No one knows what was at the very beginning. All that is known is that eventually, a great, un-named, ancient civilization rose to power. All was peaceful; they lived in harmony with their environment, always giving back to nature what they took. When they cut down a tree for wood, they re-planted the tree. They had farms of all kinds, and always made sure to plant excess seeds throughout the wilderness during times of the lack of natural plants. Whenever they killed an animal for food, they bred another animal. The list could go on, but you get the idea.
Like most ancient civilizations, they worshipped a spirit. They offered most of their excess resources to the spirit, which was happy and kind as a result. One day, they built a gigantic, wooden statue for it, and the Gentle Spirit decided to inhabit it. For thousands of years, their peaceful life remained unchanged. They never went underground; it was full of stone, and they had discovered that destroying stone did not drop anything for them to give back to the environment.
However, everything changed with the invention of the pickaxe. Someone, in an effort to find a way to take stone then return it to nature, invented this tool. It was not perfect, though; instead of dropping the stone, it dropped cobblestone. But at least it was some progress. Bored with their monotonous lives, the people began to incorporate cobblestone into their houses. However, they could not find a way to duplicate it and return it to nature. But they didn't care; it was finally something new! With this mentality, they became more and more greedy over the generations.
When someone invented the furnace, the situation became even worse. Eight cubic meters of cobblestone were being compressed into one cubic meter of furnace with each crafting, destroying matter (as opposed to the matter-creating wood-to-planks crafting). And on top of that, the furnace had to consume resources in order to function. The people had discovered coal while mining for cobblestone. Coal was being consumed by the dozen as people cooked their food. (Of course, no one thought at the time to cook wood.) Once, sand was accidentally thrown into the furnace. It yielded a new substance that was named glass. Previously, sand was untouched because it was pretty much useless; after this discovery, the people began to rapidly deplete the world's sand for yet another new material.
While the civilization became more greedy with each generation, their greed corrupted the spirit that inhabited the statue. Eventually, the Gentle Spirit became so corrupted that it became the Evil Spirit, and flew away from the statue. Unlike the Gentle Spirit, which watched over the civilization, the Evil Spirit fed on destruction. It began thinking of plans that would take thousands of years to develop. In the meantime, it fed on the destruction that the civilization was causing to its own world.
Eventually, the people had nearly depleted most coal on the surface. In order to find more, more, and more, they dug deeper underground. This led them to discover iron. They immediately took a liking to it; they could use it to make tools that would yield resources even faster! On top of that, they thought of countless other uses for it, such as railways to speed up transporation in mines, and even more new decorations.
They dug deeper, and discovered gold. They didn't make much uses for it, because iron was much stronger in comparison. Still, it looked pretty, and they mined it without returning anything to the environment. Even deeper, they found redstone. This mysterious substance could conduct some sort of magical energy; they immediately began to try to mine as much as possible to make things more convenient for themselves. They even found a way to use redstone and gold to make minecarts move faster. The civilization became highly technologically advanced, but it was destroying the world around it.
Then, the first slime was discovered. It did not like weird creatures from above the ground intruding into its territory, so it attacked the person who discovered it. The people responded by killing any slimes they found with their newly-developed iron swords. When they discovered that they could use the dropped slime balls to make sticky pistons, they began to actively hunt for slimes.
Now, slimes are large, animated pockets of moisture collected underground. They have a life cycle very important to the environment. Water has a high specific heat, meaning that it takes a lot of energy to raise its temperature. As a result, they protect the upper parts of the under ground from being over-heated from the lava underneath, and the high temperatures created from the pressure of all the earth above. When too much moisture collects together underground from cohesion, it can't do a very good job of regulating temperatures in other areas more lacking in moisture. So, it turns into a slime, which jumps around spreading its moisture everywhere. It becomes smaller as it goes, until eventually, the slime has completely reverted to moisture which is now more spread out.
However, the people were unnaturally killing the slimes, and even taking the slime balls above ground. The slime balls were the moisture dropped by the slimes when they died this way; of course, the now greedy civilization did not think about returning the slime balls to the underground. They were setting up a very large problem for themselves in the future by removing this temperature-regulating substance from the environment.
The final blow to the environment came with the discovery of diamond and lapis lazuli. Both were incredibly pretty; everyone wanted as much of both as possible. When it was discovered that diamonds could make tools stronger than iron tools, people wanted diamond even more. Of course, both diamond and lapis lazuli are very rare, and they were quickly depleted. The Evil Spirit grew very powerful as the civilization destroyed its world.
By using redstone, the civilization began to think a lot more intellectually. Unfortunately, they decided to use science the wrong way. They began by experimenting with living things. They tried to invent an enlargening potion to make themselves more powerful. They tested it on a spider; after all, how menacing could these tiny things be, even after their size was multiplied by 20? However, their greed somehow got into the potion, and when the test spider grew to a size of roughly 2 x 1 x 2 meters, it was evil. It attacked the scientists, then escaped into the wilderness, where it bred an innumerable number of equally large, equally evil spiders.
In order to defend themselves from these vicious spiders that moved faster than they could swing their diamond swords, the people decided to make a sturdy machine that would fight the spiders for them. They used the strongest material that they had a lot of: iron. Eventually, after a lot of wiring, the first iron golem was created. They did a great job of defeating spiders without dying; however, more iron was being consumed. On top of that, the Evil Spirit grew even stronger with these now frequent deaths.
Fortunately, there were a few people who realized that what they were doing was bad for the environment. Most people did had not noticed the disappearance of the spirit, and over the generations, the spirit was completely forgotten. However, thoughtful historians realized that over history, the spirit suddenly disappeared when cobblestone mines were made. They notified scientists, who realized that what they were doing must be bad, and had corrupted the spirit. (Of course, many scientists did not believe this, and none of the general public believed this; they wanted their life to be luxurious.) The thoughtful scientists began to experiment with alternate dimensions and portal technology, seeking to create a world that was exactly like their world before the pickaxe was invented.
Escape from the Nether
Meanwhile, the moisture underground had been depleted to 10% of its original level. There was almost nothing to stop the hot temperature from rising up to the surface. In mines deep underground, lava began to appear. Slowly, the oceans began to vaporize. Over the years, surface temperatures became unbearably hot. Finally, everyone began to realize that they had become carried away with damaging the environment. Luckily, the scientists had perfected their portal technology. Everyone fled through the portals, vowing to live in harmony with the environment. They brought their iron golems, just in case. Unfortunately, a few spiders also escaped into the overworld...
At that moment, the Evil Spirit finally finished making its plans. It chose that moment to attack the civilization; but instead, it found an extremely hot place filled with lava. It became very enraged, and it decided to express its anger. It obliterated all animals except for pigs, which it tested its new zombify spell on. The result: zombie pigmen. It took the spirits of deceased animals and made them ghasts. It instructed all new entities to attack any villager they saw.
It gave the entire world a red color, and made all stone weak to explosions. Even the grand buildings did not escape the red spell; nether fortresses were created. The few remaining slimes eventually adapted to their new environment, becoming magma cubes. Of course, there were still a few stubborn people who refused to believe that all that was happening was their doing; the Evil Spirit got to them and transformed them into blazes, cursed to guard the precious fortresses forever. Whenever ghasts perished, their tears fell onto the dirt. Their tears carried their spirits, which were absorbed into the dirt, turning it into soul sand. Eventually, all dirt in the world carried the souls of deceased ghasts. Finally, the Evil Spirit created a great ceiling over the entire world to block off sunlight and moonlight forever. And this destruction made the Evil Spirit very powerful.
Meanwhile, the villagers noticed that their portals were becoming purple with corruption from the Nether, and destroyed the portals from both sides. The people who went to the other side all either fell prey to the new mobs or became blazes.
But they were too late to stop the Evil Spirit from escaping.
As the generations passed, the villagers gradually forgot the destruction that had happened in the Nether. They resumed making mines, and believed the facts of the past to be myth and legend. However, destroying the environment now felt morally wrong, and they mined in moderation.
The Evil Spirit cast its perfected zombify spell on half the population, leaving the other half to suffer the wrath of the zombies. However, the Evil Spirit had not predicted that the villagers would have Iron golems. Although the zombies infected other villagers with their spell, iron golems protected most of the villagers. In frustration, the Evil Spirit re-cast its zombify spell on all zombies without thinking. To its delight, this caused all dead (re-dead?) zombies to lie until all their flesh rotted away, leaving the bones. The Evil Spirit gave these skeletons bows and arrows since they were much more nimble than zombies, then set them out against the villagers. Although the iron golems still managed to defend the villages, the skeletons were much more deadly than the zombies and spiders. On top of that, the iron golems now had three monsters to defend against.
So that villagers would be in danger even in their mines, the Evil Spirit created dungeons. The villagers would be lured in with the prospect of free items, then be ambushed by one of the three monsters. The Evil Spirit used a large portion of its power to make it so that monsters would magically appear in the dark. It also created spiders that were poisonous, and could fit through 1 x 1 meter gaps. This made mining dangerous, and eventually, all mineshafts were abandoned.
Annoyed that the villagers weren't dying fast enough, the Evil Spirit carried out the next part of its plan. It animated leaves to create the first creepers. It borrowed the explosive power of three ghasts, and infused the creeper with it. The new creeper was not affected by sunlight, and could detonate at will. Even iron golems were too scared to attack them, and the end of the villagers seemed near.
When Dimensions Collide
Later, a group of explorers found an ancient blueprint for creating nether portals. They brought it to the officials, who decided retreat back to the nether to keep safe from the monsters. Now remember, the villagers did not know what the Evil Spirit had done to their old dimension, and had assumed that without them, the Nether had turn back to a peaceful environment. They brought it to the scientists, gathered the necessary materials, and lit the portal. Then a wave of zombie pigmen blasted out of the portal.
At first, the zombie pigmen seemed to be harmless. However, when one foolish person attacked them, they suddenly began attacking every single villager. This attack eventually evolved into a full war, with villagers and their iron golems against the zombie pigmen. When magma cubes emerged from the portal and remembered what the villagers had done to their ancestors, they joined the zombie pigmen. However, iron golems were overpowered beings, and the villagers gained ground and eventually made their way back to the portal.
Instead of closing the portal, the villagers decided the follow the mobs into it.They were surprised to meet a labyrinthine landscape, full of lava and blocked off from rain and sunlight. The ghasts, under instructions from the Evil Spirit, fired upon the newcomers. Iron golems were helpless; they could not fly, after all. However, the villagers were armed with bows and arrows, and fired upon the ghasts. Blazes posed more of a problem; they could light villagers on fire, and the villagers soon discovered that all their water evaporated in the nether. However, their bows and arrows took care of the blazes too.
Instead of closing the portal afterwards, the villagers built even more portals! They had decided that the Nether was too valuable to close off. The pigmen were a source of gold other than mining, blazes provided just the magical sticks scientists were looking for to make their hypothetical brewing stand, glowstone was considered very valuable, netherrack could be used to finally make fire places, and there were tons of potion ingredients just waiting to be taken. However, even more trouble started when overworld monsters found the portals.
The zombies, creepers, and spiders simply perished to the lava. However, when the skeletons traveled, the ash in the Nether's air merged with the skeletons' bones, creating a fearsome new mob: the Wither Skeleton. Their bones were black with soot; they even dropped coal when they died. Their reinforced were now strong enough to support heavy stone swords, so they discarded their light bows and arrows. The ash, imbued with the Nether's corruptive power, lent them the power to make people wither away.
The wither skeletons, unlike zombie pigmen, were naturally hostile to the villagers. The nether became more dangerous for them, but an even greater danger was soon to come. A villager once slaid three wither skeletons on top of soul sand. The villager quickly went away, but the skeleton heads dropped onto the soul sand. The spirits of the deceased ghasts from four blocks soaked into the heads, resurrecting them as a single Wither. The Wither could fly like ghasts could, but it was much faster. It had the general shape of a skeleton, albeit it had three heads. It could fire like ghasts could, but it could shoot three at a time, and its heads could cause entities to wither away, like the wither skeletons' ability. On top of that, it could regenerate health and absorb villagers' health! The Wither made it way too dangerous for villagers to explore the Nether, so they closed the portals from both sides. Those who were stranded in the Nether tried to defeat the Wither, but it was too powerful.
However, the ghasts were jealous of the Wither. In a great battle in which many ghasts perished, the Wither was finally defeated, which is why we don't see it in the Nether today. However, the villagers did not know this. Eventually, they ran out of glowstone, netherrack, and their Nether potion ingredients. On top of that, overworld mobs continued to attack their villages.
About half the villagers lost the will to survive, and decided to just live their lives as best as they could. Eventually, all monsters except for zombies began to ignore them, but zombies began to pursue them extra-agressively.
Some scientists created underground bunkers, or strongholds, to experiment with portal technology to try to create a dimension that the Evil Spirit could not touch. While they eventually succeeded in creating three portal frames in three strongholds, it was too much effort, and they gave up. The villagers that did not lose hope eventually came to be known as "Steve"s. Their fighting spirit remains, and they try to this day to vanquish the Evil Spirit from the multiverse.
However, the Evil Spirit carried out its final stage of its plan. It flew to the moon, then broke off a huge chunk of it, sending it flying into space. It then invaded the abandoned strongholds, and gave corrupted enlargening potions to the silverfish to stop any Steves from intruding. It activated the portals, then converted the souls of all deceased skeletons into beings of pure darkness - the endermen. It then took the endermen into the portals, which led to the chunk of moon flying out into space. The Evil Spirit deactivated the portals, and the endermen thrived and multiplied in this dark, empty environment. Occasionally, they teleport to the overworld, causing havoc and removing blocks from nature.
The Evil Spirit then used its remaining power to embody a fearsome creature - a large, dark dragon. It created towers that could heal it when it was in a critical situation. This dragon could fly at super-high speeds, fast enough to knock any challenger off the side of the piece of moon, spiraling forever into the universe's emptiness.
This Enderdragon now waits, enjoying watching the destruction of the Overworld. Waiting for someone to come and challenge its might...
awesome but some bits were as not how i imagin but still awesome i like to think the world before npcs was a magicle place we as humans can just pop into the mc universe and no one was there since its a different universe its difference life we explore and then build then mine aand be creative but eventuly find a race of npcs that arent smart there like us but in roman times there peacful and farm for substence and they just enjoy life and not always work work work, i like the nether idea alot though but not so much on enderman portal thingy but in nether maby if netherrack is broken and compresses that can become netherbrick ? and if u notice if have stuff like stone in nether monsters are very weak at blowing it up becouse i like to think as creatures they evolved to the envirement around them and no need to be super destructive =]
i always imagined that we, the humans(steves), were on a trip to space using a ship. but then, we get sucked into a vortex, that leads us back to planet earth(the MINECRAFT world), but thousands of years later.
Oh you pitiful mortals...always tampering with the true history. Long before any villager or "Steve" stepped foot in Minecraftia, long before the first animal made noise upon the earth...while the world was yet young and the gods had yet to come to it. Long, long ago, when there were no stars in the sky, and the lifeless, barren earth rotated under the alien sky....back then humanities worst nightmare ruled the world.
Under the dark void, that black sea of infinity, my people, the dreaded Creepers lived. We dwelt in ancient constructions of stone bricks...in the twisted, warped jungles we dwelt in houses of mossy stone, and in the vast, cold deserts we dwelt in temples that even then were ancient. We were the true first people of Minecraftia. Let none tell you otherwise.
When the Apocalypse and the End of Humanity comes, it shall not be from any pathetic dragon, or Enderman, nor from any Wither or zombie invasion...it shall come from the Creepers...and my people shall rule the world again.
Nice story. I liked it. Just needed a little tweak to the Creeper part.
Edited the story to account for withers and wither skeletons. Also changed to story of how creepers came to be; I didn't really like the old version. Here's a list of all edited chapters:
Escape from the Nether
When Dimensions Collide (new chapter)
I didn't expect a lot of what happened to happen, but I thought the story was AWESOME! Everything ties together, the plot itself is great, and I overall really enjoyed reading it (I also had fun visualizing what was happening)! Have some diamonds . In fact, have some diamond pants (and some pork! And a sponge! And a creeper! )! Is it OK if I make another version of it in the future (with a new plot, new characters, etc.)?
pretty neat story, especially how the nether was created, only the enderman part was kind of meh to me, it seemed rushed for such a powerful mob, I would say that they are humans who defected to the evil spirits side, give them such power. also you forgot the enchanting but really really good story !
This story makes me realise how horrible the Minecraft world really is. Everything is against you!
Anyway, good job! I like that you didn't use the typical ways of creating mobs. Like the normal thing for creepers is from pig (because that's actually what happened :P) but you changed it to make it original.
What I've Imagined for the enderman: The Enderman were once beings of pure intellect. They thrived, and survived. It was a peaceful world, they had at their disposal, but, they too, had Ruined their world. Ruined, to the point that the only thing the world is made of is stone with absolutely NO use anymore, and obsidian. They Also had experimented with biology, just as the villagers had. But they had accidentally replaced the wrong part of It's brain, the place where attention is centered. When the test subject had been stared at, the enderman's natural anger issues made Him stare at the doctor, and he TELEPORTED right into him, causing them both to explode due to the then-newly discovered law of displacement. The material used to run the experiment went airborne, soon infecting all enderman, and resulting in mass retardation. THE END OF THE ENDERMAN.
The villagers should have created the Endermen by experimenting with portable portals(Portablle portals?)and given them the power to teleport.But that would have destroyed their mind leaving them with anger as their only emotion which is why the hate being looked at and why they take blocks.That resulted in the Evil Spirit infusing them wih Dak Magic and turning them into full Endermen.I loved the story though and it totally makes sense. Here's some Butter! And a Notch!