For the article on Rotherhythe's central area, See Rotherhythe Keep
Rotherhythe is a collective of small towns in the Northern region of the Outpost owned and operated by TheSecondLord and Mattesco. Currently based out of Rotherhythe Keep, the oldest official settlement at the outpost, the fortress that marks the centre of the region. It's extensive history of politics, culture and all that comes with it's smaller subsections are documented here in their own rights under the "Rotherhythe in Writing" project, which seeks to make information about the settlement more accessible. Under this program you can find all you need to know below.
The area is best known for being host to the annual Christmas Festival during the month of December
Lord of Rotherhythe
Crown Prince of Rotherhythe
Mattesco (Until December 27 2023)
To be Crowned
The Greater Rotherhythe area encompasses a large portion of land in the Northern Outpost Region aswell as an enclave in Old Spawn.
For more information: Rotherhythe Keep
Rotherhythe Keep is at the heart of the region. An enormous fortress based out of a mountain, it has played host to many worldwide events and community projects, establishing itself as one of the most successful private settlements on UV.
With it's famous courtyard "The World's Stage" hosting many community events and projects over the years, it has become the most common thought when Rotherhythe as a state is brought to mind.
It's function is the beating heart of the region, hosting it's core storage facilities aswell as being the home to transport networks including the EGRK Expressway.
Deeper details on the Keep are on it's own wiki page as linked above, featuring it's history, event pedigree, and subdivisions that make up the entire facility.
For more information: Brasshelm Town
Brasshelm town is the town directly outside of Rotherhythe Keep. Featuring the relocation of the Christmas Market and the hosting of the Harvest Festival providing a more permanent shopping location on site. It also marks the first time any public housing was built in the Rotherhythe region on the platform by Mr._Byzantines dinosaur.
The town is the principle market space of Rotherhythe, with numerous shops occupying the space and many events due to arrive. Kicked off by the Harvest Festival of 2023.
The design scheme for this area is based around that of Howl's Moving castle, following a more industiral French scheme with grandeur and steampunk extras to keep it in line with the surrounding area.
The aesthetic was designed by TheSecondLord
For more information: Coppergate Valley
Coppergate Valley is Rotherhythe's second area, and first town. Located north of Rotherhythe Keep and viewable from the Talla Olimpigaech Ice Hockey rink. The town pays homage to medieval themes by maximising traditionalist medieval styles over those of Rotherhythe Keep. It shares the blackstone and Copper scheme on it's buildings lower layers, but resorts to deepslate to differentiate the upper ones.
Coppergate Valley is due to be built throughout Autumn 2023 when Bass Pro Shops will move into the town joining the already existing pub on site. This town can be accessed from the core Rotherhythe portal network in the nether.
The towns key sport is Ice Jousting
For more information: Savahford
Savahford is a small town located directly between Evergreen and Rotherhythe. Initially it's own independent town, it was absorbed into the Greater Rotherhythe Area in September 2022 due to complications over leadership culminating in a transfer.
The town was built initially to accomodate the proposed land route from Evergreen to Rotherhythe. Serving as a stop-over and a break stop on the route, it would eventually be built up even despite the cancellation of the overworld nature walk in favour of the EGRK Expressway. The town would later be taken up by Kulesteraa and join the Expressway project.
Shortly after the building of Matt's World Tour #1 in the town, the administration was cancelled and Savahford joined Rotherhythe
For more information: TheSecondLord's Base
TheSecondLord's Base is a castle build north west of Old Spawn, and to the West of Wolven and The Swamp.
The castle was the initial home to TheSecondLord, and for a while Mattesco. Hosting Second's main storages all the way until May 2022 in which everything was transferred out of the old base and into Rotherhythe.
Alot of Rotherhythe's key heritage begins with this castle.
Documentation about it's history is missing and rare to come by, meaning that the main story behind it is unknown.
Rotherhythe is host to many world renowned events that have taken place over the history of UV
Annual / Frequent events
These are events that Rotherhythe host's on either an annual scheduled basis, or as a frequently recurring event.
Ice Hockey / Jousting
Rotherhythe is the spiritual home to the sport of Ice Hockey, having hosted the sport 6 times since February 2022. Rotherhythe Keep is the principle host of the sport, being the home of the Talla Olimpigaech arena, which is the key venue for UltraVanilla Ice Hockey events. Having first hosted the sport for the 3rd UltraVanilla Olympics in 2022, and overseeing the first Ice Hockey Summer Showdown events, which are Rotherhythe's own in-house sporting event purely for Ice Hockey.
For the IV Olympic Games, Rotherhythe added Ice Jousting to it's program of events.
The Christmas Festival
The Christmas Festival, first hosted in 2022, is an annual Christmas celebration in Rotherhythe Keep where multiple events and a themed Christmas Market are set up surrounding the Courtyard in the centre of the Palace. The central space, which changes per season of the year, is dressed in festive fashion to allow for a unique experience that engages the visitors and shop owners with the celebration of the holiday season. In 2022, this event was recorded as a resounding success, and is due to return for December 2023.
One Time Events
These are events that have been hosted once, or do not follow a regular pattern.
IV UV Olympics - Ceremonies
On April 29th 2023, Rotherhythe will host the Opening Ceremony to the 4th UltraVanilla Olympic Games, and a day later will witness the closing ceremony as well.
45th USUV Meeting
The 45th USUV Meeting came to Rotherhythe in October 2022. Making use of Rotherhythe Keep's new meeting hall, located within the Copper Gatehouse that acts as the landmark of the Rotherhythe region.
1st OPC Meeting
The first meeting of the Outpost Community took place in Rotherhythe in February 2023, marking the very first time all Outpost settlements came together to build a community discussion group. The meeting occurred in Rotherhythe Keep's central hall, their main gathering venue located inside the Copper Castle which was constructed principly for this meeting.
Foreign Relations of the State
Embassies in Rotherhythe
Rotherhythe is home to 9 diplomatic missions from other States, all of these are located in Rotherhythe Keep
Embassies from Rotherhythe
Rotherhythe intends to build embassies to other states in the near future. Presently, one exists in the form of the USUV HQ Room. Some embassies from other states are currently not available to be returned due to them not allowing for the construction of them.
- Cyprus (Owed, Not accepting Embassies)
- Krill Lanka (Owed, Not accepting Embassies)
- Malbork (Planned and Permitted)
- Illyria (Planned, awaiting permission)
- Tegridy (Planned, awaiting permission)
- Malus (Planned and Permitted)
- Totemia (Planned and Permitted)
- Eden (Planned and Permitted)
- Steambolt (Planned and Permitted)
- Evergreen (Planned and Permitted)
- USUV HQ
Present Foreign Relations
Rotherhythe became a provisional member of the USUV on April 23rd 2022. Alongside Totemia at the 36th USUV Meeting in Evergreen, At the 38th Meeting in Cloud City, Rotherhythe would be elected to a full membership.
On October 30th 2022, Rotherhythe hosted the 45th USUV Meeting.
One of Rotherhythe's initial motives was to build a community for the outpost, hoping to bring the region closer together and to bring focus and light to the vast array of possibilities for the outpost's future if integrated.
The first OPC meeting took place in Rotherhythe on February 25th 2023.
Rotherhythe's official relations with Eden began when the Eden embassy opened up in February 2023.
Rotherhythe's northern neighbour, Steambolt, is also a steampunk town. The two towns share a common name under the term "Steam Team" which was first used in their successful bid to co-host the Redstone Expo. Steambolt has an embassy in Rotherhythe. The two will construct an overworld rail link between eachother.
Rotherhythe & Evergreen share a diplomatic history spanning most of 2022. With the beginning of a plan to bring the two closer together (culminating in the EGRK Expressway) strengthening the relationship between them.
Since August 2022, construction on the First Rotherhytherian Embassy has been ongoing in the Southern hills of Evergreen, making this Rotherhythe's first diplomatic endeavour.
This embassy was relocated to the EGRK Station in 2023. Evergreen was given an embassy site in Rotherhythe Keep in exchange.
Illyria opened an embassy in Rotherhythe Keep in December 2022. Hosting Lez's collection of Rotherhythe awards aswell as a monument dubbed the copper barrel. A monument of friendship that signals to Illyria's Brewing heritage and Rotherhythe's traditional copper design.
Totemia host's an embassy in Rotherhythe Keep, aswell as being home to the currently under construction embassy of Rotherhythe Keep, upon opening, it will be the first embassy constructed, however it will be recognised as the 2nd, since the 1st in Evergreen was planned out for construction beforehand.
Malbork opened a Rotherhythe embassy in December 2022, a calming space designed by Kowcio to represent Malbork's culture and design, featuring many maps, arts, and banners from the region.
The embassy of Malus can be found in Rotherhythe Keep, it was created in December 2022 as part of the first wave of embassies, alongside Malbork, Totemia and Illyria. Malus and Rotherhythe have a lengthy history together, having competed in a unified team for the Olympic Games in 2023
Terni became the first town to open an embassy in the Second Wave, opening up in the Brasshelm Town zone of the Castle.
Previous Foreign Relations
Rotherhythe & Savahford were previously linked together via the friendship of their leaders.
Co-Founder of Rotherhythe, Mattesco, and Founder of Savahford, Kulesteraa, were both involved in the history of the region.
In September 2022, Savahford was incorporated into the Rotherhythe district, discontinuing foreign relations as both are now conducted under one policy.
Relations to organisations
Mattesco, Co-Founder of Rotherhythe, is involved with the Olympic Committee on the server, currently partaking in the development of the All-Stars event.
Mattesco is the current owner of the Tesco franchise. The company is currently working to rebuild.
Television on UV
Rotherhythe hosted the first Television studios under Channel 416 before the company was moved to AC/DC in Alliance City.