_CrA joined EMC on July 14th, 2019. He spawned in Taiyuan in China, and started traveling towards Europe by foot and by boat. After several hours, the first European country he arrived at was Romania. He then walked north, towards the Balkans to make some food, as he had run out at this point.
He arrived between Arensburg and Riga in Terra Mariana and set up a little farm. It was there where he met a player in full diamond gear who suprisingly didn't kill _CrA. He didn't catch the username.
Joining Sverige (Sweden)
He decided to sail through Gothenburg into Central Scandinavia to begin building his town. He added a farm, a small shop, a town hall, a church, and a mine. That was when he began building the road between what was then Matrand and Gothenburg. When construction finished he met Shanka who killed him, but gave him his stuff back and wished him well.
Four days in, NordicFenris approached him. He claimed to have been watching _CrA on the map and his activity, and offered to fund his town. _CrA accepted as he felt he had no choice.
The next day, Haikka came over to visit and gave him a few resources. He also offered to connect Matrand up to the Trans-Scandinavian highway, and he agreed. Matrand was the first town in the nation to have a train station.
A couple of days later, he began construction of the Tower of Light, and this was where he met Bene1479 (or Nindu123 as he was called at the time). He began to attack _CrA, but eventually joined the nation with his town Hardanger. This was also at the time when the nation changed from Sverige to Kalmar Union.
Having established his town in Sweden, he began looking for greater international influence. He decided that the best way was to begin branching the existing Trans-Scandinavian highway. _CrA reached out to the mayor of Tallinn and asked for an ice road connecting Tallinn and Matrand. It was at this point where Nicosecci, the Minister of Infrastructure in Terra Mariana and owner of CTM contacted _CrA, stating that a connection to BlackFall would be easier. It was also decided that the two nations would be served by CTM, with _CrA becoming the Minister of Infrastructure of the Kalmar Union. They began digging what was to be called Line 7, and the line was opened soon after.
This action led to more projects being developed later on, with Line 2 connecting Midgard Bifrost completed soon after, and line 5 beginning construction.