The Dark Constructions are structures that mysteriously appeared during Shadow of Israphel. At first it seemed obvious that they had been built by Israphel, but it is possible that they were built by the people of Minecraftia a long time ago, and are much older than first thought.
List Of Known Dark ConstructionsEdit
Information regarding each Dark Construction to have appeared in chronological order.
|The Mysterious Tree||An oddly shaped tree just outside of The YogCave. It was the first Dark Construction to be discovered by the pair. It seems to have a two-pronged fork-like shape and is rather tall. It first appeared in Minecraft - Part 6: The Mysterious Tree and was trimmed by Honeydew for materials.|
The Lava PyramidEdit
The Lava Pyramid was first discovered by Xephos and Honeydew at the end of Minecraft - Part 6: The Mysterious Tree and explored by Honeydew and Xephos in Minecraft - Part 7: The Trial of the Pyramid and Minecraft - Part 9: Epic Dungeon Loot.
The pyramid itself is made primarily of sandstone and capped with gold. The interior consists mostly of a giant pool of lava and stepping stones. Across the other side of the lava is a platform set of three chests which contained seventeen torches, three pieces of pork and four eggs. It was later seen to have been damaged, most likely in the crash of The Celaeno. The Pyramid was originally thought to be the work of Israphel, but it is noted that the Pyramid predates both the creation of the Hellgate and Israphel's debut. However, since other aspects of Israphel's work (The YogCave back door's trap) pre-date the Gate, this does not mean he did not create the Pyramid. It was used in a mod spotlight as the location for Lewis' cheese portal to the moon.
When naturally spawning Desert Temples were added in Minecraft 1.3, Lewis questioned if Jeb had got the idea from the Lava Pyramid, but this is unlikely.
The Igloo is a small hut constructed out of snow blocks with a firepit in the center. Not much is known about it other than the possibility that it was created by Israphel. Honeydew was quite assertive the igloo was made of wool blocks, and he never found out he was wrong.
In Duncan and Sjin's Skyblocks series, it was revealed that Duncan's first creation in Minecraft was an igloo with fire inside. He said "Ha Ha, it's not melting." an insult to Notch about the realisim in Minecraft. This is likely to be the very same igloo, meaning the other Dark Creations may not be Israphels work.
In Artisan #3 Doctor's Orders on the main channel, Duncan confirmed that the Igloo in Shadow of Israphel was indeed his creation and that he was surprised torches did not melt the snow.
The Hidden MineshaftEdit
In Minecraft - Part 8: The Quest for the Bucket, at precisely 9:50 in an incorrectly loaded chunk an underground staircase lit by torches can be seen. At no point on screen are either Honeydew or Xephos digging this tunnel so it can be assumed that either someone else dug it or one of them dug it off screen. Since it is unlikely to have been dug by our heroes, it was presumably built by Israphel, and may have been his escape route after his first attack on The YogCave.
Stonehenge also appeared in Minecraft - Part 7: The Trial of the Pyramid.
Stonehenge is a smaller version of a real life site. It is composed of several stones in arches. Not much is known about this place other than the possibility that it was created by Israphel. Yet, if you look closely, it seems to spell out the word 'Lalna', which is Duncan Jones' username.
In Minecraft - Part 20: Terrible Switchback Stairs, Xephos spies a torch in the distance while exploring the top of the backdoor to The YogCave. Honeydew and Xephos make their way over and discover the Clay House.
The Clay House is a small roofless hut made of clay bricks and overgrown with trees. It is empty with no signs of furniture or items aside from a few torches and pillars.
Not much is known about this place other than the possibility that it was created by Israphel as a secret hideout to spy on our heroes.
The Mysterious TreeEdit
An oddly shaped tree just outside of The YogCave. It was the first Dark Construction to be discovered by the pair. It seems to have a two-pronged fork-like shape and is rather tall. It first appeared in Minecraft - Part 6: The Mysterious Tree and was trimmed by Honeydew for materials.
Not much is known of this tree other than the possibility that it was created by Israphel. It may have burned down/been destroyed, either in the crash of The Celaeno, or in the destruction of The YogCave itself.