Vellichor #5 (Modded Minecraft)

Sorry for the wait, but I have been rather busy with some of my amazing friends, one of whom made a beautiful poem about some Twitch chat lore. This is the link if you’re interested: A Story is Told.

Anyways, all I suggest is that you go check it out if you’re interested, she’s an awesome writer. I also made a post earlier today, explaining our different roles in the poem if you’re a bit confused.

Regarding Minecraft, I have done a bit of work in Vellichor, mostly centered around the house on the hill. I decided to make the base stone brick, since I had a lot left over from making stairs for the mine. Sadly, I ran out, so I had to sit around and wait for more stone to smelt.

During the time it took the stone to smelt, I went ahead and finished the framework of the house, along with the spruce walls. I also went out to look for a beach where I could get some sand for glass, but I couldn’t find one. However, I did find an extreme hills biome (the one with mountains) that had some fluffy llamas! Normally, the llamas would look rather derpy, but the Genetic Animals Mod made them look super fuzzy.

I also found a pretty creature from the Ice and Fire Mod, which after checking online, I confirmed was a hippogryph! The world-wide web also said they were neutral mobs who would only attack if hungry. I figured since the llamas were intact, it would be safe to approach, and I was proven wrong. The hippogryph launched me into the air after I failed to block its attack, almost killing me. I sadly had to cut its life short because trying to outrun a creature with wings would inevitably end in my own death. So, I killed it and it dropped feathers and leather, which I renamed “RIP Alpine Hippogryph” (I really should stop trusting the creatures the Ice and Fire mod adds, huh?).

After that traumatizing trip, I went back to base barely before sundown and went to sleep. I awoke the next morning and immediately took the stone out of the furnace to make stone bricks and went to finish the bottom floor of the house. I decided on river planks for the floor and, after accidentally making the wrong kind of door, I decided I was happy with the first floor. Of course, I still need to add windows and a couple decorations, but I think it looks decent.


Vellichor #4 (Modded Minecraft)

Starting off, I did practically nothing useful or progressive in terms of the game, however, I built a bit and got some other stuff. After my encounter with a dragon, I have to say I was eager to return to a humbler lifestyle. I noticed that one of my chickens was missing, the only female one, meaning I couldn’t get any chicks nor eggs. I sped off on a (local) expedition which led me to the swamp and two chickens. Both were female, and though I only needed one, the other joined along.

When I led them back to the hen house, I bred the two with roosters and proceeded to leave. As you may know, my hen house is halfway inside a hill and halfway on the shallow lake in front of my setup. As I was swimming back to my wheat farm/setup, I saw a pretty fish. Naturally, I put it in a bucket and read its tagline (the part that specifies its species in Update Aquatic). It was a Supercharged Pike that had really awesome colors, so I renamed him “Astro” and put him in with Abyss. As you can see from the photo, Astro is a darkish gray/navy with almost neon cyan eyes and fins.

After the whole ordeal with getting new animals, I realized that though I had areas for all of them, I didn’t have anywhere for myself to live. I quickly ran to where I planted a bunch of saplings and chopped down the trees, along with planting new ones. Of course, I needed none of the trees that I chopped down, so the trip was completely useless other than filling my chests.

I got some dark oak logs, since the trees grow rather big and I had over a stack, and I made a quick outline of the framework. It was getting late, so I used dirt as a substitute for the windows and the door and left it at that.

Vellichor #3 (Modded Minecraft)

I didn’t post yesterday, so I decided to post today. Self-imposed deadlines suck, don’t they? Anyways, today and for a bit of yesterday, I tried to stay a tad more safe, what with the dragon and cyclopes (apparently that’s the plural, but it’s weird).

I did actually manage to loot the village, with a minor death here or there, but it turned out fine in the end. All the villagers were gone, for some strange reason, couldn’t be anything to do with their town being a magnet for the magical and terrifying. It was a bit difficult near the cyclopes, but I got 3 emeralds, bread, hay bales, and a saddle. I also got a stack of charred dirt, charred grass, and charred cobblestone along with some ash. I thought it looked cool, so I went over to the dragon’s nest (again) and it ended with me stuck in a hole burrowing my way out of the village (again).

As I was heading back, I noticed there was a pretty chestnut horse roaming around the plains. Instead of walking away from the cyclops plains, I went into it and tamed my horse. Thankfully, nothing killed me and I got a fast horse. Naturally, this meant I had to ride him, and I did. I went in circles, lost my sense of direction, then somehow ended up in a dark oak forest and figured I needed dark oak anyway.

Having gotten a horse, wood, and a bunch of other stuff, I was content to go back home. Of course, I got lost and ended up in a swamp, but hey, what can you do? Eventually I got back to base and dropped my new horse at the pen. I also put some hay in for the animals to eat instead of the grass. I moved the chickens into their new hen house that now has a nice, dark oak roof.

Vellichor #2 (Modded Minecraft)

Today, I created a new world because I really wanted to make something in a book, but I didn’t have leather in Vellichor. While in that world, which I named “Sh*t”, I saw that the animals were rather drab. Since the world-wide web has many things, including animal mods, I figured I could just search it up. After a while of finding mods in older versions or ones that required OptiFine instead of Forge, I stumbled upon the Genetic Animals Mod. I di some research, realized it would make everything more complicated, then downloaded it.

To start off, I did a bit of work on the mines, making stairs so in and out would be easier. I didn’t want to wait for all the stone to smelt, so I went out to find some wood for an animal pen. I was low on pretty much every wood other than oak, and using oak wood for anything other than a house’s framework is a big no in my book. So, I took my saplings and planted them outside of Vellichor. For reference, Vellichor is the valley in which I am building, and I am yet to choose a world name.

After having planted saplings of the river and birch tree variety, I cast off to go find an animal. I was running around and exhausting my hunger bar when I ran into a male sheep just outside where I was building my pen. Near him were two female sheep that I also brought back to base. At this point, they were tearing up the grass, so I went to get a hay bale and was pleased to find the three sheep looked right at home in their pen. I bred them with wheat, then went off to find cows.

Instead, I found two adorable chickens in the swamp that I enticed with seeds and led back to the pen. They seemed to hate the entire journey and kept walking into the water rather than walking normally. After about five minutes, they were in the pen with the sheep and I bred them. Realizing I had no idea how to tell when the sheep would give birth nor if the breeding of the chickens actually did anything, I resorted to the world-wide web; specifically, the Genetic Animals Mod front page. I learned that Shift+RMB would open up a menu in whic hyou could see the animal’s hunger, age, and sex. Thankfully, the wheat was effective and the sheep was pregnant. As for the hen, her eggs were fertile, so I got to hatch a little baby chick.

Moving on from the animals, I decided I needed to find a village and trade with the villagers. I departed on a noble quest to find civilization and got quickly distracted by a spruce forest by the open ocean. I needed spruce, so I cut down a few trees and went to the coast to see the ocean, hoping to find some sea creatures from Upgrade Aquatic. I instead was greeted by a large purple sea serpent who proceeded to outswim me, leap at me, and kill me. Quickly I ran back to my death point from base to find my items scattered across the ground and the serpent killing the local sea life. I grabbed the stuff and made a run for it, being constantly terrified by the serpent’s hisses.

After that fatal encounter, I figured that there was nothing worse out there, so I kept going, this time avoiding the ocean. I quickly arrived in the middle of the plains biome and saw a cyclops. I decided the cyclops probably wouldn’t notice me, so I ran past it (staying about 30 blocks away). Then I saw another. And yet another. I was in the middle of a triangle formed by three large one-eyed people. But, I saw a village, so I tried to head over there. I somehow succeeded, but then realized the village had a huge charred nest right next to it, with a dragon flying above. These guys really chose the worst place in the world to live.

Having survived my (second, I died on the first) encounter with a sea serpent, I figured an adult fire dragon would have the same area of perception. I was wrong and the dragon flew at me when I was still far away from any form of shelter. Then came a blur of mining down as the dragon set everything above me on fire. I mined away and then tried to get back up to the surface, which resulted terribly, as shown by my recording of the event (this is the end result, the whole attack lasted 10 minutes).

That is where I am as of now. On half a heart, about to burn to death, and my items are bound to be burned as well. Many things went wrong, I just hope I can get there before my stuff despawns. But alas, that is a task for another day.

Vellichor #1 (Modded Minecraft)

Recently, I’ve been playing a lot of Minecraft, specifically the modded kind. I created a new world in which I’m mostly building (What did you expect? Actual gameplay?). The two mods I installed (by myself because I’m a very smart person), are the Ice and Fire mod and Upgrade Aquatic. The two are absolutely amazing together! Ice and Fire has dragons and a bunch of mythological creatures, while Upgrade Aquatic has a ton of fish. I love both, so I’m really glad I could figure out how to install mods. Also, I installed a mod called Origins, but it’s not compatible so I’ll try it after I finish with the others.

I only just started two days ago, but I have a mine down to diamond level (y-coordinate of 11) and a little pumpkin farm. I have to say, the water plants and fishes added by the aquatic mod are so pleasing to look at. I set up base near a lake, so I can place a bunch of plants that are annoying to go through, but look pretty. Unlike with people, looks do matter and if it’s sub par, I will destroy it. F*ck you ecosystem, I need my color palette!

In my little area where I have set up base, I have a mine that goes down into not one but two ravines, a pumpkin farm which is rather pathetic, a beautiful pond full of pike, and lots of trees. I must say, I went a bit crazy with the mulberries, but what can I say? I simply love them.

I am greatly surprised by how much I accomplished within two days. I already got diamonds, a farm, and something to later worship. That last one was when I was killing some fish for food, and found this beautiful black pike swimming around. I named him Abyss and he is living happily in a small pond by my pumpkin farm.

As for the worshipping part, I have a feeling that Abyss here is going to get involved in some shady activities requiring me to think outside the box for explanations. Just a hunch, or is it?