|“||"Figured I’d make an open space for those who’d like to join me."||”|
|"We have a semi-active community, some people have been here for years, some for 5 minutes. If this place suits your fancy, feel free to stick around. If not, no need to waste your time."|
—HyperSilence hard sells Halfast
With the sting of Retrohollow's failure faded from recent memory, the former Archpriest of Eris HyperSilence created a colony on the distant world of Halfast, having grown nostalgic for the simpler times of yore when he would roam with, live alongside, and occasionally kill his friends and foes.
Using the faster-than-light communications network Discord, he broadcast an open invitation for all Dragonhollow refugees to accompany him in building a new home. The planet was so remote that only those he personally reached out to could find it.
|Wiz: The pvp aspect currently seems kinda weak, If we hade something like the badlands id gladly return with a few mates
Wiz: I know Jrod & Gabault would agree xd, (i think?)
Gabault: i dont disagree
Jrod: I also don't disagree with that statement
—Wiz suggests murder would bring everybody together
HyperSilence's summons was heard far and wide and he was soon joined by a number of fellow expatriates. They settled in the land of Asgard. A rampant infestation of angry pillagers made early life difficult.
Zen broke ground on the river town of Koan, providing an XP farm, fishing hut, and graveyard for the community. Alec settled there and built a hobbit hole. Not far downriver, Sharkberries and Boo built Iolanthe, home to fisher folk.
Jrod defeated the ender dragon Starsmoke.
An unknown thief stole many of Zen's personal belongings, leading Hyper to greatly extend the time taken for claim deeds to expire. At the same time, he made a survival kit available to all residents.
Despite Hyper's reminder that it was never intended to be a direct continuation, many veterans considered Halfast to be the spiritual successor to Dragonhollow. Others such as Wiz and Gabault were disappointed that person-to-person combat was prohibited.
During this period Halfast struggled to find its own identity and emerge from the long shadow cast by Dragonhollow, ultimately awaiting a time when the world became more comfortable with the balance between past and present.
HyperSilence: Hahaha we missed you too buddy <3
Wiz: Damn what is happening
Wiz: Everyone is coming back ;_;
—Old veterans come home
Sharkberries began an ambitious effort to renew interest in Halfast and grow the community, beginning with word-of-mouth efforts via Discord and the construction of the Camillia city-state, which would eventually became the planetary capital.
Inspired by his efforts, HyperSilence made it possible for anyone in the universe to reach Halfast and launched a promotional campaign designed to convince newcomers to visit the planet. He collaborated with Shark in the creation of the Fish Bowl, a new entrance point featuring parkours and random teleportation into the wilderness.
Ranks were reestablished and perks were added for citizens and veterans. Rules governing combat between residents were changed to be less restrictive in order to appeal to a wider audience without compromising the agency of those wishing to abstain.
HyperSilence chose Jinx, Zen, Sleekit, Tox, and Sharkberries to serve in his new ruling hierarchy as Arbiters of Halfast, charged with upholding the values of Halfast and issuing punishments when necessary.
To encourage and regulate single combat between residents, a number of dueling arenas were built beneath the Fish Bowl.
Jrod and the Scylfings were the planet's primary threats, murdering newcomers and veterans alike, until the return of Greywatch offered refuge and the promise of resistance against deadly banditry. This led to the inception of Eternal Chaos, an alliance of convenience between former foes Alec and Jrod. The rivalry between the two organizations came to dominate the landscape of the Eighth Era.
By popular demand and in collaboration with the magician Lilac, HyperSilence reinstated the Survivor event by hosting Halfast Survivor, pitting his residents against the elements and each other in a battle over who could survive the longest. Alec was the first victor, claiming Phantom Armor that made him unseen to monsters he encountered in the wild.
On 8E:333, warriors gathered to do battle against a fierce ender dragon and each other in the first WeekEnd event with Eternal Chaos securing the lion's share of the loot. To prevent a recurrence their foes allied against EC during the second WeekEnd, but future WeekEnds saw the community put aside their adversarial differences and work together to defeat the dragons.
When both WeekEnds and Halfast Survivor came to an end, Halfast's zenith of popularity inevitably came to an end. Despite a redecoration of the Fish Bowl and a radically altered Nether that promised never before seen materials and environments, the decline continued until the world became a vacant memory of better days reminiscent of Sleepy Hollow.
|this is midgard man|
On 9E:1, HyperSilence invited residents to return to Halfast and explore the unspoiled wilderness of a new land known as Midgard.
Absurd became the opening casualty of the Ninth Era and Jrod mined its inaugural diamond, while Boiled Rice was the earliest to obtain elytra wings. Jrod drew first blood from an enemy by killing Lex, the beginning of a streak of mayhem that would leave Lex with dozens of deaths but in possession of Jrod's elytra, an outcome both were satisfied with. Gabault, Alec, and Jrod slayed the ender dragon Aeriax on 9E:2 and claimed its egg for Eternal Chaos. AKVothe was both the earliest to construct a beacon and upgrade it to full strength.
Boiled Rice discovered the first Hyper Dungeon on Halfast, a Hyper Mansion that he mistook for a regular woodland mansion. With some difficulty, he managed to clear it with the help of Jrod on On 9E:8.
On 9E:18, ethereum was introduced as the official currency of Halfast to be redeemed for items in the Midgard Markets.
Over time, the broadcasting of death coordinates over Discord proved a boon to claim-raiders, allowing them to locate and scavenge abandoned properties for valuables such as beacons and elytra.
Alec first discovered and raided the Crystal Dungeon on 9E:250.
On 9E:253, the monstrous world serpent Jörmungandr emerged from the deepest ocean trench on Halfast, sending thousand meter tsunamis crashing across Midgard causing flooding as far inland as the Eternal Depths. The protective seals of the golden shovel immediately failed and led to widespread looting, but as Midgard sank beneath the seas its populace made for the unsullied shores of Asphodel.
|Y: well the closer you are the longer it will take the border to get to u
Alec: oh is boarder supposed to shrink?
Alec: usually it expands on here
Alec: oh shit
Alec: 30 day border shrinks 5k
Y: yeah lol
Alec: that kinda wild
—Residents discuss Asphodel's shrinking border
On 10E:1, HyperSilence announced that Asphodel was open for travel. On the very same day, oDRLo raced to face down and defeat the ender dragon Rhadamanthys, the fastest in recorded history to do so, in turn becoming the first to possess a dragon egg and obtain elytra. Among all citizens, Y earned the dubious distinction of suffering the opening death of the Tenth Era but also mined its first diamond. Tox forged the land's first beacon.
Asphodel remained lightly populated. Most newcomers died and then disappeared, while many veterans were reluctant to settle there for a variety of reasons. It was widely known that the region was to be short-lived, soon to be abandoned. The lack of claims protected by the golden shovel jeopardized new construction. And visits were further complicated by rumors of a dangerous shrinking border. Even HyperSilence himself was often absent.
Nevertheless, a number of isolated individuals established a presence in Asphodel.
Points of Interest
|"this place looks amazing omg"|
A vast land of expansive biomes overrun by pillagers and bees settled in the Eighth Era
|Fish Bowl||Sharkberries, HyperSilence||Entrance point for Asgard|
|Camillia||Sharkberries||The capital of Halfast|
|Dueling Arenas||Sharkberries||A series of combat arenas|
|Halfast Graveyard||Zen||A residential cemetery|
|Raptor Isle||Fancy Raptor||A tropical wood-and-stone mecca|
|Edge of Chaos||Eternal Chaos||A fortified barrier|
|Iolanthe||Boo, Sharkberries||A fisher folk village|
|Hobbit Hole||Alec||A hillside habitat|
|Nico's Interior Design||Nico||An interior décor shop|
|An Ode To My Cock||Retro||A fully erected phallic monument|
|Greywatch Hold||Greywatch||The settlement around Castle Skywatch|
|Iram of the Pillars||Seudo||An underground city of quartz|
|MFZ||Zerg||An industrial nexus|
|Koan||Zen||A river town|
|Castle Town||Bruhklyn||A tower and temple complex|
|Silo||Retro||A cylindrical underground residence|
|Seudoble Accomodations||Seudo||A beachfront dacha|
|Sandbox||Dap||Dapton Solutions R&D testbed|
|Nicosia||Nico||A flower forest estate|
|Arctic Air||Sharkberries||An airship to the tundra|
|Hallowshean||Sleekit||A chain of floating islands|
|Amaranthine||Immortal||A forest cottage|
|PEE YOUR PANTS||Bruhklyn||just do it|
|Kenshin Castle||FlyingPokemon||A walled estate atop the Sakura Peaks|
|Windbreaker||Tox||A hot-air balloon|
|Altēc||Alec||An undersea temple|
|Valkenburg||United Provinces||A stone castle|
|Reivers Rest||Sleekit||A tower house of the Overkingdom|
|Vibe Town||Vibe Town||An oasis village in the deep desert|
|Toadstool Thicket||Nico||A cozy mushroom house in the forest|
|North Island||Eternal Chaos||A floating island|
|Co-Op Castle||Panda, Tohbeh, Jinx||A mountain fortress|
|Zombie Corner||Azureila||what are you doing in my swamp|
|Morningthaw||FlyingPokemon||A snow-covered city-state|
|Castle Skywatch||Lex||Headquarters for Greywatch|
|Gentleman Pigman||Getz||A well-dressed gold farm|
|Hyperion Hills||HyperSilence||A half-assed home|
|Jungle Jaunt||Sharkberries||An airship to the jungle|
|Myrkviðr||Scylfings||A lake town|
|THE CUBE||Jinx||A giant stone cube|
|SHOP!||Pwn||An automated gear store|
|The Basmati Province||Boiled Rice||The ringed nexus of the Rice Empire|
|Tree of Eternity||Jrod||gee i'm a tree|
|Mount Gream||Starsgream||An mountain manufactory|
|Empyrean||Absurd||A city of high-rises|
|Tox's Cabin||Tox||The teleporting home of Tox|
|Eternal Flame||Eternal Chaos||A forge and hall of oaths|
|Koningsmuur||Kingkauw||An inexplicable wall|
A region settled in the Ninth Era with narrow biomes and rumored extensive cave systems densely packed inside a twenty kilometer radius
|Midgard Palace||Krevelir, HyperSilence||Entrance point for Midgard|
|Midgard Markets||HyperSilence||A collection of ethereum-based shops|
|Hyper Mansion||HyperSilence||A woodland mansion-themed Hyper Dungeon|
|Crystal Dungeon||HyperSilence||An amethyst geode Hyper Dungeon|
|Wall of Hell||Y||A base surrounded by lava|
|Eternal Depths||Eternal Chaos||The underground lair of Eternal Chaos|
|Brockenhurst||LaplaceCircus||A swamp mansion and gatehouse|
|Naglfar||Krevelir, HyperSilence||A three-masted sailing ship|
|Votheville||AKVothe, Acid||A center of heavy industry|
|Rapanui||United Provinces||A countryside holding with strange statues|
|Tox's Cabin||Tox||The teleporting home of Tox|
|Llama Lagoon||GaG120MpH||A seaside retreat|
|The Compound||Boo, Sharkberries||An ornate residental complex|
|Frostcrown Lodge||Seudo||A cliffside cottage hidden between ice spikes|
A transient and shrinking land of the Tenth Era
|Kiki's House||Sharkberries||A little house on the |
Behind the Scenes
The following is out-of-universe information about the real world Half-Assed.
|I’m hosting a server for a year. It’s currently whitelisted, so if you’d like to join @ me in General. There’s no plugins, permissions, rules, or anything like that. It’s basically just a Half Assed server I made that I can play on with you guys or by myself.|
—HyperSilence announces Halfast
Half-Assed was a Minecraft server created by HyperSilence on July 10th, 2019. Though previously whitelisted, it was made public on October 18th, 2019.
The server was officially rebranded as Halfast on February 17, 2020. A new map called Midgard was launched on July 30, 2021. Halfast's third map, Asphodel, opened on April 9, 2022.
|Realms of existence||Discordia • Tartaros • Underworld • Void|
|Planets||Apex • Bearfall • Chronos • Dragonhollow • Enova • Friendly • Halfast • Mnemosyne • Nyan • Outsider • Printopia • Retrohollow • Retron • Sunshine|
|Other celestial phenomena||Cabbage • Eriids • Eschaton • Helios • Nyx|