months. Ostrich1414 was also arriving back from a short, self-imposed break, and the two instantly reformed their alliance once more. Wanting to bring the Order of Wilbur back to its Wilburia-era glory, the two decided to start a new city, albeit with a completely unique theme from what the server was used to. Rather than strive for another modern cityscape, ostrich1414 suggested a Brazilian theme, with a base inspired by famous Brazilian cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Cheesy_chips22 agreed, and using his supreme skills in terraforming and building, developed ideas for villages, favelas, cliffs, and mountains. After searching for a suitable location, ostrich1414 stumbled upon a large coastal jungle biome, and on April 19th, 2021, the base was founded.
The name "São Porco" was chosen as both an homage to the Brazilian city São Paulo, and as a reference to Wilbur himself (São Porco means "Saint Pig"). Once São Porco was founded, the two invited numerous Wilburians and allied players; within a few days, willowienal, ElectricChugg, MoWobbler, SkullerG, diGGing4Gold, Master_Xybot, and iLxgend joined the city. The first few days of the base's settlement would see a massive surge in progress: much of the jungle's coastline was deforested and replaced with a custom, man-made cliff face, with the design headed by cheesy_chips22 and another portion by Master_Xybot; SkullerG would lead the design of the city's five-level gold farm in only two days; ElectricChugg would design both an iron farm and a raid farm; and diGGing4Gold would focus on the city's primary villager trading hall and breeder.
As the city began to take form, the first major district was birthed as cheesy_chips22 designed São Porco's portal hub on a peninsula, and a village soon took shape around it. Many of São Porco's members built Brazilian-style houses around this central portal hub, and the village soon possessed markets, churches, and residential buildings. Along the coastline of this village, ships were constructed and docked along the ports, giving it a unique maritime feel. Finally, the city was forming itself.
A Rising Star
Throughout early to mid summer 2021, São Porco would grow exponentially as more new members were invited to the city. Between May and June, São Porco received Haunter125, bruno_vera, ADHDTV, GentleGiant69, and cmlove as its newest citizens, all of whom assisted in the city's progress. With a solid membership base now formed, São Porco could finally take shape; the old temporary storage island was destroyed in place of a brand new storage skyscraper, designed by cheesy_chips22, as the other members began to focus primarily on industry and farms.
While the city's more aesthetic builds were meticulous and time-consuming projects, the industrial growth was rapid. With GentleGiant69 taking the lead charge on many of the city's farms, as well as lots of help from ElectricChugg, willowienal, and bruno_vera, São Porco soon became home to a variety of high-quality farms including: a mob farm, a witch farm, a bartering farm, a wither skeleton farm, a ghast tear farm, a super smelter, a wool farm, a sugar cane farm, a blaze farm, and many more, not including the farms that had been built previously. São Porco was finally focusing on self-sufficiency as it boosted its farms' qualities and outputs, thanks to the teamwork and knowledge of those who contributed.
Meanwhile, cheesy_chips22 and ostrich1414 would focus on São Porco's original village district, now dubbed "Vila Porta". Vila Porta would be characterized by numerous rustic houses strewn along an unkempt dirt path, surrounded by tropical vegetation an flora. Nearby, cmlove would construct a horse pen and breedery, with a racetrack for horses to frolic and compete. Underneath Vila Porta, MoWobbler would begin working on his major project, a massive sewer system stretching throughout the underbelly of the village, with countless twists and turns, secret rooms, and booby traps. Designed with a maze-like aesthetic, the dimly-lit sewer system would soon become home to both an underground city and a large PvP arena, which would house several friendly fights between base members. Bruno_vera would also help create a series of catacombs within the sprawling sewer complex.
Overall, São Porco was becoming a large city home to several impressive farms and builds. Although activity within the city would waver and wane throughout the months as several of its members dipped in and out of activity, it nevertheless continued to produce many awe-inspiring builds. Work on the city's budding downtown district grew as both willowienal and ElectricChugg added their own skyscrapers to the mix; meanwhile, cheesy_chips22 would start to construct his long-awaited favelas along the hillsides, hugging the coast. Ostrich1414 would also continue to produce his famed Map Arts at the city, producing three new original pieces at his map art location. While São Porco would not become a massive, sprawling megacity overnight, its progress and productivity was nonetheless one to be admired as stunning and beautiful builds would continue to pop up around the city.
By August 2021, São Porco's progress was slowing down. Several key members either became inactive or focused on other projects, and, aside from the occasional new farm, new buildings and construction projects were all but stopped. While much of this was due to the busy schedules of many of the city's members, a large part of São Porco's sudden decline in growth and activity was an impending conflict between YeeterMyPeeter and the Order of Wilbur, as well as GS Trading Co. and the Church of Francis (both of which the Order of Wilbur was allied with). YMP would formally declare war on these three teams, although this declaration of war was never receiprocated back; in fact, the Order of Wilbur itself refused to recognize the war. Nevertheless, griefing occurred, with YMP targeting an abandoned GS base and the GSFW alliance targeting an abandoned YMP base.
Unfortunately, São Porco was caught in the crossfire as, not only was it the Order of Wilbur's capital city, but it also housed a potential threat: bruno_vera, a member of both São Porco and YMP. Although bruno_vera assured the members of the city that he had not, and would not, leak the coordinates, there was still major hesitation among them regarding the future of the base, as it was very likely that YMP could get there hands on it and strike back. Not wanting São Porco to fall to YMP, several members decided that it would be best for them to raid and grief the city themselves before it could be down by anyone else; luckily, this tough decision was aided by the fact that São Porco's strict and rigid building rules were growing distasteful among the many members, who wanted to move on to something more free and expressive. Thus, the plan would come into action: São Porco would grief São Porco.
On August 28th, 2021, ostrich1414, cheesy_chips22, ElectricChugg, willowienal, and GentleGiant69 all convened in Vila Porta for one last time, before equipping themselves with TNT and flint-and-steels. After the city had been completely raided and not a single item was left behind to take, these four members of the city began to severely grief every inch of the base, destroying all the buildings and all the farms, as well as breaking all portals left behind. It would be a very thorough and intense grief, but one which they felt was necessary. Eventually, São Porco lay in ruins, a city which had only lasted a mere four months, but nonetheless boasted numerous high quality farms and builds. Although the moment was bittersweet, the Order of Wilbur was ready to move on from this chapter of their story and begin work on a brand new city that would be much safer than before, with a more secure membership. Even if YMP never truly did discover São Porco, the team felt better knowing it could not be touched.