Coherent Villages

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Coherent Villages

Filling your Minecraft world with more varied villages and their cultures!

By TheExceptionist


View of a Village


Soldier Riding a Horse 


LOOKING FOR ANY HELP! (DM me if interested)

Pre-Release Version Info:

Original Intent: 

My original intention for this mod was to simply allow the player to config where they would like villages to spawn and how frequently. However as I began to add more and more to it, this mod no longer serves just as a way to tinker with how vanilla villages spawn, and add some basic ways for a village to defend itself better. So if you only want something like what I described above, use the alpha and beta versions (I will probably update them across Minecraft versions) instead of the latest pre-release, as the pre-release is drastically different in scope than the other two.

Pre-Release Intent: 

My new intention for this mod is to make villages more life-like as well as portray historical cultures inside of Minecraft, possible even fantasy/custom cultures. Don't worry the Testificates will be back, but I will need to tweak before I can add them back.

 Enough With The Boring Pre-Faces!




  • Looking for artist
  • Looking for modelers
  • Looking for structure designers
  • Looking for game designers
  • Looking for coders

If Interest DM me or post on the GitHub page



The Overview:

The features of the Pre-release are split into categories based on the culture of the village


The Create Command 

Create NPCs on demand!


/create list

 To list the cultures you can create villagers from


/create <villager_culture> list

 To list the villagers you can create from a culture



/create nord list

Finally Use:

/create <villager_culture> <villager_type> <number_to_spawn>

 To spawn a villager with a specific type and culture into the world with the specified amount.



/create latin principle 10

Finished Cultures:



Nord Village

The Nords are a fierce people who've cultivated the forests and oceans. Loosely based off of early medieval Scandinavian culture. Features the strongest soldier types, but has a mediocre archer types and completely lacks mages and alchemists.


Spawn Biomes

  • Deep Ocean
  • Forest
  • Forest Hills
  • Frozen River
  • Frozen Ocean
  • Mutated Forest
  • River 
  • Frozen River 
  • Cold Taiga Hills



Warg - A particularly large and evil kind of wolf. Present in Nord Spawn Biomes at Night and in Nord Bandit Villages




Bjornserker - Incredible large bears who can knock multiple enemies back with an "Ground Pound Attack" as well as deal an incredible amount of damage with a standard swipe attack.


**Every now and then a Nord might spawn with the ability to turn into a Bjornserker 




Soldier Types:

Nord Footman - Standard Recruit for the Nords, typically has an axe and leather armor. Actually quite reliable for a soldier so common.


Nord Footman


Nord Axeman - An upgrade to the Nord Footman, has much better stats and equipment. Can upgrade to a Nord Huskarl.


Nord Axeman


Nord Warrior - An alternative upgrade for the footman, is better-equipped than the Axeman... but can upgrade any further.


Nord Warrior


Nord Huskarl - The strongest unit the Nords have to offer, physically surpassed by none of the other cultures.


Nord Huskarl



Archer Types:

Nord Archer - Well trained, but mediocre ranged unit for the Nords.   


Nord Archer



Regular Villagers:

Nord Farmer - Regular Nord farmer, can till soil and plant seeds.

Nord Fisherman - ***AI not implemented***

Nord Lumberman - ***AI not implemented***



Nord Mercenaries - Can be hired by the player with emerald, fairly competent in battle... Has a higher damage output than other mercenaries.


Nord Mercenary




Nord Raider - Standard bandit for the Nord cultures. Nothing too special about them


Nord Raider


Nord Barbarian - A very poorly skilled archer who works for raiders and vikings.


Nord Barb


Nord Berserker - A Nord warrior who typically goes in a frenzy. Does an incredible amount of damage and has high health. Avoid if not well equipped.


Nord Berserker


Nord Viking - Most well-rounded and best equipped bandit of the Nord culture. 


Nord Viking



NPCS Ranks

Equipment Ranks

Village Buildings


 Romans (Or Latins)



Latin Village

The Latins are an advance civilization who've cultivated many areas. Loosely based off of late Roman culture. Features a variety of soldiers, from soldiers to mages to archers and finally to alchemists. They lack any specialized NPCs however.


Spawn Biomes

  • Plains
  • Savanna
  • Swampland
  • Savanna Rock
  • Savanna Plateau
  • Mutated Plains
  • Mutated Savanna
  • Mutated Swampland



 Gothics (Or Germans)




In-Development Cultures:

Greeks <- (Next)



Planned Cultures:




General Mechanics:

 The Villager Classes are still present from before but are much more flexible. (A Soldier can sometimes wield a bow if they get one)

Bandit Villages are villages filled with bandits and are incredibly dangerous, so you take one on unprepared. There are key differences between regular villages and bandit ones to find out which is which.




 Beta and Alpha Version Info:

  • Features:

    Increases the spawn rate of vanilla villages and added them to all of the biomes! 


    The Villager Classes:

    Soldier Types - These villagers who were train to use melee weaponry to defend their homes 

    • Peasants - Nothing special about these soldiers, except that they are common and expendable.


    • Militia - A step up above the Peasants, better armed and trained, but still lackluster


    • Man-At-Arms - This soldier specializes in armor, having the most armor points out of all the villager soldiers, nothing to unique in terms of offensive capabilities. 


    • Warrior - The Villager warriors are two things: incredibly fast and incredibly strong (Strong enough to one-shot most common mobs). Although they aren't armored pretty well, they make up for it in their high hit points.


    • Sergeant - Incredibly rare soldier type, that is sort of a balance between the Man-At-Arms and Warrior.


    • Guards - Soldiers are stationed in various parts of the village, and stand guard there. Nothing special otherwise 



    The Archer Types -  These villagers who were train to use ranged weaponry to defend their homes

    • Archer - Standard bow using Villager, most likely to get killed out of the archer types since the prefer to fight at a closer range


    • Mage Archer - Physically weaker than the other archer types, but can use spectral arrows to outline enemies


    • Marksman - Experience archers who've trained fro a long while. The most deadly, and accurate archer type. They also have the longest range. A single shot from him can kill most mobs


    • Hunter - Not to different from the archer, expect they specialize in animal hunting



    The Mage Types -  These villagers who've studied the arts of magic

    • The Mage - The standard village mage type, fires volleys of fireballs in rapid succession. Quite weak physically. Also has a nasty habit of setting everything on fire, beware.


    • The Conjurer - A mage that specializes in summoning spells, has no offensive capability on it's own, although it can stop a zombie siege all on it's own.


    • The Necromancer - The most interesting archer type. Summons Skeletons to aid it in battle, and sometimes may sacrifice a bit of it's own health to summon more. It's skeleton minions often are condemned by the necromancer's allies and those allies may even target them as well.


    • The Grand Mage - The most powerful mage type, has master the art of summoning and elemental magic... And is quite physically formidable even by soldier type standards



    The Alchemist Types -  These villagers who've studied the arts of alchemy

    • The Undead Hunter - A alchemist who specializes in killing the undead, but only the undead. Highly effective against large groups of undead mobs, but it's limited range is a hindrance. Incredibly hard to detect unless actively looking for them, because of their invisibility potions 


    • The Alchemist - Contrary to the Undead Hunter the alchemist is fairly effective against living mobs, but this sometimes can be a double-edged sword when the alchemist has allies nearby. 


    • The Healer - Specializes in healing Villagers, but has no combat capacity.


    • The Potion Master - A versatile Alchemist who functions in a similar fashion all 3 other Alchemist Types, incredibly rare however.



    The Knight Types -  These villagers who've tamed a steed and use it in battle

    • The Cavalier - A quick, but lightly armored mounted soldier. But keep in mind that it's only lightly armored relative to the other Knight Types... It's still a lot heavier than most of the classes in the other types. 


    • The Knight -  A pretty well equipped Villager, given some of the best armor and weapons a Villager can afford. On top of that they also use a horse


    • The Mage Knight - Mage knight are a combination of a knight and a mage. Physically more capable then most mages, but can also use magical attacks that most knights can't. Also comes with a horse.


    • The Apothecary - An Alchemist but has a horse they can ride. Nothing else to special


    • The Horse Archer - An archer but given a horse to ride on. Incredibly effective against slower mobs.


    • The Paladin - Paladins are veteran Knights, and will defend their village to the dying breath. The most Heavily armored Villager out of all the types, incredibly hard for most mobs to even make a dent in.

     The Bandits - Enemy villagers who spawn in various places in the Overworld.

    **Note: Bandits aren't pushovers in terms of combat, and can easily take on a player in full armor. Use smarts and the terrain to gain an advantage.


    • Bandit
    • Bandit Archer
    • Bandit Horseman
    • Bandit Mage
    • Bandit Alchemist 



    The Special Types -  Any villager who doesn't fall into the 5 other main types

    The Merchant - Wanders around in the wild searching for riches



    Adds new types of structures to make each village more unique:


    Walls and Fences

    Guard Towers 


    Hunter's Hut

    Alchemy Hut


    Wizard Towers



    New Mechanics:

    Villager Soldiers like other normal villagers do not regenerate or respawn after death. Basically all villages have a finite supply of soldiers, and there is no way (at the moment) for a village to regain anymore if all of their soldiers die. I'm hoping this actually makes it so not all villages are completely safe all the time. This is why healers are important to the survival of a village garrison. Zombies siege are STILL fairly deadly especially on higher difficulties, as villager soldiers are still turned on death.



    Soldiers with special AI:

    Guards - Stands guard in a single spot for the day

    Peasants - Patrols during the day, rests at night

    Militia - Doesn't Patrol, but searches houses frequency 

    Man-At-Arms & Warrior - Patrols at night



    Youtube Videos:


    In Progress:

    Add Config file for village spawns. ***Finished***

    Add Wizard Tower ***Finished***

    Add Alchemy Hut ***Finished***

    Improve combat ai  ***Finished***

    Flexibility with other mod content<- Currently working on 

    Add Inn   ***Finished***

    Villager Babies can become soldier <- Currently working on 

    Add University  <- Currently working on 

    Add castle <- Currently working on 

    Improve Merchants <- Currently working on 

    Improve Knights  <- Currently working on 

    Improve custom structures

    Revamp wells 

    Fix bugs

    Fix Merchant spawning ***Finished***

    Improve AI <- Currently working on




    How do I install?

    • Place in the mods folder generated by forge mod loader (found within the .minecraft folder on Windows/ Minecraft folder for Mac)

    I'm experiencing lag... What can I do to improve performance?

    • In the config, set merchant spawn rate to 0 (Turning them off completely)
    • Also in the config, try increasing the max distance to a larger number than before

    Are you looking for texture artists or structure designs? 

    • Yes, Of course. Let me know either in the comments below or on the GitHub page for my mod here.

    Where can I make suggestions? 

    • On the GitHub page for my mod here.

    Where do I report bugs? 

    • On the GitHub page for my mod here.

    Can this run on a server?

    • I'm not sure, since I have tested that yet... but it should.

    Can I used this mod in my modpack?

    • Of course, as long as credit is given to me (TheExceptionist)



As always, thank you for check out my mod. And I hope you enjoy it if you do download it!


DM me for the link to the discord server if interested.


Special Thanks:

Drakray, V10latorSunconure11 For pointing out various issues/bugs with my mod

cursinorock For beta testing

eeeeetdyeeeee and Olkusz_Ssak12 For the Textures