• How Towny Works
    A beginners introduction to Towny that will probably answer most questions for both players and server owners. The other tutorials here will expand on this page, but you should read this first.
  • Permission Nodes
    Permissions and Info node explanations.


  • Creating Towns
    Creating a new Town, inviting residents.
  • Buying and Selling Plots
    From having the mayor specify plots for sale, to the residents buying them.
  • Taxes
    Learn the ways of the money grubber.
  • Nations
    Crown yourself king and rule over the peasants. Grant titles. Bring other towns under your rule and allow them allies to build in each other’s towns.
  • War Event
    Have Admins toggle the war event to bring economic chaos. Bankrupt towns into ruin. Assasinate leaders. At the end of the day, only one nation shall stand.
  • War (With Enemy Nations)
    Ally with other nations, and bring villages under your control. Hate those sworn enemies accross the sea? Pillage them.

Server Owners

10 Responses to “Tutorial”

  1. Reply Jeff

    XShade, may I use this guide on website / website forums if I paste the link and put “written by xshade”? Thanks in advanced!

  2. Reply Colby

    hey shade,
    I’m sure you get this a lot but i can’t seem to be getting Towny working.
    I downloaded the latest build from and this error comes up in my console:

    16:16:09 [INFO] [Towny] Database: [Load] flatfile [Save] flatfile
    16:16:09 [INFO] [Towny] Using: Permissions, Essentials
    16:16:09 [INFO] ------------------------------------
    16:16:09 [INFO] [Towny] Detected first run
    16:16:09 [INFO] [Towny] Registered default town levels.
    16:16:09 [INFO] [Towny] Registered default nation levels.
    16:16:09 [INFO] ------------------------------------
    16:16:09 [INFO] ------------------------------------
    16:16:09 [INFO] [Towny] ChangeLog up until v0.6
    16:16:09 [INFO] ------------------------------------
    16:16:09 [SEVERE] Error occurred while enabling Towny v0.6 (Is it up to date?): PLAYER_ITEM
    java.lang.NoSuchFieldError: PLAYER_ITEM
    at ca.xshade.bukkit.towny.Towny.registerEvents(
    at ca.xshade.bukkit.towny.Towny.onEnable(
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin(
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.loadPlugin(
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.enablePlugins(
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.e(
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.a(
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.init(

    Thanks for your help

  3. Reply Nolego231

    Hi, I need help, u know they r using towny on the chrisanthemike server and i cant find out how to get a property or become a peasant can someone tell e where to look for that info?

  4. Reply 7895sam-CyanticsGaming

    Amazing we will install this on our server. It will be great when we make it public.

  5. Reply Ethan

    Hi shade,
    1st of all great plugin love it really adds a civilized world aspect to Minecraft and Tekkit especially.

    2nd I have a question about mayors and kings. Say a person makes a nation and becomes of king of a nation but then he decides he doesn’t want to be king. Can he step down and give the power to someone else or does the nation have to be deleted?

    • Reply Shade

      I think there’s a command for it: /nation set king [player]
      If not, just assign someone else in the capital town to be mayor with: /town set mayor [player]

  6. Reply Andrey

    If you use any economy plugin other than iConomy 5.01 you will be required to download Register.jar…. Where you can download this file as it is not in the installation package ?

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