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๐Ÿ“š Learn more about The Shire's history on our Timeline. ๐Ÿ•ฐ

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The "egg" building competition is now OPEN!

Head over to /warp BC to find out more and start your entry.

Winners can negotiate prizes with staff, such as WorldEdit commands and /sit!

Ends on April 15th.

Good luck!

We have promoted 4 members to new heights, in recognition of their exceptional impact on our community!

Congratulations to Malaclord and Kieran on their promotion to Architect, following years of dedication to the community and their projects; one of the highest honours we bestow upon non-staff!

Congratulations to Zalidia on their promotion to Artisan, long may you continue to push boundaries of what is possible in a virtual theme park!

Congratulations to suntin on their promotion to Archduke! They have worked hard to maintain our historically significant FridayFunLand theme park, while preserving its original features and incorporating references to its initial creator.

This event along with many others has been recorded on our Timeline - check it out on our wiki.

In other news, we're now running Minecraft 1.19.3! ๐ŸŽ‰ย 

You've been able to connect with MC 1.19.3 for a while, but the underlying servers have still been on 1.19 and 1.19.2.

The extra secret-ish location of our treasure hunt is now open!

Head over to "/warp festive22" where any member Yeoman and above may build something to contribute to our festive village! It could be a gift dedicated to another member, a snowman an ice rink, ferris wheel, rollercoaster... any festive attraction! ๐ŸŽก

While you build, you may discover items from our treasure hunt! ๐ŸŽ

This isn't a competitive building competition, it's just for fun, and you may work on something alone or with other people - it's up to you! ๐Ÿ—๏ธ

The Shire's staff team wishes you all the best for the festive season! ๐ŸŽ„


Find festive treats in Winterville, Ski Resort, Kaltwinter, Peaksend, Hulduholl, and a SECRET LOCATION yet to be announced!

Items spawn outside (they fall from the sky)

Track your progress here:

First place wins a cosmetic perk, which could be one ofโ€ฆ Beezooka, Kitty Cannon, sign formatting, custom prefix, or something else we agree on. Good luck!

Good luck, everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Our first Thanksgiving treasure hunt is on now, ends Monday.

Track your progress and see the locations at

Good luck ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Our main world was created on 15 October 2010, and has never been reset. Since then, we've received thousands of unique visitors, with many contributing to our immersive world.

We feature a wide variety of building styles, some with their own lore, and encourage anybody regardless of their skill level to build with us.

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Railway Status

Aether Good service
Cerelia Riverwood Grand Station Closed; Disembark at Ampitheatre
Dulcia Good service
East Shire Transit Good service.
Empire Part-suspended. Good service Sunspear-Venice, and good service Emerald City-Prontera. No other services are operational.
Franco Good service Venezia Cipriana - Lythia University. No service Lythia-Epsilon.
Hestia Good service
Hyperloop Good service
Juris Good service
Lamia Good service
Mainland Metro Good service
Norshire Full Service Vespinae - Riverwood Grand. Part Service Ski Resort - Orton. No service Orton-Laurelian International Hope
Nysa Nuovo Firenze station is closed. Otherwise, good service.
OmegaLoop Good service
Phobean Subway Good service
Quintus Part-suspended New Vashon to Silex-Civis
Riverwood Intraurban Riverwood Grand Closed
Skira Good service
Thule Good service
Vadam Good service
Venezia Metro Good service Valeria-Biblioteca via Giardino. No service on other routes.
Venezia Overground Good service
West Shire Rail Good service Caffa-Solentse, UoC West-Thothum, and Zege-Groenevelden.
Zelos Good service