Benjamese Empire

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Organisations Benjamese Empire
Leadership BenjaminBsuper
Headquarters Shatlantis
Founded 19th March, 2017
Public? No

The Benjamese Empire (or BenEm for short)is the collective name for all the areas BenjaminBsuper and his crew use to build their cities on, it is to prevent bad area planning, griefbuilds and inactive player houses. Many of the BenEm members have fallen to inactivity, and to continue operations if needed, BenEm can operate with the USF.


What's in the Benjamese Empire?

In short: cool stuff. The Benjamese Empire is a thriving community with good city planning, innovative builds and very little grief. In 2018, the Empire grew to be one of the biggest communities in Freedonia, housing hundreds of players.

What do we call the cool stuff in the Empire?

The Empire has a naming system for settlements and territories ( (Almost) Full list at Category:BenEm Ranking System):

BenEm Hamlet 
Any settlement that is too small to count as one of the sections below.
Examples: LittoilLand, Boat
BenEm Village 
A settlement with few houses, simple infrastructure, with barely any shops.
Examples: Merchilles, Isfiskholt
BenEm Town 
A settlement that houses several players, with a centralized government facility, shops and advanced infrastructure.
Examples: Pallet Town, Numington Town
BenEm City 
A large settlement, big enough to have a self-sustaining population, with a centralized government facility, with historical importance, advanced infrastructure and some form of high rise.
Examples: Tussenstad, Snaketown

It is important to note that this naming system is not necessarily represented in the name of given town. Snaketown, for example, is definitely a city, although it's called SnakeTOWN. New Snak City is called a city, but it is clearly a town. Those names can be deceiving!


Areas, which are the part of the Benjamese Empire:


Batavia is a name for BenEm mainland, it is a place, where the most of BenEm activity happens:

BenjaminStad (Capital City) - The historical and biggest centre of BenEm. Highly urbanised.

KSCity - Once, it was a competitor of BenjaminStad, but, after KS_Life became inactive and sold the town to BenjaminBsuper, the activity of town halted. Now, the town is being repurposed, since it has a lot of useful space.

Tussenstad - One of the most important parts of BenEm which has been independent of the Empire for a great part of the late summer of 2018. Since 30 september it's back.

TwanStad - A rare case - a claimed territory without any residential buildings is a town.

Merchilles - Despite it's size, this town lives with a status of Batavia's architecture centre. Located in the desert outback of Batavia.

Oldville - A town that declared itself independent of Tussenstad.

Isfiskholt - A small town that has rejoined after having been independent for a short while.

Winterstad - A small village that has been claimed to be part of Tussenstad

BearTown - A town with large houses and a rustic style, very close to Batavia

The waters outside BenjaminStad. In the background can be seen some of the skyscrapers of the town, the sky bridge from Ampcity and the bridge crossing the sugarcane nature park to Tussenstad. Parts of Tussenstad can be seen on the far left side of the picture. The cobblestone on the cliff in the foreground are planning guides for Winterstad.


Those enclaves started to appear, when more and more people joined BenEm:

Grifftopia - This major architecture centre is having a unique system of "poor" and "rich" districts.

Greenhaven Village - Despite being a separate town, this town with sad history is a part of Grifftopia's area.

Berghpas - A town, which stayed on paper.

Nieuw Inverness - This town is having a strange case of BenjaminBsuper getting town ownership from a banned player through another person.

Snaketown - Another BenEm centre on Forrrest, despite being very far from Batavia. Most active town of the Forrrest agglomeration.

Pallet Town - This town is having a very messy layout, but attracted an attention, thanks to being mostly residential.

Gelderburg - A plan, which is being done by Appelsaus_

Numington Town - Earlier centre of Forrrest activity, which is inactive for now.

Silver Lake - This town is very unique, because it successfully attracted people during player invasions.

New Snak City - snakyman's new city, which is situated on corrupted chunks.

Santa Luca - A town founded by LucaTheHispanic.

Finni's Village - A town founded by Finnimations, currently lacking a name.

LittoilLand - The area owned by Codetoil.

The UnderLands - A settlement founded by tyhdefu that's almost entirely underground.

Boat - A town on a boat.

The Center of the Benjamese Empire. The big city in the middle is BenjaminStad. Left to BenjaminStad you can find a town with wooden walls and a big stone tower called TwanStad. The tiny group of houses down left is the small former BenEm town of Isfiskholt. The dense town on the shore of the big lake is North Tussenstad. Obviously, South Tussenstad is located on the other side of that lake (the place with the huge skyscraper Brandarix Tower). Tussenstad is not part of the Empire anymore. The lake of Tussenstad is called Lake Vesitäysi. The huge walled town bordering the Vesitäysi ice is called KSCity. Way south, to the right on this map, the town of Merchilles is slowly getting started.


The Empire, as an extremely active community, houses a lot of impressive builds. A lot of these builds are very tall: 23 of them are taller than 50 meter, of which 7 are higher than 100 meter.

The Batavian area of BenEm is higly urbanised, with many high structures. BenjaminStad alone has 9 towers over 50 meter high of which 3 are taller than 100 meter. This amount of high rise builds is not matched in any other town with a population (we state 'with a population' because Xenotopia has more high rise; however, Xenotopia is more of an artwork, and has never housed a community, whereas builds in the Empire are built by many different members of the community). Batavia alone has 15 towers above 50 meter, of which 5 are taller than 100 meter:

Highest Batavian buildings

Over 100m high:

50-100m high:

Most exclaves are less urbanised, with less high, but still impressive structures:

Highest buildings in Exclaves

Over 100m high:

50-100m high:


The Benjamese Empire is well known for its underground and aquatic infrastructure: the BenEm leaders, especially IvanLeshev, BenjaminBsuper and hprick put a lot of work in to ease personal transport through the BenEm area.


Ginza Tunnel 
A tunnel to cut time off the Boat Route from Enjoku Route to the BenEm junction: this tunnel, built by IvanLeshev and hprick, cuts right through a hill to prevent issues with the nearby private property. The tunnel is 5 meter wide. It's decorated with the colors of the BenjaminStad flag and lighted with redstone torches.
Trans-Vesitäysi Tunnel 
A tunnel that goes under Lake Vesitäysi to connect North and South Tussenstad
Tavernia Tunnel 
Another tunnel to cut time off the boat route. It's a lot shorter than Ginza Tunnel and unlike Ginza it's built on an askew line. It's directly followed by a canal inbetween two hills. Decorated with spruce wood and lighted by redstone torches. Also built by hprick and IvanLeshev.
BenjaminStad Tunnel System 
A pedestrian subway system to make different parts of BenjaminStad accessible. This tunnel system is still being expanded, BenjaminBsuper being the main person working on it.
Gotthard Tunnel 
Another project by hprick and IvanLeshev, made to connect two large waters, finishing off the BenEm Boat Route.
Holland Tunnel 
A small tunnel that cuts through a hill at the most northern part of the BenEm boat route.


An important part of the boat route are ice canals, without these, boat travel to the BenEm junction would be impossible.

Northern Canal 
This is the biggest canal of the BenEm boat route. It cuts right through a giant ice lake. Mainly built by BenjaminBsuper.
Southern Canal 
Made by hprick and BenjaminBsuper, this is the second biggest canal, which also cuts through ice. This canal cuts through a giant ice lake to go straight to the BenjaminStad harbour, to connect to the next canal system:
BenjaminStad Harbour Canal 
This canal, built by BenjaminBsuper, connects the harbour to the inner lake of North Tussenstad and the Sugarcane Shores park, directly to connect to the Fraffyard tunnel.

Bridges and boardwalks

Crossing water is important. When it's not done with a tunnel, like the Trans-Vesitäysi Tunnel, it's done with a bridge.

Banshee Boardwalk 
An experimental build by hprick: an elevated walkway parallel to the wall of an ancient castle. This walkway is a part of the road from Tussenstad to the nearby Nexus hub. Named after a Mario Kart track.
Great Northwestern Highway
Although it is not officially part of BenEm, it connects many BenEm Towns in the Northwest to the main road system in central Freedonia.



19th of may - 7th september 2017

The history of Benjamese Empire starts with the founding of KSCity and giant growth of BenjaminStad in winter and early spring of 2017. These 2 cities created Benjamese Empire after they allied on the 19th of may, 2017. One of the earliest Benjamese Empire newcomers was hprick, who founded Isfiskholt shortly after.

Ivan and Hprick Join

September 2017

After quitting Clifftonville and time of simple existence, one of most important members of Benjamese Empire, IvanLeshev with help of BenjaminBsuper, decided to urbanise north wilderness of Benjamese Empire with founding of Tussenstad, the second most powerful city in the Empire. Despite being bored, Ivan invited hprick and Appelsaus_ into his town. Thanks to this new powerful friendship, they did many Benjamese Empire projects. In addition to that, Appelsaus_ became part Benjamese Empire staff.

Many Connected Territories

September 2017

At some point not long after, KevinGriffioen and Ladebbie got into Benjamese Empire's side. With this, Greenhaven Village and Grifftopia are part of Benjamese Empire. Benjamin's friendship with NHC_THK also added some land, when NHC_THK sold Nieuw Inverness to Benjamin. This outwards expansions marks the start of BenEm's great foreign influence.

The Outer Expansion

October 2017

The empty lands, near the desert and over the icy plains are good terrains to build, with Mer28 and Andrey_orex starting their towns there, the BenEm expanded again, this time forming Merchilles and Berghpas. To this day, after the Outer Expansion, Batavian BenEm has not expanded outwards any further, only expanding within the borders of the Empire.

BenEm as popular tourist attraction

Late 2017

With the Benjamese Empire thriving and becoming more and more popular, people started to visit the cities. The BenEm cities became a known thing on the server, not longer being viewed as some of many noob towns. With the new Nexus connection, North-West (Purple) 3, visitors could enter the BenEm much faster than before via BenjaminStad. Over time, many tourist attractions have came to be in BenEm. A few examples are:

  • BenjaminStad: The many enormous builds like the Turn-Off Tower and the creation site of the future Government Seat.
  • KSCity: Stone Hotel and the underground farms as well as a huge open area for ice skating.
  • Isfiskholt: The idyllic houses on poles.
  • Tussenstad: Zen Park, The Cave of a Thousand Spooks, Mobville and other fascinating sites, which are accessible by the Intracity Train Network, which connects to the Intercity Railways for rails to other towns.
  • Grifftopia: A beautiful medieval village with an abundance of top notch architecture.
  • TwanStad: A fast growing town with huge towers and detailed builds.
  • Merchilles: Another prime example of stunning architecture.
  • Greenhaven Village: Interesting transformation from former ghost-town to active city.
  • Berghpas: This town isn't finished yet.
  • Nieuw Inverness: A water pyramid.
  • Snaketown: One of the biggest player statues ever, Snaketown Arena, BenEm HQ2, and Covenant.
  • Pallet Town: Giant residential builds.
  • Gelderburg: This town isn't finished yet.
  • Numington Town: A very diverse town, with a futuristic and ambitious highway project.
  • Lemonaid Town: A bootleg Snaketown that is now part of Snaketown by order of admins.

Stagnant Growth

January - march 2018

After some less than a year of constant growth in the Empire, which concentrated in Tussenstad and new small towns in the Batavian area, the growth of the Empire stagnated in january 2018. This was mostly caused by hprick moving out of Tussenstad to live at his new project at the time, Port Lochrainn. With hprick and his EBB IvanLeshev helping him a bit in his new project, the two most active builders of the Empire were gone for a while. Nonetheless, a lot of improvements where made in the Batavian area here and there, such as pixel art in South Tussenstad and the refurbishment of KSCity, but no real expansions where made and this situation continued in the following times of diplomatic distress and international conflicts. This situation left a lot of people of the Empire with the question: Has the Empire reached its limit?

Diplomatic Distress

April 2018 KS_Life was last seen on the 14th of december, 2017. His town KSCity was the biggest internal competition for BenjaminStad after Tussenstad, but it used to be even bigger competition in comparison to BenjaminStad. However, with KS_Life gone, BenjaminBsuper bought the town from him. At the time of writing (april 2018), BenEm Leaders BenjaminBsuper, IvanLeshev, hprick and Appelsaus_ are still heavily discussing what to do with the blank territory. BenjaminBsuper sees a future for high-end housing for important BenEm residents, while hprick sees a future in it as a military practice ground. There might even be plans for a PvP stadium, as hprick proposed.

On 15 april 2018, hprick proposed to administratively divide Tussenstad, since the north and south part of the town, divided by Lake Vesitäysi, are very different in architecture, economy, infrastructure, purpose and so on (for example: South TS is less focused on hospitality). However, he quickly decided to stop the process because of the administrative hardship it would bring; the two parts of Tussenstad would have to be split between the three mayors IvanLeshev, hprick and Appelsaus_. Also, the wiki would have to be split up, which would be a lot of work, since Tussenstad has one of the largest wiki pages of any city in Freedonia.

International conflicts

May 2018

Slowly starting in february, to may 2018, a small town named Lemonaid Town appeared next to Snaketown. Lemonaid actively blocked off Snaketown, acts aggressively to the Snaketown leaders and the Lemonaid leader wasn't prepared to talk to snakyman, so Snaketown saw this as an act of aggression. Only when the conflict started involving grief raids, the BenEm leaders started to get involved, in diplomatic and forceful actions against the residents of Lemonaid Town, which resulted in a massive amount of bans of members of the New American Empire: 1posa1 founded the New American Empire on the 17th of may, 2018, as a countermeasure to BenEm. In the Lemonaid Town Incursion, members of the NAE griefed Snaketown multiple times. After a long time of snakyman going back and forth from seeing grief and repair. This noted the downfall of Lemonaid Town (and practically that of the New American Empire) and Lemonaid Town is now a monument that belongs to Snaketown. Despite this, to this day, Snaketown is still one of the most frequently griefed settlements.

Marinian Era

18th of may - 22nd of july 2018

On the 18th of may 2018, one day before BenEm's one-year anniversary, out of nowhere, hprick joined kittyfreak500 to help building Sandmore up from the sand. Sandmore was in its earliest stages, being founded only the day before, thus hprick joining propelled Sandmore's growth into the sky (and started BenEm involvement in the area). Therefore, the 18'th of May marks the beginning of the Marinian Era. In the next few weeks Sandmore expanded heavily as the centre of the Kingdom Of Marinia, with several new towns such as Watermore and Conquest Island. Since Sandmore is part of the Benjamese Empire, this era marks great growth for the Empire again, after a period of stagnant growth and complicated conflicts. But mind that the Empire does not have such a firm grip on the Kingdom Of Marinia as on KSCity for example... The Kingdom Of Marinia has its own military (the Marinian Local Guard or MLG in short) and is very remote from the rest of the Empire (Snaketown and Sandmore are about as far away from eachother as you can get on the map). The Kingdom Of Marinia wishes to be more of a really close ally, remaining a more sovereign state than most BenEm territories. The Kingdom Of Marinia also keeps itself out of most international conflicts. Despite its partial independence, the Kingdom Of Marinia functions as a southern outpost of the Empire. In late june 2018, the culprit of activity moved from Sandmore to Benjaminstad again, due to the rapid development of high rise buildings there. More information about the subject is on the BenjaminStad wiki page.

Kingdom of Marinia officially left BenEm at 22nd of July, 2018, due to a dispute between a few BenEm leaders, marking the end of Marinian Era.

Shrinking of the Empire

23d of july - 30th of september 2018

On the 23rd of July, 2018, Tussenstad and Isfiskholt and their respective governments decided to distantiate themselves from the centralized BenEm government, effectively leaving the Empire, just like the Kingdom Of Marinia had done the day before. The leaving of Tussenstad can be attributed to other internal disputes. The independence of Tussenstad and Isfiskholt took away 2 of the Empire's key contributors ( hprick and IvanLeshev) and a very active, innovative town. It left Tussenstad as a large enclave in the Empire. With this loss, another city started just to the east of Tussenstad; Oldville was born. Oldville functions as a new BenEm outpost on the lake to the east of Tussenstad and as a strategic place to keep an eye on Tussenstad. However Oldville declared independence of the Empire on the 30th of July, 2018, to join back at the 31st of July.

Revival of Connections

30th of september 2018

On the 30th of september, 2018, prompted by Johngi, the leaders of Tussenstad held a meeting with (former) BenEm leaders to talk about international relations. Based on this meeting, IvanLeshev and Appelsaus_ decided to rejoin BenEm with Tussenstad. Later this day, hprick agreed to join too, making this a unanimous unification of the Empire. Along with hprick, Isfiskholt joined back too.

Forrrestian Era

1st of october 2018 - april 2019

Since the reunification, the central Empire hasn't seen any major growth. In this time, Oldville saw the most substantial Batavian expansion, but even Oldville stagnated in its growth. Some progress was made on downtown KSCity every now and then, but no new turf was added to the Batavian territory. In these times, most of BenEm's contributors had been working abroad or simply not working at all. Also, for the first time in a long time, the population of the Central Empire saw a steep decline. Much activity of active BenEm members slowly shifted to the Forrrest area, as Snaketown was growing a lot at the time. This influx of the central forces of the Empire propelled Snaketown into an even steadier growth. This growth of the Snaketown area has been steadily continuing for months, making Snakyman the central progress force in the Empire. This shift of activity also made infrastructure construction the main export product of the Empire, mostly thanks to the Freedonia Road Co.. This company also turned New Snak City into a major city in the Empire. This is seen in activity of BenEm workers like hprick shifting to New Snak City.

Times of Politics

9 april - may 2019

On the 9th of april, hprick and BenjaminBsuper proposed the infamous 15%-bill. It gave the Empire's Nobles power to collectively shift the outcome of a vote by 15%. The idea was to give the Nobles more power, since they are and have been more influential and important for the Batavian heart of the Empire than the other members of the Senate. This sparked an enormous discussion about how the system of voting in the Empire should work. We have yet to see what change this will result in.

Expansion of the centre

may 2019

In late april and early may 2019, the idea of a general Benjamese Harbor north of BenjaminStad was coined by hprick. The plan was approved and IvanLeshev and hprick started working on it rapidly. After a week the general structure was finished. The progress on the harbor sparked a lot of innovation in the entire area and soon johngi and hprick started working out plans to construct an open square in downtown BenjaminStad with connections to the new harbour to make the centre less chaotic. The harbor area is meant to be the new expansion centre of the Empire.

After the expansion to the harbor, more infrastructure projects were started, improving Benjaminstad roads, bridges and tunnels. (Of course, infrastructure has been one of the key export products of the Empire for a long time: institutions like the MIA and Tussenstad Enterprises predate Freedonia Road Co. by a long time, but none of them have ever been as neatly organised and effective as Freedonia Road Co.)

Some builds that stem from this area are:


May 2019 - may 2020

BenEm had no growth in this time. BenjaminBsuper appears to have left, along many of the leaders. snakyman was banned. BenEm has died. However, at the end of this era, snakyman was unbanned....

New Order - United States of Freedonia

May 2020 - Present

BenEm showed no signs of revival until snakyman, recently unbanned, decided to renovate the old BenEm Meeting Center. It was built as an embassy for the empire, and it turned into the temporary headquarters. The temporary headquarters seemes to have become the permanant headquarters after the main headquarters was never completed. The Freedonian Imperial Federation was founded to be a UN like organization based loosely on the Star Wars Empire. Using his noble rank, snakyman started a senate vote and the senate voted to annex all of the BenEm territories into the Freedonian Imperial Federation, and from its ashes, rose a new empire. It later merged with the Bedrocco Empire to make the USF.


  • All towns that are in the Benjamese Empire will be allies of all the cities and towns that BenjaminStad allied.
  • All the treaties that are entered by BenjaminStad apply to the members and citizens of towns of the Benjamese Empire (except UFBP; see United Flarentian Powers )
  • All the players that are banned from BenjaminStad are banned from the Benjamese Empire

BenEm Leaders

Mayor of BenjaminStad - Founder and the head (aka Emperor) of BenEm.

Mayor of Tussenstad - Key contributor of Tussenstad.

Mayor of Tussenstad - Universal helper and important contributor of several BenEm cities. Infrastructure professional.

Mayor of Tussenstad and Isfiskholt - Innovator of the Empire, designing and creating many new buildings. Infrastructure professional.

Mayor of KSCity - Former active member of BenEm, the founder of KSCity.

Mayor of Grifftopia - One of BenEm's best builders, the founder of Grifftopia

Mayor of TwanStad - Non-active member, the founder of TwanStad.

Mayor of Merchilles - One of BenEm's best builders, the founder of Merchilles

Mayor of Greenhaven Village - Non-active member, the founder of Greenhaven Village

Non-active member.

Mayor and founderof Snaketown and New Snak City - Another very active member, the Chairman of the BenEm Senate.

Mayor of Pallet Town - One of Ivan's friend's, founder of Pallet Town

Mayor of Numington Town - One of Ivan's friends, founder of Numington Town.

Mayor of Silver Lake - Another Ivan's friend, founder of Silver Lake.

Representative of New Kanal Town

Exulted High Lord Dictator of Lemonaid Town (a territory of Snaketown. Ranks low in BenEm

Original Ambassador of the Empire, City Planner and founder/owner of Winterstad


The BenEm Meeting Center, AKA Shatlantis, is a facility in Snaketown that had a room for every BenEm staff member as of 1/15/18. It now is the home of the Freedonian Imperial Federation. It functions as a meeting centre, embassy and general place for leaders to hang out. There is a large dome above the common room, and a meeting room. It is nicknamed Shatlantis because it is governed by BenjaminBsuper who has IBS (also because when making the dome it looked like there was poop all over it - see image below). The meeting centre is being expanded with a massive meeting hall that could fit more people than the server could handle.


The BenEm Meeting Center was expanded upon hugely in late 2018. The Waluigi Meeting Room was finally completed, giving the complex a use. The main expansion was the Freedonia General Assembly, which is the meeting place for development board meetings and Senate meetings.

Another Expansion

During the New Order, the complex was fitted to have imperial architecture. All of the staff rooms were repurposed, except for hprick because he is the only one who built something nice in his room.

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