Ent. Dryad. Tree Spirit. In the days when we were new, there was magic in all things. People of many cultures and beliefs thought that there were spirits that lived in and worked in partnership with trees. Growing as the tree grew and protecting the tree while it sheltered them. A tree without a spirit was less then one with it. A spirit without a tree was almost nothing. In Minecraft we can look at things with new eyes, and see things again with a creative view. It's no shock that the idea of a tree spirit as a Minecraft challenge has come and gone a number of times. There are those who wrote the first rules, and some who even wrote a mod to help. To this day there are those who are maintaining a set of command blocks to help. Today it is my turn. I've put together magic mods with nature themed mods and only the simplest and least dangerous forms of tech. Light, and life is precious. Resources above ground are many and easily collected from leaves, trees, and even the grass. As the roots grow into the earth the metal is rare and hard to find, much protected, but bringing even a little to the surface lets you access more and more of the solutions I've given you. At first you only have the most basic tools made of wood clay and mud. With time you will have a mighty tree, glowing with many kinds of energy and protected by a network of totems and guardians as you grow into a mighty magical being yourself. Against you are waves and waves of monsters, the turn of seasons, and the need to keep yourself protected against land, see and air. You'll be attacked by waves of monsters, some of them kinds not seen before. The turn of the seasons will cover the land with snow and storms. Your own life is limited and hunger is always a danger. ... Spoiler: changelog Version 2. 0.0.0 Complete rebuild for 1.12.2 ... mods not entirely sorted out. A few are redundant. Configuration needs refinement. 0.0.1 modlist finalized. Permissions being asked for the ones that need additional permissions to be used on the retro launcher. Curse version up within 48 hours. 0.0.2. Engineer's workshop reborn removed, Engineer's workshop in. I know I thought I was done too. Pack modlist is stable. Configurations are not. Item recipes need a lot of tweaking in the early game. Repairs will be made. Updates will be made. Wish me luck folks. ... Spoiler: Tree Spirit Rules 1. Grow the world tree. You are linked to the chosen tree once you've begun. You can take no action while you are separated from your tree. Not one block broken or placed. Not one tool used or sword swung. If you die before you can return to the touch of the tree, you die. You should never be out of reach of the tree, save accident or the briefest movement to collect drops. 2. The tree can only grow from itself. This tree will accept no log from any other tree not of it's linage. The saplings from this tree you will grow and spread and harvest to grow the tree. Up into the air and down into the earth with vast spreading roots. With these roots you go into the earth and across the world to collect what you need. 3. Start anywhere in the world, use any one sapling, use creative to get the sapling if you need to. All blocks that are part of the tree must touch as a single structure. No leapfrog stepping stones. 4. Any space within the tree, surrounded on all sides by the logs and body of your tree is within reach of the tree, even if you where to make a space too large to touch a wall. In such a room you might build a portal. Through such a link the tree might spread to other worlds. 5. The "Heart" of the tree. The bottom most log of the original grandfather tree. This block is special. If it is lost, the tree is lost. You may exchange this log for another block to make it distinct, as long as the block is fragile. No obsidian. No witherproof block. Bedrock is right out. Try glowstone. 6. In a perfect world, once you where out of contact with your tree you would trigger a few seconds of count down before you went into spectator mode. Sadly this isn't a perfect world and thus cheats stay enabled so that you can do this yourself. (Detailed rules here) Playing as a tree spirit is not required but suggested for the thematic feeling of the pack. Any guide for the pack will assume you are using this in the challenge. Spoiler: modlist Light & Darkness https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/realistic-torches https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/sbm-bone-torch https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/fancy-lamps https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/ladysnake-illuminations https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/advanced-darkness https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/deathbydarkness https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/hardcore-darkness Nature https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/sbm-wooden-buckets https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/attained-drops-2 https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/barkifier https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/better-foliage https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/birds-nests https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/bottled-milk https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/dynamic-surroundings https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/fertilization https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/foragecraft https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/mist-biomes https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/natura https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/regrowable-leaves https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/saltymod https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/simple-corn https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/tan-campfire-spit https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/subterranean-waters https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/trees-of-stages https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/tea-the-story https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/vanillafoodpantry-mod https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/worleys-caves https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/weather-storms-tornadoes https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/serene-seasons https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/tough-as-nails Mobs https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/animalium https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/aqua-creepers https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/bloodmoon https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/camouflaged-creepers https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/ender-zoo https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/lycanites-mobs https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/mystic-world https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/rough-mobs-2 https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/webshooter https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/zombie-awareness Magic https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/aetherworks https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/embers-rekindled https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/soot https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/anima-mundi https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/astral-sorcery https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/botania https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/natural-pledge https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/extrabotany https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/orechidendium https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/crystals https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/enchanting-plus https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/anvil-enchantments https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/natures-aura https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/natures-emerald https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/reliquary-v1-3 https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/roots-classic https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/runecarved https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/totemic https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/totem-expansion https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/totem-defender https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/rustic https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/rustic-thaumaturgy https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/thaumcraft https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/thaumic-bases-unofficial https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/thaumic-gadgets https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/thaumic-periphery https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/thaumic-tinkerer Tech https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/bibliocraft https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/bushcraft-multitool https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/ceramics https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/chest-transporter https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/cofh-vanilla-satchels https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/cofh-vanilla-tools https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/cooking-for-blockheads https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/ender-hopper https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/ender-storage-1-8 https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/engineers-workshop https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/essentials https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/fluid-funnel https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/get-ya-tanks-here https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/integrated-dynamics https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/integrated-tunnels https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/jglrxavpoks-uncrafting-table https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/metalchests https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/pams-bonecraft https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/redstone-paste https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/storage-drawers https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/thermal-cultivation https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/thermal-foundation https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/water-strainer https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/maille-sfm https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/chain-links Player Utilities https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/antique-atlas https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/atlas-extras https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/baubles https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/baubley-heart-canisters https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/inspirations https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/jei https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/jei-integration https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/just-enough-resources-jer https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/thaumcraft-6-aspects-for-jei https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/thaumic-jei https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/lapis-stays-in-the-enchanting-table https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/natures-compass https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/passable-leaves https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/quality-tools https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/the-one-probe https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/the-weirding-gadget https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/touch-of-beacon Pack Utilities https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/applecore https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/autoreglib https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/base https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/biometweaker https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/biometweakercore https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/bookshelf https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/bibliotheca https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/broken-wings https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/chameleon https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/codechicken-lib-1-8 https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/cofh-world https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/common-capabilities https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/coroutil https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/crafttweaker https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/cyclops-core https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/dummycore-unofficial https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/hammer-core https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/iberia https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/librarianlib https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/mantle https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/minetweaker-recipemaker https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/mist-core https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/modtweaker https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/mtlib https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/mysticallib https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/netherending-ores https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/orelib https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/p455w0rds-library https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/patchouli https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/placebo https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/potion-core https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/quark https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/redstone-flux https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/shadowfacts-forgelin https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/simulated-nights https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/spice-of-life-carrot-edition https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/stats-keeper https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/terracore https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/third-person-camera-fix https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/tomb-many-graves-2 https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/tombmanygraves-2-api https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/waffles-block-hardness https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/ve-fluidhandling https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/top-addons https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/knob-control Spoiler: ToDo: 0. Declarations. 0.1. Botania worldgen disabled for flowers. 0.2. Astral Sorcery structures disabled. 0.3. Flight disabled. ... rending gale 0.4. Ceramics clay tank, clay tank extender, disabled. 0.5. Astral Altered. Astral crafting table requires aeorthium gem. Wand requires gem. 0.6. Bushcraft club changed. 0.7. Natura carrot and potato bags changed to seeds. 0.8. Rustic painted wood removed. 0.9. Quark marble smelts into astral marble 0.10 Natura Nether tools Fixed. Cactus drop fixed. 6.4. Astral Sorcery marble vein size doubled. Looks like "leek" and it's related crops don't detect to be dispenced, I'll have to slot them in. (Also noticed, auto harvesting via reliquary does not give roots items) 1. Health. Set to half via Stats Keeper. All sources of hearts reduced to half standard max. 1.1. Find replacement item for "lifeblood crystal" that I used to use to grant life and update stats keeper. (require felis life essence, heartbeet, red heart, crystals?) 2. Items 2.1. Light "progression" needs to be implemented. 2.1.1. Unlit torch version of tiki torch 2.1.2. Glowstone paste to not require water 2.1.3. Realistic torches. Offhand light sources. Make list. Check list. Add to CFG. (Nitor) 2.1.4. Realistic torches. "remove" menril torch. Doublecheck and remove via CT if needed. 2.2. Salt duplication unlimited between pantry and saltymod once one of each is owned. 2.3. Lower obsidian chest transporter to 1/1 of durability. Only one that can move spawners. 2.5. Disable crafting for flight objects. 2.5.1. Fluegal Tiera 2.5.2. Replicated quark elytra. 2.5.3. Vicio ritual disabled. 2.5.4. Vicio Mantle needs crafting disabled. 2.5.5. Thaumcraft magic carpet, greater carpet? 2.6. Astral Restructure (due to crystal removal from worldgen) 2.6.3. Needed additonal crafting for Starmetal, or starmetal dust? More atherium? Iron Dust + X + Y+ Z? 2.6.4. Constellation paper, new crafting method. Parchment + X + Y + Z ? 2.8 Progression? 2.8.1. Edit to remove thaumcraft iron plate method. Add in embers hammer for brass and thaumium? 2.7.6. Chain Maile, ALL steps. Prefer Maile recipie vs link. 2.7.7. Chain Maile, change boots to require leather instead of iron ingot. 2.8. Barkifier: Disable golden oak wood, netherwood, Enderwood 2.9. Quartz grindstone for grindstone in engy table. (due to enabled dusts, re-remove duplicate recipies in ore system) 3. Settings. 3.1. Thaumic Tinker DOES require smokey quarts, update configuartion. 3.4. Florast Fertalizer doubles flowers. Make sure to include ALL flowers in fertilizer CFG (include thaumcraft) 3.5. Same list as 3.4. Include as flowers in nature aura cfg. 3.6. Inspirations. Cauldron heatsource list. Extend. (needs at least nitor) 3.7. Storage drawers: List items that don't autocompress here. 3.8. List food here to blacklist on the TAN cooking spit. "complex" food shouldn't cook over a campfire. 3.8.2. Olive oiled food edit? 3.9. Astral necromatic prime fluids: Blacklist metals, potions, soup? 4. Modifications 4.1. GYTH clay tank, clay bucket option 5. Check. 5.1. Are all bars and gauges and stats visible, or do some need to move due to overlap? 5.2. Grow all saplings. Test all leaves. Test all logs. Tested. 5.3. Bibliocraft. Check discrack, bookshelf, potion shelf, tool rack. 5.4. Botania. Worldgen flowers removed. Check fertilzer. Does it generate 100% tall version? Does botania flower generation flower generate regular? (Goal is worldgen near 0 or all tall. Fertalizer all tall. Generating flower makes small) 5.5. Roots classic. Grow every possible crop. Check to make sure verdant sprigs drop. 5.5.1. Check every crop in a dispenser. Does quark plant it? Update CFG. (botania cfg instead of quark?) 5.5.2. Nature's Aura hoe. Check it's seed list, add missing seeds to it. 5.6. Endermen. If too many ender pearls drop check settings. Rough mods and inspirations (and one other?) all add bonus pearl drops with settings. 5.8. Get somebody to record with light settings, night, inside, near torch, and night inside, near torch + comfy, see if light level functions after youtubing. 5.9. Saltwort. Configure as a rare drop from plant mobs? Possibly if I don't want to hand out regen 2 trivially, have them hand out ash from it? 5.10. Check and recheck uncrafting table. Storm Heart should not be able to be made from 10 gunpowder. Spiderwebs for mana string, check it. 5.13. Is a reasonable amount of hunger consumed at night? Simulated nights 5.14. Do you properly die? 5.14.1. From lack of air? 5.14.2. From lack of food? 5.14.3. From lack of water? 5.14.4. From temperature insanity? 5.15. Quality tools, add repair materials for anything without repair material in CFG. 5.16. Seasons. Check all crops for seasons. 5.17. Additonal TAN block tempratures, or material temprature 5.17.2. Lycanites: Ichor, sacred lava 5.17.3. Thaumcraft: Infernal Furnace? Lit version of alembic? 5.18. Inspirations cauldron heat sources 5.18.2. Lycanites: Ichor, sacred lava 5.18.3. Thaumcraft: Nitor 5.19. Ditto heat sources reliquary caldron 5.19. TAN Thirst restoration, check fluids 5.19.1. Add milk bottles 5.20 Librarianlib needs list of things to "glow". 6. Worldgen. 6.1. Non Mist biomes with mist replacements need to be removed. 6.1.1. Update quark to have mist biome equivlents as spawning locations for underground biomes 6.1.2. Quark pathfider maps, change to mist biomes 6.2 Oregen 6.2.1. Netherending ores need enabled in COFH World using sample files. 6.2.2. Do I need to increase copper or any other ore? 6.2.3. Any metal type not actually used by mods needs to not generate. 6.3. Non-worldgen ore generation methods need testing 6.3.1. Botania orechids need to be tested to make sure all 3 generate all required ores. (include bonecraft) and don't generate non desired ores. 6.3.2. Aevitas Ore generation list needs additional ores added, also Mineralis ritual. (& perk void trash replacement)(& add to treasure shrine (astral sorcery) ) (include bonecraft) 6.3.3. totem expansion S:"Totem of Spelunking Ore Dictionary" < 7. Monsters. Lycanite mobs need to be trimmed down and powered up. These monsters represent mini bosses. 7.1. Animalia mobs blacklist for not "overworld" dimensions (thaumcraft outlands 42) 7.2. Rough mobs, add to list in right places to have more of them powered up. 7.3. Rough Mobs bosses, add to equipment options. Other diamond tier armor, but NOT manasteel/terrasteel/fairy. 7.4. Rough mobs regular critters, equipment list. Add things less powerful then diamond, and not overly exotic. 7.5. Rough mobs witches, go through potion list and expand. 7.6. Rough mobs zombies, add more lights to list, make sure it can break torches that can be walked through... but not tiki torch, pumpkin, salt lamp... 8. Enchantments 8.1. Check quark ancient tomes. 8.1.1. Shadowcloak, no tome. 8.2. Check astral pendants 8.3. Enchantments for roughmob boss equipments 9. Repair mechanic? (check embers anvil & hammer) (check thaumcraft, repairer?) 11. Questbook? Documentation? 12. Rules? Optional ability to turn them one? Commandblocks and bedrock via structure gen mod? Spoiler: if needed in emergancy https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods/repair-gem https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/superior-shields https://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/open-terrain-generator Credit and thanks to Cthulhu725 and Lilariel who formalized some of the first rules for the challenge. Credit to MythicManiac who seems to be one of the first who wrote a mod under these rules.