Minecraft: Alpha

2012 – 2018

Alpha is a Minecraft Creative World that I started back in April 2012.  It is a medieval-fantasy world inspired by old-school RPG’s like the Legend of Zelda series, and the older Final Fantasies.

What started as a simple castle on the day I purchased Minecraft, has grown into several Kingdoms and City-States, an ever-expanding Empire, and multiple continents. There are even several other people who occasionally spend time building in Alpha.

These pages contain pictures, maps, and lore information for many of the locations I have built.  For my 5th Anniversary, I planned on making a compilation video of my cities, but I never got around to it. I do plan on completing it for my 6th Anniversary.

I’ve decided to start streaming occasionally, so I’ve put the link to my Twitch on the right of the page.

Imperial Republic of Denbar

Built By: MentokMinecraftr (Seth Barden)
Capital: Imperial City, Central Province
Ruler: Emperor of Denbar / Imperial Senate







denbar-flagsLeft: Old Flag of the Empire
Right: Flag of the Imperial Republic

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Construction on Denbar began the first day I had Minecraft, in April 2012.  The first structure I built was a small castle on an intense bit of mountain.  It grew and grew and grew until it became what is now Cair Denbar, the home of the Emperor.  What started as a small castle, is now a massive castle complex that spans three adjacent mountaintops.  A small village that started north of the castle has now become my largest single build, Imperial City. It includes the Cair Denbar complex, a massive Cathedral, marketplace, harbor, and an ever-growing Skyport (my world has airships).

Originally Denbar started as a small Kingdom based around Cair Denbar, but it kept expanding.  As I built more locations, I kept adding them in.  Currently, the Imperial Republic of Denbar includes six Provinces, most of which began as kingdoms or city-states of their own, and slowly joined into the growing Empire.

The Imperial Republic is ruled by a combination of an Emperor, and an Imperial Senate, made up of representatives from each City.

Free City of Pyke

Built By: MentokMinecraftr (Seth Barden)
Capitol: Farwynd Castle
Ruler: The Sealord


Pyke actually began as an homage to Pyke from Game of Thrones, but changed pretty drastically before the end.  My version of Pyke consists of a very steep, rocky bit of island in the middle of the ocean.  A sprawling city has grown here, going several levels deep down into the harbor.  Atop the highest peak sits Farwynd Castle, home of the Sealord.

Pyke is one of my smaller locations, as it consists only of the small islands that make up Pyke City. Pyke has no airship route, and is only accessible by boat.

westvaleFlag of Pyke

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Free City of Klaatu

Built By: MentokMinecraftr (Seth Barden)
Capitol: The Red Tower
Ruler: Grand Vizier


Klaatu is the second of my “Free Cities”  and sits further north than anything but Claytonia.  It is the home of the Mercenaries Guild, which has been looking for a home for some time now.  The people here also have their own unique religion, where they worship an ancient legendary warrior named “Gothmog”.

Flag of Klaatu

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Free City of Verata

Built By: MentokMinecraftr (Seth Barden)
Capitol: Verata City Hall
Ruler: Grand Council


Verata is the third of my “Free Cities”.  It is the center of healing for this world, as it is home to the Citadel of Healing – the Healers Guild.  The Adventurers Guild is also located here.  The city is ruled by an elected council, and is the only true democracy in Alpha.

Flag of Verata

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Free City of Nikto

Built By: MentokMinecraftr (Seth Barden)
Capitol: Bastion’s Stronghold
Ruler: Chancellor


Nikto is the last of my Free Cities. The city contains a large fortified stronghold, a gold mine, my version of the “Iron Bank”, and the Alchemists Guild.  In the past, Nikto was ruled by an evil lord who had slaves to run his gold mine.  The slaves revolted, and this became a Free City.

Flag of Nikto

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Frozen Land of Nador

Built By: MentokMinecraftr (Seth Barden)
Capitol: Arthur’s Crossing
Ruler: Prince of Nador


Nador and Arthur’s Crossing are my next long-term project.  The Frozen Land of Nador is a large frozen continent to the east of Denbar.  Arthur’s Crossing will be a city-state in the middle of the frozen landscape.

Arthur’s Crossing will start as a smaller town, and over time will grow into one of my more massive cities.

Flag of Arthur's CrossingFlag of Arthur’s Crossing

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