|Formed: May 10th, 2019
|Members: Listed in the "Members" Section
Yittrium is a city founded by the former members of Florestria on May 10th, 2019. Located along the edge of a jungle biome and a mega taiga biome, Yittrium is a coastal city with an emphasis on modernization, as pursued through its industrial farms and luxurious aesthetic builds. Yittrium was created shortly after the abandonment of Florestria, featuring a majority of the same members, and several new ones.
Below is a list of Yittrium's current active members (listed in chronological order by their join date):
Leaving Behind Florestria
Between late-April - mid-May 2019, the city of Florestria had been facing serious threats and tragedies. Antzakes1, a controversial player on the server, had gained coordinates to the city, using them to threaten several of its members. The city was ultimately compromised, with a minor attack even taking place after ostrich1414 blew up AntHand with TNT (the two later peacefully resolved these issues). Thus, feeling that their city was no longer safe to build at, its active members decided to move out and focus on a new project. Ostrich1414 was commissioned to discover a new location significantly farther out into the map; he eventually settled on Yittrium's current location, a coastal jungle/mega taiga biome, featuring several jungle temples and villages nearby.
The city was officially incorporated on May 10th, 2019. After ostrich1414 established the base's location, all of Florestria's active members were brought over to join, in this order: Chris_cord, SkykirryChycho, Bapada63, egnaroky, MoWobbler, and AntHand. A few days later, Chris_cord's ally, trppbll, was invited to the team.
The city immediately began to thrive: ostrich1414 built a large prismarine statue on a nearby island, known as the "Guardian of Our City". This island was named "Florestria Island" in honor of their previous city and its former glory. Furthermore, MoWobbler constructed the "Yittrium Community Storage Facility", a large storage center complete with an automatic item sorting machine. A much better road system was also introduced, devised by both ostrich1414 and Bapada63. Eventually, the group officially settled on the name "Yittrium", mainly because the SimPvP wiki did not list any bases that began with the letter "Y". Below is a picture of Yittrium as it stood during the early days, on May 19th, 2019:
Yittrium Begins to Grow
Over the month of May to early June 2019, Yittrium began to slowly grow into a larger city. Many players, like AntHand, MoWobbler and Chris_cord, began to construct their own houses as Yittrium. Furthermore, ostrich1414 began his first modern building, a lowrise labeled as the "Yittrium Department of Commerce". Bapada63, much like at Florestria, began work on a new cartography center, dedicated to mapping the city and its surrounding areas. Several bridges were also constructed by Bapada63, connecting several separated landmasses.
Eventually, the city experienced its first few instances of urbanization added to its skyline. MoWobbler constructed Yittrium's first skyscrapers, a complex of two twin towers with a bridge in between (known as the "Twin Ring Towers"). Not too far from these towers, ostrich1414 constructed a skyscraper modeled after one from Struthio, known as "Oceanview Luxury Apartments". AntHand also built a hot air balloon floating in the sky, serving as a perfect location for scenic views of the city's growing skyline.
The Battle of Knee Mo
On May 31st, 2019, a small battle occurred in Yittrium when AntHand accidentally killed one of MoWobbler's fish, known as Knee Mo, at his fountain. Outraged, Chris_cord and MoWobbler teamed up to attack AntHand; eventually, egnaroky joined Chris_cord and MoWobbler as well in their crusade against AntHand. The fighting took various forms, both inland, air, and sea, as the city became littered with arrows. Eventually, AntHand succeeded in the first killing, slaying Chris_cord.
Ostrich1414, who had been neutral up until then, was brought into the battle after being attacked by AntHand. He joined MoWobbler in attacking AntHand, and the battle would continue for several minutes, with much of it resulting in air raids. Eventually, AntHand killed ostrich1414, leaving him and MoWobbler to face off each other alone. After an intense 1v1 duel between the two inside of the storage facility, AntHand ultimately emerged victorious after killing MoWobbler. After even more fighting, however, AntHand and MoWobbler signed a peace treaty, with both parties apologizing for their actions, resulting in the official end of the Battle of Knee Mo.
A Rapidly Changing Skyline
The entire month of June 2019 served as the definitive time to shape, master and establish Yittrium's urban skyline. As the city began to grow at a much more rapid rate, buildings soon became taller and more imposing; several new skyscrapers blossomed during this month alone. Some of the more notable highrise structures to be completed were the "Struthio Memorial Tower" and "Imperium Palace" by ostrich1414 and the iconic "Big Bend" arch by trppbll and Chris_cord, which immediately became the longest structure in the city. Furthermore, a massive reconstruction project occurred when MoWobbler decided to completely redo the storage building; he dismantled much of the old one, rebuilding it into a much larger, more sophisticated complex with a new additional building and many more layers of storage.
On June 13th, Brusa95 became Yittrium's newest member; an ally of trppbll and Chris_cord, the three make up the team "Passione". As soon as she joined the city, Brusa95 established her personal home in a new, unsettled area on the outskirts of the city. This area soon became Yittrium's designated suburban neighborhood, with several smaller-scale buildings and houses being created. Ostrich1414 even constructed his first house on the server since 2015 here. Finally, part of the city was transitioning to a more lowkey suburban setting, which proved beneficial for the team's vision of a lifelike city.
Aside from city planning, new farms were being added Yittrium. AntHand began work on the city's new-and-improved gunpowder farm, while ostrich1414 established a skeleton grinder. Brusa95 and trppbll also began work on an automatic brewery. Furthermore, egnaroky created the city's main slime farm.
The City That Never Sleeps
Between July - early August 2019, Yittrium was continuously experiencing consistent growth: new buildings were being created, new farms were being established, city planning was shaping its appearance, and constant public acknowledgment strengthened its fame throughout the server. Yittrium had evolved from an off-shoot of Florestria to its own living, breathing entity: a city that was constantly being progressed, with members online daily. By this point in the city's history, Yittrium's members had begun to hone in on their particular skill sets, putting them to good use in order to further strengthen the city's success.
MoWobbler had begun officially defining Yittrium's industrial district, creating several farms, including a sugar cane farm and a melon/pumpkin farm, and connecting these buildings through an interconnected above-ground road network. Nearby, he had also constructed a large guardian farm, which quickly became Yittrium's most powerful source of XP and providing the city with many stacks of prismarine and sea lanterns. AntHand also assisted MoWobbler with increasing the city's industrial presence, through his construction of a villager breeder. In fact, the city as a whole was being meticulously planned out, an act of preparation prior cities like Struthio and Florestria never experienced fully. Several key districts were being planned to shape the city as a diverse, realistic entity, including its downtown area, suburbs, the previously-mentioned industrial district, a ghetto, a maritime district, and even a much-needed government center. Another step towards major city planning arrived when ostrich1414 devised a system of street names and addresses for each road throughout the city, even designating a main street: Yittrium's central artery.
On July 16th, cheesy_chips22 (using his alt micro_chips22) arrived in the city and became Yittrium's next member. He quickly worked to create several new buildings, including his unique nature-inspired home and a restaurant. However, cheesy_chips22 also excelled at collaborating on projects with several other members of Yittrium; some notable builds he assisted with were trppbll's rocket-inspired home, One Cheddar Plaza with ostrich1414, and a modern hilltop living space, also with trppbll.
As the city grew physically, many other notable projects were created. Some of these builds include ostrich1414's temple for The Order of Wilbur, AntHand's drowned farm, MoWobbler's mansion, several new skyscrapers, AntHand's turtle farm, Yittrium Municipal Court by ostrich1414 and MoWobbler's island fort. Truly, Yittrium was becoming SimPvP's city that never sleeps: activity was abundant.
Yittrium Raids /world
On August 3rd, 2019, the PvP world was reset to a map which featured a city setting: this city contained several important blocks and items, which were quickly realized by Yittrium's members. Several members, including MoWobbler, AntHand, cheesy_chips22, Chris_cord, trppbll and ostrich1414 ventured into /world repeatedly all throughout that day, collecting as many blocks as they could. These included hard-to-obtain items like quartz variants, concrete, and even rare blocks that were impossible to obtain naturally: smooth stone slab blocks. By the end of the day, Yittrium had several double chests of various items, from common to rare, completely looting /world for the city's many purposes.
Rise And Demise of the Yittrium Work Gang
On August 15th, 2019, AntHand and ostrich1414 set in motion a plan that Yittrium had been considering for months: a semi-active noob workforce which would passively generate resources for Yittrium's construction processes. AntHand garnered a significant and loyal group of new players within a very short time, supplying them with armor and diamond pickaxes, which were needed to mine the objective resource: obsidian. Camden_The_Great, big_bloxxer, 086, Jtov, Drogun, and Adam085 all joined on the next day, August 16th. Within a period of only eight hours, the determined team gathered over a chest of obsidian. The small obsidian camp accumulated two buildings and a couple basic farms at its height.
On early August 17th, clipchip and JavelinFury, who were allies of many Yittrium members, uncovered the near-spawn portal to the camp, raiding it and mercilessly killing Drogun and big_bloxxer. Drogun, in a scorched-earth strategy, blew up the small shelter that had been constructed. Given the very early hour, the only Yittrium member able to come to the camp's defense was AntHand. He arrived and valiantly tried to defend the base, but, outnumbered and outgunned, was forced to retreat. The short-lived "Yittrium Work Gang" was immediately dissolved; however, it set a precedent for Yittrium's imperial strategies by successfully generating many valuable resources and attaining recognition and notability for the city's community service.