Klamdauer Rotstein- und Autismus-Forschungs- und -Technologieinstitut
(no pictures, it's dark in that damn cave)
Location 940X, -990Z
Local Languages English
Government Autistocracy
Leader Tefal
Establishment 12.2013
Population 1
ASC/S not assigned

The “Klamdauer Rotstein und Autismus-Forschungs- und Technologieinstitut” (Klamdau Institute for Redstone and Autism Research and Technology), or KRAFT for short, is what happens when a lonely miner gets into self-imposed solitary confinement for too long: a big cave.

Striking the Earth

After the dissolution of the GAM in the summer of 2012, Tefal left Oceania, disgusted at its vast expanses of emptiness. He came back in late 2013, called by other oldfags, when the server switched to Alpha's Realm and saw that the new map was good. In remembrance of good times past with the GAM, he joined MystiaLorelei in the Klamdau Settlements of the North-East.

Tefal considered building aboveground on the island on the Klamdau delta, Sebagalia, already settled by Koinu. In the end, however, he decided to make his own settlement under the island and started digging his own Geofront. A 100×100 square was delimited at Y12, and he started digging.

Dig more, think less (12.2013 - 01.2014)

About two months passed during which Tefal dug the first half of the 100×100 square, consuming a mind-boggling number of diamonds in the process. Some precious help was obtained from fellow players, last but not least by Anon1234 helping out with the final phase of the digging, finally clearing out a 100x50x13 empty space deep underground.

Redstone autism kicks in (01.2014 - )

It was now time to make the place nicer. Dirt was put in place, an artificial forest grown on top of it, an artificial lake and a proper (side) entrance made. The previous access tunnel was transformed into a waterfall. Ceiling redstone lamps were built that turn on and off with the day-night cycle.

And Tefal still had no house to live in.

The single defining factor about the settlement is the space it is built in, also known as the Klamdau Geofront or Unterbodenbach. There currently is not much in it but for the lake and brook that give it one of its names. Above it lies the island currently known as Sebagalia, which was being settled by Koinu but is now abandoned, leaving a half-built pedał town behind.

As the name of the KRAFT implies, the Geofront below the island is to be used for research and development. Expect to see strange redstone machinery; in the event of a major catastrophe, the cave shall be used as a containment facility and be permanently sealed away.

On the other hand, the goal of the Geofront, if not as a containment facility, is to allow its occupants to survive unrestricted wither warfare and/or the covering of the entire map with magma. To this end, it can be completely cut off from the outside and is expected to function autonomously, with its own food sources and tree farms. Mineral resources are provided by expanding the cave. The Geofront also acts as a makeshift Noah's Ark, with at least one specimen of every tree and plant being cultivated and preserved.

The KRAFT is surrounded by the rest of the mostly-inactive Klamdau Settlements, Ascunse Pădure and the County of Klamdau. Beyond them, an influent neighbor is Karak Khaldun in the East, similarly underground and autistic. Informal diplomatic relationships between the two settlements are generally friendly despite Karak Khaldun exerting pressure on the KRAFT to join the Dwarven Realm. A connection linking the Geofront to the Underway linking the Dwarven settlements is in discussion.

Import: rare resources by small-scale bartering, biological specimens for the Ark part of the Geofront.

Exports: some of the mineral resources obtained by enlarging the cave, informal redstone & autism expertise.

Dig. Make the place prettier. Wash, rinse, repeat. Building the Geofront is a mixed meditation-gardening exercise. Since MystiaLorelei and PPA have all but abandoned building, the place is ronery.

The dead quiet of the abandoned Klamdau settlements is occasionally troubled by unrestricted wither warfare against neighboring settlements, which is a sure-fire way to get Tefal pissed off and trying to hack away at people with a stone sword (because too poor to afford losing diamonds to warmongers).

Tefal is the head autist who decides upon all matters related to the settlement. He talks to / argues with himself from time to time, but otherwise goes along well with himself. He writes about stuff in third person in this wiki.

his ego
some trees
slimes spawning in the cave

  • settlements/kraft.txt
  • Last modified: 2014/02/01 22:27
  • by tefal