Shakespeare in Jurassic Park is a group residing in Cabertown initially run by Rythian from Blackrock Stronghold to exact revenge on Sjin and Duncan for the destruction of the previous Tekkit world. By season 3 of Rythian's Tekkit and Yogcraft series, Blackrock Chronicle - Rising, he has made peace with both of them and the group moved to the desert.
Before the group had been formed, Rythian, the would-be leader, wakes up buried underground on an island after being killed by Sjin and Duncan and set about getting back on his feet. Remaining optimistic and determined, Rythian gathers up as many resources as he could and relocates his base a few times. Eventually, Rythian sets out to find others, as he became aware of other people on the world when he found evidence of glowstone excavation in the Nether while gathering his own. Rythian finds Sips Co. who takes him in.
Tekkit with Sips and SjinEdit
Rythian pretends to have nothing and be in need of help and takes advantage of their facilities to further increase his power at the expense of helping the duo improve Sips Co. Rythian leaves shortly without notice after several episodes with them, and is replaced by Nilesy.
After gathering what he needed from Sips Co., Rythian announces his plans to find out what exactly happened in Sjin and Duncan's battle that destroyed the old world, and exact revenge on them both. He quickly meets up with Zoey, who falls out of the sky, and Teep, who killed Zoey; leading the two to confront him in his cave and strike a deal that they work together. The trio set about building a fortress from which Rythian can use what he gathered to build up his power and carry out his plans.
In their first journey to gather resources, Rythian and Zoey left Teep behind to guard the castle in order to gather more resources from the Nether, which proves eventful as they discovered a bug where they can die from fall damage despite their Rending Gales. After leaving, they accidentally end up in Honeydew Inc's Compound, which they explore and Zoey steals from; and briefly visit Sips Co. to see how they had progressed.
After a while, Zoey had put significant effort into building the castle, a farm, and creating a logo on the front. They also plant Interdiction Torches to fend off hostile mobs, and introduce two iron golems, Red Five and Johnny Iron; and a snow golem, Gilbert. After failing to find Ghost, a wolf Rythian used to guard their Nether Portal, they find and recruit his offspring, Ghost Jr. and Willow.
Zoey continues to build up the castle, and creates several non-science facilities and Rythian realises that his efforts to build up EE Matter were extremely fruitful, and that he could accomplish anything. They make a brief excursion into a town named Newpool where Zyluss and Daltos are fighting over a pool Nilesy had built, both claiming ownership over it. They try to help but abandon the situation; though Zoey becomes the town's ambassador.
Rythian then discovers Zoey's affiliation with Mushrooms, as she establishes a Mushroom named Barry as King because he had more spots than others of his kind. Zoey also reveals they have a baby volcano to look after. They hire Nilesy to build a pool for them, and continue working on their own projects, but then learn Teep has been kidnapped. Rythian is to meet his captor at the Captive Creeper, a bar, alone and unarmed.
Zoey shows Rythian her secret: BARRY is a supercomputer that carries the info of every player in the world, and uses it to deduce that Sjin is the culprit. Rythian is horrified at this betrayal, that Zoey was keeping all this science behind his back, but resolves to deal with it after they save Teep.
In Operation Dino Day, Rythian meets Sjin while Zoey rescues Teep, and takes him to an Enclave owned by the Brown Mushroom Rebels. Rythian and Sjin's meeting turns sour, with Sjin believing Rythian was a warmonger, and he leaves after seeing Zoey and Teep run off. However, Rythian returns to the castle to find they had abandoned him.
4 Weeks after Dino Day, Rythian has allowed the fort to fall into disrepair as he, broken and lost, continues to build up his weapons as the fight was all that mattered now. Teep quickly earns the trust of the Brown Mushroom Rebels, while Zoey feels a sense of unease, and seeks out Duncan for scientific tools with which she can defend herself. Rythian also goes after Duncan to confront him, but ends up in a forcefield trap, and Duncan reveals he has rigged Blackrock Hold, Rythian's castle, with a remote-activated nuclear device.
Zoey and Teep overhear this confrontation and the former decides it's time to leave the rebels and come back to Rythian to help him. Before meeting the Rebel Council, Zoey attempts to contact Rythian. Meanwhile, Rythian deactivates the solar-powered forcefield and returns to the castle to find it devastated by Dragonfire. He finds Gilbert, who went into hiding, but is unable to get any information from his mute companion. He decides to go to the Crooked Caber, a nearby bar owned by Ravs, and drowns his sorrows of missing Zoey. He recovers, and goes back to Blackrock Hold, discovers the nuclear device is being protected, and reluctantly checks out BARRY. He finds that Zoey is trying to talk with him, and after a brief conversation, Rythian wanted to tell her of how he missed, needed and loved her, but the computer he was using exploded in his face.
On meeting the Council, Zoey explains her case, but Teep seemingly betrays and arrests Zoey; who wallows in jail for a while and forms a band, but then Teep hatches a secret plan to rescue her using TNT, the assistance of Johnny Iron and Gilbert, the latter of whom sacrifices himself to delay the Rebels and assassinate their leader, Jeff; allowing the others to escape.
Rythian has to fight off a horde of Endermen that are attacking the ravaged castle, and drives back the Enderdragon, who is flying in the sky above. Zoey reaches the castle and finds a nearly dead Barry, who turns out to be a mushroom and a supercomputer. He wishes Zoey well before passing away. Rythian and Zoey are reunited, and resolve to deal with the nuke together.
They assess and repair most of the damage to the castle, regroup their friends and companions, and Rythian strives to teach Zoey more magic. After arguing briefly about matters of the past, the two decide to be called Technomancers and get back to work. Rythian then spends a lot of time carrying out errands for Zoey, such as gathering Blaze Rods and other important tools to Zoey could hope to deactivate the nuke. Rythian spends much of this touring the world with Teep and Ravs, trying out some of the latter's more unusual concoctions.
After an incident at the Crooked Caber involving Ravs, Nilesy, a wired Teep and a horde of Chickens, Rythian and Zoey awkwardly leave the bar and set about tackling the nuke. The pair use Pokeballs to gather up all of their guards, pets, companions and bandmates, Rythian takes them and Teep away from the castle while Zoey attempts to disarm the Nuke alone with her harmonica, Fishton. Unfortunately, she cut the wrong wire, and the entire castle explodes.
Season 3: RisingEdit
24 hours after the explosion, Duncan is captured by a furious Rythian, who demands a truce between them and sends him on his way. Through the next few weeks, which are detailed here, Rythian finds a village in the desert named Sick Bay, and takes a nearly dead Zoey there for treatment, after expending vast amounts of energy and improvising a spell to save her life. The nuke had rendered most of his magic useless, so Rythian resorted to old magic, the Thaumanomicon. He updates his journal and discharges Zoey from the hospital after he decided she was more than ready, and the two set to work at a new base.
Zoey quickly explores the idea of building on her new bionic arm, which she used to replace her badly mangled limb, and thinks of a wide range of possibilities. They also use a teleporter to go back to the Crooked Caber, and find Fishton. They are successful, and teleport back, accidentally badly damaging Sick Bay and killing the mayor, whom Ravs replaces. Rythian finds that Zoey ended up in a strange world, in which she had to survive on coco beans, which she now needs to continually supply her arm, lest it explodes and kills her. The duo set out with Teep to find more and enter a portal into a strange new world.
In this new world, Rythian helps kill a Hydra, and is shocked by the presence of Endermen, realising the barrier between the worlds is weakening; before exploring a labyrinth and encountering some sort of mushroom dwelling. Meanwhile, Ravs builds up the town, now called Cabertown and is met by Nilesy, who builds a pool of questionable quality and applies for the job of Border Control Operator.
During the Christmas 2012 Livestreams, Sips and Sjin took over for a day, accompanied by Duncan and Sparkles, and played on the Yogscast Tekkit server. They built a large 'S' on the side of one of their buildings, which was coloured blue, orange and white, to symbolise Sips and Sjin's spacesuits. Sips, Sjin, Duncan and Sparkles* decided that when the donations reached £133,700, they would destroy Rythian's castle using the nuke placed underneath it by Duncan. Not surprisingly, Rythian didn't want Sips and Sjin to blow up his base, so he disabled the nuke, even though Ridgedog promised to load the server backup file afterwards, which would reset the destruction. To honour the fans that donated, Sips and Sjin decided to blow up the SipsCo. compound, followed by Duncan's Castle. SipsCo. was meant to be destroyed, but because of the anti-nuke measures on the server, they couldn't destroy it, but they managed to blow up Duncan's Castle and Rythian's base.
During the Civ 5 Livestream, Zoey, playing as the Celts, named her cities after mushrooms from the Blackrock Chronicles, namely Barry, Eggbert and Jeff. She also founded a religion named Mycology, whose followers "worship Barry the Mushroom." In other words, she based her empire on a Blackrock/mushroom theme.
- Head Wizard - Rythian
- Apprentice/Head Scientist/Mushroom Enthusiast/Ambassador to Newpool-Cabertown/Hacker Exordanire/Technomancer/Chocolateer/Doctor - Zoeya
- She had left but has now been welcomed back by Rythian after escaping from the Brown Mushroom Rebels.
- Zoey was horrifically injured from the Nuclear explosion when she failed to disarm the device, but Rythian managed to save her, using up most of his energy in the process.
- Pet(s) -
- Willow - Willow is a brown female dog, tamed by Zoey. She was tamed when Rythian went looking for Ghost but didn't find him. Willow is believed to be Ghost's Daughter and Ghost Jr.'s Sister.
- Ghost Jr. - Ghost Jr. is a grey/white male dog, tamed by Rythian. He was found with Willow and several other dogs when Rythian and Zoey were trying to find Ghost. Ghost Jr. is believed to be Ghost's son and Willow's Brother.
- Daisy - Daisy was their very first Mooshroom, created by Rythian as a sort of gift, though he was mainly messing around. Daisy is the Mother of Nilesy J.R.
- Steven - Was a second mooshroom created by Zoey to be Daisy's companion. At the time he was believed to be a Girl and was called Sally. When Nilesy fed Daisy and Sally Wheat, they had Nilesy JR. It was figured Sally was the Male and for a short time he was only referred to as 'Sssss'. He was later renamed Steven.
- Nilesy J.R. - A mooshroom that was born to Steven and Daisy, when Nilesy gave the 2 mooshrooms wheat. He was named by Nilesy as "Nilesy." Zoey suggested 'Nilesy Jr.' which Nilesy renamed as Nilesy J.R. because it sounded cooler. Nilesy wishes for Nilesy J.R. to join the pool business like him.
- Guard(s) - Johnny Iron, Red Five, Teep.
- Following Teep's kidnapping, he left with Zoey to join the Brown Mushroom Rebels. Later, he rejoined after escaping from the Brown Mushroom Rebels.
- Sword - Super Jim. He is currently in Teep's possession. Teep 'rescued' Super Jim from his grave before he was kidnapped by Sjin. Super Jim is still with Shakespeare in Jurassic Park, currently enchanted with unknown enchants by Teep.
- Mayor of Cabertown, owner of the Crooked Caber - Ravs
- Effectively joined Rythian, Zoey and Teep after the space time machine malfunctioned from its door being left open and left him in Sick Bay, later rechristened Cabertown.
- Jailhouse Six band members -
- Zoey - She is the vocalist of the group. She was imprisoned when she told King Jeff, leader of the Brown Mushroom Rebels, She wanted to go back to Blackrock Hold so she could defuse the bomb, also refusing to build a Super Computer for them.
- Fishton - A Fish Harmonica Zoey found in the chest in her jail cell while imprisoned at the Brown Mushroom Enclave.
- Paul - The Bass Guitar player, He is a villager who was imprisoned for unknown reasons.
- John - The Guitar Player, He is a Brown Mushroom who was imprisoned because he didn't pay for the war efforts against the red mushrooms and Barry. It is said he believes it wrong to fund to war in sacrifices of his hard earned money and food.
- George - Previously the Mushroom Organ Tuner who played at King Barry's Corronation. He is a red Mushroom and plays the keyboard. It is said he got captured by the red mushrooms when traveling outside of Blackrock Hold's borders. Zoey exclaims that's against the law and he had no right to do that.
- Ringo - Ringo is a Sheep who plays the drums. It is currently unknown as to why he was in jail, except only Zoey knows. All She has said is that it was disgusting and He was a bad influence on Willow and Ghost Jr.
- Guard(s) -
- Steven Sentre (presumed deceased, though in Sips And Sjin's livestream a villager was found and can be him)
- Red Five I AKA R-5a Unit (MIA)
- Johnny Iron I, Johnny Iron II and Johnny Iron III AKA J-Ia Unit, J-Ib Unit, and J-Ic Unit (MIA)
- Gilbert (killed by TNT used against Brown Mushroom Rebels)
- Pet(s) - Ghost Sr. (MIA)
- Former Supporter and resident to castle - King Barry The Mushroom (Rotted, later decimated by Rythian, hid the super-computer under the fort. Note: His crown fell off. Note: Was a real mushroom, not just a computer)
- Baby Jim - A baby volcano sometimes referred to as Rythian and Zoey's "baby" whose basalt was used in Blackrock Stronghold's construction. Based outside of Blackrock's territory but often babysat by Zoey and Nilesy before Zoey's departure for Cabertown.
- SipsCo. - Due to Sjin's involvement in The Tekkit War and killing Rythian in said War, They were the main enemy due to Sjin kidnapping Teep, though in Feed The World, Rythian visited Sjin's farm to agree on a non-aggression pact similar to what Duncan had agreed to (albeit under much more cordial terms).
- LividCoffee - Due to Duncan's involvement in the Tekkit war. In Rythian's revenge plot, Rythian originally had a neutral mindset towards Duncan, however Duncan shows to be very aggressive against Rythian, and plants a nuke under Blackrock Stronghold, which eventually explodes. Afterwards, Rythian trapped Duncan and forced him to agree into a passive non-aggression. However, Rythian still keeps a wary eye on him.
- Brown Mushroom Rebels - Imprisoned Zoey after she tried to leave without building their supercomputer.
- Organization presumed destroyed, as Gilbert blew up Jeff, their leader, with TNT, sacrificing himself while Teep and Zoey escaped, although revealed in Diamonds in the Rough that the organization still exists, and worships Gilbert as the "Kingsploder".
- Queen of The End (Ender Dragon) - Attacked Blackrock Stronghold.
- NewPool (Tolerated)
- The Mushroom Syndicate
- InTheLittleCorp - Possible Ally, stole from Honeydew Inc.
- Cabertown - Rav's rose to power thanks to Zoey's machine malfunctioning
- Honeydew Inc. - Rythian doesn't see the need to take them out unless they get in the way of the fight. Honeydew Inc., however, sees him as "the common enemy".
- Lombucket Industries - Possible Enemy or Ally. Close relations with Duncan, but Rythian showed a general like for Lomadia, going so far as to try to visit her before being shot down by the entry fee.
- MintyMinute's "The Captive Creeper" - Minty isn't really part of the War. She just owns the bar. There is currently no reason to involve her.
- Target: Rythian, Code: Shadow, Threat Level: Extreme, Weakness: Zoey, Last Location: Warning: Detected In Area, Notes: Definitely not secretly an enderman.
- Target: Xephos, Code: Spaceman, Threat Level: Minimal, No Contact, Weakness: Torches, Last Location: Honeydew Inc., Notes: Possible Alien?
- Target: Lalna, Code: Goggles, Threat Level: High, Under Surviellance, Weakness: Beardman, Last Location: Unrecognized Castle, Notes: Possible ally.
- Target: Honeydew, Code: Dwarf, Threat Level: Minimal, No Contact, Weakness: "Jaffa Cakes", Last Location: Honeydew Inc., Notes: Eliminate Spaceman.
- Target: Sips, Code: Stubbles, Threat Level: Moderate, Enemy allegiance, Weakness: Pools, Last Location: Unknown, Underground, Notes: Possible Vampire?
- Target: Nilesy, Code: Poolboy, Threat Level: None, Allied, Weakness: Minecraft, Last Location: Baby Jim, Notes: Knows things.
- Target: Lomadia, Code: Owl, Threat level: Minimal, No Contact, Weakness: Bigger Owls, Last Location: Unknown, Recon Required, Notes: Possible Ally.
- Target: Toby, Code: Hoodie, Threat level: Minimal, No Contact, Weakness: Littlewood, Last Location: Unknown, Notes: More info required.
- Target: Teep, Code: Greenman, Threat level: None, Allied, Weakness: Meat, Last Location: Brown Mushroom Enclave, Notes: I did it Rythian, I saved our dinosaur.
- Target: Zoey, Code: Red, Threat level: None she's totally awesome and also very good looking, Scared level:Very High, Last Location: Brown Mushroom Enclave; Notes: I'm sorry.
- Target: Littlewood, Code: Sapling, Threat level: Moderate, No contact, Weakness: Fire, Last Location: Unknown, Notes: More info required.
- Target: Zylus, Code: Decoy 1, Threat level: None, Allied, Weakness: Daltos, Last Location: Newpool, Notes: Claimant to Newpool Pool.
- Target: Daltos, Code: Decoy 2, Threat level: None, Allied, Weakness: Zylus, Last Location: Newpool, Notes: Claimant to Newpool Pool.
- Target: Strippin, Code: Rails, Threat level: Moderate, Allied with Goggles, Weakness: Planes, Last Location: Strippin Station, Notes: Possible Ally.
- Target: Minty, Code: Barmaid, Threat level: Moderate, No contact, Weakness: Happy Hour, Last Location: Visiting Honeydew Inc; Notes: Neutral.
- Target: Sjin, Code: Beardman, Threat level: High, Eliminate, Weakness: Sips, Last Location: Captive Creeper, Notes: Kill this guy okay; Power level: 604.
NOTE: B.A.R.R.Y. was left in disrepair between The Tekkit Chronicle and The Tekkit Rebirth and destroyed by Duncan's nuke at the end of Rebirth.
- Blackrock Stronghold (Destroyed)
- Teep's Watch Tower (Damaged)
- Rythian's Wizard/Mage Tower (Planning)
- Teep's Cave (unofficial)
- Rythian's Hut (Torn down for supplies)
- Nether Portal
- Barry's Royal Room (Destroyed, taken over by mobs)
- Zoey's Secret Lab (Destroyed, taken over by mobs)
- Several lit outposts to mark their territory
- Brown Mushroom Enclave (Converted into an adventure map)
- Temporary Base Camp
- Rythian has the exact opposite stance on magic and science that Sips has; Rythian hates using science and prefers magic opposed to Sips who hates magic and prefers science.
- Rythian's group is so far the only group in Tekkit who are not a company. This may be due to their initial goal, which, instead of producing goods, was to gather power and get revenge on Sjin and Duncan.
- The relations between Shakespeare in Jurassic Park and many other companies are as of yet unknown.
- It is rumoured that Rythian is in love with Zoey, it has been implied through many videos.
- Barry is not a mushroom; he is in fact a science computer which Zoeya set up without Rythian knowing. The so-called 'King Barry' was destroyed by Rythian in 'The Tekkit Rebirth #1'. Note; Now discovered that Barry is, in fact, a real mushroom, but is now deceased. Before passing away, Barry stated that he had wanted Rythian and Zoey to be back together.
- Rythian recently admitted that he has a deep hatred of the way Duncan "disrespects" magic and science, using it only for his own advantages and even goes as far as saying that this makes him worse than anyone else on the server, as at least the others respect their various methods
- In episode 1 of The Tekkit Rebirth, a red mushroom at the top of a shelf in the warehouse Teep was assaulting shouted "It's over Teep, I have the high ground", and then "Don't you try it!" This is possibly a reference to Star Wars Episode 3: The Revenge of the Sith when Obi Wan shouts the same lines to Anakin.
- Throughout the series, Rythian has had several references to Endermen. In episode 26 of Season One (Adventures), he spots an endermen that is glitching through the ground and does not teleport away. Rythian goes close to it, and you can hear him mumble "You-You're not supposed to come yet." before it disappears. This anomaly is pushed further when Rythian spots his screen in the B.A.R.R.Y. tracking system. His lamp is purple, the End's color, and it is noted that he "Is definitely not secretly an enderman." In The Tekkit Rebirth, he states over and over how much he hates endermen, and in the end of an episode he sees that his base is griefed, and states that the fire and patterns are from a dragon, presumably the Enderdragon. No players have been recorded visiting The End, but Sips Co. has decimated a section of the Nether with lava pumping. The only ones to have mentioned anything close to The End were InTheLittleWood (Martyn) and LikeTotallyToby (Toby), who spoke of setting up shop in the Stronghold—where the Ender Portal is. Additionally, when Rythian gets the void ring he states that it feels natural for him to teleport, and he feels pain holding Enderbane, a weapon that does bonus damage to Enderman.
- It's possible that the mysterious force Rythian and Zoey apparently awakened when they "dug too deep" could be a dragon as Rythian identifies that one attacked Blackrock Hold.
- Rythian has a strange connection to the pets of Blackrock, he never breaks a promise to rebuilding Gilbert, and doesn't put them directly into danger.
- It has also been hinted at that Zoeya is of relation to blazes, because in episode 1 of rebirth after she gets angry at Jeff she mysteriously starts a fire out of nowhere also in episode 4 of rebirth, she seemed to take an interest in the blaze powder from Duncan's EMC machine. Also, in episode 6, she started a fire to ward off Teep, and when she emptied her inventory, it was full of blaze rods and the blaze powder from Duncan. The combination of enderpearls from endermen and blaze powder from blazes creates eyes of ender, so it is being strongly hinted that there will be an enderdragon fight including Rythian and Zoeya in the future. Also Zoeya stated in few of the episodes that she never had problems with fire or lava.
- When Rythian was trapped in Duncan's forcefield, Duncan kept laughing as he couldn't stay in character, but Rythian chose to keep the entire scene in as it gave off that Duncan had a mad scientist vibe.
- In episode 65 of Duncan's Tekkit series, he returns to his castle after working on a project and coldly notes that Rythian, his 'lawn ornament' has escaped from the forcefield trap he setup.
- During the livestream hosted by Rythian, Zoey and Teep on December 13, 2012, they confirmed that the signs regarding "you dug too deep" are from an unknown source, and the creeper face was built by Duncan.
- It was also revealed in the livestream that Teep was only meant to be a background character, doing weird activities while the two carried out their series. The arrow that killed Zoey was in fact an accident, and they decided to improvise from there.
- In the 7th Tekkit; Rebirth episode, Rythian has a battle with the Enderdragon. The Enderdragon loses, but retreats, foreshadowing future battles.
- So far, all of the mushrooms in the series that have talked have actually been voiced by Teep.
- It's possible that Rythian has a title given by mushrooms: 'Enderborn' since Zoey read reports of how King Barry had been attacked by someone (or something) with that name, and his crown fell off. They might be talking about Rythian.
- Fans unofficially came up with the name after an expedition to the Nether where Rythian and Zoey gave each other the codenames "Romeo and Juliet". That, and Teep being a dinosaur made for "Shakespeare in Jurassic Park".
- Season 3 is going to be called 'The Tekkit Chronicle: Rising', as seen at the end of the season 2 recap.
- Shortly after the end of the second, Zoey's skin was found to have changed to something...really bad. However this skin was never seen in the series.
- Despite Rythian trapping Duncan and forcing him to accept a Non-Aggression Pact, Duncan has been laughing about him behind his back, first talking about hurling radioactive Bees at his base, and later laughing with Sjin about Blackrock Hold's destruction. Rythian has also made a note to keep an eye on the duo, lest they set off anymore nukes.
- Rythian keeping a close eye on the Nukes is apparently due to seemingly destroy Magic and several pieces of the environment, Rythian uses the Nuke's destructive capabilities to explain the canon reason why all the buildcraft pipes turned to sand (Among others), this fact, along with many others, are mentioned in Rythians Journal at the start of Season 3
- Rythian uses a specially made, very expensive shampoo and conditioner called Ethereal (Stated by Joakim on Tumblr).