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The bulk of the Minecraft series is composed of a semi-improvised comedy drama, where Lewis and Simon play the parts of Xephos, a heroic 'Spaceman', and Honeydew, a mighty dwarf, respectively. The series is set in the fictional land of Minecraftia, where Xephos and Honeydew encounter a range of colourful characters, and, by virtue of their talent and skill (and arguably a succession of lucky flukes), become worshipped as mighty heroes by the citizens of the land. Although originally simply trying to survive and thrive in Minecraftia, Xephos and Honeydew quickly find themselves thrown into battle against an ancient evil, Israphel, and by Season 3, are engaged in a full-scale war against Israphel and his Cult of weirdos. The Israphel Saga can be divided into three Seasons:
Xephos and Honeydew arrive in the mysterious lands of Minecraftia; after an uncomfortable first night, the pair begin to establish a base, the Yogcave, and set about on a series of misadventures exploring and mining the lands around the Yogcave, even building a (non-functional) Hellgate. Shortly after they happen across a variety of strange, man-made structures, Xephos and Honeydew are attacked in the night by a shadowy figure by the name of Israphel; chasing him, they encounter the town of Terrorvale.
After arriving in Terrorvale, Xephos and Honeydew begin to perform tasks for the inhabitants of the town, Old Peculier, Daisy Duke and Reverend John. They soon find that Daisy has been kidnapped, and that Reverend John is an agent of an unnamed Dark Lord, assumed to be Israphel. Killing the Reverend, the two heroes then set out to save Daisy, aided by Old Peculier, and discover that Israphel has taken Daisy to a fortress he has built underneath Terrorvale. Xephos, Honeydew and Peculier fight their way through the fortress, defeating Creeper Boss and Zombie Boss, but Israphel flees with the captive Daisy before they can approach him. Giving chase, Xephos and Honeydew follow Israphel back to the Hellgate they built, but are unable to chase him through it because Israphel teleports them to a strange island.
Season 2: Survival IslandEdit
Right when Xephos and Honeydew are about to enter the portal, Israphel teleports them to Survival Island, with limited resources. (Old Peculier was most likely teleported to or near Mistral City.) They attempt to scrape out a meager living, even having to conserve dirt, and find strange treasures, traps and challenges hidden underneath the island. After sighting a mysterious flying object in the sky, the pair construct a simple, illuminated 'help!' sign. A few days later, they surface from an underground excursion to find that the object they had seen was an airship, piloted by Skylord Lysander, who is accompanied by Old Peculier. Old Peculier informs the heroes that they must return to Minecraftia, in order to defeat the evil they had encountered in Season 1. Xephos and Honeydew board the airship, and leave Survival Island to return to Minecraftia.
Season 3: Shadow of Israphel (Still in Progress)Edit
Season 3 encompasses the heroes' efforts to stop Israphel and rescue the captured Daisy, with the help of old friends such as Knight Peculier (presumed deceased) and Skylord Lysander, and new ones like Father Braeburn, Templar Adaephon, Isabel Peculier, and many others. The heroes also slowly unlock the mysteries of the past, discovering the Sand Wars, the story of Verigan and Karpath, Knight Peculier's past, and the origins of Israphel and the Evil beneath the Sands. The series is still going on, and, with Knight Peculier (presumably) dead, the heroes must find their way through the perilous Desert to stop Israphel's evil plot and, of course, save Daisy Duke.
Sips and Sjin's Minecraft seriesEdit
Sips and Sjin arrive in Mootopia where they build a company from the ground up and must protect themselves from the nefarious Beaver Mafia of Beaver Dale.
Season 2 episode list
Sips and Sjin have to pick up the pieces after the Beaver Mafia's attack. They must prepare themselves to rescue their faithful sheep Guy and avenge their fallen friends.
Season 3 (Currently in Progress)Edit
Season 3 episode list
Sips and Sjin find themselves in a whole new world away from Fort Crappington and must figure out how to survive.
Main Article: Tekkit
The Tekkit series is the other major Minecraft series. It began as various Let's Play/Custom Map/Mod series on different channels but quickly turned into corporate warfare, mostly between Sjips Co. and Honeydew Inc. but with other companies and organisations taking part as well. Nearly all Yogscast members produce Tekkit videos.
Feed The BeastEdit
Main Article: Feed The Beast
The Tekkit series was changed into a hybrid of Tekkit and Feed The Beast that is usually called Yogcraft.
Main Article: Voltz
The Voltz series is a mod pack played by Lewis, Simon, Duncan, Sjin, Sips, and Ridgedog while the Tekkit server was down.
Main Article: Custom/Adventure Maps episode list
Note: This section will be constantly edited and updated.
Note: The writing of the Custom/Adventure Maps Episode List is currently in process.
Simon and Lewis often slotted in custom/adventure maps to play in between the main storyline. They are short minor story-lines that they use for entertainment as the main storyline is in making. There are currently 159 custom and adventure map episodes (as of the 6th October 2012). Many Yognau(gh)ts upload their custom maps to the Yogscast Forum, Lewis or Simon then picks one at random for them to play.
Lewis and Simon have been known to test Mods that they might use in SoI. They have also tested some for their YogBox mod pack.
Recently they changed their Mod showcase into a series called YogLabs.
The Yogscast Minecraft series is semi-improvised, with friends of Lewis and Simon taking on the roles of the various characters in the series. It is currently unknown how many people from this group of characters are 'NPCs', or who they are made up of. This group builds and designs most of the maps and structures in the Israphel Saga, although Lewis stated in a Nordrassil Radio interview that he had built one of Mistral City's airships. He did not reveal how much input Simon and himself have in the building process. In the same interview, Lewis and Simon revealed that they had very little knowledge of the plot or direction that the series is going to take. In this way, the NPCs act as 'Dungeon Masters' for the series, giving Lewis and Simon tasks and quests to drive the plot forwards. Lewis and Simon communicate with each other through voice chat, which provides the series' commentary, but can only communicate with NPCs using the in-game chat function, and vice versa. It is quite possible, however still unknown whether or not the NPC group also uses a similar method of out-of-game communication to co-ordinate their actions. In the same fashion, there is a possibility that the NPCs listen to Simon and Lewis' voice chat. The NPCs would do this in order to steer them back to the right track if they are about to do something which would ruin the plot somehow. For example, while Lysander was locked up, Simon suggested that they just “Blow the hinges of of this,” with TNT, instead of getting the key, to which Lysander immediately replied “NO!!!!!!!!”, however it is possible that Lysander merely saw the TNT in Simon's hand and responded as such.
Main Article: Characters
- Xephos (Lewis Brindley) [Confirmed]
- Honeydew (Simon Lane) [Confirmed]
- Knight Peculier (Duncan Jones) [Confirmed]
- Skylord Lysander (Phatima) [Rumoured]
- Daisy Duke
- Karparth Antioch (Lewis Brindley) (We have seen that he has access to the Karparth account as shown in the livestreams)
- Isabel Peculier (Joakim Hellstrand) [Confirmed]
- Verigan Antioch (Simon Lane) (He has access to the Verigan account)
- Pirate Tinman (Tinman) [Note - Tinman was fired]
- Swampy Bogbeard (Duncan Jones) [Confirmed]
- Skylord Jasper (Chris Lovasz) [Rumoured]
- Shiplord Hubert
- Strongman Bruno (Phatima) [Rumoured]
- Fumblemore (Duncan Jones) [Confirmed]
- Um Bongo (Martyn Littlewood) [Confirmed]
- Granny Bacon (Chris Lovasz) [Confirmed]
- Templar Adaephon (Joakim Hellstrand)[Confirmed]
- Spacker LeChuck (Paul Sykes)[Confirmed]
- Madame Nubescu (Paul Sykes) [Confirmed]
- Father Braeburn
- Mr.Banjo (Joakim Hellstrand) [Confirmed]
- Zombie Boss (leader of the Zombies)
- Creeper Boss (leader of the Creepers)
- Jock Fireblast
- Skylord Vitali
- King Finbar
- Creeper Boss
Main Article: Minecraftia
Minecraftia is the land that our heros' story takes place. There are many locations that they come across throughout the episodes.