Exodus Server was the first era of this community, it was created when a group of Minecraft players broke off from another server, known as Genesis which they had previously been playing on. Airyina, Soddie, ilikewaterha and Candlehawk were a part of this group, with Airyina taking the role of Owner.
As of writing the official starting date of Exodus is unclear, the original Minecraft Forum thread advertising the server was created on 25 October 2010, however the Serenity Games Wiki suggests Exodus actually started on 26 September 2010.
According to DomainHistory.net on 7 December 2011 the first domain exodusserver.com was registered.
Exodus Server quickly became a popular server and the community began to develop, notible members including deltr, bengarrr and spike66 joined, on 7 November 2010 tjbenator joined Exodus.
On 29 December 2010 deltr became an admin. Some time after this, around January 2011, deltr, spike66 and bengarrr purchased a new box and deltr became Owner of the server. Deltr remained Owner for around 3 months. At this point he decided to step down due to time constraints. He handed ownership back to Airyina.