Benjamese Empire

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Organisations Benjamese Empire
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Leadership getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png BenjaminBsuper
Headquarters BenjaminStad
Founded 19th March, 2017
Public? No


The Benjamese Empire (or BenEm for short)is the collective name for all the areas getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png BenjaminBsuper and his crew use to build their cities on, it is to prevent bad area planning, griefbuilds and inactive player houses.


Contents

Areas

Areas, which are the part of the Benjamese Empire:

Batavia

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 getplayerhead.sh?KSLife&16.png KSLife became inactive and sold the town to getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png BenjaminBsuper, the activity of town halted. Now, the town is being repurposed, since it has a lot of useful space.

Isfiskholt - One of getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick's experimental towns. An old and small town, engulfed by the growth of BenEm. Isfiskholt used to have a more remote feel to it.

Tussenstad - The second largest city in Batavia, which is having a rare case of having 3 leaders (getplayerhead.sh?IvanLeshev&16.png IvanLeshev, getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick and getplayerhead.sh?Appelsaus_&16.png Appelsaus_) at same time. Second most urbanised place of BenEm.

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.

Exclaves

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 getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png 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 getplayerhead.sh?Appelsaus_&16.png 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 - getplayerhead.sh?snakyman&16.png snakyman's new city, which is situated on corrupted chunks.

Sandmore - A fast-growing town founded by getplayerhead.sh?Slimey345&16.png Slimey345 and getplayerhead.sh?kittyfreak500&16.png kittyfreak500.

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 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). This lake 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.

Batavian Urbanism

The Batavian area of BenEm is higly urbanised, with many high structures:

Highest Batavian buildings

Over 100m high:

50-100m high:

Most exclaves are less urbanised, with less high structures:

Highest buildings in Exclaves

Over 100m high:

50-100m high:

Infrastructure

The Benjamese Empire is well known for its underground and aquatic infrastructure: the BenEm leaders, especially getplayerhead.sh?IvanLeshev&16.png IvanLeshev, getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png BenjaminBsuper and getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick put a lot of work in to ease personal transport through the BenEm area.

Tunnels

A tunnel to cut time off the Boat Route from Enjoku Route to the BenEm junction: this tunnel, built by getplayerhead.sh?IvanLeshev&16.png IvanLeshev and getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png 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.


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 getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick and getplayerhead.sh?IvanLeshev&16.png IvanLeshev.


A tunnel for pedestrians to connect North Tussenstad with South Tussenstad. It crosses right under Lake Vesitäysi, effectively keeping the lake open. Decorated with white stained clay. Yet another TSE (TussenStad Enterprises) project from getplayerhead.sh?IvanLeshev&16.png IvanLeshev and getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick.


A pedestrian subway system to make different parts of BenjaminStad accessible. This tunnel system is still being expanded, getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png BenjaminBsuper being the main person working on it.


  • Fraffyard Canal

A tiny canal tunnel connecting Sugarcane Shores to lake Vesitäysi.


Canals

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 getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png BenjaminBsuper.


  • Southern Canal

Made by getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick and getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png 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:


This canal, built by getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png 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 getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png 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.

This bridge connects Forrrest and Snaketown to New Snak City and the rest of mainland Freedonia.


Railways

Tussenstad has several private and public railways in progress, check out the Tussenstad wiki page for more information.


Misc Purpose Systems

North Tussenstad has a functional sewer system, built by getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick with help from getplayerhead.sh?IvanLeshev&16.png IvanLeshev. Every big building in North Tussenstad is connected to it.

History

Beginning

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 getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick, who founded Isfiskholt shortly after.

Ivan Joins

After quitting Clifftonville and time of simple existence, one of most important members of Benjamese Empire, getplayerhead.sh?IvanLeshev&16.png IvanLeshev with help of getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png 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 getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick and getplayerhead.sh?Appelsaus_&16.png Appelsaus_ into his town. Thanks to this new powerful friendship, they did many Benjamese Empire projects. In addition to that, getplayerhead.sh?Appelsaus_&16.png Appelsaus_ became part Benjamese Empire staff.

Many Connected Territories

At some point not long after, getplayerhead.sh?KevinGriffioen&16.png KevinGriffioen and getplayerhead.sh?Ladebbie&16.png Ladebbie got into Benjamese Empire's side. With this, Greenhaven Village and Grifftopia are part of Benjamese Empire. Benjamin's friendship with getplayerhead.sh?NHC_THK&16.png NHC_THK also added some land, when NHC_THK sold Nieuw Inverness to Benjamin.

The Outer Expansion

The empty lands, near the desert and over the icy plains are good terrains to build, with getplayerhead.sh?Mer28&16.png Mer28 and getplayerhead.sh?Andrey_orex&16.png Andrey_orex starting their towns there, the BenEm expanded again, this time forming Merchilles and Berghpas.

Tourist Attraction

With the Benjamese Empire thriving and becoming more and more popular, people started to visit the cities. With the new Nexus connection, North-West (Purple) 3, visitors can enter the BenEm much faster than before. There are many tourist attractions in BenEm. A few examples are:

  • BenjaminStad: The many enormous builds like the Twin Towers 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, 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

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 getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick moving out of Tussenstad to live at his new project at the time, Port Lochrainn. With getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick and his EBB getplayerhead.sh?IvanLeshev&16.png 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 outwards 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

getplayerhead.sh?KS_Life&16.png 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 getplayerhead.sh?KS_Life&16.png KS_Life gone, getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png BenjaminBsuper bought the town from him. At the time of writing (april 2018), BenEm Leaders getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png BenjaminBsuper, getplayerhead.sh?IvanLeshev&16.png IvanLeshev, getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick and getplayerhead.sh?Appelsaus_&16.png Appelsaus_ are still discussing what to do with the blank territory. getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png BenjaminBsuper sees a future for high-end housing for important BenEm residents, while getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick sees a future in it as a military practice ground. There might even be plans for a PvP stadium, as getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick proposed.

On 15 april 2018, getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png 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 getplayerhead.sh?IvanLeshev&16.png IvanLeshev, getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick and getplayerhead.sh?Appelsaus_&16.png 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

In february and 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 getplayerhead.sh?snakyman&16.png 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:

getplayerhead.sh?1posa1&16.png 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 getplayerhead.sh?snakyman&16.png snakyman going back and forth from seeing grief and repair, mods noticed 28 alts of getplayerhead.sh?api448&16.png api448 were working on Lemonaid Town. These were all banned, weakening Lemonaid Town severely. 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

On the 18th of may 2018, out of nowhere, getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick joined getplayerhead.sh?kittyfreak500&16.png kittyfreak500 to help building Sandmore up from the sand. Sandmore was in its earliest stages, being founded only the day before, thus getplayerhead.sh?hprick&16.png hprick joining propelled Sandmore's growth into the sky (and started BenEm involvement in the area). Therefore, the 18th 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.

Rules

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


Mayor of Tussenstad - One of most active BenEm members, which had a long way to the BenEm. This member done a lot of BenEm projects, including Tavernia Tunnel, Ginza Tunnel, and many others...


Mayor of Tussenstad and Isfiskholt - Also one of most active BenEm members and the creator of infrastructure and experimental towns. Known for work at Tussenstad. hprick carries out most documentation and historical work; he's the biggest contributor to the wiki pages of several BenEm-related subjects.


Mayor of Tussenstad - Unique case: a friendship makes him a BenEm leader, even if he never founded a single town in MCO.


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 of Snaketown and New Snak City - Another very active member, the founder of Snaketown.


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.


Mayor of Sandmore, king of Marinia - The founder and leader of Sandmore, a fast growing town far away from all other BenEm towns.


BenEm Meeting Center

The BenEm Meeting Center at Snaketown is a facility in Snaketown with a room for every BenEm staff member (as of 1/15/17). 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 getplayerhead.sh?BenjaminBsuper&16.png BenjaminBsuper who has IBS (also because when making the dome it looked like there was poop all over it - see image below).


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