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The Grey is one of the oldest, still present factions on the server, founded on November the 9th 2019. The list of members changes over time, people come and go, but the group is always active.

The main goal of the Grey is to improve the server by maintaining Highways and building near spawn. Their secondary objective is to build the faction's wealth. In the past, the faction was also known for its many griefs and spawn camping by some members. But now both the member list and the head has completely changed and so did their policies.

The Grey currently does not recruit, but you can always participate in Spawn Infrastructure Project.

Formation

The Grey was founded in early November as a faction for greys, who were heavily mistreated throughout the Purity Vanilla community. The first base, waypoint Alpha, was founded by four members: DrNemo, MrFair, Zachiino, and Tarqshark.

Waypoint Alpha

First Grey base, founded on November the 10th. The list of members grew bigger and bigger and the base was built up quickly. Pildash joined in the early days of the base. It is also known that rocky was a part of Alpha. Soon the base was left to establish a new one far from spawn.

Around this time MrFair came to the +z world border (November the 13th) leaving a prototype version of the Grey banner on it. Over time he will visit all the borders at all dimensions and leave Grey marks on them.

The Grey High Quarters

Founded 4 days after Alpha, at November the 14th. The Grey was still very young so this base had a lot of minor farms and a lot of small and some big builds like the valley of Grey statues, a giant windmill, etc.

Unlike Alpha, HQ was an active base for a long period of time and grew big over the months.

Complex

This base was established shortly after HQ by Zachiino, who became bored and wanted to have a spawn base with a couple newcomers. Not much is known about it since it was a small base built long time ago. For a long time it was forgotted by everyone, until Tarqshark mentioned it to Jamool.

Grief of Jake

Following the Temple of Jake being griefed by Elmoists on 26 November 2019, DrNemo90 was given coordinates to the temple. DrNemo90 sent MrFair and Zachiino to the base on the 27th, and the two destroyed the remaining buildings, leaving a large sign reading "The Greys"

Short-lived Greys of founder period bases

YeahItsRico was for some time a part of early Grey. He was banished after an attempt to grief Waypoint Alpha as one of the suspects (even today he denies this grief).

Junda also tried himself in this faction.

Bravo

This waypoint was founded at November the 15th and had only one member in it, Maximus, who stopped playing after some time. It was never developed into a big base, but instead much later was used as a place to send not very well trusted Rblxnoob and Sammy in. Sammy was bedtrapped here in March the 9th after being banished (for being overly annoying) and leaking coordinated of Viktini.

Greyhaven

In early December 2019 Maximus established a town exactly at 0.0, low y. Vegetable patches were worked in in a place which today people are afraid to even be at.

Spawn Base 1

(later used acronym — SB)

The origin of the base is lost in time. It is known that SB1 was not that successful, the only useful member that came out of it was Lotto, who would later work on Viktini and design the Grey official banner. Oj organized his fellow Greys well and got promoted to a Waypoint leader for it. There are no screenshots left of this truly ancient base. GrandmaPepe was a guest here.

Viktini

Founded February the 4th 2020. Lott007 was the main builder here, but the entire Council added to the base. Later Sammy was promoted here from SB2. Much later (a month or two before grief) Rblx and Jamool were promoted here and added builds/farms. It was griefed in March 20th 2020.

SB2

This base was a village built on a mountain. Most of the houses were done by OJ, who also greeted the newcomers and looked after the base in general. Founded in January, griefed in February the 9th. Known members: Sammy, Rblx, matiejas, Jamool, OJ + guest GrandmaPepe. WinterB0rn had an anonymous alt (that the recruits weren't aware of) staying at SB2 so he could work on projects without gaining attention. Jamool joined the base 2 days before the grief but worked so much so that he almost doubled the village size, which impressed the Council.

Battle for SB2

OJ and GrandmaPepe fought the griefer (Black Sun Empire) for about an hour. This fight consisted of the griefer constantly logging out every 60 seconds. This was at a time of extreme lag, so this worked for the griefer and he eventually got away. A truly epic MC battle.

SB3

The biggest and most influential spawn base. The founders of the base are Jamool, Rblx, TewtyFruity and Dj0. Founded on February 11th. After SB2 grief there was a poll asking if the base should be above or below ground. 7 people voted above and 1 below, but Jamool (voted below) was the only recruit who actually showed up at the new place and started construction (after OJ layed a foundation day before it). As a result, SB3 was built underground. SB3 was built into a mineshaft and was slowly upgraded from a generic MC structure to a set of halls with high ceiling and numerous detailed personal rooms. GrandmaPepe was a guest here. Popcat tried to bribe Jamool promising elytra for SB3 coords but was ignored.

First generation SB3 base tour video [1]

The active playerbase of SB3's first generation were 4 people: rblx, Jamool, TewtyFruity and dj0. RblxNoob and Jamool got both promoted to Viktini (dj wasn't technically promoted but went to Vik anyway as Jamool's irl friend). After that SB3 was low on active people, so Jamool decided to bring new blood to the base. 2nd wave started coming on February the 24th. Several builders worked on the base, which attracted the attention of older members. Jackpilch started his way as the Grey at SB3, which became his first-ever home at a MC multi-player server. The base got a lot bigger and got an automated secret entrance. During that time SB3 was active 24/7 due to players from different time zones. It was a golden age of SB3 and an apex of grey spawn bases overall.

Second generation SB3 base tour video [2]

Known members: Rblx, Jamool, OJ, Needle, Jack, Tewty, Wedgo. Also: Sokushi, fckchris, LyF, nomoreparachutes, supagamma01, Healthy Carrier, Tdrone, BingeShooter.

Grief

It all came to end when recently invited Wedgo came up with an idea to make tours at spawn base without notifying anyone. He brought in a griefer at March 19th after which was immediately kicked out of the Grey.

SB3 stood near spawn for several months and was a place where a lot of people met and played MC together. It created valuable memories and became a local legend. Here's a process of reconstruction of SB3 at Classic Survival's end dimension by Jack, Frontier and HealthyCarrier:


Grief Of Cuby Town

On 3 March 2020, Tarqshark was sent to scout potential coordinates to MrCuby's spawn base know as Cuby Town. Upon Tarqshark's arrival he was happy to see that the coordinates he was given were legit. He immediately informed the Grey Council and asked whether to destroy the base then or wait for a later time. The Council decided that as the base was so small, there was no point waiting. Tarq grabbed one stack of tnt from his echest and started to destroy the base. Once Cuby Town was in ruins, he left a wither named "Glory to Grey", proclaiming their dominance over the small base.

Attack on Invicta

The exact date of this event is unknown, but it happened around the time of SB3 existence. The original Grey Council (Nemo, Tarq, Pildash, Zach and OJ) infiltrated Invicta and got the coordinates of Providentia. Tarqshark pretended to leave the group and asked to join Invicta. RasmusB let Tarq into Invicta. After giving Tarq a tour of Providentia, RasmusB, Kiddu, and Carl relocated the valuables from the base and destroyed the entirety of Providentia themselves.

Fall of The Grey King

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On 18 March 2020, DrNemo was permanently banned for using ESP, his third ban on the server. A day after that SB3 would also fall. Tarqshark would succeed him as leader of The Grey.

Exodus

SB3 was a home for a lot of people. Faction decided to give a new shelter only to trustworthy, leaving many behind. Some of them would join Confederacy and therefore become a part of later Grey-Confederacy war. FrontierJustice, Jamool (now council), Tarqshark, OJ, Healthy Carrier and Needle moved to older Grey bases, Waypoint Alpha and HQ, building on their way. Second generation added to them half a year after the first.

The Raid on Slough

"the castle was originally made by an old player called XIIIOspec, we then decided to reconvert it to a farm nearby, however, the landscape and farms were atrocious, so we named the base Slough in reference to the industrial English city of Slough. Notable for its many farms and confusing levels, as well as its hideous architecture." -Anthrax, former leader

On Sunday night, an anonymous source gave The Greys the coordinates to the main confederacy base "Slough". The following morning, the greys (Pildash, Tarqshark, Needle, Oj, Jamool, and Jack) flew to the nether cords and began the grief, and stole all the player heads and shulkers scattered around the base. Once it was in ruins the group placed 4 withers labelled “Glory to Grey” alongside 3 grey banners.


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Griefing of Warp Base

Warp base was an old private base of rblxnoob, John and others, the main purpose of it was resting and potion making for other members in the faction. It was also used as a temporary home for members of Greenland after the Valhalla grief.

Once Slough was in ruins, the council (Tarq, Needle, Jack, Oj, Jamool, and Pildash) asked rblxnoob for coordinates to Warp base to further weaken the confederacy. Once rblx found the old cords the council and rblx travelled there to grief the base. They used about 6 stacks of T.N.T, flooded the halls with lava, and left their signature calling card - a wither named “Glory To Grey”.


Greifing of Thorninguard/Bunker

Once these two griefs were completed several members from the confederacy started to message Tarq trying to figure out who leaked Slough. Three members stood out particularly interested in finding the leaker (Pink, Rico, and Wii). Wii messaged Tarq on discord saying he will give up Thorninguard (Rico’s main base) coordinates in exchange for the leaker of Slough. Tarq knew The Grey would never tell them the leaker's name so he played along. Wii, not getting the info she wanted on the leaker got annoyed and posted Thorninguard coordinates in public chat on the discord. The Greys immediately headed there, on the journey there one of the members died due to lag (Jack) and was sent back to spawn. Upon arrival, they noticed how small the base was and resorted to using flint and steel to burn all the wooden houses. They then headed to the bunker which Rico was unaware they had info on. Wii sent a screenshot of Thorninguard earlier in the week showing a waypoint to the bunker. The greys got to the general location of the bunker and still couldn’t find it, and were about to give up when Tarq decided to message Rico saying he knew the general location and just asked him to give him exact cords. Rico agreed only if the Grey left his cat alive, The greys agreed and destroyed the final base of the journey leaving the confederacy and Rico in ruins and crippled. A few days, later, several of the grey's own bases were griefed by Warvan and other members of the confederacy. Following this act of retaliation, the Grey and the reformed/merged Confederacy were locked in a stalemate, with primary bases Odyssey and PunkTowns I-III respectively, all still standing. The conflict is somewhat resolved however, with the Confederacy merging with Empire.

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Time of troubles

While council made a lot of attacking moves on Confederacy and griefed quite a few of their bases, things were not going well for lower ranked Greys. After losing a leader and the most populated SB3 faction took more hits when Alpha and HQ fell to an insider (BingeShooter, main: Itzfreaks). This was a very hot 2020 April. During that time a lot of players moved to Classic (another server similar to Purity Vanilla) due to Purity’s stable low TPS. DrNemo chose this server to continue playing after ban at Purity. Greys and Chads, long-time allies, melted into one in a new Classic megabase. Frontier and Jamool chose to continue playing on Purity, while OJ, Needle, Tarq and Jack got busy establishing at another server.

SB4 + Eberon

During low-TPS decline of Purity remaining Greys continued to explore spawn and decided its time to resume Spawn Base tradition. SB4 was founded on April 11th by Jamool, Frontier, Rblx and new recruits Assassin and VQnation.

Over time new members have proven that they are good for a team, so a new safe waypoint, Eberon, was founded. It was a small village leading to a mountain inside which there was a growing city. Unfortunately, just after a month council decided to exile Rblx, who was a member of a base, therefore it was abandoned. Months later Eberon was used to test a new recruit Deoxon, who failed a test and was not accepted into a main team. Eberon was self-griefed by Council after that. Unfortunately, only a few screens of the base survived to this day.

As you can see, Rhonor got the coordinates after self-grief and added a bit to the base.

SB5

Months to come were slow and uneventful. Greys and Chads united at Odyssey after grief of Chad’s main base, but it slowly became evident that most Greys prefer to keep being a separate faction. SB5 was founded as a storage and meeting room for Grey-Chad alliance. Moeana and PurpleCacti (both very recently accepted), VQ, Vivid, Needle, Tarq, Frontier, OJ (becoming more and more inactive) and Jamool were members of this base.

Odyssey Siege

On 7/23/2020 Empire members suicided to spawn. This put Grey/Chad/DB members on high alert when they saw this, because they knew they were either gonna raid Odyssey or Dungmark. The 3 forces set-up to prepare for an attack on either base. As the Chads and Grays waited they saw members get achievements while traveling in the nether. On Empire's journey the leader, ItzFreaks, was banned due to using player radar. Shortly after ItzFreaks was banned Tarqshark logged on to check odyssey,. Once he was online Tarkshark flew over odyssey and saw empire at the base, In response, Tarqshark immediately told the greys/chads to log on and fight. Rag (chadlet's top fighter) and Mr_Adams (Greys top fighter) flew into the chaos and began the onslaught. Rag took on Empire's best fighter BoomBoy while Tarqshark and Adams took on their weaker links.

The fight was very messy for both sides. Chads/Greys being unprepared to fight (low on crystals/pots) while empire being interrupted by the defenders. Cuby died to his own wither while already being low on health because of attack by Adams. Tarqshark attacked cicada making him log, warvan (on VPN) died due to fall damage. As the fight raged on Adams was crystaled boom boy, this led to Rag and Tarqshark to leave the base since there wasnt much point to defend it anymore. The damage was done and insurmountable. The loot was minimal for empire stealing only a handful of shulkers and a 11x11 spwn map made by Jamool. The biggest take away was taking down one of the most sought after bases on purity. Odyssey finished construction on Decemeber 24th, 2019. Odyssey was home to high ranking grey members such as, DrNemo90, Tarqshark, OjOrangeJuice, Zachiino, and Mr.Fair1493.

The Aftermath

Luckily, nothing of value was stolen from Odyssey due to the base being stripped clean of wealth prior to the 1.16 nether update. The Greys and Chads thought it would be best if they parted way and make two separate bases, while still remaining strong allies. NeedleRW and Jamool would lead the greys to a new main base. While Tarqshark would go with the chads to make a new base called "The Scarlet Keep". The end of Odyssey also marked an end to Grey-Chad merged faction, as they returned back to allies status. Concerned with lack of good leadership after Nemo’s ban, Needle offered himself as a candidate for the head of the Grey and was approved by all the Grey members.

R.I.P. Odyssey

SB6

Founded on November 22th. FrontierJustice invited his friend, DigDug, into this base after Dig’s base (shared with Melofors) was griefed by Sunshine. The base quickly grew. Needle, PurpleCacti, Frontier, Waterbugboy and Jamool helped building the base. AlphaTesting and BlackCat were the first recruits. The base fell at early December 2020. Ironically, DigDug, the person that this base was originally created for and who built about a half of it leaked coordinates of it to Alaff, a person who griefed his previous base.

No screenshots survived.

SB7

Founded 04 December 2020. Current members: Waterbug, Deathwish, BlackCat, Frontier and Jamool. Left on December 11, members moved to base on a safe distance. Griefed on late January. There were withers called "Glory to Eden" there. Eden denies that grief.

SIP

The Grey are now busy building more bases and improving spawn infrastructure (see: Spawn Infrastructure Project), partly together with PaCo 2. D1cka_D1cka, who was working on PaCo when Greys joined the highway building, was especially active at the roads and eventually received an offer to join The Grey for his great work and activity.

After successfull launch of Obsidian Roads (part of SIP) GamingPartridge (OwO) presented The Grey a map art.

End expansion

At January 24th 2021 the end was expanded 4 times in surface area. The Grey members were the first people at all the new end corners. During long and boring grind faction got many shulkers of new elytra.

Modernity

After the fall of Odyssey, the faction dramatically changed. The Grey is a faction that outlived its founding fathers. DrNemo, MrFair, Zachiino, Tarqshark and OJ, the first Grey Council, are not part of the Grey anymore, yet the group is still full of motivations. The New Grey are more than ever focused on bringing life to spawn and helping newcomers. Griefing, insiding and aggressive behavior are not encouraged anymore. After a long, silent period of building a new main base the faction tries to re-establish itself as spawnkeepers.

Qin Shi

Founders: Honzin, Polybius, Norlak, OverallHalf, Frontier, Waterbug. Founded on February the 1st 2021.

Qin Shi was named by Norlak after “Qin Shi Huang”, one of the China emperors of the Qin Dinasty, who continued the construction of the Chinese Great Wall. The base was established as a safe location for new promising SIP members who were active at building nether obsidian roads. After scouting work of Honzin, players stablished themselves in a suiting area to develop fundations. Growth of the base was incredible for only 7 irl days of work, having constructed almost all the farms needed for being self-sufficient. Except the completition of a trading hall. On February the 9th 2021 the base was compromised, and in a quick effort locals managed to move in less then 3 hours. The base ended up being short-lived, but it was very succesfull in showing Grey members who they should involve more into faction business.

Fun fact: during that time Norlak designed banner of Spawn Infrastructure Project

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