Back from the dead...Cheating Death
The ancient builders were a race of religious people. They built temples and monuments to worship there Gods who were believed to have created them, and blessed them with intelligence. The Villagers and their subspecies the Illagers, were a people of magic and superstition who worshiped pagan Gods. The villagers were few in numbers compared to ancient builders and lived much simpler lives in simple villages. The ancient builders however made extravagant megastructures all over the earth, as such ancient builders did not believe in the villagers Gods pagan Gods as they saw the villagers as inferior, and believed there teachings blasphemous. Due to the unethical workings of the Illagers who tried to harness the power over life and death and eventually succeeded in creating the totem of undying, there first taboo would not compare to their attempt to create life. This angered the Gods and they cursed the overworld, the powers over life and death used in the creation of the Totem of undying raised the dead corpses of the dead humanoid beings creating zombies and skeletons, the sphagnum Pete moss known for spontaneous combustion and electrochemical properties would evolve to become the creeper, alas the Illagers were caste out from the village to build large mansion in the woodlands. The abominations caused the ancient builders to flee to there monuments and not aid the villagers in their battle.
The deep end...Sleeping with the fishes
The ancient builders went to there monuments made of prismarine, a block with a recipe unknown to Steve and built guardians also with methods unknown to Steve, the guardians killed the abominations, but a new threat had come in the form of phantoms, they came in the night and killed the ancient villagers in large numbers, clearly it was an enemy invisible to there eyes. The ancient builders were not ignorant and started building the elder guardian, a guardian capable of seeing even invisible enemies and at last the ancient builders found sanctuary, but the curse upon the overworld would soon surface again to create the monsters of the sea. The tides began to rise and overtake the monument, the ancient builders knew they had to find a legendary item, the heart of the sea. The plan was supposed to be simple find the heart of sea and make an even bigger structure on top of the monument they had already built. This was to be done so as to move the guardians and elder guardians to this new structure. They set out amongst the oceans by the hundreds and searched for the item of legend but unfortunately they failed. The ancient builders who set out on massive ships perished to the waves and drowned, but the curses effects had not finished, the dead ancient builders rose from there watery graves though they had already drowned they could not die from it. Now they wonder the sea unable to be killed by drowning lest they be killed by battle. The remaining ancient builders who remained at the prismarine monument fled, taking all of there gold which was seen as a religious material. They went to higher ground which is what is considered land now.
Into The Nether...Return to sender
Unable to find refuge in the overworld they made a portal to who knows where unable to simply jump inside in fear of death they had a stand into do so. They grabbed pigs against their will and threw them threw the portal and entered a place comparable to the netherworld. The pigs travelled and soon split into different groups based on there diet, some would eat the nothing and became the undead Zombie Pigmen, some would eat the warped fungi and become the Piglin and some would eat the crimson fungi and become the Hoglin. Eventually the Ancient Builders would travel to the nether with what little tools they possessed, they arrived in the nether and were confronted with strong enemies, on top of the ghasts, blazes and magma cubes, they also faced the zombie pigmen, Hoglins and piglins. Due to them lacking fighting experience even on the overworld as zombies, skeletons, drowned and phantoms had only recently surfaced, they built large super structures just as they always had. Whilst building these nether fortresses some died and they were buried in the sand of the nether, the souls filled with undying displeasure of being buried in a foreign place, for having to endure such a harsh environment created soul sand, there souls being unable to fall into non-existence or go to a possible different plane of existence would continue to live a life of inaction, a fate worse then hell, and on occasion the bones of the dead would only partially wither and turn black and would be possessed by the souls desperate to have movement and dispense justice on those who made them come here (explaining why whither skeletons are black and why normal skeletons are white due to different methods of creation) having to fight even greater threats in the nether (ghasts, blazes, magma cubes and even the newly created wither skeletons, zombie pigmen, piglens and hoglins) they fled but since they were aware of supernatural powers that were at work they took the soul sand and the partially withered bones of there comrades.
Another reason for there downfall was after there dead had passed and created soul sand netherwarts were created, it was feed to the pigs they brought with them as they crossed over and it too also turnEd them into an undead zombie pigmen, but unlike the traditional zombie pigmen they had telepathic abilities, capable of knowing the thoughts and states of other pigmen due to the souls in the soul sand linking them, this lead to even the other zombie pigmen consuming the netherwarts joining them psychically.
Body Guard...The Beginning?
The ancient builders upon arriving sought refuge to heal, this time they would interact with those who they considered pagan and inferior, they went to the villages who believed in magic. They found refuge in the villagers who had created an Iron defender an Iron Golem to protect them, as if the Gods the Villagers worshipped had created life in an entirely new being, a being that sought only to protect the villagers. This new creature fascinated the ancient builders, especially as it was a new form of life. The ancient builders not wanting to bury there dead any longer, decided to create life, the same way they had witnessed the the whither skeletons rising from the soul sand as new life, and the birth of the Iron Golem, they too wanted to use the souls in the soul sand to give there dead brethren life in a new form. They had the souls, all they needed was a body, so they copied the blue print of the Iron Golem, a humanoid being that lived to protect the villagers, it was not merely a machine it picked up roses as to show it was capable of determining what was beautiful, and gave them to other villagers to share the sentiment and by nature fought valiantly to protect the village from anything including the ancient builders should they act hostile. Ultimately it was a new form of life, it was made from iron and a pumpkin acting as the head, the place where decisions and thought occur and belief spawned the Iron Golem. Now the ancient builders had a blueprint, so they too decided to make a new life form, they used the souls of the soul sand as the base, and placed the nether skeleton heads on top of it. The being was complete, now all they expected was for a fallen comrade to be resurrected, little did they know the soul sand prison caused the souls to become disturbed and displeased, and the being exploded, as if angry for being brought back in another form and not being buried in the overworld, it hunted down the ancient builders, it was personal. The Wither lay waste to everything the builders touched and every living, it caused the land to wither away leaving wither roses.
The End? & The End.
The ancient builders fled underground they mined deep into the ground leaving there handy work and a myriad of abandoned mine shafts. They dug until they had gotten to a safe place underground and had little to fear. They constructed a stronghold to keep them safe, and in the journey to such a destination successfully acquired a large amounts of resources, they built the end portal and prepared to leave, they constructed the end portal frames and ender pearls with methods unknown to Steve, whilst building it they were attacked by silverfish and there was great enmity between the two creature. Nevertheless the ancient builders prepared in case the threat was as great as the wither, they collectively wore diamond armour. Finally they went through the portal, the silverfish followed and the land they had gone to was not a peaceful, they were confronted with the dragon, it was neutral only ever attacking when it was hungry, it ate to survive, the ancient builders knew this, and with there wisdom knowing to feed a lion food so not to get eaten themselves, using the resources they had and knowing the ghast tears had regenerative properties made a crystal out of it to heal the dragon forever. And so the contract was made, the ancient builders would live peacefully with the dragon as it it would no longer get hungry, but soon the villagers began to grow hungry also, they had soon run short on supplies from the overworld and switched to eating the chorus fruit, the silverfish did so too, they ate all the chorus fruit, they adapted to reach higher and gained the ability of teleportation and would quickly eat all the chorus fruit on the ender dragons island. They then teleported to other islands for there diet. They would then eat chorus fruit in moderation and build large cities as they always have, however the chorus fruit would change there vision, end stone would appear like cobblestone through there eyes, water like lava, (go into spectator mod as enderman) and even being in water would cause such mental and psychological pain it could cause even death. There is only a fixed amount of Endermen The Adapted Ancient Builders Of The End and all of them now the fear and the sting of lava. The enderman upon meeting Steve and him having different colour from there perspective Steve would still resembles them and how they used to look, in terms of height and stature but so do Zombies and as such hitting one causes it to believe you are a zombie. The Ancient Builders would build their last Super structure, they built the End City and End Ship to remind them of the people they used to be, they placed there belongings inside the chest, and one ancient builder would craft the elytra Wings and forget why he made it. They would remain in the end and lose the ability to build and craft, merely keeping the ability to grab and place blocks. Though it should be known despite there adaptation they still speak English with the only words they can remember being limited to “hey”, “hello”, “what’s up” and “look for the eye”. Despite their nature and adaptation they still have their best interests toward Steve son of the ancient builders.
And what of the wither that was above land?
The ancient builders succeeded if only they had left later rather then sooner, the wither so full of rage would eventually find inner peace in forgiving and forgetting, forgetting everything in fact, it would forget all its past lives as the soul sand is a collection of souls not only one soul. It would transform into the being known as Steve, a perfect being who is truely immortal, incapable of being killed due to he’s extensive amount of lives(souls) and that is why Steve is the only one up there, and why he’s ancestors or creators have disappeared, only the Minecraft Gods know of this tale. The tale of a perfect beings creation. A tale about Steve’s creation.
Or maybe I’m wrong maybe Steve isn’t the result of forgiving and forgetting, what if Steve is a result of division. What if the withers souls were at war, some wanting to find peace. Just like the tale of Unicron and Primus what if the Wither begat Peace and Chaos. Steve and he’s chaotic brother Herobrine.
I thought of doing something not related to marvel or dc so I made this Minecraft lore based on the hints made in the game and mostly from the Theories made by THE GAME THEORIST combined with my own knowledge to make this.
But let this not be the end keep post your theories