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Byesford Labs Lore Books
"In the beginning there was one, and his name was Hestril. His brilliance shining forward out into the empty void. Light rushed forward pockmarking the black nothingness, and at last the universe and its host of stars came to be. Yet this creation was empty - merely a blank slate with no authors. From himself he gave life to four others - gods of all elementsː Agni - god and goddess of the flames of life, Simoon - god of the wind, Therum - goddess of earth, and Pluvia - god of water. Together they created the earth and all of its wonders. However this creation weakened Hestril who had lost a portion of his brilliance. Yet the new earth beckoned, cooling from its recent creation."
The Lore is the story-line behind MineZ. It is not officially told yet, however the Lore can be hinted at and found in various locations of the map. Some of the evidence comes together, and some still needs to be solved. The main source of Lore in MineZ are the messages and books that can be found inside certain Lore Blocks. These are accounts by people in the MineZ world. The Lore is also explained in other forms of media, such as on the Shotbow YouTube channel.
- 1 Lore Blocks
- 1.1 Agni Ignis
- 1.2 Anemos Sanctum
- 1.3 Axis Mundi
- 1.4 Byesford Castle
- 1.5 Byesford Labs
- 1.6 Desert Canyon Sanctuary
- 1.7 Fire Spire
- 1.8 Floating Islands
- 1.9 Fort McHarlington
- 1.10 Frostbain Catacombs
- 1.11 Ghost Fleet
- 1.12 Grimdale
- 1.13 Necromancer Tower
- 1.14 Paluster
- 1.15 Path of Light
- 1.16 Romero
- 1.17 Shrine of the Dusk
- 1.18 Sirus
- 1.19 Statue of Agni
- 1.20 Tristitia
- 1.21 Wind Spire
- 1.22 Water Spire
- 1.23 Wizard Tower
- 2 Lore Books
- 2.1 Afaya
- 2.2 Agni Ignis
- 2.3 Altin
- 2.4 Asindia Ruins
- 2.5 Aspermont
- 2.6 Aurora
- 2.7 Byesford Labs
- 2.7.1 Note - Bavel
- 2.7.2 Research Report - Dr.Hudson
- 2.7.3 Document MI-LK13 - Dr.Hudson
- 2.7.4 Document Z-87-C - Dr.Preston
- 2.7.5 Research Report - Dr.Davis
- 2.7.6 Document CC-03 - Mr.Darche
- 2.7.7 Burnt Report - Dr.Kennedy
- 2.7.8 Instruction Book - ???
- 2.7.9 Repair Req No.67 - Management
- 2.7.10 Security Code - ???
- 2.7.11 P-47 Observation - Dr.Tucker
- 2.8 Camp Azara
- 2.9 Crowmure
- 2.10 Death Mansion
- 2.11 Eclipsed Ruins
- 2.12 Eclipse Watchtowers
- 2.13 Exolesco
- 2.14 Exolesco Tunnels
- 2.15 Evergreen Manor
- 2.16 Kaocho
- 2.17 Knoxmoor
- 2.18 Lorfaul Mines
- 2.19 Mining Town
- 2.20 Mount Longton
- 2.21 Overgrown Tomb
- 2.22 Paluster
- 2.23 Portsmouth
- 2.24 Ridgevale
- 2.25 St. Roseluck Island
- 2.26 Stillwater Motte
- 2.27 Snow Cabin
- 2.28 Sundawn Observatory
- 2.29 Torchbar Farm
- 2.30 Captain Rat-rum Lore Books
- 3 North Pole Exclusive Lore Books
- 3.1 Artic Dock
- 3.2 Arctic Igloos
- 3.3 Research Camp
- 3.4 Stranded Skiff
- 3.5 The Christmas Town
- 3.6 The King of Red Lions
- 4 Trivia
Desert Canyon Sanctuary
Path of Light
Shrine of the Dusk
Statue of Agni
City Log - Alexander
Thank goodness! The zombies seem to have left us alone after hearing a cannon to the west after we saw a passing ship. Note to self: It seems that zombies are able to walk on the bottom of the ocean floor.
Survivor Log - Rick
If you're reading this then it means my defenses didn't stand a chance. The Virus is spreading!
Agni Ignis has been overwhelmed.
It's quiet here. Only the moans of the dead.
Supplies have run out. Blood should suffice.
This meat is quite tasty! This meat is quite tasty! This meat is quite tasty! This mea-
Letters - Armoni
We hope your travels to the Goddess' shrine are well. It must be different to travel so far away from home, I don't know how you do it! In turn though, we miss you greatly. It's not home without you. -Blessings,
Old Rock Report - Eclipsed
We arrived at this site earlier than expected. Upon inspection of the surrounding rock layer, I believe this area to not be from our time.
This is the 2nd known area like this. What could it mean?
Ripped Paper - Joseph
Daisy isn't back yet!
I'm going out with the patrol to find her!
I know I should have been the one to go to look for apples this morning!
I hope that we can find her.
Aurora Hermit - Joe
This is the day that I have always planned for!
I knew that one day the fools above would end up messing something up.
It's a good thing that I have always worked to horde all of the materials I need down here.
Now I just have to wait.
I have 20 bowls of delicious mushroom stew standing by in case they are ever needed.
And if those ever run out I am working on getting an endless supply of bread.....more research is needed.
I've finished my work on the underwater storage facility, no one will ever find my work.
My work may get wet but it will be safe.
58 Golden apples and counting.
Not sure what I could use these for, however I'm sure if I wanted to run anywhere without getting hungry I would be able to do so.
I have no fear of dying of dehydration as there is fresh water all around me.
A man came down into the cave today to search for food.
It was a fatal error to enter my cave.
I tricked him into following me down a passage today and when he took a wrong turn...
I let him fall into lava
Oh well, more food for me.
I have spent the last month making spreadsheets by hand cataloging all of the materials that I have.
I am prepared for whatever comes next!
I'm going to stop documenting what is going on for a while, quite a bit of entertainment down here.
I've spent some time thinking, I think I might try going outside later, I will make a plan to do so.
Sorry I haven't made a log in a while, I made some friends on the surface that I could share my stuff with.
As it turns out friends are okay.
As long as they don't take my health potions or sugar.
It's time for me to leave this log behind.
To the person that finds this log, this cave provides everything that a person may need, except for other people.
Make some friends.
Note - Bavel
Research Report - Dr.Hudson
We will need to locate a new animal type for testing. Baxter has gone in search of pigs.
Testing of the new vaccine should commence in the coming weeks, if all goes as planned.
Document MI-LK13 - Dr.Hudson
The undead have shown no signs of regaining human traits when given vaccines with milk.
Our research has failed to provide information as to exactly why it only works with living subjects.
More testing is needed.
Document Z-87-C - Dr.Preston
Vaccine A-12 was administered to Subject Z-87 under close observation.
Subject entered an enraged state and attempted to break containment.
This continued for 3 hours before subject fell over unconscious.
Dr. Philips has forbidden any further testing with A-12.
"These vaccines are not helping with its behavior. We need to start from scratch."
Research Report - Dr.Davis
Its decaying skin began to regenerate when it came in accidental contact with Aurum.
After some further experimentation, I've discovered that Aurum will also regenerate the cells of an infected subject, although the effects are only temporary.
I will forward these results to Dr. Hudson.
Document CC-03 - Mr.Darche
Description: Defensive measures against potential containment breaches.
Burnt Report - Dr.Kennedy
Our excavation team has brought back a considerable amount of an unknown white crystal found within the hot surfaces of the cliff sides.
Mining and extracting these new materials has been quite difficult given the unusual terrain of the dimension.
Even, there is so much we can learn from this dimension and so much we can do with these new materials.
Creating and combining...
Instruction Book - ???
Once all the correct buttons are pressed, the torch above this shelf will light up.
You can then proceed.
Repair Req No.67 - Management
You will need to:
Go to the boiler room over by Incubation and fix the fuses.
Then head over to Water Control at the Workshop and reconnect the pump line.
Then the board will need to be reconnected to the main grid at the storage area below.
This should fix the door, good luck.
Security Code - ???
P-47 Observation - Dr.Tucker
1 day after initial vaccination of T-92:
Subject displays signs of of notable anxiety to its surroundings.
2 days after initial vaccination of T-92:
Subject shows loss of pigment in head and lower regions.
4 days after initial vaccination of T-92:
Subject shows increased hostility and has attempted to break down cell door.
5 days after initial vaccination of T-92:
Subject has started to develop a snout and skin has started to gain a pinkish hue
8 days after initial vaccination of T-92:
Subject has grown more violent and resists sedation.
Footnote: Door has received several dents, door will need to be replaced.
9 days after initial vaccination of T-92:
Subject now looks more pig than human, a noticeable snout now covers the face, and skin is almost entirely pink, although the body still shows signs of decay.
Subject continuously rams his door.
Footnote: The new door has still not arriv-
Field Report 22 - Lieutenant McDaniel
Food is running low, Jason isn't looking good and is becoming dangerous. We've stashed some military gear where he can no longer reach it and we may abandon this base later this week.
Sarah's Diary - Sarah
Scribbled Notes - Professor Markov
At last, I've discovered the secrets to the cosmos! A portable hole that leads to a pocket dimension. Does Consilio even know what this could mean? Endless energy, instant travel, limitless wealth! Sure, there's a bit of interdimensional leaking (some of my walls might be turning a nasty shade of maroon), but it's a small price to pay for such power!
I've actually come to like the new bricks in my abode. For awhile I thought the red would look tacky, but now the entire place is red and it befits the hue of the portal. I should start inviting more people to see the project.
MuSt geT More MEat eAt More BUIld WalL NEeds MORe HEat tO STOp ATTACK
Scrawled Letter - Professor Sukesh
Buried - Eclipsed
Just keep running.
That's all we can do now.
We thought we'd be helping, but all we did was repeat history. Now we will be buried, and forgotten.
Artifact - Main
Beneath a gate of purple, marked by the sun.
Return the eye and a shard will be your guerdon...
One of Five - Eclipsed
It is different.
Hopefully our other outposts have faired better. I haven't checked the other four...
Odd Discovery - Eclipsed
Something seems to be keeping them here. Upon investigation of these pillars, a harmonic whisper can be heard, but it seems to be leading us to...*The page seems to have decayed and the ink faded. You can't make anything else out.*
Odd Discovery 2 - Eclipsed
This language seems to be something far more archaic than anything recorded in the great library.
Too many anomalies have surfaced since Dentril was uncovered. I have a hard time believing any of this happened by chance.
Based on our research, the pillars draw their power from a location called the Origin.
Throughout our testing, any item returns only a whisper.
Is this from the origin? How can we access it...
We're running out of time.
Rumors - Perch
Actions - Perch
Cave Travel - Perch
Final Regrets - Perch
I should have been more open to the town with my work...
This war has ruined us all, and it's all my fault...
These caverns shouldn't have ever been touched again...
Caverns - Perch
Behemoth - Perch
Torn Pages - Perch
I've come so far in deciphering it all... I can't stop now.
Specimen #14 - Perch
The mushrooms connect through a localized underground root system. They respond very well to water, and share it to one another when added at the base. They also seem to take on more water even after they've fully grown, storing it at the base with a noticeable drip once it's full. However, the mushrooms stop accepting water when there is weight on top of any of them.
The Monster - F'arii
Over the Hill - Evergreen
I used to see them so often. Always talking about an expansive labyrinth with a grand secret.
But the world is large and full of wonder...
F U L L O F W O
FULL OF DEATH
FULL OF DARKNESS
These Walls - Evergreen
or should I say... nothing, can get in here.
I knew that this would happen, and I knew that Consilio wasn't the haven they all said it would be.
I can still hear them...begging to be let in.... until their screams turned into moans. All of them.....
Now it's just me...
[JUST ME is written onto several pages]
S U R V I V E
Mayor's Log - Mayor Limbus
A small rowboat came from the east. The man in the boat seemed quite peculiar, raving about the longlasting benefits of mushroom farming.
He said he came from an island where fungus enveloped the entire landscape.
We'll plant a few of these mushrooms in the ground in the hopes that he'll leave us alone.....
Buried - Eclipsed
Our discoveries, our secrets. No one should know what could be.
I will head for it. The only place that can help...
Activity Log - Miner Jim
Here at the bottom we've hidden from the dead that are on a rampage to destroy the world above.
We can only hope our food lasts...
Tattered Diary - Miner Douglas
The overseer is certainly getting antsy. Ain't seen him this wound up since that job down in Lorfaul. Something ain't right here in this town, and I'm not excited about the next few weeks.
The amount of diamonds in that cave is a sign. We shouldn't be anywhere close to here, especially after that lava leaking everywhere. This is Therum's domain, and she don't like outsiders.
If we get this last vein of diamond from beyond that crevice, we get to go home. Lordram called for volunteers. Hopefully I can get out before Therum even knows I've been disturbing her.
Mining Report - Overseer Lordram
We've been blasting for weeks, but this rock is harder than we initially expected. Our explosives are having a hard time piercing the cave walls. I'm starting to get a bit suspicious of this "motherlode". The plan must have been miscalculated, but it's not my job to deal with lost profit.
I've never seen so much diamond before in all my days. Even with this smaller vein my men and I could live comfortably the rest of our lives. No one would be able to touch us if we ran off with these... but there's more, just beyond a small rocky crevice. More blasting supplies are needed
It was a mistake to come here. A third of my men, trapped behind that collapsed wall, First, we'd have sprung into a lava chamber, then the rock composition, and now this? My remaining men are gathering as I write to send a tribute to Therum. May gods have mercy on those poor miners.
Captain's Log - Captain Willis
Lord Longton has still not recovered from his illness, yet we've heard reports of the dead rampaging across the region. We've held so far, but I've ordered my men to set up a makeshift barricade at the gate, should we need to defend this place further. I fear we may be in for a seige...
Captain's Log, Day 18
We've lost the main gate to the fortress, alongside several guards inside the watchtowers. Their screams will haunt me 'till the end of my days. Longton has demanded we raise the drawbridge, but that would mean cutting off the rest of the garrison. Those poor men will have to survive on their own.
The mission is fruitless. Longton is dying, and my men have all but taken arms against me. I refuse to order the rest of them to die. A few of us have taken turns digging through the northern watchtower, and we're nearly to the bottom of the cliff. Before we leave, I'm going to get those men out of the garrison, if it's the last thing I do.
Longton's Diary - Lord
I just ordered Willis to send a word for a doctor. This cough won't let up, and I'm certainly not feeling up to moving. These men seem to want to abandon this place, but that's out of question.
Willis needs to stop questioning my judgement, now more than ever! Sure, we just lost the garrison, but they're holding their own and diverting the horde. Once the doctor gets here, he'll see the situation and call for more soldiers from Worthington. We'll be out of this mess in a few days.
<The page is covered in incoherent rambling about mutiny, along with blood spatters>
Mysterious Crypt - Astrid
Zombies were everywhere so I climbed to the top of this tower.
It was very tiring, but luckily this beacon seems to be keeping the undead at bay!
Diary - Harvey
Maybe my friend Tom could let me out, there seems to be somewhere to place a button just outside, although he seems to have wandered off without me...
Maybe this could lead me to discover the cause of all the disappearances at 665,-1003...
Now I just need to get out of this Tomb.
Thoughts of Hope- Amber
The cold seems to be our largest enemy, we will have to move past this village in order to get somewhere with a more suitable environment. If only we had an impenetrable bunker to live in.
Diary - Harvey
Perhaps I'll grab a friend and venture up to the Overgrown Tomb. There's bound to be something interesting on one of those skeletons...
People don't just disappear without a trace, where are they vanishing to?
Diary - Mary
We don't have much here, but what we do have we share among us all. Jeff got sick today and is staring at me with a hunger only the living dead can have.
We're taking a vote later tonight to decide what should be done with the outsiders that pass through the town.
Our guarded community is dying and we will likely have to turn the garden into a cemetery tomorrow assuming that we can put Jeff to...
St. Roseluck Island
Notes - Lauren
We have endured here even though the apocalypse seems to have come. Although we are surrounded by the undead the water that separates us from the continents is keeping us safe. We have elected to keep from venturing to the mainland in order to avoid contracting the disease that afflicts all that it encounters. On a lighter note, Gary says that while on his fishing trips he has seen what look to be huge shadows on the ocean floor and I predict are large group of fish on the bottom coming close to the island everyday! We should have a fresh supply of fish soon and we can stop rationing food!
Caretaker's Log - Griffin
We've kept up practice in case we need to leave the island to procure supplies for any reason. Our garden supplemented by our accommodating climate have left prosperous compared to the rest of the world. We were always ones for seclusion and thankfully that has come to help us. As long as no one can find a way in over the walls we should be fine, someone would have to climb into a window in the tower in order to gain access to the gates keys!
Supplies - Occuni
D'naam promised us a delivery of supplies in trade for our home in Frostbain. He keeps saying, "I'll come by in the next moon cycle!", but it's been so long... We may not make it...
Science Log - Professor Sagittarius Alexander
As the only inhabitant of Sundawn Observatory I feel privileged to have a view this breathtaking as my wounds slowly turn me into a beast of nature... End of log 25
A Bold Statement- Martil
How will other towns fare, if they do not receive their shipments?
We can't turn a blind eye to the rest of the world.....
Captain Rat-rum Lore Books
Carmi - Captain's Log
As we have docked here in the city we have come to find it overrun with citizens who have contracted what seems to be a plague! We will ship out in the morning in order to locate a better port with more gold!
Grayvale - Captain's Log
We hit a northern wind and we found this glorious suspended city after spotting it from the ship! We approached the entrance and were turned around by it's inhabitance. As we see no other alternative we have decided to leave. We have no intention of leaving this city unscathed so we are firing a corpse over the walls to see how they feel about their choice as we continue north. Even though we have plenty of rations on board, I sure wish this city had some gold for us!
Ragtag's Cove - Captain's Log
We've struck land! The islands around here seem to be scattered like dots on a canvas. We are going to stay here and build a base that can get us started as we get back to full strength. There is a base north not far from here that seems to have deserting troops that we may try to coerce into joining out ranks.
North Pole Exclusive Lore Books
The North is Bad - Frostbitten Fingers
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Expedition Diary - Frederick
Supplies are low and we're too worn out to continue our journey, we'll set up a camp here and get some rest, maybe this blizzard will have calmed down by then
Sir Crawford - Sandstoner
Geralds - Sandstoner
Survival - Michael
I've salvaged all I can from this, but I'll leave some behind for others...and there will be others.
The Christmas Town
The List and You - halowars91
The King of Red Lions
Stranded - Mysterious
The captain was thrown overboard and didn't make it, leaving you stranded with a frozen wasteland before you.
You'd better find a way out of here...
- Agni is the name for the Hindu God of fire.
- Simoon (Or Simoom) is actually the name for a strong local wind that blows in the Saharan desert.
- Pluvia is the Latin for "Rain".
- Anemos Sanctum means Sanctuary of Wind. Anemos is Greek for "Wind" and Sanctum is Latin for "Sanctuary".
- The Ghost metioned in Tristitia's Lore block is the Ghost from Ghostcraft, a gamemode made by Shotbow Network.
- Tristitia is Latin for "Sadness". It is also related to describe any kind of negative feeling, which perfectly depicts this location. It is involved with dark arts and haunted places have an aura of negativity surrounding them due to the horrible events that took place in them.
- The lore block from Ghost Fleet references to a legendary pirate from sailor stories. Davy Jones' Locker is the "nickname" to the death in the sea.
- The impenetrable bunker mentioned in the Paluster Lore Book is a reference to the Admin Bunker nearby.
- The Lady mentioned in Sirus's Lore Block refers to Cave of the Dead Lady.
- Most of the terminologies and events mentioned in Aurora's lore book reference the playstyle, common occurrences and game mechanics of the MineZ world from a player's perspective.
- There's a skeleton skull sitting in the forest northwest from Aspermont, exact location being -2991, 70, -2290. This is a reference to the lore book found there.
- The King of Red Lions is a reference to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
- The professor mentioned in the Death Mansion lore book, Professor Markov, is Andrey Markov, a Russian mathematician who researched in probability theories, known mostly for his stochastic process theory. However the Death Mansion lore has been stated by the Build Team to be no longer canon.